The Living Arts Collective (LAC) aims to cultivate community through conscious living and creative movement.

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Special Events

We Are All Made of Stars – Acro Workshop

We Are All Made of Stars – Acro Workshop

Saturday July 29th, 1-4pm Ready to level up your acro game? Lift School of Acrobatics Apprentice Aimee Kresica and Certified AcroYoga Teacher Katie Veleta are here to help! Stars are key poses for smooth transitions, twisting flows, and dynamic washing machines. In this beginner/intermediate workshop, we will break down star, side star in multiple directions, [...]

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Waltz Night with Chocolate Suede

Waltz Night with Chocolate Suede

Saturday, August 12 
7 PM – 11:30 PM

The Living Arts Collective hosts another evening of teaching and social twirls. The connection-focused waltz workshop rolls into sets of live Chocolate Suede tunes and the good vibes we’re known for.

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We Are All Made of Stars – Acro Workshop

We Are All Made of Stars – Acro Workshop

Saturday July 29th, 1-4pm Ready to level up your acro game? Lift School of Acrobatics Apprentice Aimee Kresica and Certified AcroYoga Teacher Katie Veleta are here to help! Stars are key poses for smooth transitions, twisting flows, and dynamic washing machines. In this beginner/intermediate workshop, we will break down star, side star in multiple directions, [...]

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Waltz Night with Chocolate Suede

Waltz Night with Chocolate Suede

Saturday, August 12 
7 PM – 11:30 PM

The Living Arts Collective hosts another evening of teaching and social twirls. The connection-focused waltz workshop rolls into sets of live Chocolate Suede tunes and the good vibes we’re known for.

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About the Living Arts Collective

The Living Arts Collective supports local artists and promotes community engagement by offering accessible space and resources for socially progressive arts, culture, conscious living, and wellness practices.

We host regular movement classes, workshops and retreats; community socials, dances and jams; providing creative space for artists to create, rehearse, teach and perform; as well as a special event space for organizations and communities. Forms of Art that we and our community of artists practice include African dance, modern dance, partner dance (fusion, blues, salsa, bachata, zouk, kizomba, swing and more), ecstatic dance, contact improvisation, culinary arts, massage, yoga, martial arts, theatre and acroyoga.

We are located at 410 W. Geer St, Durham, NC.

Events

Classes, Workshops, Dance Socials, Live Music, Dance and Theater shows and performances, Community Gatherings and more!

Weekends

These events repeat monthly or bi-weekly, so they're different week to week

BollyX Dance Fitness with Lara

BollyX Dance Fitness with Lara

Date: Sunday, May 7  Time: 3:45 - 4:45 Tickets: Special first class offer of only $5     Experience a Bollywood-inspired dance fitness program that combines exhilarating choreography and calorie-burning workouts with upbeat music from around the world! The class is taught by Lara Ezor, a certified BollyX instructor. Come dressed to sweat and ready to [...]

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Triangle AcroYoga

Triangle AcroYoga

The Living Arts Collective occasionally hosts AcroYoga Jams, classes or Workshops, often at least one per month. Check out our calendar or the Triangle AcroYoga website to find out about the next workshop!

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Triangle Contact Improvisation

Triangle Contact Improvisation

The Living Arts Collectives often hosts Triangle CI events such as workshops, classes, jams, and underscores. Often at least one Contact Improv  event per month. See the LAC calendar or Triangle CI website to find out more!

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The Westie Party

The Westie Party

Date: Every third Saturday of the month On 3rd Saturdays, the Westie Party offers top notch West Coast Swing events with national and international instructors for their afternoon workshops and evening dances. Find the next Westie Party Event on our Calendar and learn more about Westie Parties on their Facebook Page.

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Durham Bodywork

Durham Bodywork

Durham Bodywork group clinics offer personalized treatments within a supportive community on certain Saturdays at the Living Arts Collective. Durham Bodywork honors the importance of individual health and personal sustainability as part of a greater vision of community wellness. You must schedule a session to attend! Schedule a session here: http://www.durhambodywork.com/schedule/ YOUR SESSION 60 minutes in session [...]

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Calendar

July 2017

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
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  • Living Arts Jam &…
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  • Modern Dance Techniq…
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  • Grooves Movement Ser…
  • **Cancelled** Fundam…
5
  • Parent & Child P…
  • Aikido with Frank Ap…
  • Brazilian Zouk with …
  • Zouk Nights Social
6
  • Partner Dance Fundam…
7
  • Nia Dance & Fitn…
  • Durham Dance Wave
8
  • The Living Arts Danc…
9
  • BollyX with Lara
  • Rumba Drumming with …
10
  • Modern Dance Techniq…
11
  • Grooves Movement Ser…
  • **Cancelled** Fundam…
  • Emergent Improvisati…
12
  • Aikido with Frank Ap…
  • Brazilian Zouk with …
  • Zouk Nights Social
13
  • Partner Dance Fundam…
  • Acroyoga & Hands…
  • Acroyoga Jam
14
  • Nia Dance & Fitn…
  • Durham Dance Wave
15
  • The Resonant Voice W…
  • The Westie Party
16
  • BollyX with Lara
17
  • Modern Dance Techniq…
18
  • Grooves Movement Ser…
  • **Cancelled** Fundam…
  • Emergent Improvisati…
19
  • Aikido with Frank Ap…
  • Brazilian Zouk with …
  • Zouk Nights Social
20
  • Partner Dance Fundam…
21
  • Nia Dance & Fitn…
  • Durham Dance Wave
22
  • Sacred Sound Bath wi…
23
  • Spatial Rhythms in C…
  • BollyX with Lara
24
  • Modern Dance Techniq…
25
  • Grooves Movement Ser…
  • **Cancelled** Fundam…
  • Emergent Improvisati…
26
  • Aikido with Frank Ap…
  • Brazilian Zouk with …
  • Zouk Nights Social
27
  • Partner Dance Fundam…
  • Acroyoga & Hands…
  • Acroyoga Jam
28
  • Nia Dance & Fitn…
  • Durham Dance Wave
29
  • Beginner/Intermediat…
30
  • BollyX with Lara
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  • Modern Dance Techniq…
We Are All Made of Stars – Acro Workshop

We Are All Made of Stars – Acro Workshop

Saturday July 29th, 1-4pm Ready to level up your acro game? Lift School of Acrobatics Apprentice Aimee Kresica and Certified AcroYoga Teacher Katie Veleta are here to help! Stars are key poses for smooth transitions, twisting flows, and dynamic washing machines. In this beginner/intermediate workshop, we will break down star, side star in multiple directions, [...]

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Hip Hop with Jose Velasquez

Hip Hop with Jose Velasquez

Mondays at 7.30-8.30
August 7th – September 25th

Why not spend your free time learning some awesome choreography and dance moves to some of your favorite artists and more? Learn different tips, tricks and techniques used in hip hop and find out what it takes to be not only be a dope hip hop dancer but a great performer.

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Live Music Durham Dance Wave @ Shared Vision Retreat Center

Live Music Durham Dance Wave @ Shared Vision Retreat Center

Friday June 23rd @ Shared Visions Retreat Center (special location!)

Will Ridenour and Gabriel Pelli will be plucking, stringing, strumming, and jamming on the kora, guitar, fiddle and percussion to craft a powerful wave of uplifting passion, beauty, strength and power!

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CherDonna – ADF Performance

CherDonna – ADF Performance

June 24th to June 27th
Performance times vary

ADF, in association with Living Arts Collective, presents Clock that Mug or Dusted, part two of a three-part suite and brought to you by beloved drag/dance bio-fem icon Cherdonna Shinatra.

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The Living Arts Dancer Exchange

The Living Arts Dancer Exchange

Saturday, July 8th
6 PM – 9 PM

The Raleigh Rockers Crew are proud to present the Living Arts Dancer Exchange, an all-styles session for dancers of all backgrounds.

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Acroyoga & Handstand Conditioning

Acroyoga & Handstand Conditioning

2nd and 4th Thursdays at 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM Join us for a class on partner conditioning for acroyoga and handstands! Aimee Kresica, 2017 Lift School of Acrobatics apprentice, and Katie Veleta, cetified AcroYoga instructor, will offer partner and group exercises and drills which increase strength, alignment, grip, balance, and dynamic movements fundamental to [...]

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AcroYoga Jam

AcroYoga Jam

2nd and 4th Thursdays at 8:30 PM The Triangle Acro Yoga Jam alternates between Carrboro (FlowJo) and Durham (Living Arts Collective). Join us on second and fourth Thursdays and enjoy our new sprung bamboo floor! The jam is free if you attend the partner conditioning class beforehand at 7:30 PM. Make sure to follow Triangle AcroYoga on [...]

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Aikido for Movers

Aikido for Movers

Wednesdays 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to develop your coordination, strength, flexibility and situational awareness through Aikido with master level instructor Frank Apodaca.

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