Core Class - Thursday, December 16, 10am

Core Class - Thursday, December 16, 10am

About This Campaign

*This class has been cancelled, please reference our website and social media for updates regarding rescheduling*

Thursday, December 16th, 10am to 11:30 am
Class instructor: Laith Stevenson

Class Description:
In this course, we will flow through a series of movement-based offerings delivered throughout a span of time. Analog explores improvisation as a research tool that should be steeped in time. We will begin each duration with movement that engages the muscles, invites stretching, and heats our bodies. Then, we will move through an array of gestures, physical states, and movements ranging from known to unfamiliar, codified to uncertain, awkward to standard. Analog is a research lab that aims to serve it’s participants as an incubator for creative discovery. It emphasizes the use of longer durations of movement in hopes of pushing creative boundaries and expanding movement vocabularies. Throughout the course we will employ both abstract and literal interpretations of prompts. The culmination of our investigation together will layer concepts explored in the course into a movement score or phrase.

Instructor Bio:
Laith Stevenson (she/they) is a movement artist and published poet from rural Alabama. They attended Emory University, where they received their B.A in Political Science and Arabic. In addition to their primary studies, they maintained an active presence in both the Dance and Creative Writing programs. Here, they began their training in contemporary dance and movement. After graduating, they began creating work as a means of facilitating dialogues on identity politics and interpersonal relationships. Currently, Laith resides in Atlanta where they work with Core Dance and Okwae Miller & Artists. Laith has worked and studied with other notable artists such as Amanda K. Miller, George Staib, Greg Catellier, Jillian Mitchell, John McFall, Kathleen Wessel, Kieth Hennessy, Noelle Kayser, Niv Sheinfeld, Oren Laor, and Sidra Bell.
Core Dance opens its doors to the public every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday morning. Spanning multiple disciplines, morning class is led by a variety of teachers and provides a space for growth, conditioning, and exploration. Take a class with the company, and learn from Atlanta's best.

Directions: Our back entrance is accessible by way of North McDonough Street, at the intersection of Trinity Avenue and the Decatur Square. Look for the entrance between Waffle House and DeWoskin Law Firm. If you get turned around, please call our office at (404) 373-4154.

Parking: Due to the very small nature of our parking lot, Core’s lot is limited to Core staff. Please find on-street parking or take MARTA when attending class. (Free on-street parking is available on Electric Ave.) MARTA’s Decatur Station will plop you down right next to us in the Decatur Square. Visit for details on Decatur Station and for train and bus schedules.

NOTICE: In light of COVID-19, Core Dance classes are limited to eight people in the room. With this restriction, advance registration is required. All attendees must wear a mask in the building at all times, check temperature upon arrival, and utilize hand sanitizer when entering the building (thermometer and hand sanitizer are present at the entry door).

Location / Venue

Core Dance

Campaign to Support Core Dance

For four decades, Core Dance has supported innovation, collaboration, artistic risk-taking and sustainable art-making in dance. An award-winning contemporary dance organization with global reach, Core Dance creates, performs, and produces compelling original dance that ignites the creative spirit and actively encourages participation and conversation with the community. In 1980, Core Dance was co-founded in Houston, Texas by dancer and choreographer Sue Schroeder and her sister, Kathy Russell.  Five years later, the organization added Atlanta, Georgia as a second home base, creating a platform for dance that is relevant in both cities and around the globe. Core Dance uses dance to educate, question and illuminate, and is internationally recognized for its artistically driven research practices, cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary collaborations, the humanity of the individual Dance Artists, and its rigorous physicality. (


No attendees yet.