Classes + Workshops

Weekly Classes


Classes are currently being held in the park or on Zoom. All outdoor classes require masks and physical distancing and space is limited. Please RSVP to reserve your spot for outdoor class / get Zoom info.

Class is offered by donation ($10 suggested). Your donation supports DISCO RIOT’s mission to create a more collaborative movement-based arts scene in San Diego.

Mondays: Drop In, Spiral Out(side)

11AM – 12:15PM PST

at the park

w/ Rotating Teachers

10/5 – 10/19 For this outside class series, Joyce Lien Kushner will introduce Graham Technique. Class will begin with some standing warm-up exercises, then progress to and focus primarily on Graham floorwork, exploring the deeply moving and expressive contraction, spiral, release, and high arch. She recommends bringing a beach towel, blanket or yoga mat, if you are not comfortable sitting on the grass, and wearing socks or barefeet.

10/26 – 11/9 Contemporary modern class led by Nicole Oga: This all levels class will explore how to move the body efficiently and safely, while embodying various textures and dynamics. Be ready to notice habitual movement patterns and discover new ways of moving.

11/16-11/30 Marty’s all-levels class will feature modern/contemporary movements mixed with fitness basics. Warm up will be simple and dynamic full body dance exercises where some fitness equipment will be utilized. The second half of class will focus on individual creation where each week, students will be given a short phrase that will be workshopped, experimented, and played with different tasks along with opportunity for improvisation. It’s recommended to bring durable gloves, knee pads and supportive footwear for opportunities for ground-work. All other equipment and sanitation needs will be provided.

Thursdays: Ballet Stuff

10AM – 11:15AM PST

on Zoom

w/ Trystan Merrick

Apply modern concepts to a neoclassical ballet barre. With a focus on placement, length, and  body dynamics we will address the sequencing of engagement to provide maximum ease of movement and mobility.

Thursdays: Movement Enthusiast

Nov 5 – 19

5:30PM – 6:45PM PST

on Zoom

w/ Zaquia Mahler Salinas

Movement improvisation based in dance & yoga. For this 3-week series we will focus on playing with, moving through and shifting energetic qualities.

Fridays: Drop In, Spiral Out(side)

11AM – 12:15PM PST

at the park

w/ Zaquia Mahler Salinas

This is an ongoing contemporary modern class for advanced dancers. Go beyond the mechanics, think critically about the tools, make connections, and deepen sensory awareness as a means for honing artistry and dynamics.