Meet the Instructor
Antoinette has always been fascinated by how the human body can move. She has enthusiastically studied ball sports, gymnastics, horseback riding, physical therapy, ballet, jazz dance, karate, the Feldenkrais Method®, and Latin American dance. These studies have helped her get a greater understanding of motor skills and human functioning. Watching a well-coordinated action makes her day, but teaching others how to move feeds her soul.
Antoinette started Latin American dance when she was in her thirties while simultaneously going through the Feldenkrais®
professional training program. Becoming aware of how different parts of the body relate, helped her tremendously in learning Salsa, Merengue, Cha-Cha-Cha and many other styles of dance.
"Moving smarter makes
your dancing easier."
After an injury, Antoinette had to stop dancing for a few years. She continued her physical therapy exercises and Qi-Gong practice. Not being able to restrain herself, she would occasionally dance with very small and gentle dance movements for her own enjoyment.
Antoinette hopes to integrate her passion for dance with the movement teachings of the Feldenkrais® Method. She knows dancing freely is great for our body, mind, and soul. She aims to give you the tools to dance freely, without inhibitions, and is excited to share what she has learned with you while reducing inhibitions about dance.
"Make the impossible possible, the possible easy, and the easy elegant."
– Moshe Feldenkrais, D.Sc.
Balto’s purpose in life is to say ”Hi” to people. Since a busy community center is next to his yard, he finds ways to sneak out and do his proper greetings when there is a gathering.
Whether it is a Yoga class, a meeting, or a picnic, he will be there with his tail wagging. Pictured here, he just had to run out to say “Hi” to the dance students. Antoinette will have to keep him in the house next time she teaches, so students can concentrate on their class without getting a slobbery, happy greeting from Balto.
*Balto and other dogs will not be at regular classes.