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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Joytime - Dance Improvisation

New York, United StatesPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Gabrielle

60 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 30
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Do you love to dance but don’t consider yourself a professional? Are you seeking to deepen your body-awareness? Are you wanting to increase your energy and burn calories but dread the idea of exercise which feels chore-like? As a professional dancer, movement has kept me fit while providing me with joy and meaning.

Most sessions are privates for individuals, pairs or groups in the same space or at a distance. While each participant will be exploring their own body and choice-making, the social aspect provides added value and enjoyment.

We’ll warm up the body through a guided and flowing improvisation. I’ll explain the difference between prescriptive movement versus descriptive movement and offer tools for exploring new ways of perceiving space, time and energy to enliven your dancing. I oftentimes offer a "score" which is structure for integrating the vocabulary and tolls I've shared. My goal is to remind you that you are 3-dimensional so while this class is virtual it is designed for minimal screen orientation and maximum play.

This class can be adapted for any age and ability, a family gathering or corporate engagement. Get out of your head and into your body. I strive to create a supportive environment to explore because as New York Times bestselling author Brené Brown acknowledges, there is no joy without vulnerability.

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Do you love to dance but don’t consider yourself a professional? Are you seeking to deepen your body-awareness? Are you wanting to increase your energy and burn calories but dread the idea of exercise which feels chore-like? As a professional dancer, movement has kept me fit while providing me with joy and meaning.

Most sessions are privates for individuals, pairs or groups in the same space or at a distance. While each participant wi…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Gabrielle can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at $39.

What to bring

  • I recommend having at least a 7'x7' space to move in but if you have less just let me know, we will make it work!
  • pen/pencil and paper/notebook
From $25
/ person
Wed, Apr 21
From $39 per group
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
Private groups only
From $39 per group
Fri, Apr 23
From $39 per group
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
Private groups only
From $39 per group
Tue, Apr 27
From $39 per group
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
Private groups only
From $39 per group

Meet your host, Gabrielle

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 9 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I’m an award-winning choreographer who has been making and performing dance for over 18 years. I teach improvisation for Movement Research, based in NYC, one of the world’s leading laboratories for the investigation of dance and movement-based forms. I’ve been described by the press as inventive, mesmerizing, and a gifted comedian :) and have performed in the Netherlands, Japan, Singapore, Hungary, India, Russia, across the USA. I created the viral video “So You Think You Can’t Understand Contemporary Dance?,” a two-minute conversation with a five-year-old where we explain some key principles. Many of my performances incorporate amateur dances and I love helping people connect to their bodies and discover the delight of improvisation.
I’m an award-winning choreographer who has been making and performing dance for over 18 years. I teach improvisation for Movement Research, based in NYC, one of the world’s leading laboratories for the investigation of dance and movement-based forms. I’ve been described by the press as inventive, mesmerizing, and a gifted comedian :) and have performed in the Netherlands, Japan, Singapore, Hungary, India, Russia, across the USA. I created the viral video “So You Think You Can’t Understand Conte…
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Devika
March 2021
Gabrielle is extremely thoughtful and accomodating. She tailored this experience to my interests and I really enjoyed my hour with her. Gabrielle taught me the 3 styles of movements and make the time together fun and engaging! I highly recommend working with Gabrielle if you get a chance!
Gabrielle is extremely thoughtful and accomodating. She tailored this experience to my interests and I really enjoyed my hour with her. Gabrielle taught me the 3 styles of movement…
Claudia
February 2021
I liked the dancing with Gabrielle a lot. She made me more aware of different type of movements. Gabrielle was also very helpful as I had some technical sound problems and did the maximum that I could participate. Great experience.
Joshlain
February 2021
I really enjoyed the body and mouvement explorations that Gabrielle proposed during the JoyTime session. I wasn't sure what to expect from a distance-danse/body exploration but it turned out just fantastic. The timing from warming up session, and the improvisation part was just perfect. During the session, we tried to explore several mouvements based on specific body/mouvement schema, and then contouring them (or not) in consciousness. Gabrielle also intervened timely during duo workout, orienting the dynamic and maintaining it during the whole session. It was FUN! Would sure love to take a trip to New York for a session with Gabrielle!
I really enjoyed the body and mouvement explorations that Gabrielle proposed during the JoyTime session. I wasn't sure what to expect from a distance-danse/body exploration but it…
Jake
February 2021
Gabi's class was fun, energetic, and playful! Got my heart rate up and my creative juices flowing. A good mix of structured prompts and creative improvisation. Accessible to all levels and bodies!
Jeremy
February 2021
This experience is definitely something I would do again. Really appreciated how Gabi guided us into the body and how she offered many invitations to unleash our creativity, both individually and with the others in the group. I felt my horizons were expanded and left feeling energized and connected!
This experience is definitely something I would do again. Really appreciated how Gabi guided us into the body and how she offered many invitations to unleash our creativity, both i…
Emily
February 2021
I enjoy Gabrielle's teaching: so joyful and creative. I appreciate her taking the time to learn how to utilize the video-conference format towards valuable artistic experiences. Also the social component has made me very happy. I feel invited to move and be myself.
I enjoy Gabrielle's teaching: so joyful and creative. I appreciate her taking the time to learn how to utilize the video-conference format towards valuable artistic experiences. Al…

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  • Wed, Apr 21
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
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    From $39 per group
  • Fri, Apr 23
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $39 per group
  • Tue, Apr 27
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
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    From $39 per group
  • Wed, Apr 28
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $39 per group
  • Fri, Apr 30
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $39 per group
  • Tue, May 4
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $39 per group
  • Wed, May 5
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $39 per group
  • Fri, May 7
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $39 per group

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.