Monday, November 12, 2018

A Moment of Self Care


Join me and Sarah Jenness for two blissful hours Monday November 19th.
Dance from within with guided expandance movement meditations from me, then enjoy restorative poses whilst being bathed in a sound bath led by Sarah. Sound luxurious? Sound like something you might need before the family arrives for Thanksgiving? Come re-set your nervous system and leave feeling refreshed and deeply relaxed. 

Space is very limited; please pre-register at rachel@expandance.com 

Monday, August 13, 2018

DANCEYPANTS

Sebastopol! Join me this Thursday for DANCEYPANTS



DANCEYPANTS is a fun, energetic, dance class designed to expand your dance vocabulary and make you sweat. Some song lyrics may not be suitable for kiddos so this class is 18+

Thursday August 16th 
7:30pm - 8:30pm
At: West County Martial Arts & Fitness (back studio)
7231 Healdsburg Avenue, Sebastopol 
$15


Entrance is beside SukhoThai restaurant.

Wear comfy things you can move in (workout gear / sneakers / no jeans!) and bring a hair tie / water. No experience necessary.


Monday, June 4, 2018

Shakespeare in the Cannery 2018



Shakespeare in the Cannery 

presents

Shakespeare in Love

Summer 2018 
Santa Rosa, California

Directed by David Lear
Choreographed by Rachel Wynne 

I'm super excited to be working on this show; it's funny, clever, and the cast is wonderful. 



Friday, April 6, 2018

Family Groove




Are you a parent who can't get to dance often because babysitter + dance = too much money / hassle?

We get it.

We, Julia and Rachel, have a 3 year old and a 5 month old respectively, and we've been missing 

- hanging out with other adults!
- stretching and moving on the dance floor!
- grooving to fun, non-kid music!

So we've started FAMILY GROOVE

An hour of space for you to dance and stretch, with space for your little ones to dance with you, or while being worn by you, or to play. We have the (enclosed) balcony for kiddos who don't want to dance, for art projects or hang out space / fresh air. We also have a cushiony corner if anyone needs to nurse. 

The deets:

1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month
4:30pm - 5:30pm
At the Barn, Sebastopol, Sonoma County, California (E-mail us for the address / directions)

Donation $15-10 per adult; kiddos are free
No one turned away for lack of funds - please reach out to us if you need a week "off"
If you can do $15, please do. It helps cover those who cannot. Thank you.

See you on the dance floor,

- Rachel & Julia, and our wee ones Anias (3) and Tadhgh (5 months)

A recent Family Groove 



The other stuff:

* You are responsible for your own children, and for helping to maintain a safe space for all to groove
* Please carpool as much as possible
* Of course, talking is sometimes necessary on the dance floor, but please let's keep full on conversations for the balcony and the grooving for the floor!
* Max 2 adults per child 
* Are you a person-without-children who would like to come dance and help babysit? Great! Please connect with a family and come with themNo unaccompanied adults please
* Feel free to bring your own art projects etc for children who aren't so into the dancing (let's keep it to pencils / crayons rather than markers)
* Please refrain from this event if you or your kiddos are sick
* Please don't touch another person's child without their and their parents verbal permission in the moment
* If you take photos please do not distribute them publicly or on social media without the verbal permission of the parents

Thanks for helping us create a safe, loving, fun space to groove!

Friday, February 9, 2018

Equus opens tonight

Equus opens tonight at 6th Street Playhouse

By Peter Shaffer
Directed by Lennie Dean
Choreography by Rachel Wynne

Tickets here

I'm so excited for this one; it's been wonderful working with such a talented and loving cast and crew. Thank you all! This one's for Tadhgh.

- Rachel 

Rehearsal shot / R. Wynne

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Photos from Fairy Worlds!


Fairy Worlds! 

a Midsummer Night's Dream adaptation 

Just 3 performances left at the Cannery urban ruins, downtown Santa Rosa, California

Thursday Aug 31

Friday Sept 1st 

Saturday Sept 2nd


Direction by Jared Sakren / Choreography by Rachel Wynne 

Tickets here

It's visually stunning, magical, hilarious, and I've heard several audience members comment ''that was the first Shakespeare play where I've understood the whole thing!"

All photos here by the wonderful Zohar Zaied







"FairyWorlds! captures the enchantment of Shakespeare’s play with a dreamscape atmosphere. It’s exciting lighting design and enthusiastic cast weave an entertaining evening in the unique cannery ruins venue." - review here

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Audition June 11th 2017 Santa Rosa

Hi all! 

We have cast 80% of the dancers for our Midsummer Night's Dream adaptation "Fairy Worlds" for Shakespeare in the Cannery this summer!
We are *still looking for*
- 3 ballet dancers with strong pointe work skills
- 3 athletic male dancers for Oberon's army, preferably with tumbling skills
- 1 or 2 more contemporary dancers with strong improvisational AND floor work skills and very strong technique - especially those who have trained in Release / Horton / Limon / Low-Fly and have Acro Yoga basics



LAST AUDITION will be 
Sunday June 11th 2017

11:30am - 2pm 

In the dance studio next to 6th Street Playhouse
52 West 6th Street, Santa Rosa, CA


Please e-mail auditions@6thstreetplayhouse.com to register. Thanks. Feel free to share this post.

More info:
- No, dancers don't need to prepare anything for the audition
- Yes, your faery wings will light up. Yes, it's very cool :) 
- If you're a ballet dancer, please bring pointe shoes
- All performers are paid
- Rehearsals start mid-June for ballet dancers, and July 10th for everyone else. 1-3 evenings a week.
- Performance run is August 10th - Sept 2nd, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Please do not apply if you are unable to commit to performances.


Thanks all!
- Rachel Wynne 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Upcoming Audition April 30th

Hi everyone!

Our next (and most likely last) audition for 6th Street / Shakespeare in the Cannery summer production will be:

Next Sunday April 30th
11:30 am - 2pm
There is no need to prepare anything for the audition (unless you want to) 

Rehearsals begin July 10th

Performances run August 10th - September 2nd 
(Thurs, Fri, Sat evenings)


We have collected an awesome cast of movers so far and are looking to round it out with dancers who have strong modern, contemporary, and / or ballet technique. Ballet dancers with strong pointe work especially. Modern dancers with strong improv skills is a bonus.

To reserve a spot: auditions@6thstreetplayhouse.com

There is no need to prepare anything for the audition (unless you want to, of course).

See you there!

Rachel




Monday, March 27, 2017

Next round of auditions THIS SUNDAY April 2nd

Come one, come all! 
We're looking for modern dancers, ballet dancers (bonus if you have strong pointe work technique), and martial artists / other movers. 
6th Street Playhouse, 52 West 6th Street, Santa Rosa, CA
Sunday April 2nd 
E-mail auditions@6thstreetplayhouse.com to reserve a spot