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Dynamic Floorwork & Groovement Workshop #3

Get ready to start the new season with a weekend of dance training!
Join Julia Heider and Fernanda Silva to rebuild stamina and strength, get back on the floor and learn dance material!

This edition there are two different levels. This way you can choose if you want to start easy or dance your accummulated energy and enthusiasm off! There's a stretching at the end for all participants!

This workshop is open for dance students, (semi)professional dancers, dance lovers and movers from physical practices such as martial arts, capoeira, acrobatics, gymnastics and other disciplines from 16 years old on.

Brace for it!


3 + 4 September 2022



GROUP A (Intermediate level)
11:15-12:45 Dynamic Floorwork
13:30-15:00 Groovement for everyBody
15:00-15:45 Stretching


GROUP B (advanced level)
10:00-12:00 Groovement + repertoire
13:00-15:00 Dynamic Floorwork + theatricality
15:00-15:45 Stretching



GROUP A - Huis van Puck | Kazerneplein 6-2, 6822 ET Arnhem
GROUP B - MFC Klarendal | Verlengde Hoflaan 104, 6822 ED Arnhem


GROUP A = €65/€58,50*
GROUP B = €80/€72*

*10% discount for participants who joined our combined workshop on August 2020 and/or August 2021.
Prices include BTW.
For every registration, a fee of €2,50 will be charged for service costs.


Send an e-mail to with your name, date of birth and a short description of your movement background.



18 August.
Limited spots available.

We take the applications on a first comes first serves basis, so apply fast!

In Groovement, we focus on groundedness, three-dimensionality, softness and articulation.
Groovement is an individual practice that respects one's natural anatomy and therefore is suitable for everyBody.
This is approached with set tasks and guided improvisation to tune the body into specific sensations and qualities, with consciousness and precision, where how it feels is more important than how it looks.
In the practice, we enhance body-awareness, discover and rediscover our patterns and challenge our range of motion, dynamics, levels, space, density and intensity.
Groovement can be used to enhance performative/physical skills and add to one's choreographic and didactic material.
Its well-being/therapeutic properties are being researched.


About Fernanda Silva
Born in 1990, she studied at the National Dance Conservatory in Lisbon and continued her studies at ArtEZ Dance Academy - University of the Arts, Arnhem graduating in 2014.
She danced for choreographers such as Joeri Dubbe, Jéròme Meyer & Isabelle Chaufaud and Sita Ostheimer, co-founded Danscollectief Arnhemse Meisjes, created pieces such as "Ha ha ha ha" - Christina de Chatel Award selection, "Set Setting"and "Out Of My Mind". Her latest creation is "Good Enough" created for ArtEZ Dance in Education.
She teaches workshops and classes for everyBody and for (pre)professional educations such as ArtEZ in Arnhem and Enschede, the Creative Contemporary of RijnIjssel in Arnhem and gave a masterclass at Beta Publica Showcase, at Compañía Nacional de Danza - Madrid.
In 2019-2021 she danced with MOMO Theaterwerkplaats and keeps close collaborations with music, fine arts and inclusion.
She is currently following a Master in Dance and Movement Therapy at Codarts, Rotterdam.


The class is devoted to floorwork and is influenced by different movement techniques Julia encountered in the last years. After a gradual warm-up we focus on which part of the body leads and where the impulse of the movement originates, where it begins and ends. We will discover the relation between weight and gravity force, going up and down from the floor through sliding, rolling and falling. Exercises support the exploration of our natural physical organicity, using it as a base for developing strength, versatility and to find freedom in your movement through phrases and movement tasks. We will study the energetics of our body language to investigate how we can reach a theatrical physicality.


About Julia Heider
Julia is a contemporary choreographer, dancer and teacher based in Arnhem. Born in Dresden (Germany) she studied at ArtEZ Dance Academy. She continued her development with a master in art in education and has a degree in 'Choreological studies' at Trinity Laban Conservatoire London for the creative implementation of Laban's principles. Furthermore she has a premaster in Theatre, Dance and Dramaturgy from the University Utrecht of the Netherlands.
As professional dancer Julia worked with several independent choreographers such as Libertad Pozo Rodriguez, Jonne Covers, Fernanda Silva and danced with Vertigo Dance Company in Israel. Apart from that Julia enjoys working as a guest choreographer and teaches dynamic floorwork, composition and dramaturgy at (pre-)educational dance programs such as ArtEZ Dance Academy, DansLAB, Vooropleiding ArtEZ and Rijnijssel Dancer Creative Contemporary/Show/Urban.

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