Adult Classes & Moving Target Portland

Our Adult program provides high quality training for adult movers of all abilities in a variety of classic and experimental styles.  Moving Target Portland is our Sunday Master Class series featuring a new teaching artist every week. Take advantage of these opportunities to build community, gather seeds for new work, and enjoy dancing together!

adult spring class schedule
Jan 16 - June 18, 2017


7:15 - 8:30 pm Modern Dance w/ Kerry Constantino ::ON HIATUS UNTIL FALL::
$14 Drop-in, $60 for 5

2nd & 4th WEDNESDAYs

7 - 9 pm Sudden Shifts :: Movement Training for the Resistance
Compositional Improvisation w/ Katherine Ferrier ::ON HIATUS UNTIL FALL::
$16 Drop-in, $70 for 5

1st & 3rd SATURDAYs*

1-2 pm Contact Improvisation Skills Class w/ Kristen Stake $5-10
2-3 pm Facilitated Contact Improv Jam  (no Jam June 3!) $5-10
BOTH = $10-20 Sliding Scale


1 - 3 pm Moving Target Portland Master Class Series w/ Guest Teaching Artist (see below)
$16 Drop-in, $70 for 5



weekly teachers


Kerry Constantino

A dancer and choreographer for over 15 years Kerry Constantino creates work that is rigorous, multilayered, athletic, and fully realized.  Her work and practice is based on a foundation in Laban-Bartenieff Studies, Evans technique, improvisation, and yoga.  Kerry places a great emphasis on facilitating students to find their own range and personal expression through movement and staying true to each individuals' own "voice" as a dancer.  She makes choreography that reaches beyond the boundaries of traditional dance and performance, often incorporating sculpture, fiber arts, and scientific collaboration.

Katherine Ferrier teaches in Portland Maine


Katherine Ferrier is an independent dance artist, educator, poet, designer, director and curator, who has been immersed in making since the late 80s. She earned her B.A. in Dance and Women’s Studies from Middlebury College, and M.F.A. in Dance and Performance from Sarah Lawrence College. A co-founder of The Architects, an improvisational quartet with a collaborative performance history spanning over 25 years, she teaches and performs regularly throughout the US and abroad. More at


collaborates with experimental noise/sound artist ID M Theftable to create live, improvised performance. She has studied Improvisation intensively for the past ten years, specifically Contact Improvisation with Daniel Lepkoff, Kirstie Simson, Chris Aiken, & Angie Hauser. She is a Certified Yoga Teacher, a Thai Massage Therapist, and holds an MFA from Vermont College in Poetry Writing. Her class will explore partnering, Contact skills, and improvisation strategies using a wide variety of somatic techniques and scores for solo, duo, and ensemble dancing.  More at


moving target portland teachers

Moving Target Portland classes are led by the visiting guest artists listed below.  Classes will often include improvisational, somatic, and post-modern practices, and sometimes choreography. Intended to be challenging for professional and aspiring dance artists, all levels of dancers are welcome and encouraged to attend.  A sister program to Moving Target Boston, Moving Target Portland has an archive of classes that can be viewed here.


Jan 22- Rachel Boggia

Jan 29- Jessamyn Schmidt

Feb 5- Choreolab

Feb 12- Colleen Fitzgerald

Feb 19- Hanna Satterlee

Feb 26- Aretha Aoki

March 5- Sarah Mae Gibbons

March 12- Christal Brown

March 19- Riley Watts

March 26- Casey Avaunt

April 2- Audrey McLean

April 9-  Mersiha Mechovic

April 16- No Class

April 23- Katherine Ferrier Mini-Intensive

April 30- Dance Cartel

May 7- Janoah Bailin

May 14- Chani Bockwinkel

May 21- Choreolab (bring your choreograhy for feedback!)

May 28 - (Memorial Day) NO CLASS

June 4- NO CLASS

June 11- Delaney Mcdonough

June 18- Mary Pearson Failure Lab

+ Stay tuned for Fall 2017 line up!