Mettler's Lessons

Barbara Mettler Teaching Dance--Lessons with Videos

Digital lesson transcription with attached video clips of Barbara Mettler teaching her 1978 Summer Dance Course at the Tucson Creative Dance Center are now available from Mettler Studios.  This material provides a unique first-person experience of Barbara Mettler teaching and is helpful for anyone interested in Mettler-based dance.

Contact mettlerstudios@gmail.com to request a link to download the digital materials from Google Drive for free.

You may also order a flash drive for $10.
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FULL SUMMER DANCE COURSE
37 lessons covering topics on:
Introductory Lessons
Force Element
Time Element
Space Element
Body as Instrument
Sound and Movement
Dramatic Expression
Applied Themes
Building Blocks for Group Dance

Includes 200 video clips
A reference section on Mettler's principles follows each lesson. 


BASIC CONCEPTS SERIES
A group of 8 topics which introduce Mettler's
 methods, materials and principles

Topic I: Introductory Lesson
Topic II: Individual and Group Body
Topic III: Activity and Passivity
Topic IV: Organic Form and Unison Movement
Topic V: Time Beat Patterns
Topic VI: Sound and Movement
Topic VII: Position in Space
Topic VIII: Lines in Space

For people new to Mettler-based dance, we recommend starting with the Basic Concepts Series. It can be use by individuals and also groups who wish to study material together.
Contact mettlerstudios@gmail.com, also, for assistance forming a Basic Concept Study Group


FIRST LESSON: INTRODUCING THE BODY AS INSTRUMENT AND MOVEMENT AS MATERIAL OF DANCE
You may also request to download only the first lesson of Mettler's 1978 summer course, where Barbara Mettler introduces her approach to dance. 

To see some clips of Mettler teaching on the topics of Sound, Beat and Movement click here.



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