Friday, June 9, 2023

Jumping through June


Dear Friend, 

What has you jumping for Joy this June? What are you creating? 

The above image is from JCWK Dance Lab's Dark Adaptation in April. (Photo by Thomas Kay Photography). In the final section of the show, Cady jumped backward into Arielle. Arielle caught her, held her, and spun her into a new direction. The risk-taking, trust, confidence and collaboration between these artists is a physical manifestation of what is bringing me Joy this June. Would you join me? 

JCWK Dance Lab is offering a free series of Dance for Wellness classes at Encompass Health this summer. Our June classes are Sunday, June 11 at 3pm and Thursday, June 16 at 6pm. Click here to see a short video of our first series and to learn more about Dance for Wellness. 

This month on the Greater Reading Area Dance Exchange, I'm interviewing Que Rico Latin Dance Company's director, Cristina Osorio. The show airs live on BCTV on Tuesday, June 20th at 6:30pm. Click here to watch the broadcast or check it out on your own time on the G.R.A.D.E. playlist. Here's the link for that. 

Call for artists! JCWK Dance Lab is co-producing In Nature's Studio again this summer in partnership with Reading Theater Project and the Reading Public Museum. We're looking for dancers, actors, and playwrights. Click here to learn about the performance and join us! Submission deadline is June 21. 

Be Curious, Wonderland Adventures is an immersive, site-specific arts experience at the Berks Heritage Center, produced by Yocum Institute for Art Education. The experience happens on Saturday, June 24. Click here for more information. 

And - check out all of our excitement by bookmarking this blog or JCWK Dance Lab's upcoming events page by clicking here. 


June Joy is connecting with our communities and sharing dance in so many different ways. How can we connect with you? Would you connect with us? 

Some ideas might be:

  • Join us at an event. 
  • Follow or comment on our social media channels. We're on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube
  • Forward this link to a friend who might be interested in JCWK Dance Lab's programming. 
  • Donate your time, talents, or resources. Do you have a special skill you'd like to share? Some extra change you don't need? As the company continues to grow, so does our need for additional support. It takes a village to Create Joy, Connection, and Wellness through Kinesthetic stories! Your help is appreciated. Email me ( if you'd like to chat or collaborate. JCWK Dance Lab is fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas which means if you want to make a tax deductive donation, you can do that here. If you're not concerned about taxes, you can donate through PayPal here. Thank you! 
  • Sign up for JCWK Dance Lab's eblast. We send out emails with updates once a month and don't share your information. Click here to connect through email. 
How are you creating Joy in June? 

Monday, June 5, 2023

World Environment Day

It's World Environment Day! 

If you've been following along, you know that so much of my research is inspired by the worlds around us. 

I've been playing with videos to sharing updates about JCWK Dance Lab, because we have such exciting stuff going on! Here's another little clip. If you want to learn more about any of the processes, I've written about them in previous posts. 

How do you Connect with your environments? 

Friday, June 2, 2023

Congrats, Pre-K Constellations

 Flash Back Friday!

Congratulations to these brilliant constellations! 

Thank you for sharing your celestial spirit and time with us! Thank you to the educators who have been your guides in connecting with yourself, your communities, and your environment. You Are StarDust! 

The pics below are from Berks Nature Preschool and Rock Hollow Woods Environmental Learning Center's Pre-K graduation. 

JCWK Dance Lab shared our "We Are StarDust" workshop with these celestial beings earlier this year.