Embodiment Project’s company class:

House Method emphasizes the importance of an open cipher (free-style circle) to initiate the raw energy of house dance culture. Each class challenges students with foundational house footwork, improvisation, and innovative choreography. This class also incorporates influences from several other styles of dance including classic classic hip hop, modern, and waacking, and other social urban dance traditions. This class is rooted in the mission of Embodiment Project, in the ways the instructor(s) emphasize knowledge of self and hip hop culture and history.

Tuesday’s @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm @ Destiny Arts Center (970 Grace Ave., Oakland)

w/ Nicole Klaymoon

Wednesday’s @ 5:30 – 6:30 pm @ Destiny Arts Center (970 Grace Ave., Oakland)

w/ Nicole Klaymoon Click to visit Destiny Art Center’s adult classes

Wednesday’s @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm @ Dance Mission Theater (3316 24th St., SF) 

w/ Amber Nicole (OCT 2017)  Click to visit Dance Mission’s adult classes



Lectures are an opportunity for company members to engage in with audience members about EP’s unique choreographic method and cross-disciplinary collaborations. Company members demonstrate the various the street dance forms represented in the choreographic works and share about EP’s explorative creative process.


Reaching the next generation through hip hop movement and culture is vital to EP—members hold B.A. and M.F.A. degrees in dance and teach at both public schools and Universities. Klaymoon and Embodiment Project have performed in school assemblies, children’s hospitals, and have worked as a resident artist in over 30 schools in the Bay Area.



The Vocal Body will guide participants in an interdisciplinary performance journey into the ways in which movement can ‘speak’ and song can ’move’. Critical Acclaimed singer songwriter, Valerie Troutt and Nicole Klaymoon will combine forces to create a community-based experience that facilitates the discovery of the invisible stories that our vocal bodies carry. This class will interweave sonic layering of polyrhythms and harmony, improvisational movement, live song, with the open cipher (free-style circle) to initiate the raw energy of urban dance culture.