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March 2, 2020 6:00–8:00 pm
The Rubenstein Arts Center Lounge
Special Topics

Performance Care

Taught by Courtney Liu

About the Workshop

The tension we carry in our bodies can negatively affect not only our physical and mental health, but our performance as well. Join this interactive workshop to learn how to use balls, massage sticks, foam rollers, and essential oils to release the body for improved performance. Techniques will focus on the feet, calves, hamstrings, hips, hip flexors, shoulders, neck, and more.

Treat yourself to an evening of massage and self-care. You’ll leave feeling refreshed and ready to take on the world again! This workshop includes a mini release massage and free balls to take home to continue your recovery practice. Please bring a yoga mat (if you have one) and a container for water to this workshop!

About the Instructor

Courtney Liu is a Duke alum (Trinity 2013, Psychology), professional dancer, ballet teacher, yoga instructor, and part of the inaugural cohort of Duke’s new M.F.A. in Dance. She has taught ballet nationally and internationally for the past 12 years and currently serves as a faculty member and/or guest instructor at Chapel Hill School of Ballet, Durham School for Ballet and the Performing Arts, Nina’s School of Dance, and Walltown Children’s Theater.  She earned her RYT-200 yoga certification when she was a junior at Duke and has taught for New York Yoga and Duke Fitness and Recreation.

About the Location

This workshop meets in the Rubenstein Arts Center’s lounge:
get directions – parking info

About Duke Arts Create

Duke Arts Create is a series of free, hands-on arts workshops designed to help all Duke students, including graduate and professional students (including Duke Health), as well as Duke faculty and staff develop a variety of creative skills in the visual arts, dance and movement, creative writing and more. Workshops are open to all skill levels and backgrounds. Most workshops are held in the Duke Arts Annex, the Rubenstein Arts Center or the Duke Arts Office 2101 and are typically held weeknights from 6-8 p.m.

Registration for the following week’s workshops go live on Friday mornings at 9 a.m. – sign up in advance to guarantee your spot. Didn’t get a spot? No problem! We always reserve space for walk-ins. Email if you have any questions. Sign up for the monthly newsletter here, which includes the full list of classes offered during the following month.

Duke Arts Create is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (Duke Arts).