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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 DukeCreate

DukeCreate is a series of free, hands-on arts workshops designed to help Duke students, staff, and faculty develop a variety of creative skills. Workshops are open to all skill levels and backgrounds. Most take place in the Duke Arts Annex or the Rubenstein Arts Center and are typically held weeknights 6-8pm.

Workshops are free to all Duke students and staff, with priority given to students. Class size is limited. Students must sign up in advance. Online enrollment for Duke staff opens on the day of the workshop. Staff can also show up 10 minutes prior to a workshop in case a slot becomes available. Walk-ins will only be accommodated on a space-available basis.

DukeCreate is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (DukeArts) and University Center Activities and Events (UCAE).