QCC THRIVE SERIES Combining Mindfulness, Wellness and Community for Joyful Living - The Brain Dance: Integrating Mind and Body to Facilitate Focus

On Wednesday, Mar 17, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM

This is a virtual event using Zoom


This Club Event is for Students, Faculty and Staff


QCC THRIVE SERIES Combining Mindfulness, Wellness and Community for Joyful Living - The Brain Dance: Integrating Mind and Body to Facilitate Focus. 

Featuring Nicole Y. McClam (MFA, CMA) of the Health Physical Education and Dance Department.

The brain dance is a sequence composed of fundamental movement patterns and is adaptable for many types of movers. When performed in their prescribed order, it is a centering tool to prepare the brain and body for mental activity and a recuperation or refocusing tool after sitting for long periods of time. Because when we look at screens, we go into ocular lock, staring with no movement in our oxygenate our brains. Staring at screens for long periods of time can lead to difficulty focusing and physical discomfort. In addition to leading participants through the Brain Dance, Nicole will explain the parts of the sequence and give participants the tools to create their own brain dance.

Bio: Nicole Y. McClam (MFA, CMA) enjoys exploring the awesomeness of dance with her students as an Assistant Professor at Queensborough Community College and bouncing to and fro as a member of B3W Performance Group. Her choreography has been presented in Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD and Brooklyn, NY. A DC native, she was a long-time member of Deborah Riley Dance Projects. Prior to that she apprenticed with Pennsylvania Dance Theater for their 2000-2001 season where she performed works by Ben Munisteri and Claire Porter. She received her MFA in Dance while also pursuing her studies in the Laban Certification Program at the University of Maryland. She received a BFA in Dance Performance and a BA in Chemistry from East Carolina University.


This event is sponsored by Mindfulness Club
and Co-Sponored by Health, Physical Education and Dance Department, Office of Student Activities


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Contact Name: Prof. Rezan Akpinar and Prof. Joanne Chang

Contact Phone: 718-281-5369

Contact Email: rakpinar@qcc.cuny.edu, jchang@qcc.cuny.edu

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