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New Class Starting:
on Zoom

Fall, 2024 (dates TBD)
6 Tuesday nights
6:00pm - 7:30pm

on Zoom, through the
New Art Center in Newton!

The beauty of Zoom is that

you can

invite friends from anywhere in the country to

join us!!!

Senior Woman Dancing

June 26, 2021

The Fig Newton Garden Dancers: "dance, where you least expect it"

Sign up now!
Class fills up quickly!

To REGISTER or for More Information:

call The New Art Center at 617-964-3424



"Oh no! I signed up too late!

Site Specific Dance class

is full"


I have taken three sessions of Karen Bray's Site Specific Dance class over Zoom.  A dancing spirit that had been dormant inside me for the last 20 years has awakened and been set free. I eagerly await Karen's prompts for the class assignments like a love sick teenager, and, then all the rest of the week I am consumed with the details of my creation.   Karen's prompts are like a spring board for us to take and make our own.  We all have such wonderful and imaginative takes on these instructions!  I love seeing my classmates' work and the opportunity to share my own.  In addition to sharing our own work, we dance together and explore different kinds of movement, e.g. stillness, repetition, rhythm, parts of the body, all within the confines of our Zoom squares with such joy that the experience feels limitless.  Karen sets a safe, caring, and fun environment for us to play.  I hope you'll join us! 

 Amy C. .........Millis, Massachusetts


Thanks to a great sense of humor and a love for creating movement stories, Karen Bray engages performers and audience members in dance/movement fun.  As a teacher, Karen inspires intelligent play from fellow dancers through improvisation and short dance video assignments, helping us to see the world in fresh ways.

 As a dancer, working with Karen is a rare treat – she is open to the creative process, flexible, and organized.  Her work brings joy and movement to a world too often dwelling in the dark.

Anne K., Jersey City, NJ


Creativity Lab:

An Improvisation & Art-Making Workshop

for Adults

Co-Taught by Karen Bray and Cathie Brenner

At the New Art Center in Newton

61 Washington Park

Newtonville, Ma.


3 Monday evenings: March 11, 18 & 25, 2024

6:00 - 9:00 pm

Hour One:

We move, improvise and make art together to get our creative juices flowing (no experience necessary) based on our semester theme. We make collaborative, often giant-sized, works of art. Our large, open, high-ceilinged studio space provides artists an opportunity to make art outside the box and to combine mediums.

Hour Two:

Students create alone in silence on individual works of art. Movement, writing, sound and narrative are also utilized. Students generate new inspiration in their current medium and have the opportunity to try a variety of new genres.

Hour Three:

We share the individual works of art we have made during hour two. Artists have an opportunity for supportive feedback. 

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