MODERN  DANCE  TECHNIQUE - Begins Sept. 26, 2016 - FALL SESSION - 5185 Nectar Way, Eugene OR 97405;  (541) 954-9733


MODERN DANCE TECHNIQUE:  The class offers a vigorous workout and places emphasis on personal improvement in a small class setting. There is a balance between stretching, strengthening, rhythm, and coordination taught through a series of dance combinations that build gradually over time.  It draws from Cunningham, Limon, Graham and Ballet techniques. The studio has a sprung wood floor and is located in a peaceful forest setting.


DANCE THERAPY FOR KNEE REPLACEMENT:  The class will offer therapeutic exercises and dance movements for knee replacement individuals using inspirational music in a tree top setting. Emotional support, encouragement, and motivation will be offered.  Peggy Soomil, instructor, has had total bilateral knee and hip replacement. She has over 50 years of experience as a dancer, choreographer, and teacher.  Her credentials in dance are degrees from The Juilliard School (B.F.A.) and UCLA (M.A.). She has taught in Eugene For the past 24 years.  Requirements:  No dance experience necessary. Must be able to walk half a block and ascend and descend a flight of stairs. As space is limited one must pre-register by calling (541) 954-9733 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Fee: $150 (5 classes @ $30 a class) paid in advance. Drop in - $40  Sliding scale will be offered. This class is recommended by:  Dr. Jewett, Dr. Andresen, and Michael Young, DPT, OCS, CSCS.


DANCE YOUR ART:  Here, you can take a favorite piece of art by another artist or your own piece of art and have it serve as inspiration or basic theme for a structured improvisation or a choreographed piece or a blend of both. The art work can be a painting, sculpture, poem, story, etc. Preliminary exercises will be offered to help interpret the static art work into a moving expressive dance depicting the basic elements of the art form. No dance experience is necessary. For those who wish, a concluding "Open House Performance" will be available at the end of the term.


Wed. Sept. 28 - Nov. 16
6:15 - 7:45 P.M. 
Mon. Sept. 26 - Nov. 14
6 :15 - 7:45 P.M.
Sat. Oct. 1 - Oct. 29
1:00 - 2:00 P.M.
To be arranged
Fee: Modern Technique Class: $96 (8 Classes)
Paid in Advance
Drop-in: $15
First Class: $15. If you take
session it will be reduced to  
session rate ($12)
Fee: Dance Therapy for Knee Replacement: $150 (5 Classes)
Paid in Advance
Drop in $40


This class strengthens and stretches all the major muscles of the body in a systematic way. Weights are used for the arms, back and legs.  Inspirational music is played throughout the class.  This is an ideal class for those with chronic conditions or are recovering from injury.  It is also excellent for those in shape who want to increase their stretch and strength. The class is opened to all ages and levels. It will be presented in a small class setting with emphasis on personal improvement. 


(ages 0 - 7 yrs.) taught by Susanna J. Kerber. Dates and time to be arranged.

Contact Info. (213) 948 - 6015

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The class will focus on the basic elements of choreography: time, space, quality, design and form with emphasis on inspiration and motivation.  Each class will begin with  structured improvisation and conclude with a short study of your own choreography.  We will explore themes such as images (painting and photography), poetry and literature,

sensations (taste, touch, sound and smell), dreams, nature, and chance.  This session will conclude with an "Open House" presentation of your solo, or duet to be performed in Peggy's studio.  Some dance experience desirable. Dates and time to be arranged.


Mission:  To provide a space where dancers, choreographers, and all people in the moving arts can create, rehearse, offer classes, workshops, and performances at a greatly discounted price.  We would invite local artists and those from around the world to create and experience the beauty of Eugene in this natural peaceful setting.

The building is circular, and is approximately 600 Sq.Ft. with 5 sides (each 21 ft. long) with tall ceilings, windows, and sky lights,  It has a sprung wood floor and a good sound system.  It can accommodate about 35 - 40 audience members in a performance setting. Eugene Modern Dance is the physical home of The Eugene Dance Collective.

The fee is $10 - $30/hr.

Goal:  The main idea is to get dance and movement creativity out to the public.  This format follows Jeff Duncan who created "Dance Theatre Workshop" in New York in the 1960's, which exists to this day.  We are an enormous sports community.  It is high time to get dance on the big board.  The Eugene Dance Collective will exist under the umbrella of "Energy Village" which is a non - profit organization.

Contact Info.

Peggy Soomil

Cell (541) 954-9733

E-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Taught by Susanna J. Kerber. For more information go to or call Susanna at (213) 948-6015. Dates and time to be arranged.


FOR INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION: call Peggy Soomil at (541) 683-8167 or cell (541) 954-9733.

Class size limited.  To insure a space please call and send a deposite of $25.00 made out to "Peggy Soomil."  Mail to Peggy Soomil, 5185 Nectar Way, Eugene OR, 97405.

The balance is due the first day of the session. Partial payments available.  Make-up's available. Drop in's $12.00/ class.


Performances will be held at  Peggy Soomil's Dance Studio - 5185 Nectar Way, Eugene OR 97405. In addition we will present selected works at The Hilyard Community Center: The Adaptive Recreation Program located at 2480 Hilyard St., Eugene OR. For directions to Peggy's Dance Studio please scroll up and double click under "contact and travel directions."

Peggy Soomil
contact [at]
(541) 954-9733
5185 Nectar Way, Eugene OR 97405

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