Saturday and Sunday September 4-5, 2020
9:00 am to 3:30 pm
arrival Friday after 5 pm September 4
informational gathering 7:45 pm on Friday evening 
Windhover Center for the Performing Arts
Rockport, Massachusetts

taught by
Mary Ann Brehm

Sponsored by Mettler Studios, the workshop is designed for anyone wanting an intensive experience of dance as a creative art experience.
Participants with all levels of experience are welcome. 

Participants will explore individual and group dance improvisation studies that emphasize the unity of sound and movement and relationship to the environment based on
 principles of dance developed by Barbara Mettler. 

This is a residential workshop with accommodations on-site at Windhover.  

$225 for participants staying one or two nights

Partial scholarships are available.

This fee include both tuition and overnight accommodations  and daytime use of  Windhover.

Members of the Intentional Association for Creative Dance (IACD) receive a $10 discount. 
To join IACD go to

Weather permitting, there will be an optional ocean-view dance time after the Saturday session (and before dinner) at Halibut Point.  This beautiful area is within walking or short driving distance from Windhover. 

For more information contact: Mary Ann Brehm   814-493-5417.

Go to for a downloadable registration for, or contact to be sent a form.

Advance payment to Windhover is required of Mettler Studios. Therefore, please register by August 1 to assure we have the minimum participation needed by that date.   After that date please contact Mary Ann for availability. 

Arrive Friday evening 5 pm or after, leave Sunday evening by 5 pm, two nights  

Arrive Saturday morning by 8:30 am, leave Sunday evening by 5 pm, two days and an overnight 

Commuters or those wishing to stay elsewhere--$200.

Participants who would like to stay an additional days/overnights at Windhover should contact the director of Windhover Lisa Hahn to make arrangements separately with Windhover. Fee per night: $50.

If you are traveling from any distance we recommend arriving on Friday evening to be able to start the workshop on Saturday in a relaxed manner. 

Windhover requires that the facilities must be cleaned before departure.  Also those arriving by car are asked to bring sheets, towels, blankets, pillows, and a flashlight. Some bedding is available at Windhover.   Windhover charges a fee of $3 for people who use Windhover's  blankets, towels or sheets. 

Housing is in lovely cabins with shared occupancy and bathroom facilities in a separate building. 

If you prefer to camp rather than stay in a cabin, that is also possible.

Workshop Teacher
Mary Ann Brehm is a veteran teacher of Mettler-based dance and was Mettler’s dance assistant 1991-94 and a member of the Barbara Mettler Dance Company.  She is currently the board president of Mettler Studios. She taught
classes for adults at the Tucson Creative Dance Center and
for children in public schools in Tucson for 20 years. She has taught for Lesley University's Creative Arts and Learning Master’s Program and also co-teaches a Creative Dance Teacher Training with Griff Goehring.  Mary Ann is the co-author with Lynn McNett of Creative Dance for Learning: Making the Kinesthetic Link and is the editor of a Barbara Mettler Teaching Dance: Lessons with Videos, a digital compilation of Mettler's lessons. She has a PhD in Dance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

For more information on Mettler Studios:

There are several very nice, reasonably priced restaurants fairly nearby.  Vegetarian options are available. We are planning to eat out for dinner and bring food for lunch and breakfast.  There is a full kitchen for our use with ample refrigerator space and area for eating, so you may bring food if you like.  We suggest bringing food at least for breakfast and snacks. 
Here are links to some nearby eateries:
Willow Rest
The Lobster Pool

Transportation:Via public transportation:

A train runs from North Station in Boston to Rockport.  Take the Outbound Rockport Line. Here is a link to schedules to Rockport 
(Read carefully and do not take trains that go to Newburyport as the line splits.)
People coming via plane may take the T  from Logan Airport to North Station.
Click for a  link to Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

Via automobile:
Directions from Boston Area/Logan Airport (please adapt to your location):

Take either Route 1 or Route 93 North
to Route 128 North
(Drive is approximately ONE HOUR to Gloucester and Rockport depending on traffic. Traffic may be heavy, due to Labor Day weekend.)

After passing exits to Beverly, Essex, continue on 128 North to Gloucester.
You will cross a high bridge onto Cape Ann.  The bridge will end with a traffic circle/rotary.
Go THREE QUARTERS of the way around this traffic circle
and Exit onto Route 127 North (Washington Street).
You will pass Addison-Gilbert Hospital on your Left.
Route 127 is a winding road -- you'll go through small villages, look for a sign saying ENTERING ROCKPORT on your right.
Granite Street curves to the right and goes up a hill.
There is a left just before the top of the hill,
Turn LEFT into a big field parking lot near the sign. Park here and walk toward the buildings.

Windhover Center for the Performing Arts
257R Granite Street, Rockport, MA
Latitude: 42.682321 | Longitude: -70.630048

Mettler Studios is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation.