Saturday and Sunday September 2-3, 2017
(Labor Day Weekend)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Windhover Center for the Performing Arts
Rockport, Massachusetts

taught by
Mary Ann Brehm
 Nancy Lob
Helen Horigan

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 studies with themes of sound and silence based on
 principles of dance developed by Barbara Mettler. 

This is a residential workshop with accommodations on-site at Windhover.  Cost of the workshop is dependent the number of nights one stays.

$200 for participants staying one or two nights

$245 for participants staying three nights

Partial scholarships are available.

These fees include both tuition and overnight accommodations at Windhover.

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

For more information and  to register, contact: Mary Ann Brehm   814-677-3661
Please include the number of nights you will be staying and the total fee as well as a bit about your background that brings you to this workshop.  People registering in August may bring their payment to the workshop.

Please register by August 15.  After that date please contact Mary Ann Brehm. 

Fee details:
Arrive Friday evening 6 pm or after, leave Sunday evening by 6 pm, two nights--$200  

Arrive Saturday morning by 8:30 am, leave Sunday evening by 6 pm, two days and an overnight--$200  

Arrive Friday evening 6 pm or after, leave Monday by noon--three nights--$245

Arrive Saturday morning by 8:30 am, leave Monday morning by 8:30 am, two nights--$200.

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

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. We can provide these for those coming via public transportation.

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

Workshop Instructors:
Mary Ann Brehm, Nancy Lob, and Helen Horigan are veteran teachers of Mettler-based dance, working with people of all ages and abilities.  All three have studied intensely with Barbara Mettler.

Mary Ann was Mettler’s dance assistant 1991-94 and a member of the Barbara Mettler Dance Company.  She taught

classes for adults at the Tucson Creative Dance Center 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.  She has a PhD in Dance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Nancy is a leader of the ongoing dance group “Still Dancing” in Newton, MA and is known for her innovative and welcoming approach. She has specialized in teaching older adults and people with physical disabilities for 30 years. She received a Lifetime Achievement from the International Association for Creative Dance in 2011.

Helen has been dancing and sharing Mettler-based dance
for over 35 years.  She is a long-time member of Still Dancing, where she participates and teaches regularly. She was a member of two intensive multi-generational performance projects sponsored by Mettler Studios, has presented at annual dance congresses of the International Association for Creative Dance.  She is pleased to work with beginners as well as experienced dancers.

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 lunches and dinner.  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
Los Grasso's  (near the train station in Rockport)

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

Taxi service is available from the Rockport train station to Windhover.  Call ahead.
Lighthouse Taxi   978-283-6161
Gloucester Taxi  978-283-0099

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.