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Fine Tuning - A Franklin Method Movement Class

Fine Tuning is a somatically inquisitive class incorporating imagery techniques, functional anatomy, intentional self-touch, and movement explorations. The work invites participants to increase sensation in the body and explore concepts such as force, ease, and expression. Using FM balls and bands helps students release tension and condition with a mindful approach. Improvisational dance or short qualitative movement phrases are used during class. All movers are welcome! 

​Where: Midsection Connection

1827 Brandywine Street

Philadelphia, PA 19130

Tel: 610-574-6037


When: Tuesdays - 10-11 am

October 17th through December 12th 

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Live Streamed weekly!

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Let's Keep Dancing

Stay at Home Dance Practices

While my weekly classes are canceled until further notice, my partner and I are creating a video library for you to dance at home!

This is a playlist of my shared practice videos. I'm making these as a way to keep us dancing and moving in this time of isolation. I already miss the studio and I am sure many of us feel the same way.

Give them a try!

For those of us out of work, please enjoy and know that I believe in sharing resources as a way to generate (alternative) economic growth. For those folks who continue to have an income, please consider making a donation. Money made here will go towards supporting collaborators... dance to support dancers.

Venmo: @shannon-MURPHY-136


Body Globes

Guided Improvisation

A gentle guided dance improvisation led by Shannon Murphy with live accompaniment by Steve Surgalski. Using imagery of globes, this movement meditation explores weight and weightlessness and the differentiation between feeling weight in the head, rib cage and pelvis. This shared practice can be used as a restorative movement investigation, or a gentle way to prepare oneself for more movement.

Falling Into Surface

Guided Improvisation

This guided movement improvisation explores the balancing of forces through sensitizing surface area. The practice moves from the floor to standing. It does not require much room to move. The practice is developed by Shannon Murphy and accompanied by Steve Surgalksi.

Finding Movement in Stillness

Guided Improvisation

This is a guided movement improvisation exploring the feeling of comfort and ease in stillness and in movement. For me, it untangles the feeling of restlessness I’ve been experiencing and welcomes the feeling of pleasure into those constantly shifting adjustments. This practice is accompanied by Steve Surgalski on keyboard.


Horizontal Domes

Guided Improvisation

This dance improvisation guides an imaginative exploration of horizontal domes in the body and their relationship in movement. Dance initiated from the diaphragm, pelvic floor, and roof of the mouth allow for playful curves and spirals as well a dynamic balance. The practice is accompanied by Steve Surgalski.

Refresh and Open the Eyes and Chest

Somatic Exploration

Gently widening the frame of vision into the periphery and integrating the eyes into spinal extension, this restorative movement practice releases tension from the head, neck, shoulders, and spine.

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