Category Archives: Community

Improv Singing Workshop – November 2017

“Stay close to any sounds that make you glad you are alive”
~ Hafiz

Join us as we experience the joy of engaging the body and voice as ever-expanding vehicles for music making in this improvisational group singing experience.

Join Sofia Ribeiro and Rizumik for some sonic joy doing improv singing!

Place: CTCC Dojo (206 E. Water Street)

Date and Time: Sunday, November 5 from 2:00 – 4:00pm

Cost: $20 cash at the door

UVA Faculty and Student Discount

CTCC is happy to offer a special ongoing discounted price of $120 for 12 classes to University of Virginia faculty and students.

All classes are taught at our dojo at 206 East Water Street in Charlottesville near the downtown mall.

Please bring your ID to your first class so we can apply the discount when you register.

Students and faculty who have never taken classes at our dojo are also eligible for our one-time introductory 3 Classes for $30 offer.

2017 Online Auction

CTCC is holding an online auction in July! More details to come, but for now, if you would like to donate an item or know a commercial vendor who might, please read on…

We are looking for the work of local artists and artisans. As much as possible, we would like to draw on the talents of our own CTCC members. If you are an artist, please consider donating your work. If you have special skills such as massage, yoga, gardening, etc., please consider offering your work. We also ask that you reach out to those in our community who might be willing to offer gift certificates at restaurants or other local businesses.

>>> Download the auction donation form here

(The form includes a one-page description of CTCC and our electronic auction to assist in approaching a restaurant owner or a service provider.)

Please note that if you are donating something, you do not need to bring it to the dojo. You can keep it and when the auction closes and a bidder has won your item, we will put the bidder in contact with you.

CTCC is a 501(c)3 and you can deduct your donation for tax purposes. We will accept donation forms until June 30th.

Improv Choir Workshop – September 2015

“Stay close to any sounds that make you glad you are alive”
~ Hafiz

Join us as we experience the joy of engaging the body and voice as ever-expanding vehicles for music making in this improvisational and contemplative group singing experience.

We will listen for what Music wants from us as we co-create compositions through exploration of rhythm, melody language, and harmony. We will invite the *music of the moment* into our bodies, hearts, breath and voices as we feel and hear our spontaneous compositions take shape.

This workshop is a chance for experienced singers to explore rhythmically driven improvisation within an Improv Choir setting. Instrumentalists who sing are welcome. If you are intrigued with the idea of experimenting with groove-driven vocal improv, please email gmt22@earthlink.net by September 9th to register. Ages 16-adult.

>>> Download the flyer

Place: CTCC Dojo (609 E. Market St, enter on 7th Street, across from SNL Financial)

Dates and Times: Sunday, September 13 from 2:30 – 4:00pm

Cost: Sliding Scale – $8.00-$15.00 for each session

Registration: To reserve a spot in the class, please email Lori at gmt22@earthlink.net by Wednesday, September 9th.

Improv Choir Workshop – August 2015

“Stay close to any sounds that make you glad you are alive”
~ Hafiz

Join us as we experience the joy of engaging the body and voice as ever-expanding vehicles for music making in this improvisational and contemplative group singing experience.

We will listen for what Music wants from us as we co-create compositions through exploration of rhythm, melody language, and harmony. We will invite the *music of the moment* into our bodies, hearts, breath and voices as we feel and hear our spontaneous compositions take shape.

This workshop is a chance for experienced singers to explore rhythmically driven improvisation within an Improv Choir setting. Instrumentalists who sing are welcome. If you are intrigued with the idea of experimenting with groove-driven vocal improv, please email gmt22@earthlink.net by August 28th to register. Ages 16-adult.

>>> Download the flyer

Place: CTCC Dojo (609 E. Market St, enter on 7th Street, across from SNL Financial)

Dates and Times: Sunday, August 30 from 2:30 – 4:00pm

Cost: Sliding Scale – $8.00-$15.00 for each session

Registration: To reserve a spot in the class, please email Lori at gmt22@earthlink.net by Friday, August 28th.

Improv Choir Workshop – July 2015

“Stay close to any sounds that make you glad you are alive”
~ Hafiz

Join us as we experience the joy of engaging the body and voice as ever-expanding vehicles for music making in this improvisational and contemplative group singing experience.

We will listen for what Music wants from us as we co-create compositions through exploration of rhythm, melody language, and harmony. We will invite the *music of the moment* into our bodies, hearts, breath and voices as we feel and hear our spontaneous compositions take shape.

This workshop is a chance for experienced singers to explore rhythmically driven improvisation within an Improv Choir setting. Instrumentalists who sing are welcome. If you are intrigued with the idea of experimenting with groove-driven vocal improv, please email gmt22@earthlink.net by July 10th to register. Ages 16-adult.

>>> Download the flyer

Place: HTC Dojo (609 E. Market St, enter on 7th Street, across from SNL Financial)

Dates and Times: Sunday, July 12 and 26 from 2:30 – 4pm

Cost: Sliding Scale – $8.00-$15.00 for each session

Registration: To reserve a spot in the class, please email Lori at gmt22@earthlink.net by July 10th.

Live Internet Seniors T’ai Chi

Congratulations to JABA (Jefferson Area Board for Aging) for celebrating its 40th Anniversary this month!

As part of the celebration, Hiromi Sensei will lead a live internet-streamed class of Ch’i Kung & T’ai Chi for seniors from 11:30am-12:00pm on Wednesday, May 13th.

Anyone who has internet access can join the live class on Wednesday — just click the link below. Please feel free to share with everyone you know!

Join here – http://www.ustream.tv/channel/jaba-tv

Women’s Expressive Arts Retreat

Throughout herstory, women all over the world have gathered in circles, tended hearth fires and called forth their innate creative and healing powers through story, art and ritual. In this mid-winter women’s retreat, we will use painting, movement, writing, poetry, and mindfulness practices to awaken to the depths of artistry, body wisdom and resourcefulness within us. This is an invitation to enter into a he(art) inquiry, whereby we attend to what longs for nourishment, reflection and integration through contemplative arts practices that support insight, healing and transformation.

We’ll explore what it means to live wholeheartedly as we take time to rest into spacious silence and play, enlivening the long days of winter through our colorful expressions. Whether you are new to the expressive arts or want to dive deeper into your discoveries, this retreat offers a soulful and generative space to cultivate embodied and artful ways of tending the creative fire in everyday life.

>>> Download the flyer and registration form

Place: HTC Dojo (609 E. Market St, enter on 7th Street, across from SNL Financial)

Dates and Times: Friday, February 20 from 6pm – 9pm, and
Saturday, February 21 from 10:30am – 6pm

Cost: $180 ($165 before January 30)

Free Pop-up Tai Chi Classes at UVA

Popup_Taichi_201411Master Hiromi will teach three free T’ai Chi classes at the Emily Couric Cancer Center at the UVA Medical Center!

All Medical Center and UVA employees are eligible to attend. Attend all three or just one.

Please contact Martha at mgt6v@virginia.edu to put your name on the list.

Place: 4th Floor of the Emily Couric Cancer Center at the UVA Medical Center
Dates: Nov 3, Nov 10 and Nov 17
Time: 3:00 – 4:15pm (includes 15 minute demonstration/introduction)
Cost: FREE to all Medical Center and UVA Employees

Women’s Expressive Arts Retreat

Within every woman, there is an artist, inspiratrice and Wise Woman ready to guide us in shaping a vibrant life that is infused with soul and authentic expression. In this women’s expressive arts retreat, we will use art-making, authentic movement, writing, poetry, and mindfulness practices to call forth the Creatress within.

Exploring metaphors of nature, along with images in our artistic expressions, we will awaken to the depths of artistry, resourcefulness and body wisdom within us–welcoming the return of the summer while tending the creative fire within. Whether you are new to the expressive arts or want to dive deeper into your explorations, this retreat offers an enlivening and supportive space to re-imagine your life through art while cultivating contemplative arts practices that will enrich your everyday life.

>> Download Flyer and Registration Form

Women’s Expressive Arts Retreat
With Jena Leake, Ph.D., R.E.A.T.
Friday, June 6, from 6 – 9 pm, and
Saturday, June 7, from 10:30 am – 6 pm
At the HTC Dojo
$150 before May 9 or $165 after May 9 (includes art materials)
10% Discount for Hiromi T’ai Chi Students
For more information and to register, please contact: jenaleake@earthlink.net