An explorative journey into ballet, improvisation and embodied choreography.

Floresta Encantada - Sintra, Portugal
Sept 12-17, 2023

Calling all dance enthusiasts who are on a journey to deepen their artistry and pleasure in their dance practices.

Join a Collaborative, supportive Journey with Ramona Schmid of LET'S PLAY BALLET and owner of Embodied Dance, Alison Pagano for a one of a kind retreat combining the healing aspects of dance and ballet with choreography making in the majestic town of Sintra, Portugal. Immerse yourself in daily classes to refine your anatomical awareness, ballet technical aspects and the embodiment of your natural movement qualities.
Ramona and Allison will teach individually and collectively each day on their expertise and combine classes to support you in your artistic voice and expression of choreography making.

Price: EUR 1888.-

early bird EUR 1555.- (until 31st of May 2023)

Note: Accommodation is not included in the price but we can recommend you nice places
in 1 min walking distance from our retreat venue.
(I'm currently negotiating a special price for you!!)

For booking and questions

About your facilitators.


I am a dancer, teacher and performer with 22 years in the Healing Arts.
I have spent my adult career exploring how people heal with and through movement as well as understanding how energy and quantum healing can combine with dance to provide transformative experiences for performers, audiences, clients and students.

Embodied Dance was born out of a desire to fill in the gaps in dance training where the mind body connection is often missing as well as to provide a holistic approach teaching to and from the WHOLE PERSON.

This method seeks to provide experiences using dance as a HEALING communicative tool to explore how we interpret, address and envision what it means to be human; evolving and responding to our changing times.

Allison believes that dance is a universal art form with the power to heal and transform individuals and audiences when approached with mindfulness at the core of its process. Her background in Cultural Anthropology and world travel shape her perspective that 'all people are meant to express through dance'

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