Zipper Dance Book

    Transform Your Partner Dancing Through Co-Leadership

    In January 2014, James and Maia Schaberg published an instruction manual that documents the innovative exercises developed to teach Zipper Dance.  Through detailed photos and text, the book will give you the power to learn at your own pace in the comfort of your home or studio.  Not only does it describe the technique, but it also details the history and philosophy of the method.  The Zipper Dance book will give you tools to build the confidence you need to dance at concerts, with your friends, or the next wedding you attend.  You will be able to share the book with family and friends and refer to it for years to come.

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    Book Influences

    Definition of Zipper Dance
    Be Here Now film project, Robert Bystrom, Dance Camp Northwest, Kari Halvorson, James and Maia Schaberg, Mykl Werth

    History
    All Influences

    Relationship to Contact Improvisation
    John Dixon, Logermund Nathamundi, James Schaberg

    James’ Story
    James Schaberg

    Maia’s Story
    Maia Schaberg

    How to Use This Book
    James and Maia Schaberg

    Personal Safety
    Carla Corrado, Crystal Fullmer, Michele Miller, James and Maia Schaberg

    Partner Safety
    Wade Madsen, Christine Maxwell, James and Maia Schaberg, Hilary Thomas, Kristin Winslow

    Communication
    Robert Bystrom, Dan Kelly, James and Maia Schaberg, Kristin Winslow

    Inspiration
    John Dixon, Maureen Freehill, James and Maia Schaberg

    Core Connection
    Carsten Almskaar, Dan Kelly, Logermund Nathamundi, James and Maia Schaberg, Mykl Werth

    Co-Leadership
    Maureen Freehill, James and Maia Schaberg, Mykl Werth

    Gender
    Logermund Nathamundi, James and Maia Schaberg, Kristin Winslow

    Touch
    Carsten Almskaar, Andreea Grad, Satori Grace Harrington, Christine Maxwell, Logermund Nathamundi, James and Maia Schaberg

    Self Awareness
    Robert Bystrom, Tonya Lockyer, Michele Miller, Logermund Nathamundi, Sarah Padilla, Becci Parsons, James and Maia Schaberg, Mykl Werth

    Warming Up
    Crystal Fullmer, Bryan Givens, Michele Miller, James and Maia Schaberg

    Partner Warm-Ups
    Logermund Nathamundi, James and Maia Schaberg

    Group Warm-Ups
    Logermund Nathamundi, James and Maia Schaberg

    Shifting Weight
    Dorothy Eisenstein, Crystal Fullmer, Wade Madsen, James and Maia Schaberg, Mykl Werth

    Traveling Through Space
    James and Maia Schaberg, Mykl Werth, Hughthir White

    Personal Expression
    Terry Goetz, James and Maia Schaberg, Hughthir White

    Eyes, Finger, Palm
    James and Maia Schaberg

    Individual Center Press
    James and Maia Schaberg

    Individual Center Pull
    James and Maia Schaberg

    Individual Swivel
    James and Maia Schaberg

    Partner Center Press
    James and Maia Schaberg, Mykl Werth

    Partner Center Pull
    James and Maia Schaberg, Mykl Werth

    Partner Swivel
    James and Maia Schaberg

    Flexible Frame
    James and Maia Schaberg, Mykl Werth

    Exchanging Hands
    James and Maia Schaberg, NMC Dance Club

    Whole Body Connection
    John Dixon, Christine Maxwell, Logermund Nathamundi, James and Maia Schaberg

    Extensions
    James and Maia Schaberg, Mykl Werth

    Basic Turn
    James and Maia Schaberg

    Turning Variations
    James and Maia Schaberg

    Basket
    James and Maia Schaberg, NMC Dance Club

    Wings
    James and Maia Schaberg

    Windmill
    James and Maia Schaberg
     
    Basket of Trust
    James and Maia Schaberg

    Co-Leading
    James and Maia Schaberg

    Core Embrace
    James and Maia Schaberg, Mykl Werth

    Core Embrace Arm Exchange
    James and Maia Schaberg, Mykl Werth

    Core Embrace Flexible Frame
    James and Maia Schaberg, Mykl Werth

    Core Embrace Weight Shifts
    James and Maia Schaberg, Mykl Werth

    Close Embrace
    James and Maia Schaberg, NMC Dance Club

    Walking Flexible Frame
    James and Maia Schaberg, Mykl Werth

    Dancing Flexible Frame
    James and Maia Schaberg, Mykl Werth

    Improvising Combinations
    James and Maia Schaberg

    Partner Expression
    Terry Goetz, James and Maia Schaberg, Hughthir White

    Beginnings and Endings
    James and Maia Schaberg, Mykl Werth

    Cooling Down
    Robert Bystrom, Logermund Nathamundi, James and Maia Schaberg