Technical issues:

  1. The internet is BUSY right now.
    If you receive a 503 error, nothing is broken. There is just too much traffic at some point along the route between you and here. I find that waiting 3-5 minutes and then reloading is adequate. Any other errors, please bring to my attention. 
  2. If you are having difficulty with playback of the videos, touch the gear icon on the video and choose a lower resolution. Here is Vimeo’s guide for choosing resolution in sync with your home’s internet bandwidth. 
  3. No emails? Not even in junkmail folder? The Forge is caught in your email provider’s algorhithm. Please learn how to “whitelist” (Erwünscht-Liste) with your email provider:,, outlook,  hotmail. For gmail, supposedly adding a sender to your address book will prevent blocks. 

These courses are designed to increase your body control and readiness so that you can dance with confidence.

For best results, please spend at least 20 minutes on each exercise and repeat each session before continuing to the next one.

You have the option to download a pdf of the text instructions for any lesson. The button for this is at the bottom of the sidebar on the right.

We use the name ‘Mark’ for the leader and ‘Revel’ for the follower. Here’s why.

We use the term ‘base leg’ for the leg that is in contact with the floor and supporting your weight and ‘free leg’ to refer to the leg that is not supporting weight and is thereby free to move. We’ll also use the terms: ‘external rotation’, ‘internal rotation’, ‘flex’, and ‘extend’.

You can read details about any of these biomechanics or any unfamiliar terms in the KnowledgeBase, which is included with your course. (You can navigate there any time by clicking the icon in the sidebar.)

If you feel something is missing or unclear, you can use the chat icon at the bottom right of every page to ask questions

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