This Ability-Holistic Dance August

  • Details

  • 8/27/22
  • 1 p.m. to 2p.m. -
  • $0 – $20
  • All Ages
  • Categories

  • Outdoor

Event Description

Jhe and Jenni both live with bilateral disabilities and chronic pain and have decided to entitle this form of movement “This Ability’’ as opposed to the term disability. We want to encourage all peoples, especially those who may be in mental and physical pain, to trust themselves through non-judgmental movement using the vehicle of sacred geometry.

The five elements, including their geometric shapes, are:

  • Earth- Cube
  • Water-Icosahedron
  • Air-Octahedron
  • Fire-Tetrahedron
  • Ether-Dodecahedron

We will be creating a safe space for people of all ages and experiences to be held in community movement and exploration, regardless of their current mental or mobility struggles.


  • Weather appropriate, comfortable dress
  • Any items you'd like to incorporate into dance


Sliding scale fee: $20 - $0, based upon your access to resources.

This class is a part of a 4-class series. There is a 20% discount for registering for the series. (See separate Series: This Ability-Holistic Dance registration).

Backyard Abundance members receive a 10% discount.


We need a minimum of 10 attendees to host the class. Please invite friends and family to ensure the event happens as scheduled. We would love to meet your loved ones.


Jhe Russell is a holistic dance healer. He received his MFA from University of Iowa in choreography and dance. He is able to weave together and connect traditional ballet positions with the elementary teachings of the 5 elements. Every human being has a head, two arms and two legs which equals the five elements. In ballet there are five major positions which relate to the five elements.

 Jenni Rose

From the age of five Jenni had the opportunity to dance with various dance studios and participated on the Solon High School dance team. She went on to study photography in Chicago, at Harrington School of Design and spent her twenties focused on learning about weaving, natural and synthetic dye processes, and shearing sheep. She interned at The Chicago Weaving School for 2 years, and through that process developed her own weaving curriculum that she then taught to the age of preschool to adult, in Chicago and Seattle. In 2018 she suffered an undiagnosed inflammatory episode that caused significant neuropathy and mobility loss. She has learned a lot through her personal healing journey and contributes most of that healing to the gift of a grateful mindset and a good mother. 


Central Park, 501 6th St, Coralville, IA 52241, USA


The event is held outside. Masks are optional. We will try to maintain 6' distancing.


This class was developed in collaboration with many community partners using grant funding from the Johnson County Community Foundation and the Roy A. Hunt Foundation. It would not be possible without these sponsors and supporters. Please frequent these generous organizations to thank them for donations of time, materials and funds.