Dancing with Pain Class in Venice, CA This Sunday!

By: Loolwa Khazzoom, Founder, Dancing with Pain

January 19th, 2010 • Dance for Natural Pain ReliefPrint Print

OMG I am so crazy excited about my So. Cal. class launch! The first class was a total success. Everyone reported significantly reduced pain levels and increased mobility by the end of class! If you live in the area, I invite you to sign up for the upcoming classese this Sunday and Wednesday, at the Electric Lodge in Venice, CA. You can find out all the details on the Dancing with Pain schedule page. These classes are $15 each or $30 for a series of three, and they are wheelchair accessible.

Please arrive early, to fill out new student paperwork, and please note that for the safety of participants, the class will be closed once method instruction begins, which is usually 15 minutes into the program.

People have informed me that Google Map directions suck, so click the “more” option for my homemade directions, along with info about the wheelchair lift.Directions:

Get yourself to Pico and Main Street in Santa Monica, however you choose to get there – by freeway or surface streets. Go south on Main street, pass Rose, pass Sunset, and a minute or two later, turn left on Brooks. At Brooks, you’ll actually see a sign that says to go left for Abbot Kinney Blvd.

Go down Abbot Kinney until you hit California, then take a left. You’ll see a café on the corner, on the Southeast side of the street there. Once you go left on California, you’ll see a parking lot on your right and an intersection just in front of you (it’s a short block). That intersection is the corner of California and Electric Ave. Go right on Electric Ave, and the dance studio is immediately on your left. You’ll see a big parking lot.

The class will be upstairs, and there is a lift if you have trouble walking up stairs. I will periodically come out of the class, to see if anyone needs help operating the lift, but just in case, you’ll see an on/off key (make sure it’s turned to “on”) and a lever that you push to the upward position. There is a lever outside the door downstairs, as well as in the lift itself and upstairs. It makes a lot of noise but is safe – just got its regular check-up last week in fact!


Carmen Lynne February 18th, 2010

Hi Loolwa,

I love the sound of what you’re doing. I work with chronic pain patients and I would love to incorporate some movement/dance into my therapy as a dancer myself. Where can I learn what you do and show it to others? Can I join your current group and experience it for myself?


Carmen Lynne

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