Workshops

Upcoming Dance Workshops & Classes 

Six week Contact Improvisation classs series

Jan 4-Feb 8 | Echo Theatre West, Portland, Oregon 

Registration info HERE

Past Dance Workshops & Classes Instructed by Eric Nordstrom

2023 Contact Improvisation workshop Portland, Oregon 

Co-teacher. Workshop title: "FIT ~ Finding IT Together Contact Improvisation Exploratorium". Three day workshop co-taught with Carolyn Stuart. 


2023 Contact and Improvisation workshop Portland, Oregon

Co-teacher. Workshop title: "Lifts: The shared dance of support! CI from the inside out". Four day workshop co-taught with Carolyn Stuart. 


2023 American College Dance Association Northwest Conference, 

Salt Lake City, Utah. Instructor of Contact Improvisation     

workshop.


2022 Contact and Improvisation workshop Portland, Oregon

Co-teacher. Workshop title: "Questioning habits and embracing vulnerability". Four day workshop co-taught with Carolyn Stuart. 


2022 BodyVox, Portland, Oregon

Instructor of Dance on Film during a six week program to Junior Artist Generator (JAG) students.


2019 Contact Festival Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

Instructor of Contact Improvisation. Workshop title: “Connect to Vulnerability”.


2018 American College Dance Association Northwest Conference, 

Boulder, Colorado. Instructor of Contact Improvisation 

workshop.


2014 Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation, Seattle, Washington

Instructor in Contact Improvisation. Week-long session.

“Connected Autonomy,” and performer at renowned improvisation festival.


2013 Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation, Seattle, Washington

Instructor of Contact Improvisation. Week-long session.


2013 Conduit Dance Studio, Portland, Oregon 

Dance Teacher. Instructor for a weekly modern dance class combining Body Mind Centering with contemporary dance technique. Ten-week session.


2013 Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, Vancouver, Washington

Visiting Artist. Instructed a series of dance for camera workshops, fostering collaborations between moving image arts and dance high school students. One month residency.


2012 Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon

Guest Artist. Instructor for a series of dance improvisation workshops. Multiple two-to-three hour workshops.


2012 Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 

Teaching Assistant. Assistant to Bebe Miller in teaching a partnering course to dance majors. Full term.


2012 Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio 

Visiting Artist. Instructor for a series of dance workshops in contact improvisation.


2010 Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Teaching Assistant. Assistant to former Trisha Brown company member, Ming Yang in teaching a partnering course. Full quarter.


2010 Dance in Columbus, Columbus, Ohio 

Dance Instructor. Contact Improvisation classes and contact jams for the Columbus dance community. Month-long series.


2008-09 Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, Vancouver, Washington

Guest Dance Teacher. Instructor for modern technique, and set choreography on middle and high school students. Full semester.


2007 University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

Resident Guest Dance Co-Teacher (with Mary Oslund)

Instructor for upper level dance majors: “Guest Artist Series,” six-week residency.


2007-09 Conduit Dance Studio, Portland, Oregon 

Dance Teacher. Instructor for a weekly modern dance class, “Raw Beginning” for adults. Co-taught with Mary Oslund. Every Monday for two years. 

Teacing at Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation

Teaching at Contact Festival Freiburg, Germany

In addition to these classes and workshops, I've taught a wide range of college courses.