Dragon's Egg Studio
Dragon's Egg Studio
Dragon's Egg Studio
Dragon's Egg Studio
Dragon's Egg Studio


L’Ana Burton Dances at the Garde in May


CDC Choreography Workshops & Fund-raiser !



CDC students, their families, former CDC dancers & families too as well as multi-generational folks FROM THE COMMUNITY who might want to dance in

our Gala Event May 17, 2014 7pm at The Garde Arts Center. Hoping for GROWN-UPS of ALL

AGES & children of ALL AGES ….. Inexperienced dancers are WELCOME too !!

TAUGHT BY …….. ANN SCHENK (with LʼAna assisting)
Former CDC Instructor & Director of CDCʼs SPECTRUM

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DATES …. Saturday April 5 2-4pm @ Mystic Yoga Shala
80 Stonington Road (back of buiding) Stonington

Sunday April 27 2-4pm @ The Dragons Egg 401 Shewville Road Ledyard

Saturday May 3 2-4pm @ Blissworks 228 State Street (2nd Floor) New London

1 Workshop = $15.00 per person
Two workshops minimum to perform on May 17

2 Workshops = $20.00 per person

3 Workshops = $25.00 per person (pay in full on Day One) Attending all workshops is highly recommended

BREATHS is a 4 Min. dance set to music by Sweet Honey in the Rock, choreographed by Anne Green Gilbert, the “creative dance guru” of the West Coast. We learned it from Anne many years ago at a Creative Dance Conference. CDC has performed BREATHS several times since 9/11, when it was first performed to honor CDC dancer Julianna McCourt. We are excited to be bringing this dance back as a part of this our Gala 25th Annual Concert on May 17, 2014 at 7pm at The Garde. Ideal for mothers & daughters to do together…. Or grandmothers, daughters, or any other combo you can think of. (boys & men not excluded !!) It is a PARTNER DANCE but you can sign up as ONE PERSON- YOU DO NOT NEED TO COME WITH A PARTNER – we will find you a great partner ! Zach Combs, African Drummer will be playing live with the song as well as a percussive opening section that will be partly improvised. This choreography is easy to learn. Costuming will be easy & simple….

We hope you will want to join us for this special event. Tell your friends, find yourself a partner, or come alone….. This will be an uplifting experience for one & all…..

Questions ? Contact Ann Schenk : schenk.ann.l@gmail.com
To REGISTER email Ann or Call LʼAna @ 860-501-5019 (payments due day of workshop)

SPECIAL THANKS TO TRICIA McAVOY, MARYA URSIN, DAN POTTER & AMY ZEZULKA for donating their beautiful spaces for our fund-raiser


Spring Detox, Ayurvedic Style!

Ayurvedic Detox: Spring Cleaning for Your Body & Mind

In this class, you will learn:

Hands on cooking Kitchadi, the primary meal eaten during the Ayurvedic Detox

How to plan your detox according to your Ayurvedic constitution

Purifying activities to support the detox

Detoxifying herbs to assist the body in releasing toxins


Date: Sunday, March 16

Time: 11am-2pm

Cost: $40

Instructor: Jessica Ferrol, CAS, PKS, E-RYT

*We will eat the kitchardi for lunch.  Pre-registration required by  

March 12.  Register @  



Circus? Hooping? Come to the Egg!

Jen Taylor & Maia Rose of the Om-FLY Circus Collective are coming to The Dragon’s Egg in Ledyard, CT on Saturday February 22 for A Day of Play!

Join us for the magic of fusing the fun with the mindful. With a little focus, we can do exciting things with our bodies, and we can enter into as many different partnerships as there are snowflakes. The more we concentrate, the more fun we have.

Join us as we delve into a variety of Partner Yoga & Circus Arts and show you what you are capable of! We will explore:

Flying & Acro Yoga Hooping Breathwork

Handstands Hooping Juggling Diabolo

Pyramids Jedi Yoga Thai Massage

Check out our Summer Circus Program in 2014!

Who: Ages 7 -97
Fee: $40
Family Special: Three or more in a family for $30 each


Omfly ♥ Everyone shines in the circus. 

Bodystories: Teresa Fellion Dance Showing

BodyStories:  Join Teresa Fellion Dance for a showing of dance material, some new and some refined, at the end of their residency at the Dragon’s Egg. The showing will be on Tuesday, January 21 at 6pm. 


” Teresa Fellion’s Choreography is like a car engine of movement; transference of energy that is constantly remolded/ shifted, and brings us to a beautiful place…”

Celeste miller

Jacob’s Pillow International Dance Festival


After having received rave reviews internationally for its first iteration, the company will be performing selections created for and from the piece

The Mantises Are Flipping (P.S. I’ll have whatever they’re having)”  that they are currently expanding and developing for their spring NYC season. The Mantises Are Flipping (P.S. I’ll have whatever they’re having) investigates reactions and relationships to sound and explores various dualities through movement. The organization of sound and movement in the work establishes a world in which the two elements are indistinguishable. Musician/composer Ryan Edwards performs live with the dancers and the dancers contribute sounds of varying lengths, intention, volume, and rhythmic complexity.  The work invites the viewer to contemplate the relative nature of normalcy through the comedic and imaginative atmosphere of Mantises Are Flipping


We would be delighted if you could attend and see work that Teresa Fellion and the 8 bodystories dancers have been creating  during their Dragon’s Egg Residency. You may visit www.bodystoriesfellion.org to learn more about the company.  (photo by Andy Phillipson)

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Winter Colds and Flus Begone!

Winter Colds and Flus begone!   Ayurvedic Workshop at the Egg on 1/11 at 11 am


Join us in the kitchen as we learn how to make simple herbal remedies to ease the symptoms of cold and flu.  Remedies include cough syrup, herbal teas and Ayurvedic Churnas. We will also receive hands on learning of Ayurvedic practices to keep the immune system strong, all year long.  Place the power of healing in your hands!


Time: 11am-2pm

Cost: $40

Instructor: Jessica Ferrol, Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, Pancha Karma Specialist, owner of Community Ayurvedic Herbalist Wellness & Education Center in Pawcatuck, CT.  Jessica has been serving the community for over 10 years as an Ayurvedic practitioner, teacher and herbalist.  Her goal is to place the wisdom of natural healing in palm of your hand.

Residencies, New and Old Adventures


We close this amazing year of 2013, having hosted some forty residencies for artists – dancers, theatre makers, musicians, writers, from BodyArt to Rashaun to the Pan Project to Ruth Barnes to Clare Byrne to living things, and on and on, with great variety of dreams and of actualizations.  There have been showings, and there has been retreat.  There has been seriousness and there has been laughter.  Always there have been willing and open spirits, exploring, finding new ways for their voices to emerge.   We are ever grateful to the artists, and to the members of the Mystic Paper Beasts/Dragon’s Egg, for coming, and for making these dreams possible.

There have been workshops, too: dream, hooping, zumba, African dance, Mystery School, Dances of Peace, quarterly labyrinth walks.   There have been Events: the Juliet and her Romeo event in June engaged about thirty performers from near and far as the Capulets and Montagues re enacted the dance of juliet and romeo in various versions, as cats and dogs, as older married couple, as the text deems it.  The balcony scene was a zen moment. 

There have been classes a plenty: regular yoga, hooping, children’s classes.

And, on New Year’s Eve, the space will be left open for meditation, from 6 pm to 10 pm, for you to drop in, at your leisure, to be quiet, to spin, to dance, to sip tea.  

We wish you well in this new year to come.  May we all be peaceful and kind.  May you be filled with well being.  May we all have many moments of happiness.  Much love to you. 


Snowy Days and Full Moons

The snows bring explorations into the world of Pan, Wonderland!   Full Stop Collective, this time under Elizabeth Seldin’s dream, spent a long and productive musical weekend at the Egg exploring Peter’s world of memory and wonder.  On their heels came the sacred singing bowls of Anne Belliveau, who sonically ushered in new resident, dancer/choreographer/professor Ruth Barnes, who will spend the snowy week with feet on the floor and head in the stars, dancing dancing being.  Then, between Christmas and New Year’s, Marya will begin to create a solo mask and movement story telling piece based on her new (and only – so far!) story book, A Bowlful of Ladoo, for which she asked Dan Potter to do the wonderful illustrations (and he did!).  

The new year will bring Many Many more residencies, classes, events,  and workshops!  Check the calendar for details.  

We wish you well on these snowy days, as we move toward Solstice and 2014. Cover_2.pdf

Holiday Bazaar!

Holiday Bazaar at the Egg!!

December 8th, from 2 – 5 pm

This will be our third Holiday Bazaar, and will feature ceramics, soaps, wish bundles, knitted things, books, and on and on – not to mention poetry, dance, music, tarot reading!  

Please come join us!   An m and m will have your name on it! 


Sara Farrington and Friends

Sara Farrington and friends have been in residence at the Dragon’s Egg – yay!   Here is a bit of what she has to say about the work:

My plays are not my plays without a stretch of rehearsal at the Dragon’s Egg. The moment I walk in the door I begin my right-brain vacation. It’s a tangible, enlightening, actor-binding and unforgettable artistic experience, one where time seems to stand still. Until suddenly— it’s over and you wonder how on earth you can return to your old life. I would not be who I am as a playwright and theater artist without Marya Ursin’s wonderful gift to the theater community.



In photo:  Megan Emery Gaffney, Zoe Van Tieghem, Ugo Chukwu




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