DEBORAH.P. Gainesville, FL "The 'Move More' class was fun and educational. Daina was able to work with each of us taking into consideration our physical abilities and modifying the lessons to our needs. I am much more aware of how the alignment of my body helps me have more energy and stamina. Daina's style of teaching with humor helped us get through some lessons that were challenging for our older bodies".
MARGARET.W. Gainesville ,FL "I was participating in an eight-week class composed of women ages 60's to 90's taught by Daina. Daina was able to modify the exercises for each of us according to both age and ability. The exercises were extremely moderate and took very little energy to accomplish. The goal was to do these moderate exercises with proper alignment and not overdo. The alignment made a huge difference in how the body responded. After a few moderate exercises my joints felt looser and movement felt smoother. It was hard to believe that such a seemingly easy exercises could make a big difference. The class inspired me to buy a wedge roller which I continue to use for hip exercises several times a week"
LOIS.B. Former board and active member of the Courtyards, Gainesville, FL "During your class I realized I was not standing up straight anymore and I need to work on that. I'm so happy to realize that now. Thanks for your help!"
SETH.R. Former school board member, San Carlos CA, theater volunteer and actor "Having observed Daina's teaching as well as acted in shows that she has choreographed, I find her to be a unique talent who works with a diverse set of people and abilities - children and adults alike - to create something original, dynamic and artistically meaningful and powerful. She has a keen eye to picture space, time and movement and the results speak for themselves - what her actors perform on stage consistently delight and amaze audiences".
NANCY.A. Community activist "What a wonderful experience I had with Daina Block. In the beginning she had all of us so relaxed and stretched out and moving our bodies with ease. She then worked in the movements which came more naturally for us as individuals. A pleasure to work with her".
ADAM .R City Board Member, San Carlos, CA "I had the opportunity to work with Daina on a local theater production. This was my first production and I was a bit worried about my ability to do some of the dance moves. Daina put me at ease from the start. She has an engaging teaching style and is willing to push her students, but also realizes their limits. Her style is also collaborative. Given my desire to keep developing character through tech and shows, she offered a number of tips and tweaks that led to my improvement every night. Daina and I worked through some movement and expressive ideas making sure I stayed true to character. There were moments that just clicked - the result was magic thanks to Daina".
GINGER.S Performer, costume designer "Before we even got down to the 3 minutes for the show, we were given time to address each other, observe and creatively contribute. I like the different way Daina teaches. Daina is not the same teachers as those who I've experienced in the past, which is a good thing. I throughly enjoyed the movement explorations, tasks and laughter during rehearsals".