Upcoming Events



ARCHITECTING: Building Physical Resilience in Contact Dancing

Saturday, September 21, 2019

6:30-9:30pm @ 330 Melville Ave, Palo Alto, California

Expand your ability to dance with dynamic physical contact. Contact Improvisation can be supported with specific skills that enhance each person's sensitivity and understanding of three-dimensional resilience. Your body is a trans-morphing architecture; join me as we examine and refine the foundation.

Sliding Scale: $60-30

Register Here

Axis Syllabus + Dance: Build Ramps, Not Walls

Wednesdays in July, 2019

10-11:30am @ Finnish Hall, Berkeley CA

(Nuria Bowart teaches July 24.)

The focus for these classes will be Ramping Technique. Ramping is when you create smooth pathways for your body down to the floor and back up again. This requires the right motion at the joints, the use of the different masses of the body as both weights and motors, and creative practice.

Come ramp with me! $12-20 sliding.

in.tension.ality : shifting tone

Fall 2019  @ Berkeley, CA

(dates TBD)

Axis Syllabus & Dance workshop about muscles, fascia, and everything else.

Spiral Camp

January 17-20, 2020 @ Redwood Glen in California

Spiral Camp is an affordable long-weekend retreat led by Sebastian Grubb and Shira Yaziv. It's a unique gathering and workshop, blending multiple physical modalities and training strategies:

* Axis Syllabus / embodied anatomy * Acrobatic Flow * Contact Improvisation

Early Bird rates available. Get In-Spiraled With Us!



SWERVE Dance Collective (the company formerly known as Scott Wells & Dancers)

w/ Megan Lowe and Miriam Wolodarski

July 19th. Info

San Francisco Movement Arts Festival

@ Grace Cathedral outdoor fountain, San Francisco


Fabric Animal

An immersive evening of meticulous sensing, daring trust, and physical intimacy in a new contemporary dance work by Sonsherée Giles and Sebastian Grubb

June 6-8, 8pm @ CounterPulse in San Francisco, CA

Featuring original music composition by local composers directed by Caroline Penwarden. Original dance film by John Carnahan. Choreography and performance by Sonsheree and Sebastian.

BodyWAGGING: Shoulders and Spine

Movement Exploration Retreat

May 11-18, 2019 @ Costa Rica

I'm a guest teacher at this weeklong event. My classes will focus on honing shoulder and spine mechanics to support ease, safety, high-dynamic training. Info

Axis Syllabus + Dance

Wednesdays in February, 2019

10-11:30am @ Finnish Hall, Berkeley CA

The focus for these classes will be Ramping Technique. Ramping is when you create smooth pathways for your body down to the floor and back up again. This requires the right motion at the joints, the use of the different masses of the body as both weights and motors, and creative practice. COME RAMP WITH ME! $12-20 sliding.

Spiral Camp

January 18-21, 2019 @ Redwood Glen, CA

A 3-day weekend intensive in the Santa Cruz Mountains, focusing on fluid movement, accessible acrobatics, experiential anatomy and connecting with others. By Sebastian Grubb and Shira Yaziv. Info

Axis Syllabus + Dance

October 17, 24

November 7, 14, 28**

10-11:30am @ Finnish Hall, Berkeley CA

Come study, play, dance. The focus for these classes will be on muscles and bones of the hip, such as the three gluteal muscles and how they contribute to mobility, stability, and strength in movement.

Co-Kinesis: Dynamic Partnering and the Docking Zones
with Daniel Bear Davis and Sebastian Grubb
November 28 and 30

10am-1pm @ Finnish Hall, Berkeley, CA
This will be a fun, accessible, and at times athletic workshop with plenty of anatomical and physics-based considerations to inform healthy and creative dancing.

AGILE BEAST : Meta Fitness Training

October 19 & 20, 2018

12-6pm @ Finnish Hall, Berkeley CA

AGILE BEAST is for people serious and curious about developing their fitness training, movement practice, and/or movement coaching. It's time to get a little Beastly! I'm synthesizing my 12+ years experience as a fitness coach, professional dancer and Axis Syllabus teacher to create a methodology for fitness training rooted in dynamic health. This workshop includes detailed presentations, exploratory exercises, and full-on workouts. Suitable for those with an active movement practice.

Axis Syllabus + Contact Improv

Tuesdays in April and May from 6:30-8pm @ Counter Pulse in San Francisco

A weekly class series applying anatomy and basic physics to improvised dancing. Followed by an open Contact Improvisation Jam. Info

AGILE BEAST: Whole Body Fitness

June 16-21, 2018

Nomadic College: Axis Syllabus @ Earthdance in Massachusetts

A weeklong workshop on whole body fitness, equal parts Anatomy Nerd and Beast Mode. Info

in.tension.ality : shifting tone

July 9-13, 2018

@ Finnish Hall, Berkeley, CA

BAASE: The Bay Area Axis Syllabus Exchange

A four-day workshop about muscles, fascia, and using different levels of tension in different movement situations. Info


Dec 16-17, 2017

@ Finnish Hall in Berkeley

A two-day intensive on harmonious movement. Info

Low Flow & the Serpentine Spine

March 18-19, 2017

with Nuria Bowart @ Finnish Hall in Berkeley, CA

A two-day intensive on sequential movement patterns and floor-work.



Scott Wells & Dancers

December, 2018

Scott Wells & Dancers

February 3, 2018

@ Motion Pacific, Santa Cruz, CA

Featuring "Ballistic", an audience favorite!



Nancy Karp + Dancers

February 9-11, 2018

@ David Brower Center, Berkeley, CA

Premiering "On Beauty", a site-specific work responding to the life and work of the late conservationist Doug Tompkins.


Scott Wells & Dancers

December 1-10, 2017

@ Dance Mission Theater, San Francisco

Watch Sebastian Dance Solo


"amazingly graceful”

-Paul Parish, Bay Area Reporter

"Sebastian has not only an amazing physical ability when demonstrating dance moves, but also a poetic sensibility he uses to explain the ideas behind them."

-Gili Hammer, dance scholar


-Jordan Levin, Miami Herald

"one of the most able bodied, and able minded dancers I know. His classes are full of relevant instruction, and authentic exuberance."

-Nuria Bowart, dance teacher and roller

"sensational authority, speed and endurance"

-Allan Ulrich, SF Gate

"I love working with this man; it's like warp-speed, frictionless thinking."

-Frey Faust, author & founder of The Axis Syllabus


-Nigel Lythgoe, So You Think You Can Dance