Upcoming Events


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. $12-20 sliding.

**The 28th and 30th are a special workshop I'm co-leading with Daniel Davis. Info below:

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

Daniel and Sebastian are both certified Axis Syllabus Teachers with many years of experience in Contact Improvisation, bodywork, fitness training, and dance performance. 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.

Register by Paypal to danbeardavis@gmail.com

Early Bird: $55 for 1 day, $90 for 2 days
After November 21: $65 for 1 day, $100 for 2 days

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Spring 2019  @ Portland, OR

(dates TBD)

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

Spiral Camp

January 18-21, 2019 @ Santa Cruz, CA

Join us for a 3-day weekend retreat in the Santa Cruz Mountains! 

I'm teaming up with Shira Yaziv of the Athletic Playground to offer our first shared Retreat in the Santa Cruz mountains! Join us for an exciting weekend of classes focusing on fluid movement, accessible acrobatics, and connecting with others. Info

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


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