With Kelly King

We are all better, happier, more creative and productive people when we dance – so let’s get moving together! Class will include group warm-up, stretching, improvisation and choreographed sequences from a variety of dance influences. Kelly is known for her warm and inviting approach to class; she encourages all who are curious to attend with an open heart and open mind!

Weekly class on Fridays from 11:00am-12:15pm. Class dates in September:

  • September 1
  • September 8
  • September 15
  • September 22
  • September 29

Suggested donation: $15 for one class or $25 for one month of classes

Our programs are open to the community, and tailored to meet the needs of people affected by cancer. Classes and workshops are free or low cost on a pay-as-you-can basis, ensuring that our programs are accessible to everyone.

About Kelly King

Kelly King, Founder/Artistic Director of Contradiction Dance, makes dances for theatre, film, stage, and street… and all the places people go in-between. Playing in several artistic sandboxes at once, while teasing the line between art & entertainment, Kelly brings a collage of interests to each endeavor.

For over 10 year she has worked with teachers and students on adaptive movement bringing dance to all types of students. She has founded three danced schools, including the CityDance Center at Strathmore (2004) and Contradiction Dance (2007), led countless professional development workshops for educators nationwide, consulted for the DC Collaborative for the Arts and Humanities (2006-2008), and served St. Mary’s College of Maryland teaching all levels of improvisation, composition, jazz and modern dance (2006-2009).

Currently, Kelly teaches beginners through professional levels of dance to students ranging from pre-school to senior citizens, including adults with disabilities. She also leads Moving Dialogues workshops to engage and empower non-dancers in the artistic process through their own writing and movement.  As a trainer in arts integration, she leads workshops designed to create the next generation of master educators for the Learning Alliance (Florida) and Story Tapestries (Nationwide). Kelly has performed nationally and internationally for several companies, most notably: Contradiction Dance (Artistic Director), CityDance Ensemble (Associate Director), Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, Echo Park Contemporary Ballet, and JazzDanzDC. She has performed with production companies, including Cirque du Soleil, The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Cast of Thousands.

Choreography Credits include: Kennedy Center: Objects of Hope; The Phillips Collection: In the Flesh, Shapes in Space; Round House Theatre: The Talented Mr. Ripley, Lord of the Flies; Over The Line Festival: Objects of Hope, Homemade; Source Festival: Hallmark Dreams, Other Life (Film); St. Mary’s College: Polaroid Stories, Dancing on the Earth, Objects of Hope; Adventure Theatre: The Little Engine That Could; Forum Theatre: Bobrauschenbergamerica; Constellation Theatre: The Love of the Nightingale, Scapin, The Fire and the Rain; GEICO: Annual Benefits (Film); Anacostia Arts Center: Walk a Mile; Site Specific: #DanceAboutDC series, BOUNDARIES.

Kelly serves the creative community as an educator, choreographer, consultant, advocate and audience member.www.contradictiondance.com

With Alaina Sadick Goss, RYT 500

Enjoy a greater sense of wellbeing and enhanced energy in our gentle yoga classes.  Learn various yoga postures and techniques in progressive relaxation, breathing practices, and meditation to help reduce stress and balance mind, body, and spirit.  Our classes are open to anyone interested in attending and they are specifically designed for adults facing stress, cancer, or other illness.  All levels are welcome.

September Classes 6:00pm – 7:15pm

  • September 5
  • September 12
  • September 19
  • September 26

Our yoga classes are listed with the National MS Society and we welcome patients and caregivers of those with multiple sclerosis to our gentle yoga classes.

Suggested Donation for 1 Class: $10

Suggested Donation for 1 Month of Classes: $25

Our programs are open to the community, and tailored to meet the needs of people affected by cancer. Classes and workshops are free or low cost on a pay-as-you-can basis, ensuring that our programs are accessible to everyone.

About Alaina Sadick Goss


Alaina Sadick Goss, RYT-500, draws inspiration from more than a decade of study and practice with gifted teachers from around the world. She has completed hundreds of hours of training in various styles of yoga and its therapeutic applications with a particular focus on healing in the face of cancer. Her gentle, approachable style includes mindful asana, meditation, and pranayama with an emphasis on natural flow and integration. In addition to her weekly public and private classes in DC, she has taught abroad though Anahata International, an organization committed to bringing yoga and other wellness services to communities affected by conflict around the world. With dedication and an open heart, she is honored to share the transformative power of yoga with those affected by cancer and stress at Smith Center.

With Beth Lawrence RYT 500

Enjoy a greater sense of wellbeing and enhanced energy in our gentle yoga classes.  Learn various yoga postures and techniques in progressive relaxation, breathing practices, and meditation to help reduce stress and balance mind, body, and spirit.  Our classes are open to anyone interested in attending and they are specifically designed for adults facing stress, cancer, or other illness.  All levels are welcome.

September Classes 10:30am – 11:45am

  • Closed on September 4
  • September 11
  • September 18
  • September 25

Our yoga classes are listed with the National MS Society and we welcome patients and caregivers of those with multiple sclerosis to our gentle yoga classes. 

Our programs are also open to the community, and tailored to meet the needs of people affected by cancer. Classes and workshops are free or low cost on a pay-as-you-can basis, ensuring that our programs are accessible to everyone.

Suggested Donation for 1 Class: $10

Suggested Donation for 1 Month of Classes: $25

About Beth Lawrence

Beth discovered yoga in early 2002 as a mother of six month old twins. She was looking to get back into shape after their birth. In yoga, she found far more than she anticipated- an age old practice designed to help people relieve stress- both mental and physical. After a few years of regular practice, she knew she wanted to share her positive experiences with others. She has been leading yoga classes in the DC area since 2007 after completing her 200 hour yoga teacher training at Nth Degree Yoga with Martha Rosen. In 2011, she went back to earn her RYT500. Her personal practice is inspired by Integral Yoga and Sivananda Yoga, both of which incorporate body and mind into the practice.

With Kelly King

We are all better, happier, more creative and productive people when we dance – so let’s get moving together! Class will include group warm-up, stretching, improvisation and choreographed sequences from a variety of dance influences. Kelly is known for her warm and inviting approach to class; she encourages all who are curious to attend with an open heart and open mind!

Weekly class on Fridays from 11:00am-12:15pm. Class dates in September:

  • September 1
  • September 8
  • September 15
  • September 22
  • September 29

Suggested donation: $15 for one class or $25 for one month of classes

Our programs are open to the community, and tailored to meet the needs of people affected by cancer. Classes and workshops are free or low cost on a pay-as-you-can basis, ensuring that our programs are accessible to everyone.

About Kelly King

Kelly King, Founder/Artistic Director of Contradiction Dance, makes dances for theatre, film, stage, and street… and all the places people go in-between. Playing in several artistic sandboxes at once, while teasing the line between art & entertainment, Kelly brings a collage of interests to each endeavor.

For over 10 year she has worked with teachers and students on adaptive movement bringing dance to all types of students. She has founded three danced schools, including the CityDance Center at Strathmore (2004) and Contradiction Dance (2007), led countless professional development workshops for educators nationwide, consulted for the DC Collaborative for the Arts and Humanities (2006-2008), and served St. Mary’s College of Maryland teaching all levels of improvisation, composition, jazz and modern dance (2006-2009).

Currently, Kelly teaches beginners through professional levels of dance to students ranging from pre-school to senior citizens, including adults with disabilities. She also leads Moving Dialogues workshops to engage and empower non-dancers in the artistic process through their own writing and movement.  As a trainer in arts integration, she leads workshops designed to create the next generation of master educators for the Learning Alliance (Florida) and Story Tapestries (Nationwide). Kelly has performed nationally and internationally for several companies, most notably: Contradiction Dance (Artistic Director), CityDance Ensemble (Associate Director), Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, Echo Park Contemporary Ballet, and JazzDanzDC. She has performed with production companies, including Cirque du Soleil, The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Cast of Thousands.

Choreography Credits include: Kennedy Center: Objects of Hope; The Phillips Collection: In the Flesh, Shapes in Space; Round House Theatre: The Talented Mr. Ripley, Lord of the Flies; Over The Line Festival: Objects of Hope, Homemade; Source Festival: Hallmark Dreams, Other Life (Film); St. Mary’s College: Polaroid Stories, Dancing on the Earth, Objects of Hope; Adventure Theatre: The Little Engine That Could; Forum Theatre: Bobrauschenbergamerica; Constellation Theatre: The Love of the Nightingale, Scapin, The Fire and the Rain; GEICO: Annual Benefits (Film); Anacostia Arts Center: Walk a Mile; Site Specific: #DanceAboutDC series, BOUNDARIES.

Kelly serves the creative community as an educator, choreographer, consultant, advocate and audience member.www.contradictiondance.com

With Alaina Sadick Goss, RYT 500

Enjoy a greater sense of wellbeing and enhanced energy in our gentle yoga classes.  Learn various yoga postures and techniques in progressive relaxation, breathing practices, and meditation to help reduce stress and balance mind, body, and spirit.  Our classes are open to anyone interested in attending and they are specifically designed for adults facing stress, cancer, or other illness.  All levels are welcome.

September Classes 6:00pm – 7:15pm

  • September 5
  • September 12
  • September 19
  • September 26

Our yoga classes are listed with the National MS Society and we welcome patients and caregivers of those with multiple sclerosis to our gentle yoga classes.

Suggested Donation for 1 Class: $10

Suggested Donation for 1 Month of Classes: $25

Our programs are open to the community, and tailored to meet the needs of people affected by cancer. Classes and workshops are free or low cost on a pay-as-you-can basis, ensuring that our programs are accessible to everyone.

About Alaina Sadick Goss


Alaina Sadick Goss, RYT-500, draws inspiration from more than a decade of study and practice with gifted teachers from around the world. She has completed hundreds of hours of training in various styles of yoga and its therapeutic applications with a particular focus on healing in the face of cancer. Her gentle, approachable style includes mindful asana, meditation, and pranayama with an emphasis on natural flow and integration. In addition to her weekly public and private classes in DC, she has taught abroad though Anahata International, an organization committed to bringing yoga and other wellness services to communities affected by conflict around the world. With dedication and an open heart, she is honored to share the transformative power of yoga with those affected by cancer and stress at Smith Center.

With Beth Lawrence RYT 500

Enjoy a greater sense of wellbeing and enhanced energy in our gentle yoga classes.  Learn various yoga postures and techniques in progressive relaxation, breathing practices, and meditation to help reduce stress and balance mind, body, and spirit.  Our classes are open to anyone interested in attending and they are specifically designed for adults facing stress, cancer, or other illness.  All levels are welcome.

September Classes 10:30am – 11:45am

  • Closed on September 4
  • September 11
  • September 18
  • September 25

Our yoga classes are listed with the National MS Society and we welcome patients and caregivers of those with multiple sclerosis to our gentle yoga classes. 

Our programs are also open to the community, and tailored to meet the needs of people affected by cancer. Classes and workshops are free or low cost on a pay-as-you-can basis, ensuring that our programs are accessible to everyone.

Suggested Donation for 1 Class: $10

Suggested Donation for 1 Month of Classes: $25

About Beth Lawrence

Beth discovered yoga in early 2002 as a mother of six month old twins. She was looking to get back into shape after their birth. In yoga, she found far more than she anticipated- an age old practice designed to help people relieve stress- both mental and physical. After a few years of regular practice, she knew she wanted to share her positive experiences with others. She has been leading yoga classes in the DC area since 2007 after completing her 200 hour yoga teacher training at Nth Degree Yoga with Martha Rosen. In 2011, she went back to earn her RYT500. Her personal practice is inspired by Integral Yoga and Sivananda Yoga, both of which incorporate body and mind into the practice.

Join us at our meeting of the DC Young Adult Cancer Community on Sunday, June 11 from 5:00-6:30pm.

Enjoy a light health-supportive dinner provided by DC Vegan, a facilitated group support session, and a chance to meet other young adult cancer survivors.

This group is designed for participants from ages 19-39 at any point in their cancer journey. Significant others and caregivers are welcome! Please RSVP to help us plan.

The DC Young Adult Cancer Support Community is an initiative of:

  • Cancer Support Community
  • George Washington University Hospital/Medical Faculty Associates
  • Bella Warrior
  • First Descents
  • Hope Connections for Cancer Support
  • Howard University Hospital
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Life with Cancer
  • Medstar Georgetown University Hospital
  • Nueva Vida
  • Sibley Memorial Hospital
  • Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
  • Stupid Cancer
  • Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults
  • Virginia Hospital Center
  • Washington Cancer Institute at Medstar Washington Hospital Center
  • Young Survival Coalition (DC Chapter)

With Kelly King

We are all better, happier, more creative and productive people when we dance – so let’s get moving together! Class will include group warm-up, stretching, improvisation and choreographed sequences from a variety of dance influences. Kelly is known for her warm and inviting approach to class; she encourages all who are curious to attend with an open heart and open mind!

Weekly class on Fridays from 11:00am-12:15pm. Class dates in September:

  • September 1
  • September 8
  • September 15
  • September 22
  • September 29

Suggested donation: $15 for one class or $25 for one month of classes

Our programs are open to the community, and tailored to meet the needs of people affected by cancer. Classes and workshops are free or low cost on a pay-as-you-can basis, ensuring that our programs are accessible to everyone.

About Kelly King

Kelly King, Founder/Artistic Director of Contradiction Dance, makes dances for theatre, film, stage, and street… and all the places people go in-between. Playing in several artistic sandboxes at once, while teasing the line between art & entertainment, Kelly brings a collage of interests to each endeavor.

For over 10 year she has worked with teachers and students on adaptive movement bringing dance to all types of students. She has founded three danced schools, including the CityDance Center at Strathmore (2004) and Contradiction Dance (2007), led countless professional development workshops for educators nationwide, consulted for the DC Collaborative for the Arts and Humanities (2006-2008), and served St. Mary’s College of Maryland teaching all levels of improvisation, composition, jazz and modern dance (2006-2009).

Currently, Kelly teaches beginners through professional levels of dance to students ranging from pre-school to senior citizens, including adults with disabilities. She also leads Moving Dialogues workshops to engage and empower non-dancers in the artistic process through their own writing and movement.  As a trainer in arts integration, she leads workshops designed to create the next generation of master educators for the Learning Alliance (Florida) and Story Tapestries (Nationwide). Kelly has performed nationally and internationally for several companies, most notably: Contradiction Dance (Artistic Director), CityDance Ensemble (Associate Director), Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, Echo Park Contemporary Ballet, and JazzDanzDC. She has performed with production companies, including Cirque du Soleil, The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Cast of Thousands.

Choreography Credits include: Kennedy Center: Objects of Hope; The Phillips Collection: In the Flesh, Shapes in Space; Round House Theatre: The Talented Mr. Ripley, Lord of the Flies; Over The Line Festival: Objects of Hope, Homemade; Source Festival: Hallmark Dreams, Other Life (Film); St. Mary’s College: Polaroid Stories, Dancing on the Earth, Objects of Hope; Adventure Theatre: The Little Engine That Could; Forum Theatre: Bobrauschenbergamerica; Constellation Theatre: The Love of the Nightingale, Scapin, The Fire and the Rain; GEICO: Annual Benefits (Film); Anacostia Arts Center: Walk a Mile; Site Specific: #DanceAboutDC series, BOUNDARIES.

Kelly serves the creative community as an educator, choreographer, consultant, advocate and audience member.www.contradictiondance.com

With Alaina Sadick Goss, RYT 500

Enjoy a greater sense of wellbeing and enhanced energy in our gentle yoga classes.  Learn various yoga postures and techniques in progressive relaxation, breathing practices, and meditation to help reduce stress and balance mind, body, and spirit.  Our classes are open to anyone interested in attending and they are specifically designed for adults facing stress, cancer, or other illness.  All levels are welcome.

September Classes 6:00pm – 7:15pm

  • September 5
  • September 12
  • September 19
  • September 26

Our yoga classes are listed with the National MS Society and we welcome patients and caregivers of those with multiple sclerosis to our gentle yoga classes.

Suggested Donation for 1 Class: $10

Suggested Donation for 1 Month of Classes: $25

Our programs are open to the community, and tailored to meet the needs of people affected by cancer. Classes and workshops are free or low cost on a pay-as-you-can basis, ensuring that our programs are accessible to everyone.

About Alaina Sadick Goss


Alaina Sadick Goss, RYT-500, draws inspiration from more than a decade of study and practice with gifted teachers from around the world. She has completed hundreds of hours of training in various styles of yoga and its therapeutic applications with a particular focus on healing in the face of cancer. Her gentle, approachable style includes mindful asana, meditation, and pranayama with an emphasis on natural flow and integration. In addition to her weekly public and private classes in DC, she has taught abroad though Anahata International, an organization committed to bringing yoga and other wellness services to communities affected by conflict around the world. With dedication and an open heart, she is honored to share the transformative power of yoga with those affected by cancer and stress at Smith Center.

With Beth Lawrence RYT 500

Enjoy a greater sense of wellbeing and enhanced energy in our gentle yoga classes.  Learn various yoga postures and techniques in progressive relaxation, breathing practices, and meditation to help reduce stress and balance mind, body, and spirit.  Our classes are open to anyone interested in attending and they are specifically designed for adults facing stress, cancer, or other illness.  All levels are welcome.

September Classes 10:30am – 11:45am

  • Closed on September 4
  • September 11
  • September 18
  • September 25

Our yoga classes are listed with the National MS Society and we welcome patients and caregivers of those with multiple sclerosis to our gentle yoga classes. 

Our programs are also open to the community, and tailored to meet the needs of people affected by cancer. Classes and workshops are free or low cost on a pay-as-you-can basis, ensuring that our programs are accessible to everyone.

Suggested Donation for 1 Class: $10

Suggested Donation for 1 Month of Classes: $25

About Beth Lawrence

Beth discovered yoga in early 2002 as a mother of six month old twins. She was looking to get back into shape after their birth. In yoga, she found far more than she anticipated- an age old practice designed to help people relieve stress- both mental and physical. After a few years of regular practice, she knew she wanted to share her positive experiences with others. She has been leading yoga classes in the DC area since 2007 after completing her 200 hour yoga teacher training at Nth Degree Yoga with Martha Rosen. In 2011, she went back to earn her RYT500. Her personal practice is inspired by Integral Yoga and Sivananda Yoga, both of which incorporate body and mind into the practice.