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Friday/Saturday InterPlay now at Dance Center Evanston

All are invited to Leader in Training Weekend!
Jeff Breting and Lucille Contorno

Evanston, IL

Friday JULY 11 6:30-8:30 pm Saturday, JULY 12 10:30 am-12:30 pm

Come support our Leaders in Training Jeff Breting and Lucille Contorno as they teach their final 2 hour class at the Dance Center Evanston About Jeff... He keeps coming back because he finds InterPlay to be a lot of fun. He also enjoys how it enables him to discover and develop his own voice (in the big sense of the word) and how it opens up many avenues to connect with others. To give back, he decided that he wanted to become a certified InterPlay leader. He completed the core leader training classes and has been doing practice leading sessions at public events in Chicago. In his leading, Jeff desires to bring the collective wisdom of all his instructors into the space. In addition, he wants to enable participants to find ease in themselves and with others as they embark on different ways of playing.

Cost: $5 suggested donation

Registration/Information: Jane Siarny - (630) 715-8590


Dance Center Evanston

1934 Dempster
Evanston, IL
Jeff Breting

Jeff Breting got hooked on InterPlay in early 2010 when he attended a retreat in North Carolina.

Soon after that first experience he completed the 5-weekend Life Practice Training Program in Minneapolis with InterPlay master teacher CathyAnn Beaty. After completing that first level of leader training, he played at several InterPlay retreats throughout the country.

Jeff was also fortunate to have a 6-week immersion at the InterPlay headquarters in California. During that time he received instruction from InterPlay co-founders Phil Porter and Cynthia-Winton Henry. He also attended weekly classes and weekend programs that were facilitated by a diverse range of expert InterPlay leaders.

Jeff has been a regular participant of ongoing events in his home Chicago Interplay community. He has also continued to pursue national training at annual Leadership retreats.

One of Jeff's passion is to use InterPlay vocal methods to enable anybody to rediscover the joy of using their voices to make sounds, regardless of whether they think they are "good singers." To gain additional facilitation tools, Jeff attended weekend retreats with Trish Watts, the founded InterPlay Australia. During these retreats, Jeff was exposed to the powerful methods of Voice Movement Therapy (VMT) that extend the possibilities of the human voice far beyond any form of singing. He also learned about combining indigenous singing traditions with our western community based modes of singing.

He keeps coming back because he finds InterPlay to be a lot of fun. He also enjoys how it enables him to develop his own voice (in the big sense of the word). And he is fascinated by how it opens many avenues for people to connect with one another.

Jeff attended the requisite training and supervision to attain his InterPlay leader certification. As of Summer 2017, Jeff has co-led and led 85 public InterPlay sessions in the Chicago area.

In his leading, Jeff desires to bring the collective wisdom of all his instructors to session participants. Jeff also wants to help people of all backgrounds broaden the ways they express themselves, create more ease in their lives and incorporate healthy ways of being in relationship with others.

Jeff has a keen interest in the application of InterPlay to interpersonal, small group, and organizational communication. As an individual who grew up with a speech disorder, Jeff has a special passion for providing unique growth opportunities for people with present or past speech disorders, ESL students, as well as people who identify themselves as "Introverted," "Highly Sensitive," and/or "Shy."

Lucille Contorno
Lucille Contorno enjoys InterPlay so much she decided to participate in the leader's training program. She has a BA degree in Math. Education and a Masters in Theological Studies. She loves to combine teaching InterPlay with spitituality as well as teaching InterPlay without frills, that is, as it is. She has participated in unintensive weekends in Minneapolis, Kenosha, and Chicago and has been involved in the life-practice and leader training programs with the Chicago community. Lucille has created and taught InterPlay classes in Wisconsin and Arizona and looks forward to sharing her love for InterPlay with others in her community. People say that Lucille's warm smile and welcoming leadership approach encourages trust, creates ease in others, and provides an atmosphere in which participants are willing to enter in with less self-consciousness. They also say her light-hearted fun loving leadership style makes InterPlay enjoyable for them as well.

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