Greg Manley and his team at City of Play in Pittsburgh were 2017 Action Grant Recipients for their program Ludovia. “Ludovia” is derived from the Latin, meaning “Playful way.”
Funded with support of a US Play Coalition Action Grant, Ludovia is City of Play’s public class for adults that focuses on social fitness. It is a weekly group class that builds physical social skills and dynamic imagination. Greg explains, “We start with an assortment of physical warm-ups from martial arts, dance & sports, and then progress into vocal warm-ups and drama exercises. During the second part of class, students practice a wide array of physical communication techniques that improve their social/playful skills.”
“The US Play Coalition’s grant allowed City of Play to invest in its most introspective program to date,” Manley continues. “Because of the grant, we were able to learn about the nature of our own training and how we turn our own physical perspective of the world into professional practice.”
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