NOB HILL--It was Earth Day yesterday and that meant the street was blocked off in back of La Montanita Co-op. There were all kinds of tables and booths set up to help conserve the earth and our bodies. The NIA dancers caught my eye right away. Not only did they move, they yelled a lot. I had never heard of it before. But let me quote from their NM website.
Nia is a barefoot technique and is a blending of modern and jazz dance, aerobics, martial arts, yoga and body integration therapy based on the Alexander technique and the teachings of Moshe Feldenkrais.Maybe they are only barefoot indoors. At any rate they looked committed to it. I don't think it is something one does with listless, jaded, coolness.