Tai Chi Long Form

We offer three levels of Long Form courses. There are six courses in each level, typically focused on a different section of the form. You begin by learning the basic shape of the form in Level 1, then you refine your form and go deeper into Tai Chi practice in each subsequent level.

Read about each level and register for current courses below.

When you enroll in one of our courses, you can come to any or all meetings of that course each week.

Tai Chi Long Form Level 1: Fundamentals

Each September, we start a new Long Form group. It takes a full year of courses to learn the basic shape of this form. The Long Form takes approximately 30 minutes to perform, with spins, kicks, squats, and stepping patterns that are more sophisticated than the Short Form.

The foundation you’ve built with years of Short Form practice pay off,though. The first third of the Long Form is essentially the Short Form and fundamental sequences, like Grasp Sparrow’s Tail, are repeated throughout the Long Form.

Tai Chi Long Form Fundamentals (Level 1)

Cost and Meeting Times:
$280/$240 for members
Mon 5:50-7:20pm with Alan | Thurs 11:30-1:00pm with Alan | Sat 12:15-2:00pm with Alan

Tai Chi Long Form Fundamentals (Level 1)

Cost and Meeting Times:
$280/$240 for members
Thurs 11:30-1:00pm with Alan | Sat 12:15-2:00pm with Alan

Tai Chi Long Form Level 2: Principles

Tai Chi Long Form Principles is a year-long cycle of form review. Now, you will go back through the material you learned in Tai Chi Long Form Fundamentals and refine it. The Long Form takes years to really “get in your body,” so this course is designed to guide you through all the nuances of the form again, in a systematic way.

Tai Chi Long Form Principles (Level 2)

Cost and Meeting Times:

$270/$230 for members

Tues 8:00-9:30pm with Alan | Wed 11:30am-1:00pm with Alan | Thurs 7:30-9:30pm with Alan

Tai Chi Long Form Access Pass - $30

Add $30 to your Tai Chi Long Form Level 2 or Level 3 registration to receive access to the Long Form course levels you have already completed.

Tai Chi Long Form Principles (Level 2)

Cost and Meeting Times:
$270/$230 for members
Tues 8:00-9:30pm with Alan | Wed 11:30am-1:00pm with Alan | Thurs 7:40-9:30pm with Alan

Tai Chi Long Form Level 3: Refinements

If you’ve made it this far through the Brookline Tai Chi curriculum, Tai Chi is clearly part of your regular practice. In Tai Chi Long Form Refinements, you will have fun exploring endless intricacies and variations on the form as your body adapts to new details and principles that you will find buried beneath the surface of the form.

Tai Chi Long Form Refinements (Level 3)

Cost and Meeting Times:
$270/$230 for members
Tues 6:30-8:00pm with Alan | Wed 10:30-Noon with Alan | Thurs 7:30-9:30pm with Alan

Tai Chi Long Form Access Pass - $30

Add $30 to your Tai Chi Long Form Level 2 or Level 3 registration to receive access to the Long Form course levels you have already completed.

Tai Chi Long Form Refinements (Level 3)

Cost and Meeting Times:
$270/$230 for members
Tues 6:30-8:00pm with Alan | Wed 10:30-Noon with Alan | Thurs 7:40-9:30pm with Alan

Tai Chi Long Form Special Subjects

Each week we focus on a different special topic or section of the form in Special Subjects.

Students in Long Form Levels 2 and 3 may attend Special Subjects at no additional charge. You may also sign up for Special Subjects as a stand-alone course if you are not currently enrolled in any other Long Form course.

Tai Chi Long Form Special Subjects

Cost and Meeting Times:
$210/$180 for members
Wed 7:35-9:05pm with Dan | Sat 9:55-10:55am with Alan

Tai Chi Long Form Special Subjects

Cost and Meeting Times:
$210/$180 for members
Wed 7:35-8:35pm with Alan | Sat 9:55-10:55am with Alan