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Global Dance Connections contemporary dance series

In Classes, Events on August 29, 2012 by danceumbrella

September is just around the corner, and a new season of dance is about to begin!

The Dance Centre’s Global Dance Connections contemporary dance series features companies from Vancouver, across Canada and overseas. Our Global Dance Connections series features an exciting program of contemporary dance including premieres from Vancouver-based Restless Productions, Shay Kuebler, battery opera performance (with Montreal’s Par B.L.eux), Joe Ink and Marta Marta Productions. Artists from further afield include Chartier Danse from Toronto, Japan’s dazzling Hiroaki Umeda, and performers from Germany, France and Belgium. Shows start at 8pm.
View full season details HERE

Subscribe to Global Dance Connections Our flexible build-your-own subscription format means you can choose three or more shows for just $20 a ticket. Subscriptions are available now: book ONLINE or call 604.606.6420.

Discover Dance! noon series

Our popular Discover Dance! noon hour series is a great opportunity to sample the diversity of BC’s dance scene. Entertaining, informative, and suitable for all ages, each show combines performance with artist talkbacks, and sometimes even audience participation!

This season features Aeriosa, Ballet BC, South Asian Arts, Kokoma African Heritage Ensemble, Mozaico Flamenco Dance Theatre and Historical Performance Ensemble. Shows run on Thursdays at 12 noon.
View full season details HERE

Subscribe to Discover Dance! Book for all six shows for just $50. Book online HERE or call 604.606.6420.


Alias Dance Project Professional Workshop – 10 more days to register!

In Workshops on August 8, 2012 by danceumbrella

One-Day Guest Teacher Workshop
Sunday August 26, 2012
10:00 am- 5:00pm.

Turning Pointe Academy of Dance
105 Vanderhoof Ave.
Toronto, ON M4G 2H7
Special Professional Rate – $30

Steps to Register
Please print out the Registration Form ( available on the Alias Website) and using the Workshop Schedule, choose which workshop option is best for you.
Mail cheque, payable to Alias Dance Project INC, to 368 Coxwell Ave, Toronto, ON, M4L 3B7.
Please peruse the Alias Workshop Brochure for more information!

Guest Teachers

Emily Law
Emily Law has sought out training with many notable teachers in various street dance styles and facilitated workshops with international teachers here in Toronto. She has competed in battles around the world and has won titles in house dancing and all-styles battles. Emily’s main focus in the street dance realm are house and waacking however she is knowledgeable in various other styles. Emily has also trained and currently works as a contemporary dancer. She has had the pleasure of working with Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, Valerie Calam, D.A. Hoskins, Brendan Jensen, Alias Dance Project, Gadfly, The Chimera Project, the Parahumans Dance Theatre, Event Horizon Dance, & Piotr Biernat.

Ryan Lee
Independent Dance Artist Ryan Lee graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Dance.  He has been fortunate to have the opportunity to work with renowned choreographers: Roberto Campanella, Robert Glumbek, Emily Molnar, Stepĥen Pier, Tino Segal, Linda Garneau, Menaka Thakkar, Darryl Tracey, D.A Hoskins and Guillaume Cote. Ryan has also been able to work with such companies as ProArteDanza, Toronto Dance Theatre, Keaja d’Dance, Anandam Dance Theatre, Larchaud Dance Project, inDANCE, The Little Pear Conservatory and The Chimera Project.  Ryan is also an in demand teacher, choreographer and adjudicator who has worked across Canada.

Eric Daniel
Eric’s background does not originally stem from martial arts or gymnastics, but this has not held him back from honing his acrobatic skills to the highest performance levels and bringing on his unique street style to the Team 2X dynamic. He has accomplished significant achievements since joining the team; performing on stage around North America and overseas, working on commercials for clients such as Sunny D and Prilosec OTC, and also working in the tv and film industry as a stunt performer.  Aside from performing he also enjoys teaching and sharing with others and is a certified instructor of XSD and teaches regularly out of the Team 2X headquarters in Toronto, Ontario.


Audition: Ismailova Theatre of Dance (Sept 4)

In Auditions on August 15, 2011 by danceumbrella

September 4th, 7:30 pm

Registration is mandatory. Email your contact information (cell number) and a resume or a short artistic bio to We will send you the location details.

Ismailova Theatre of Dance company is looking for male and female dancers or actors who can dance for upcoming shows including a new full-length dance/physical theatre play to be presented on December 3rd, 2011 in Pia Bowman Studio Theatre.

Dancers and actors must be committed, responsible and available to rehearse 2 times a week (Sunday evening and Monday or Friday evening). Any dance background is welcome, but must be willing to learn different dance styles including contemporary, contact improv, jazz, ballroom, traditional folk.

The position is volunteer, but if the company makes money, it goes to dancers’ salaries.


Om Laila Internship Positions (Deadline Aug 26)

In Jobs on August 15, 2011 by danceumbrella

Om Laila is a belly dance studio, created and run by long-time instructor Roula Said.  It combines traditional belly dance technique and movement with a more holistic approach to the body, incorporating the Seven Waves movement system into each of its classes.

Position Title: Social Media & Administration Intern
This position will involve much of the day-to-day administration of various Om Laila initiatives, and will focus on marketing, promotions and social media. This will include helping to brainstorm and disseminate seasonal marketing promotions, as well as regular website and social media updates.  However, the chosen candidate will be doing everything from reception, to poster creation, to scheduling gigs, out-of-town workshops and band & dance rehearsals.

Position Title: Business Strategy & Administration Intern
This position will focus on business strategy and marketing for the Seven Waves movement system.  The chosen candidate will create a business plan for Seven Waves. This process will entail thorough research on successful business strategies and the alternative health industry to deliver the Seven Waves movement to a large and diverse audience.  The position will also include detailed financial and logistical planning, promotions, communications and strategic thinking. The other aspect of this position is the day-to-day administration of  various Om Laila initiatives.  This could include various office duties such as reception, establishing relationships with various sectors of the industry, poster creation, scheduling gigs, out-of-town workshops and band & dance rehearsals.

These are unpaid internships.  The chosen candidates will, however, be rewarded with unlimited free belly dancing and Seven Waves classes, as well as extensive opportunities to make connections within the arts, dance, fitness and music industry.

Deadline: August 26

For further information and to apply, contact


GMD classes with Laurence Lemieux (Aug 16-19)

In Classes on August 15, 2011 by danceumbrella

Days: Tuesday-Friday, August 16-19
Time: 9:45-11:15a.m. 

Class fee: $8-$10
Where: 509 Parliament St. (n. of Carlton)

Laurence Lemieux is co-director of Coleman Lemieux and Compagnie, an international performer, and a recipient of the Dora Award for best performance.


Audition: Toronto Youth Ballet Ensemble

In Auditions on August 12, 2011 by danceumbrella

The Toronto Youth Ballet Ensemble (TYBE) provides professional performance experience to dancers ages 15 through 22. We work with professional choreographers and join forces with other arts organizations to give dancers the best possible performance opportunities.

The Toronto Youth Ballet Ensemble rehearses once a week for two to three hours from October through April and will perform in the spring of 2012.

The Toronto Youth Ballet is a performance ensemble, dancers will not take class with TYBE. They will be expected to continue training at their dance studios, colleges, universities and conservatories.

Fees: 2011-2012 Season Participation – $350.00

We will be auditioning dancers throughout September. Rehearsals will begin in October 2011.

To add your name to our contact list for auditions or for more information, please contact Christine Heath at


DUO: Potential Email Disruptions Today

In Announcements on August 12, 2011 by danceumbrella

We will be attempting to launch our new website this afternoon! Hopefully everything will go smoothly and the website will be up soon. There will be an official announcement when that happens.

However, during this transition between the old and the new website, there may be server disruptions that can possibly affect our emails as well. Hence, it is possible that we may not be able to receive your emails this afternoon.

If you need to get a hold of us, call us!
Our phone lines will not be interfered by the transition. DUO phone number: 416-504-6429

Look out for our new website!