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DUO E-List: January 21, 2010

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E-List:

Welcome to the Dance Umbrella of Ontario’s E-List Service.

IN THIS E-LETTER:
Announcements
Classes/Workshops
Calls to Artists
Space
Call for Volunteers
Auditions
Jobs
Upcoming Grant Deadlines

If you would like to post an e-listing through our service, please email us your listing to elist@dancumbrella.net. Our E-list will be sent out on the 1st, and the 15th, of each month. Deadline for submissions will be no later than 3 business days prior to the circulation date. The Dance Umbrella reserves the right to determine whether or not a listing is appropriate for dissemination through our e-list. We DO NOT post performances

Announcements

Help support Dance Teachrs Alliance of Canada (DTAC) Board

This month the DTAC board will be sitting down to talk with Mavis Staines and Jeff Melanson of NBS to discuss our concerns and we need you more than ever. Now we are asking that you make your voice of support louder by becoming an official supporter and adding your name to the list of fellow dance community members on our website.

To become an official supporter, click Contact Us on our website, or email council@dtac.ca . Your pledge of support will strengthen our campaign and ensure a bright future for community dance.

WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please sign up here – http://www.dtac.ca/contact.php

The DTAC Board

www.dtac.ca

Urgent Message from the Interim Steering Committee of the Canadian Arts Coalition

The Canadian Arts Coalition is ramping up its membership drive and kicking off the nominations and elections process for the National Steering Committee – work that will drive the Coalition and the Canadian arts community towards the next federal election.

Deadline To Become  A Voting Member in 2010 is January 29th, 2010
To complete a membership form, http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?hl=en&formkey=dGl6NkhCZjRmcXRuc3hZOWYwbHBWOVE6MA.(Payment instructions are below.)

There are two categories of membership, Voting and Supporting. To date, 21 organizations have stepped forward as voting members of the Coalition, and another 3 organizations have become supporting members.

To be a Voting member, you must be a national arts service organization or equivalent that represents a significant number of individuals interested in the arts, culture or heritage AND pay an annual membership fee of $100.  (Note:  many organizations have made a larger financial contribution in order to ensure that the Coalition  has the resources necessary to do its work.)
In addition, you
·        agree to be involved in and promote the Coalition’s work, and
·        be aligned with at least one of the two measures proposed by the Coalition.
As a privilege of voting membership, Voting members are eligible to nominate and vote for the National Steering Committee.

Supporting members are all other individuals or organizations who wish to contribute valuable time and/or resources to the coalition including making a financial contribution, participating in Coalition sub-committees or taking part in other activities of the coalition. Supporting Members are not entitled to nominate or vote for the National Steering Committee, but are none the less a vital part of the Coalition effort. There is no minimum contribution level for Supporting Members.
All members will be listed on the Coalition website.
Membership contributions may be submitted by cheque (payable to Magazines Canada) to the following address:
The Canadian Arts Coalition
c/o Mark Jamison
Magazines Canada
425 Adelaide Street West, Suite 700
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3C1
Nominations to the National Steering Committee To Be Received by February 5, 2010
A list of the organizations who have met the qualifications for voting membership will be distributed to the members of that list after close of business on January 29.  The list will indicate those with past steering committee experience. As a representative of a voting member organization, you are eligible to nominate candidates for the National Steering Committee.  You can nominate yourself, someone else affiliated with your organization, or someone from the list of voting member organizations. You are responsible for asking your nominee if they wish to be nominated in advance of nominating them. You may nominate any number of people, but we ask that you consider striking a balance between former steering committee members and potential new members.  Too, we ask that you think about the skills needed, linguistic, cultural and artistic diversity, geographic representation, gender and age.

The National Steering Committee will consist of 7 members:  2 co-chairs and 5 members. It will be made up of 4 continuing members (from a pool of those with past steering committee experience), and 3 new members, nominated from the list of eligible paid members.
To help voters make their decision, we ask that you indicate the nominee’s special skills or interests (e.g.  Strategy Development, Communications, Government Relations) and provide a sentence or two about their reasons for wanting to serve.
Remember, only paid members are eligible to nominate candidates and to vote for the Steering Committee.
Nominations will be accepted by email only.  The Coalition’s address is info@canadianartscoalition.ca.

Election Day Is February 12, 2010
The election will be managed electronically, using Survey Monkey.  On February 12, you will be sent an email inviting you to vote for the National Steering Committee with a link to your organization’s unique ballot. You are entitled to four votes in the “Continuing” and 3 votes in the “New” category.
Again, when you vote, we ask that you think about committee composition, including skills, diversity, geographic distribution, gender, age.

Thank you,
Christina Loewen

Free rehearsal space at the National Ballet School

All participants must be professional artists and complete Dance Umbrella of Ontario’s registration form and return it to DUO prior to contacting the National Ballet School for their first use of the space.  For from, contact duo@danceumbrella.net

Dancer Transition Resource Centre (DTRC) – Membership drive

We’re busy helping hundreds of dancers across the country join or renew their memberships – and we’re wondering if we’ve missed anyone …

If you are an actively performing professional dancer, the DTRC can help you:

* plan your career

* meet with personal and career counselors

* build your bank of transferable skills – driving, business skills, languages, computers, etc.

* explore parallel and second careers

* retrain in new careers

* … and much, much more …

Interested in becoming a member? Already a member, and want to find out more about our programs?

Toll free: 1-800-667-0851

Website: www.dtrc.ca

Email: membership@dtrc.ca


Classes/Workshops

ASM Dance  with Kevin A. Ormsby – A Dance Workshop Benefit for Haiti

Date: Jan 31, 2010

Time: 3:30 – 5pm

Where: The National Ballet School of Canada, 400 Jarvis

Cost: $15 early bird (until Jan 24) after that it will be $20 at the door!

Level: Beginner/Int

Age: 12 and up

Why: Because the people of Haiti have been hit with a terrible earthquake that has left many dead, and many in need.

Come take our second workshop for the season with Master Teacher Kevin A. Ormsby, artistic director of KasheDance!

Kevin will be teaching a dynamic, energetic fusion dance class called “Afro-Contemporary-House”. You don’t want to miss it!

Description:

Kevin Ormsby intricately fuses contemporary dance styles, modern, African and house music to offer a workshop like no other. The class promises to be technical and celebratory uniting his active warm up and a spirit for movement that is human. Movement that unites his central thought that we all breathe, feel and dance!

For more information about Mr. Ormsby please visit: http://www.kashedance.weebly.com

ASM Dance Company (As the Spirit Moves) was founded in September 2007 by Artistic Director Jasmyn Fyffe. This company performs modern contemporary dance.

For more information about ASM Dance Company workshops, perfomances and other upcoming events please visit : http://www.asmdance.com

Find us on Facebook!

Follow us on twitter! www.twitter.com

Contact: asm_danceco@live.ca or 416-889-1758

Payment Options

There are three options for payment at the early bird rate!

1.) You can pay online directly on our website through our paypal account

2.) You can send us an email money transfer

3.) You can meet with a company member and pay cash

Don’t Dance but you want to Support Haiti?

If you are not a dancer but you would like to support Haiti through this cause, you can attend the workshop to watch and give a donation or through any of the options above.

PLEASE GIVE TO THE PEOPLE OF HAITI! THEY NEED OUR HELP

Classes – 509 DANCE collective – Teacher Schedule : January 2010

509 DANCE collective is an open, drop-in modern dance class for professional and pre-professional (minimum, intermediate level) dancers.

Classes are held Monday to Friday, 10:00am-11:30am.

Please note: Latecomers will not be admitted into the class.

Location: at 509 DANCE (509 Parliament Street). A variety of instructors will teach the classes, with live musical accompaniment.

Cost: $12/full class, $9/barre only*, $105/10-class card.

Payments may be made by cash, cheque or debit.

* Barre classes are 45mins in length, from 10:00-10:45. No exceptions.

Teacher Schedule http://ccdt.org/download/jan2010calendar.pdf

PLEASE NOTE: Please call to confirm studio hours.

For more information, please contact Anna Jaeger at 416-924-5657.

e-mail: schoolofccdt@ccdt.org

website: http://www.ccdt.org

2Some Dance Friday Night Pre Party Swing Workshop and Dance

Friday, February 5, 2010

Location: Joy of dance Studio – 95 Danforth Ave., 3rd Floor

Cost:

By Feb 3rd

Friday Pre-Party Welcome Dance * includes lesson with Yuval Hod

$12

Saturday Late Night $10

Friday and Saturday Party *Best Value* $18

2Some Dance is partnering with Hogtown Swing for a special Friday Night Pre Party Swing Workshop and Dance to kick off the February 2010 Workshops and Dance weekend.

The evening workshop class will be taught by Yuval Hod, eight-time American Lindy Hop, four-time U.S. Open, four-time National Jitterbug, and three-time Grand National Champion.

You can register for the Friday night workshop and dance, as well as the Saturday late night dance with us. PLEASE NOTE: The Saturday late night dancing is included if you purchased a complete package or Saturday night dinner and show package.

The Friday Workshop and Dance is located at Joy of Dance Studio (95 Danforth Ave.3rd Floor, Toronto, M4K 1N2)

8pm-9pm Swing Dance Workshop with Yuval Hod

9pm-1am It’s-All-Swing Dance w/ Guest DJs from Toronto and Ottawa.

At the Door

Friday Pre-Party Welcome Dance * includes lesson with Yuval Hod

$15

Saturday Late Night $12

Friday and Saturday Party *Best Value* $22

For more information and/or to register for the Friday Pre-Party

and Saturday late night dancing, please visit the site

www.hogtownswing.com

Classes – Bollywood and Bhangra with Lopa Sarkar

TORONTO

Dates: Sundays January 17 to February 7

Time: 11:30am to 12:30pm

Location: 585 Productions, 585 Yonge Street

Near: One block north of Yonge and Wellesley

Fee: $80 for the course

MISSISSAUGA

Dates: Mondays January 18 to February 8

Time: 8:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: The Living Arts Center

Beside: Square One at Hwy 403 and Hurontario

Fee: $80 for the course

http://www.lopasarkar.com/classes.html

Please email us to secure your spot in the courses below. January is our most popular course so please secure your spot before you come to class. All course fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. You are welcome to attend either location once you have registered.

And to all you lovely people who say you wish my class was everyday – well now you CAN dance everyday with my instructional DVD set.

Dance your way to peak fitness now! http://www.lopasarkar.com/bollywood-dance.html

Lopa Sarkar, MBA

Director, Divine Heritage Artistry

Phone: 416.624.9021

Email: bollywoodgrooves@hotmail.com

Web: http://www.LopaSarkar.com

Weekly Professional Aerial Drop in Classes @ FACT

When: Tuesday and Thursday Mornings 10-11:30am

Where: FACT – 927 Dupont Street

Fees: FACT Members $5 per class / Non FACT Members $15 per class

Fees are paid in cash to the Instructor before the beginning of each class. Please bring exact change.

Anandam and FACT have some exciting news for the New Year!

These classes are designed to fulfill the need for weekly training in a community setting, allowing aerial artists the space to continue developing and maintaining their skills and techniques required for their professional careers. Curriculum includes technique, strength training, sequences and combinations, partner work, expression, musicality and more. Class focus will shift in accordance with the lead instructor for each particular class. Classes are taught on either silks or rope apparatus.

These classes are being taught at a professional level but you do not need to be a professional aerialist to attend! Basic Aerial skills of climbs, straddles, foot locks and scissors/hip key are required!

Classes are taught by professional members of the community on a rotating bases. If you are interested in becoming part of the Teaching Faculty please contact Brandy Leary @ 647.628.9246

Questions regarding classes? Please contact Brandy Leary brandy_ca_2000@yahoo.com

*Please email/text Brandy the night before if you are planning on attending a class in order to have the right appropriate # of apparatus up in the space

January/February Teaching Schedule

Jan 26 sabrina

Jan 28 brandy

Feb 2 sabrina

Feb 4 TBA

Feb 9 sabrina

Feb 11 brandy

Feb 16 brandy

Feb 18 holly

Feb 23 sabrina

Feb 25 holly

Brandy Leary, Artistic Director: Anandam

www.anandam.ca

647.628.9246

Classes – DANCE TO LIVE STUDIO

Location: 1360 Bathurst Street

In Addition to our Salsa Courses, DTL has A whole *NEW* line-up to offer you in 2010! Check out some of the highlights:

1) Ladies Only Hip Hop and Salsa Fusion with Jena Alma

WHEN: Wednesdays starting January 13th, 2010

TIME: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

COST: $95 (+ GST) for 7 weeks

*Note: Previous dance experience is preferred for this course.

2) Children’s Hip Hop: Master Class with Kevin Cunningham of School of Mayhem

AGES: 9-13yrs.

WHEN: Fridays starting January 15th, 2010

TIME: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

COST: $95 (+ GST) for 7 weeks

*Note: Previous dance background is preferred for this course.

3) Intro to Hip Hop: In the Club with Kevin Cunningham of School of Mayhem

WHEN: Fridays starting January 15th, 2010

TIME: 7:15pm – 8:15pm

COST: $95 (+ GST) for 7 weeks

4) Hip Hop Master Class (Drop In) with Kevin Cunningham of School of Mayhem

WHEN: Fridays starting January 15th, 2010

TIME: 8:30pm – 9:30pm

COST: $15.00 per class

*Note: Previous dance background preferred for this class.

*Pre-registration is not required.

Zouk-Lambada Workshop w/ Manuel Dos Santos!!!

WHEN: Tuesday January 12th 2010

TIME: 8:30pm – 10:00pm

COST: $30.00 + GST

Also @ DTL in 2010:

Ladies Belly Dance with Ibtissam

WHEN: Mondays starting January 11th, 2010

TIME: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

For more info and registration please contact Ibtissam directly at: (416) 909-9148 / info@ibtissam.ca / www.ibtissam.ca

Bachata Moves and more with Lucky Sipin of 2Stylle

Dovercourt House, Main FloOr – 805 Dovercourt Road, Toronto

Basic Bachata

WHEN: Every other Wednesday starting January 18th, 2010

TIME: 7:30pm – 8:30pm

For more info and registration please contact Lucky directly at: (647) 998-8482 OR 2stylle@gmail.com

Intermediate/Advanced Bachata Moves with Lucky Sipin of 2Stylle

WHEN: Every other Wednesday starting January 18th, 2010

TIME: 8:30pm – 9:30pm

For more info and registration please contact Lucky directly at:

(647) 998-8482 OR 2stylle@gmail.com

Salsa Workshops with Dsantos Dance – Jan 15 & 29, 6:15pm – $20 each

Time: 6:15pm

Price: $20 per Workshop !!!

On Friday, January 15, 2010 and Friday, January 29, 2010, we will be offering TWO workshops as an introduction to the Dsantos Style of Salsa!

Each Workshop will be Two hours in length and will infuse a mixture of Afro-Cuban, Salsa-Shines, Turn Patterns, Body Motion and Musicality.

All are Welcome! Let the fun begin Toronto!

Classes with Siona Jackson and Creative Habitat

Tuesdays at National Ballet School 8:00 to 9:30pm – Open Class, this is multi levels so please know that it will be technique basics with challenging choreo. Live music by Laura Ovcjak.

Cash Only, please request receipt – Cost $16.

Wednesdays at City Dance Corps 7:00 to 8:30 – (check website http://www.citydancecorps.com for prices and updates)

This is a high intermediate to advanced level… You must have strong technical, choreo and skill ability to participate – this class is guaranteed to work you out and you WILL see and feel results.

Friday Company Classes (closed to company) 10:30 to 12.

Annex Dance Academy 942 Bathurst St.

Open Class with Company – Friday Jan 8th. $10

Please email creativehabitat@yahoo.com or sionajackson@yahoo.com

for further information on Tuesday or Friday Classes.

Wednesday Class Info – please contact info@citydancecorps.com

Classes – DR-T Floorwork with Michael Watts

Dates: January 19, 20, 22

Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Location: Bloor St. United (Jan 19)

Trinity St. Paul’s (Jan 20, 22)

$ 12 for two hour class

About class:

Class will consist of awakening the senses, some improvisation games to help open the mind/body, and then will focus on release work and the use of the body’s momentum as a more efficient and organic way of moving through space. Different floor exercises will encourage the dancers to find their body’s relation to the floor and gravity. Class will end with a combination, focusing on everything that was covered in class. I like to see dancers use their raw energies, their animalistic qualities, and break free of form.

Knee pads are suggested if you have sensitive knees.

About Michael Watts:

Michael Watts is an independent dance artist. He started training in Toronto in 2004 and moved to Montreal where most of his learning came from the variety of teachers at Circuit-Est and the professional classes from Le Regroupement Québécois de la Danse. Michael’s raw, physical, explosive, animalistic dance qualities and natural instinct for performance and movement led him to a cross road, meeting choreographer Dave St-Pierre who quickly hired him for La Pornographie Des Âmes and Un Peut de Tendresse, Bordel de Merde. Since January of 2008, Michael has toured throughout europe, Belgium, France, Germany, Finland, Hungary and Slovenia, as well as in Montreal, Quebec and Toronto and most recently at the Festival d’Avignon in France. Today, he continues to perform for Dave while developing his own choreographic skills. Teachers that have influenced him greatly are Darryl Tracey, Angelique Willkie, Marc Boivin, Ted Stoffer, Ami Shulman, Dana Gingras (Gyrotonics trai! ning), and let’s not forget his days as a club kid!!

O.I.P. Dance Centre MARCH BREAK DANCE INTENSIVE 2010 – MARCH 15-19

Dates are: MARCH 15th – MARCH 19th, 2010!

Location: O.I.P. Dance Centre, 190 Richmond St East, Toronto

OIP Dance Centre is holding its 1st MARCH BREAK Dance Intensive for dancers 9 years and up! Come to learn from the best choreographers in Canada and the USA!!!

**The program is open to all levels from beginners to advanced!**

Classes include Jazz, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Tap, Breaking, and Popping Locking!!

Register early (by February 28th) or book with a group and receive a discounted price!

Check out http://www.oipdance.com for more information OR Call OIP Dance Centre at 647-477-5225 or email camps@oipdance.com

Authentic Movement classes with Gennie Brukner

Authentic movement creates a space that helps you connect with what you most need to within yourself and to express what you

most need to express.

It frees you up to be who you really are.

It can be fun.

It can be powerfully deep.

It can help release stored tension.

It can align you with your greatest needs.

The depth and the vitality that is uncovered can fuel your art, your spiritual practice and your life.

In authentic movement, you move in silence, with your eyes closed, in the presence of a witness. You begin by bringing your attention inwards and then wait for an inner impulse to move and/or to sound.

“Authentic Movement is fantastic. Where else do you get the chance to do whatever you want – move, be still, make sounds, be silent – with your eyes closed and nobody thinks you’re weird? You get a chance to be with yourself and notice how you are and what you’re doing. You can express yourself in any way you want. All that’s asked is that you be aware as best you can. This is healing. You get a chance to see the dark stuff, the stuff that maybe scares you, but Authentic Movement can also be a lot of fun. In my last session I had a great time. Some of the moments I experienced left me laughing out loud and the joy lasted long after I had left. I believe that each experience like this takes me to a new level of freedom.

Please call to register.

Classes are a maximum of 6.

Hub 14. 14 Markham St.

Queen and Bathurst

One block west to Markham

Just north, enter through the south end, up the fire stairs to the first floor

$20 per class

Sliding scale offered

Authentic Movement in 2010

Wednesday January 27

Tuesday February 2

No class on the 10th

Tuesday February 16

Wednesday February 24

Tuesday March 2

Wednesday March 10

Tuesday March 16

No class on the 24th

Tuesday March 30

Please contact 416-531-0288 or gbrukner@gmail.com to register.

Gennie Brukner studied for 3 years at the Authentic Movement Institute in Berkeley, California. She has also done some training with Ruth Zaporah in Action Theatre, Charlotte Selver in Sensory Awareness, Emilie Conrad in Continuum Movement and Nina Martin in Ensemble Improvisation. Her meditation practice always informs her teaching of authentic movement.

Workshops are Artist Health Centre Foundation

Artists’ Health Centre Foundation, 250 The Esplanade, Suite 500

Meal Planning On The Go: Informed decisions and healthy choices
Monday January 25, 2010
with Ana Alexandre,Registered Holistic Nutritionist

Participants will take a virtual grocery store tour to plan food for the week ahead, learn how to read labels, and make wise decisions while shopping. This clinic will begin with a quick review of how to stock a healthy kitchen, followed by a practical step by a step process to determine inexpensive and time saving strategies to prepare menus that support busy schedules. Emphasis will be placed on:

Choosing nutrient dense foods

Determining meals and snacks

Increasing energy and organization
Ana Alexandre RNCP, RHN, is a holistic nutritionist, certified personal trainer and performer. She is a graduate of the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, a member of the International Organization of Nutritional Consultants, and the Canadian Association of Fitness Professionals. She is an enthusiastic speaker and has developed unique programs that combine nutrition and fitness for a holistic approach to health and wellness. Ana is the founder of Vital Life Design and leads nutrition and lifestyle-based seminars both in corporate and community environments. She teaches natural whole foods cooking, vegetarian cooking, and leads grocery store tours and kitchen clean-ups. She is also a former student of Humber College’s Theatre Performance Program.

Clinic: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Clinic fee: $15

Pre-registration is required, as space is limited.
For your comfort, this is a scent-free clinic. Please refrain from wearing any perfume, cologne, aftershave or scented products. Thank you.

Artists’ Work and Well-Being: Make your day job work for you
Monday February 8, 2010
with Anne Carbert, Career Counselor and Transition Coach

n this clinic, participants will determine the best day job options for their creative time and personal well-being. Through discussion of their daily needs, creative needs, strengths and transferable skills, they will:

Describe their ideal day job

Evaluate recent employment and new job options

Plan for next steps
Anne Carbert is a career counsellor and coach.  She emphasizes meaning, creativity, and quality of life as she helps people to craft satisfying careers. Anne has a master’s degree in counselling psychology and specializes in supporting people navigating   unconventional and self-directed career paths. She offers personal development workshops as well as individual counseling.

Clinic time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Clinic fee: $15
Pre-registration is required, as space is limited.

For your comfort, this is a scent-free workshop. Please refrain from wearing any perfume, cologne, aftershave or scented products. Thank you.

Managing Stress for Health and Wellness: Increasing creative energy for artistic practice
Monday February 22, 2010
with Dr. Anita Shack

at the Artists’ Health Centre
Toronto Western Hospital (3rd Floor, West Wing)
399 Bathurst Street | Toronto

This clinic will help you manage stress and increase your daily energy and vitality. Participants will explore low impact movements and deep-breathing exercises to help strengthen and rejuvenate the creative process and enhance general health. Special emphasis will be placed on stress management involving:

the mind, body, spirit connection

how posture and optimal alignment are related to health

how to perform a “personal health inventory” to decrease negative effects of stress and increase energy
Dr. Anita Shack B.F.A., D.C., F.A.T.A. uses an integrated approach in her work at the Artists’ Health Centre. She combines chiropractic, craniosacral therapy, and acupuncture, customizing care to the individual artist’s needs and goals. Fascinated with the body/mind/spirit connection, she is concerned not only with the relief of symptoms, but also with getting at the cause to facilitate change and healing. She was an original representative of the Health Care Practitioners meetings at the inception of the Artists’ Health Centre and was founding director of Health Focus, an integrated multidisciplinary alternative health care center in downtown Toronto from 1992-2005.

Dr. Shack performed as an independent modern dancer/choreographer from 1974-1986 in Canada and the United States and was a member of the Dance Music Orchestra. She has experience with Yoga, Pilates, Karate, Tai Chi, Feldenkrais Method, Alexander Technique, writing, photography, and music which serve to inform her work. She has extensive experience working with artists from many disciplines, including: dance, theatre, film, visual arts, music, and writing. Over the last 22 years she has seen how different modalities enhance each other, maximizing the benefits of care and the achievement of wellness.

Clinic: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Clinic fee: $15
Pre-registration is required, as space is limited.

To register please contact us at:
Phone: 416.351.0239 | Email: info@ahcf.ca
Or visit our website to print off and mail in a registration form at: www.ahcf.ca

For your comfort, this is a scent-free workshop. Please refrain from wearing any perfume, cologne, aftershave or scented products. Thank you.

The Artists’ Health Centre Foundation gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The Ontario Trillium Foundation is an agency of the Government of Ontario.


Classes – Updated: Bees’ Knees Dance 2010 Schedule

Mondays

6:30pm Beginner Rock n’ Roll *NEW!

7:30pm Beginner Swing

8:30pm Blues Dancing *NEW!

Tuesdays

6pm Level 1.5 Swing – Transitions

7pm Beginner Swing

8pm Intermediate Swing

Wednesdays

7:30 Level 1.5 Swing – Transitions

8:30 Beginner Swing

Thursdays

6pm Beginner Swing

7pm Intermediate Swing

8pm Amateur Musical Theatre

Registration is now open online at http://www.beeskneesdance.com

Mandi Gould

416-318-2920 / 905-704-0209

Bees’ Knees Dance – Anyone Can Dance

Classes – non-traditional Belly Dance – The Dark Side Studio

Just a reminder that the new session begins Monday Jan 11, 2010 at The Dark Side Studio!

Basic Black (beginner)

Mondays 6-7 pm with Audra

Tuesdays 6-7 pm with Danielle

Wednesdays 8:30-9:30 pm with Audra

Saturdays 1-2 pm with Karen

Beginner ATS with Valizan

Tuesdays 7:30-8:30 pm

Advanced 2 ATS with Valizan

Tuesdays 8:30-9:30 pm

East meets East with Audra and Ritesh Das

Mondays 7:15-8:15 pm – 5 weeks

Performance 101 with Audra

Wednesdays 7:15-8:15 pm

Full schedule and registration  http://cleopatrasbazaar.com/index.php?cPath=4

AfroLatino Dance Company – Upcoming Courses

The schedule for the next set of courses is already up and registrations open online. The following courses are starting:

585 Yonge Street Studio:

Latin Cardio: Tuesday, January 19, 6-7pm

Cuban Salsa Beg. 1: Wednesday, January 20, 6:30-7:30pm; Thursday,

January 21, 7-8pm

Cuban Salsa Beg. 2: Tuesday, January 19, 7-8pm

Cuban Salsa Int. 1: Thursday, January 21, 8-9pm

Cuban Salsa Int. 2: Tuesday, January 19, 8-9pm

Cuban Salsa Int. 3: Wednesday, January 20, 8:30-9:30pm

Cuban Salsa Adv.: Saturday, January 23, 6-7pm

Afro-Cuban Movement: Saturday, January 23, 4-5pm

Rumba Styling: Saturday, January 23, 5-6pm

Bachata Kizomba Beg./Int.: Wednesday, January 20, 7:30-8:30pm

Brazilian Samba Beg./Int.: Friday, January 22, 6-7pm

Ladies Styling: Friday, January 22, 7-8pm

Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/AfroLatinoDance

AfroLatino Dance Company

Phone: 416-671-7140

E-mail: info@afrolatinodc.com

Web: www.afrolatinodc.com

dance immmersion and Ngoma Dance and Drum Ensemble

Classes in drum and dance for children and adults

Term 2

drum classes begin: thursday, january 7 to march 25, 2010

thursdays 6:30pm-7:00pm

dance classes begin saturday, jan 9 to march 27, 2010

saturdays: 10am – 11am (ages 5-12)

11:30am- 1pm (ages 13-adults)

driftwood community centre- 4401 jane street

for more information: www.danceimmersion.ca

416- 203- 0666

Street Dance Academy Bulletin January 06/10

Make sure you check out our updated schedule before heading to class!

Mondays

6 – 7 *NEW CLASS* Jazz Funk w/ Patrick

7 – 8 *NEW CLASS* Hip Hop w/ Jessica S.

7 – 8:30 Beginner Breaking w/ MaeHem

Tuesdays

6 – 7 Hip Hop w/ Ofilio

7 – 8 House w/ Ofilio

8 – 9 Reggaeton w/ Adina

8 – 9 Advanced Hip Hop w/ Ofilio

Wednesdays

6 – 7 Hip Hop w/ Apolonia

6 – 7 Locking/Funk w/ Pyro

7 – 8 Popping w/ Pyro

7 – 8 Jazz Funk/Waacking w/ Apolonia

8 – 9 Advanced House w/ Apolonia

8 – 9:30 Intermediate Breaking w/ Nastic

Thursdays

6 – 7 Toprocking w/ MaeHem

6 – 7 *NEW CLASS* House w/ Diana – Starts Jan 16

7 – 8 Lyrical Hip Hop w/ Minerva

8 – 9 Krumping w/ Primal

Fridays

6 – 7 Dancehall w/ Jess D.

6 – 7 HouseYoga w/ Lisa

7 – 8 Hip Hop w/ Amanda

3. Kids Session Winter 2010

Dates: Sundays January 10 – March 7

[No classes on February 14 due to the Family Day long weekend.]

Ages:  8yrs – 15yrs

Registration: Email us today to register!  There will be no registration for the Winter Session after January 31/2010.

Classes:

Kids Beginner Breaking             Sundays      12pm – 1pm      $120

Kids Popping                              Sundays      12pm – 1pm      $120

Kids Intermediate Breaking       Sundays      1pm – 2:30pm   $128

Kids Advanced Breaking           Sundays      1pm – 3pm        $136

Class Sizes: Maximum students per class: 15.

Minimum students required to run a class: 4

http://www.streetdanceacademy.com/

Adult Modern Dance Class with Kevin Bergsma

Wednesdays 10 AM to 11:30 AM

January 6th to February 3rd

Pilates Unlimited, 1706 Alberni St

Only $49 for all 5 Classes

or $12 Drop-In

Suitable for all levels

Drop-in on Wednesday mornings or enroll for all 5 classes

Drawing from yoga, butoh, qi gong and modern dance techniques, class begins with a gentle warm-up then progresses onto cardio, stretch and strength exercises. From there Kevin leads the class in creative, expressive combinations.

604 875 0404 (Register by phone with credit card or come in with credit card, cheque or cash)

Kevin Bergsma is a professional Contemporary Dance & Butoh Artist, living in Vancouver with over twenty years experience in a broad range of disciplines.

Dance your way into 2010 with George Brown College!
Registration is currently underway for Winter Dance Courses offered by George Brown College’s Department of Continuing Studies.

Expressive Movement
Delve into the exciting and creative worlds of movement and modern dance.
Develop flexibility, strength, co-ordination, visual imagination, improvisation, composition, sequencing and vocabulary in the modern idiom.
Learn concepts of time, space, energy and choreographic form. Enjoy yourself, and experience the amazing potential of your own creativity.
30 hours
Fee: $207
Sundays 10-1pm  January 17 – March 28

Modern I
Gain an awareness of how our bodies move in relation to space and to others and how they move in response to music.
Learn about movement quality, and explore the rhythms and body movements required in modern dance.

18 hours
Fee: $96.00
Thursdays  6:30-8:30pm  January 21 – March 18

Dance and Ritual

Discover the world of dance at its most ancient roots, where art, history, anthropology and life meet.
Using a hands-on approach, including exercises and somatic techniques like yoga, this course explores dance and related rituals from around the world.

18 hours
Fee: $97.00
Mondays 6:30-9:30  January 18 – March 1

All courses are open to interested students without an audition.

For more information on these courses call:
416 415-5000 ext. 4844
email: cefashion@georgebrown.ca
website: www.coned.georgebrown.ca
Click on ‘Lifestyle & Leisure’
Join the George Brown Continuing Studies Dance Certificate Facebook Group

Sion Irwin-Childs
M.A. Dance, York University 2001

Classes – Beg. Contemporary/Modern – with Kendra Hughes

8 week session of beginner contemporary/modern dance classes are being offered by Kendra in the new year!

When: Sundays 4-5pm starting January 10th, 2010

Where: George Brown College, Cama Loma Campus, 160 Kendal Ave.

Cost: $80 for all weeks! That’s only $10 per class!

Take advantage and sign up before January 1st before the price goes up!! Sign up for yourself or give it as a gift! To sign up email kendra@kendrahughes.com .

Ever wanted to try modern dance? Come learn in a comfortable, safe class with Kendra. We will work on technique and learn a combination every week.

For more information on Kendra log on to www.kendrahughes.com

Salsa Lessons with LATIN ENERGY DANCE COMPANY

GROUP LESSONS SCHEDULE – MISSISSAUGA LOCATION (2010)

Everyone is welcome, with or without a partner!

Location: SCA “Oplenac”

895 Rangeview Rd. Mississauga

1 block south of Lakeshore between Dixie and Cawthra

Course length: 5 weeks

1 hour weekly Drop-in fee: $18 / hr

5 week course fee: $75 (per person) Please call for availability

(Courses sorted by start date)

5 WEEK COURSE:

DATE: TIME: Notes:

Mondays:

Salsa Beginner Level 1 Jan. 11 – Feb. 8 ’10 7:00 PM

Salsa Beginner Level 2 Jan. 11 – Feb. 8 ’10 8:00 PM

Salsa Level 3 Jan. 11 – Feb. 8 ’10 9:00 PM

Thursdays:

Ladies Styling, Spinning Body Isolations Jan. 14 – Feb. 11 ’10

7:00 PM

***NEW *** Tango for beginners Jan. 14 – Feb. 11 ’10 8:00 PM

Salsa Intermediate Jan. 14 – Feb. 11 ’10 9:00 PM

To register, contact:

Vanesa Stay

http://www.latinenergy.ca

info@latinenergy.ca

416-876-7727

Classes with Meagan O’Shea – Personal Practice for Creative Being

Stand Up Dance is running Personal Practice for Creative Being classes starting next week.

Thursday January 28; 7:30-9:30 p.m.

$22

AND

Saturday January 23, 30 and February 6; 9-10:30 a.m.

$60 or $17 per class

Please pre-register at omeagan@gmail.com

Classes at Hub 14, 14 Markham St. (n of Queen, w of Bathurst)

See event for detailed description http://www.facebook.com/#/event.php?eid=409885485186

Contemplative Dance Workshop With Denise Fujiwara

Fujiwara’s ever popular workshop in deep, simple, creative dance.

Sunday January 24 and 31, 2010

10:30 – 1:00 p.m.

509 Parliament Street, Studio C

Canadian Children’s Dance Theatre

ONLY 4 SPOTS LEFT!

Good training for your body and mind. Using Japanese Butoh and post-modern creative dance principles we’ll work towards becoming more present and therefore more creative while expanding movement vocabulary and conditioning the body for strength and agility. The work can be done at many levels and challenges both the beginner and professional dancer.

If you can walk, you can do this dance work.

Denise Fujiwara is a dancer and choreographer who performs and teaches at home in Toronto and internationally.

$50 or $20/class

(priority given to those taking the full set of classes)

For more information and to register, please call: 416-593-8455 or email classes@fujiwaradance.com.

http://www.fujiwaradance.com


Belly Dance Classes @ Bloor and Ossington
Chemagne Dance Studio – 899 Bloor St. West

New students, no experience necessary. Learn to isolate muscles, become more fluid, and graceful. Correct your posture and develop body awareness.

For experienced dancers, improve your dance technique based on Suhaila Salimpour inspired format. Learn drill exercises that promote physical strength and muscle development to execute the dance safely. Take your dance to a whole new level.

Classes available from beginner to intermediate.

Belly Dance Level 1
Mondays 6 – 7:15pm
Mondays 7:30 – 8:45pm
Wednesday 7:30 – 8:45pm
Thursday 6 – 7:15pm
Saturday 11 – 12:15pm

Belly Dance Level 2
Wednesday 6 -7:15pm
Cost:
Drop – in $18.90
5 classes $84.00
10 classes $157.50
1 Week Unlimited Classes (New Students Only) $21.00

Chemagne Dance Studio
http://www.chemagnedance.com
chemagnedance@yahoo.com
416-803-5552

Steven & Virginie University 2010

EARLY BIRD offer ends February 1

We are very pleased to see how many very WISE Torontonians have already signed up for the Early Bird Special for Steven Virginie University 2010. This really makes sense! As you can see from our workshop pricing listed below, it’s really worth registering before the end of January:

WORKSHOP PRICING:

Full Workshop: Before Feb 1 – $115 / After Feb 1 – $125 / At the door – $135

Saturday Classes: Before Feb 1 – $70 / After Feb 1 – $75 / At the door – $80

Sunday Classes:Before Feb 1 – $70 / After Feb 1 – $75 / At the door – $80

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This fantastic event will take place February 19th to 21st in Toronto.

For full S U 2010 details, please visit: http://www.torontolindyhop.com/stevenandvirginie

*OR proceed directly to online registration here: http://swingtix.ca/boxoffice/svu2010/

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HOW TO PAY IN PERSON:

If you would prefer to pay in person, you should still register online first. Then you can pay Mandi Gould, Geoff Oakham or Steve Wellman. Just contact us at svu@torontolindyhop.com to coordinate where to find us.

We look forward to carrying on with the Steven Virginie Toronto Workshop tradition!

Mandi Gould, Geoff Oakham Steve Wellman

Email: svu@torontolindyhop.com

http://www.torontolindyhop.com/stevenandvirginie


Free Workshop for Youth (aged 13 – 29) – What Happens After You Get the Grant?

Thursday January 28, 6:00pm to 8:30pm

This interactive workshop will explore strategies for first time or new project coordinators to be able to act from a place of confidence and leadership to successfully carry out their vision and be accountable, such as:

– Feeling confident with your funders (it’s a relationship not a hierarchy!)

– Creating your project action plan, and being flexible in making and addressing changes

– Incorporating evaluation and documentation into your everyday work

– Holding effective meetings

Participants will be provided with templates and tools.

Presenters:

Kate Fraser, Schools Without Borders

Taiwo Bah, Youth in Power

Theo Steryannis, Beatz to Da Streetz and Canadian Millennium

Foundation

Date: Thursday January 28, 2010

Time: 5:30pm for registration, 6:00pm to 8:30pm for workshop

Location: Metro Hall (55 John St), Room 303

RSVP: This workshop is open to youth (13 to 29 years of age).

Please RSVP by January 27th with your name, organization/group (if any), phone number and email address to info@artreachtoronto.ca . You will receive a confirmation email.  Space is limited so register today! Food and refreshments will be provided.

This workshop is part of the larger GOAL (Grassroots Organizing and Leadership) Youth Workshop Series being organized by a working group made up of youth organizations and funders. A certificate will be provided to participants who attend 5 or more workshops in the series.

For more information, contact info@artreachtoronto.ca

GOAL Youth Workshop Series partners include:

ArtReach Toronto, Laidlaw Foundation, Schools Without Borders, Grassroots Youth Collaborative, City of Toronto, For Youth Initiative, Toronto Community Foundation

Arabesque Academy – Term Classes

These classes are pre-registered and are three months in length, running from level 1 – 10.

To find out more about Term Classes see here: http://www.arabesquedance.ca/academy-02.php#new curriculum

Take a look at our schedule here: http://www.arabesquedance.ca/academy-17.php

Classes – Mexican Folklore – Ballet Folklorico Puro Mexico

Ballet Folklorico Puro Mexico (BFPM) is a non-profit organization that was founded in May of 2003, in Toronto, Ontario: thanks to the enthusiasm of its members, whose only goal is to spread and promote Mexican culture through folkloric dance. The organization works to preserve the rich heritage of traditional regional Mexican dances through researching, recording and teaching, looking to reveal Mexico’s cultural diversity. Although relatively young, BFPM currently holds fifteen dancers, who proudly express the art of Mexican folklore.

Check out our website: www.puromexicoballet.com

For further information please send an e-mail to: mariajose@puromexicoballet.com

We welcome anyone whom is interested in Mexican traditional dancing, we currently practice weekly in Etobicoke at the Franklin Horner Community Centre. http://www.franklinhorner.org

check out some of our performances :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MX8UYLJc6c

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRujwvmIPnE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fjp-RLaUGSk

Practice schedule:

Room 206 – Thursday: 7:00-9:30pm; Sunday: 10:30am-12:30pm

Upcoming performances:

BFPM is currently working on material for 2010, new members are always welcome. Beginners classes on Thursdays.

Workshop with Lin Snelling ~ Performing the Body

February 15th to 19th, 2010

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Location: Dovehouse Dance Ballroom, 805 Dovercourt Rd (north of Bloor St), on the 2nd Floor.

Fee: $180

The workshop is aimed at actors/dancers/singers/musicians/artists with ability and a desire to move. This does not mean previous dance experience necessarily; just an interest to explore breath, song, text, or invented language from the perspective of the moving body.

THE WORKSHOP:

A five-day performance workshop to explore the ways breath shapes our moving,speaking, singing, sounding, and silence. This sensory and imaginative exploration will allow the performer to filter elements of rhythm, anatomy, direction, force, fluidity and energy through the fully engaged and breathing body. Breath is movement and paying close attention to the fluid sensations of breath as it shapes our body and our imagination can give life to intimate resting as well as full-blown elation. We develop abilities to make choices as creators and performers through working both individually and with partners and also through writing, talking and witnessing each other. In this spirit of exploration, relationship, and involvement the body develops its own clarity. Lin brings to the workshop the extensive experience gained from the twenty-year history she has sustained as a performer in her own dances, in the work of other independent directors/choreographers, and as well as in! the work of Montreal’s Carbone 14 dance-theatre company. The workshop is aimed at articulating relationships and shaping the forms that emerge in sound and movement, so as to bring vibration and resonance into the edges of these forms with softness and a quality of listening that is often inherently dynamic and musical. The work introduces a way to begin to clarify multiple directions and layered thinking giving a sense of depth to the body and perspective to the room.

LIN SNELLING

Lin has toured the world extensively as performer with Carbone 14 (1989-2001). As a choreographer, performer and teacher, she continues to investigate, perform and teach improvisation, both as a tool for creating choreographic material and a way to keep performances alive and present. This has cultivated an exploration into bodywork in relation to dance and the spoken, sung and written word. An interest in multidisciplinary art and re-invention fuels her choreographies. Lin creates and collaborates with choreographers and directors throughout Canada and Europe, most recently in Austria, Belgium, Cyprus and the UK in her collaboration with Guy Cools, called “Repeating Distance”. Lin is presently teaching dance and improvisation to actors in the Drama Faculty at the University of Alberta, and working on “Room” a performance process including 11 artists of diverse disciplines.

For more info or to register contact Tracey Norman: atc@series808.ca

Workshop with Splintergroup

February 1st, 2010

10a.m. to 1p.m.

Location: Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Rd (north of Bloor St)

Fee: $40

Workshop open to professional dance artists, and dance students in their final two years of a professional dance training program.

to register or for more info email Tracey Norman atc@series808.ca

roadkill by Splintergroup, Dancenorth and Brisbane Powerhouse, Australia – Feb 3-6, 2010 at the Enwave Theatre as part of Harbourfront Centre’s World Stage 09-10. For more information please visit harbourfrontcentre.com/worldstage0910

Masterclass:

Choreographer and performer Gavin Webber has been working professionally in Dance Theatre for over ten years. After completing his degree at the Centre For The Performing Arts in Adelaide, Australia, he joined Meryl Tankard Australian Dance Theatre with whom he danced for 6 years, touring through Australia, Scandinavia, Europe, Israel and North America (including dates at Harbourfront Centre). After moving to Europe he studied with Maguy Marin in Lyon before joining the company Ultima Vez in Brussels. He continues to work extensively in both Europe and Australia, teaching and performing in his own work as well as for Wim Vandekybus. During his time in Toronto, Gavin will bring a masterclass of contemporary technique which includes a technical class dealing with floorwork and release, and then will move on to ways to build choreography through the exploration of the themes of a work using his distinctive brand of aggressively physical dance and the company’s work with roadkill as a reference. Gavin will be assisted by company members Greyson Millwood and GabrielleNankivell.

Grayson Millwood – Splintergroup – Choreographer/Performer worked for Australian Dance Theatre for three years before leaving the company in 1995. Since then, he has been living in Europe, working for many different choreographers including: Joachim Schloemer, Benoit Lachambre, Constanza Marcras, Nasser Martin-Gousett, Luc Dunberry, Eve Sussman and the Rufus orporation. In 1999 he moved to Berlin to join Sasha Waltz and Guests. His own work includes lawn and roadkill with Splintergroup and Edgar with Claudia de Serpa Soares.

Gabrielle Nankivell – Performer has been performing worldwide since 2000 with companies and artists including Ultima Vez/Wim Vandekeybus (Belgium), OX/Gabrielle Nankivell and Jurij Konjar (Australia/Slovenia), Alexander Baervoets (Belgium), Aaben Dans/Thomas Eisenhardt (Denmark), Ballet Braunschweig (Germany), Australian Dance Theatre/Garry Stewart (Australia), Thomas Steyaert (Belgium), Luke Smiles (Australia) and Raul Maia (Portugal) amongst others. She has directed numerous performances that have been presented in Australia, Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Slovenia, UK, Croatia, Armenia and Portugal.

Kaeja d’Dance workshop

Public Workshops:

*** 2 Workshops – Fly with the Kaeja’s … partnering and choreography!

Merging skilled, sensorial and playful movement

1 -Fri May 7 @ 10-4pm $75 – Contact dance/Kaeja partnering workshop

– open to all levels.

2 -Sat May 8 @ 10-5 and 7-9pm $95 – Kaeja partnering/choreography workshop, Karen and Allen will create a dance for and with the participants enabling a vocabulary of set choreography and improvisation to be performed in the evening of the workshop. Open to dancers/movers with contact/improv experience, professional dance artists/students. Enrollment limited.

*** Workshop – Dance film in a day on April 24 @ 10-5pm

$95 / $75 CADA, student

Facilitated by Gemini Nominated award winning dance film director Allen Kaeja, participants will make a short film. Bring your own camera or cellphone! Enrollment limited.

>> Location for all workshops – Ryerson University. Single days or $150 for May 8/9. Early bird rate for any workshop before April 4th is 10% less. 2 scholarships available for May 7/8. To inquire / register: Kaeja@kaeja.org

Kaeja d’Dance is supported by Canada, Toronto and Ontario Arts Councils and Creative Trust.

BEGINNER Social Ballroom Dance Classes

NEW WINTER SESSION at MAD FOR DANCE! JANUARY 2010

Saturday session begins: January 9th, 2:15 – 3:15pm

Thursday session begins: January 14th, 7pm – 8pm

FOXTROT and RUMBA, introduction to WALTZ

7 week session: $85

No partner required

These classes are for the absolute beginner, with no previous dance experience required. We’ll quickly get you out dancing socially, looking and feeling good on the dance floor! At the same time we teach basic skills important to those wanting to go further with their dancing.

There will be three levels, each building upon the previous one, as well as introducing new dances.

Students need to complete the first level before proceeding to the next.

All classes taught by RAIJA and MICHAEL

Call or email to reserve your spot! Check the website for details!

Contact: Raija or Michael

Mad for Dance

263 Adelaide St W (downstairs)

416-971-7723 madfor@bellnet.ca

www.madfordance.ca

New Classes & Outings – Toronto Dance Salsa

Winter 2010 Schedule:

Salsa-Nightclub Level 1

Sun 3-4pm Empress Jan 10 – Mar 14

Sun 4-5pm King West Jan 24 – Mar 28

Mon 8-9pm Empress Jan 11 – Mar 15

Tue 9-10pm King West Club Jan 19 – Mar 16

Wed 7-10pm Empress Jan 20 – Mar 17

Thu 9-10pm Empress Jan 21 – Mar 18

Fri 8:30-9:30pm Venice Club

Jan 22 – Mar 19 Salsa for Singles

Salsa-Nightclub Level 2

Sun 5-6pm Empress Jan 10 – Mar 14

Sun 3-4pm King West Jan 24 – Mar 28

Mon 7-8pm Empress Jan 11 – Mar 15

Tue 8-9pm King West Club Jan 19 – Mar 16

Wed 8-9pm Empress Jan 20 – Mar 17

Thu 7-8pm Empress Jan 21 – Mar 18

Fri 7:30-8:30pm Venice Club Jan 22 – Mar 19

Sat 2-4pm Empress Nov 28 – Dec 19 (Condensed 4wks x 2hrs)

Salsa-Nightclub Level 3

Sun 4-5pm Empress Jan 10 – Mar 14

Tue 8-9pm Empress Jan 12 – Mar 9

Fri 6:30-7:30pm Venice Club Jan 22 – Mar 19

Salsa-Nightclub Level 4

Sun 5-6pm King West Jan 24 – Mar 28

Tue 7-8pm Empress Jan 12 – Mar 9

Thu 8-9pm Empress Jan 21 – Mar 18

Salsa-Nightclub Level 5

Mon 9-10pm Empress Jan 11 – Mar 15

Wed 9-10pm Empress Jan 20 – Mar 17

Salsa-Nightclub Level 6 VARIATION “A”

Tue 9-10pm Empress Jan 12 – Mar 9

Helper Only Performance Choreography

Sat 12:30-2:00pm Empress Jan 9 – Mar 13

Salsa Open Shines

Sun 1-2pm Empress Jan 31 – Apr 11

Ladies Styling

Sun 12-1pm Empress Jan 31 – Apr 11

Ladies Conditioning

Sun 11-12pm Empress Jan 31 – Apr 11

Zumba Fitness

Tue 6-7pm Empress Jan 19 – Mar 16

Thu 6-7pm Empress Jan 7 – Mar 4

Fri 6-7pm Empress Jan 29 – Mar 26

Belly Dance Beginner 1

Mon 6-7pm Empress Jan 11 – Mar 15

Belly Dance Beginner 2

Wed 6-7pm Empress Jan 13 – Mar 10

Toronto Dance Salsa

http://www.torontodancesalsa.ca

info@torontodancesalsa.ca

Classes – Salsa (Fundamental & Int I) – w/ P.O.S.E.

DATES and TIMES

– Wednesdays, January 13 to March 31;

– Fundamental Salsa 6:30 to 7:30

– Intermediate Salsa 7:30 to 8:30

LOCATION

– HotFlex Fitness – 276 Carlaw Avenue (Just north of Queen Street E)

– TTC Access – 72 Pape Bus or Queen Streetcar

– Street parking available

Join the passionate, fun, sexy, exciting world of Salsa! A great way to meet new people, get in shape, and find an energetic, rewarding activity that will inspire your inner dancer.

We will work with you one-on-one to best suit your level. Bring a partner, friend, or come as a solo act… Everyone is welcome!

Also, this Holiday season, consider the gift of dance. Gift certificates available.

***FUNDAMENTAL SALSA***

This workshop series introduces the foundation to pairs salsa dancing. Let us teach you basic partner dancing, timing, and footwork. Every three weeks we introduce new steps and combinations summarized with a turn pattern that will get you

started on the dance floor!

***INTERMEDIATE SALSA I***

Intermediate Salsa 1 is designed to transition those coming from Fundamental Salsa into a more fluid and stylistic dancer. Increase your technique, partnering skills, musicality and style. If you have some basic salsa steps under belt, this is the class for you!

HOTFLEX Studio is a fully equipped gym with beautiful hardwood floors and mirrors all around located in the southeast corner of the city.

http://www.hotflexfitness.com

REGISTRATION IS OFFICIALLY OPEN!

– To register, contact Melyssa 905-483-7992 or Sarah 416-893-0827

– Cost for the 12 week course: $120

– Dropin classes: $15/class

Classes – Ballet Espressivo – Winter 2010

All classes are held at The Studio Pilates – 65 Wellesley St. E., Suite 405 (Wellesley Church, steps away from the Wellesley TTC station)

Here’s the new schedule for Winter classes. Please let me know a.s.a.p. what classes you wish to register for. Remember classes fill up quickly.

Adult Ballet Classes: A FANTASTIC WORKOUT A GREAT STRESS RELIEVER!

Tired of backaches, sore shoulders, general stiffness! Put that spring back into your step!

BENEFITS: Injury-Preventative – Improves Alignment, Balance, Posture, Flexibility, Co-ordination, Circulation. Tones  Elongates every part of the body – Develops Core Strength – Engages the Body Mind at the same time – Increases Concentration

Adult Ballet for the Absolute Beginner I

* No previous dance experience is needed!

Monday evenings from 8 – 9:30 p.m. from January 4 – March 29, 2010 (No class on Mon. Feb. 15) – 12 classes for $189.00. (GST included).

Wednesday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. from January 6 – March 31, 2010 – 13 classes for $204.75 (GST included).

Saturday afternoons from 3:15-4:30 p.m. from January 9 – March 27, 2009 – 12 classes for $189.00 (GST included).

Adult Ballet for the Absolute Beginner II

* For students who have taken the Absolute Beginner’s Class I or who have had some previous experience with ballet or other dance.

Monday evenings from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. from January 4 – March 29, 2010 (No class on Mon. Feb. 15) – 12 classes for $189.00. (GST included).

Saturday afternoons from 1:45 – 3:15 p.m. from January 9 – March 27, 2009 – 12 classes for $189.00 (GST included).

Adult Ballet for the Absolute Beginner

Thursday mornings from 10-11:30 a.m. January 7 – March 25, 2010 – 12 classes for $189.00 (GST included).

For The Advanced Beginner / Intermediate I :

*Ideal for those with previous ballet experience!

Wednesday mornings from 10 – 11:30 a.m from January 6 – March 31, 2010 – 13 classes for $204.75 (GST included).

Friday evenings from 6 – 7:30 p.m. from January 8 – March 26, 2010 – 12 classes for $189.00 (GST included).

Ballet Floor Barre – Stretching Strengthening

Reap the benefits of a low stress, low impact and highly rewarding form of exercise that tones the body, burns calories, increases core strength, improves flexibility, alignment, posture and boosts self-image. Students will be guided through a systematic and thorough approach to stretching and strengthening. Through this ballet floor barre, students will gain knowledge of how to work efficiently, according to the laws of the body classical ballet technique as well receiving plenty of individualized attention.

Monday evenings from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m from January 4 – March 29, 2010 (No class on Mon. Feb. 15) – 12 classes for $151.20. (GST included).

Wednesday mornings from 9 – 10 a.m. from January 6 – March 31, 2010 – 13 classes for $163.80 (GST included).

Friday evenings from 5 – 6 p.m. from January 8 – March 26, 2010)

– 12 classes for $151.20 (GST included).

Saturday afternoons from 12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. from January 9 – March 27, 2009 (12 classes for $151.20 (GST included).

Individual Coaching/Personal Training

Individual instruction for those who prefer exclusive and private sessions or have no time to fit a class into their busy schedules. As well, trouble-shooting for the professional dancer who wants to target their individual needs, stand-out at auditions and develop their uniqueness and artistry. Private classes are arranged on an individual basis at a mutually agreeable time.

Instructor: Donna Greenberg:

Teacher, choreographer, dance filmmaker and artistic director of Ballet Espressivo, has been teaching for over twenty-five years.

Benefit from her vast knowledge of techniques and artistic flair

Important Information:

All students must pre-register to ensure their place in the class. Classes are very popular and are kept small, so individual attention is possible and early registration is encouraged.

Please register by:

Email: info@balletespressivo.com or Phone: 647.294.0784

www.balletespressivo.com

Donna Greenberg, Artistic Director/Choreographer/Teacher

Ballet Espressivo

DonnaGreenberg@BalletEspressivo.com

http://www.BalletEspressivo.com

647.294.0784

Classes – Bellydance (Beg & Beg 2) – w/ Laura Newton

NEW SESSION starts January 11th, 2010

Empress Studio – 5095 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto

$126 for 9 classes in 9 weeks for new students.

MONDAYS: 6:00-7:00 – Beginner Bellydance (No classes Family Day Feb 15th)

WEDNESDAYS: 6:00-7:00 – Beginner 2 Bellydance

Classes fill up quickly! Register now: www.torontodancesalsa.ca/registration/index.php

http://www.laurasbelly.com

http://www.cabaretserpentine.com

TORONTO DANCE SALSA www.torontodancesalsa.ca

Contact Improvisation classes with Joseph Sengco MA, DTR

Spark, ignite dance improvisational movement. In this eight class series, we will learn the principle foundation of contact improvisation, which are: breath, center, point of contact, be comfortable, balance and physical touch. Focus and exploration will be on dancing on the floor, physical weight sharing, shifting and partnering with rolling.

WHEN: Mondays, January 11, 2010 to Feb 1, 2010 (no classes on Feb 8 and 15) continuing on Feb. 22, 2010 to March 15, 2010 from 7PM-9PM

WHERE: Hub 14 – 14 Markham St. (Close to Bathurst St. and Queen St. West), Toronto, Ontario

$96 for the whole series

$15 drop-in

Registration and Information:

Contact – Joseph Sengco

416-629-7859

jsengco@gmail.com

ABOUT THE TEACHER:

Joseph Alfonso Sengco MA, DTR

20 years experience in Contact Improvisational dance, 12 years in Authentic Movement, Masters Degree in Dance/Movement Therapy

BA in Choreography and Dance from Oberlin College (Birth place of Contact Improvisation)

Teachers:

Professor Ann Cooper-Albright, Nancy Stark Smith, Daniel Lepkoff, Kristie Simpson, KJ Holmes, Karen Nelson, Andrew Harwood, David

Beatle, and Simone Forti

Classes – AURORA LIVE INC. DANCE STUDIOS – ADULT PROGRAM

Join professional Dancer Karen Andrew (Ragtime Broadway, Fosse, Chicago) at AURORA LIVE INC. DANCE STUDIOS, for your answer to professional level, quality dance training in the heart of Downtown Toronto. Achieve your dance goals and more in our safe and encouraging studio! Countless goals achieved through her safe, accessible, positive curriculum environment.

Classes offered in Contemporary Jazz, Tap, Stretch Strength more!

Whether you’ve danced all your life or always had the desire, we will provide the class to meet your needs.

– Group Classes, Workshops, Private Coaching

– Exclusive Teaching Method (‘A’ Live Method

– Beautiful, clean, bright studios

– Easy TTC access

392 Queen St. E

416-550-5784 info@auroraliveinc.com

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FREE Bboying practices

Mondays and Saturdays

6-9pm

Location: St. Lawrence Community Recreation Centre, 230 The Esplanade, Toronto

FREE admission

Open to all -Beginners are allowed to watch, and should be able to receive help on doing a couple steps if they ask.

Poppers, Lockers and Hip Hop dancers also may be present – but, the focus is on Bboying and music is played for that style of Dance.

Phone: 416-392-1347

FloorWork(ed) Classes with Elke Schroeder

10:00am to 11:45am at Trinity St. Paul’s Church (West of Spadina, Southside of Bloor).

$10 per class / $45 for set of 5.

After the wicked time the West-end Dancers Love-in had with the FloorWork(ed) classes, I have decided to teach them on an ongoing basis – continuing every Monday and Thursday until the end of December!

Class description:

Throw you body around, dance without fear! In this class we will practice techniques for getting in and out of the floor with speed and grace. Jump, dive, fly low… Learn how to condition the body to perform these movements safely. A grounding, animalistic, invigorating dance practice for experienced dancers. Please bring sneakers suitable for dancing, kneepads and clothing that covers (shirts that cover the shoulders and pants that are at least knee length – we will be sliding on the floor).

Email me at elkebschroeder@gmail.com or call 647-400-5192 for more info or to let me know you’re coming!

Aaron Water – On-Going classes

Hip Hop

Wednesdays from 2:30PM-3:45PM

This class will focus on hip hop isolations to access and strengthen the core. Through elementary breakdance and popping, students will develop flexibility, increased hip mobility and upper body tone. Students can also expect to learn the basis and basics of waving, boogaloo, tutting and musicality. Short, simple, funky and flashy combinations will be taught. All levels are welcome and can benefit from this class.

Alternative Modern Dance Technique

Mondays 2:30PM-3:45PM

In this class, Aaron will use the line, extension and balance from ballet; the rhythmic intensity and flow of hip hop; the grounded crouching and smoothness of tai chi; the precise body isolation of mime and the articulate floor work from modern dance and b-boying. This intermediate level class will provide dancers with an opportunity to examine the rich interplay of these modalities and to craft new ways to interact with sound, space and their bodies.

single class: $20 (passes available) – students / seniors: $12

first week of unlimited MC classes: $15

classes at Spiritwind Internal Arts http://www.spiritwindinternalarts.com/

64 Oxford St. (in the Heart of Kensington Market)

Posture UP: Stretching and Strengthening for Postural Resoration

Fridays 2:30PM-3:30PM

An all levels of fitness class designed at meeting specific, personal areas of tightness and weakness. This class is aimed at facilitating proper blood and energy flow in the body and increasing internal body awareness. Simple, effective lengthening and strengthening techniques based

in Aaron Mates’ Active Isolated Stretching, ballet, tai chi / meridian theory, modern dance, mime and myofacial release.

Out To The Branches Hip Hop

Fridays from 3:30PM-4:30PM

This all levels class explores hip hop dance in its many forms and African-ness in mind. Styles will include: poppin’, waving, boogaloo, tutting, bboying, capoeira, gliding and more. Come get a taste of the old becoming new again in this all levels class. This class will also compare and explore the connection between African/Caribbean movement and hip hop dance.

Pay What You Can ($7-$20)

Aaron Water

Aaron Water has been dancing in class rooms, on the street, around bonfires and all points in between for over ten years. He has intensively studied modern dance, ballet, Afro-Caribbean dance, popping, breaking, mime, tai chi and yoga. Aaron also has long-term studies in massage and bodywork, as well as various stretching, breathing and meditation techniques. His broad base of movement knowledge combined with his enthusiasm for exploration, pushing boundaries, sweatiness and fun makes him a careful, encouraging, and articulate teacher. Aaron has taught in studios, parks, on sidewalks, and in art galleries in Canada and the US. His students have been two, eleven, forty-five and seventy year olds. Smiles and fitness ensue.

Aaron has appeared in the 2008 Ontario Ballet Theatre’s ‘Nutcracker’ and as a finalist in House Dance International NYC’s experimental dance competition in 2008. A duet he co-created closed the 2009 International Dance Day at Dundas Square. Aaron is currently working with Larchaud Dance.

Classes – Afrocuban Dance with Consuelo Herrera

EVERY SATURDAY

CLASS TIME: 1-2:30pm

Bavia Arts Studio – 898 St. Clair Ave. W (@ Oakwood)

Cost: $20 per class drop in / package of 8 classes for $120

An opportunity to study Afrocuban dance, the dances of the Orishas, Congo and Rumba with Consuelo Herrera.

Consuelo Herrera is a professional dancer from Havana, Cuba, who began her studies in La casa de Cultura, and went on to work with the folkloric dance troupe “Liberacion 75”, perform in the grand cabarets “La Cecilia” in Miramar, and eventually join Grupo Raices Profundas as a lead dancer and soloist. She has worked with some of the best choreographers and musicians in Cuba. She has appeared in several documentaries about dance in Cuba and has performed in Mexico, Nicaragua, Spain, the United States, Japan and Canada. Consuelo originally came to Canada to perform with Jane Bunnett in a North American tour. She has gone on to perform with Ballet Creole and Joaquin Hidalgo’s Rumberos. Consuelo has been teaching Afro-Cuban Dance in Toronto in with Ballet Creole and other local companies since 1997.

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Cadence Open Company Classes

LOCATION: ANNEX DANCE ACADEMY; 942 BATHURST ST. (JUST NORTH OF BLOOR)

TUESDAY:

10:00AM BODY CONDITIONING

11:00AM CONTEMP BALLET

12:30PM JUMPS AND TURNS

THURSDAY:

10:00AM BODY CONDITIONING

11:00AM CONTEMP BALLET

12:30PM POINTE AND MEN’S WORK

CLASSES THIS WEEK WILL BE TAUGHT BY: COMPANY ARTISTIC DIRECTOR COURTNAE BOWMAN

RATES:

BODY CONDITIONING: $10

BALLET: $15

CONTEMPORARY / JUMPS AND TURNS / POINTE AND MEN’S WORK: $12

*FULL DAY: $30*

PLEASE SIGN UP IN ADVANCE BY EMAILING your desired class and date to: cadence@courtnae.com

Beginner Modern Dance classes with Cara Spooner

at Hub 14 (Markham and Queen) at 6pm every Tuesday

$40 per month or $12 per drop-in class

everyone is welcome (experienced or not)

JAN – how we move

FEB – aesthetic choice

MAR – site specificity

APR – dancing with others; dancing together

MAY – bigger projects/performances

come to experience a welcoming and encouraging alternative dance class for adults who want to move.

if you have any questions feel free to call (416-576-9322) or email caraspooner@gmail.com

Open Classes with Faye Rauw – Jazz/Lyrical/Contemp (Int/Adv)

Mondays, noon-2pm

Intermediate/Advanced level

$17 – for non-union members

$15 – for union (must show card)

250 Davisville Ave., 5th floor

www.fayerauw.com

416-573-4600

Classes – The Dance Migration

Current classes are up and running!

Location: Capoeira Camara Academy, 1294-A Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON

Cost: $15 drop in / $60 for class card of 5

Afro Samba – Thursdays 8-9:30pm

Afro Brazilian – Sundays 3-4:30pm

*NEW* Silvestre Movement – Mondays 6:30-8pm

Location: Movement Centre, 2480 Dundas St. West #200, Toronto, ON

www.movementcentre.com

Contact Info

Email: adrianna.y@gmail.com

Phone: 416-831-9579

Website: http://www.thedancemigration.com

Horton Technique classes with Debbie Wilson

Dates: every Friday

Time: 10:00am – 11:30am

Location: Studio Eleven Twelve, 1112 Dundas St. E. (Dundas / Carlaw)

Price: $10

Directions: Take Pape bus down to Dundas then walk west (right) on north side until you reach 1112. – OR – Take Queen streetcar east to Carlaw, walk north to Dundas then west (left) to Studio.

Aya Dance Collective presents Horton Technique classes with Debbie Wilson!

Info: http://www.ayadancecollective.com info@ayadancecollective.com

Classes with Natalli Reznik – Choreo (Inter/Adv)

Thursday nights

BOURGEOIS DANCE STUDIOS: 9 ST. JOSEPH STREET (YONGE  WELLESELY STATION)

Drop-in, 5, 10 and 20 cards available.

Bring a friend to class and get your class 50% off.

Also there is an August special where you can purchase an all-class card for August for $100 which is an amazing deal. Come check it out!

Hey everyone! Just wanted to let you all know that I am teaching at Bourgeois Dance Studios. It’s a new drop-in studio downtown right at Yonge  Wellesley Station. Every couple of weeks I’ll be doing a different style…. Hip Hop, Contemporary, Salsa, Partnering…and more. It’s an Inter/Adv level class and I’d love to have you come check it out!

Natalli Reznik facebook page

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Natalli-Reznik/29358272870

416.843.5446

Classes – O.I.P. Dance Centre

Address: 190 Richmond Street East, 2nd Floor, Toronto, M5A 1P1

Current schedule: http://www.oipdance.com/ScheduleCurrentJuly2009.pdf

CONTACT US

Phone: 647-477-5225 – Fax: 416-628-8233

EMAILS

General Inquiries  admin@oipdance.com

Studio Rental Inquiries  rentals@oipdance.com

OIP Dance Company Inquiries  dancecompany@oipdance.com

Workshops  workshops@oipdance.com


Classes – On1 LA Style Salsa (B/I)

Sundays @ 2pm – 3:30pm

1056 Bloor Street West (two blocks east of Bloor and Dufferin) – Buzz B3

$15 Drop In

or

10 Classes Card $120

This group lesson emphasizes on technique, balance, timing, posture and musicality. Learn tricks, shines, spins, and partner combinations so that you become a hot and spicy dancer. This is a great way to make new friends, have fun and to build your confidence on the dance floor!!!

Instructors: Ronald Gomez and Irma Villafuerte

http://www.stricklysalsa.com

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FYI: PRIVATE CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE ALL WEEK LONG. PLEASE BOOK AN APPOINTMENT WITH ONE OF THE INSTRUCTORS AT 416-537-4415 OR 647-896-3007.

Classes – DLM Dance and Entertainment Company

Location: 1610 Bloor Street West, Toronto

Special Offers: Tuesday Special – Get Reggae and Hip Hop for $20.00

Drop-In Classes are $12.00 each

An emphasis on dance and entertainment, have brought DLM Dance and Entertainment Company (DLM) to the forefront in performance training. DLM is proud to be celebrating its 13th year of dance education. Being the first Hip Hop dance school makes them the no. 1 Dance studio!!!

From adults to kidz, beginners and professionals, DLM raises the bar to new levels on the dance floor. DLM’s evolving programs offer the latest in Hip Hop, Break Dance, Jazz, Salsa and other special workshops and events. Sweat, have fun, learn to move with confidence and style with DLM’s unique classes. The movements are fast, tight, and professionally choreographed.

DLM has grown into Canada’s largest and most exciting urban dance and entertainment company. Train to perform.  Our vision is to see young people make a difference in the dance and entertainment industry.

Website: http://www.dlmstudio.net

for More Information please contact Shawn at 416-516-7452!

Axé Capoeira Toronto

Our classes are in high demand. To keep up, we’ve expanded our studio space and added new sessions.

Axé Capoeira Toronto

1069 St. Clair Ave. West, 2nd Floor

Toronto, ON   M6E 1A6

647-340-2293

axetoronto@gmail.com

http://www.AxeToronto.com

Classes: Guinea-style Dance (B – I/A)

*DANCE CLASSES*

1) LOCATION: Dixon hall- 58 Sumach Street (Queen St E, b/w Parliament and River)

– BEGINNER CLASSES

TIME: Sundays, Noon to 1:30 pm

COST: $15

– INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED CLASSES

TIME: Sundays, 2-3:30 pm

COST: $15

2) LOCATION: XING DANCE THEATRE OF CANADA- 452 College St. (North West Corner of College and Bathurst St.)

TIME: 8-9:30pm

COST: $15/Session

All levels welcome!

Free Osteopathic consultation and treatment for Dancers

Matvey Kipershtein BA, RMT, Osteopathy (current study) would like to support dancers’ health by offering them a free consultation and a treatment. The treatments are aimed at restoring the natural balance of the body and assisting the body to heal itself.

To schedule your free consultation contact: Matvey Kipershtein BA, RMT, Osteopathy (current study)

AKUKLINIK – Yorkville Centre for Integrated Health.

Located at: 30A Hazelton Avenue – Suite 100 Toronto M5R 2E2

Phone: 416-550-0143

E-mail: info@balancefacilitator.com

For more information please visit: http://www.balancefacilitator.com


The Wednesday Dance Jam
Location: 805 Dovercourt Road

Time: 6pm – 8pm
Live music starts at 7:00 pm

Entrance: $6 -$12  sliding scale

Description: A place for dance improvisation.  DANCE TO LIVE MUSIC. No previous dance training needed

info: 416-545-1515
dance@kathleenrea.com
http://www.reasondetre.com


Calls to Artists

ExploreTalent.com – New Auditions – Submit now

New talent is needed now.

View and submit yourself to recent inventory of over 25,000 Castings Auditions:

http://www.exploretalent.com/cs_search_castings4.php?action=1

We Want You to Tut and Help Break a World Record!

Join us on Feb. 28, 2010 as we try to set a new Guinness World Record for the most people “Tutting” at one time.

Professional dance artist Mark Cabuena from the Toronto dance crews “Grand Illusion” and “For the Funk of It” has choreographed a simple “Tutting” routine that you will learn, practice and perform on the day of the event. Not only will you impress friends and family, you can help us set the Guniness World Record for the most people dancing simultaneously by “Tutting” continuously for five minutes!

But that’s not all!

Everyone who participates in the event will receive 1 free general admission to the Art Gallery of Ontario and be entered into a contest to win a King Tut weekend in Toronto! One lucky winner will receive one night accommodations for two at the Westin Harbour Castle, two VIP tickets to see King Tut, and $500 in shopping certificates courtesy of Scarborough Town Centre!

Also the first 100 adults and first 100 youth to complete the registration process will receive 1 free ticket to see King Tut: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs (Please note this exhibition is time ticketed and therefore is subject to availability. Tickets valid until April 18, 2010.).

Register Now

To take part in this event begin the registration process by clicking here. http://artmatters.ca/wp/category/tut/tutting/

CALL TO ARTISTS – MUSIC VIDEO

Looking for culturally diverse performers who are available in February/March (exact dates remain TBD). A music video is begin created to build awareness about tissue and organ donation in Canada.  We need the best in our land to perform for this cause; companies and artists on a multi-cultural level can reach our diverse nation with spirit and imagination. Everyone has volunteered their time and love for this great nation. DMS video production limited has come on board to produce and direct this video at the Rogers Center. We thank you for your support and cooperation in any way.

Contact: Executive Producer, Sabrina Cogan at 416-925-0098 or sabrinacogan@msn.com

Octopus Project XI: Hello

March 13 – 14, 2010

The OCTOPUS PROJECT provides an outlet for artists to continue making art by offering a challenge to create. The challenge is issued as a spark—an idea or image—sent out every eight weeks for interpretation by the artists. The interdisciplinary community of Octopus Project artists creates a shared visual representation of diversity through one theme with many voices.

* The fee to participate is $20.00 (to be paid upon work submission).

* This show is limited to 50 artists on a first come, first served basis. (please confirm participation ASAP and only confirm if you are 100% you can participate).

* One piece per artist only.

* Maximum size per piece is 30 x 30 inches framed or unframed. Works can be smaller if desired.

* All work must be submitted with all hanging materials included and fastened.

* If you would like to participate in Octopus Project XI: Hello, please confirm your participation by e-mailing us at octopusprojecttoronto@gmail.com.

* The art drop off times will be the week before the exhibit and will be announced once all artists are confirmed.

The exhibit will take place on the 4th floor in the Case Goods Warehouse, 55 Mill Street, Distillery Historic District, building 74, sponsored by Melanie Gordon Photography.

For any additional information about the Octopus Project, or webgalleries of past events, please visit our website at http://www.octopusproject.ca


Female dancers wanted – Age: 40+, with Beginner II (or more) Bellydance

JOIN NOW!

ARABESQUE ALLSPICE

NOW RECRUITING NEW DANCERS!!!

**Must be 40+

**Must have a Beginner II level or more

**Must take 1 class a week at Arabesque and attend rehearsals

Saturdays 2:30-4:30pm

This wonderful troupe was created in order to celebrate the female spirit at its most glorious.

All women who have grey roots, who have been around the block a few times and for whom gravity has taken its course is welcomed at Allspice!

Wherever this high-spirited group performs, audiences walk away with a warm glow and a new zest for life!

Director and Choreographer: Yasmina Ramzy

Manager and Choreography Coach: Jaene Castrillon

NEXT REHEARSAL: January 30th at Arabesque! Come and check it out, just let me know your coming by beforehand!

Contact: Jaene (647) 832-5634 or jaenefc@gmail.com

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – The Junction Arts Festival 2010

The Junction Arts Festival is now accepting creative proposals for the 2010 Junction Arts Festival. The Festival runs from September 8 to 12, 2010 with a two-day street closure of Dundas Street West September 11 and 12.

We are currently accepting proposals only from performance based artists and art installation works of any combination including but not limited to Indoor and Outdoor Installation Artists, Street Dance and Theatre groups as well as any multi-arts ideas that we may be able to support. Our emphasis in 2010 will be for large-scale outdoor work but we are accepting all proposals. Fees will be determined on a per-artist-basis.

Additional calls for Visual art and Music will be forthcoming in the next few months. Approximately 200,000 people attend the festival each year, experiencing interactive works that both engage and enthrall.

Proposals should include the following:

– Artist or group contact info

– Bio and history

– Example of past work

– Video and or photo examples of proposed work. If proposing a new work please include a description plus technical requirements.

If proposing a new work please be as specific as your present process allows at this time. Also inform us if you are applying for any creative funding from other sources. If applications for government funding precede any agreement between artist and festival, then a letter of intent may be issued on our part.

The Junction Arts Festival has been running its present programming since 2007 but the festival’s history dates back to 1991 with the street closure since 2000. ‘Where the Arts meet the Street’ is the basis for this ever growing multi-arts Festival that includes visual art, galleries, installation art, main stage music, dance, theatre, poetry, performance art, traveling minstrels and anything in between and beyond.

Toronto, National and International applications accepted.

All inquiries should be directed to Festival Director Michael

Menegon via email at junctionartsfest@bellnet.ca

Packages should be sent to: Junction Arts Festival 3047 Dundas

Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6P 1Z3 Canada

Call for Submissions for the Creation of One-Act Ballet for Children

Ballet Jörgen Canada | George Brown Dance

Office Studios: 160 Kendal Ave., Bldg. C, Rm. 126, Toronto, ON

M5R 1M3

Company: 416 961 4725

Website: www.balletjorgencanada.ca

Call for participants – Pride Cab – Buddies’ Queer Youth Programme

Pride Cab is the Buddies in Bad Times Theatre Queer Youth Programme year-end show: a collectively-created, cabaret-style extravaganza, written and performed by the participants and directed by Programme Coordinator Chy Ryan Spain and Associate Artist Evalyn Parry.

Performed on the main stage at Buddies, previous shows have been a sold-out, standing-o kick-off to Buddies Pride Festivities …

don’t miss taking part this year!

No previous theatre experience is necessary to participate.

The Buddies Youth Programme looks for queer-identified young people (between 15 and 25 year old) who want to participate in making an original show about queer identity and queer history.

Through a series of workshops and interactive events with seasoned, queer activists and artists, we’ll explore both the history of queer culture in our city as well as the realities of what it means to be young and queer today. We’ll use theatre, music, dance, writing, storytelling and performance art to create a show based on what we discover.

The Pride Cab project is a truly unique opportunity for young, aspiring artists to talk to the older generation of the queer community; to meet like-minded peers, learn new skills, and to create and showcase original work on Buddies’ main stage.

Creation/rehearsals take place Monday and Wednesday nights, 6 to 10 pm, from April 5 to the date of the performance, June 23, 2010.

THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS FEB 12, 2010.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE DOWNLOADED HERE: http://www.artsexy.ca/youth_pridecab.cfm

Questions? Email youth@artsexy.ca

Male Dancers wanted – Kinetic Elements

Kinetic Elements is looking for male dancers for their upcoming shows and events. Contemporary/modern dance training is not required, but an asset. We encourage all dancers from any genre to apply.

If you are interested or know someone who is, you can email your headshot and resume to kendra@kendrahughes.com


Calls for proposals – dance: made in canada/fait au canada (d:mic/fac)

dance: made in canada/fait au canada (d:mic/fac), moves to a repertory festival format August 11 to 14, 2011 for its next presentation.

d:mic/fac presents both new and existing works by established and emerging choreographers working in Canada, at the Betty Oliphant Theatre in Toronto. Programming will be divided into two categories: Mainstage, curated by three artists from Canada’s dance community, including Yvonne Ng, and What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) a lottery-based late night presentation. Choreographers may apply for either Mainstage presentation or WYSIWYG programming.

Founded in 2000 by Yvonne Ng under the umbrella of princess productions, eight festivals of dance: made in canada/fait au canada (d:mic/fac) have been produced.

d:mic/fac will provide publicity, marketing, a festival production team, venue and other support for choreographers selected by the curators for presentation. Mainstage choreographers will receive a fee for their work, while WYSIWYG choreographers will receive an honorarium.

Deadline: Applications must be received by February 1, 2010 to be considered for the 2011 festival.

Visit www.princessproductions.ca for further details

Call for submissions – MUSICAL WORKS IN CONCERT!

As part of the 2010 Music Series, SummerWorks will present two evenings showcasing new pieces by artists working with musical theatre models in a stripped-down concert format. The series will take place on Sunday, August 8th, and Monday, August 9th.

We are currently seeking applications from artists who work both in conventional and unconventional musical models. Our only requirements are that the work has both live musical and dramatic elements, and has never before been produced. Applications from diverse artistic practices are strongly encouraged to apply (i.e. theatre artists, indie musicians, dancers, video artists, etc.)

Submitted pieces should be a minimum of forty minutes in length. We’re accepting full-length works (one or two acts) or a completed first act of an unfinished work.

For an application form and submission guidelines, please visit the SummerWorks website at:

http://www.summerworks.ca/2009/participants-applications.php

For further assistance, please contact us at music.theatre@summerworks.ca


Kaha:wi Dance Theatre Summer Training Intensive – August, 2010

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, Canada’s premiere Aboriginal contemporary dance company, invites dancers of all backgrounds to join us in

Toronto, Canada at Canada’s National Ballet School in August, 2010 for a dance training intensive like no other.

Led by National Ballet School of Canada trained Mohawk choreographer and dancer, Santee Smith, Kaha:wi Dance Theatre performs across Canada and on stages around the world (including performances in 2009/2010 at festivals in Australia, Japan, Mexico and the United States).

Two programs are offered:

• Advanced Dance Practitioners: Take up to three consecutive weeks of intense training in ballet, modern, Santee Smith choreography [or use your preferred description] and traditional powwow.

• Recreational dancers: An intensive one week technical foundations class with the same faculty as our pre-professional dance students.

FACULTY and CLASSES 2010

Santee Smith – KDT Repertoire/Contemporary Indigenous Dance

Johanna Bergfeldt – Contemporary Technique

Michel Faigaux – Ballet

Rosa and Crystal “Beanie” John – Powwow Styles, Hoop Dance

Michael Greyeyes – Viewpoints I and II

Plus: Special Guest Teachers and many other workshops that will complement your dance practice and challenge you this summer.

Visit our website for complete details, faculty bios, class schedules and pricing options. Prices start at $20 for drop in classes.

WWW.KAHAWIDANCE.ORG/TRAINING

Call for Artists – City on the Move: A Festival of Young Artists in Transit

Deadline: Ongoing until March 31, 2010

ages 18-32

BACKground:

Toronto Cultural Services invites submissions from emerging and more seasoned artists for City on the Move: A Festival of Young Artists in Transit. City on the Move will present the creative talent of young artists and performers ages 18 to 32 on the TTC – stations, subways, buses and streetcars – from August ’09 till the summer of 2010. Whether you express yourself through spoken word, dance, music, visual art, installations/sculptures, performance art, theatre and anything and everything in between, City on the Move is a great opportunity to make your art known to the public, and GET PAID for it.

SUBmissions:

Artists are to submit the following to nsheikh@toronto.ca :

Full contact information

A brief biography and or resume

A description of their art and the piece(s) intended

An electronic sample of their work along with any relevant web links where their art can be viewed – e.g. YouTube, Myspace, Facebook etc.

Toronto Cultural Services will review all submissions to create a program that reflects the diversity of Toronto’s vibrant arts community.

Only Toronto residents may apply. Preference will be given to artists from the City’s priority and underserved neighbourhoods. Only artists selected to showcase their art will be contacted. For further information contact Nawfal Sheikh at nsheikh@toronto.ca / 416-392-6371.

Please note City on the Move will also feature young artists and performers from outside the Call for Artists.

http://www.toronto.ca/culture/arts-services.htm


CALL TO ARTISTS ~ International Bellydance Conference of Canada

3rd IBCC: April 21-25, 2010, in Toronto, Canada!

5 days of Dance Workshops, Performances, Lectures, Films, Panel Discussions, Music Classes and Parties!!

Do you think the 3rd Conference could be even more AWESOME? You betcha!

DANCE AND/OR SPEAK AT THE IBCC!!

Application forms for Speakers, Main Stage and Open Stage available now!

Speakers/Main Stage (due Oct. 14), Open Stage – first come, first served

APPLICATION FORM:

form page 1: http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s43/arabesquebellydance/IBCCone.jpg

form page 2: http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s43/arabesquebellydance/IBCCtwo.jpg

or we can e-mail or snail mail to you info@bellydanceconference.com

* Speakers and Main Stage artists accepted at the IBCC will receive $100 off per every 250 KM traveled (i.e. 1-250 KM = $100, 251-500KM = $200)

*SPECIAL IBCC full package rate: $499 until the end of September ’09!

Past Registrants: for every year you have attended the IBCC, you receive an additional $50 off per year

FULL CONFERENCE PACKAGE:

Includes all:

Workshops, Performances, Films, Lunches, Music Classes, Lectures,

Specialty Classes, Debates, Vendor Bazaar, Programs, T-Shirt

Tote Bag!

REGISTRATION:

$599 until FEB. 28/10

Regular Price: $699

for 5 Days Nights of awesome Bellydance Mania!

call: 416-920-5593 to register

* no refunds

http://www.bellydanceconference.com

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Call to Artists

Daniele Guevara is a Set, Lighting and Projection Designer who is looking to collaborate with innovative Dance Companies.  Having received a grant from Theatre Ontario, in January and February 2009 she traveled to the Royal Opera House in London, England to be mentored by Canada’s most accomplished Set and Costume Designer, Michael Levine.  Daniele’s latest lighting design for “The Sunlight Zone” (Tipping Point Productions, April-May 2009) was for aerialists whose choreography included dancing on 30 foot long vertical ropes.  Daniele can be contacted at danieleguevara@shaw.ca . or on her mobile: 416.875.576

www.danieleguevara.com

Call for performers – Women’s Salon Series

* Location: Toronto – Dufferin and Queen

* Compensation: share of pay what you can donations

We are starting a small non profit with 5 months of salons on the last Sunday of each month from 2-5pm for music, arts and a lecture (June’s salon will occur on the 21st). The salons will address networking, employment, and the arts and bring self-identifying women together during these trying times of cut backs and the recession.

Currently, we are seeking self-identifying women performers, musicians, activists, storytellers, poets, artists or any women interested in entertaining at one of the monthly Salons.

We are seeking a commitment of only one ½ hour display of musical talent, performance or demonstration/lecture or one dance piece. In exchange, we’ll offer you a warm audience, a lovely forum in which to entertain and the opportunity to network and advertise your talents and any of your upcoming events or engagements. Also as this is a pay what you can gig, we aim to be inclusive of all women’s economic status and at the same time also honor the work and time of our performers.

The Women’s Salon Series is a new grassroots movement in Toronto, Ontario Canada that aims to gather a diversity of women together to share resources and artistic creations, to learn about culture and grow sustainable community development, to explore our connections to technology and to network around hidden employment opportunities.

Want to perform at one of the monthly Salons? Please email gogather@gmail.com . In the subject line of your email, please type Call Out for Performers Musicians!

Send Submissions To:

Michelle van Looy

340 Dufferin Street, Toronto Ontario, Canada, M6K 1Z9

e: gogather@gmail.com

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Hot Soup

A monthly performance series serving up some of the city’s finest improvisers and innovators in sound and performance [and delicious hot soup]. We’re currently accepting submissions from music and performance innovators in jazz, contemporary sound, dance and theatre. More Info: http://www.labspacestudio.com/hotSoup.php Hot Soup will be held on the first Thursday of every month (starting March, 2009) at Labspace Studio, a 2000 SF warehouse and performance venue, in Toronto’s east-end (Leslieville).

To submit, please email info@labspacestudio.com .THERE IS NO SUBMISSION DEADLINE. PLEASE CONTACT US ANY TIME.

Labspace is run by John Loerchner and Laura Mendes

Labspace Studio

2-A Pape Ave.

Toronto, ON

M4M 2V6

ph: 416-836-1516

info@labspacestudio.com


Space

MAD FOR DANCE
Rehearsal / Classes / Workshops / Small Performances
Four studios (various sizes)- All have mirrors and sound systems.

Mad for Dance
263 Adelaide St W, B30 (John St and Adelaide St W)
Toronto, ON M5H 1Y2

For complete details or for more information, visit us at http://www.madfordance.ca
416-971-7723
madfor@bellnet.ca

Studio for rent

Studio Space Available, mornings and early afternoons, right downtown on Yonge Street

Beginning in June 2009, studio space will be available for rent for classes or rehearsals every Tuesday through Friday, beginning anytime in the morning until 11AM. Early afternoons are also available every day of the week from 1:30-4:30PM.

Located right on Yonge Street, just north of Wellesley subway station at 593 Yonge Street, Turning Point Fitness.

This is a post-free studio! Beautiful wall of windows over-looking Yonge Street – studio photos at http://www.turningpointfitness.ca

It’s a beautiful, bright, cozy studio, 800 square feet + small change room and washroom facilities.

$20 per hour for classes, $15 per hour for rehearsals. Long-term bookings preferred.

Contact Timea at 416-920-6532 or info@turningpointfitness.ca


STUDIO

Bay windows, skylight

500 square feet

Extra padded floor for fitness/dance/aerobics/theatre classes

Tables and chairs also available for classes

Available day times and weekends $25/hour or $125/day

Lisa Dowling, BA, ST, Lic AC

Life on St Clair Healing Centre Inc

647-430-5430

http://www.lifeonstclair.com


Studio for rent: $25/hr – 1800 sq ft – St. Clair/Oakwood (White Lot)

White Lotus Yoga Centre is an Ashtanga based yoga centre offering classes from beginner to advanced and all levels in a large sunny second floor studio in the St. Clair / Oakwood area of Toronto (934 St. Clair Avenue West – on the North side of the street, between Oakwood and Robina Ave.).

The studio is 1800 sq feet with basic sound system, 2 change rooms and 2 washrooms with showers.

There is a no footwear policy in the studio.

Studio is available for $25 per hour with a discount available for multi-hour bookings.

http://www.whitelotusyogacentre.com


Studio Rental
M-DO studio, in the heart of Kensington Market available for rental 355A College Street
1100 square feet, hardwood floor, one wall of mirrors with option to curtain off, full house sound system.  Available for dance, theatre, music rehearsals and classes.  ‘No shoes’ policy. $20/hour. 416-504-7082 #3
To view studio please visit http://www.mdo-tte.org under studio rental.


The Launch Pad:  Affordable Office Space in Downtown Toronto

For small organizations that combine financial and social responsibilities, the Launch Pad offers office space at very reasonable rates and with flexible leasing terms (we offer month-to-month). A short distance from Queen and Spadina, we provide a collegial atmosphere and common facilities including wi-fi access, photocopier, fax machine, printer, boardroom and kitchenette.

For more information contact Greg Katz at gkatz@onedevelopment.com or at 416.593.9600.


Dancemakers and the Centre for Creation Studio space rentals

Measurements: There are two studios available, the smaller one is 30′ x 30′ and the larger one is 54′ x 36′
Each studio equipped with sprung dance floor, and CD player. There are washrooms / changing areas.  The larger studio is fully equipped for live performance.

Small Studio Rates: $16 / hour for rehearsals; $30 for workshops
Large Studio Rates: $19 / hour for rehearsals; $35 for workshops
For performance rates or to book for performances please inquire.

Contact:
Caitlin McKee – Dancemakers and the Centre for Creation
rentals@dancemakers.org
416-367-1800 x24


Studio ElevenTwelve
A fully functional, sprung floor, wall to wall mirrors (future curtains), roscoe floors, main floor dance studio at Dundas and Logan!! A new collective has been formed and recently took over the Celtic Dance Centre. We are StudioElevenTwelve, a group of independent dancers and a photographer and we have some amazing space to share!

1450 square feet of clear dance space (no pillars)
Rates are $12/hour for rehearsal; $15/hour for teaching.
Please contact us at studioeleventwelve@gmail.com or  416-826-0965

1112 Dundas Street East (a short walk from Broadview, Carlaw, Queen or Gerrard)

Dovercourt House 3rd Floor Studio available for rent.
Beautiful rehearsal and workshop studio near Ossington subway station. 1600 square meters, 13 ft high ceiling. Price range from $15/hr (rehearsal) to $25/hr (classes – workshops). For more information about rental space, contact Isorine Marc: 416.516.4025 or email info@corpus.ca. 805 Dovercourt road, 3rd floor – Toronto ON M6H 2X4  http://www.corpus.ca

Space for Rent: Queen West Arts Centre
The Queen West Arts Centre – 100A Ossington Ave. home of the Classical Theatre Project and the Toronto Youth Theatre. Three studios and one large rehearsal room all air conditioned, long term rents are negotiable. Studio A – 54′ x 25′ Stereo system, mirrors, natural light. Studio B – 45′ x 28′ Stereo system, mirrors, natural light. Studio C – 38′ x 17′ Stereo system, mirrors, natural light. Theatre Room – 46′ x 44′ Space for large cast rehearsals or set pieces.
Call 416.915.6747 or email space@qwac.ca http://www.qwac.ca


Hub 14
HUB 14 is available for rent for rehearsals, classes and small workshop presentations. 25’ x 25’ sprung floor. Hub 14 has:  Stereo Unit, Washroom with shower, around 30 chairs, three 6’ risers, a couple of tables, various blacks

PLEASE NOTE: Hub 14 is only available for rentals of over 20 hours or long term classes.

Rates:  $15/hour, 12/hour if booked 7 days in advance
Classes and Paid Performances: $18/hour

For more information, please contact Hub 14 at:
rentals@hub14.org http://www.hub14.org


Dovercourt House Ballroom
2nd floor
large private rental space with newly finished hard wood sprung floors for rehearsals, classes/workshops and performances.

Inexpensive subsidized space:
$11/hour CADA, $13/hour other dance rehearsals, $15/hour other rehearsals, $20-$25 class rental rates
·    CD player
·    private large (31’ x 59’) space – no poles!
·    newly painted, big window, mirrors, fans
·    near Ossington subway, short bike ride from downtown
·    weekday hours available: Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm

Contact Daniel Greenstein for more information dhballroon@rogers.com
bookings by email only

2nd floor, 805 Dovercourt Road, north of Boor
Home of princess productions & Kaeja d’Dance


Call for Volunteers

VOLUNTEER RADIO SHOW CO-HOST/TECH WANTED – Evi-Dance – CIUT 89.5fm

Evi-Dance, aired on CIUT 89.5fm, is looking for a VOLUNTEER CO-HOST/TECH. If you meet the requirements below — and would like to learn broadcasting skills and have the opportunity to network within the dance community — we’d love to hear from you.

Evi-Dance is a dance coverage radio show aired LIVE and hosted by local choreographers. It brings Toronto’s local dance performance scene to the world. And the national and international dance scenes to Toronto.

Check out our archived podcasts at http://www.evidance.com .

REQUIREMENTS

— available Sunday mornings 8:45 to 10:15 a.m.

— radio experience not necessary; Evi-Dance will train you

— willingness to learn radio soundboard tech and live on-air interviewing

— strong interest in dance performance and issues related to dance

— able to co-host and tech when needed

LOCATION

CIUT 89.5fm is located in Hart House at the University of Toronto downtown campus

HOW TO APPLY

Email your CV to Ted Fox, Evi-Dance Producer, at evidance@ciut.fm

VOLUNTEER RADIO TECH / BOARD OPERATOR NEEDED

Evi-Dance, aired on CIUT 89.5fm, is looking for a VOLUNTEER TECH/SOUNDBOARD OPERATOR.

Evi-Dance is a dance coverage radio show hosted by local choreographers. It brings Toronto’s local dance performance scene to the world. And the national and international dance scenes to Toronto.

Check out our podcasts at http://www.evidance.com .

REQUIREMENTS

— available Sunday mornings 8:45 to 10:15 a.m.

— experience not necessary but technical ability a must; Evi-Dance will train you

LOCATION

CIUT 89.5fm is located in Hart House at the University of Toronto downtown campus

HOW TO APPLY

Email Ted Fox, Evi-Dance Producer, at evidance@ciut.fm


VOLUNTEER RADIO SHOW CO-HOST & ASSISTANT WANTED

Evi-Dance, aired on CIUT 89.5fm, is looking for a VOLUNTEER CO-HOST AND ASSISTANT TO THE PRODUCER. If you self-identify as a

retired dance professional, performer in transition, or senior dance artist, we’d love to hear from you.

Evi-Dance is a dance coverage radio show aired LIVE and hosted by local choreographers. It brings Toronto’s local dance performance

scene to the world. And the national and international dance scenes to Toronto.

Check out our archived podcasts at http://www.evidance.com .

REQUIREMENTS

— available Sunday mornings 8:45 to 10:15 a.m.

— radio experience not necessary; Evi-Dance will train you

— strong interest in dance performance and issues related to dance

— business and organizational skills

— co-host and tech when needed

— assist in booking guests/programming

— website maintenance and updating

— computer skills

LOCATION

CIUT 89.5fm is located in Hart House at the University of Toronto downtown campus

HOW TO APPLY

Email your CV to Ted Fox, Evi-Dance Producer, at evidance@ciut.fm

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – O.I.P. Dance Center

Location: O.I.P Dance Center, 190 Richmond St. East, Toronto, ON

OIP Dance Centre is looking for energetic and motivated volunteers for a street team!

Discounts and potential FREE CLASSES offered in exchange for your services!

Please send your resume to admin@oipdance.com to be contacted for an interview!

Continuing volunteer opportunity

A Continuing Volunteer is a volunteer with an interest in making a regular contribution of time and skills to the organization. This volunteer will have an ongoing relationship with AHCF staff and will volunteer on a regular basis for approximately 2-3 hours per week for an indefinite or defined period of time. Continuing volunteers are selected on the basis of their availability and skill set.

AHCF Administrative Assistant

Commitment: Must be able to commit to at least 2 hours per week.

Dates: Shifts are flexible and will be scheduled around volunteer’s availability.

Times: Various shifts available on weekdays between 10:00am and 5:00pm

Location: The Artists’ Health Centre Foundation – 250 The Esplanade, Suite 500

Duties: Administrative tasks including:

• Scanning documents to create an electronic archive system

• Photocopying materials for seminars

• Developing and maintaining a spreadsheet tracking community partners and organizations who display AHCF brochures and information flyers

• Researching new outreach opportunities

• Helping with mail-outs and flyer distribution

Skills: Volunteers should have some previous office or administrative experience and an ability to work independently.

If you would like to get involved or have a specific skill you think may contribute to our organization please contact Iona Frost at ifrost@ahcf.ca or call 416-351-0239

A big THANK YOU goes out to all our past and current volunteers!


Auditions

Audition- Drayton Entertainment

Audition held on Monday, February 1st, 2010

OIP Dance Studios, 190 Richmond Street East

Men – 10am

Women – 1pm

Callbacks held the same day

Drayton Entertainment is looking for well rounded, versatile dancers with strong technique to audition for DANCE LEGENDS; a brand new production, conceived and directed by Artistic Director Alex Mustakas that will pay tribute to the legendary dancers and choreographers of their time.

Equity members will be seen first at all open audition calls. Equity members cast in this production will be engaged under an Equity form of contract. CAEA members: please bring your membership card to the audition.

No need to register. This is an Equity production, although all dancers are welcome and encouraged to come.

Contract dates are July 22 – September 4, 2010.

This is a dance musical, with a variation of styles and aesthetic. Gino Berti is the head choreographer, but there will be 8 guest choreographers also involved in the production.

Contact name: Steve Roth

Contact email: stever@draytonentertainment.com

Contact phone: 519-638-5511 ext 245

Engager Website: draytonentertainment.com

Audition- Males (Int/Adv Salsa)- STEPS Amateur Team

Sun. January 24th from 3-5pm

Steps Dance Studio (1643 Dufferin St., 2nd floor)

The Steps Amateur team is looking for more male dancers!

We are looking for 5-6 intermediate/advanced level dancers. You do not need to be a Steps student to audition.

Nothing needed to prepare or to bring to audition – just show up!

Audition- Malde with advanced Salsa- P.O.S.E.

P.O.S.E. Dance Troupe is looking to grow! We want to bring in new ideas, new styles, and new talent. Currently an all girl group, we are inviting the opposite sex to join our mix – expanding and revamping our existing choreography. If you have an inner desire to perform and are open to new ideas and concepts, then we’d love to see you!

REQUIREMENTS:

-Male dancer

-Excellent work ethic and team attitude

-Advance salsa

-Other styles of dance an asset

-Available Monday evenings for practices

For further information and to confirm your participation in the audition:

Please contact SARAH 416-893-0827 or MELYSSA 905-483-7992

WHEN: Sunday, February 7, 2010

TIME: 1:00 to 4:00 pm

LOCATION: Hotflex Fitness, 276 Carlaw Ave, Suite 217a – north of Queen St E. Street – parking all around

TTC – Queen Street Car (exit at Carlaw Ave) or the 72 Pape Bus (exit at Dundas and walk south).

WHAT TO PREPARE: Prepare a short dance solo showcasing a style of choice (max. 1 minute)

WHAT TO BRING: A Resume outlining dance experience and training; a head shot

WHAT TO EXPECT: To learn two routines – foot work, partner work; An interview with P.O.S.E.

Company Auditions

Ballet Jörgen Canada is holding auditions for Company Members for the 2010/2011 Season

VANCOUVER

Friday, February 5, 2010

Sign-In at 5:00 pm

Class at 5:15 pm

The Dance Centre: 677 Davie Street

TORONTO

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sign-In at 10:00 am

Class at 11:00 am

Ballet Jörgen Canada Studios

George Brown College

Casa Loma Campus

160 Kendal Ave, Room 126

HALIFAX

Friday March 19, 2010

Location TBA

Time: TBA

Advanced registration is required. Register by emailing your resume and audition city preference to assist@balletjorgen.ca or faxing to                   For further information phone 416-961-4725 or visit our web site at www.balletjorgen.ca

416-415-2865. Please provide a resume, head shot and dance photo at the audition. No Audition fee.

Audition

Ismailova Theatre of Dance is looking for male and female DANCERS and ACTORS for upcoming shows in 2010.

DANCERS:

Any dance background is welcome, but must be passionate about acting and dance and willing to try variety of dance styles: contemporary, jazz, commercial jazz, belly dance, ballroom, contact improvisation, european and asian traditional folk dances.

ACTORS:

Seeking actors who are comfortable with movement and willing to learn dance and become a part of dance theatre performances.

The positions are volunteer with performance opportunities.

Ismailova Theatre of Dance is a new dance theatre company in Toronto. It brings dance and theatre together to express sincere feelings, tell real stories and show touching characters through original choreography. Please see examples of the Theatre’s work here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxsDC0xQnAo

If you want to become a part of this new exciting project, contact Artistic Director Merey Ismailova at ismtheatreofdance@gmail.com to book your audition. In the email make sure to send your contact information (cellphone number) and a resume or a short artistic bio.

Talent Auditions- VYbE Dance Company

Spotlight 2K10, VYbE’s most anticipated show of the year, is just around the corner! This is the 8th annual Spotlight event and we are searching for young and talented SINGERS and other SPECIAL ACTS. Here’s your chance to perform in a theatre style production in front of a 1000 audience. Not only do you get to perform for a great cause, you also get to network with over 150 of our dancers and performers. Year after year, Spotlight has been an overwhelming success and has always left audience members wanting more.

Be part of VYbE’s amazing urban production!

HERE’S HOW:

– All talents should email a link of their demo. Email info@vybedance.com

– Provide us with your name and/or group’s name and your talent.

– Provide us with any images or bios of your group.

– Deadline: SUNDAY FEBRUARY 14th, 2010

– The sooner you contact us about your talent, THE BETTER!

*We are especially looking for STRONG SINGERS. If you have good acting ability and some dance background, that’s a big bonus!

Special Acts can be anything and everything. Examples below: Comedian, Actor/Actress, acrobatics/dance, Singers, musicians etc.

VYbE will be going through all the talents and will be making a decision no later than February 17th.

DEADLINE IS SUNDAY FEBRUARY 14th, 2010

EMAIL INFO@VYBEDANCE.COM YOUR TALENT OR OF ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE

VYbE Dance Company

info@vybedance.com

http://vybedance.com

http://youtube.com/vybedance


Audition- Chrys Stylz Entertainment

Date: Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Time: Noon

Location: DLM, 1610 Bloor St. W., Toronto

Auditioning Dancers of all genres (Hip Hop, Latin, Jazz, Break, Pop N Loc, Contemporary, Belly, Go Go, Burlesque…) Choreographers, Martial Artists, Gymnasts and those that can do Parkour and Capoiera.

We are an entertainment company that provides opportunities in film, commercials, music videos, stage, print, corporate functions and festivals. We specialize in representing all of the arts/sports mentioned above, setting us apart from your typical talent agency. With a small talent roster, we understand that there is enough competition out there so why have it within your agency/company!

95% of gigs are paid! The other 5% is charity related.

If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, contact us to reserve a spot at the audition. Pre-registration is mandatory!

Dancers will learn 2 short dance combinations and be asked to freestyle

Choreographers, please have an original 1 minute (minimum) piece prepared

Others will be asked to showcase their talent

An industry related resume and photo required at the time of the audition.

Contact us for more info or to reserve a spot!

Christine, Chrys Stylz Entertainment

chrysstylzent@chrysstylzent.net

Audition: Decidedly Jazz Works

WHAT: Decidedly Jazz Danceworks (DJD) is seeking male and female dancers for the DJD Company as well as its Professional Training Program for the 2010/11 season. Dancers auditioning for Company Positions must be at least 20 years of age, have a passion for jazz dance and jazz music, plus strong technique and great personal groove. DJD consists of 8-12 dancers on a forty-two week (average) contract with a starting wage of $575 CDN/week for apprentice positions. Health benefits, chiropractic, physiotherapy, and health club/yoga studio memberships are provided. The 25-year-old Company is dedicated to exploring, evolving and promoting the art of jazz dance, works with live jazz music and tours nationally.

Dancers interested in DJD’s Professional Training Program must be at least 18 years of age, and interested in furthering their knowledge of jazz dance and the work of DJD. The Professional Training Program provides 12 to 15 hours of morning classes per week along with evening classes at the School of Decidedly Jazz, performance/choreographic opportunities, and personalized feedback. Tuition for this eight-month program is $2850+GST

Company contracts and Professional Training Program begin September 2010

WHEN/WHERE:

Date:  Friday, February 26

Location:  Halifax Dance, 1505 Barrington St. Ste G6, Halifax, NS

Time:  6:00 PM – 8:00PM

Date:  Sunday, February 28

Location:  NAfro Dance, 109 Pulford St, Upper Level, Winnipeg, MB

Time:  2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Date:  Monday, March 1

Location:  O.I.P. Dance Centre, 190 Richmond Street East, 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON

Time:  2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Date:  Friday, March 5

Location:  Harbour Dance Centre, 3rd Floor 927 Granville St., Vancouver, BC

Time:  2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Date:  Saturday, April 17

Location:  Decidedly Jazz Danceworks, 1514 4 St SW, Calgary, AB

Time:  3:30 PM – 6:30 PM

BRING: Jazz Shoes (soft or hard soles) Warm-up can be done in socks. 8X10 Headshot and Resume (The photo will not be returned and please do not email the resume)

Please email Joanne Baker (jobaker@decidedlyjazz.com) prior to the audition date to register your intent to audition. Indicate the city where you will be auditioning and whether you will be auditioning for the DJD Company or the Professional Training Program. Applicants are welcome to be considered for both.

Audition- PushPULL Dance

Due to some unforeseen circumstances, PushPULL has found themselves short a male dancer this season. In order to try and fill that spot, we will be holding an open audition for any interested males. We would be looking to take 1 to 2 dancers. If you are interested, or know someone who might be interested, the details about the audition are below.

When: Sunday Jan 24, 6:45pm

Where: Dovercourt House, 2nd Floor. 805 Dovercourt Rd.

Details: The audition will be made up of two parts; first will be participation in an hour-long class with the rest of the company, followed by a brief interview.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.

Karen, Administrative Director

PushPULL Dance

changka@gmail.com


Jobs

Building Careers in Heritage

Youth internships in the cultural sector

The Cultural Human Resources Council, through it s Building Careers in Heritage program, is seeking proposals from non-profit organizations in the areas of Art practice and Art administration to recent post-secondary graduates ages 30 and under.

If you have a 4 to 12 month position in mind and are looking for a positive additon to your team, send us your application!

http://www.youngcanadaworks.ca/index-eng.cfm

for program specific guidelines and additional information, go to  www.culturalhrc.ca or contact Genevieve Guilmette at gguilmette@culturalhrc.ca or at 613-562-1535 x 28

deadline *postmarked

feb. 1, 2010


JOB Posting- drama, hip-hop dance and art teachers

Organization: Arts Express

Application Deadline: Monday February 8, 2010

Website: http://www.artsexpress.ca

Position: Drama, Dance and Art Teachers

Term: Contract

Location: Across GTA

Salary: $40-$45 per class

Start Date: Feb 8, 2010

Job Description

Arts Express is seeking teachers with experience in drama, hip-hop or visual arts to teach lunch time and after school classes to children in grades 1-6 at various schools across the GTA. Lunch time classes are 1 hour and after school classes are 1.5 hours

Requirements

Must have cell phone

Car is an asset

OESC police check will be required

Mandatory training will be required

Send Submissions To:

Greg Carrie

30 Twenty Eighth Street

Toronto ON

Canada

M8W 2Y6

t: 416-239-3093

f: 416-255-7527

e: arts.express@sympatico.ca

Organization Description

Arts Express provides lunch time and after school class in drama, dance, visual arts, improv, hip-hop and musical theatre to children JK to grade 8.


Upcoming Grant Deadlines

Canada Council for the Arts

Travel Grants to Dance Professionals Any time (at least 8 weeks prior to departure date)

Travel Grants to Stand Firm Participants and Professional Development Travel Grants for Culturally Diverse Artists Any time (at least 6 weeks before departure date)

Audience and Market Development Travel Grants Any time (at least 6 weeks prior to project start)

Visiting Foreign Artists Program replaced by Support Services to Dance Milieu grant

Music: Commissioning of Canadian Compositions January 15, 2010

Music: Commissioning of Canadian Compositions January 15, 2010

Grants to Dance Professionals February 1, 2010

Grants to Agents, Managers and Artists’ Representatives in the Performing Arts: Annual and Multi-year March 1, 2010

Production Project Grants in Dance March 15, 2010

The Dance Flying Squad I: An Organizational Development Program in Dance April 1, 2010

Support for Creation-based Collaborations: Local, National and International May 1, 2010

Dance Touring Grants: National and International May 1, 2010

Dance Presenter Support: Festivals May1, 2010

Dance Presenter Support: Foreign Artists Tours May 1, 2010

http://www.canadacouncil.ca


Ontario Arts Council

Travel Grants to Dance Professionals Any time (at least 4 weeks prior to departure date)

National/International Touring (Pilot Program) Any time

National/International Artist Residency (Pilot Program) Any time

Northern Arts Feb 1, 2010

http://www.arts.on.ca

Ontario Trillium Foundation

http://www.trilliumfoundation.org


Laidlaw Foundation

Stratigic Initiative Grants By invitation only

Interactive Funding No deadline

Responsive Funding No deadline
http://www.laidlawfdn.org

Canadian Heritage
Cultural Spaces Canada No deadline

Canadian Arts and Heritage Sustainability Program

– Stabilization Projects

No deadline

– Networking Initiatives

No deadline

– Endowment Incentives

December 1, 2009

– Capacity Building

Deadline TBA

Arts Presentation Canada Program: Presenter Organizations & Arts Festivals April 30, 2009

Building Communities Program: Local Arts & Heritage Festivals

April 30, 2009 (for festival starting between September 1 & March 31 of the following year)

National Arts Training Contribution Program June 30, 2009

Building Communities Program: Local Arts & Heritage Festivals

September 30, 2009 (for festival starting between April 1 & August 31 of the following year)

Arts Presentation Canada Program: Presenter Organizations & Arts Festivals September 30, 2009

http://www.pch.gc.ca

Toronto Arts Council
Dance Projects February 2010 – TBA (projects beginning after June 1st)

Annual Operating for Dance Organizations February 2010 – TBA

Community Arts Projects March 2009 -TBA (projects beginning after June 1st)
http://www.torontoartscouncil.org

City of Toronto

Culture Build Investment Program September 2010 – TBA

George Cedric Metcalf Foundation

Strategic Initiatives (letter of interest) December 2009 – TBA

Professional Development: Senior Artists and Administrators No deadlines in 2009

Professional Deveolpment: Internships Deadline – TBA

Strategic Initiatives (letter of interest) Deadline – TBA

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