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March 19, 2010

In Classes on March 18, 2010 by danceumbrella

2010 August Intensive

Registration now Open Arts

August 9-13, 2010

at Canada’s National Ballet School

Returning for a sixth year, Peggy Baker Dance Projects’ intensive workshop is designed for professional dancers and students from full-time dance training programs. Each day includes six and a half hours of studio time in the superb studios of Canada’s National Ballet School. Mornings focus on physical practice beginning with a Pilates-based warm-up taught by Sahara Morimoto, followed by a demanding and exhilarating contemporary technique class with master teacher Peggy Baker. Afternoons are dedicated to creative practice, and participants will need to have 3-6 minutes of solo choreography to be used as the basis for an exploration of powerful and innovative rehearsal techniques under the direction of Ms Baker. Every day concludes with the balancing and integrating impact of a yoga class led by Sylvain Brochu

Fee: $375+GST

Class limited to 25 registrants

Information and registration: sarah@peggybakerdance.com/ 416-538-4436

Classes – Hannan’s Belly Dance Studio

‘Welcome to Spring’ Session at Hannan’s Belly Dance Studio Promotion

7 Weeks of Classes!

Enjoy the fun and fitness of Belly Dance with friends.

Sign up before March 29th and get our Early Bird Promotion of $10off or a Hannan’s Belly Dance Studio Tank Top! These tops are very popular and in high demand.

We would like to remind everyone about our Lunch Time Bellyfit Class – Every Wednesday at 12pm at the Eglinton Location.

Welcome our new teacher Leah! She teaches Saturday and Sundays at the Danforth Studio.

We now have drumming classes with international Drummer Ramond Sarweh every Sunday! In his long career he has performed with some of the most famous bellydancers such as Nagwa Fouad. If you are going to learn to drum, learn from a true expert.

We are now accepting registration for our Spring Session.

The class times for some of the classes in our Eglinton Studio have changed slightly. You can see the changes in the new schedule at the studio or online. Check schedule online http://www.hannandance.com/classes.htm#upcoming_schedule or call Reception at 416-462-3498.

Sign up today!

You can register by:

1. Phone 416-462-3498, Monday to Thursday 1pm – 9pm, Friday 12pm to 5pm

2. In Person at any of our Studios, Monday to Friday

3. Register online at www.hannandance.com/store/

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2389887880

Classes – City Dance Corps – Spring Dance Sessions

Location: City Dance Corps Studios – 489 Queen St West, 3rd Floor

Take a dance class at City Dance Corps. Our spring dance sessions are just about to start so don’t miss out and learn to dance TAP, BALLET, BREAK DANCE and more!

TAP for Absolute Beginners

Thursdays April 15 – May 27, 2010. 7:00pm-8:00pm

BREAK DANCE for Absolute Beginners

Thursdays April 15 – May 27, 2010. 8:30pm-10:00pm

BALLET for Absolute Beginners

Wednesdays March 24 – May 5, 2010. 8:30pm-10:00pm

OR

Fridays April 23 – June 4, 2010. 6:00pm-7:30pm

JAZZ for Absolute Beginners

Sundays April 25 – June 13, 2010. 1:00pm-2:30pm

Got experience? Try these workshops…

TAP Level 2

Thursdays April 15 – May 27, 2010. 6:00pm-7:00pm

BREAK DANCE Level 2

Thursdays April 15 – May 27, 2010. 7:00pm-8:30pm

BALLET Level 2

Fridays April 23 – June 4, 2010. 7:30pm-8:45pm

REGISTER online at www.citydancecorps.com

Classes – Latin Energy Dance Company

DANCE COURSES STARTING NEXT WEEK!!!

STARTING ON MONDAY MARCH 29:

* 7 PM – Salsa Level 1

* 8 PM – Salsa Level 2

* 9 PM – Salsa Level 3

STARTING ON TUESDAY MARCH 30:

* 7:30 PM – ARGENTINE TANGO – Level 3

* 8:30 PM – ARGENTINE TANGO – Level 2 (Beginner)

STARTING ON THURSDAY FEB. 25:

* 8 PM – Latin Mix Level 2 (Bachata, Merengue, Cha Cha)

* 9 PM – Salsa Intermediate

Fees: 5 week course – $75

Everyone welcomed… no partner required.

REGISTER TODAY!!! http://www.latinenergy.ca/schedule/Groups.htm

Latin Energy Dance Company

416-876-7727

info@latinenergy.ca

Visit our Website http://www.latinenergy.ca

Workshop – Performance Pizazz with Jaene

When: March 20/10, 3:00-6:00

Where: Arabesque – 1 Gloucester Street, Suite #107

How much: $35

How to register: Call 416.920.5593

Mark it down in your calendars NOW, and call to book your spot today! An in depth look at stage presence with limited spots! Spots are filling up! Learn how to polish your stage presence technique and hipnotize your audience with Jaene!

Come and learn how to FILL the stage with your presence, reach deep and connect emotionally to your audience and channel your story telling through belly dance! This will be an intense, out of the box workshop that will delve into your inner essence and help you translate that to stage!

Jaene has been a regular fixture in the belly dance scene for the last few years; studying with some of Toronto’s best teachers such as Yasmina Ramzy and Roula Said. She has also had the fortune to study with international stars such as Dina, Tito, Aida Nour, Bozenka, Sahra Seeda and Jillina.

Jaene is currently a member of several belly dance troupes within Toronto including Earth Shakers, Dance Sister Dance and Alhambra Dance Troupe; she is also currently Manager and Choreography coach of Arabesque Allspice. Jaene’s impressive performance resume has taken her from Taste of the Danforth, Pride Toronto, opening for the punk band Rourke to Dark Side Studio’s Inversion.

As a soloist she is known for constantly creating solos that are out of the box, entertaining and non-traditional. Jaene is known for her engaging personality, bigger then life stage presence, memorable performances and visceral onstage emotions.

Come to the workshop to delve into the secrets of Performance Pizazz!! Learn to wow the audience and reach deep to connect like you’ve never done before 🙂

Just a note, this workshop is beneficial to ALL levels of dancers from beginner to advanced. It’s not going to be a workshop that is ALL DANCE, it’s going to be a lot of discussions and putting your new-found knowledge into practise! This workshop is useful to ANY performers, not just dancers… if you’re a performer/entertain er/musician, you can benefit from learning how to project your presence and capture your audience.

If you’re not a performer/entertainer you can benefit from this workshop by increasing your confidence and finding your inner jewel 🙂

www.arabesquedance.ca

info@arabesquedance.ca

Workshop – Street Jazz with KIMBERLY WYATT

Date: March 20, 2010

Time: 5:30-7:00pm

Cost: $25

Location: O.I.P. Dance Centre, 190 Richmond St East, Toronto, ON, M5A1P1

About Kimberly Wyatt:

Best known as an original member of the recording group The Pussycat Dolls. Not only has she toured the world, sold millions of albums, and won VMA Moon Men for Best Dancing in a Video and Best Dance Video, she also shares her knowledge of dance as a Judge on the hit show Got to Dance, on Sky1 in the United Kingdom and Ireland and has a solo album to be released later this year.

Kimberly started dancing at the age of 7. Winning many regional titles for Miss Dance of America, she was awarded scholarships to train at the Joffrey Ballet, Broadway Dance Center, and Steps on Broadway in New York City.

Her career began to take off after appearing as a featured dancer in The Rundown, Starsky and Hutch, Be Cool, and 13 Going On 30. She was also a regular on the sketch comedy Fox television series, Cedric the Entertainer Presents. Dancing for Nick Lachey on the MTV reality series, The Newlyweds.

Her website: www.beautifulmovements.com

Chemagne Dance Studio new classes

Chemagne Dance Studio will be offering  new variety classes in Sexy Hip Hop and Reggaeton starting March 26. Below is a description and class schedule. Current members can use their class cards for the new classes.  All levels are welcome!

Sexy hip hop classes! if you ever wanted to dance like Brittney Spears or Beyonce this class is for you!  Dance to the latest urban tunes, learn combos and choreography, learn in a non competitive environment and dance yourself fit!

Sexy Hip Hop with Malika

Starting April 1

Thursdays 7:30 – 8:45pm

All levels

Sexy Hip Hop with Kristen

Starting March 26

Fridays 6 – 7: 15pm

All levels

Learn to dance to Reggaeton. Reggaeton is a form of urban music that blends West-Indian music influences of reggae and dancehall with those of Latin American music. Learn to sway your hips and tap your feet to hot Latin rhythms. Learn sexy combos and choreography that you can take to any dance floor!

Reggaeton with Nydall

Starting March 30

Tuesdays 7:30 – 8:45pm

All levels

Cost

Drop in $18.90

5 Classes $84.00

10 Classes $157.50

GST included!!

Other News!

Chemagne Martin recently became a certified BellyFit instructor. BellyFit is a form of exercise that combines Bellydance, African, and Indian dance form into a fitness program. The program leans more towards fitness than dance and offers a great workout! Bellyfit classes will be at Chemagne Dance Studio soon. Stay tuned for more details!

Chemagne Dance Studio

899 Bloor St. West @ Bloor and Ossington

416-803-5552

http://www.chemagnedance.com

Dance Courses at George Brown College Continuing Education

Registration is currently underway for Spring Dance Courses offered by George Brown College’s Department of Continuing

Studies.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’

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 April 18 – June 10, 2010

Choreography and Production – Duets / Trios and Ensemble Dances This course is designed to develop and support the creative and production processes necessary to create a finished dance solo. In addition, learn basic production skills, including audio and lighting design, complete a grant application and write a proposal for a festival.

30 hrs

Fee: $217

Sundays 2-5pm April 18 – June 27, 2010

Dance – A Visual History

This course looks at the visual history of dance as it has appeared since the beginning of human civilization. Explore the historical and contemporary relationships between dances as they were recorded in various media.

18 hrs

Fee: $96

Wednesdays 6:30-9pm May 12 – June 16, 2010

Modern Dance II

This course expands on DANC 9033 (Modern Dance I) by emphasizing strength, balance, endurance and extended combinations. Learn the concepts and techniques required for a greater understanding and appreciation of modern dance. Enjoy a diverse array of exercises and choreographic repertoire.

18 hrs

Fee: $96

Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm April 22 – June 17, 2010

Workshop – Introduction to Capoeira Regional

Date: Friday, March 26, 2010

Time: 7:30pm

Location: Spiritwind Internal Arts, 64 Oxford Street (Kensington Market), Toronto, ON

A FREE introductory workshop to Mestre Bimba’s Capoeira Regional presented by Professora Estrelinha (Lang Maria Liu).

Step Up 2 The Nexx Level – 3 week Summer dance intensive

Sunday, August 1 – Friday, August 20, 2010

Location: GOTTA DANCE STUDIO, 3581 Dundas St West, Toronto

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=362416864037 is a 3 week dance intensive program giving dancers from beginner – advanced the skills required to become a better dancer and performer.

Dancers will be working with Nexx Level Dance and Theatre’s Chris Clarke Monday – Friday and a variety of other Choreographers and dance crews from around the GTA including Dance Fitness Specialist Michael Meadows from Street Souls Dance and Fitness

For age ranges

12-14

15-17

18+

For more program information please visit www.stepupdancecamp.com

Registration is NOW OPEN

Early Bird Registration closes April 25th,2010

GROUP DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE email nexxleveldancetheatre@live.com

Guest Faculty include:

The Moon Runners

Most Valuable Dancers (MVD)

Anthony Williams (8 Count Dance Complex)

* More guest faculty will be booked as participant feedback form arrive

** We are working on getting those interested in attending from out of town discounted hotel rates please keep checking back for updates

Kaeja Public Workshops – early bird deadline coming up!

Don’t miss out on the early-bird price – Register for any workshop before April 4 and save 10%!

Dance Film in a Day

April 24 – 10 am to 5 pm

$95/$75 (CADA and student)

Enrollment limited

Facilitated by Gemini nominated, award-winning dance film director Allen Kaeja, participants will learn to make a short film. Bring your own camera or cell phone!

Fly with Karen and Allen Kaeja …partnering and choreography!

Merging skilled, sensorial and playful movement

#1: Contact dance / Kaeja Partnering workshop Fri, May 7 – 10 am to 4 pm $75 – Open to all levels

#2: Kaeja Partnering / choreography workshop Sat, May 8 – 10 am to 5 pm and 7 to 9 pm $95 – Enrolment limited

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.

Location: All workshops at Ryerson University

Pre-registration required for all workshops

Special Rates: $150 for both May 7/8

Two scholarships available for May 7/8

Info/Registration: kaeja@kaeja.org [mailto:kaeja@kaeja.org]

Photos: Karen Kaeja and Sylvie Bouchard in Between Seams (dir. Allen Kaeja), Karen and Allen Karen by David Hou.

Classes – Brazilian Body Bootcamp with Contra Mestre Bola from Capoe

So I hear your interested in getting into some serious shape…? Yea?

O.k. so Contra Mestre Bola from Capoeira Camara is going to be holding a 4 week Bootcamp. Every Saturday from 11am-12pm we are gonna get the body into super duper shape!

You don’t want to miss this class…I’m signing up!

You have to register in advance for the class to run… so get on it now!!

$50 for 4 classes- it’s a GREAT DEAL!

Classes start the first Saturday of April!!!

Contact me dancarina@gmail.com for more info!!!

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=10150129111025564

Lindy Hop dance & 2 beg Classes (Lindy Hop, Partnered Charleston)

bourassa.phil@gmail.com

CLASSES

Both classes will be taught by Phil Bourassa, a.k.a. Kevin Bacon, and Jane Danielson, a.k.a. Human Pretzel (Okay, I made that up). This Friday, March 12th, will include an introductory Lindy Hop class for absolute beginners. The class on the following Friday, March 19th, will be an introduction to Partnered Charleston; also for absolute beginners. The cost of each class is $20 and the duration of each class will be an hour and a half, running from 7:15pm-8:45pm. So if you or anybody you know is interested in trying their hand at this most amazing dance, pass on the info.

THE DANCE!

Following the 2nd Friday’s class on March 19th the Yoga Lounge will be hosting a dance at 9pm, featuring some of Toronto’s finest DJs (no bias, I swear). If you attend the class immediately preceding the dance, admission will run at the very very low price of FREE. For everyone else it’s only $5! And for those of you who enjoy drinking cold BEvERages, the venue includes a bar selling cheap drinks!

ADDRESS

The Yoga Lounge is located at 103 Church St., 3rd floor. It’s located above the Golden Thai. www.theyogalounge.net

Starving Artist Reformer Classes with Hannah Naiman continue!

Two months in, and we’re toning it up at Body Harmonics!

Artists from different disciplines are experiencing the unique opportunity to train mindfully and thoroughly in a guided, intimate, and fun setting. We focus on building the performer’s body from the inside out in a way that helps support and sustain the demands and rigor of performance-driven careers.

Come and check it out, there are still spaces available!

MONDAYS: 2:15-3:15

THURSDAYS: 3:00-4:00

Cost: $10 tax incl!

The spring season at Body Harmonics officially begins on April 5th, with classes on Mondays and Thursdays.

The Thursday classes have grown consistently over the winter and are a definite go for Spring. We’re going to keep Mondays running in April and hope your schedules free up enough to make Mondays viable too.

To book your classes, contact Dupont Studio Front Desk: 416-537-0714, ext. 0

For questions, contact: Hannah Naiman, Dancer and Certified Pilates Instructor – 416-537-0714, ext. 64

Because space is limited to 9 starving artists per class, all spaces should be reserved in advance- which can simply mean calling an hour before you head out the door!  Advance booking for multiple classes is possible too.

www.hannahshira.weebly.com

Silvestre and Orixa Dance Workshop with Rosangela Silvestre

Registration is now open for Rosangela’s Dance Workshop May 14,15,16.

Reserve your spot for this amazing dance experience. Ms. Silvestre is joining us from Brazil to connect us with her Silvestre Technique

What is Silvestre Technique – a beautiful language of dance for everyone. This technique connects the Mind, Body, and Spirit with a series of exercises incorporating the symbols of nature, chakras, and the energy of the universe. When we find the balance of all these aspects we move in a different way, and we connect fully to the dance.

Learn More about this … www.silvestrelink.com

Also Rosangela will be teaching classes in Orixa Dance which is the traditional Afro Brazilian dances. Another gem you do not want to miss.

On the final day of the workshop Ms. Silvestre will be presenting for the first time in Canada her one woman show Faces of Nature!

A full weekend of dance…what more could you ask for!

Sign up now to reserve your spot!! http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=309088762285

AfroLatino Dance Company – March News

Upcoming Courses

The schedule for the next set of courses

http://www.afrolatinodc.com is already up and registrations open online. The following courses are starting:

585 Yonge Street Studio:

* Latin Cardio: Tuesday, March 23, 6-7pm

* Cuban Salsa Beg. 1: Tuesday, March 23, 7-8pm; Wednesday, March 24, 6:30-7:30pm

* Cuban Salsa Beg. 2: Thursday, March 18, 7-8pm

* Cuban Salsa Int. 1: Tuesday, March 23, 8-9pm

* Cuban Salsa Int. 2: Thursday, March 18, 8-9pm

* Cuban Salsa Int. 3: Wednesday, March 24, 8:30-9:30pm

* Cuban Salsa Adv.: Saturday, March 20, 6-7pm

* Afro-Cuban Movement: Saturday, March 20, 4-5pm

* Rumba Styling: Saturday, March 20, 5-6pm

* Bachata and Kizomba Beg./Int.: Wednesday, March 24, 7:30-8:30pm

* Brazilian Samba Beg./Int.: Friday, March 19, 6-7pm

* Ladies Styling: Friday, March 19, 7-8pm

AfroLatino Dance Company

Phone: 416-671-7140

E-mail: info@afrolatinodc.com

Web: http://www.afrolatinodc.com

Classes – All Ladies Solo Flapper choreography and Charleston movement

This is an open to ALL levels class that will focus on Flapper choreography and Charleston movements for ladies only.

Location: 805 Dovercourt Rd, 1st floor

Time: Tuesday nights from 7pm-8pm

Cost: $12 drop in or $40 for 4-week series

A class to help exercise you mind and body with expressive dance and choreography.

Join our facebook group (Shake that Sugar Flapper) for more information and updates:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=87776552051

Or For full class schedules check out: www.HogtownSwing.com

Advanced Hip Hop class with Apolonia & Ofilio

What: Advanced Hip Hop class with Apolonia & Ofilio

When: Every Saturday from 4pm to 5:50pm

Where: City Dance Corps, 489 Queen St W, 3rd Floor (West of Spadina)

Cost: $15 for drop-in

www.OfilioandApolonia.com

BOLLYWOOD & BHANGRA COURSE and more, with Lopa Sarkar

1. SPRING BOLLYWOOD BHANGRA DANCE COURSES

TORONTO

Dates: Sundays April 11 to May 2

Time: 11:30am to 12:30pm

Location: The National Ballet School, 400 Jarvis Street

Fee: $80 for course

MISSISSAUGA

Dates: Mondays April 12 to May 3

Time: 8:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: The Living Arts Centre, beside Square One

Fee: $80 for course

Once registered you are welcome to attend either location as your schedule requires. Both courses are wheelchair accessible. Email to register: bollywoodgrooves@hotmail.com

2. UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

Studio Rythm’n Dance, March 13, Sausheim, France

Tribally Yours, March 26 to 28, Quebec, Canada

Lulu Lemon, April 3 and 10, Toronto, Canada

Raqs Britannia, June 25 to 27, Sheffield, UK (with the Bellydance Superstars)

Phone: 416.624.9021

Email: bollywoodgrooves@hotmail.com

Web: www.LopaSarkar.com

Classes – Hustle (Beg & Int)

For the first time in TSDS history, we are offering a 7-week Monday course in Hustle. This is becoming one of the fastest-growing dances on the North American Swing Dance Competition/Workshop circuit, and it is HOT.

The teacher for our 7-week series will be Bill Forsythe, who is one of the top-ranked Ballroom Dancesport competitors in Ontario and has been dancing and teaching Hustle for years.

Here are the details of this 7-week dance class series:

LOCATION: LITHUANIAN HOUSE, 1573 Bloor St. West, Hall D (upstairs)

DATES: MARCH 15 through May 3. (No class April 5 due to Easter Monday.)

TIMES:

BEGINNER CLASS 7:30-8:30 pm

PRACTICE MUSIC 8:30-8:45 pm

INTERMEDIATE CLASS 8:45-9:45 pm

PRICES:

Series (7 weeks) Members $56., Non-members $84.

Drop-in per class Members $12., Non-members $15.

(Intermediates can sign up for both classes and get the second class for half-price.)

MEMBERSHIPS: You can buy a one-year Membership at the door for $40., then get the lower Member price PLUS a coupon for a free Friday dance worth $10.

TO REGISTER: Contact Gero at gerohajek@hotmail.com . Class sizes will be limited, so register early to ensure your place.

For more information, visit our website at www.dancing.org/tsds

DivaGirl Instructional Dance/Fitness Workshops in 2010!

Get fit this Spring with DivaGirl Fitness! Various dance classes/sessions being offered across the GTA- Mississauga, Brampton, Etobicoke, Toronto, Scarborough, Port Credit, Milton, Thornhill, North York.

Various sessions include: Strip to Fit, Bootcamp, Sexy Goddess, Hip Hop, Zumba, PussyCat Doll Dancing, BollyFIT and more.

For more information, please visit www.divagirlfitness.comRegistration now open. See you in the Spring!
info@divagirlfitness.com 416-580-0611.

Get ready to get fit, have fun and feel sexy! All four instructional workshops below are part of the DivaGirl Community! Find out how you can start your own DivaGirl Business! We are looking for new DivaGirl Instructors & DivaGirl Pro-Trainers across Canada!

Dance Grooves
Dance Grooves is a dance class series designed to highlight the important aspects of fitness, dance and fun. In this workshop, you will experience the different styles of dance of Broadway Jazz, Hip Hop, Bellydance, Disco, Salsa and Bollywood. Get up and dance!

Dance Grooves II
Let’s continue the dance revolution! In this workshop, you will experience the different styles of dance of Swing, Bhangra, Line Dancing, African, Funk/Motown and Pop. Dance Grooves II continues to aids your growth/learning of Dance and appreciation of this art form. Pre-Requisite: Completion of Dance Grooves

Sexy Fitness
Get fit- sexy styles! In this workshop, we focus on learn basic movements on three various platforms: standing, wall and floor. Choreography and teaching ideas are offer to aid in the creation of a sexy fitness class for the average woman!

Sexy Dance Sweat
This workshop is the continuation of the Sexy Fitness Instructional Workshop. It is an intermediate level workshop that is focused on continuing your learnings and dance developments in sexy dance. Our focus is on chair dancing, prop dancing and performance.  Pre-Requisite: Completion of Sexy Fitness.

Each workshop is credited with 2 FIS CECs with CanFitPro.

Coming Up in TORONTO, ONTARIO:
Sexy Fitness: Wednesday, May 5th: 6-PM
Dance Grooves: Wednesday, May 12th: 6-9PM
Sexy Dance Sweat: Wednesday, July 14th: 6-9PM
Dance Grooves II: Wednesday, July 21st: 6-9PM

Location: Dovercourt House
805 Dovercourt Road, 2nd floor, Toronto ON

Coming Up in MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO:
Sexy Fitness: Sunday, April 25th: 10AM- 1PM
Sexy Dance Sweat: Sunday, April 25th: 1:30-4:30PM
Dance Grooves: Sunday, May 2nd: 10AM- 1PM
Dance Grooves II: Sunday, May 2nd: 1:30- 4:30PM

Location: Studio A Dance Academy
6790 Kitimat Road, Unit #19, Mississauga, ON

Rate: $69/workshop. **NEW!! 50% OFF workshops already completed**

TO REGISTER CONACT DIVAGIRL:
W: http://www.divagirlfitness.com ; E: info@divagirlfitness.com; P: 416-580-0611
*Find DivaGirl Inc. on Facebook!!

Open Contemporary/Modern Dance Classes & More with : Antoinette Best

Mondays 6:30pm-7:30pm
Wednesdays time TBA

Where:  918 Bathurst Street, Toronto (Subway Bathurst station)

What the class offers :Both contemporary and modern dance in a positive encouraging atmosphere.  Where you’ll learn both the Limón & Graham techniques (which consists of moving more freely, finding ease while blending elements of modern dance), body conditioning, isolation’s, imagery, creative,and free movement, contact improvisation ,choreography, and much more. Classes from Beginner through Intermediate start  in April, so come and join us for a class!

Contact Antoinette for more information
e-mail: lyndance@hotmail.co.uk
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/lyndancepoet

Who is Antoinette Best ?
Antoinette Best is an independent contemporary and modern dancer and instructor of lyndance, who has taught both contemporary and modern dance , as well as choreographed since 2001. She enjoys and loves teaching as well as encouraging individuals to move more free, inspiring you to find ease in the steps you learn throughout the class. Contemporary & modern dance are both wonderful techniques for teaching the whole body to integrate free movement, creative movement, and conditioning of the body.

Workshop with Tanya Crowder – How to Survive Producing your Dance Show

Date: Sunday, March 21, 2010

Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Location: Hub 14, 14 Markham St.

How to Survive Producing your Dance Show!!! w/ Tanya Crowder, artistic director of Dance Matters

Presented by: Toronto Dance Community Love-In

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=55094301283

The ‘How to survive producing your dance show’ workshop is partly educational, and partly an opportunity to share experiences within the realm of show production; to discuss success stories, challenges and to learn some skills and key pointers to make your next show less stressful and more successful!

About Tanya Crowder: “A marvelous dancer with wonderful control” (Globe and Mail),

Crowder has been working as a professional dance artist for 15 years, during which time she has been a company member of Kaeja d’Dance (Toronto) for seven seasons and has worked with several independent choreographers including Julia Sasso, Claudia Moore, Kate Alton, Eryn Dace Trudell, Lin Snelling, Darcey Callison, Pam Johnson, and Allison Cummings. Tanya has recently become a company member of Sinha Danse in Montreal for a new work to premiere at L’Agora in 2011.

Tanya resides in Toronto where she is a dance teacher for the 509 Dance Collective, and Production Manager for Series 8:08’s Choreographic Performance Workshop, as well as the Artistic Director of Dance Matters and her company HOWDARESHE Productions. Dance Matters is a community based dance performance series whose mandate is to feature original choreographies from dance artists of all disciplines and to offer an open forum discussion session to engage the audience and artists in uninhibited conversations and honest dialogue. Dance Matters’ purpose is to educate and inform the artists and the audience about dance and its many forms, disciplines and artistic points of view. The venues’ mission is to continue to fill a gap in the Toronto dance community by offering a performance platform with fuller technical support and capacity than the cities’ smaller venues/works-in-progress series’ and support the hundreds of artists who are unable or prefer not to self-present or who are not regularly presented in the current co-produced/produced platforms in the city.

Each Dance Matters series is a themed and curated mixed program to allow audiences exposure to a high quality dance performance; a show featuring selected works from artists of distinction or unique budding talent.

Jazz Funk Workshop

with Melanie Mah and Cody Bonnell from SYTYCDC Season 2!**

**2 TEACHERS, 1 NIGHT…. HOT MOVES and LOTS OF FUN!**

WHEN: Thursday, April 1, 2010 @ 8:00pm-9:30pm

WHERE: Canada’s National Ballet School (400 Jarvis Street, Toronto)

PRICE: $20!!

All dancers welcome! 🙂

**Please note: *Video and Photos will be taken during this event so dress HOT!!!**

For more information please email: me@lindsayritter.com

http://www.lindsayritter.com

http://www.twitter.com/lindsay_ritter

Classes – Pussycat Dolls – with Sophie Luxton

Pussycat Dolls class now registering!

Where: Groove Creative Arts Center, 491 Eglinton Ave West, Suite 400, Toronto, ON

(South side of Eglinton, a few blocks west of Avenue.)

There are two sessions.

Wednesday nights 7:30 – 8:30pm March 24th – May 12th

Thursday afternoons 1:15 – 2:15pm March 25th – May 13th

This class is all about developing and indulging in your powerful, flirtatious and feminine dance energy! Each class includes a cardio warm-up, conditioning, stretching, isolation work and a choreography. There are two styles we work on; the hip hop / video style of the PCD’s and the burlesque style from Las Vegas nightclub, complete with boas and heels! No dance experience is needed; just be ready to feel fantastic!

Please contact me with any questions you have. I look forward to dancing with you!

Sophie Luxton, sophie@sophieluxton.com

http://www.sophieluxton.com

STEPS Dance Studio – March 2010 Happenings

March Class Highlights

Starting Wednesday, Mar3rd:

Latin Hustle Level 1 at 7pm

This course will introduce salsa dancers to Latin Hustle turn patterns & arm styling & is perfect for salsa dancers with little or no Hustle experience.

Latin Hustle Level 2 at 8pm

Have you taken our 8 week Latin Hustle course already or done several Hustle workshops in the past & want to add more variety to your dancing repertoire? Here is your opportunity to learn multiple traveling turns,Diva walks, New York walks and more!

Latin Hustle FREE Practice: Wednesdays 9pm-10pm Everyone welcome!!

Brazilian Samba, 7pm – get a great workout, have fun and learn a sexy and sensuous dance.

Bachata Performance Class: starts tonight at 9pm with Angelo & Amanda

Learn an entire choreographed Bachata routine.

This class will help you enhance your styling, improve your timing & musicality and teach you Bachata technique. Bring out your inner performer & increase your confidence on the dancefloor, all while meeting new people and having fun!

For a small taste of what is to come, click on the link below to see Steps Dance Company perform their Bachata routine: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/video/video.php?v=499846035593

Starting Thursday, March 4th:

Become a Better Dancer Bootcamp at 8pm with Jennifer

Each week, focus on a different aspect of Salsa to become a better overall dancer. Leading, following, shine drills, spinning, styling, musicality & personality!

All levels (Beginner 3 or higher) Casino Rueda Bootcamp

Thurs. March 4 – March 25

Amanda & Efren had a great turnout for their Intro to Casino Rueda class at Acrobat last Friday. Now join Efren at Steps for this 4 week Casino

Crash Course!

This Friday, March 5th:

FREE Intro to Salsa Class from 7pm-8pm at Steps.

Meet the instructors, see the studio and try out a free class. Open to everyone. Take Friday’s free class and if you like it, register for the Monday night Beginner 1 class that just started.

Bachata Level 2 class starts this Friday at 7pm.

For the full class schedule, please visit www.stepsdancestudio.com . For more info, or to register for a class, please call 416-656-STEP (7837).

Contact Information

Jennifer Aucoin

STEPS Dance Studio

jennifer@

stepsdancestudio.com

416-656-STEP (7837)

Skinner Releasing Technique Workshop with Joe Moran

Don’t miss this opportunity to work with international dance artist Joe Moran

Monday, March 29 – Friday, April 2, 2010

10:15am – 12:15pm

Location: Winchester Street Theatre, 80 Winchester St., Toronto

UK dance artist Joe Moran teaches a week of professional-level morning classes in Skinner Releasing Technique!

This influential and rigorous approach to dance has evolved from the simple principle that the process of releasing tension and habitual holding patterns enables dancers to move more freely, powerfully and articulately.

In Releasing, spontaneous movement, evoked by guided poetic imagery and occasional hands-on partner studies, facilitates a creative exploration of technical principles such as multi-direction alignment, suppleness, suspension, economy and autonomy. Moran’s teaching is informed by his studies with a wide range of experimental dance artists and somatic practitioners in Britain and America, and his practice of Skinner Releasing Technique, of which he is a certified teacher.

This workshop is open to all dancers who have completed their pre-professional training and is only $120 (early bird price of only $100 if you register before March 12th).

Call 416-967-1365 to register today!

Joe Moran is a London-based dance artist and Artistic Director of Dance Art Foundation. He creates dance and video works for theatres, galleries and public spaces. He is currently touring his adaptation of At Once, the new solo by iconoclastic America choreographer Deborah Hay, alongside a lecture-performance on the work. He recently choreographed Reform, a new work with projected visual imagery by British-Canadian artist Shaan Syed (Coventry, Dec 2009) and Background, a film by visual artist Magali Reus (La  Salle de Bains, Lyon; IBID Projects, London). In the 2008/09 Dance Art season, his work was presented at London’s Herald St and Wilkinson galleries. As a dancer, Joe has worked with a number of distinguished choreographers including Deborah Hay, Siobhan Davies (Bank project), Stephanie Skura (improvisation projects), Kate Brown, Florence Peake, Gaby Agis and Christopher House (Toronto Dance Theatre). Joe trained independently in dance and choreography at studios in ! London, New York, San Francisco and Seattle, following his undergraduate training in theatre at Bristol University. He teaches widely for universities, studios and companies in the UK and internationally.

Classes – Cirque-ability: Toronto Aerial, Acrobatic and Fitness Studio

Registration is open for the Spring Session

Check out the full schedule at www.cirque-ability.com

Some classes fill up fast. Sign up soon to avoid disappointment.

Workshop – ATS/ITS Bellydance Cues and Combos

Sunday, March 21

3 to 6pm

Habeeba’s Dance Studio, 179 Dundas Street East (@ Jarvis),Toronto, ON

$40 pre-registered before March 14th, $48 after and at the door.

Celebrate the Solstice with your sisters in dance! Serpentina North Ensemble http://www.serpentinatribal.com This multi-level workshop will go over ATS/ITS vocabulary and the tools to improv as a duet, trio, quartet or chorus. There will be a brief, Pilates-based warm-up. Please wear yoga pants / leggings and tank tops / fitted t-shirts. Soft soled dance shoes / non-slip socks are optional. Bring water and a notebook if you wish to take notes.

Registration is now open and paypal payments can be made to morbidoutlookmiss@gmail.com


Physical Performance Intensives

with Adam Lazarus and guest instructors
Working in the tradition of French Master Teachers Philippe Gaulier and Jacques Lecoq, these 5 day courses challenge students to take risks, hone their improvisational skills and push through performance inhibitions to find the pleasure of being present, space, rhythm, fixed point, complicity, focus, flop and play. These techniques are useful for performers in all disciplines/writers/teachers and critical thinkers.

Intro to Bouffon Apr.19-23, 2010
The fine art of satire. Games and exercises are used to discover students’ pleasure to mock social hypocrisies while simultaneously making audiences love you.  Historically and culturally, Bouffon sat outside mainstream society, watching human hypocrisies and laughing.  Now and then, they came back to do a play for the hypocrites.  No subject, person or institution was spared their mockery.

Bouffon techniques are extremely useful for performers in all disciplines, as well as for writers, public speakers, teachers and critical thinkers. Through Jeu, students will re-discover their mental and physical agility, sensitivity, stillness and complicity in a group. The Bouffon allows the actor to be a big person in a small body and to refine their awareness of the world around them. Students are encouraged to embrace this awareness and the power of being seen and listened to.

Building Performance, Apr.26-May 2, 2010
Students come with ideas they want to work on and perform. Regardless of form, the focus of this week is on writing, directing and performing. This is a deeper exploration into the world of physical performance, culminating in 2 informal public presentations.  At the end of the week, the goal is for each student to have one or two numbers that are performable/expandable/sellable.

Saturday May 1 & Sunday May 2
Public Performances
PWYC with money going back to the students.

$315 1 week ($250 for union or previous students)
$600 2 weeks ($480 for union or previous students)

Payment plans available
Required deposit of $100 to hold a place – refundable up to one week before the workshop.

Location: Toronto at the Pia Bouman’s School for Creative Movement
Info/reservations: http://www.quiptake.com, thebouffon@rogers.com, 416-821-3833

Adam Lazarus is a graduate and former apprentice of Master Teacher Philippe Gaulier’s school in Paris, France. He is a sessional instructor at The National Theatre School of Canada and the University of Toronto. He is a regular facilitator of workshops including recent consultations for Soulpepper, The Young Centre, Apostle of Hustle, Theatre Passe Muraille, Buddies in Bad Times, DanceMakers, CanStage, Tapestry New Opera Works, and Volcano Theatre. Notable directing credits include Rachelle Elie’s Joe: The Perfect Man; Jesse Buck’s Bubkus; Melissa D’Agostino’s Lupe: Undone and A Very Lupe X-Mas, Precious Chong’s Zdenka Now! and Misha Shulman’s Apricots. He is also co-founder and artistic-producer of the Toronto Festival of Clowns.

Workshop – Bellylicious; She Who Flows & Feels

A Succulent Workshop for Women (part of Sundays with the Muse)

Date: Sunday, April 4, 2010

Time: 2:30pm – 5:30pm

Location: Dovercourt House

Cost:

Full series, 7 workshops: $195, pre-registered (non-refundable non-transferable)

Per workshop: $40, pre-registered ($20 non-refundable) $50 at the door REGISTER NOW WITH INDIVIDUAL FACILITATORS

Discover your own delicious flow, grace depth of feeling through the Dance Our Way Home practice of free-style movement, relaxation and guided imagery.

This new workshop created just for the Sundays with the Muse Spring Series* honours, supports and explores the magnificent treasures of the belly’s watery realm and wisdom. In a gently guided, safe and sacred female space, come connect with yourself and others through relaxation, feeling, sensation and movement. Become more open, soft, available to change and fluid living. Wear something sensuous, bring a mat or blanket, and water bottle.

*This Sundays with the Muse Spring Series is a collaborative series of experiential workshops created and lead by 7 women, dedicated to the enrichment of the body, mind, heart soul of a woman, seeking to empower themselves and others by sharing embodied teachings. Sundays with the Muse is a woman-centered, community-building, life-enhancing series which promises connections and experiences which will carry you past your daily circumstances and limitations, for mutual healing and growth.

Each 3 hour workshop is created to take you on a journey towards greater awareness and aliveness, based on the 7 sacred energy wheels or chakras, starting from the root of your being, upwards to your crown. Every delicious workshop will touch different realms of possibilities, from head to toe, heart to soul. Taking the full series is ideal, however, if that is not possible, enjoy those you can, as each workshop has it’s own stand-alone magic and healing.

Erica Ross is a dancer, artist, DJ, mother and traveler. She has been in the arts for over 30 years. For the last 10 years she has been facilitating women’s workshops and groups; following her bliss/soul-calling to share what she knows to be true, to support women in the realization of their magnificence. Erica’s work is informed by her love of humanity, mystery, earth and the Divine Feminine. She is co-founder and director of Dance Our Way Home and co-founder of The Move Dance Collective.

*Every workshop reserves 10 spots at half-price ($20non-refundable), offered on a first-come-first-served basis, on an honour system. We trust that only those needing the discount will ask for one of these special spots.

For more info, contact Erica at erica@danceourwayhome.com

To register, go to: http://www.danceourwayhome.com/offerings/sundays-with-the-muse-spring-series/bellylicious/register

ZUMBA Classes- with Christine (Chrys Stylz Entertainment)

I’m excited to announce our 3rd go-around of ZUMBA classes offered at Trinity St Paul’s Church. Classes will commence March 10th and be offered every Wednesday at 6 PM until March 31st (being the last class of the session). The cost of one class is $12 OR if you commit to the 4 week session and register prior to the first class the cost is a low $45 plus you’ll receive a booty shakin’ mixed CD as a gift!

Enjoy the various dance styles that will be taught in this one hour class; styles such as Salsa, Merengue, Mambo, Reggaeton, Bollywood, Samba and much more! Amongst all the fun you’ll be having; secretly you’ll be losing weight, toning, increasing your endurance and getting stronger. This is a great workout without feeling like it is a chore!

Taught by Christine: Certified Fitness Instructor (ZUMBA/ZIN, FIS, OFC, YMCA, REEBOK, CPR/First Aid), Professional Dancer/Choreographer, Personal Trainer (PTS) and CEO of Chrys Stylz Entertainment.

For more details or to register, contact me asap, spots may go quickly!

Christine, Chrys Stylz Entertainment chrysstylzent@chrysstylzent.net


CLASSES – BEGINNER SOCIAL BALLROOM (3 Levels)

LEVEL 1 (Absolute Beginner) session begins: Saturday, March 6th, 2:15-3:15pm

FOXTROT and RUMBA, introduction to WALTZ

LEVEL 2 session begins: Thursday, March 11th, 7-8pm

LEVEL 3 session begins: Saturday, March 13th, 1-2pm

7 week sessions $85.

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.

No partner required.

Call or email to reserve your spot.

All classes taught by RAIJA and MICHAEL

Mad for Dance

263 Adelaide St W B30 (downstairs)

416-971-7723

madfor@bellnet.ca

http://www.madfordance.ca

Swing and Tap Academy (STAT) – Upcoming Classes & Workshops

The Swing and Tap Academy (STAT) has a bunch of exciting events and new class offerings that we think you should know about and don’t forget to check in with our calendar (http://swingandtap.com/content/schedule/) for our full schedule… Happy Dancing!!!

*New* Blues Boost – Starting March 9th

8:30-9:45pm

$40 – 4 weeks ($20 students)

http://swingandtap.com/content/classes/blues-dance/blues-classes/

A very special 4-week Blues tour with not 1, not 2, but 5 Blues tour guides! Phil, Steve, Shawn, Caitlin and Brooke are starting at the beginning and taking you on a tour of the Blues world including (but not limited to!) Blues that Moves, Micro Blues andthe magical mystical world of Blues music. You’re gonna want to check out these classes!

Staturday is for Followers – March 27th – 1-5pm

It’s easy for leads to control this dance… and often teachers focus attention on the leader’s role. That’s why this class is all about you follows! Caitlin and Brooke are spending the whole afternoon focusing on the just as important role of the follower! Bring your questions, your comments and your ideas… this is your time!

Staturday Edition of Saturday Night Swing – March 27th

featuring the 1-minute Choreo Competition

If you’ve ever had an inkling towards Choreography, this competition could be for you. Grab your dancing shoes, a friend or more and start dancing! You’ve only got 1-minute to strut your stuff… and we can’t wait to see what you got! This competition is open to individuals, couples, teams, beginners, advanced dancers and everyone in between! However, space is limited – official sign-up is coming next week but don’t wait too long to guarantee your spot. Only rule – it has to swing (loose interpretations welcome!)

Nia with Jennifer Hicks newsletter

http://www.nianow.com/ Find your “joy of movement” with Jenn

Workshops, retreats, and more!

* March 25, 2010 Nia for Life-Passionat The Yoga Conference 2010 with Nia Black Belt Instructor Jill Cressy

* April 18, 2010 3rd Northern Nia Jam in Barrie with White Belt Nia Instructor Anja Gurnig and Teachers from Toronto and the GTA

* May 7 – 9, 2010

Grow, Blossom & Shine with Nia in Wyebridge

A 3 day weekend retreat with Brown Belt Instructor Janet Ragan and White Belt Instructor Anja Gurnig

* May 16, 2010

Nia Dance Jam & Silent Auction in Toronto

supporting Good News Toronto ~ The Little Paper with a Big Heart with Brown Belt Nia Instructor Jennifer Hicks and GTA teachers.

for more information or email me [mailto:jenniferhicks@rogers.com] to participate!

Take a look here http://www.nianow.com/find/trainings to learn about upcoming White Belt trainings in Canada

Weekly Nia Class Schedule at-a-glance

Classes are offered for your convenience throughout the week and weekend.

All classes are drop-in ~ enJOY a class anytime!

(please note that all classes are cancelled between Monday Dec 21 – Sunday Jan 3.

First class after the holdiays will be Monday Jan 4 6pm at 918 Bathurst; then the regular schedule resumes.)

MONDAYS 6-7:15pm The 918 http://www.918bathurst.blogspot.com/] 918 Bathurst St (2 blocks north of Bloor) 416-538-0868 $15 drop in / $65 for 5 classes (join any time!) / $120 for 10 classes (join any time!)

TUESDAYS 7:00-8:00pm Joy of Dance [http://www.joyofdance.ca/] * 95 Danforth Ave, 3rd Floor (just east of Broadview) 416-406-3262 $16/class (includes GST) / $73 for 5 classes ($13.80/class) / $132 for 10 classes ($13.20/class) / $250 for 20 classes ($12.50/class) *Seniors, Equity, Actra, CADA and post secondary student discounts offered*

THURSDAYS 7:00-8:00pm Flow! Yoga [http://yogaflow.ca/] 408 Dupont St (3 blocks west of Spadina) 416-570-6957 $15 drop in / $140 for a 10 week series (join anytime!)

SATURDAYS 9:45-11:00am Joy of Dance [http://www.joyofdance.ca/] * 95 Danforth Ave, 3rd Floor (just east of Broadview) 416-406-3262 $16/class (includes GST) / $73 for 5 classes ($13.80/class) / $132 for 10 classes ($13.20/class) / $250 for 20 classes ($12.50/class) *Seniors, Equity, Actra, CADA and post secondary student discounts offered*

SUNDAYS 9:45-11:00am Joy of Dance [http://www.joyofdance.ca/] * 95 Danforth Ave, 3rd Floor (just east of Broadview) 416-406-3262 $16/class (includes GST) / $73 for 5 classes ($13.80/class) / $132 for 10 classes ($13.20/class) / $250 for 20 classes ($12.50/class) *Seniors, Equity, Actra, CADA and post secondary student discounts offered*

With love & light,

Jennifer Hicks

Certified Brown Belt Nia Instructor

Speech-Language Pathologist

Reiki Practitioner

416~461~3008

jenniferhicks@rogers.com


ASM DANCE – NEWSLETTER

We have a very exciting season ahead of us! This season we have introduced classes, workshops, fundraising events and our first co-presented, produced show with DanceWorks CoWorks! We offer open company classes weekly. Class is primarily taught by artistic director Jasmyn Fyffe who provides a dynamic, energetic,physical and fulfilling advanced contemporary dance class. We will be bringing in guest teachers throughout the Season.

Class begins with a floor warm up, continues with a center barre, and progresses with across the floor combinations, jumps and a center combination. There is a focus on the use of spiral, release and breath to provide the dancer with a heightened awareness of body initiations.

Date: Every Wednesday until June 9, 2010

Where: Studio Eleven Twelve

Time: 12:30 – 2pm

Cost: $12 Drop in rate or purchase a class card for $55

ASM Workshop Series

We offer monthly workshops in Contemporary, Jazz, Afro-Contemporary-Funk, Contemporary Ballet and more. Every other month we collaborate with Toronto Dance Artists to make these workshops bigger, better and more intense! Our last workshop took place on Jan 31, 2010 with Kevin A. Ormsby who graced us with his fantastic Afro-Contemporary-House. It was remarkable and we raised $350 toward Haiti, which is being donated through World Vision.

For more Information about ASM Dance Company, Workshops, and other Upcoming events please visit: www.asmdance.com

Join us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter!

509 DANCE collective

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.

PLEASE NOTE: Please call to confirm studio hours.

Click Here to view the calendar for March 2010: http://www.ccdt.org/upload/March2010.pdf

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

THE TAP DANCE CENTRE

Opening Soon in Mississauga…. Artistic Directors:  Kim Chalovich (from ‘What’s On? TAP!’) & Everett Smith (from So You Think You Can Dance Canada)
This centre will be offering tapdance classes for all ages and all levels, with a focus on professional development.
Dates to remember:
‘Kick-Start’ Summer Workshop:     6:30pm, THURSDAY, JULY 15th, 2010 (location TBD)
Audition for tap companies:             8:00pm, THURSDAY, JULY 15th, 2010 (following workshop above)
Summer tap classes:                        1st four THURSDAY EVENINGS in August (Intermediate-open classes + Company classes)

For more information or to register for the summer workshop and/or classes – please visit www.whats-on-tap.com and click on The TapDance Centre at the bottom of the home page.

Teressa Bellydance

Our spring 6-week session of Bellydance Classes from Beginner through Intermediate start in March. This session, we have some new and exciting specialty classes including an Intermediate Variety class and an Intro to Middle Eastern Folkloric Dances. All the details can be found below:

* Spring 2010 Bellydance Classes (6-week session)

LOCATION: Dance Fusion Studios, 3785 Kingston Road (just east of Scarborough Golf Club Road)

Intro/Lower Beginner Bellydance: Sundays, 11:00 – 12:00pm March 7 – April 18 (No class April 4)

Upper Beginner Bellydance: Sundays, 1:00-2:00pm March 7 – April 18 (No class April 4)

Intermediate Bellydance Variety Class: Sundays, 12:00-1:00pm March 7 – April 18 (No class April 4)

LOCATION: Star Dance Academy, 4637 Kingston Road (at Manse Road)

Intro/Lower Beginner Bellydance: Thursdays, 6:00-7:00pm March 11 – April 15

Upper Beginner Bellydance

Mondays, 6:30-7:30 pm March 1 – April 12 (No class April 5)

Thursdays, 7:00-8:00pm March 11 – April 15

Intermediate Bellydance: Mondays, 7:30-8:30pm March 1 – April 12 (No class April 5)

Intro to Middle Eastern Folkloric Dances: Mondays, 8:30-9:30pm March 1 – April 12 (No class April 5)

PRICES

6 classes in 6 weeks: $90 ($15 per class)

5 classes in 6 weeks: $85 ($17 per class)

Student Rates (with current, valid ID)

6 classes in 6 weeks: $80 ($13.33 per class)

5 classes in 6 weeks: $75 ($15 per class)

***TAKE 2 CLASSES PER WEEK AND SAVE $15!***

***TAKE 3 CLASSES PER WEEK AND SAVE $30***

* SPECIALTY CLASS: Intermediate Bellydance Variety Class

Our Intermediate Bellydance Variety class is a great addition to your weekly technique based classes. Each week we will focus on a particular bellydance theme that we do not cover in detail in our regular classes.

Sundays, 12:00-1:00 pm, March 7th – April 18th

$90 for 6-week session

WEEK 1: Intermediate Veil Technique

WEEK 2: Beledi

WEEK 3: Shimmies and Drum Solo Technique

WEEK 4: Golden Age Bellydancers and Technique

WEEK 5: Taqsims and Serpentine Movements

WEEK 6: Review

* SPECIALTY CLASS: Intro to Middle Eastern Folkloric Dances

This class is an introduction to some of the popular and not-so-well- known folkloric dances from the Middle East / North Africa, with a specific focus on Egyptian folk dance styles. Learn history, culture, and dance technique/combos. This class is a must for any dancer serious about the history and culture of bellydance.

Mondays, 8:30-9:30 pm, March 1st – April 12th

$90 for 6-week session

WEEK 1: Saiidi (Upper Egypt)

WEEK 2: Nubian (North Africa) and Zeffah Wedding March (Egypt)

WEEK 3: Zaar (North Africa) and Khaleegy (Saudi Arabia)

WEEK 4: Port Said (Egypt)

WEEK 5: Hagallah and Ghawazee (Egypt)

WEEK 6: Review

* For more Info/Registration: www.teressabellydance.ca

teressabellydance@gmail.com

416-732-1304

Classes – Pop Jazz (Int/Adv) with Matthew Cuff (Snoopy)

Mondays 7:30-8:30pm

Bourgeois Dance Studio, 9 St. Joseph Street (north of Yonge and Wellesley)

$12

Matthew Cuff aka Snoopy is a very well rounded dancer/choreographer. Having been trained in hip-hop, ballet, jazz, vogue, Matthew offers a dance style like no other.

Matthew’s credits include Jully Black, Kreesha Turner, Lioness & Junior Boys. Be sure to catch Snoopy’s classes every Monday from 7:30-8:30 to learn combinations in the new genre – Pop Jazz

Free Persian Dance Classes

Learn to move your arms gracefully, use your face expressively, and tell a story via Persian Dance. An art form that promotes physical, mental, and emotional well-being, Persian dance helps you walk on the dance floor with grace, energy, and confidence. Women of all ages and abilities are welcome to join.

Those interested, please contact Maria Sabaye via email msabaye@yahoo.ca or phone (613)271-3036. The classes are offered free of charge (women only) at Nepean Creative Arts Centre on Saturday afternoons.

Classes – Suzuki Actor Training Method

SUZUKI ACTOR TRAINING METHOD with Reuben Mitchell

SUNDAYS, 3-4 P.M.

MARCH 7 – MAY 2, 2010

$100 + GST

(*N.B. class size is limited to 8 participants)

Location: MOVEMENT CENTRE, 2480 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON

Developed by internationally acclaimed director Tadashi Suzuki and the Suzuki Company of Toga, the Suzuki Actor Training Method’s principal concern is with restoring the wholeness of the human body to the theatrical context and uncovering the actor’s innate expressive abilities. A rigorous physical discipline drawn from such diverse influences as ballet, traditional Japanese and Greek theater and martial arts, the training seeks to heighten the actor’s emotional and physical power and commitment to each moment on the stage. Attention is on the lower body and a vocabulary of footwork, sharpening the actor’s breath control and concentration.

Please wear proper movement attire and socks during the work.

Register by calling the studio 416.539.9800 or online at: http://www.movementcentre.com/site2009/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=29&Itemid=24

REUBEN MITCHELL

Reuben Mitchell is a performer and theatre artist from Greenville, North Carolina. He has a B.A. in Theatre from Morehouse College and a M.F.A. in Profession Actor Training from Louisiana State University. He trained in Suzuki’s Actor Training Method with SITI Company founding member Leon Ingulsrud for two years and has made it his physical theatrical practice since 2004. His work has included training and performance with SITI Company, internationally celebrated theatre director Ping Chong, American poet Jessica Care Moore and Linklater voice teacher David Smukler.


Classes- Karen Andrew’s Aurora Live Inc. Dance Studios

REMINDER SESSION 4 STARTS FEB 22 – DON’T FORGET TO REGISTER ONLINE TODAY!

SESSION FOUR

Contemporary Jazz (Beg/Int): Feb 22 – Mar 29

Tap (Basic/Beg): Feb 23 – Mar 30

Stretch & Strength (All Levels): Feb 25 – Apr 1

http://www.auroraliveinc.com/

Classes – Contemporary with Kendra Hughes (Lv. 1 or 2)

8 Week Beginner Contemporary Dance Sessions to start in March!

Kendra is offering a new session of beginner contemporary dance classes to start on Sunday March 14, 2010. Two levels are being offered this time.

– 3:00pm – 4:00pm Level 1: for those who have never dance before and have always wanted to! This class is for you!

–  4:00pm – 5:00pm Level 2: for those who used to dance, but it’s been awhile, or has been trained in other dance forms and wants to give contemporary dance a try!

Classes are held at George Brown College, Casa Loma campus 160 Kendal Ave. Studio TBA!

Sundays March 14th to May 2nd.

Come learn contemporary dance in a fun and safe learning environment. We work on technique and learn a new combination every week!

***These are not drop in classes****

After March 1st the price goes up to $100 for the 8 weeks, so don’t miss out!

Sign up at kendra@kendrahughes.com Please state which level you want to sign up for along with your information.

For more information you can visit www.kineticelementsdance.com

DanceFuzion Summer Intensive – Urban Sweat 2010

DanceFuzion’s Biggest and Best Summer Intensive Yet!

Location: York University Department Of Dance, 4700 Keele Street,Toronto, ON

*NEW FOR 2010! TWO WEEKS OF DANCEFUZION FUN!

Choose from one of two weeks (or come for both!):

July 19th – 24th

July 26th – 31st

We’re back and better than ever, with an incredible week of intensive dance programming, including:

– Master Classes and Workshop Classes in Jazz, Lyrical, Ballet, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Musical Theatre Repertoire, Audition Presentation and Technique!

– MASTER CLASSES FOR UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE STUDENTS! Want to keep dancing through the summer but also have to juggle a busy

schedule? Monday-Thursday evening classes (7-9pm) for Post-secondary (18+) dancers!

– World renowned guest faculty (keep your eyes on this page for specific updates about who is coming! GET EXCITED!)

– Industry professionals (casting directors, agents, producers and choreographers on site to see you!)

– Arts and Cultural experiences

– Supervised residence and dining accommodations for our out-of-town dancers

– End of the week Performance Showcase!

– A one-of-a-kind opportunity to meet awesome dancers from all over the country and work with some of the industry’s biggest names!

Register online at www.dancefuzion.com

Email us to info@dancefuzion.com

Call us at 416-484-0499

***FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @ http://twitter.com/DanceFuzionnn


Partnering Workshop: The Scott Wells Workshop (April 14-18, 2010)

The Scott Wells Partnering Workshop: Flying does Not Equal Jumping

Workshop description:

Here’s the workshop in which Scott teaches his crazy lifts. We will work for clear, satisfying contact in which pleasure is the first teacher. We will practice flying, catching, landing, fluid acrobatics, and deft maneuvers. In Terms of the acrobatics, everyone will work at their own level and will learn best by building group safety and trust – everyone will do something new. We will learn some repertory, and practice taking the aerial work into improvisation. The workshop is called Flying ≠ Jumping because I differentiate: jumping, a muscular action, from flying, an action of the bones that is affected greatly by emotions and attitude.

Level:

Open to intermediate to advanced level contact dancers and pre and professional dancers who are comfortable with contact dance technique

Scott Wells Biography:

In 1981, Scott Wells discovered the pleasure of contact improvisation shortly after becoming obsessed with the struggles of modern dance. He stuck with both and currently directs a company in San Francisco and tours annually to Europe. Wells has created works for skateboarders, for boxers and choreographed West Side Story for Sonoma State University. In 2005 Scott received the Izzie (San Francisco’s most prestigious dance award) for Outstanding Choreography and was selected by Dance Magazine as “one of the 25 To Watch”. Wells has been practicing Alexander Technique for twenty years and BMC for ten. He recently completed his certification in Radical Counseling.

Things that Scott Wells is interested in:

I still teach Flying ≠ Jumping, but I also work a lot with subtle somatics to enrich body awareness, deepen the pleasure and heighten the abilities. My main work is as a choreographer and I rigorously investigate partnering and acrobatic movement ideas. I think this allows me to bring unique movement and training to my workshops. Also, I’ve been leading a performance jam in San Francisco. The atmosphere has more intention and group focus than a jam, but is less stringent than a formal performance. This work ranges from Authentic Movement to compositional scores that invite aesthetic discussions. We develop our ensemble work and gain performance skills and resources.

Examples of Scott Wells’ work:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBRITLscG14

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXhw5I6Ls5Q=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmlfROd3qaQ=related

Dates:

April 14th to 18th 2010

Times:

Wed to Fri 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm (workshop)

Wed Jam 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (jam)

Sat 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (workshop)

Sun Jam 11:00 am – 1:30 pm (jam)

Sun 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm (workshop)

Sun 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm (informal studio performance)

Location:

Dovercourt House BALLROOM (Second Floor)

805 Doverrcourt Road (North of Bloor)

Fee:

$340 Regular

$260 Early bird rate, payment before March 15th, 2010

SIGN UP SOON! Scott Wells is a very popular teacher and as of today (Jan 19th) there are only 10 spots left. So sign up soon to make sure you get a spot.

Registration:

Kathleen Rea, 416-545-1515 dance@kathleenrea.com

www.reasondetre.com

Ladies Tango Workshop with Faye (Tango Soul)

Sunday March 7, 2010

1pm to 3pm

$35

Location: Joy of Dance, 95 Danforth Ave., Toronto

From following to accompanying

How to dance with different partners

Embellishments and Feet Technique

BY PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY LIMITED ATTENDANCE

Classes – Folk (Israeli & International) // Intro to Latin

Click here http://www.kofflerarts.org/interest/Detail/?RecordID=1 for full details on all classes and schedules.

Kashedantek classes with Kevin A. Ormsby (or Ronald A. Taylor)

Afro-Contemporary Dance Classes…”richly infused with modern, ballet and dance from the diaspora”

Location: National Ballet School, 400 Jarvis St., Toronto, ON

You are invited to experience Kashedantek (a refreshing approach to dance technique steeped in Modern dance, Diasopric traditions and ballet lead by Kevin A. Ormsby – Artistic Director of KasheDance and former Garth Fagan Dance member.

Every Saturday 5-6:30 pm.

$10 per class

(KasheDance’s – Artistic Advisor and Dramaturge) Ronald A. Taylor of Ron Taylor Dance and formerly of Dance Theatre of Harlem teaches classes in classical-folk-afro-caribbean-modern on every third Saturday.

* Proper dance attire – leotard, tights, vests (men)

* Dance Experience a must

* Class are for PROFESSIONAL and emerging professional dancers /students

* KasheDance wishes to acknowledge:

Ontario Arts Council – Canada’s National Ballet School – http://www.nbs-enb.ca


Toronto Dance Salsa – New Workshops and Spring 2010 Classes

Classes beginning in the next few weeks with spots available:

Ladies Strength Conditioning for Dancers Jan 31st at 11am Empress

Salsa Open Shines Jan 31st at 1pm at Empress

Level 3 Fridays Jan 29th at 7pm Empress

Level 2 Fridays Jan 29th at 8pm Empress

Level 1 Fridays Jan 29th at 9pm Empress

Level 3 Saturdays Jan 30 at 2pm Empress

Level 2 Saturdays Mar 6 at 3pm Empress – condensed

Spring 2010 Classes that have just been posted at Empress:

Level 1 Sundays Mar 21st 5-6pm

Level 1 Mondays Mar 22nd 9-10pm

Level 1 Wednesdays Mar 31st 9-10pm

Level 1 Thursdays Apr 1st 7-8pm

Level 2 Sundays Mar 21st 3-4pm

Level 2 Mondays Mar 22nd 8-9pm

Level 2 Wednesdays Mar 31st 7-8pm

Level 2 Saturdays Mar 6 at 3pm Empress – condensed

Level 2 Thursdays Apr 1st 9-10pm

Level 3 Mondays Mar 22nd 7-8pm

Level 3 Wednesdays Mar 31st 8-9pm

Level 4 Sundays Mar 21st 4-5pm

Level 4 Tuesdays Mar 16th 8-9pm

Level 5 Tuesdays Mar 16th 7-8pm

Level 5 Thursdays Apr 1st 8-9pm

Level 6 Variation “B” Tuesdays Mar 16th 9-10pm

Many more classes including Zumba, Tango, Bachata, Cha Cha as well as downtown classes will be posted over the next week or two.

Toronto Dance Salsa

http://www.torontodancesalsa.ca

info@torontodancesalsa.ca


Classes – Hip-Hop / Street Jazz – with Kay-Ann Ward

I’m reminding you about the new Hip-Hop / Street Jazz class I’ll be teaching.

The class starts Sunday Feb. 7th, 2010

Time: 2pm-3:30pm

Cost: $12

Location: Studio Eleven Twelve, 1112 Dundas Street East (Dundas and Logan)

1) You’re going to train your butt off and sweat..(I guarantee)

2) Push your performance level

3) Learn unique choreography

4) Have fun

5) All in a great atmosphere

Open for all dancers and dance lovers at an intermediate level or for those who want to push themselves to get to another level. So all in all if you love to dance, and want to dance, YOU NEED TO BE IN THIS CLASS.

if you have any questions or if you need more information please email me at info@kayannward.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.

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

www.anandam.ca

647.628.9246

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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!

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.

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=43753603385

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)

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

Fayez1 Productions-Limited

Fayez1 merchandise for sale!!

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

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=65472481017

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

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