April 16, 2010

In Workshops on April 16, 2010 by danceumbrella

Workshops with Members of FORMALity (SAN DIEGO)

DATE: Sunday June 6, 2010 – The Day After SPOTLIGHT!

LOCATION: Lower Ossington Theatre, 100A Ossington Ave.



Groups (5 or more): $55.00/person

Individuals: $60.00/person


Groups (5 or more): $65.00/person

Individuals: $70.00/person

***For GROUP RATES to apply***

Email FULL NAMES of all members in the group.

All group members must be on the WEST CUDS list in order to receive the group rate. Read below for more details.


11:00am – Sign In and Registration

11:30am – Workshop A

12:45pm – Workshop B

2:00pm – BREAK

2:30pm – Workshop C

3:45pm – Workshop D

5:00pm – Q A, Photo Session






How to register


– visit OR


– Cash or Check accepted.

– Checks are made out to GO! Dance International Productions Ltd.

Option 3: CALL THE HOTLINE 905-480-0771

– Leave your name and number to contact you back and we can arrange to meet up with you at a desirable location.


– 5 or more persons only

– Groups should assign one group leader to handle name registrations.

– Group leader to provide FULL NAMES of all the of the members in the group

– Payments should be made by the registration deadlines

– If a group member misses the Early Bird Deadline, they will need to pay the regular group rate.


Contact us…


Afro-Cuban Workshop – Chacha Lo Kafu: Dance of the Orishas

Due to the fact that we have moved the start date to be a week later (May 1st), we will be extending the early bird deadline to April 19th, 11:59pm.

You can register online at: – Or in person on Monday April 19th, 9:30pm-11pm at the Martha Hicks School of Ballet: 2384 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor of Canada Post Building

Lenny Len’s Hip-Hop theory and Performance Workshop

This Sunday April 18th @ Gotta Dance Studio (Jane and Dundas)


“Most educational workshop in Canada” – Breakitdown Magazine

Peace Toronto! Flavor shop presents Olympic choreographer Lenny Len’s Hip-Hop theory and Performance Workshop!

Lenny’s first time teaching his theory workshop in Toronto!!! A must for aspiring monsters of dance!

$25 for 2hrs of knowledge!

1st come 1st serve situation!!

Group rates available upon request




6:30 – 8:00 pm

Instructor: Joanne Camilleri

Beginners welcome for Level ONE

You must have taken one prior beginner class to take Level TWO.

This fitness class will offer core and upper body strengthening as well as lower body flexibility and toning.

Indulge yourself in  fun and light play that will tickle your inner child as it re-awakens your sensuality and appreciation of your natural physical movement.

Spots are limited so we do require registration in advance.

COST: One session – $25.00

Both sessions –  $40.00

To hold your spot you must RSVP in advance! Only 10 spots!

Breaking Workshops with Shie Chan

Street Dance Academy is extremely excited to host two amazing workshops with world renowned bgirl Shie Chan [Japan].

Workshop #1 BGIRLS ONLY

“How to Smoke Bboys, and other Bgirls too”

Sunday April 18




Workshop #2 – Bboys and bgirls welcome

“The Japanese Crazy Style”

Sunday April 18



Workshops by DARK – Funk, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Jazz, House/Waackin

DATE: May 29th, 2010.

Time: 1:00pm – 8:00pm

Please send all registrations and money to the address indicated on the registration form by May 28th, 2010.

Location: Gotta Dance Studio, 3581 Dundas Street West, Toronto

DARK Presents Just the Beginning.

Come and join us in our common joy of dance. The art that allows us to expressive ourselves and release our unleashed energy. Come learn and be among those who share your love for dance. The DARK Community is here for growth and development and will allow the Toronto fam to grow!

The workshop will now take place in Toronto, the hometown for many of our fellow choreographers:

Miles Faber – FUNK

Lineen Doung – Hip Hop

Kelly Gammie – Contemporary

Alexandra Crenian – Jazz

Dane Remnarine – House/Waacking

Jordan Washington – Step


Individual classes are going to be $25/class

For ages 13 and up the price is $100 for 6 classes

For Ages 12 and under the price is $80 for 4 classes

However any registrations received that are fully paid before the 15 of May will receive a $20 discount from the full day workshop prices.

If you have any questions or concerns feel free to email us at or message me on facebook.

For more information please visit our website:

A Whole Body Approach to Effortless Movement: Gentle hip and lower back care

Sunday May 2, 2010

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Fee: $40 / Students and Seniors: $30

Location: National Ballet of Canada, 470 Queens Quay West (at Spadina), Toronto, ON

The Feldenkrais Method® uses the inherent plasticity of the brain to develop effortless movement, agility and coordination. This gentle, whole body approach to self-care improves artistic practice by enhancing self-awareness and helps to develop healthy movement habits and release unnecessary tension. This practical workshop is an introductory level suitable for all disciplines, and will focus on the hip and low back including:

* Lower back and hip release

* Gentle self-care movement

* Strategies for injury prevention and recovery

Karen Bowes-Sewell is an associate professor in Dance at York University, a graduate of the National Ballet School and former principal dancer with the National Ballet of Canada. Her research focuses on teaching and learning, with an emphasis on non-traditional methods of learning. Karen is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner, a guest practitioner at the Feldenkrais Centre in Toronto, and director of Feldenkrais Movement for All.

Susan Free has taught somatic movement classes in post-secondary settings since 1990, including 12 years in the Faculty of Physical Education and Health at the University of Toronto. She works with a wide range of people, including actors, dancers, musicians, writers, and athletes. Currently Susan teaches Feldenkrais classes at the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts, and offers public classes and workshops at the Feldenkrais Centre and elsewhere. Susan has a graduate degree in dance history, is a Certified Laban Movement Analyst, and a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner.

* Please wear comfortable clothing with layers for warmth, and bring a yoga mat and a towel. If you do not have access to a yoga mat please let us know at the time of registration and one will be provided.

A light lunch will be provided.

Pre-registration is required, as space is limited.

To register please contact us at:

Phone: 416.351.0239


Fax: 416.595.0009

Or print off a registration form to fax or send by mail.

The AHCF appreciates recognition of our cancellation policy , student rate and senior discount requirements. Thank you.

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

DanceFuzion ~ URBAN SWEAT The Summer Dance Intensive 2010

Session 1: July 19th-24th

Session 2: July 26th-31st

Where: York University, Dance Dept. Toronto, Canada

Invest in your dance training and Be part of one of the most exciting Summer Dance Experiences Canada has to offer!


* Two Sessions of Dance and Master Workshop Classes with World Renowned Guest Faculty

* Audition Presentation

* Musical Theatre Repertoire

* Professional Casting Directors, Agents and Choreographers on site to meet you

* Arts and Cultural Highlights in the city

* Fully Supervised Residence Accommodations Available

For more Info or to Register, call us 416-484-0499

Or go to our website

Sharon Moore’s Theatrical Movement Workshop

Sunday May 2, 2010.

10am to 4:30pm

Location: Toronto – TBA

Fee: 80.00 / students, CADA, EQUITY, ACTRA 70.00

“This work on character and emotion is amazing stuff” …Susan Marshall Artistic Director, Susan Marshall and Co. New York City

A series of exciting theatrical movement exercises cultivated over 15 years of choreography, direction and creation experience. Actors, dancers, acrobats, choreographers, directors, clowns and all performers who like to move are welcome!

This is an exhilarating day that will leave you refreshed and enhanced artistically.

Please see for complete workshop details, Sharon’s bio and testimonials of past participants.

To register mail Sharon at

To learn about our current projects go to:

Axis Syllabus Workshop with Ruth Douthright

Monday, May 24 – Friday, May 28, 2010

10:00am – 12:00pm

Location: Dovercourt House (2nd Floor), 805 Dovercourt Road, Toronto

$50 for 5 classes

The Art of Falling – Finding flight in the state of off-balance and landing with grace and resilience.

By learning how to fall, we are disarming a primal fear and generating more movement potential and possibility. For movement artists, safe falling management is vital to ensure a healthy and injury-free career. It empowers us to take more risks when creating new movements, ancing with partners or fulfilling a choreographer’s vision.

In these classes we will explore sequential movement pathways through the study and application of appropriate landing and launching pads and the construction and deconstruction of ramps into and out of the floor.

About The Axis Syllabus:

The Axis Syllabus is a conscious movement method with a strong scientific spirit, dedicated to resist stagnation and to promote a critical and holistic quest for the improvement of the human condition. The approach claims to be first functional, based on constantly updated anatomical, bio mechanical and physio dynamic principles. The training aims for physical as well as emotional safety opening the playground for responsible bodily communication, personal creativity, challenges, surprises and moving adventures.

The AS encourages the student to respect individual limitations as well as taking the chance to confront personal challenge. Everybody has the freedom to follow their own learning curve with reducing, adapting or adding to the given material.

PRE-REGISTRATION is strongly suggested for this workshop.

To pre-register please email

Instructional Bollywood Workshop

Welcome to Indian dance! The Instructional Bollywood Workshop is an excellent introduction to various forms of Indian dancing, including Classical Indian Dance, Bollywood & Bhangra. Regardless if you are a beginner or advanced learner, this is your opportunity to experience the wonderful world of Indian dance its culture. This workshop is credited with 2 FIS CECs with CAN-FIT-PRO.  The Instructional Bollywood Workshop is an interactive workshop designed to highlight Indian dancing in a fitness setting. Interactive group work and choreography ideas will be provided. Get up and dance- Desi style!

The Instructional Bollywood Workshop is recognized and 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! Both theory and practical material is covered in the workshop, with a majority being focused on dancing. Instructional Time: 3 hours (Theory and Practical).

Upcoming Workshops:
Mississauga: Sunday, May 30th: 12-3PM
Studio A Dance Academy- 6790 Kitimat Rd- Unit 19

Scarborough: Saturday, June 12th: 10AM-1PM
Tarana Dance Centre- 589 Middlefield Rd-Unit 24
Rate: $69/workshop

To register, please contact DivaGirl Fitness: ; 416-580-0611

Workshop led by Gerry Trentham : Solo Action, Collective Voice: Approaches to Interdisciplinary performance


April 23-25th

Friday 7-10 PM

Saturday 12-7

Sunday 4-9

Location: hub14, 14 Markham St., Toronto, ON

This three day intensive workshop culminates in a collective performance of individual revelations. Led by Gerry Trentham, participants will unearth authentic action and written material that is drawn out of the cracks and secret foldings of the body/voice/imagination. Using Trentham’s Cycles of Action, these discoveries will then be developed into distinctive and compelling material within a final collective presentation.

Over the last decade, Trentham has been developing and researching his Cycles of Action, a non-linear, interdisciplinary approach to performance and its creation. He has also been part of the interdisciplinary performance collective – The Cassandra Project – where 15 artists and teachers of various forms researched collective living and performance creation. This process transforms autobiographical and researched material into provocative and universal performance possibilities.

Trentham’s unique physical and vocal approach to creating and performance builds a range of action that is integral to the writer/choreographer/performer, the audience and the work itself.

This workshop will take participants through a series of physical, vocal, written and performance activities. The first step will investigate each participant’s distinctive point of view. This revealed material will then be used to develop a collective work. In brief, we will open and unearth personal meaning and use this material to illuminate a collective perspective, resonating outward to a broader community. There will be a work-in-progress showing on Sunday evening by invitation only.

To Apply: To apply, please send photo and resume to .

workshops :: TransFormation 2010

This year and for the future, the event will be organized by David Pressault Danse in collaboration with Production Bizz. We also want to mention once again the generous collaborative support of Circuit Est. It’s a two week workshop for professional and pre-professional dancers, with established teachers and choreographers.

This workshop can be experienced in its entirety (70h, Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 2:30 to 6:00 p.m.) or you can make your own schedule adapted to your time availability. TransFormation is held during the International Festival TransAmérique which proposes a diverse programme of international dance and theatre companies.

David Pressault and Catherine Viau, artistic directors of TransFormation

Transformation Danse
4301 Chapleau
Montréal QC H2H 2K7
Phone: 514-524-4684

Swing Aerials workshop with Phil and Chelsea

When: Saturday April 17th, 1-3 pm

Where: Yonge and Bloor Studio (765B Yonge St – above the Starbucks)

What you need: A partner, comfortable clothes, athletic shoes + lots of energy!

Cost: $10 per person

We’re going to be teaching the Frankie! (also known as the Kip) and a couple of other goodies thrown in for good measure… If you’re not sure what the Frankie is, you can check out Frankie himself and Ann Johnson doing the Frankie (followed by the Snatch) at 1:24 in this clip from Hellzapoppin’ : com/watch? v=mTg5V2oA_ hY

Note: You must sign up with a partner in order to take this workshop!

Space is going to be limited, so let us know ASAP if you’re interested to guarantee you and your partner a spot.

MASTERCLASS with Denise Clarke

Date: Friday, April 23rd 2010

Time: 1pm to 3pm

Location: Factory Theatre (125 Bathurst Street at Adelaide)

Cost: $65 ($50 for members of CAEA) GST included

To enroll, please contact:

Andre du Toit

Associate Producer or 416-504-4473 ext. 235

Payment must be made at time of booking to reserve your place.  Enrolment is extremely limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment

Argentine Tango Workshops with Oscar and Mary Ann Casas

Date: Saturday, April 17, 2010

Location: Rhythm Motion Dance Studio: 3352 Dundas St. West (at Runnymede), Toronto, ON

PRICES: $25 for one workshop, or $60 for all three workshops.

1:00-2:15 pm ALL LEVELS

The Art of Crossing Part 1

Being able to control the crosses will add to your dance both dynamics and a better ability to improvise.

2:30-3:45pm ALL LEVELS

The Art of Crossing Part 2

A complete understanding of the concept of axis manipulation will allow you to free yourself to compose your own volcadas and enganchadas at any time.

4:00-5:15 pm ALL LEVELS

Milonga, Demystifying Traspie

Understanding the concepts of milonga will allow you to use traspie immediately.

Space is limited so call or drop by soon to reserve your space to take a class with Buenos Aires’ legendary milonguero, Oscar Casas.

For more information about Oscar and Mary Ann Casas, visit their website at:

Workshop – Introduction to Lecoq Training – with Adam Paolozza

WHEN: Three four-hour sessions: April 28th, 29th, 30th, from 10am-2pm.

WHERE: Theatre Direct’s Christie Studio at Artscape Wychwood Barns

601 Christie Street, Toronto, ON M6G 4C7


$150 (20% discount for all union members)

Sign up before April 9, 2010 and get a $25 discount

NB: A $50 deposit is required on or before April 23, 2010 to hold your place in the workshop

Curious about the Lecoq School? Ever wondered how their training works? Modeled after the format of the Lecoq school, this unique, three-day workshop offers students an intensive introduction to Lecoq-based training.

During each session we will concentrate on three areas:

Physical training: The focus here is The Moving Body. Using physical exercises and exploring Mime-based technique students will improve rhythm, balance and develop powerful tools for gestural expression.

Neutral Mask: The corner stone of Lecoq training, the leather neutral mask, designed by Amleto Sartori, provokes students to discover a large, theatrical presence that is balanced, centred and focused while expressing powerful, authentic emotions on stage. With the mask students also become aware of personal physical habits that block the creative process.

Improvisation: The Body in Play. Students will develop their acting muscles through various games and improvisations drawn from Commedia dell’arte, Clown, Tragedy and Melodrama.

The Lecoq pedagogy explores the powerful link between emotion, expression and movement. “Everything Moves” says Lecoq. This is a unique opportunity for performers, directors, writers or choreographers of all skill levels, who are interested discovering the underlying laws of theatre and how it uses the body, gesture and the theatrical space to express passion.

*please make cheques or money orders payable to*

Adam Paolozza

198 Bartlett Ave. Toronto, ON M6H 3G1

For more info or to reserve a spot e-mail Adam: adampaolozza (at) or call 416-454-3208

Adam Paolozza has taught clown, mime and mask in Canada, the USA and in Europe. He is artistic director of TheatreRUN, an international ensemble dedicated to creating original, innovative theatre in French and English. In Toronto he collaborates regularly with Theatre Smith-Gilmour and Why Not Theatre. He is co-creator of the smash hit, SPENT and recently appeared in GRIMM Too at the Factory Theatre. He is currently a member of Canadian Stage’s emerging director’s program BASH!  He is a graduate of the Lecoq school in Paris. He has studied Decroux mime technique with Company Intrepido and clown with Théâtre de Complicité’s Jos Houben.

For more info on TheatreRUN:

Arabesque PRO COURSE ~ Middle Eastern Dance Intensive

Location: Arabesque (and various), 1 Gloucester Street, #107, Toronto, ON

Limit of 10 students each year

Candidates are accepted by audition only

TWO WEEK INTENSIVE – work intimately with live musicians!

Since 2001, Pro Course graduates have hailed from Japan, Mexico, Austria, China, Portugal, Hungary, Panama, Russia and across

Canada and the United States.

They have gone on to be ambassadors of a comprehensive art form, replete with meaning, tradition and integrity.

Join this elite group of artists with 65 hours of in depth training from 10 master teachers, each experts in their fields of Stage Presence, Musicality, Choreography, Improvisation, Creativity, Showmanship, Character Portrayal, Marketing and History.

Receive thorough Performance Feedback, Coaching and Technique Refinement. Take a huge leap in your Bellydance journey with all the mysteries solved and homework to keep you busy for 5 years. No certificate can measure up to the new confidence and assurance in your profound understanding of Middle Eastern Dance gained through the Arabesque Pro Course.

Arabesque Professional Course creates fully rounded professional dance artists and teachers who learn and experience the art form as a whole. While working with live Arab musicians both in class and performance, students gain a deep understanding of why and where the movements come from.

During this intensive course, students also benefit from the expertise of a number instructors in different fields including Yasmina Ramzy, Dr.George Sawa, Bassam Bishara, Suleiman Warwar, Wagdi Bechara, Walter Alza, Jennifer Watkins, Robert Desrosiers, Brian Smith, Arun Srinivasan and Sashar Zarif.

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Now that March Break is over, it’s time for everyone to start thinking about Summer! New this year, NBS is launching a Summer Intensive program, “Studio to Stage”. Designed for student dancers ages 12-16 with some dance experience, this is an exciting opportunity to learn from NBS’ Artistic Staff in our award-winning facilities.

Space in this new program is limited, so register today!

Visit our website to learn more…

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:,, 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.


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 and click on The TapDance Centre at the bottom of the home page.

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