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Workshop with Catalyst members (Aug 14)

In Workshops on August 4, 2011 by danceumbrella

Catalyst Summer Workshop

Sunday, August 14, 2011
BDX Studios – 819 Yonge St.
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Back in the Studio! Fresh off the smash run of ‘The 5th Element’ at The Toronto Fringe Festival, Catalyst is hosting their long-awaited workshop!
With a busy fall season ahead, Catalyst will be looking for dancers in this workshop for future opportunities with the company. Come sweat it out with us before the summer is over!

4-5pm: Street Jazz with Cat Jae
5-6pm: Hip Hop with Cat Tash
6-7pm: Street Ballet with Cat Mak

$15 per class
$25 for 2 classes
$35 for 3 classes

Contact us at to register.

CATALYST the Company


Women in Dance Contemporary Intensive with Stephanie Rutherford (Aug 14)

In Workshops on August 4, 2011 by danceumbrella

Sunday, August 14: 4-6pm

City Dance Corps
489 Queen Street West, 3rd Floor – STUDIO 1, Toronto

$20 – General
$15 – Students
$10 – Past/future Women in Dance/Next Generation Performers or Choreographers
(Cash or cheque payable to “Women in Dance”)

Stephanie Rutherford is a Women in Dance FAVORITE, innovative, creative, inspiring, a BEAST that will get you moving in ways you didn’t think you could.

The choreography will be performed in the 2011 WID showcase and you may be selected to perform!!

Dancers that attend this INTENSIVE will not only leave feeling inspired, challenged and pushed to their limits, but will also be given the wonderful opportunity of performing Stephanie’s choreography in this year’s Women in Dance Showcase in support of Because I’m a Girl Foundation.

Limited Spots Available! Preregister by sending your full name and contact information to

Bring a towel, bring some water, bring your brain and get ready to have it rocked by Ms. Stephanie Rutherford!


B-BOY Workshops with Frankie (Supreme Beings, NYC) – Sunday Aug 14, 4pm

In Workshops on August 2, 2011 by danceumbrella


SUNDAY, AUGUST 14th, 2011

City Dance Corps
489 Queen St W, Toronto

Ground illusionz and LET-GO Expo 2011 Presents:

Specialty Classes Taught by ‘Frankie’ From Supreme Beings (NYC).
‘Frankie’ is a world Class B-Boy and student the dance, his well rounded approach to the art and creative mind set, have allowed him to elevate not only his skills on the floor but his mentality as professional artist and full time student. – Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn from one of America’s up and coming B-Boys right here in Toronto.

Toprock and Footwork Foundations – 4-5pm
Transitions and concept development – 5-6pm

$25 each / $40 for both


Little Pear Garden Collective: performances and mini workshop (Aug 14)

In Events,Workshops on July 29, 2011 by danceumbrella

Sunday, August 14
1:30-2pm (Free!)

Harbourfront Center
Fortune Cooking Festival

The Little Pear Garden Collective will be performing two dances: ‘Lantern Dance’ and ‘Tea’, each followed by a small dancing workshop.

For more information, visit the Harbourfront Centre website


Saturday, October 1
11am – 12pm

Little Pear Garden will be performing in Culture Days
Weston Library (2 King Street, Toronto)

For more information please visit Culture Days’ website


Little Pear Garden Collective


Kaha:wi workshops with Charles Koroneho and Raoul Trujillo

In Workshops on July 28, 2011 by danceumbrella

Saturday Drop-In Classes: International Guest Artists, Charles Koroneho (NZ) and Raoul Trujillo (USA)

400 Jarvis St., Toronto

$10 cash (please arrive at NBS in the lobby before 9:30)

Aug  6, 10:00-12:30 – Indigenous/Contemporary
Aug 13, 10:00-12:30 – Muscle and Bone
Aug 20, 10:00-12:30 – Muscle and Bone

Recommended for pre-professional, professional level dance artists 16+.
For more information on the classes go to:


Muscle and Bone Workshop Approach With Charles Koroneho (NZ)

400 Jarvis St, Toronto
August 12-25
$150 Promotional rate


Workshops presented by dance: made in canada (Aug 11, 12, and 14)

In Workshops on July 26, 2011 by danceumbrella

Cost: $15 ($5 for festival artists); two workshops for $25, three for $35

Email to sign up; pre-registration required


Law of Proximity with MACHiNENOiSY’s Delia Brett and Daelik

Thursday, August 11 (10:30am – 12:00pm)

Dovercourt House, 2nd Floor
805 Dovercourt Road, Toronto

We will begin the class by arriving in the space physically, emotionally and mentally. Through a series of relatively still/slow exercises designed to let go of high-tone muscularity and encourage the release of the joints and connective tissues, we will build a connection with our body on a deeper level.  Alone, in pairs and collectively we will explore gravity and the inner energy that comes from our center and moves through our whole body right to the periphery. An emphasis will be placed on how to move with an active/relaxed body.  We will explore varying qualities of touch and pressure and some partnered gentle touch or bodywork that prepares the student to have a dialogue of listening and responding through touch.  All of this will prepare the participant to be ready for being in the present moment and moving from the senses.

Open to all levels

Contemporary Dance Class with Jung-Ah Chung

Friday, August 12 (10:30am – 12:00pm)

Windbourne Studio, National Ballet School
400 Jarvis Street, Toronto

Jung-Ah Chung is one of Canada’s most lively dance artists in the contemporary dance scene. Her class will have you playing with time and space. The class makes your body to warm and prepares you for a maximum variety of movement thorough exercises while focusing on resourceful use of force, and use of weight. From floor work, to standing exercises, to jumping combinations- this workshop explores an organic integrated way to dance.

Open to professional and pre-professional dancers

Ballet with a Twist with Lina Cruz

Sunday, August 14 (10:30am – 12:00pm)

Windbourne Studio, National Ballet School
400 Jarvis Street, Toronto

With a background in classical ballet as much as in contemporary styles, Lina Cruz also takes interest in martial arts and various forms of stage expression. Through this workshop, Lina Cruz shares her approach in training. Her class erases boundaries, offering a short warm-up followed by a ballet class phrased with elements and dynamics of diverse styles.
The class is accompanied on piano by Philippe Noireaut, musician who is part of the performing cast of Soupe du jour, piece presented by Fila 13 Productions in d:mic/fac 2011.

Open to professional and/or intermediate advanced dancers.
* Please wear ballet slippers or socks.

Presented by:
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Cadence Youth Dance Intensive 2011 (August 1-12)

In Classes on July 25, 2011 by danceumbrella

Professional Training for Pre-Professional Youth ages 9+

The Summer Dance Intensive is a rigorous technical boot camp immersing dancers in the full spectrum of contemporary styles.
Cadence Dance Studio in partnership with Cadence Ballet offers professional expertise to the pre- professional dancer.

Daily classes in Body Conditioning, Ballet, Improv, Jumps and Turns and Pointe prepare the mind and body for what will be expected of a dancer in the world of professional dance while workshops and choreographic classes allow for dancers to open their mind and diversify their artistic vocabulary.

Monday to Friday (August 1 – 12):
Ages 9-12years: 9:00am-2:00pm
Ages 13-17years: 11:30-5:00pm

Tuition: $799 +hst

The Y.S.D.I 2011 Faculty will include but is not limited to the following teachers:
Stephana Arnold (for principal dancer with Ballet B.C), Josh Beamish (Artistic Director, MOVE: The Company), Mercedez Bernardez (former Principal Dancer for Ballet Oficial de Cordoba, Argentina), Shavar Blackwood (S.Y.T.Y.C.D Canada, soloist with Cadence Ballet), Kyra Jean Green (principal dancer, Cadence Ballet), Craig Hempsted (former dancer with Cirque Du Soleil), Sarah Murphy Dyson (former soloist with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet), Ofilio “Sinbadinho” Portillo (Co-Artistic Director, Gadfly Dance Company) and Stephanie Rutherford.


To apply or for more information, click here.