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

In Workshops on August 8, 2012 by danceumbrella

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

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

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

Guest Teachers

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

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

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



Toronto Dance Theatre presents a workshop in Klein Technique™ with founder Susan Klein (Sept 6-10)

In Workshops on August 11, 2011 by danceumbrella

September 6-9 (10:15am-12:15pm)
September 10 (11:00am-2:00pm)

Drop-in rates: $17 (weekdays), $25 (Saturday)
Special week rates: $60 for 4 classes (Tues-Fri), $80 for 5 classes (Tues-Sat)
To register, call 416-967-1365 ext. 28

Winchester Street Theatre
80 Winchester St., Toronto

This workshop will emphasize a pivotal principle of Klein Technique™, the concept of moving from our deepest structural and energetic tissue, the bone. Through an interweaving of theory and practice we will work on the muscles of deep postural support: the psoas, the hamstrings, the pelvic floor muscles, and the external rotators. We will work with a body-felt understanding of how these muscles bring the bones into alignment, a place of connectedness, which leads to true power and efficiency of movement. Students of all levels of practice in Klein Technique™ will gain insight into their movement patterns and habits and gain a greater internal understanding of their bodies.

For more information on Susan and her work please visit


Aerial Dancetheatre Workshop with Kevin O’Connor (Aug 29 – Sept 1)

In Workshops on August 5, 2011 by danceumbrella

Collective Space – 221 Sterling Road (Studio 1), Toronto

Join us for a Four Day Intensive with Kevin O’Connor to explore the Hanging Sphere through ground and aerial rope experimentations! Beginner and Advanced Workshops!

Four Day Workshop: $120 or $35 per class
To register please contact Brandy Leary by email


Workshop One: Ramping Up For Beginners- From the Floor to the Hanging Sphere with Kevin O’Connor and Brandy Leary

Aug 29, 30, 31 and Sept 1 10am-11:45am

This class will explore movement from the floor to the hanging sphere and back down. Using suspended ropes, the movement material offered will explore ways to transition from the floor to hanging sphere in a fluid manner. In doing so we will transition movement from horizontal to the vertical realm. This class will examine efficient climbing principles and ways of finding rest in the air. Through set phrases we will explore how the undulating spine recycles kinetic energy and can ultimately lift us off the ground. Finally we will examine how in harnessing gravity one can find freedom in the hanging sphere.


Workshop Two: Ramping Up for Advanced: Linking Set Choreography from the Floor to the Hanging Sphere with Kevin O’Connor

Using suspended ropes, movement material will be offered that explores ways to transition from the floor to hanging sphere in a fluid manner.
In doing so we will transition movement from horizontal to the vertical realm. Through set phrases we will explore how the undulating spine recycles kinetic energy and can ultimately lift us off the ground. We will also explore how functional architect and the placement of external supports (hands and feet) aids in the transition from the floor to the hanging sphere. Finally we will examine how in harnessing gravity one can find freedom in the hanging sphere and ultimately create powerful and dynamic movement without strain.
Gradual addition of movement phrases to each other will lead to long phrases intertwining the different principles from the floor, through standing and into climbing, all in relation to the vertical ropes.
This course is for experienced aerialists who can invert with ease.


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