Art of Falling Workshop w/ Hwa Wei-An

July 6th, 2 - 4pm
45 W Hastings

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The Art of Falling is a practice that starts functional, and then becomes entertaining. It begins with ideas on how to fall well, both in and out of dance, and then takes these concepts and transforms them into a method of creating movement that is exciting to watch and deeply engaging to perform.

Eventually, the work becomes acrobatic, allowing practitioners to learn dangerous movements safely, while finding off-balance angles and lines ever easier to tap into as the fear of falling disappears, and becomes an art.

Kaeja Elevations w/ Jenn Edwards and Philip McDermott

July 3rd, 6:30 - 8:30pm
45 W Hastings
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Let's fly! Kaeja Elevations is a fun, safe and empowering contemporary dance partnering technique, combining elements of contact improvisation, modern dance, acrobatics and martial arts.

The technique has developed over three decades of exploration by Allen and Karen Kaeja, founders of the renowned Toronto-based dance company Kaeja d'Dance. Originally created for choreography, these lifts and tosses are now taught in workshops all over the world. Because the the elevations use momentum and dynamic tension, you don’t need super strength to lift someone. Anybody can be a support or a flyer!

No partner required. This is an open level workshop, but some movement experience is recommended. 

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Partnering Techniques Workshop

for professional dancers and students nearing the end of their post-secondary training

Julie and Max share the partnering techniques created for their upcoming duet 'No More Fantasies'
Combining contact and other contemporary dance styles with circus hand to hand, we are working on moving through flow and stillness, giving and taking control, maintaining care and empathy, and really seeing what kind of lifting is possible with two similar sized bodies. No partner required. 

Feb 23rd, 12 - 2:30pm

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Introduction to Inversions w/ Jen Yan

Let's get inverted! This workshop is geared toward those who are new or perhaps even  scared to go upside-down on the ground. We will cover the basics of strengthening your shoulders, wrists, and core as well as proper alignment for your headstands, forearm stands and handstands!

*this workshop is appropriate adults with some dance yoga experience or similar experience

March 9th, 4 - 6pm
At the Dominion building (corner of Cambie and Hastings)
$35 regular
*$25 special CADA rate

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Waacking for Beginners w/ Antonio Somera

Open to total beginners, this is the perfect class to try out a new style in a fun and casual environment.

Cost: $35
*CADA rate: $25
Date: Wednesday, March 13th, 6 - 8pm
Where: Gold Saucer (Dominion Building on Hastings)

About Antonio:
Antonio Somera Jr. is a quirky character, robust space-eater, and a nimble cat-lover. In addition to being an accomplished contemporary dancer, he is an avid participant in the street dance community, instructing class and competing in battles across Canada. 

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