Classes and Workshops
Below is a selection of classes and workshops run by Dance Centre members. The Dance Centre is not responsible for the accuracy of these listings - we recommend you contact the company or artist direct to confirm details.
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Tango Moderna offers Argentine Tango Classes on Tuesdays starting from 7:20PM. Classes range from Pure Beginner to Intermediate levels. For more information call 778 991 3705, or visit www.tangomoderna.com
Argentine Tango with Gabriel Monty (Argentine Tango Lab). Classes range from absolute beginner to performance level, and take place at Scotiabank Dance Centre, Centro Flamenco and The Ukrainian Centre. For more information: www.argentinetangolab.com, 604.600.0657, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dance Divine is a weekly, Sunday morning, un-facilitated Ecstatic Free-style dance event, produced by Jelena Marda, a Transpersonal Psychotherapist. It is a sacred, joyful and supportive space to practice authentic movement and embodiment for people of all ages and abilities. The music sets are inspired by a 5Rhythms "wave" and the average class size is 35. At Scotiabank Dance Centre, Sundays 10.30am-12.15pm. Info www.dancedivine.ca
Linda Arkelian teaches Advanced/Int. Ballet Saturdays, 12noon-2pm. Pointe shoes are optional during the last half hour of class. Adult Beginner Ballet Tuesdays 7-8:30PM. Scotiabank Dance Centre. For more information visit www.facebook.com/groups/52099500512/ or contact email@example.com / 604.469.8794
Goh Ballet Academy: ballet classes for students of all ages. www.gohballet.com
Vancouver Ballet Society: masterclasses and annual spring seminar for ballet students. Info www.vancouverballetsociety.ca
DebbieLee Dance Company. Regular progressive programs for adults, teens and children, beginner to advanced levels. Contact 604 312 4408 www.debbieleedance.com Scotiabank Dance Centre, Vancouver.
Marek Fiertek - Vaganova method. At Scotiabank Dance Centre, Vancouver. www.marekfiertek.com
Ballet Fit with Suzy Kaitman. Indulge your inner ballerina with this dancer designed workout that will tone you from head to (pointed) toe! No previous dance experience necessary. Scotiabank Dance Centre. Info: http://www.balletfitclasses.com/ 778-875-6482.
Lava: beginner tribal bellydance and body conditioning. Info: 604 734 1969 www.lavastudio.ca
Bellydance classes with Maki (Vancouver). www.makidance.com
Butoh / Modern
Kokoro Dance: technical training in both western modern dance and in butoh aesthetics through regular classes taught by Barbara Bourget and Jay Hirabayashi. Jay Hirabayashi teaches Tue /Thurs 9:30am -11:30am, and Barbara Bourget teaches modern dance Mon/ Wed/ Fri 10am-11:30am and Sundays 10am - 11:30am* *These classes are taught through Harbour Dance Centre. All classes are held at Harbour Dance Centre, 927 Granville St. Vancouver. For class rates or more info visit www.kokoro.ca or call (604) 662-7441.
Ceroc Canada (Vancouver) - modern jive. www.cerocvancouver.ca
DebbieLee Dance Company weekdays and weekends at Scotiabank Dance Centre, Vancouver. Contact 604 312 4408 www.debbieleedance.com
Cuban salsa and rueda, reggaeton, orishas, Afro-Cuban movements: classes and workshops in Vancouver with Chen Lizra/Latidos Productions www.latidosproductions.com.
Classical East Indian
Mandala Arts and Culture/Jai Govinda Dance Academy teaches classical East Indian dance, Bharata Natyam. All levels welcome. Info: 604 602 1676 www.mandalarts.ca
Peter Bingham teaches a morning class for professional/pre-professional dancers Mon-Fri 10am-noon on an ongoing basis (see www.edamdance.org for schedule). Contact classes for all levels of dancer are offered on Monday and Friday, 5:30-7pm, and on Sunday afternoon noon-2pm. EDAM Dance, 303 East 8th Avenue, Vancouver. Info: 604.876.9559, www.edamdance.org
The Presence of Mind in Motion: a New Year improvisation intensive with Helen Walkley @ EDAM. 303 East 8th, Vancouver. Jan 2 – 5, 10 – 2 pm. Join Helen for a four-day opportunity to dive deep into your dancing. Mine your dynamic range and create moving maps in space as you compose in the moment. $180 + GST. Register with a $50 non refundable deposit, due Dec 9 to hold your place.
Improvisation classes with Helen Walkley @ EDAM, 303 E 8th Ave. Monday – Friday; January 13 - 17,
10 am– 12 pm. $15. Drop in/$60 for a 5 class card
Info and registration: firstname.lastname@example.org www.helenwalkley.com
Working Class: Professional level contemporary dance classes, Mon-Wed-Fri 10-11.30am at Scotiabank Dance Centre, Vancouver Info and schedule: www.trainingsocietyofvancouver.ca
Modus Operandi contemporary dance training program for emerging dance professionals: Vancouver. www.outinnerspace.ca
Simon Fraser University School for the Contemporary Arts dance program, Vancouver. BFA dance, extended minor in dance, joint degree/diploma with National Ballet School Teacher Training Program. www.sfu.ca
Open Contemporary class with Linda Arkelian Saturdays 3-4:30pm. Linda's class begins with a floor barre focusing on alignment, core strength, release work, flexibility as well as the integration of breath to guide movement. Creative centre combinations move the dancers across the floor with grounded expressive fluidity. Scotiabank Dance Centre. For information visit www.facebook.com/groups/52099500512/ or contact email@example.com / 604.469.8794
Contemporary Dance Classes / Performance Troup: Polymer Dance - presented by Miriam Esquitín: Intermediate/Advanced: Tuesdays 7 -9 pm, Sept 10 - Dec 10 (no class Oct 29) at Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre. Taught by Miriam. Register here.
Beginners: Sundays 10:45am-12:15 pm. Sept 22 - Dec. 8 (no class Oct 13, Nov 10) at Hillcrest Community Centre. Register here. Taught by Naomi Brand. Register here. More info: polymerdance.com.
Movement Patterning with Helen Walkley at Yoga on 7th, 156 E 7th Ave, Vancouver:
Integrating Upper Body to Lower Body: Sunday, January 19, 2 – 5 pm, $75 + GST. Register with payment by January 6.
Movement Patterning: a six-week series: Fridays, February 7 – March 14, 3:30 – 6 pm. $375 + GST for first time students, $275 +GST for returning students. Register with a $175 deposit by January 27.
The Developmental Movement Patterns: Sunday, February 9, 2 – 5 pm, $75 + GST. Register with payment by January 27.
Info and registration: firstname.lastname@example.org www.helenwalkley.com
Al Mozaico Flamenco Dance Academy: Oscar Nieto and Kasandra teach intro, beginner, intermediate and advanced classes. 828 East Hastings St, Vancouver. www.mozaicoflamenco.com tel 604 671 9182.
Centro Flamenco ongoing classes, all levels. Centro Flamenco, 102-2083 Alma Street (at West 4th Avenue), Vancouver Tel: 604 737 1273 www.centroflamenco.com
Christa Hoops workshops and weekly classes in Vancouver. Info www.christahoops.com
Pixie Hoops - workshops, equipment: www.pixiehoops.com
Japanese Noh Dance and Chant/Kabuki
Tomoe Arts/Colleen Lanki. Info: 604 607 5978 www.tomoearts.org
Experience Nia, a blending of dance, martial arts and the healing arts. 604.644.9362 email@example.com
The Talking, Thinking, Dancing Body - A conversation about aesthetics, context and artistic processes, facilitated by battery opera’s Artistic Director Lee Su-Feh and Vancouver-based dancer, teacher, choreographer Justine Chambers. Sept 2012 – May 2013 and Jul 2013, last Wednesday of every month. 7-9pm , at hopbopshop, 150 McLean Drive (at Powell). All 9 sessions $135, drop-in $20/session.
More info: batteryopera.com/the-talking-thinking-dancing-body/ Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Absolute Beginner and Experience Beginner Salsa Lessons with DanceVancouver.ca Mondays and Saturday classes at Scotiabank Dance Centre. Flexible Attendance! No Partner or Experience Required! Top Classes Start every 8 week! Check out full schedule here www.dancevancouver.ca or call 778-229-3002
Classes with Lucia Azevedo, the Queen of Samba. Info: www.sambaqueen.com
Vancouver Tap Dance Society: www.vantapdance.bc.ca
AUUC School of Dance and Dovbush Dancers offer classes in Ukrainian Folk-Stage dance, an exhilarating and challenging form. Registration ongoing – Saturday mornings (3-15 years), Monday evenings (16 years+, audition only), Thursday evenings (9-15 years & adult). Class times available upon request. Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 805 East Pender St., Vancouver. Taught by qualified instructors trained by professionals from Ukraine and Russia, Ukrainian Folk-Stage dance employs classical ballet and character dance, partner work, and acrobatics with many performance opportunities. http://www.auucvancouver.ca/ 604 986 3605.
Yoga with Kelsey Jorssen, at Scotiabank Dance Centre, Vancouver. www.kelseyjorssen.com
Zumba classes with Kirby: Vancouver. www.kirbysnelldance.com
Zumba classes with Marianduanet: www.marianduanet.com 604-219-5953
Anna Wyman School of Dance Arts, West Vancouver. Ballet, modern, jazz, tap, flamenco, children and adults. Professional training program. www.annawyman.com
Dance Barn Studio, Langley. Classes in ballet, hip hop, tap etc, all ages. www.dancebarnstudio.com
Lamondance Contemporary Training Company: ballet, contemporary, improvisation, partnering, choreography. North Vancouver: www.lamondance.com
The Landing Dance Centre, Vancouver: ballet, modern, tap, jazz, artist-in-residence program. www.thelandingdance.com