This movement class starts by paying attention to our breath, grounding and gently stretching to warm up the body. We will pick up the pace and have some fun moving through different styles and rhythms to corresponding music such as jive, disco, waltz, and other forms. We will focus on coordination and rhythmic nuances to keep our brains ticking and our feet moving. Bringing down the pace we will explore balance, graceful placement, transfer of weight and supple spines. We will pick up the pace again to enjoy our expanded range of motion. We will end with a gentle stretch to music, so that we can really feel all the benefits of the attention we gave to our bodies.
All 55+ bodies welcome, including beginners. All levels welcome!
Jive, Disco, Waltz, Cha-cha-cha, and more
Claire French + guest teachers
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You will be directed to an online Zoom registration form. Please complete the form by providing your information and type of participation (In-Person or via Zoom).
When registration is completed, you will receive an automatic confirmation email from Zoom with detailed class information. If you do not receive a confirmation message, please contact the Outreach Coordinator at outreach[at]thedancecentre.ca .
This project is funded by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program
Part of our Power of Dance: Seniors Program.
Claire French has enjoyed teaching dance to all ages and all levels for over three decades. Her own dance background is eclectic and rich and she is an energetic and attentive teacher. She is a choreographer, collaborator and artistic co-director of Restless Productions and has a Practice as Research PhD in Dance.