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Adult Dance Classes

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Registration is now open for adult dance classes for the 2022/23 season

Our vision is simple. We believe in the value of dance as an enriching art form. For the past 30+ years, dance umbrella has provided high-quality dance and movement classes. An alternative form of self-expression, dance helps build self-confidence, create healthy bodies and minds, and develop creativity. Thousands of students have gone through our training programmes, many of whom have successful careers in the performing arts.
REGISTRATION

For more information contact: dance@confederationcentre.com

 

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

 

Not sure which classes you are eligible for?  Contact us at dance@confederationcentre.com with a brief description of your movement experience (if any) and we will be happy to provide a recommendation.

Adult Ballet
Develop poise and grace through our Adult Ballet class.  This program focuses on posture, correct use of muscles, and grace of movement.  This class is designed for adult dancers with some previous dance experience; adults with experience in other movement forms such as yoga, figure skating, etc., are welcome to attend.


Adult Jazz
Jazz classes build on the basic technique which applies to all genres of dance, with a focus on rhythm, coordination, strength, and flexibility. Styles covered range from broadway to pop, funk to classical jazz, and many moves in between. This class is designed for adult dancers with some previous dance experience; adults with experience in other movement forms such as yoga, figure skating, etc., are welcome to attend.


Adult Contemporary
Contemporary Dance’s emphasis is on the expressive nature of dance, as well as technique and performance values. Participants will incorporate an emotional element with total body awareness.  This class is designed for adult dancers with some previous dance experience; adults with experience in other movement forms such as yoga, figure skating, etc., are welcome to attend.


Dance For the Health of It
Dance for the Health of It is a fun fusion of various dance styles, warm-up rhythms, and stretch exercises designed for adults to get the body moving. Participants will develop an awareness of their bodies as they learn the “hows” and “whys” of dance as a form of exercise.  Appropriate for all levels of movers.


Contact Modern
Contact Modern is a form of structured improvised dance that explores the body’s relationship to itself and others through spontaneous communication, weight-sharing, touch, and movement awareness.  Participants will learn techniques and movements with a partner, which can then be translated into improvisational phrases.  Contact Modern is appropriate for dancers of all levels, due to the level of physical contact required this class is recommended for ages 18+, or Senior/ITP students with parent/guardian permission.  Participants are encouraged to register with a partner.


Contact Modern Jams
dance umbrella is excited to host six contact modern jams during our 2022-2023 dance term.  Jams are an opportunity for contact modern dancers to get together and put their techniques to use in a 45-minute improvised session.  Meet new dancers, try new skills, observe, and have fun!  The 2022 fall dates will be released in September, drop-ins welcome – space permitting.


Workshop Series
The Workshop Series offers training and education in supplementary dance topics ranging from nutrition, post-secondary advisement in the arts, choreography, and more.  A schedule will be released at the beginning of our September and January terms with our workshop offerings, drop-ins are welcome.  dance umbrella students attend at a rate of $5.00 per workshop, with a drop-in rate of $10.00 for the community.

 

 

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What are Relaxed Performances?

 

Sometimes referred to as sensory-friendly experiences, Relaxed Performances give the opportunity for those with various sensitivities towards sensory stimuli to experience and enjoy live theatre.

These performances will be designed in a way to be more comfortable for audience members who may experience anxiety or are not comfortable with some aspects of a traditional theatre setting. This can include people on the Autism Spectrum and their families; those with sensory and communicative disorders or learning disabilities; people with Tourette’s syndrome; someone who might need to move often due to chronic pain or to use the facilities; or even parents with toddlers.

 

 

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