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Registration is now open for dance umbrella 2021/22 season

Celebrating over 30 years of collaboration, inclusivity, and creativity!

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.

We offer instruction in a wide range of dance styles for children, young people, and adults.
CLASS NOTICE

Given the most recent announcement by CPHO, and the closure of the Charlottetown family of schools, all dance umbrella classes are postponed until Monday, September 20. We will make a further announcement after the next update from CPHO. If you have any questions, please contact Kayla Shaw at kshaw@confederationcentre.com 

 

REGISTRATION

For more information contact: dance@confederationcentre.com

 

CLASSES

Scroll to the bottom of the page to select an age group. All classes and programs offered for each age group are listed with a brief overview.

 

INSTRUCTORS

Julia Sauvé, M.A. in Movement Education has been performing, teaching, and choreographing on Prince Edward Island and the United States for 35 years. She co-founded dance umbrella and Montage Dance Theatre and has performed with The Charlottetown Festival. Currently, Julia is Artistic Director for Luminosity black light theatre which specializes in “family edutainment” style performances. Julia is ready for another great year of teaching the Dance for Health classes.


Kayla Shaw is the Associate Director of Arts Education (Dance) for Confederation Centre of the Arts and an instructor for dance umbrella.  As a former dance umbrella student, Kayla is thrilled to be returning to the Confederation Centre to continue working with the dance umbrella program, as well as furthering other education initiatives.  She has continued her dance training with George Brown College, Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, Boston Ballet’s Adaptive Dance Training, and is completing her BFA in Dance Education at York University. Kayla is excited to be teaching creative movement, inclusive dance, and contemporary styles this year.


Kylie Fudge Jensen Originally from Victoria, B.C., Kylie Fudge Jensen is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher in Charlottetown, PEI. She received her early training in Ballet, Contemporary, and Jazz at the Victoria School of Contemporary Dance and the Victoria Academy of Ballet. She moved to Toronto for post-secondary studies in dance at York University and is a graduate of the Performance Studies program at George Brown College. Kylie holds a Certificate of Professionalism from Canada’s Ballet Jörgen and has experience in voice, acting, and music (RCM). She has a strong base in movement improvisation and Dance for Camera work, and has taught and danced professionally across Canada. In addition to teaching for Dance Umbrella at The Confederation Centre of the Arts, Kylie has also Co-Founded Charlottetown Contemporary Dancers; Charlottetown’s Premier contemporary company. The opportunity to work with and train under some of the industry’s most exciting professionals has instilled within her a passion for creating and a love of teaching to one’s highest potential.


Morgan Wagner is a graduate of UPEI with a Bachelor of Music in Classical Voice and a Bachelor of Education (français langue seconde). She has performed in Anne & Gilbert: The Musical, the Island Fringe Festival, the Charlottetown Feast Dinner Theatre, the Beaconsfield Children’s Festival, and the Charlottetown Festival Young Company. Morgan has worked as the music director or choreographer for multiple Island productions, including Happy Days: A New Musical, Bring It On: The Musical, Camp Rock: The Musical (Bluefield High School), High School Musical (Charlottetown Rural), Little Shop of Horrors (ACT PEI), Seussical Jr., Wizard of Oz Jr., and Frozen Jr. (Havenwood Productions).  Morgan is excited to be teaching in our Musical Theatre program.


Sandy holds degrees in both music and drama from Acadia University and a BEd from the University of Alberta. Prior to moving to PEI, she taught music and drama with Edmonton  Public School Board and the Toronto School Board. She has co-written and directed multiple original musicals for the Beaconsfield Children’s Festival. Sandy currently teaches music at West Royalty Elementary School and is the PEI Chapter Director of the Educational Theatre Association of Canada. She is looking forward to another year of teaching voice and drama with dance umbrella’s Musical Theatre Program.


Taryn Kristalovich holds her BFA in Theatre Performance-Dance from Ryerson University. She has trained and performed around the world in various styles such as contemporary, jazz, ballet, and tap. Prior to moving to the Island to teach with dance umbrella and the Holland College/Confederation Centre partnership School of Performing Arts, Taryn spent several years teaching and choreographing in BC. Taryn is returning to teach ballet, contemporary, and jazz styles this year.


Wanda Naylor has trained in a variety of dance genres such as tap, jazz, social dance, and creative movement at York University, Humber College and private studios in Ontario. She has earned degrees in Fine Arts and Primary/Junior Education from York University. Wanda has performed with Merrytime Clown and Puppet Theatre and created choreography for the Beaconsfield Children’s Festival. Wanda is delighted to be teaching dance in our Musical Theatre program.

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Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday – 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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Art Gallery

Daily 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Box Office

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HOURS OF OPERATION

Building Hours

8am – 6pm, Monday – Sunday

Art Gallery

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Daily

Box Office

12 – 5 p.m. Monday – Saturday
Please call 1-800-565-0278 or 902-566-1267 for information.

The Story of Confederation 

September
Mon-Sat: 10am-3pm


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.

 

Relaxed Performances offered during the 2021 Charlottetown Festival:
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