Arts Education Workshops are sponsored by the Eric T Webster Foundation.
Making Dances will explore the art of constructing a dance from idea to process to finished piece. In putting together the puzzle pieces of space, time and energy, this workshop is designed to help students understand and learn different strategies in creating choreography. Every May dance umbrella hosts student choreography auditions. If the students are selected their work will get chosen to be in the end-of-year show and will have the opportunity to work with an instructor one one-on-one to develop their personal work.
Date: January 5, 19
Time: 7:00 pm
Afro-funk is a vibrant and energetic dance style that combines elements of traditional African dance with funk and soul music influences. It typically features rhythmic, syncopated movements, powerful footwork, and expressive body isolations. The dance style celebrates the rich cultural heritage of Africa while infusing it with the groove and rhythm of funk music, resulting in a dynamic and captivating performance.
Date: Friday, January 12
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Dalcroze Eurhythmics is an approach to music education that recognizes the fundamental role of the body and of body movement in music perception and music performance. It was created at the turn of the 20th century by Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, a man of multiple talents. His ideas have been confirmed by contemporary research and are of interest to people working in various fields, notably in music, dance, theatre, education and therapy. Dalcroze Eurhythmics can be applied at all levels of education, from early years to higher education, as well as in community and therapeutic settings.
Date: Friday, February 2
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Ballet Edmonton Masterclass
Traditional Chinese Dance
Classical Chinese dance is rooted in five millennia of Chinese civilization. Its origins go back to dances in ancient imperial palaces. Classical Chinese dance training includes three main components – technical skill, form and bearing. The workshop will introduce basic Form and Bearing. “Form” includes Chinese unique movements and postures. “Bearing” or in Chinese “Shen Yun” is the inner feeling behind each movement deeply connected to the dancer’s breathing.
Date: April 5, 6:00 p.m.
West African Dance
Come and learn the basic foundation of West African movement to rhythmic drums full of high energy. The class will introduce you to percussive rhythms, synchronization, and emphasis on how the body moves as opposed to how it looks and emphasis on individual expression.
Date: April 12, 7:00 p.m.