Classes and Workshops

Info/Registration: 780 424 1573

All classes take place at
Spazio Performativo,
10816 95 Street

Take the #5 bus

Street parking available


Classes run September 9 – December 15, 2019 unless otherwise stated. Class card is interchangeable for all classes that indicate $100 for 10-class card as a payment option. 

Weekly Classes

Mondays 10:00–1:30 am
Contemporary with Marynia Fekecz

Nov. 4, 18, 25  and  Dec 2

A mix of floor work and experimental work, which are based on physical exercise, and how to organize our body to move through the space. The class will make your body and brain work hard, discovering the bodies strength, weakness and freedom. The tasks will be short exercises to explore what can be done on the floor and with the floor. Marynia will take you on a journey from shorts tasks, through improvisation, to choreography. As well students will work on thier coordination through different tasks. The class will be based on the floor work which Marynia learned and explored in Europe to develop her own methods.

$12/ $15 drop in or $100 for 10 class card.

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7:00–9:00 pm
Improv and Composition with Gerry Morita

Sept 9 – Dec 9

Partner, individual and group exercises for strong, flexible, and adaptive spontaneous moving. Suitable for all levels. A two-hour class that explores falling, rolling, partnering, and play. Please wear long sleeves, pants with knee coverage, optional knee pads, and no jewellery.

$12/ $15 drop in or $100 for 10 class card.

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Tuesdays 5:30–7:00 pm
Syntonics – Isabelle Rousseau

Sept 10 – Dec 3 (no class Oct 15)

Syntonics draws attention to long held muscular patterns by delicately activating the body’s senses through awareness-building movement.

$165/ 12 classes ($144 for members), pre-registration required. Register here!

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Tuesdays 7:00–9:00 pm 
Authentic Performance Collective 

Sept 10 – Dec 3

This is a collaborative teaching and learning space shared by a group of instructors. There will be butoh classes, authentic movement, movement based healing work, ritual and whatever else we dream up together. This work is not just for dancers but for anyone interested in exploring the realms in and between performance, embodiment training, and somatic work.  Anyone is welcome. We will be posting a schedule of instructors on the butoh borealis facebook group. These will include Sonja Myllymaki, Isabelle Rousseau, Cheryl LoCicero, Nicole Schafenacker and more.

$12/ $15 drop in or $100 for 10 class card

Wednesdays 10:00–1130 am
Noguchi with Gerry Morita

Sept 18 – Dec 11

Somatic Japanese release work to slow the body and tune in with nature physically and internally. All levels welcome.

$12/ $15 drop in or $100 for 10 class card

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Thursdays 10:00 am–12:00 pm 
Authentic Movement with Isabelle Rousseau (Pre-registration required)

Authentic Movement is based on movement impulses that lie within each one of us. Rooted in the principles of expressive dance and Jungian Depth Psychology, it has evolved into a widely practiced body-based discipline, which comprises guidelines and a defined structure.Participants move, witness, and share their unique experiences, building awareness and freedom.

$140/ 10 classes ($120 for members), pre-registration required.

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Monthly Classes

Family Dance
With Rebecca Sadowski

Sat 11-12pm

Sept 7, Oct 5, Nov 16, Dec 7

Mile Zero Dance’s Family Dance invites children, parents, grandparents, and friends of all ages to experience the magic of dance in a one-hour class.

$15 per family of four

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Second Saturdays 
With Thea Patterson

Saturday 12-2 pm

Sept 14, Oct 12, Nov 9, Dec 14

Collective reading practices for dance and movement based artists interested in sparking different entry points or approaches to what we are doing. Readings will be available beforehand.

$12/ $15 drop in or $100 for 10 class card

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With Tyler Sherard

Sundays 2-5pm

Sept 15, Oct 13, Nov 17, Dec 15

2 – 3 PM Guest Instructor

3 – 5 PM Open Creative Space

Queer class series, co-creation, and safer spaces initiative

$12/ $15 drop in or $40 for the session + bring a friend for free each session

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Accessible movement workshops taught by world-renowned instructors. For beginners and professional dancers.

FALL  October 27-30 | Sunday 11am -4pm, Monday-Wednesday 10am – 1pm

Noguchi Taiso Workshop with Mari Osanai

$175 for all four classes or $50/day

 Mari Osanai who will be traveling from Japan to perform and teach at Mile Zero Dance. Noguchi Taiso (Water Body movement) has been widely appreciated and incorporated/integrated into Butoh movement practice.

Mari Osanai’s workshop focuses on Noguchi Taiso combined with the influences of her early training in Tai Chi, western dance methods, traditional folk dance in Aomori, Japan (her birthplace), and the connection between one’s thoughts and sensation of weight. Osanai’s approach to movement research and exploration begins with a heightened awareness of gravity’s influence on the body and the body’s connection with the center of the earth. Exercises in the workshop train the body to embrace its weight and heighten its sensitivity to move from its most relaxed and receptive state. Starting with images, such as washing the body with water, air, sunlight, workshop participants will discover the body’s vital energies rooted in its inherent hydrodynamics. Movement and form result as participants ingest imagery inside their bodies and allow the changes to shift the body’s interior.

Register here for the workshop.
Registration closes Friday, October 25.


WINTER December 9-13 | 10 am- 1:00 pm

$175 for all five classes or $50/day

“Memoir and Movement- Building material towards performance.” with Sara Porter

Each class, Sara guides participants through a variety of improvisational movement work to warm up the body and awaken the senses. Followed by creative writing: gathering images, recording sensation and story, to expand imaginative scope. Voice work brings text into action, and each participant begins to craft that day’s story, building multi-disciplinary modes of delivery to integrate these forms into performance. Choreographic structures – blended with improvisation – supports presenting material at the end of each class.

For artists of all experience levels.

BRING comfortable clothes, pen & paper, and water bottle.

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SPRING March 6-8 | Friday 7 pm – 10 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 am – 5:30 pm

Improvisation with Andrew Harwood

$175 for all three classes
$50/ for Friday
$75 each day for Saturday and Sunday

Andrew de Lotbinière Harwood has been dedicated to improvisation as a performing art for nearly 40 years and is recognized worldwide as a specialist in instantaneous choreography and contact improvisation. Since 1976, his work has evolved through ongoing collaborations with several artists from various disciplines and through exploration into performance, composition, spatial design and various movement techniques. His improvisation work is influenced by the practice of gymnastics, athletics, yoga, modern dance, Alexander technique, Aikido, Release Technique, and a variety of somatic approaches.


August 26- 30, 2019
Re-writing Distance with Lin Snelling, Guy Cools, Piet Defraeye, Gerry Morita, Stephanie Cumming and Michael Reinhart

May 10-15, 2019
Zero Gravity Summit with Francesco Kiais, Beau Coleman, PASHIAS, Dagmar Glausnitzer, Alexandria Zierle

December 10-14, 2018
Winter Gaga Intensive with James Viveiros

October 12-14, 2018
Fall Contact Intensive with Andrew Harwood

March 19-23, 2018
Spring Butoh/Noguchi Taiso Intensive with Yuko Kaseski and Mari Osanai

March 9, 2018
James Viveiros, Gaga/people

March 5-9, 2018
James Viveiros, Gaga/dancers

December 11–15, 2017
Authentic Movement with Tedi Tafel

November 23, 2017
James Viveiros, Gaga/people

November 20–24, 2017
James Viveiros, Gaga/dancers

November 13–17, 2017
Justine Chambers Masterclass