Classes and Workshops

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*UPDATE*

Due to the concerns surrounding Covid-19 all classes have been cancelled until further notice. We are working diligently behind the scenes to get our classes online as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.


CLASSES

WINTER/SPRING 2020 classes. Class card is interchangeable for all classes that indicate $100 for 10-class card as a payment option.

Purchase 10-Class Card Here.

Weekly Classes

**JUST ADDED**

Tuesdays 5:30–7:00 pm
Thinking Body©- Isabelle Rousseau

April 7, 21, 28 ( 3 classes)

In these classes, you will be introduced to the practice of receiving feedback from your body and allowing a rebalancing to occur through the use of “test positions” sustained in slow, anatomically optimal positions. This accessible practice is regulating for the nervous system and also readily available to all. We will also spend time studying the minutiae of posture and movement coordination, and become familiar with ways to expand range of motion with sensory input.

$42/ 3 classes ($36 for members), pre-registration required. Register here!

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**JUST ADDED**

Tuesdays 7:00–8:15 pm
Ballet Flow – Jen Mesch

April 7 -28 ( 4 classes)

Ballet Flow is a continuous sequence of movements and exercises derived from ballet technique and aesthetic. Ballet Flow provides a low impact, expressive cardiovascular workout. Strength, balance and stamina through a range of motion is emphasized.

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

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Mondays 10:00–11:30 am
Contemporary with Marynia Fekecz

January 13-March 30 (12 classes)

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 our body and brain work hard. We will discover our strength, weakness and freedom. Our tasks will be short exercises to explore what we can do on the floor and with the floor. I will take you on a journey from shorts tasks, through improvisation, to choreography. As well we will work on your coordination through different tasks. The class will be based on the floor work which I learned and explored in Europe to develop my own methods and want to share with you.

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

7:00–9:00 pm
Contact improvisation with Gerry Morita

Jan 13 – March 2 (7 classes, no class Feb.17) class extended…check facebook for details.

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

Jan 14 – March 31 ( 12 classes)

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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7:00–9:00 pm 
Authentic Performance Collective with Sonja Myllymaki and Isabelle Rousseau

Jan 14- March 31 ( 12 classes)

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.

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

Wednesdays 10:00–11:00 am
Garuda Matwork with Raena Waddell

Jan 15 – April 29 (16 classes)

Garuda combines the core work of Pilates, with the postures of Yoga and the fluidity of dance into a full mind and body exercise for any age and ability.  Except a total body workout in a safe environment with thoughtful instruction.

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

11:00–12:00 pm
Beginner Contemporary with Raena Waddell

Jan 15 -April 29 (16 classes)

Inspired from several movement philosophies, this class will focus on gently warming up the body using the floor for support, gradually moving to warm up feet, knees and hips standing in centre and culminating in movement phrases across the floor.  Bring knee pads and comfortable clothes for full body movement.

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

Thursdays noon–1:30 pm
Noguchi with Gerry Morita

Jan 16- March 5 (8 classes)

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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Monthly Classes

Family Dance
With Rebecca Sadowski

Sat 11-12pm

Jan 25, Feb 22, March 28, Apr 25, May 30

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 together.

$15 per family of four

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Netwerk
With Tyler Sherard

Sundays 2-5pm
Jan 26, Feb 23, March 22, April 26
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 series + bring a friend for free each session

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Contact Improvisation Jams

Sat 1-4pm
Jan 25, Feb 22, March 28, Apr 25, May 30

Admission by donation

Second Saturdays
With Thea Patterson

Sat 12-2pm

Jan 11, Feb 8, March 14, Apr 11 (TBC), May 9

Dance/art discussions attempt to merge or reconcile current trends in dancemaking and academic theory. Readings provided in advance.  Visit here for more info.

$10 general admission

Outreach Dance Development

A series of professional development opportunities geared towards educators in dance, but welcome to anyone who wants to participate.

$20 in advance on Eventbrite or at the door.

Jan 18 (1- 3pm)
Dance Film for Dancers with Jennifer Nikolai

Feb 8 (2 – 4pm)
Contemporary Dance Instruction with Jeannie Vandekerkhove

March 14 (3- 4pm)
Metis Jigging with Rebecca Sadowski

April 18 (1-3pm)
Filling Your Toolbox: Supports and Strategies for Teaching Movement with Rebecca Rubuliak and Amanda Ebert

May 27 (11-3pm)
Ensemble Improvisation with Linda Rubin

WORKSHOPS

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

Devising Performance and Creative Collaboration
with Ben Gorodetsky

Sunday March 22, 2020
10:00 am-2:00 pm
$40

Calling actors, dancers, writers, storytellers, and performers of all stripes!

This workshop will share an exciting toolkit for creating original performance works from the inside out. Using the creative strategies of physical theatre, improvisation, documentary-theatre and found text, collaborative dramaturgy, and movement scores, this 4 hour intensive will give you strategies to blow open your creative potential. Learn to be your own writer, performer, director and choreographer and develop approaches to working collaboratively across artistic disciplines!

Participants will have the opportunity to develop new work in the class, as well work on individual, pre-existing performance ideas.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Ben Gorodetsky is a theatre maker, writer, producer, and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. He is currently a visiting lecturer in Performance Studies at UBC – Okanagan. Ben is co-creator of the critically-acclaimed, political comedy duo Folk Lordz (VICE). Some of the places Ben has taught and performed improvisation include Vienna, Ljubljana, Reunion Island, Atlanta, Detroit, Austin, Philadelphia, LA, NYC, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. He is the former Associate Artistic Director of Edmonton’s Rapid Fire Theatre. His multimedia, physical theatre performances have been presented at Movement Research at Judson Church, The Tank NYC, Living Things Festival, Expanse Festival, The Brian Webb Dance Company, Mile Zero Dance, The Gas Station Arts Centre, and SpringWorks. Ben is the winner of the 2016 Emerging Artist Award at the Mayor’s Celebration for the Arts (Edmonton, AB) and a nominee for a Canadian Comedy Award in Improv. Ben holds a BFA in Acting from the University of Alberta and an MFA in Performance and Interactive Media Arts from CUNY-Brooklyn College.

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PAST WORKSHOPS

March 6-8, 2020
Contact Improvisation with Andrew Harwood

December 22, 2019
Gaga/people with James Viveiros

December 20-21, 2019
Gaga/dancers with James Viveiros

December 9-13, 2019
Movement and Memoir Workshop with Sara Porter

October 27-30, 2019
Noguchi Taiso Workshop with Mari Osanai

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