Classes and Workshops

Info/Registration: 780 424 1573
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All classes take place at
Spazio Performativo,
10816 95 Street

Take the #5 bus

Street parking available


CLASSES

Classes run January 13 – March 25, 2020 unless otherwise stated. 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

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)

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 – March 25 (13 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 -March 25 (13 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

Interdisciplinary Improvisation 

Sat 4-7pm
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

WORKSHOPS

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

MZD MOVEMENT INTENSIVES

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


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.

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PAST WORKSHOPS

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