Mile Zero Dance Society
Classes and Workshops
Mile Zero Dance offers a variety of free (or by donation) classes and workshops.
Zoom classes are live, require limited space, and suited for a variety of skill levels.
Registration is required.
Garuda Matwork with Raena Waddell
Mondays at 7 PM MDT
Wednesdays at 10 AM MDT
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. Expect a total body workout in a safe environment with thoughtful instruction.
Breaking with Creeasian
Wednesdays at 7 PM MDT
MZD Associate Artist Matthew Creeasian is a professional DJ and dancer, youth educator and member of Juno Award winner A Tribe Called Red. When it comes to dance, he doesn’t limit himself to a specific genre or construct, but blends movements inspired by his indigenous roots and modern hip-hop. His goal is to help students unlock the freedom of movement, and his classes will help you to find a groove and perfect a formula – no matter what your skill level is!
Disaster Class, with Justin Calvadores
Tuesdays, November 3 & 10 – 10 AM MDT
Justin Calvadores is a second generation Filipino-Canadian freelance dance artist based in Vancouver BC, the lands of the Squamish, Tseil-Waututh, and Musqueam First Nations. In 2018/19 they apprenticed for Ballet BC under the directorship of Emily Molnar and they most recently danced with Ballet Edmonton under the leadership of Wen Wei Wang and Karissa Berry.
Disaster Class, with Deviani Bonilla
Saturdays, November 7 & 14 – 1 PM MDT
Deviani Bonilla (she/her) is emerging as a choreographer, dancer, and collaborator. With a background in different styles of dance, she has performed as a dancer with the National Folk-Dance Company and Mexican Folk-Dance Company, touring national-wide in her natal México.
Disaster Class, with Richard Lee
Tuesdays, November 17 & 24 – 10 AM MDT
Richard is a performer, creator, and educator based in Amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton). In addition to B.F.A. in Acting from the University of Alberta, he has independently trained in contemporary dance across North America and Europe. In 2015, he was honoured with a Sterling Award for his work on The Antyssey, co-written with Joel Crichton.
Disaster Class, with Gerry Morita
Saturday, November 21 – 1 PM MDT
Gerry Morita is originally from rural Saskatchewan, and holds a BA in Dance from Simon Fraser University and an MFA in Theatre Practice from University of Alberta. She has lived and worked in Vancouver, Montréal, and Tokyo as a dancer, choreographer, performance artist and teacher before moving to Edmonton and becoming Mile Zero Dance’s Artistic Director in 2006.
Registration is required for all online zoom classes.