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Fundamentals of Dance I

Brand new to dance? Do you want to learn something new with others who have never taken a dance class? Our Fundamentals of Contemporary Dance I classes are aimed at newcomers to dance. All you need is enthusiasm! Designed for the beginner dancer with a curiosity for modern/contemporary dance, Fundamentals I builds on basic movement principles and progresses to more challenging exercises. This is a foundation class to better prepare you for more advanced techniques. It allows beginners to experience the sheer joy of dance and introduces integral concepts like body awareness, alignment, strength, flexibility, and endurance. Rooted in Graham technique, the class explores principles like contraction, release, and spiral. Skill and self-confidence are developed in a gracious, fun, and open environment.

Designed for complete beginners, this course serves as an ideal starting point to take your first steps in dance. Students are guided through the key principles of contemporary dance in relaxed and informative classes, which provide participants with a sound knowledge of the basic technique, movement vocabulary, coordination, and confidence.

“I had the wonderful opportunity to pursue the Fundamentals of Contemporary Dance I this past winter! Though I’d had no background or experience with modern dance, I was made to feel welcome and at ease. The instructor showed patience and support, as well as great energy and enthusiasm, especially when it came to learning difficult dance steps.” – Don Cheff

Fundamentals of Dance II

Ready to take the next step? Our Fundamentals of Contemporary Dance II classes are aimed at those dancers who have completed at least one term of Fundamentals I or have some background in dance. Designed for the dancer ready to move further with their training, Fundamentals II goes beyond the basics to tackle more complex and challenging floor work, standing movement phrases, and travelling combinations, as well as to emphasize performance qualities and expression.

Course Dates

Fundamentals of Dance I

Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Fall: September 12 – November 28, 2017
Winter: January 9 – March 27, 2018
Spring: April 3 – June 12, 2018

Fundamentals of Dance II

Tuesdays 8:15 – 9:45 pm

Fall: September 12 – November 28, 2017
Winter: January 9 – March 27, 2018
Spring: April 3 – June 12, 2018

Teacher

MEGAN NADAIN

Megan Nadain, a native of North Vancouver, British Columbia, is a Toronto-based dancer, choreographer and dance educator. She is a graduate of The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, for which she received scholarships from the School, the Hnatyshyn Foundation and the BC Arts Council…[read more]

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