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Dance with Kathy

Kathy’s interest in the diversity and expression of the contemporary dance form makes her a highly sought-after teacher in the B.C. dance community. Kathy is an intuitive, experienced teacher who brings energy, humour and compassion to her classes. Trained in both RAD and ISTD Ballet, Kathy holds contemporary dance foundations in Limón, Horton, and Graham technique, as well as a diversity towards a European style of contemporary dance evolution.

What SEDA Offers

• Highly qualified professional teachers

• Introductory through professional-level classes for adults, including contemporary, ballet, barre and conditioning

• Workshops in Boing Boing, Gaga, improv, and contact improv

• Choreographic mentorships and skill building

• Elder classes

• Company opportunities

• A nice, long dance season!

• Performance opportunities

• Drop-ins

• 10% discount for full-time students on registered full-year courses

• Private lessons and coaching

• Flexible payment options

• Free parking

• Great central location!

Your space

Classes for the 2019/2020 season will be held at Saint Barnabas Church Hall. This large, open studio is a light-filled space that’s centrally located at 1525 Begbie Street, Victoria, with lots of free parking!

 

CLASS LEVEL DESCRIPTIONS
Beginner: No experience necessary
Intermediate: 3 years minimum dance training
Advanced: For the experienced dancer, or at the discretion of the teacher

 

DROP-INS
Single dance class drop-in: $20 (includes GST)
Workshop drop-in: $24 (includes GST)

5 and 10-class punch cards are also available for your convenience.

While classes are progressive, drop-ins are accepted, space permitting. Students may drop in to any dance class with the exception of Choreography and Third Canvas rehearsals.

 

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITY
Dance is an art form that exists in the moment. The only way to share our art is to offer live performance. Whether you are a brave beginner or an advanced dancer, each class will have the opportunity for performance! 

Some classes will include choreography and rehearsals for performance. In some cases, adding a rehearsal block for performance in order to maintain classwork will be an option discussed with the class. Students may opt out of performance, but notice must be given well in advance. Once you have committed to performing, attendance is extremely important!

We will have one show towards the end of the dance calendar in May or June (TBA), as well as performance opportunities throughout the year.

There are no extra charges for dancers to perform. Dancers will be responsible for their own costume costs, which will be kept to a minimum.

The Third Canvas Dance Company will run as per contract on an individual basis.

 

Your 2019/2020 Classes

CONTEMPORARY
1.25-1.5 hrs  (Performance optional)

From floor to flying! A class of dynamic and organic movement based on the fusion of contemporary Limóne, Graham and Horton techniques using weight, path, and space. With care and humour, Kathy will take you through a structured technique class with lots of engaging choreography and movement exploration. 

3 levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced + Company 

OPEN CONTEMPORARY CLASS
1.5 hrs  (No Performance)

An open contemporary dance class with a warm weekend vibe to add to the week’s training, featuring new  choreography each week! Please note studio location for this Saturday class:
October 5: Solwood Studio (1303 Broad Street)
October 12: Pirouette Dance (2033 Belmont Avenue)
December 7: Solwood Studio (1303 Broad Street)
December 14: Solwood Studio (1303 Broad Street)

Level: Intermediate /Advanced + Company

CONTEMPORARY BARRE & CONDITIONING
1 hr  (No Performance)

A one-hour contemporary movement class — at the barre! With contemporary and ballet technique, we’ll strengthen the core using the spine and torso. This is the ultimate stretch and strength barre class, incorporating exercises in a contemporary genre, including floor barre, to build a strong, fit body. 

BALLET
1.25-1.5 hrs  (Performance optional)

Strength, flexibility and grace will lead this ballet technique class as we move through our ballet barre, creative centre practice, strength-building jumps, and lovely classical choreography. 

2 Levels: Beginner and Intermediate 

IMPROVISATION
1.5 hrs  (No Performance)

With choreographic guidance, follow your movement impulses, leading to discoveries of theme, space, partnering, and contact.

2 Levels: Beginner/Intermediate and Advanced 

CONTACT IMPROV
1.5 hr  (No Performance)

Guidance in the various stages of contact with the floor and your dance partner, exploring weight sharing, and shape sharing through positive and negative space. 

1 Level: Intermediate/Advanced 

SAOL (The artists formerly known as Rust)
1.25 hr  (Performance optional)

Saol means life! This fun, contemporary dance-based class is for the 55+ dancer. Begin with gentle floor movement, then move to low-impact contemporary movement and choreography.  

2 Levels: Beginner and Intermediate 

CHOREOGRAPHY MENTORSHIP
1.5 hrs  (Performance optional)

Using an intricate toolkit of Laban concepts and theme development, Kathy supports choreographers to explore what is possible and to step out of comfortable movement patterns to take their ideas to the next level.  

Level 1 Skills and Mentorship: For dancers new to choreography 

Level 2 Emerging Choreographers: Advanced (Upon permission of Kathy Lang)

WORKSHOPS
(No Performance)
Contemporary Barre & Conditioning, Gaga, Boing Boing, gyrokinesis, pilates, contact improv, beginner improv … Check out the Workshops page for more details.

YOGA
(No Performance)
Yoga classes are an excellent addition to any dancer’s schedule! Classes are led by yoga instructor Nazli Khosravi.

• Monday evenings: “Release. Rest. Renew” — A fusion of yin-style yoga poses to release and stretch, finishing class with a yoga Nidra (yogic sleep), a deep relaxation practice.
• Tuesday mornings: “Wild at Heart” — Start your morning with a series of yoga poses to warm up, wake up, stretch and strengthen your body, calm the mind and refresh the soul! A heart-opening practice to greet the day.
• Fridays: “Conditioning: Yoga meets Bootcamp” — A blend of yoga poses and functional mobility to add strength, stability, core work and a wider range of motion, all combined with the yogic principles of mindfulness and breathwork.

YOUTH CONTEMPORARY with Kathy Lang
Visit Ballet Victoria for class information.

PRIVATE LESSONS
For more information, please email Kathy at info@sedadance.ca