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Workshops

SEDA Dance is excited to offer a variety of workshops throughout the year, featuring some of Victoria's best instructors. Workshops are a separate registration. SEDA students registered for the full year with a minimum of 3 hours of classes per week will receive a discount code to use when registering for any workshop! Email info@sedadance.ca to receive your code.

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Boing Boing with Susan Elliot

4-week workshop: Thursdays, September 12 to October 3  |  6:30-8:00pm
$80 + GST

Somatic movement aka “boing boing.” This class is focused on bringing attention to breath and sensory body in order to move with ease, complexity and longevity. Inspired by the beloved, long-running classes developed by Vancouver’s Jane Ellison, “Boing” classes incorporate deep release and supported strength leading to an energetic joyous 20 minutes of dancing! 

Susan Elliott’s dance career has spanned three decades and incorporates many different training techniques, but is primarily based in contemporary dance heavily saturated with her training in voice, martial arts, yoga and contact improvisation. She has taught Boing Boing since 1994.

Contemporary Barre & Conditioning with Kathy Lang

4-week workshop: Thursdays, October 10 to 31  |  6:30-8pm
$80 + GST

A 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. 

 

 

COMING THIS FALL/WINTER

PILATES FOR DANCERS: Efficiency vs. Effort with Carolyn Farquhar
4-week workshop: Thursdays, November 7 to 28  |  6:30-8pm

Strength, flexibility, balance… The human body in motion is fascinating! In this workshop, we will use the Pilates mat repertoire to dive into mind/body integration, the power of using imagery and opposition energy to achieve “exciting” movement, and a deeper comprehension of how to source safe, efficient and powerful movement.

Caroline approaches Pilates as the ideal foundation for each individual to source their best physical condition: whether they are recovering from injury, dealing with chronic pain, or striving to put the pieces together for their best athletic performance. She first came to Pilates with chronic lower back pain during her performing dance career, and has found Pilates endlessly inspiring ever since. Caroline has taught in studios and clinics across London, UK with a strong focus on physical rehabilitation, as well as working with clients from all walks of life and athletic ability, and pre/post-natal exercise. Back on the west coast, she is currently teaching through Rise Health Clinic & Fix Healthcare. Caroline brings a wealth of experience, understanding, and positivity — knowing that the human body is capable of greater change, recovery and performance than we sometimes believe is possible.

SONDER: Improvisation & Contact
3-week workshop: December 7 to 19
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
$60 + GST

Sonder — The realization that each passerby has a life as vivid and complex as one’s own.

 

 

COMING IN 2020

GYROKINESIS with Kim Tuson
4-week workshop: Thursdays, January 9 to 30  |  6:30-8pm

The GYROKINESIS© method, also known as “yoga for dancers,” is a movement practice that gently works the entire body, opening energy pathways, stimulating the nervous system, increasing range of motion and creating functional strength through rhythmic, flowing movement sequences. It’s an original and unique system which has its roots in yoga, Tai Chi, gymnastics and dance. The method is accessible and practiced by people from all walks of life.  |  Native to Victoria, Kimberly Tuson is a BFA dance graduate from Simon Fraser University who has danced professionally with several of Canada’s leading choreographers over the past 20 years. She is a certified personal trainer in the GYROTONIC© and GYROKINESIS© method, as well as a practitioner of Jin Shin Do© Japanese acupressure and body, mind processing. Visit kimtuson.com for more information.

DANCE-YOGA WORKSHOPS with Human Compass Creative

Kathy Lang and guest collaborators support individuals in their artistic and holistic practices with workshops and classes ranging the spectrum of yoga, mindfulness support, artistic creation and contemporary dance movement. Please email info@sedadance.ca for information.

GYROKINESIS

CONTEMPORARY TECHNIQUE

GAGA

IMPROV & CONTACT IMPROV

PILATES