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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. Please email info@sedadance.ca for more info.

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SAOL
with Kathy Lang

Thursdays, May 5-June 9
11am-12pm

Level 1, 55+
$115 + GST (Register for the full workshop or drop in)

Are you a beginner mover who wants to dance in a level-appropriate, stress-free class? Saol Level 1 is a fun, contemporary dance-based class for the 55+ dancer. Saol means life! Begin with gentle floor work, then move to low-impact contemporary movement and choreography. Get moving in a vibrant, supportive environment at SEDA Dance!

Saturday, May 14

Beginner Samba  2:30-3:30pm • $23
Intermediate Contempsamba  3:45-5pm • $23

Vitor Freitas is a vivacious dancer, model and actor from Brazil whose dance styles include contemporary, ballet and ballroom. He has appeared in various TV shows and a Netflix movie, and has recently performed with Victoria’s Pacific Opera. Vitor’s workshops are fun and high-energy — just like him! His Contempsamba class combines contemporary dance movement with the fun and contagious dynamic of samba. Explore a different way to move your body!

Past workshops

If you missed these workshops, don’t worry — we will be offering more soon! Email info@sedadance.ca to sign up for the SEDA newsletter to be the first to know about all our upcoming workshops!

Creating Your Self Portrait Through Dance with Kathy Lang

A choreographic workshop to support your personal exploration and self expression. Kathy will guide you through your own written text and movement vocabulary, using choreographic tools, improvisational response, and emotional translation to create your danced self portrait. You are your own muse!

Lyrical Jazz Workshop
with Tiffany Miton

Get inspired! This workshop will focus on flowing lyrical movement within jazz technique. Enjoy finding feeling and breath in the music while learning a beautiful combination!

Somatic Movement Workshop
with Juan Villegas

Juan Villegas is a Colombian Canadian dance artist and holds a degree in contemporary dance from Simon Fraser University and in industrial design from Emily Carr University. Juan has performed and toured throughout Canada, and he is currently performing in Vancouver with Kinesis Dance Somatheatro. Juan has taught movement locally and abroad and he is currently completing Body-Mind Centering’s Somatic Movement Education program in Eugene, Oregon.

The skeletal system gives our body the basic form and structure and it is composed of bones and joints. It is through these bones and joints that we can move through space and interact with our environment. We will use visualization and movement exercises to embody the skeletal system and learn principles to enhance effortless movement and help repattern alignment and any imbalances.

Mama Core Restore Series
with Jen MacDonald

During postpartum, your body is unique and has different needs than at other times during your life. MUTU Pro™ Certified, Jen MacDonald will guide you through a 6-week program to help you restore and reconnect with your pelvic floor and core. Diastasis Recti (abdominal separation), prolapse, and leaking (when you sneeze, run, exercise, or laugh) are common postpartum, but not something you have to live with forever! This series will help you gain strength and energy. Learn how to truly feel great in your new body! 

Iyengar Workshop Series for Dancers

Join dancer and Iyengar teacher Brandy Baybutt for our second workshop of the series. In this workshop, we will work with awakening awareness in the back body by moving into back extensions with coherent actions that support and lengthen the spine. While turning the focus to our backs, we will explore the freedom that can come to the chest, or emotional centre.

Improv with Kiera Shaw

Connect to the joy of moving! Movement research is centred on play, imagery, and presence. Class is structured in guided improvisation, providing dancers the opportunity to explore how they want to move. Exercises are rooted in imagery, action, and sensation as we play, get curious, and connect to the joy of moving!

Kiera offers tasks intended to amplify presence, and cultivate curiosity and exploration in movement. There will be times of connecting to our stamina and athleticism as well as soft stillness. A primary focus will be to create a space where we can discover our wants, desires, and impulses as we move.

Classes will each have a different intention and focus to explore, keeping it fresh for those who come regularly and accessible for drop-ins.

Creative Exploration
with Makaila Wallace

A workshop series to explore, create and play. Open to non-dancers who want to move! You will be guided in a more structured environment through elements of improvisation, spatial and body awareness, personal creation and music interpretation. Join Makaila if you love to move!

Photo: Michael Slobodian