The event is this Saturday, September 16th! Here are the details from The Dance Centre’s Facebook page:
Our annual Open House offers a chance to experience a host of different dance styles in a day of free classes, workshops, studio showings and events at Scotiabank Dance Centre, Canada’s flagship dance facility. FREE Admission!
Schedule of Events
Pre-registration is not required.
Classes are suitable for all levels, including beginner.
11am-12 noon Studio Showing: a new work in progress by contemporary/urban dance artist Ralph Escamillan
11am-12 noon Class: Bellydance with Maki Middle Eastern Dance
11am-12 noon Workshop: Screening and Conditioning for Injury Prevention with Stuart Anderson and Beverly Bagg, Anderson Performance Clinic. A practical workshop on identifying common dance injuries, what you can do to prevent them, and when to seek professional help. (Bring a yoga mat if you have one.)
11.30am-1pm Class: Nia with Jasjit Rai
12.30-1.30pm Open Rehearsal: Joshua Beamish/MOVETHECOMPANY rehearse Beamish’s upcoming Saudade
12.30-1.30pm Class: Hawaiian hula dance with Wailele Wai Wai
12.30-1.30pm Talk: Introduction to Mental Performance Coaching with Stuart Anderson, Anderson Performance Clinic. A discussion on principles of performance psychology: part 1 (12.30pm) Dealing with Performance Anxiety, and part 2 (1pm) Introduction to Visualization Techniques.
1-2pm Class: Highland dance with Susan Nase, Shot of Scotch
1.45-3.15pm Class: Ballet with Linda Arkelian
2-3pm Class: Contemporary dance with MOVETHECOMPANY’s Timothy Stickney (Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater)
2-3pm Performance: Hip hop and urban dance with Project Soul, one of Vancouver’s most highly regarded street dance crews.
2.30-3.30pm Class: Salsa with Julio Borgwardt
2.30-3.30pm Class: Pow Wow with Jessica McMann, Raven Spirit Dance
3.30-4.30pm Class: Pilates mat work with Noam Gagnon/Beyond Pilates (Please bring your own mat.)
3.30-4.30pm Class: Hip hop and urban dance with Jojo Zolina
4-5pm Class: Flamenco with Kasandra Flamenco
Petra Zanki 365/photo Kate Shin
4-5pm Performance: 365 by Croatian choreographer Petra Zanki is a gradually unfolding, profound reflection based on an autobiographical collection of notes and poems written over the course of one year. Zanki works with light, text, reflection, and gently unfurling movement, resulting in a visual poem for one body that is both gentle and intense in its execution.
Running throughout the day:
Vancouver Ballet Society library features a selection of materials from the archive with a special focus on the past 40 years of Dance International magazine. Pulling issues from the archive going all the way back to the 1970s, you will see a rich history of international dance writing from a Vancouver perspective
The Open House is presented with the support of Scotiabank.
Photo: Project Soul/Keystone Foto Ltd