Toronto Dance Community LOVE-IN presents MOVING VOICE/VOICE BODY with Gerry Trentham, March 27-31st

MOVING VOICE/VOICE BODY with Gerry Trentham (TO)

This workshop is designed to synthesize physical and vocal work to unearth a deeper presence and enliven the creative practice.

Vocal training can provide artists with a range of vocal choices from an audible natural voice to an embodied theatrical performance.

For twenty years, Gerry Trentham has researched the most effective way to transform the dancer presence into text and actor presence into movement. Whether used on stage or elsewhere, the training builds confidence in speech and helps unearth the artist’s voice, both practically and metaphorically.

Dancemakers Centre for Creation, Studio 313
March 27-31, 2017
$75/week or $15 to drop-in
Discount opportunity: $70 for whole week with pre-registration by emailing an e-transfer to before the 1st day!

For further information about the workshop, click here

This workshop is OPEN.
Informative for performers of all forms including art enthusiasts.

Dance Immersion presents Dramatugy with Funmi Adewole – March 10th and 11th at Artscape Youngplace

Join international practitioner Funmi Adewole, in an intensive 2 part session focussed on the development of choreographic voice. Enrolment is limited to eight choreographers.

About Funmi Adewole
Funmi Adewole is a lecturer, performer, writer and dramaturge. She began her career in Nigeria as a freelance media practitioner, radio actress and performance poet. She moved into theatrical performance on relocating to England in 1994. Her performance credits include tours with Horse and Bamboo Mask and Puppetry Company, Adzido Pan-African Dance Ensemble, Ritual Arts, Banner Theatre and the Chomondeleys.

She has also worked as an arts project manager and was a chair of the Association of Dance of the African Diaspora (now part of One Dance UK).  Funmi holds a M.A in Post-colonial Studies and a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education. She is presently completing a PhD in Dance Studies at De Montfort University, Leicester and starting an Early Career Fellowship at the same university. She lectures in the areas of dance history, African dance aesthetics in theatrical dance practice and intercultural choreography, and Arts and Festivals.

1ST SESSION ~ Lecture
Crafting from Constellations: Diaspora dance and dramaturgy.
A lecture on the origins of dance dramaturgy.
Friday March 10, 2017 –
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Artscape Yongeplace:
180 Shaw Street, Delta Studios ( Shaw & Queen)

2ND SESSION ~ Workshop
This workshop incorporates group discussion, movement and composition tasks.
Limit of 8 Choregraphers
Saturday March 11, 2017
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
The Dance Annex
527 Bloor Street West, 2nd floor (Bathurst & Bloor)

Choreographers who wish to participate in this hands on workshop MUST SENT to

  • name, email address, and contact number.
  • a short paragraph describing specific challenges you would like to address
  • a clip of work up to 10 minutes illustrating the area in question

2 sessions: $60.00
Lecture: $20.00
Workshop: $50.00
Payment to be made onsite  by cash or email transfer to:

RUN THE FLEX, a six week hip-hop training program begins March 18 at Dance Teq

Geared towards beginner adult dancers, RUN THE FLEX is a new 6-week hip hop training program for those who want to excel, have fun, and sweat it out, led by choreographer Aaron Aquino-Annobil (The Underground Dance Centre, The Male Initiative).

The program RUN THE FLEX offers
– 2 hours of training per week.
– an opportunity to learn old school party grooves, today’s hottest dance moves and choreography.
– enhance your  musicality and performance.
– exclusive end of session concept video.
– personalized feedback
– enhanced confidence as a dancer!
Space is limited. Register by email:
PLEASE NOTE: The program is designed for adult dancers with 0-2 years of experience.

Auditions for ProArte Danza’s Summer Apprentice Program are this Sunday, February 26th




ProArteDanza’s APPRENTICE Program is a unique summer training intensive (July 31st to August 26th) for pre-professional dancers (ages 18+).

The program includes:
– 5.5.days per week of training for 4 weeks
– 5-6 hours of training per day
– A new choreographic creation
– Learning ProArteDanza’s repertoire
– Ballet tutoring
– 1 dress rehearsal at the Fleck Theatre
– 3 shows at the Fleck Theatre
– All costumes and props
– Video footage of rehearsals and performance

To be considered for an audition please email

Breakaway Entertainment Presents a Broadway Jazz Master Class Series on January 15th

Breakaway Entertainment is offering a Broadway Jazz and Musical TheatreMaster Class Series featuring Broadway’s Nikki Snelson. Snelson originated the role of Brooke Wyndam in Legally Blonde.  She will be joined by Broadway luminaries Ben Cameron and Eric Stretch.

The Broadway Jazz and Musical Theatre Master Class takes place on Sunday January 15th 2017 from 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM, at Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, 509 Parliament Street, between Carlton and Winchester Streets.

The workshop registration fee  is $75 for three classes.

A $30 individual class rate available via email:

For more information email or visit their website or Facebook event page.

Registration for the full set of classes may be booked via eventbrite.

Breakaway Entertainment Present’s Broadway Jazz Master Class Series

Broadway’s Nikki Snelson (originated the role of Brooke Wyndam Legally Blonde), Ben Cameron and Eric Stretch!Join Breakaway Entertainment for an afternoon of Broadway Jazz and Musical Theatre. Master Class workshop to held on Sunday January 15th 2017 from 2pm-5:30pm, at 509 Studios – home of the Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre.

Reserve you spot today, workshop registration fee only $75 for all three classes!!! ($30 individual class rate available via email –
For more information email or visit, Facebook Event:


Dancer Transition Resource Centre: on the MOVE

on the MOVE is a FREE professional development event for graduating students and emerging dance artists of all genres. Dancer Transition Resource Centre welcomes you into the professional community with lively panels, workshops and networking activities.

Success, in the business of dance, will extend beyond what you’ve learned in studio. It’s everything you need to know to get the edge on your dance career!


Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

Lower Lobby & O’Keefe Lounge (downstairs)

1 Front Street

January 20, 2017

9:00am – 4:30pm

Registration closes: January 16, 2017 at 11:59pm

To register CLICK HERE.

Toronto Dance Community Love-In and Alias Dance Project Co-Present Two Workshops at Dovercourt House


Toronto Dance Community Love-In and Alias Dance Project have joined forces to present two FIERCE workshops at Dovercourt House this week and next.

From November 21- 25, renowned teacher and dancer Peter Jasko (Slovakia) gives a one week workshop on movement intelligence.  Below, he describes the classes in his own words:

“My class is about working with powerful/fragile physicality. The focus of the class is to develop different movement. I want to play with  different tools and qualities of the movement, such a rebound, flow, fractions, shaking and much more. My inspiration for the class comes from every living moment that I sense in my life. We start class with full power exercises by playing games. These exercises wake up the body and mind. Improvisation or Open dancing, will be tools to start from. Later we slow down and focus on the short exercises  based on isolations and polyrhythmic. I want to support  action and fearlessness… Thinking body.. In a playful environment.  I want to work with instinct and mind at the same time to discover different  kinds of movement possibilities. I want to open the curiosity and creativity, for a dancer to raise, their movement skills.The class will demand physical ongoing tries and openness to resolve any kind of situations that will happen in the moment of this process.The point of my class is to develop trust among the group and build safe conclusions to difficult actions.”

From November 28 to December 2ndRakesh Sukesh (India) gives a week-long workshop on Payatt INtransit, a contemporary movement technique that combines movement principles from the ancient Indian martial art form of Kalaripayattu with Hatha yoga practices like Asana and Pranayama, as well as dynamic kundalini yoga and energy work to stimulate the source of energy in the body. It trains practitioners in a safe13063050_801672269963979_8477975782636015061_o-1-768x512, organic and yet rigorous way to become more confident, soft, relaxed, flexible and powerful, teaching  movers to be quick in their reflexes, at the same time guiding them towards cultivating a constant inner calm.

The workshops  are open to professionals and humans with mover experience!

Peter Jasko – November 21-25, 2016

Rakesh Sukesh – November 28 – December 2, 2016

Dovercourt House,
805 Dovercourt Road
$15/class, $75/week, $70 pre-registration with e-transfer to

Workshop Series: Idiosyncratic Performance Making with Jacob Zimmer



Director, dramaturge and creator Jacob Zimmer makes idiosyncratic theatre and podcasts and designs processes for finding better questions.  He’s the founding director of Small Wooden Shoe Planning and Performance, a partner at Intervene Design and faculty member in Leadership Development at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. He also collaborates with Public Recordings, Dancemakers, Secret Theatre and others.

Zimmer will combine Anne Bogart’s Viewpoints, Laban Efforts, Jonathan Burrows composition strategies and his own diverse performance background in collaboration and creation in a series of workshops on performance-making at Dancemakers Theatre.

Zimmer will work on building awareness, presence, attention and curiosity with a big dose of pleasure.
The workshop is great for anyone who works in devised and/or collaborative performance and folks who want to add some play and surprise to their work.

Zimmer uses personalized approaches to expand  range in generating gestures and making physical choices. He’ll work through personal exploration, group improvisation and creating physical material while staying open, available and curious.

No experience necessary, as long as you’re willing to move.

Workshop 1 focuses on physical and improvisation practices.
Tuesday November 22 &  Wednesday November 23
10 AM –4 PM

Workshop 2 focuses on creation and collaboration.
Thursday  November 24 & Friday November 25
10 AM -4 PM

$120 per workshop
$200 for both
($50 deposit either way)

Dancemakers Theatre
Studio 313, 9 Trinity Street, Toronto’s Historic Distillery District MAP


* If financial resources are the only barriers to participating, get in touch.

Want to apply for arstVest? Workshops are available in North York, Scarborough and Downtown!


artsVest  is  Business for the Arts national flagship program that works directly with small to mid-sized arts organizations, equipping them with in-depth training, tools, and mentorship relationships. These components are thoughtfully created to build sustainable partnerships between arts and businesses and to spark sponsorship opportunities.

As an added incentive, artsVest participants can apply for matching grants -Business for the Arts matches every one dollar raised in sponsorship with another dollar – doubling your organization’s sponsorship opportunity.  The program continues in Toronto for its fourth year from 2016-2017, providing local arts cultural organizations with:

-Free live sponsorship training workshop
-Individualized mentorship sessions with Canada’s top sponsorship experts
-Peer-to-Peer training workshops
-Webinars, marketing and branding tutorials
-Access to our 6-module e-Learning sponsorship course
-A resource bank of sponsorship tools and templates

A total of $330,000 in matching incentive grants is available to selected participants in Toronto who secure sponsorship from businesses throughout the 10-month program. Combined with those sponsorship dollars, this translates to a potential investment impact of at least $660,000 into Toronto’s cultural economy over the period of one program year.

To learn more about artsVest Toronto and how to apply, join them for their Sponsorship Workshops and Information Sessions.   The workshops are FREE but registration in advance is required.

Beginner/Intermediate Workshop + Information Session

Saturday, November 5th, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Centennial Library Auditorium
578 Finch Avenue West, Toronto, ON

Beginner/Intermediate Workshop + Information Session

Thursday, November 10th, 9:30 am-1:30 pm
Lillian Smith Toronto Public Library, Basement Auditorium
239 College St, Toronto, ON M5T 1R5

Advanced Session for Experienced Sponsorship Practitioners + Information Session

Thursday, November 10, 12:30pm-3:30pm
Lillian Smith Toronto Public Library, Basement Auditorium
239 College St, Toronto, ON M5T 1R5

Beginner/Intermediate Workshop + Information Session

Saturday, November 12th | 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Scarborough Arts
1859 Kingston Road, Scarborough, ON

Please note that your attendance at either the Beginner / Intermediate or Advanced Sponsorship Workshop and the Information Session is required if you intend to apply for artsVest 2016-17!

To register, click HERE