From July 8-12, this new half-day dance program has been designed for the experienced dancer, ages 13-16, who is ready for rigourous, highly-focused, and thorough dance training.
Jordana Deveau, leading dance professional and former rehearsal director for the renowned Canadian Contemporary Dance Company (a nationally acclaimed youth dance company based in Toronto), challenges and guides students through acclaimed Limón technique and C-I Training. Come learn Jordana’s dynamic movement vocabulary in a repertory class. You no longer have to travel to Toronto or New York for this outstanding level of training!
Classes are geared to the pre-professional level dancer and will feature a small student/teacher ratio and a live accompanist.
Tickets can be purchased through the River Run Centre. The cost of the program is $150 for the full week and the program will be held at the Royal City School of Ballet.
Jordana Deveau has been an active force in the Toronto dance community for over a decade. A principal performer with CCDT since 1994, her passion and skill launched her into the roles of Rehearsal Director and then Associate Artistic Director, where she trained future generations of dance artists for 7 years. Now pursuing an independent career, Jordana is the Co-Artistic Director, with Jesse Dell, of JDdance and a founding member and Rehearsal Director of Event Horizon Dance, directed by Miranda Abbott. Jordana is the co-author with Donna Krasnow, MS, of ”C-I Training: Conditioning with Imagery” documenting Krasnow’s conditioning system for dancers. She has trained in Toronto, Vancouver, New York and Vienna, and audiences have enjoyed her performances in the U.S, Europe and across Canada. She has performed in works by notable choreographers including Carol Anderson, Peggy Baker, Sidra Bell, David Earle, Kate Franklin, Margie Gillis, Andrea Nann, Roger Sinha, Holly Small, Santee Smith, and Gerry Trentham. When not on stage, she works in the community as an educator, rehearsal director and workshop facilitator.
Limón Technique: These classes are designed to introduce students to the technique of José Limón and the 7 principles of movement on which the technique is based. Students will be exposed to a variety of exercises including floor and centre work, traveling, and longer combinations or repertory from Limón’s masterpieces.
C-I Training™(conditioning-with-imagery) is a body system developed by Donna Krasnow, MS, which incorporates both conditioning exercises for muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility, as well as visualization and imagery work for neuromuscular re-patterning (or movement re-education), alignment work, and mind-body integration and connectedness.