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Guelph Dance

2017 Festival Workshops

Register right here for our 2017 Festival classes!


Masterclasses with Suzette Sherman

Wednesday, May 31, 10:30 am-12 pm, followed by an open rehearsal, 12:30-1:30
Friday, June 2, 10:30 am-12 pm
Sunday, June 4, 10:30-11:30 am
Cost: $10 
Guelph Youth Studios
42 Quebec Street

Suzette Sherman’s technique classes, in the language of David Earle, are appropriate for intermediate and up dancers. Suzette is our Artist in Residence this year, and we are able to offer these workshops at a reduced rate with the generous support of the Canada Council.

OURO Approach Workshop for Teens

Sunday, June 4, 9:30-11:00 am
Cost: $20
Guelph Youth Music Centre
75 Cardigan Street

All five members of OURO Collective teach this workshop which begins with each member leading participants in their specific dance style (hip hop, breaking, waacking and contemporary). In the second part of the workshop members of the collective will introduce students to the various choreographic concepts used in the creation of their work. Please bring comfortable shoes.

Hoop Dance Workshop with Lisa Odjig

Sunday, June 4, 1:00-2:00 pm
Cost: pay-what-you-can; no need to register….just come on out to the Park!
Exhibition Park, London Road West, Guelph, ON

Learn and have fun with two-time world hoop dance champion Lisa Odjig, who teaches this workshop immediately following her ‘In the Park’ performance on Sunday. The Hoop Dance is a story telling dance where the hoops create formations, designs and symbols of nature. It’s traditionally known as a healing dance and a celebration of life dance. Come dance with the circle of life and create fun designs. Catch the spirit!

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