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Training

Educational Opportunities during the 18th Annual Guelph Dance Festival!

Youth Dance Day and Teen Dance Day

Youth and Teen Dance Day takes advantage of all the great artists who are Guelph for our Festival. This wonderful training opportunity is for dancers born 1998-2005, and includes workshops, discussions, and performances.

Youth Dance Day  (born 2002-2005) – capacity 25 (dancers should have at least 2 years of dance experience)
Friday, June 3
COST: $32; add Ice Dance Workshop with Le Patin Libre on Saturday morning, 9:30 – $42
Register for Youth Dance Day through the River Run Centre

A day of great dancing experiences for the youth dancer! Learn repertory from Aeriosa and perform alongside these professional dancers at our In the Park performance!

11:45 – drop off at Hanlon Creek Park
12-3 pm – residency rehearsal with Aeriosa
3-3:15 – break
3:15-4 – tech rehearsal
4-5 pm – dinner break (bring something to eat!)
5-5:30 – pre-show call
5:30-6:30 – In the Park performance at Hanlon Creek Park
8 pm – On the Stage A: Le Patin Libre at the University of Guelph Gold Ice Rink, followed by ice dance party *

* please note: transportation is not provided from Hanlon Creek Park to the University ice rink, nor will supervision be provided at the Le Patin Libre performance. It is strongly recommended that Youth Dance Day participants have adult supervision for the 8 pm show and after party.  Ice skates will be available, but we recommend bringing your own if you have them. We also strongly recommend bringing your own helmet.

Teen Dance Day (born 1998-2001) – capacity 25 (dancers should have at least 2 years of dance experience)
Saturday, June 4
COST: $45; add Stage A and Stage B performances: $55
Register for Youth Dance Day through the River Run Centre

Workshops, performances, and discussions for the teen dancer.

9:15 – arrive at University of Guelph Gold Ice Rink
9:30-10:45 – Ice Dance Workshop with Le Patin Libre*
10:45-12 noon – Take city busy (with supervision) to Exhibition Park for lunch
12:00-1:00 – In the Park Performance
1:00-1:30 pm – walk to Guelph Youth Studios, 42 Quebec Street
1:30-2:30 – contemporary technique workshop with Suzanne Miller, accompanied by Allan Paivio
2:30-3:00 – panel discussion with Suzanne Miller and Heather Finn, physiotherapist
3:00 – pick up at Guelph Youth Studios, 42 Quebec Street

*Ice skates will be available, but we recommend bringing your own if you have them. We also strongly recommend bringing your own helmet.

For more information about Youth or Teen Dance Day, contact Catrina von Radecki ([email protected] or call 519-780-2220).

Ice Dance Workshop

Saturday, June 4, 9:30 am
University of Guelph Gold Ice Rink
Cost: $20
Register through the River Run Centre

Come onto the ice to learn some of the moves that Le Patin Libre uses in its innovative choreography. Not sure about your skating abilities? No worries…students will be grouped by ability (novice skaters, comfortable skaters, trained figure skaters) so that everyone can participate! We recommend you bring your own ice skates, but some will be available here. We also strongly recommend you bring your own helmet.

 

Skinner Releasing Workshop

Sunday, June 5, 9:30 am
Guelph Youth Studios, 42 Quebec Street, Guelph
Cost: $20
Register through the River Run Centre

Open to all ages and levels of experience, this workshop provides an introduction to the Skinner Releasing Technique. SRT offers a pioneering, inclusive approach to moving evolved from a simple principle: when we let go of habitual holding patterns we can move more freely, powerfully, and articulately. We access energy, improve strength & flexibility & awaken creativity & spontaneity. A considerable influence on leading choreographers, dancers, artists & populations of all kinds worldwide, SRT can enhance any movement style while fostering artistic sensibility and creative unfolding. The workshop will include improvisation, hands-on partner studies, diverse music worlds & image-actions as powerful tools for transformation. It is an experiential and intuitive approach, taking into account the physical body and the energies that move through and around us. For many, SRT is catalytic in their lives with multi-faceted, far-reaching effects. www.skinnerreleasing.com

Layers of comfortable-to-move-in clothing are recommended.

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