DANCEON Series

Introducing the DanceON Series.

2021 is not a regular year for any of us. The pandemic has completely reshaped the landscape of dance in Ontario. As such, we’ve had to completely redefine the way we support the dance community. The DanceON Series is our way of doing just that.

Dance stops for nothing, because it can adapt to anything. While dance can no longer bring people together in person, we can still come together virtually to support dance.

The series will consist of monthly workshops, show and share sessions, and expert Q&A’s. Featuring voices from across the dance community, these events will be a place for our members to learn, connect, and most importantly: dance.

We know that we can’t bring back the dance world of the past until it’s safe to do so, but we hope the DanceON Series will bring back the physical, mental, and emotional benefits that come with being a part of the dance community.

So dance on, Ontario. We’re right here with you.

Coming Up

CONSIDERATIONS FOR TRAINING AT HOME WITH PIVOT DANCER

Still struggling to adapt to the at-home dance environment? You’re NOT alone! Pivot Dancer, a virtual dance knowledge sharing platform, is ready to answer your most pressing questions on how to best adapt to dancing at home. Physiotherapists Dinah Hampson and Geneviève Renaud will help you navigate everything from maintaining strength and agility during the pandemic, to how to prevent injuries while dancing and working from home; They’ve got you covered!
 
Join us for another Ask the Experts, “Considerations for Training from Home”, by posing all of your questions here 
 
Ask away and keep an eye out for Pivot Dancer’s responses on our website! #ComeDanceWithUs #DanceON
 
 

GOING DIGITAL WITH YASMINA RAMZY

The constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic have been challenging within the arts sector, but it’s how we respond that makes the Dance Ontario community so strong and resilient.  Join us on April 21 from 2-3:30pm for another Monthly Community Workshop as a part of the DanceON series, “Going Digital” with Yasmina Ramzy.  Tune in for tutorials on all things virtual— from live classes and rehearsals to online performances and video editing. Yasmina will guide you through this new digital landscape we are all now facing.

Register to secure your spot here

Date: Wednesday, April 21st, 2021 

Time: 2-3:30pm

Place: ZOOM

Cost: FREE to all Dance Ontario members 

About the Facilitator:

 

Since 1981, Yasmina Ramzy has created more than 200 ensemble choreographies for 25 dance companies in Canada and the U.S. She is currently director of four successful dance companies—three of which are run fully online, with members from four different countries. Yasmina has adapted to meet the new digital landscape and started teaching online in 2018. In 2020, Yasmina produced 20 online performance videos with ensembles of dancers and musicians in different countries.

 

Over the course of her career, Yasmina has taught in more than 65 cities and produced 10 large international dance and music festivals, featuring discussions on Middle Eastern dance. In the festivals she presented some 1000 international solo and ensemble dance artists and more than 50 master teachers.

 

After receiving essential training from various teachers in Egypt and Syria, Yasmina performed extensively throughout the Middle East, primarily with the master musicians of Syria. She has created 10 full-length six-day productions, each featuring as many as 45 dancers and musicians. Her main dance company, Arabesque, previously toured in the U.S., Greece, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria and across Canada

 

Offerings

DanceON: Monthly Community Workshops

Miss being able to connect with your peers? Don’t worry. We do too.

Which is why we created a series of monthly workshops, covering topics spanning from Indigenous Education, to Dance Photography, to training sessions on converting your practice to online operation.

Being able to hear from and connect with other dancers is a vital growing and learning experience that the current landscape is depriving too many of our members of.

So if you find yourself missing all things dance: tune in. Check our social channels for the latest information about upcoming workshops and how to register. We can’t wait to see you there.

DanceON: Show and Share Sessions

Miss the shows? We’ve got you covered.

Meet the Show and Share Sessions. Our way of helping you continue to explore emerging talent, support local artists, and enjoy the thrill of dance.

Performers from across Ontario of all styles tune in to perform work in progress shows, benefitting from both the feedback of the audience, and receiving 100% of all ticket revenue.

Members will be notified of scheduled Show and Share Sessions. Information will also be posted on our social channels – so stay tuned!

DanceON: Ask an Expert

Miss the immediacy and satisfaction of being able to work through challenges and questions with the dance experts you respect? We’re on it.

Introducing the DanceON Expert Q&A’s. Our way of helping connect your dance questions with the dance experts who can answer them.

Whether you’re trying to navigate the nuances of insurance, music rights, or funding opportunities – DanceON Q&A’s are there to ensure you don’t have to confront a remedy on your own.

Follow us on our social channels to stay informed on upcoming Q&A’s and how to submit a question to our featured experts.

Sign Up Today.

The DanceON Series is available to all Dance Ontario members. To become a member today and gain access to the full offerings of the series as well as a wide-range of other benefits, visit our membership page.