Training - Class
Our fall registrations are now open! You can register for our classes on line through our website at www.joyofdance.ca, through our app or by calling 416-406-3262. Hurry as spaces are limited!
MOVING MEDITATION with Denise Fujiwara - through Zoom
If you would like to experience the benefits of meditation, but you’ve done enough sitting (in front of a screen) and you’d prefer to stretch out and move, this might be something for you.
In these sessions we develop a mindful movement practice that facilitates awareness, embodied presence, agility and creativity.
Ground Ignite Aim Unite is our newest online series. Sundays in October we should spend together. So here's how!
Come dance in this 4-week series of movement exploration led by Bonnie Kim, Lisa Emmons and Mayumi Lashbrook. With assistance from mentee Leilani Bowery. We'll be in Zoom land from 10-3pm every Sunday in October and we hope to meet you there!
EARLY BIRD pricing is active now until September 15th so don't snooze on this!!!
EXUDE training module launched in January 2020 as a place for emerging dancers to gather and train. Although we can’t gather in studio together yet due to COVID-19 restrictions - let’s come together - online - to continue training, and keep connected with each other.
Kylie Thompson Dance is committed to creating safe spaces that are open and welcoming to all walks of life. We warmly welcome members of the BIPOC community and of the LGBTQ+ community.
Progressing Ballet Technique is an innovative dance conditioning program developed by Marie Walton-Mahon in Australia. This training system develops a dancer’s muscle memory to improve their core stability, weight placement and alignment, as well as over-all strength and control. Dancers perform exercises using a fitness ball or resistance band. The tools give the dancer immediate feedback on their alignment while training specific muscle groups and coordinations required for ballet and other dance forms.
Explore different styles, perspectives, and the meanings behind First Nations’ dances with Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo. Taking inspiration from cultural perspectives and practices, we will combine the past, present and future to create an understanding of this land through dance.
Through warm-up exercises and sequences of movement specific to Virginie’s creations, the class will evolve towards the learning of an extract of Les corps avalés. Beyond the execution, what interests Virginie is accessibility to the human; the interpreter does not play a role, they are here and now, sometimes vulnerable, sometimes strong, but always true.
Classes taught by A.I.M emphasize four of the company’s core movement values: exploration, musicality, abandonment and intuition. The opening warm-up sequence focuses on the fluidity of the spine, articulation, and core body strengthening; and then builds up to challenging, creative and invigorating phrase work. Students experience a personalized postmodern movement vocabulary full of intricate gestures and signature A.I.M moves.