Exploration in Motion

At DanceWorks experience

  • an art form that embodies energy and emotion 

  • the possibility of “feeling” another culture, in sound and rhythm and space

  • the magical evolution as dancers encounter each other's work

    • a young artist's eyes sparkle as they perform beside gifted established artists

    • the admiration of emerging and experienced dancers and dance enthusiasts alike as we share in the strength and determination, the physical and mental power and the desire to keep on dancing. 
       

Exploring understandings of the world through the body’s movement in space is a befitting complement to revelations discovered through the language of the Bard, possible in Stratford Ontario. 

Dance It Out, Move It In, Zoom’n Wellness

is a series of movement and dance based wellness programs to be provided over the arc of 2021.The purpose of this project is to connect, unite, and support people through joyful movement and dance workshops encouraging mental health, stress relief and physical wellbeing. Zoom access.

We begin with programming being hosted with our partners Little Shadow Productions' Academy

Take some time for you.
Wellness Wednesdays Series -
Noon EST
Need a different day to suit your schedule? 

SIGN UP:
All 
workshop registrants have round the clock access to the recording of the live class
for 14 days after the class date.

  • This series offers "Pay What You Choose" prices 
    $5, $15, $25 USD
    • Our pay what you choose, no questions asked, wellness workshop policy is intended to make our workshops accessible to all, while still paying the artists and practitioners. For those who can, please consider choosing a higher price point to offset the cost of those who can’t.  Thank you.​
Wellness Wednesdays Programming:
 
Feb 10 -  Dance It Out  - Allison Palmondon - details
Feb 24 - Dance Like There's No One Watching -  Alexis Milligan - details
Mar 10 & 24 - Bollyfit Dance Party - Gabriella Sundar Singh - details
Dancin' FUN we have already shared
  • SOCA Dance Movement
    with Oneika Phillips,

    January 27 
    Register here
     

  • The Workshop LINK is AVAILABLE TO ALL REGISTRANTS to February 10!

  • Thanks for joining us!

  • fun, Caribbean inspired movement with the pulsating sounds of SOCA music.

    • 55 minutes

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  • Dance It Out!
    with Allison Plamondon,

    February 10  - noon - 27 minutes
    Register
    here

     

    • Allison Plamondon leads a class for all bodies that invites you to connect to music and find joy in your own movement. “I’m filled with delight to do this with any adults – no experience dancing required, and differently abled people (of all ages) are welcome”.
       

    • ALLISON PLAMONDON is a choreographer, director, and teacher and performer.

    • Originally from Edmonton, she has worked at some of the most exciting cultural institutions in North America including Madison Square Garden, City Center, Symphony Space and La MaMa. Highlights in choreography include the Oscar-winning short film, Curfew as well as Holiday Inn at the Shaw Festival. Allison has taught at Broadway Dance Center, AMDA, Queens Theater, Randolph Academy and Sheridan College. 
       

    • www.allisonplamondon.com
       

    • facebook- allison.plamondon

    • instagram- allisonplamondon

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  • Dance Like There's Nobody Watching! 
    with Alexis Milligan
    February 24  - noon - 27 minutes
     

  • Register here
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    • Shake off some Deep Winter Blues! Get your heart rate up, sweat a little, all from the comfort of your own home and with your camera turned off. In this class we will do a simple warm up, learn a little combination you can do in your kitchen to any song you love, and cool down with a gentle stretch. ​
       

    • ALEXIS MILLIGAN is a movement director at The Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, and is currently pursuing her Master's in Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of New Brunswick. She is on the steering committee for both the Atlantic Centre for Creativity, and the Canadian Network for Imagination and Creativity. Alexis lives in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia with her two kids, Timothy and Annika.
       

    • Canadian Network for Imagination and Creativity.com
       

    • Atlantic Centre for Creativity.com

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  • Bollyfit Dance Party!
    with Gabriella Sundar Singh,

    March 10 & March 24  - noon - 27 minutes

     

  • Register here

    • Lunch Break Dance Party! Gabriella is a dancer with over 20 years of experience in Bharathanatyam (Classical Indian Dance). Her classical training lends itself perfectly to Bollywood and beyond. She loves teaching movers and dancers of all ages, especially with her City of Toronto community classes and now with communities in the digital realm. Bollywood is all about drama and energy, so get ready to move and have fun, all set to some beautiful Bollywood music!
       

    • GABRIELLA SUNDAR SINGH is a Toronto-born actor, dancer, singer and musician of Indian and Sri-Lankan Tamil heritage. She completed her B.A.Hons. at the University of Guelph (Ontario) in Theatre Studies, achieved her Post-Graduate studies at Centennial College (Toronto) in Children's Media, and graduated from the Acting Program at the National Theatre School of Canada (Montréal). She is a classically trained Bharathanatyam dancer (Classical South Indian dance), as well as a classically trained pianist and singer. 

    • Gabriella has performed at the Shaw Festival (Niagara-on-the-Lake) for three seasons, most notably in 2019's "The Russian Play," by Hannah Moscovitch. She most recently choreographed Bharathanatyam, directed and performed in “Sisterhood," also at the Shaw. You can watch her as "Chelsea" on Canada's hit t.v. series "Kim's Convenience,” on CBC and Netflix. 

 
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