Good Women Dance Collective runs weekly contemporary dance classes, lead by GWDC artists or a guest artist!

Capacity is limited – first come, first served. Masks are welcome but not required. All class participants are required to complete a Class Liability and Release Waiver.

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

10:00 – 11:30am
Shumka Dance Centre (10515 111 St NW, Edmonton, AB)

Pricing

  • Drop-in: $15
  • 5-class pack: $65
  • 10-class pack: $100

Payment can be made by cash, cheque or credit card for in person classes.

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Parent Child dance classes at GWDC

Parent Child dance classes at GWDC

Nov 28, 10:00am - Nov 28, 11:00am+3Dec 5, 10:00am - Dec 5, 11:00amDec 12, 10:00am - Dec 12, 11:00amDec 19, 10:00am - Dec 19, 11:00am

Shumka Dance Centre10515 111 streetEdmonton, ABT5H 3E8 Map

Parent Child Dance with GWDC is continuing through the fall!

Isabelle is very excited to partner up with Good Women Dance Collective to offer Parent Child Dance classes at our studio this Fall!

Class description
For parents and children 0-5 yrs
Come and dance with your baby and preschoolers in a class where you get to move too and nurture strong bonds with your child through the art of dance. Class includes: fun dance activities, choreography for the whole family, rhythm, rhymes and lots of music. Parents: a focus on breath, weight, balance, elasticity of the musculature and connective tissue, as well as notions of anatomy are included in the class for you to enjoy and develop as well. The class is respectful of new moms’ needs, and can be restorative.
Up to 20 participants

Registration info
Dates: Mondays at 10-11 am
Nov 7- Dec 19, 2022
Location: Shumka Dance Centre, 10515 111 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 3E8
All 7 classes: $80 for an adult and up to three children
Drop-in: $15
Email to register: irousseau.moveandbemoved@gmail.com
More info at moveandbemoved.ca

Artistic Statement
I love teaching this class and seeing how adults and children can play and dance together, and get their needs met in (sometimes) very different ways. I also feel that relational dance is such a great way to build community. And although dance may seem so superfluous at times like these, it actually nurtures many essential human needs, including the one to connect and experience joy.

Bio
Isabelle teaches dance and movement to different ages and all abilities; whether young people, adults or families. She focuses on the pleasure of moving and basic patterns of movement, guided by several traditions and styles. The classes are festive and inclusive, and draw on her experience as a somatic educator and a performer.
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Dance Class with Tia Ashley Kushnirik

Dance Class with Tia Ashley Kushnirik

Nov 29, 10:00am - Nov 29, 11:30am

Shumka Dance Centre

Tia Ashley Kushniruk (亚 女弟) is a queer woman of Chinese-Eastern European settler heritage from the Treaty 6 Territory of Amiskwaciwâskahikan/Edmonton. She is the inaugural recipient of the CONFLUENCE Fellowship from Catalyst Theatre in Edmonton. Her research has been supported by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and the Canada Council for the Arts, since 2014. 亚 女弟 is a current company member of Shay Kuebler/RSA in Vancouver, Canada. If she could be a fictional character she would be Garfield.

Pricing

Drop-in: $15
5-class pack: $65
10-class pack: $100
Payment can be made by cash, cheque or credit card for in person classes.

Masks are welcomed.
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Garuda Barre with Raena

Garuda Barre with Raena

Dec 1, 9:00am - Dec 1, 10:00am+2Dec 8, 9:00am - Dec 8, 10:00amDec 15, 9:00am - Dec 15, 10:00am

Shumka Dance Centre10515 111 streetEdmonton, ABT5H 3E8 Map

Garuda Barre classes with Raena are coming this fall!

Utilizing the ballet barre to “push and pull”, Garuda barre work emphasizes opening up space in the body while strengthening alignment and the core muscles that hold the body together. The movement is inspired by ballet, pilates and yoga offering a complete movement conditioning experience complimentary to various forms of dance technique.

Every Thursday starting October 6th!

When: Thursdays 9am-10am

Where: Shumka Dance Centre 10515 111 street

Cost: Same as all GWDC classes

$15 drop in, $100 for 10 class pack (CADA member discount), current GWDC class cards apply!



More about Raena Waddell

Fascinated with the human body communicating through movement, Raena has built a 20+ year career as a dancer, choreographer and movement instructor in Edmonton. She has premiered 17 of her own choreographic works in Alberta, recognized by the Edmonton Arts Council, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and receiving Brian Webb Dance Company Award training extensively with both Heidi Bunting and Brian Webb. Raena has continued her education in Garuda Matwork and Apparatus with founder, James D’Silva. Raena holds her Pilates Method, Hatha and Yin Yoga certification studying with Tracy Friesen, Melanie Checknita and Joe Barnett. Away from the stage, inspired by numerous choreographers and body work philosophies, Raena teaches movement classes in hopes to encourage a sense of curiosity in her students as to how and what makes their body move. She has 12 years experience as an Instructor with the City of Edmonton along with Orchesis at the University of Alberta. She was last seen on stage November 2019 performing in Punctuate Theatre’s The Particulars. She is currently working with the Jen Mesch Dance Conspiracy’s Go Where Light Is which premieres March 2023. Currently, Raena has taken her movement education and performances online and over social media for students and audiences around the world to participate from the comfort of their own homes.

@raena.waddell
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14 interested
Dance Class with Katherine Semchuck

Dance Class with Katherine Semchuck

Dec 1, 10:00am - Dec 1, 11:30am+1Dec 2, 10:00am - Dec 2, 11:30am

Shumka Dance Centre

Katherine is a dance artist currently based in Tkaronto. Since graduating from The School of TDT, she has worked with Good Women Dance Collective, Kaeja d’Dance, Mile Zero Dance, Nostos Collectives, Peggy Baker, The Platform TO, Mateo Galindo Torres, Meghann Michalsky, Sasha Ivanochko, and Naishi Wang. She feels liberated when she is able to act as a physical portal for her own and collaborator's stories, ideas and sketches. She is currently working on a project called “Inner Works: A Solo Study'' (supported by Canada Council) which includes commissions from Tia Kushniruk, Sasha Ivanochko and Peggy Baker.

She is fascinated by the use of spirals, momentum and opposition or conflict in the body, and integrates these functions into her ever-evolving movement practice. Her work has been presented by Expanse Festival, Feats Festival of Dance, Mile Zero Dance, New Dance Horizons, Nestfest, and Springboard Dance’s Fluid Fest. Her passion for sharing has brought her to teach at The School of TDT, Canada's National Ballet School, Ballet Edmonton, The University of Alberta, and YYC Contemporary Training.


Pricing

Drop-in: $15
5-class pack: $65
10-class pack: $100
Payment can be made by cash, cheque or credit card for in person classes.

Masks are welcomed.
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Pelvic Floor Workshop

Pelvic Floor Workshop

Dec 5, 12:00pm - Dec 5, 4:00pm

Shumka Dance Centre

PELVIC FLOOR WORKSHOP

This workshop is for EVERYONE of ALL genders because guess what WE ALL HAVE A PELVIC FLOOR! If you've never heard of a pelvic floor but want to know more this workshop is for you. If you know you have a "problem" and don't know where to start this workshop is for you. If you’re a massage therapist, movement specialist, personal trainer or body worker this workshop is for you. Share with your clients a more in depth understanding of the pelvic floor through your own experience. Come one come all this is common ground.

You've been doing kegles BUT you still have symptoms such as but not limited too: Incontinence when you jump or run.
Pain during sex
Low back pain
Hip pain
Jaw pain
Don't even think of sneezing
Have to hit every bathroom you see aka frequency.
You'd football tackle your 4-year-old to get into the bathroom aka urgency.
You feel bloated all the time.

Pick your date and place:
October 29th, 2022, Medicine Hat, AB
December 5th, 2022, Edmonton, AB
January 7th, 2023, Red Deer, AB

We will give you the answers to:
What is a pelvic floor?
Where is your pelvic floor?
When should your pelvic floor be on vs off?
How do you turn your pelvic floor on and off?
Should you be doing kegles?

A few other symptoms of a pelvic floor dysfunction that if you have...this workshop is designed for you:
Pain with ejaculation,
Feeling like you have to poop but nothing happens,
Chronic constipation,
Erectile dysfunction,
Inguinal hernias,
Bulged discs,
Poor posture,
If you’ve ever said:
"It's normal to pee a bit when you sneeze."
"I can't jump on the trampoline with my kids I'll pee my pants lol."
"I don't run. I'll pee my pants but that's okay."
Although this is all common. It is NOT NORMAL AND YOU DO NOT HAVE TO LIVE LIKE THAT!!!
Let me show you a new way!
To register email: movementtutor.peggy@gmail.com or DM for more details and or to register.
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Dance Class with Krista Lin

Dance Class with Krista Lin

Dec 6, 10:00am - Dec 6, 11:30am+2Dec 8, 10:00am - Dec 8, 11:30amDec 9, 10:00am - Dec 9, 11:30am

Shumka Dance Centre

Krista Lin is an Edmonton-based, contemporary dance artist. She has created and performed work for the main stage, independent stage, fringe festivals, musicals, and fundraisers. A graduate of The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, Krista has studied with renowned instructors in Israel, Taiwan, Montreal, Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, and Edmonton. Krista has performed across the country in works by Pam Tzeng, Matt Mackenzie, Justine Chambers, Mile Zero Dance, and Susie Burpee, among others. She co-founded The Creative Republic Artist Collective with Jasmine Graham producing This is Dance in 2011, a curated selection of six emerging Toronto choreographers. Krista created, “in the key of eh”, her humourous Canadiana solo, in 2013, and continues to perform versions at schools and festivals. As a choreographer and dance instructor, Krista is an advocate of educating minds through movement, teaching dance in public schools and private institutions. She has taught outreach workshops in Ontario, Alberta and Taiwan. With a diploma in Arts and Cultural Management from MacEwan University, Krista is an arts manager and arts advocate.

Pricing

Drop-in: $15
5-class pack: $65
10-class pack: $100
Payment can be made by cash, cheque or credit card for in person classes.

Masks are welcomed.
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12 SMALL DEATHS In-studio showing

12 SMALL DEATHS In-studio showing

Dec 7, 1:00pm - Dec 7, 3:00pm

Shumka Dance Centre10515 111 streetEdmonton, ABT5H 3E8 Map

12 SMALL DEATHS is a semi-autobiographical dance - and then - theater work that unveils the daily life of protagonist B.W. Beeker; a seemingly put-together and overworked baker confined by her own ideals and her basement's short ceilings. Through this solo study, we are interrogating our perceptions of existence, control, and fear of the unknown through the female gaze. Since April 2021, Tia and Katherine have been slowly chipping away at the small world of B.W. and her loved one through movement tasks, setting development, strings of choreography, and monologue writing. They will be sharing a skeleton of 12 SMALL DEATHS.

Feedback
From our audience on the day of the showing, we would love to hear any questions they have about the work, any feelings (if any) that came up, or any observations about imagery, music, or narrative that resonates or are recognized in the viewer.

We see this work eventually being performed in-the-round, as a double-stacked stage set-up with the soloist on the main floor and the musician/dj on scaffolding above her.
Thank you endlessly to our collaborators and supporters: Jocelyn Mah, Julian Anderson-Bowes, Dedra McDermott, Christianne Ullmark, Clarke Blair, Aeris Korper’s PROSPECTS, Decidedly Jazz Danceworks, Good Women Dance Collective’s Space Share Program, Canada Council for the Arts.
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Dance class with Alida Kendell

Dance class with Alida Kendell

Dec 13, 10:00am - Dec 13, 11:30am+2Dec 15, 10:00am - Dec 15, 11:30amDec 16, 10:00am - Dec 16, 11:30am

Working with a choreographic approach to classes, Alida creates movement sequences that activate the whole body and explore a range of physical expression. Currently she is interested in movement that both leans into and away from her physical tendencies, which means embracing fluidity and sensuality but also searching for sharp, powerful and dynamic movement. Alida's classes are geared toward intermediate and advanced movers, including floor, standing and across the floor combinations which are influenced by her ballet and contemporary training.

Pricing

Drop-in: $15
5-class pack: $65
10-class pack: $100
Payment can be made by cash, cheque or credit card for in person classes.

Masks are welcomed.
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Masterclass with Shay

Masterclass with Shay

Dec 15, 12:00pm - Dec 15, 1:30pm

Shumka Dance Centre10515 111 streetEdmonton, ABT5H 3E8 Map

Workshop description:
Shay Kuebler is the Artistic Director of Vancouver-based Radical System Art (RSA). His movement training was founded in martial arts and theatre, and the class will harness a range of movement methodologies, including martial arts and urban dance forms, as well as improvisational tasks to explore pathways, flows and cadences. The class will offer both the exploration of your own movement practice and specific techniques, which will then be utilized towards a phrase of movement from RSA company repertoire.

Biography:
Shay began his artistic development in dramatic arts and martial arts at the age of 5. His early artistic growth would lead to a versatile background in numerous forms of dance, theatre and martial arts. His skills as a choreographer, director and performer have reached film, tv and the stage, crossing many genres from contemporary dance and theatre all the way to aqua and circus performances. He has choreographed and directed works for CitieBallet, Les Grands Ballet Canadiens, Moment Factory and Decidedly Jazz Danceworks. As the founder and Artistic Director of Shay Kuebler Radical System Art, Shay has produced and directed four full-evening works, Karoshi, Glory, Telemetry and Epilogos as well as a full-evening solo performance work, Feasting on Famine. Shay has also worked exclusively as an educator and choreographer for Simon Fraser University, L’Ecole De Danse de Québec and The London Contemporary Dance School.
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Class with Jeffery B

Class with Jeffery B

Jan 24, 10:00am - Jan 24, 11:30am+2Jan 26, 10:00am - Jan 26, 11:30amJan 27, 10:00am - Jan 27, 11:30am

Shumka Dance Centre10515 111 streetEdmonton, ABT5H 3E8 Map

My Breaking class will lightly explore four of the movements in Breaking: Toprock, Drops, Footwork and Freezes. In addition, we will be learning about dancing in a Cypher and musicality.

Jeffrey started Breaking in 2013 at Harry Ainley High School Dance Club. With a wish to continue to have a space to dance after High School, he built MacEwan's Hip Hop Dance Club, U of A Open Styles Dance Club and is now supporting the development of the Freestyle Movement Dance Organization. His dance experience has made him proficient in all the foundational elements of Breaking: Top Rock, Drops, Footwork, Freezes and Power. With a drive to grow as a dancer, he's expanding his dynamics through the movements of Tricking and different dance styles.

Pricing
Drop-in: $15
5-class pack: $65
10-class pack: $100
Payment can be made by cash, cheque or credit card for in person classes.
Masks are welcomed.
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Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists (CADA) members receive one class free when they purchase a 10 class pack. A CADA receipt will be provided for any amount offered.


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