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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Dance Class with Marynia Fekecz-Mangan

Dance Class with Marynia Fekecz-Mangan

Oct 4, 10:00am - Oct 4, 11:30am+2Oct 6, 10:00am - Oct 6, 11:30amOct 7, 10:00am - Oct 7, 11:30am

Shumka Dance Centre

A mix of floor work and experimental work, which are based on physical exercise, and how to organize our body to move through space. The class will make our bodies and brains work hard. We will discover our strength, weakness, and freedom. Our tasks for a few days will be short exercises to explore what we can do to interconnect with our limits and how to push through them. I will take you on a journey from short tasks, through improvisation, to choreography. As well we will work on your coordination through different tasks. During the class I will use tools which will help us to work and check how our bodies are working in inconvenient situations. The class will be based on floor work which I learned and explored in Europe to develop my own methods and want to share it with you.

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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5 interested
Parent Child Dance with GWDC

Parent Child Dance with GWDC

Oct 10, 10:00am - Oct 10, 11:00am+3Oct 17, 10:00am - Oct 17, 11:00amOct 24, 10:00am - Oct 24, 11:00amOct 31, 10:00am - Oct 31, 11:00am

Shumka Dance Centre10515 111 streetEdmonton, ABT5H 3E8 Map

Parent Child Dance with GWDC is back!

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 - September 12 - October 31 (7 classes - no class on Oct 10), 10-11 am
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 Alida Kendell

Dance Class with Alida Kendell

Oct 11, 10:00am - Oct 11, 11:30am+5Oct 13, 10:00am - Oct 13, 11:30amOct 14, 10:00am - Oct 14, 11:30amOct 25, 10:00am - Oct 25, 11:30amOct 27, 10:00am - Oct 27, 11:30amOct 28, 10:00am - Oct 28, 11:30am

Shumka Dance Centre

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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2 interested
Garuda Barre with Raena

Garuda Barre with Raena

Oct 13, 9:00am - Oct 13, 10:00am+9Oct 20, 9:00am - Oct 20, 10:00amOct 27, 9:00am - Oct 27, 10:00amNov 3, 9:00am - Nov 3, 10:00amNov 10, 9:00am - Nov 10, 10:00amNov 17, 9:00am - Nov 17, 10:00amNov 24, 9:00am - Nov 24, 10:00amDec 1, 9:00am - Dec 1, 10:00amDec 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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12 interested
Dance Class with Molly McDermott

Dance Class with Molly McDermott

Oct 18, 10:00am - Oct 18, 11:30am+1Oct 21, 10:00am - Oct 21, 11:30am

Shumka Dance Centre

Class will begin with a simple, yet vigorous led warm-up designed to bring everyone into collective movement. This will lead into improvisations guided by imagery. We will continue by learning sequences of movement embracing the floor to start and ending up in the air. Molly’s teaching is influenced by her training in Butoh, and a wide variety of contemporary and somatic techniques. Her class is built on the philosophy that dance class is a place to come together as a community while also a place to challenge and care for the body.

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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2 interested
Action Theatre Class with Ainsley Hillyard

Action Theatre Class with Ainsley Hillyard

Oct 20, 10:00am

Shumka Dance Centre

After two years of intermittent online classes and a two week in person intensive with Ruth Zaporah in Santa Fe, Ainsley is eager and excited to share some of her learnings in Action Theater and how it applies to her own practice. In this class we will be moving, speaking and always improvising. It promises to scan the whole range from serious to silly.
Ainsley is not a certified Action Theater instructor and will not be teaching Action Theater, but offering some exercises from her own practice that have been informed by Ruth Zaporah’s work. This class is geared towards all levels of movers, actors and improvisers.

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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2 interested
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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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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