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

Capacity is limited – first come, first served. Masks are mandatory and all class participants are required to complete a Class Liability and Release Waiver.

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
10-11:30am
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.

May 24/26/27 with Alida Kendell
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 and are influenced by her ballet and contemporary training.

May 31, June 2/3 with Kate Stashko
Get your body warm and sweaty! After a follow-along warm up, Kate will lead you through a combination of set phrases and movement improvisations. Kate’s classes are geared toward intermediate and advanced movers, with a focus on our relationship to the floor, gravity and momentum, including dynamic movements in and out of the floor. She is curious about how we can dig deep into different qualities and sensations of movement, and most of all, find pleasure in moving our bodies with our pals!

June 7 with Deviani Bonilla*
Deviani Bonilla (she/her) is emerging as a choreographer, dancer, and collaborator in Amiskwaciwâskahikan, on Treaty 6 Territory. With a background in different styles of dance, she has performed as a dancer with the National Folk-Dance Company and Mexican Folk-Dance Company, touring national-wide in her natal México. As a contemporary dance performer, she has participated in The Collective Personal by Isabelle Schad. Since moving to Canada, she is actively engaging with well-established dance groups in Amiskwaciwâskahikan such as Good Women Dance Collective, Mile Zero Dance Society, and dance groups at the University of Alberta.

June 9 with Erin Pettifor*
Come for an exploratory approach to movement in which process, discovery and embodiment are the main focus. Erin will lead the class through a gentle warm-up, where we will open our senses to engage with listening, nowness, breath, and uncertainty. This hybrid class of clown and dance is open to anyone (with or without experience in clown or dance)!

June 10 with Marissa Wong*
Marissa Wong is a Chinese-Canadian dance artist who has the privilege to create, play and share on the unceded territories of the Skwxwú7mesh, Səlílwətaɬ, and xwməθkwəyəm Nations, also named Vancouver, BC. She is the Artistic Director for The Falling Company and her engagement in the community demonstrates her capability to educate, produce, perform, and host works. Marissa strives to change the systemic structure in dance through the facilitation of inclusive and sustainable arts spaces. She is invested in continuous learning and growth, and her work reflects her observations of the human experience.

June 14/16/17 with Alida Kendell
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 and are influenced by her ballet and contemporary training. 

June 21/23/24 with Becky Sadowski
Becky will be leading the class through structured improvisation and contemporary technique. The class will be layering elements of duet work, finding inspiration through handling props, and transforming the space to become a part of the movement playground.

*Guest instructor


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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