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 participants are required to show either QR code proof of double vaccination and ID or a negative COVID test result within the past 72 hours. 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)

January 18/20/21 &
February 22/24/25 with Alida
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.

January 25/27/28 &
February 1/3/4 with Marynia Fekecz
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.

February 8/10/11 &
March 1/3/4 with Tia Kushniruk (亚 女弟)

This class will lead you through repetitive, groove based patterning. You will move into ideas plucked from various teachings to broaden your gaze and sharpen your mind, all while honing the body’s tailored mechanisms for vigor, reciprocity, and release. The class may close with a cool down practicing performative states to ease you back into your day. This class pulls from the practices of Christianne Ullmark, Ileanna Cheladyn, Calder White, and Antony Hamilton.

February 15/17/18 with Kate
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!


 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.

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.


Any exercise program may result in injury. By voluntarily undertaking any exercise displayed on this website, you assume the risk of any resulting injury. This website is for informational purposes only. Consult a physician before performing any exercise program, including the programs on this website. It is your responsibility to evaluate your own medical and physical condition, or that of your clients, and to independently determine whether to perform, use or adapt any of the information or content on this website.