Classes & Workshops
Eliza Pinney, Ulana Fordham, and Chrissy Baxter in “Cumulonimbus and the Fable Keepers” choreographed by Susan Kendal. (Photo by Mar Lewis).
Open/Drop-In Classes feature a rotation of instructors from the company, each with their own special brand of magic.
Drop-ins are most welcome and each week is a new adventure that will allow dancers to progress in their movement and artistry week to week.
Our classes consist of floor-work, centre practice, travelling work, and movement combinations.
Our classes are open to teens (14+) and adults. Classes are taught at an intermediate/advanced level.
FIRST CLASS IS FREE!
Drop-In Rate: $15
10 Class Pass: $100
Season Pass: $450
*All class rates are inclusive of HST.*
** Participants can pay in cash or via e-transfer to email@example.com. Exact change only.
2022-2023 Open/Drop-In Class Schedule:
Wednesday’s 8:15-9:15 pm at InHarmony Dance and Wellness in Newmarket – Taught by Jewell Cormier
Saturday’s 12:45-1:45 pm at Chelsea’s Dance Pac In Innisfil – Taught by Casey-Lee Cooper
Wednesday Session Dates:
Session 1 – September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, December 7, 14
Session 2 – January 4, 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8, 22, 29
Session 3 – April 5, 19, 26, May 3, 10 17, 26, 31, June 7, 14, 21
Saturday Session Dates:
Session 1 – October 1, 15, 29, November 5, 12, 19, 26, December 3, 10, 17
Session 2 – January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 25, March 4, 11, 25
Session 3 – April 1, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 27, June 3, 10, 17
Information on Guest Workshops can be found on our events page. Upcoming guest workshops include:
June 24th, 2023 – Adam Martino – REGISTER HERE!
August 19th, 2023 – Alayna Kellett – REGISTRATION COMING SOON!
SCD also offers workshops in schools, at private studios, community centres, and more! Workshops can be taught for a variety of experience levels and ages.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information! Potential workshop topics include:
Contemporary Dance Technique
Movement workshop focusing on technical aspects of contemporary dance.
Workshop focusing on developing skills for generating movement ideas beyond prescribed dance steps.
Learn choreographic devices and other tips to build strong dance works.
Provides choreographers with feedback on works-in-progress.
Commission an original piece of choreography for your school or studio.
Community-Engaged Creation Periods
Community-Engaged Creation periods are lead annually by SCD artists. These collaborative processes see a brand new unique dance piece created for performance at local community events!
What are rehearsals like?
During the first rehearsal, we will work together to develop a list of community agreements around the question: “What do we need from one another to feel supported in this project?”
We will begin moving with a gentle group warm-up. From there, your rehearsal facilitator will lead the group through a series of activities that encourage developing our own movement. We will use guiding words, feelings, images, and ideas, to start building a section of the dance. Members of SCD will also be in rehearsal to support and help shape the process.
We may not use music very much at first but we will use music more as the piece starts to take shape.
Every rehearsal will have a short 10-15min break around halfway mark and light refreshments will be provided.
What kind of dance piece will we be making?
The piece will draw on the people in the process. If you have a special talent or skill you’d like to incorporate in the dance please let us know on your registration form, or let us know during the first rehearsal.
Code of Conduct
Simcoe Contemporary Dancers has a zero-tolerance policy for harassment and discrimination. Any person found to be harassing or discriminating based on any point of difference including but to limited to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, or disability will be asked to leave the project.
2017 – Array
2018 – Seedings
2019 – A Little Faster, Here We Go
2021 – Gem Trolls
2022 – Rock Paper Scissors