Class series with the certified teacher of the Axis syllabus, Kathleen Rea. Together we will research flexibility, strength, alignment, anatomical attributes and ways of moving that are basically safe and energy-conservative. Kathleen will refer to physics, anatomy, and relevant scientific data from various fields.
WHAT IS THE AXIS SYLLABUS?
The Axis Syllabus is a compendium or encyclopedia of information relevant to the training, preparation, and performance of the moving human body. The Axis Syllabus refers to physics, anatomy, and relevant scientific data on flexibility, strength, alignment, injuries, and movement practices. Teachers of the Axis Syllabus use these references to inform movement choices to explore the what, where, and, how of efficiency and safe risk-taking, and common-sense applications of principles that apply to every-life activities as well, such as climbing, horseback riding, construction work, sports, dance, running, etc.
ALL LEVELS: Those with disabilities are welcome and accommodations are offered. Let’s talk about what you may need to attend.
TIME: 6:15 pm to 7:30 pm
DATES FOR CLASS SERIES: Thursday Evenings
Thursday, Jan 5, 2023
Thursday, Jan 12, 2023
Thursday, Jan 19, 2023
Thursday, Jan 26, 2023
Thursday, Feb 2, 2023
Thursday, Feb 9, 2023
Thursday, Feb 16, 2023
Thursday, Fed 23, 2023
Thursday, March 2, 2023
Thursday, March 9, 2023
Attendees are encouraged to sign up for the class series to gain maximum benefits and drop-ins are also welcome.
LOCATION: Roncesvalles United Church, 240 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto
(Parking lot entrance, up the ramp to yoga/dance studio that overlooks parking lot)
ACCESS: Wheelchair-accessible studio and washrooms. Please contact us at email@example.com if you require accommodation or if you have any questions about access.
$165 (full 10-class series).
$145 Mid-Sliding Scale Rate (full 10-class series)
$125 Lower Sliding Rate (full 10-class series)
$115 Lowest Sliding Rate (full 10-class series)
$22 Drop-in for a class
TEACHER: Kathleen Rea danced with Canada’s Ballet Jorgen, National Ballet of Canada & Tiroler Landestheater (Austria). She fell in love with contact improvisation 22 years ago & has been involved in the community ever since. She has choreographed over 40 dance works and has been nominated for 5 DORA awards. Kathleen has a learning disability which means writing takes 6 times longer than average. It is one of life’s mysteries that despite this struggle she loves writing and is a published author (The Healing Dance). She has a Master’s in Expressive Arts with a minor in Psychology. She is a certified teacher of the Axis Syllabus and Buteyko Breathing. She is the director of REAson d’etre dance, a Toronto not-for-profit dance company that is contact improvisation based and produces a weekly jam, a Film Fest, and dance theatre productions. She has autism & works to educate the world about neurodiversity. She developed the well-read REAson d’etre dance Dance Jam Guidelines (download here) which over the past 20 years have influenced consent culture in the contact improvisation worldwide community. She also is the founder of the Contact Improv Consent Culture Blog. Kathleen Rea's Demo Reel
- There will be two commercial HEPA filters running during class time.
- The four studio windows will be open (weather permitting)
- Masks will be optional and may be required should a significant wave of Covid occur in the winter.
- Everyone is asked to wash their hands prior to class.
- All levels of vaccination and non-vaccinating are welcome
- All government regulations will be followed.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING: A mask that covers the nose, mouth, and chin (the Roncesvalles United Church where the studio is housed still requires masks in the hallways). You might want knee pads and a bottle of water. You might want knee pads and a bottle of water.
COVID PRE-SCREENING QUESTIONS:
Are you experiencing any of the following COVID-19 symptoms: shortness of breath/breathing difficulties, fever, coughing, loss of smell or taste, sore throat, headache, muscle pain, or chills? If so you must not attend the class. We will give you a refund if you have already paid.
Do you recognize that despite these screening, disinfecting, and mask-wearing, protocols there is still some risk in meeting socially indoors to practice during a Pandemic? Do you accept this risk as part of your participation?