Axis Syllabus Study Lab Group: lead by AS teacher candidates as part of their certification

Thursday, 6 April 2017 6:00 PM - Thursday, 1 June 2017 8:00 PM EST

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Nine session study lab group (weekly starting at 6pm on Thrusday April 6, 2017) Partial Approval - $90.00

Nine sessions of study lab group in which Toronto-based Axis Syllabus teacher candidates share facilitation responsibilities as part of their certification.

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Thursday, 6 April 2017 6:00 PM - Thursday, 1 June 2017 8:00 PM EST

Axis Syllabus teacher candidates Kathleen Rea, Madeleine Shen and Claire Turner Reid explore and practice the transmission of the Axis Syllabus. The common focus of this period will be the vast and intricate concept of the fascial web. Leading the classes in turn, each candidate will explore the fascial web through a unique lens, inspired by different yet complementary backgrounds. They will work with set and improvised movement, introduce and discuss imagery and conceptual ideas, and present the scientific information consolidated in the Axis Syllabus in support of a fascinating investigation into human anatomy. All profits go towards the Canada Axis Syllabus Teacher’s fund
Home dance studio in the Roncesvalles/High-Park area of Toronto. Upon registration, you will be sent the address.
Nine Thursday evening sessions
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
April 6 - Lead by Claire Turner Reid
April 13 - Lead by Claire Turner Reid
April 20 - Lead by Madeleine Shen
April 27 - Lead by Madeleine Shen
May 4 - Lead by Madeleine Shen
May 11 - Lead by Kathleen Rea
May 18 - Lead by Kathleen Rea
May 25 - Lead by Kathleen Rea
June 1 - Lead by Claire Turner Reid
$90 for nine classes
Registered participants only (i.e. no dropping-in as the as the studio is small)
All profits go towards the Canada Axis Syllabus Teacher’s fund
email Kathleen Rea at with questions
What is the Axis Syllabus?
The Axis Syllabus, first consolidated by Frey Faust, is a collection of anatomical attributes and ways of moving that are basically safe and energy conservative. The Axis Syllabus seeks to provide accessible information on body alignment and movement practices using physics, anatomy and relevant scientific data from various fields, as a guide. In classes led by teachers of the Axis Syllabus, spiral and wave-like movements are often used to create kinetic energy and minimize excess tension. Exercises can prompt internal discoveries that people can transfer into their daily life or any activity with a movement focus. For more info see:
Biographies of Teacher Candidates:
Claire Turner Reid (Axis Syllabus Teacher Candidate) is a dancer, teacher, internal martial artist, and movement coach. With extensive study and performance in dance, theatre, and movement arts, Claire currently teaches Qigong, Tai Chi Chuan, and Contemporary Dance to youth, adults, and seniors. Her current focus is an ongoing study of Qigong, Tai Chi Chuan, Baguazhang, and Kung Fu at Spiritwind Internal Arts as well as a passion for human design and movement facilitated by her engagement with the research of the Axis Syllabus International Research Community (ASIRC). Claire is a certified Qigong and Tai Chi Chuan teacher as well as a Level I Radiant Lotus Women’s Qigong Teacher and continues to deepen her Qigong practice under the mentorship of Sifu Dylan Kirk and Sifu Daisy Lee. Drawing on her diverse experience in movement and performing arts, Claire continues to explore new ways of moving, being, and learning. She uses movement practices as a way to deepen awareness and connection, with a focus on honouring the integrity of the body.
Kathleen Rea (Axis Syllabus Teacher Candidate) danced with Ballet Jörgen Canada, National Ballet of Canada & Tiroler Landestheater (Austria). She has Master's degree in expressive arts therapy and is a registered Psychotherapist (CRPO). Kathleen teaches Contact Dance at George Brown Dance and Niagara College. She has choreographed over 40 dance works for her company REAson d’etre dance productions & other organizations. She was nominated for five DORA awards and is a winner of the K. M. Hunter Award. In 2013 her book The Healing Dance was published by Charles C. Thomas.
Madeleine Shen (Axis Syllabus Teacher Candidate) likes to investigate and practice bio-mechanically profound movement - right now she is especially interested in fractal patterns found in the universe. She has been sudying with the Axis Syllabus since 2012. Madeleine mentors and tutors high school students in Math, Science, French, and Critical Thinking. She studied Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto, and Modern Dance at The Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, and The Limón Institute, in NYC. Madeleine just began a new chapter studying at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, with a dream of one day combining her chiropractic health care practice with movement education.
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REAson d'etre dance productions

REAson d'etre dance productions

REAson d'etre dance to teach and inspire the public about contact dance improvisation, dance/theatre and the Axis Syllabus through the creation and production of classes, workshops, jams, films, performances and festivals that teach healthy body mechancis and use dance, vocalization, text and physical theatre to express the human condition.

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