Fall 2023 DANCE CLASS PRACTICE inspired by info from the Axis Syllabus with teacher Kathleen Rea Thursdays 7:45 pm to 9:00 pm

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240, Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto, ON, M6R 1M3, Canada

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Roncesvalle United Church Yoga studio (wheelchair accessible), 240, Toronto, ON, M6R 1M3, Canada.

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Dance Class series with the certified teacher of the Axis Syllabus, Kathleen Rea. Information from the Axis Syllabus will be used to explore dance exercises. Dance movements are practiced that aim to be energy-conservative, use kinetic chains, load and spend kinetic force through our body system, and recycled kinetic force. Kathleen will refer to physics, anatomy, and relevant scientific data from various fields seen through the lens of the Axis Syllbus.

WHAT IS THE AXIS SYLLABUS? The Axis Syllabus is a compendium 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, and injuries. Teachers of the Axis Syllabus use these information references to inform their own movement choices and practices and to explore the what, where, and, how of efficiency and safe risk-taking.  Common-sense applications can be explored that apply information from the Axis Syllabus to all of life's activities as well as specific practices such as climbing, horseback riding, construction work, sports, dance, running, etc. Those that want to be involved in the Axis Syllabus form an international community through the ASRM (The Axis Syllabus Research Meshwork) a dynamic and interactive forum of teachers, researchers, and students. 

ALL LEVELS: Those with disabilities are welcome and accommodations are offered. Let’s talk about what you may need to attend.

TIME: 7:45 pm to 9:00 pm



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Thursday, Oct 19
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Thursday, Nov 2
Thursday, Nov 9
Thursday, Nov 16
Thursday, Nov 30 Cancelled
Thursday, Dec  7 Cancelled
Thursday, Jan 4 ADDED
Thursday, Jan 11 ADDED

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 kathleen.rea@reasondetre.com if you require accommodation or if you have any questions about access.

$260 (full 13-class series).
$230 Mid-Sliding Scale Rate (full 13-class series)
$200 Lower Sliding Rate (full 13-class series)
$170 Lowest Sliding Rate (full 13-class series)
$25 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 a HEPA filter running in the studio during class time.

- The four studio windows will be open (weather permitting)

- Masks are optional

- 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.

- If you are ill you are asked not to attend class

- Contagious skin eruptions or infection must be covered by a medical grade dressing.


REAson d'etre dance productions


REAson d'etre dance stages and programs events (Dance-theatre, workshops, Film Festivals based on Contact Improvisation and functional movement so we can utilize the inclusiveness that can be a part of these movement forms. Our vision is for both professional dancers and everyday people to be inspired and invigorated by Contact Improvisation and functional movement. REAson d'etre dance strives to provide artistic expression through movement, inclusive of age, ability, level or background. We say that we strive because due to lack of resources, the iniquities of society, and competing access needs inevitably access will be affected despite our attempts to make things as accessible as possible.

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