DESCRIPTION: Class series with the teacher 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.
ALL LEVELS: Those with disabilities are welcome and accommodations are offered. Let’s talk about what you may need to attend.
DATES FOR CLASS SERIES:
May 5 - 7:00 to 8:30 pm
May 12- 7:00 to 8:30 pm
May 19- 7:00 to 8:30
May 26 - 7:00 to 8:30 pm
June 1 - 7:00 to 8:30 pm
June 9 - 7:00 to 8:30 pm
June 16 -7:00 to 8:30 pm
June 23 - 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Attendees are encouraged to sign up for the class series and drop-in are also welcome.
CLASS SIZE LIMIT: Limited to 20 participants
LOCATION: Roncesvalles United Church, 240 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto
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.
$150 per person (Full eight class series).
$90 Scholarship rate (full eight class series)
Drop-in Class $25
TEACHER: Kathleen Rea danced with Canada’s Ballet Jorgen, National Ballet of Canada & Tiroler Landestheater (Austria). She fell in love with contact improvisation (CI) 21 years ago and has been involved in the CI community ever since. She has choreographed over 40 dance works and been nominated for 5 DORA awards. Kathleen has a learning disability that throughout her life has meant that writing takes 4 to 8 times longer than the average person. It is one of life’s great surprises and mysteries for her that despite the struggle she developed a love of writing and is a published author (“The Healing Dance” -Charles C. Thomas Publisher, as well as blog and academic writing). She has a Master’s in Expressive Arts with a minor in Psychology. She has a passion for functional movement and is a teacher candidate for the Axis Syllabus. She is also trained in the MELT method for hands and feet and is currently certifying as a Buteyko Breath Practitioner. She is the director of REAson d’etre dance productions a not-for-profit contact improvisation-based dance company that produces a weekly dance jam in Toronto, the Contact Dance International Film Festival, and dance-theatre productions. Being on the autism spectrum she also identifies as being neuro-atypical and works to educate the world about neurodiversity.
- There will be a commercial HEPA filter running during class time.
- Windows will be open (weather and temperature permitting).
- Masks will required up until June 1, 2022 after which time they will be optional.
-Everyone is asked to wash their hands prior to class.
- all government regulations will be followed
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING: A mask that covers the nose, mouth, and chin. 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, 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, mask-wearing, protocols there is still some risk in meeting socially indoor to practice during a Pandemic? Do you accept this risk as part of your participation?