Classes & Seminars
2020 Classes/Seminars will be updated as it is confirmed!
** are Certificate Seminars
Ballet Master Class – Bengt Jorgen
Tap Master Class – Allison Plamondon
Kaeja Elevations – Allen Kaeja
Holla Jazz Class – Nathasha Powell
Pilates for Dancers– Neesa Kenemy
Broadway Jazz Class – Robin Calvert
Afro-Fusion Class – Esie Mensah
Introduction to Step Dancing – Judy Waymouth
Contemporary Master Class – Stephanie Rutherford
Bollywood – Anoshinie
Social Media for Dance – Nicole Dymianiw
Studio Policies & Parents – Oh My! – Suzanne Blake Gerety
Setting up Guest Faculty & Substitute Teachers for Success – Quick Ball Change
Small Town Studio – Jennifer Mercer
Travel the World & Compete on the World Stage – World Performers
How can we help your business? Employment Contracts – Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)
Lead Generation Strategies – Suzanne Blake Gerety
Transform your Dance Studio by Systemizing & Automating – Jill Tirone
The Studio “F” Word: Finances – Cheryl Klein/Denise Quinn
Smart Strategies to be Less Stressed – Jill Tirone
**RAD (Royal Academy of Dance) – What better way to be introduced to the Royal Academy of Dance than a mini boot camp, where participants will learn about the century-old dance organization while experiencing some of its ethos first-hand. This session will have you exploring the progression and structure of syllabus work from Grade 1 to Advanced Foundation through the RAD syllabi, from children’s to pre-professional level. It will then be followed by an introduction to the Academy’s newest classical ballet performance program, Discovering Repertoire, featuring a variation from the ballet Coppélia.
A question and answer period will conclude this informative and interactive movement session.
** The British Association of Teachers of Dancing (BATD) –
Educate, Innovate, Create
Dance is so much more than movement and exercise. Creativity, imagination, motivation and discipline. Knowledge, thoughts, values and communication. Join the B.A.T.D.’s seminar to explore The Art of Dance!
** Dance Masters Association (DMA) – The DMA Way! Join us for an overview of the prestigious Dance Masters of America organization and its Canadian Affiliation. Collect valuable information on how to progressively layer technique and confidently implement a formula for a well-structured class. Take advantage of a detailed look into the DMA Tap Syllabus, terminology and counting techniques. Pick up useful tips on passing Dance Teacher Examinations. Find out what is a Certified Teacher with Dance Masters of America means and the benefits of a Canadian Affiliate Membership. Find out about perks for young aspiring teaching assistants. Seminar participants will receive an Affiliate Member Certificate and a $50.00 Coupon for 2020/2021 Membership Registration.
** Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers (ADAPT) –Canadian renowned Director/Choreographer and Master Dance Educator Brian Foley will conduct a two-hour seminar on the values of the ADAPT Syllabus and teachings of “quality jazz & tap technique”.
** Canadian Dance Teachers Association (CTDA) – Modern dance for the older students will be the focus of the CDTA’s seminar this year at the Expo. We will be presenting some of the senior syllabus exercises and progressions as well as developmental skills and teaching techniques for you and your students. This is an interactive class where the teachers will participate in the class. A short Q&A for Modern will follow and a brief overview of the Association will round out the seminar. Marlene, the Ontario Modern Chair will lead this class with her wealth of knowledge and exceptional educational experience. We look forward to meeting you all.
** Footnotes Street Dance Syllabus
** Performing Arts Educators of Canada (PAEC) – Dealing with the challenges of teaching in today’s educational environment. We will discuss Strategies to accommodate multiple skill levels within a class, tips for helping to engage focus and more things related to helping your classes run smoothly
** Canada’s National Ballet School
** Alixa Flexibility – Learn how to improve flexibility safely with gentle step by step progressions. Designed to complement any styles of dance. The course focus is on stretches to improve flexibility, correct alignment, help prevent injuries, & strength exercises to balance flexibility
** Acrobatic Arts – Learn the first two years of Acro curriculum for your 6 – 8 year old dancers. Lay strong foundations for exceptional technique, exquisite lines and built-in injury prevention. A strong acro program with a well thought out curriculum will create stronger more flexible dancers with better balance, extension, alignment and altitude; it will benefit your dancers in all disciplines. Join Acro guru, and Acrobatic Arts faculty, Trish Thompson Creamer to learn not only what to teach, by why as well. Learn some simple tricks to teach fundamentals with correct technique, and get your mini’s on board with perfecting these skills. Trish will share her knowledge and give you everything you need to know for the first few years of development with your minis.
** Rhythm Works Integrative Dance – A groundbreaking rhythm and dance program designed for those with learning differences and special needs
** Intellidance – Research-based creative dance & music programs that foster critical development in children from baby to age 5
** DiscoverDance – An innovative, one-of-a-kind platform for early childhood education – dedicated to learning, creating & educating early years.
** Youth Protection Advocates of Dance (YPAD) – Educating dance studios & communities worldwide on the well being of kids.
** Healthy Dancer Canada – Learn how complementary training can support technique and performance. Explore how dance-specific fitness and principles of training can be integrated to prevent injuries and benefit dance performance.
** Healthy Dancer Canada – Learn about the benefits of using somatic principles such as breath, imagery, rest and touch in dance/movement training and performance. Evidence-based knowledge from science and somatic practices will be discussed. Gain an understanding of how to integrate somatic principles into dance training and performance.
** Wingman for Dance – Team-building is an important element of creating a strong sense of connection and inclusion within your dance community. In our Team-building 101, we will go through everything you need to know about why, how and what to do to facilitate engaging team-building activities that create a more empathetic, courageous, inclusive, connecting and LOYAL dance community.
Anthony Bastianon – Music Theory – Making sense of your music
Lauren Brett Randolph – Raising Confident Dancers – The Inner Critic & The Inner Coach.
Hip Hop Performance – Piece will be performed and broken down from concept to choreography.
Passages “Two Sisters” – Piece will be performed and broken down from concept to choreography.
“Expo Tonight Show”
– Anne Allan
– Wingman for Dance
– Revolution Dancewear Fashion Show