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Dance Instruction Classes

 

Spring 2015 Courses

 

BALLET FIT
Ballet Fit is a technique-focused class open to dancers of allbackgrounds and levels looking to enhance posture, co-ordination,balance and flexibility. This class will explore the fundamental movement principles of ballet through stretching, barre work and centre floor combinations. Also will work towards some dance
performances!
DAYS TIME

TERM

Wed 6:00 -  7:00 pm Fall/Winter only
INSTRUCTOR: Paige Eddie

Register: To sign up for Ballet Fit , click here.

UKRAINIAN DANCE
Open to all levels of difficulty and to men and women, this class is perfect for those people who are looking to partake in some great physical exercise and intensive cardio, without the use of a treadmill or other machine! This class will teach you everything from the elegant and proper techniques of Ukrainian dance, to its energetic and lively choreography! The many diverse regions of Ukraine are portrayed through this culture-packed dance class, and you will leave the class full of energy and excitement! 
DAYS TIME

TERM

Wednesday 4:00 - 5:00 pm Fall/Winter only
INSTRUCTOR: 
Register: To sign up for Ukrainian Dance , click here.
 
BURLESQUE
This burlesque class is for any ladies who want to feel sexy, have fun and have a good work out! We will be dancing to some of the famous burlesque songs from Christina Aguilera's movie Burlesque? as well as some other classic songs. Burlesque combines the basic moves from jazz and integrates it with chair dancing, adding a sexy feel good vibe. This class is meant to build self-confidence and allows women to feel comfortable and sexy in their own skin. Heels on, and hair down are not required but are encouraged! This is a great way to have some fun with your girlfriends while making new ones. (Female only class)
 
 
DAYS TIME

TERM

Monday session 

or

Wednesay Session

8:30 - 10:00 pm

8:30 - 10:00 pm

Fall/Winter only
INSTRUCTOR: Lauren Cardoso and Alexandra Urbano
Register: To sign up for Burlesque , click here.
 
Dance Fusion
Ballet Fit is a technique-focused class open to dancers of allbackgrounds and levels looking to enhance posture, co-ordination,balance and flexibility. This class will explore the fundamental movement principles of ballet through stretching, barre work and centre floor combinations. Also will work towards some dance
performances!
DAYS TIME

TERM

Monday 7:00 - 8:30 pm Fall/Winter only
INSTRUCTOR: Tanya Van Dongen

Register: To sign up for Dance Fusion , click here.

CHINESE DANCE

Chinese Dance will cover four parts each class. This includes a warm up, basic training, dance technique and choreography. The first part will use Chinese and Korean Jazz to warm dancers up and ensure they are fully flexible to learn technique. The aim of the basic training is to make dancers more flexible through different training methods such as leg pressing and bending backward into a bridge. The technique aspect is for engaging in learning choreography practicing spinning, turn overs, splits and walkover. The dancers will learn the Chinese classical dance and national dance (e.g.:Dai Nationality).

DAY TIMES TERM
Friday 8:30 - 10:00 pm May 6 - June 24
Where: St. Denis Centre - Multi Purpose Room 
Instructor: 
Register: To sign up for Chinese , click here.
HIP HOP/JAZZ

Join Paige Wednesday evenings with her Hip Hop/ Jazz class! This dynamic and upbeat class offers technical training in Jazz and hip hop dance paired with inventive and energetic choreography in both genres. Dancers will develop a sense of rhythm, technical vocabulary, rhythm and self-expression. 

DAY TIMES TERM
Wednesday 7:00 - 8:30 pm Fall/Winter ony
Where: St. Denis Centre - Multi Purpose Room 
Instructor: Paige Eddie
Register: To sign up Hip Hop/Jazz , click here.
 
MIDDLE EASTERN BELLY DANCE

Professional dancer Barb Sharp will provide instruction on technique, culture, and music of Middle Eastern dance. The moves are gentle on the body, yet provide a low-impact workout and lots of fun with fellow dancers! Participants can wear workout-type gear, can dance barefoot or in gymnastic-type slippers or socks, and hip scarves are provided to use during class time if you don’t have your own (no coins, please). Performance is not required, and the emphasis will be on building a movement vocabulary for improvisation. All ladies welcome! Come for the fitness, come for the fun!

DAY TIMES TERM
Tuesday

6 - 7pm - beginner

7 - 8pm inter/advanced

May 3 - June 21
Where: St. Denis Centre - Multi Purpose Room 
Instructor: 
Register: To sign up , click here.
BALLROOM DANCING

This course will provide you with the opportunity to learn and practice the graceful modern ballroom dances such as the WALTZ, TANGO, HUSTLE, BLUES and FOXTROT. You will learn the fundamental dance components, base timings/rhythms, key foot patterns and essential leading and following techniques. We start with basic partnering and single steps, and advance to more difficult steps and variations. It is a necessary social grace that fills a need in both the business world and on a personal level. Have a fun and great workout! A partner is helpful but not mandatory.

About the Instructor:
Elena Semenov
           Winner of numerous awards in professional international Ballroom and Latin dance competitions and championships, Elena leads Ballroom, Latin and social dance classes year-round. She is an accomplished instructor with teaching experience of over 17 years in Europe and North America.
           Elena was trained as professional dancer in Russia in the world famous Ballroom and Latin Dance School since the early age of 14. She was professional competitive dancer for many years, have performed, taught, choreographed, organized, promoted and hosted numerous parties, theater productions and dance functions. She has been frequently featured in local and national radio, newspapers and the television including special documentary film about her “From far and wide” for Canada's day. For the last few years she has taught and choreographed, consulted and judged for popular show “Dancing with the Stars”.

           In Windsor Elena has been teaching both Ballroom and Latin Dance courses in St. Clair College, University of Windsor and Mackenzie Hall for the past ten years. In her own studio she teaches master classes and workshops for an advanced level of Ballroom and Latin dancers as well as choreographs and coaches them for competitions and championships.
           An accomplished instructor and performer, Elena has inspired thousands of students around the world to embrace the art of Ballroom and Latin Dance.

 

DAY TIME TERM
Thursdays 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm   Fall/Winter only
Where: St. Denis Centre - Multi Purpose Room
Instructor: Elena Semenov
Register: To sign up for Ballroom Dancing International, click here.

 

 

LATIN DANCING

Break free and enjoy the coordination and freedom of movement. Learn the hottest Latin dances like the SALSA, RUMBA, SWING/JIVE, and CHA-CHA-CHA. We start with simple basic steps and gradually progress to more complicated figures, techniques and amalgamations. It is a necessary social grace that fills a need in both the business world and on a personal level. Improve your flexibility, strength and endurance. Get fit while having fun! A partner is helpful but not mandatory.
 

About the Instructor:
Elena Semenov
           Winner of numerous awards in professional international Ballroom and Latin dance competitions and championships, Elena leads Ballroom, Latin and social dance classes year-round. She is an accomplished instructor with teaching experience of over 17 years in Europe and North America.
           Elena was trained as professional dancer in Russia in the world famous Ballroom and Latin Dance School since the early age of 14. She was professional competitive dancer for many years, have performed, taught, choreographed, organized, promoted and hosted numerous parties, theater productions and dance functions. She has been frequently featured in local and national radio, newspapers and the television including special documentary film about her “From far and wide” for Canada's day. For the last few years she has taught and choreographed, consulted and judged for popular show “Dancing with the Stars”.

           In Windsor Elena has been teaching both Ballroom and Latin Dance courses in St. Clair College, University of Windsor and Mackenzie Hall for the past ten years. In her own studio she teaches master classes and workshops for an advanced level of Ballroom and Latin dancers as well as choreographs and coaches them for competitions and championships.
           An accomplished instructor and performer, Elena has inspired thousands of students around the world to embrace the art of Ballroom and Latin Dance.

 

DAY TIME TERM
Thursdays 8:30 - 10:00 pm   Fall/Winter only
Where: St. Denis Centre - Multi Purpose Room
Instructor: Elena Semenov
Register: To sign up for Latin Dancing, click here.

 

Zumba

We take the "work" out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why. Zumba Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Super effective? Check. Super fun?   

DAYS TIME

TERM

    Fall/Winter only
INSTRUCTOR: 

Register: To sign up for Zumba, click here.