11. October 2017 - 9:30
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Jazz Initiative Drop In Classes | Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts | Wednesday, 11. October 2017

Join our Jazz Initiative for some great morning training opportunities!

Beginning WEDNESDAY OCT 11, classes will run every Mon, Wed & Fri morning under the following schedule:

Mon - 9:30-10:30am: Pilates with Jana MacGregor
10:45am-12:15pm: Jazz with Kathleen Doherty
(Room 12)

Wed - 9:30-10:30am: Pilates with Jana MacGregor
10:45am-12:15pm: Jazz with Kendra Armstrong
(Concert Hall)

Fri - 10:30am-12pm - rotating workshops/classes:
(Room 12)
Oct 13 - Jazz w Kathleen
Oct 20 & 27 - African w Liliona Quarmyne & accompanist Andrew Dahms
Nov 3 - Jazz w Penny Evans
Nov 10 - African w Liliona Quarmyne & accompanist Andrew Dahms
Nov 17 - Jazz w Penny Evans
Nov 24 - African w Liliona Quarmyne & accompanist Andrew Dahms
Dec 1, 8, 15 - Capeoira w Ross Burns

Where - Maritime Conservatory, 6199 Chebucto Rd, Hfx

Drop in rates:
1 hr warm up classes (Pilates/Yoga) $8
1.5 hr Jazz or workshop class $10
Full morning (Mon or Wed) for $15

Yoga & Pilates classes are open to any level (and not just for dancers), Jazz and other workshop classes are for experienced dancers (class will function at an intermediate level).

The Jazz Initiave is made possible with support from The Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage and The Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts.

Questions - votivedance@gmail.com
  • We're selling raffle tickets on a Gift Card basket as a fundraiser for this program. The draw is this Friday, comment below or send us a message if you'd like to purchase some raffle tickets!
  • This is our last week of classes before the Christmas break, come on out and dance!! 🎄💃🎅
  • Come get jazzy tomorrow morning!
  • Capoeira with Ross Burns starts tomorrow! 10:30-12pm, $10 drop in, see you there!! (Capoeria with Ross will run Dec 1, 8 & 15) Capoeira is a beautiful Brazilian form that combines martial arts, acrobatics, dance and music. Ross Burns is a professional musician, performer, capoeira player, and teacher. Studying the guitar since a young age and training the Brazilian dance/martial art form capoeira seriously since 2003 Ross is becoming a familiar **** on Canadian stages as a guitarist, percussionist, singer, dancer and front man. As a dancer Ross has performed in The Halifax Jazz Festival, The Scotia Festival of Music, Brazilian Carnaval Halifax, Kinetic Studio Series, Halifax and Yarmouth Multicultural Festivals and more. He has studied capoeira all over Canada, and made regular study visits to New York City and Brazil. He has taught extensively in schools and recreation programs all over Nova Scotia and as far afield as Ottawa, Ontario and Recife, Brazil.
  • Here is the info on the workshop I am teaching this weekend, if anyone is interested: https://www.facebook.com/events/1322640157864963/
  • Here is the info about Amara's workshops this weekend, as promised!
  • Also, a couple of people were asking about Kizomba, Charles Ogar is teaching a Beginners Bootcamp tonight, Friday Nov 17 from 7:30-9:30pm at Happy Soul Dance Studios, 3089 Oxford st (entrance on Bayers rd) Here is a video of a practice with Charles and I this week. The simplest way to describe Kizomba in a few words is African Tango.
  • Just a reminder that there is no class tomorrow, Nov 13 as The Conservatory is closed in lieu of Remembrance Day. See you all on Wednesday!
  • Afro-House class with Charles Ogar from Texas, Nov 20! -10:45am to 12:15pm at Maritime Conservatory, room 12, 6199 Chebucto Rd (drop-in for $10) -6pm to 7pm at Happy Soul Dance Studios, 3089 Oxford st (entrance on Bayers rd) $20 Afro-House come from the southern Africa countries and is a modern African dance in the tradition of Afrobeats that is a mix between House and African dance and music. There are different genres in this style depending on the country including Rara and Kuduro. It's fun, challenging and energetic :) Everyone welcome! No experience needed! More info: info@freetomove.ca Here is a video of Afro-House: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZeKHU-sp6U for more information on all the workshops: https://www.facebook.com/events/283381328821371/
  • We're excited to share that Rhodnie Desire will be guest teaching tomorrow's class! Rhodnie has been in town for the past few weeks working on her project Bow't, and we're so excited to have her lead class tomorrow. Check out her website to learn more about her training and work (you can translate it from French if needed :) ) http://www.rhodniedesir.com/apropos/
  • Come work off all that Halloween candy with us tomorrow morning 🤣 Yoga 9:30-10:30 & Jazz 10:45-12:15!
  • See you soon! Yoga @ 9:30 & Jazz @ 10:45 🙌
  • The dancing continues tomorrow morning! Pilates @ 9:30am & Jazz @ 10:45am 💃
  • Back at it tomorrow morning! Yoga 9:30-10:30am ($8 drop in) & Jazz with Kendra Armstrong 10:45am-12:15pm ($10 drop in) - or do the whole morning for $15!!
  • Is there a Jazz class tomorrow? Oct 17th? Concert Hall?
  • Jayla James
  • Kizomba and Bachata workshops coming up October 20-2 with Master teachers from NYC, Phil & Upa
  • A little sneak peek at the play list for Kathleen's class tomorrow 😎🙌🎶 Can't wait!!
  • Thanks to everyone for a great first full day! See you on Friday at 10:30am!
  • Can I come even if I have not had any formal dance training?
  • We're so excited to kick things off tomorrow morning! Drop in's are encouraged and welcome to attend any and all classes! Tomorrow is : Yoga @ 9:30-10:30am - $8 drop in Jazz @ 10:45am-12:15pm - $10- drop in Or do both classes for $15! Maritime Conservatory - Concert Hall 💃