Posts Tagged ‘Dance Classes’

Every time I walk into a studio to take a dance class, or teach, or to rehearse. My senses are overwhelmed. Though I have little memory of my first dance class (ballet and I was 3), one of my strongest first memories of dance when I returned many years later was buying my first shoes. I was taking modern dance, so they were half-soles. They looked very different from what contemporary dancers wear today. They looked like this:

You can still purchase this style today!

I still can remember how they smelled and the feel of them on my feet when I would dance.

Tell us…..What is your first memory of dance?

Here is the first of many trailers of our production reSURGEnce presented this summer as a part of the 2011 Toronto Fringe Festival. Don’t miss it!

reSURGEnce is a collection of dances takes a look at society and examines the way that we view authority, power and beauty. Through contemporary dance Kinetic Elements deconstructs and transcends the boundaries of the labels put on us. Come join Kinetic Elements in their second year at the Toronto Fringe Festival.

Warning: Mature Themes

Factory Mainspace Theatre
125 Bathurst St, Toronto

Saturday July 9 @ 9:15pm

Sunday July 10 @ 1:15pm

Monday July 11 @ 8:30pm

Wednesday July 13 @ 3:30pm

Thursday July 14 @ 11:00pm

Friday July 15 @ 4:00pm

Saturday July 16 @ 2:15pm

All tickets $10 at the door, or book in advance by calling the Fringe Hotline at 416.966.1062 or online at www.fringetoronto.com.

For show info please visit www.kineticelementsdance.com

Media Contact:
Kinetic Elements representative: Kendra Hughes;  kendra@kendrahughes.com

Thanks to our amazing friend Ru, here is a video introduction of our artistic director and choreographer Kendra Hughes. For more information please visit www.itsru.com!

Stay tuned for dates and times to upcoming performances!

8 Week Beginner Classes

Often I get the question, “Why should I take one of your sessions, when there are drop in classes available?”

I think it is a really great question and it depends on each person and their schedule. With changing schedules and how fast life moves, drop in classes can be a great option. It gives dance students a certain freedom to come and as they please.

For beginner dance students that do have a fairly constant schedule there can be a lot of benefits to come to a regular session. Here are some the pros:

1) Together! A major benefit for beginners a part of an 8 week session. Everyone can move together at the same pace. It really gives students a chance to learn movements together, so if you attend sessions there is less of a chance for new students to feel left behind. which leads me to the next benefit…

2) Accountability! When you sign up for a session, it can really motivate you! Let’s be honest-life happens! Sometimes we don’t make time for ourselves in the long list of things to do each week, but when you sign up for a session, it gives a chance to say, “Sorry I can’t – I have class.”

3) New people! New friends that you know you will see every week! Not only do you meet new people, but it really gives you a chance to build a relationship with the instructor. So you are not just another dancer in a class, the instructor knows YOU, uniquely! You are a part of a whole new community and have a chance to connect with people that you would not normally meet in your daily schedule.

When deciding whether or not to take a dance session or a drop in dance class, it really depends on what your needs are!! So if you have always wanted to dance, get out there and try some different classes and try some new ways to work out and have a great time.

Hope to see you there!
Sincerely,
Kendra

Kinetic Elements is holding an audition for their 2011 season! We are adding dancers to the company for upcoming performance opportunities such as; The Toronto Fringe Festival, The Bazaar, etc. The audition will take place in a class format with a combination to learn at the end. If you have ever auditioned for us, we have your information and will contact those who are right for the project.

Audition Class Information

When: Sunday January 23, 2011, 1pm – 2:30pm *Please come early to sign in*

Where: George Brown College Casa Loma Campus- 160 Kendal Ave. Studio C

Cost: $12

We are looking for:

–         Mature male and female dancers with a strong background in ballet, jazz, or hip hop that are dedicated and team focused

–         Dancers must be available to rehearse on Sundays between 10 -1pm starting in February

–         Dancers must be over 19 years of age

For more information or to RSVP please email a headshot and resume to kendra@kendrahughes.com.

About Kinetic Elements

Kinetic Elements is a new and fresh contemporary modern dance company committed to exploring modern dance and fusing it with other dance forms. Our mission is to make modern dance more accessible to the public by performing in various settings and by casting light on the essence of the dance form.

Kinetic Elements has performed throughout Toronto and vicinity at such events as Nuit Blanche, Choreographer’s Snow Ball, The Bazaar, What’s Going On Down There Festival and Dance Ontario’s International Dance Day at Pearson International Airport. In the future Kinetic Elements will continue to produce shows in the community and to bring contemporary/modern dance to the public. You can find out more about us at www.kineticelementsdance.com.

Now you can own your very own Kinetic Elements T-Shirt!! T-shirts are $15 and they come in all sizes! We have t-shirt for men and women!! So order today at kendra@kendrahughes.com!

Plus!! Don’t forget to register for the beginner contemporary session coming up on Sunday January 16, 2011! Another fun 8 week session is in store. Kendra always provides a comfortable atmosphere for beginner students. We work on technique, flexibility and we learn a combination at the end of each class. To find out more visit our classes section! Is trying a dance class one of your resolutions? Now is the time!! Don’t miss out – register today!! kendra@kendrahughes.com