Posts Tagged ‘Instruction’

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?

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Here is what people are saying about reSURGEnce:

reSURGEnce by Kinetic Elements was like watching an extended episode of So You Think You Can Dance and I mean that as a compliment. I hope that TV shows like SYTYCD encourage people who wouldn’t normally see live dance to go and see shows like reSURGEncebecause it is wonderfully entertaining and performed by a very talented bunch of dancers.

The show is divided into short pieces and they all have something to say through their dance. This young company is a positive role model for their peers as they do not shy away from dancing about sexuality, the concept of beauty and the G2o. They commit to their dancing fully and you can see them sweating and hear them breathing which all adds to the power of the piece.

The music choices are perfect and some of them really evoked emotion within me. The ensemble worked exceptionally well together but I personally had a hard time looking at anybody else when Chelsea Lee was on stage, she is a fascinating dancer and has a very strong presence.

I also loved the two solo pieces by Elizabeth Vecchio and Sandra Clarke. Vecchio’s piece was extremely powerful and her costume choice added to the piece as well. Clarke’s piece was beautiful and her music choice was paired wonderfully with her choreography. In another piece these two performed together for a moment with just their backs to the audience and the lines they created were amazing.

The whole show was a wonderful way to pass an hour and anyone who loves dance should see this show and anyone who wants to be introduced to dance should see this show, the pieces are short so you get a real taste test of different styles and dances. I commend Kendra Hughes on creating this company and her excellent choreography.

To see the full review and reviews of other Toronto Fringe Shows please visit here!

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Here is the latest video from our Launch Party that we had a month ago TODAY! Thanks to all who came out and showed their support! Stay tuned for more!

Here is the first routine from our new session of adult beginner contemporary dance! What a great job. Keep up the great work dancers!

 

**NEW**

We have opened up the classes for drop ins. Join us on Sundays for only $12. See you there!

For more information look under our classes tab!

Another great class!

Don’t forget a new session starts in March, sign up today! kendra@kendrahughes.com

 

8 Week Beginner Contemporary Classes

***NEW***

8 Week Beginner Contemporary Dance Sessions to start in March!

Kendra is offering a new session of beginner contemporary dance classes to start on Sunday March 14, 2010. Two levels are being offered this time:

3:00pm – 4:00pm Level 1: for those who have never dance before and have always wanted to! This class is for you!

4:00pm – 5:00pm Level 2: for those who used to dance, but it’s been awhile, or has been trained in other dance forms and wants to give contemporary dance a try!

Classes are held at George Brown College, Casa Loma campus 160 Kendal Ave. Studio TBA! Sundays March 14th to May 2nd.

Come learn contemporary dance in a fun and safe learning environment. We work on technique and learn a new combination every week!

***These are not drop in classes****

Only $80 for 8 weeks if you sign up before March 1st! After March 1st the price goes up to $100 for the 8 weeks, so don’t miss out! Sign up at kendra@kendrahughes.com. Please state which level you want to sign up for along with your information.

For more information you can visit www.kineticelementsdance.com

See you there!

Kendra Hughes