Fresh Dance Intensive Calgary 2019 is a fun-filled two-day workshop program with classes in Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Improvisation and more! Dance with our team of internationally-acclaimed artist-educators this summer to open your mind and unleash your potential…
Our classes strive to guide students towards embracing their uniqueness while emphasizing transferable skills that apply both in the studio and everyday life: risk-taking, awareness, focus, responsibility, communication, and teamwork.
THE FRESH APPROACH
At Fresh Dance Intensive, “dance” is only a small fraction of what we’re aiming to teach. Movement explorations are used as a catalyst to access and develop life skills. We strive to cultivate creative thinkers and team players who can find meaningful connections and use the discoveries they make inside the studio within other aspects of their life.
The ‘teacher-as-student’ and the ‘student-as-teacher’ way of thinking is an integral part of the way Fresh Dance Intensive facilitates the learning process for everyone. We believe that there is no hierarchy when it comes to creative inspiration. Teachers inspire students and students inspire teachers. It’s an exchange. Everyone is responsible for contributing their positive creative energy to each class!
We believe that our responsibility to our students extends beyond executing well-planned lessons. It includes consistently embodying the energy we want our students to feel, practicing the same skills we’re teaching in the studio and when we’re outside of the studio, leading by example and, hopefully, becoming positive role models.
Goal Setting – offering dancers a moment each morning to dream big, articulate next steps and self-evaluate progress.
Body and Mind Activation – providing a strong foundation of focus, presence, physical readiness and enthusiasm.
Contemporary – sharing the most recent tools, approaches and innovations of the artform of dance, including elements of modern, jazz and lyrical.
Improvisation – offering strategies to access imagination, take risks, break habits and stay present.
Jazz – emphasizing dynamics and musicality, dancers learn and research energetic movements set to upbeat music. Influences could include Street Jazz and Musical Theatre.
Hip Hop – exploring isolations, groundedness and groove through the dance style of Hip Hop culture.
August 10-11, 2019 from 9am-4pm daily
David Norsworthy (Program Director / Faculty Member), is a Toronto-based dance artist who is “an exceptionally lucid performer, impressive and articulate” (The Globe and Mail). David has performed and toured with companies including Peggy Baker Dance Projects (Toronto), Toronto Dance Theatre (Toronto), Dancenorth (Melbourne), ZviDance (New York), Brian Brooks (New York), Skånes Dansteater (Malmö) and Magma Dans (Stockholm). Recent performances include the national tour of “who we are in the dark” by Peggy Baker with live music by Sarah Neufeld and Jeremy Gara of Arcade Fire, and the Merce Cunningham Centennial Celebration “Night of 100 Solos” at the BAM Opera House in New York City. He has presented his choreographic work as part of Evolve! (Toronto), Wave Rising (New York), Our Voices (Stockholm) and the OnSite/InSight Festival (Winston Salem). A graduate of The Juilliard School (New York), David is the grateful recipient of the Living Arts Centre’s 2016 Ron Lenyk Award and one of three finalists for the Toronto Arts Foundation's 2018 Emerging Artist Award.
Chantelle Good (Faculty Member), born in Toronto, Canada, started dancing at the young age of 2. Throughout her competitive dance years, she trained extensively in ballet, jazz, contemporary, tap, and hip hop. Following high school, Chantelle moved to New York City to study dance at Marymount Manhattan College, where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in choreography. While living in New York, Chantelle has performed in professional events including the Capezio A.C.E Awards, BC Beat: A Broadway Choreography Showcase, Reverb Dance Festival, New York Fashion Week, Robin Hood Benefit Gala, and the Inside Out Festival at Jacob's Pillow. She has performed in two full length works directed and choreographed by Emma Portner, “A Primitive Cinema” and “Water that Came to my Waist”. Chantelle was also a cast member of Travis Wall’s “Hollow Suit” and Kate Harpootlian’s “Better Late Than Never”, which both premiered in Long Beach, California. She recently took part in a development workshop for the Off-Broadway show "The Wrong Man", directed by Thomas Kail, set to premiere in Fall 2019. In addition to workshops in New York City, Chantelle has attended Springboard Danse Montreal under the direction of Alexandra Wells, where she performed works by Ohad Naharin and Stijn Celis. She has also danced for artists including Jennifer Lopez (2018 American Music Awards), Blood Orange, and Snoop Dogg (Fox Live New Year's Eve). Chantelle has been a FRESH faculty member since 2015 and is so looking forward to being back with the students this summer!
Reid “K.I!” Friedl (Faculty Member) is a dancer/choreographer versed in all styles of dance. Originally from Edmonton, Alberta, he moved to Vancouver in 2016 to spread his wings and expand and further develop a quickly growing career. As an NXG and TwoFourSeven Co. Alumni, he has moved into the ranks of IMMABEAST/IMMAHighSociety, and working alongside groups like S-Rank and PGBoys for various projects. As a featured dancer in Macklemore’s ‘Dance Off’ Music video, he has also worked with artists T-Pain, Willa, Trystan Laurent, Kalin White, and more, as well as choreographed for ASIM for his newest released single, ‘Dreamers’. Reid has also featured in commercials for Nintendo and Translink. As an artist, his mantra is to expand on the individuality of himself, bringing an utmost honesty to his own creations, and develop a deeper connection between the individual and the art. As a teacher, he inspires/encourages others to do the same, as well as providing a deep and diverse set of tools and techniques to allow endless possibilities for growing students. Lastly, of course, he strives to facilitate a love and passion for dance, and creation in general!
Please note: We are offering Teacher Observer Passes for this event!
Alberta Ballet School
2nd Floor, West Annex, 906 -12 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB, Canada
Registration is now open via the following link on our webstore:
Note: If you’re registering more than one participant, please complete a separate transaction for each participant.
Note: For dancers with a valid Fresh 2019 Scholarship, please use the code CONGRATS2019CALGARY at checkout. For teachers with a valid Free Observers Pass Letter, please use the code WELCOME2019CALGARY at checkout.
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Fresh 2019 Poster Photos by Alvin Collantes. Fresh 2019 Poster Design by Han Fischer and David Norsworthy.