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Fresh Georgetown


  • Center Stage School of the Arts 36 Main Street South Georgetown, ON, L7G 3G4 Canada (map)
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Fresh Dance Intensive is a fun-filled four-day workshop program with classes in Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Functional Ballet, Improvisation and more! 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.

*Please note FRESH GEORGETOWN 2018 is designed specifically for dancers training at a part-time level. Everyone is welcome!

Click here to view/download the Workshop Package (PDF) including a PROGRAM SCHEDULE and FACULTY INFORMATION!

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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.

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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

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.

Tap - exploring musicality, investigating nuances of sound and discovering rhythmic specificity.

Functional Ballet – emphasizing mobility and stability: investigate alignment, muscle efficiency and movement textures through classical form.

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.

Collaboration - working together to accomplish a surprise choreographic assignment

Jam Session - applying the learning of the week through a guided improvisational exploration

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FACULTY MEMBERS

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KRISTEN CARCONE (Workshop Director / Faculty Member), is a Toronto-born, internationally acclaimed dancer, choreographer, teacher, and reiki healer. She is a company member of Third Rail Projects (New York), currently performing in their Bessie award-winning production, Then She Fell. Kristen is a guest artist with FROG IN HAND, and has also performed the original works of Jason Parsons and the Kuperman Brothers. She has performed internationally in: The Phish Concert at Madison Square Garden (New York), Tangente’s Danses Buissonnieres (Montreal), The New Prague Dance Festival (Prague) and Art Gallery of Ontario’s MASSIVE PARTY (Toronto). In 2016, Kristen was named one of the 25 Most Influential Young Choreographers to watch by Narcity Toronto. Her choreography can be seen in Cardinal’s Pride music video Masterpiece, and in Supa’Nova, a new play by Maria Ramirez. Thanks to funding from the Toronto Arts Council, and support from lululemon NY, Kristen’s latest work 4-7-8 will premiere Fall 2018 in Toronto. She graduated from New World School of the Arts in 2011.

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FRAN CHUDNOFF (Faculty Member) is a Toronto based dance artist, illustrator,  film maker and photographer. She began her contemporary dance training working as a company member at Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre. Francesca continued her studies at Ryerson Theatre School while also training independently in street dance forms such as breaking, hip hop and house.  After graduating, Francesca became Co-Assistant Director of Alias Dance Project until Spring 2017. She has presented her dance work at Dancematters, Toronto Love In PS We Are All Here, Dancemakers Flowchart Performance Series, New Blue Festival, Body Break, Wind Down Dance, and Fresh Blood. Her film and visual work has been screened in festivals across Canada. Her recent film work has been presented at Toronto Urban Film Festival, Festival of Recorded Movement, Art Spin, On Common Ground Festival, New Blue Festival, Screen:Moves, Rhubarb Festival and FFDN. Francesca is a member of the multidisciplinary art collective, Lost is Found.

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CHRIS BAPTISTA (Faculty Member) is from Toronto, and grew up exploring and training in all styles of dance. As a teenager, Chris was a student at Vlad’s Dance Company and worked with Bridge to Artists Dance Company. He was lucky to be on the Canadian National Tap Team, and also to work for RiaToss Productions. After High School, Chris completed two years in the Scholarship program at the Ailey School in New York City, and went on to work as an apprentice with the Peridance Capezio Dance Company. So far he has had the opportunity to perform pieces by Alvin Ailey, Igal Perry, Larry Keigwin, Adam Barruch, Teddy Forance, Linda Garneau and Kristen Carcone, and has been able to set choreography in both Canada and the US. Chris began working with Fresh in 2013, and since then has been able to learn and teach with other curious and excited students and faculty all over Canada. He is thrilled and excited for another Fresh Summer!!

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CHANTELLE GOOD (Faculty Member) recently graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree majoring in dance and choreography. She has performed works by Sonya Tayeh, Alexandra Damiani (former director of Cedar Lake), and Adam Barruch. While living in New York she has had the opportunity to perform in Reverb Dance Festival (Mary Grace McNally), BC Beat: A Broadway Choreography Showcase (Al Blackstone), and a new work choreographed by Sonya Tayeh presented by Fresh Ground Pepper Theatre Company. This past June, Chantelle attended Springboard Danse Montreal. There, she worked with Bobbi Jene Smith on an excerpt of Humus by Ohad Naharin, created for Batsheva Dance Company. She has also performed in two full-length works by Emma Portner; A Primitive Cinema during the summer of 2015, and Water That Came To My Waist this past July. In August 2016, Chantelle performed in the premiere of Travis Wall's full length show Hollow Suit.


LEVELS:

  • Junior (reccomended ages 8 - 10) 
  • Intermediate (reccomended ages 11 - 13) 
  • Senior (reccomended ages 14+) 

*Please note FRESH GEORGETOWN 2018 is designed specifically for dancers training at a part-time level. Everyone is welcome!


FEES:

$400 per dancer plus HST


REGISTER:

Center Stage School of the Arts

905-873-2424

gabriele@center-stage.ca

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