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Participants during Ralph Escamillan’s Move/s workshop (2021).

Professional Workshops & Classes

All Season

As part of our commitment to supporting the professional development of artists in the community, TDT hosts special intensives in addition to our staple open classes where advanced or professional dance artists can train alongside TDT’s ensemble and together discover various dance practices and forms. Classes and workshops occur during TDT’s production season and the class schedule is typically released every 1 to 2 weeks. Classes for Fall 2022 are on a pay-what-you-can basis (Suggested $15) and are held in-person at the Winchester Street Theatre.

October 2022 Classes

  • Monday October 3 at 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. ET: flowmentum with Lukas Malkowski
  • Tuesday October 4 at 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. ET: flowmentum with Lukas Malkowski
  • Wednesday October 5 at 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. ET: Conditioning & Cardio with Darryl Tracy
  • Thursday October 6 at 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. ET: Discover your Qi and playful healing movements with Alison Stark
  • Friday October 7 at 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. ET: Class with Johanna Bergfelt
  • Tuesday October 11 at 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. ET: Functional Pilates for Dancers with Susan Sinclair
  • Wednesday October 12 at 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. ET: Conditioning & Cardio with Darryl Tracy
  • Thursday October 13 at 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. ET: Discover your Qi and playful healing movements with Alison Stark
  • Friday October 14 at 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. ET: Class with Johanna Bergfelt

COVID-19 Protocols: Mask requirements have been lifted; however, TDT strongly recommends wearing a mask while at 80 Winchester Street. Please do not attend in-person classes if you have a fever or are experiencing any other symptoms of COVID-19, have tested positive for COVID-19 within 10 days of the class, or have been in close contact with someone suspected or confirmed of having COVID-19. Visit TDT’s COVID-19 protocol webpage.

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A photo of Lukas Malkowski dancing. He's leaning against a tree, hands overhead, balanced on one leg while the other kicks high and outward. Photo Credit: Lukas Malkowski at TDT's Listening Party. Photo by Ömer Yükseker
Oct 03 - 2022

flowmentum with Lukas Malkowski

Harnessing gravity to turn falling into flying, this class aims to build dynamic, reactive movement in and out of the floor. flowmentum is influenced by contemporary dance, yoga, acrobatics and break (breakdance) techniques.

flowmentum embodies science physics principles to flow like water & fly like the wind. Harnessing gravity to turn falling into flying, this class aims to build dynamic, reactive movement in and out of the floor, flowmentum is influenced by contemporary dance, yoga, acrobatics and break (breakdance) techniques.

Jumping between functional improvisation concepts and choreographed combinations, participants will unlock their own dynamic flow and harness the power of their own momentum!

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A graphic with two dancers. One moves on the floor, both hands pressed to the ground, their head is tilted to the side. The dancer behind them is folder forward, long hair obscuring their face.
Oct 06 - 2022

Discover your Qi and playful healing movements with Alison Stark

This workshop's exercises focus on diaphragmatic breathwork, feeling Qi (hands), self acupressure to heal and flowing movements that bring tangible feeling to the term energy.

Qigong is an ancient Chinese self-care healing art that combines gentle movement, breath, meditation & visualization. It is designed to bring awareness to the more subtle energy systems of the body, balance the mind and awaken the spirit.

In taking the time to slow down and synchronize the breath, movement and the mind we can heighten our ability to to feel more, increase purpose and poignancy in the moment with less distraction, even while life is in motion around us.

The exercises focus on diaphragmatic breathwork, feeling Qi (hands), self acupressure to heal and flowing movements that bring tangible feeling to the term energy. Qigong can clear stagnation in the body, relax muscles or an overactive mind and relieve pain. This practice is a discipline of self awareness that asks practitioners to utilize their own abilities to tap into one’s healing potential and reclaim the power of inner guidance.

Two dancers are moving in the studio. One is kneeling, arms raised overhead. The other dancer side-steps, arms swinging. Photo Credit: Participants during Ralph Escamillan's Move/s workshop (2021).
Sep 27 - 2022

Conditioning & Cardio with Darryl Tracy

An amalgam of warming up/conditioning, improv, and some set dance class work.

This class is an amalgam of warming up/conditioning, improv, and some set dance class work. The whole class has space for personal interpretation and self care.

Several dancers move throughout the space. The dancer closest to the camera is in a low lunge, and just behind them another dancer stands, one arm reaching over their head. Several others move about in the background. Photo Credit: Participants during Ralph Escamillan's Move/s workshop (2021).
Sep 29 - 2022

Class with Johanna Bergfelt

This class explores total body movement, drawing on both classical ballet and modern dance.

Drawing on both classical ballet and modern dance, this class explores total body movement. Classes begin with barre work, followed by centre work, and ends with traveling work including jumps and across the floor sequences. It is a highly physical dance class.

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