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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. All TDT classes are on a pay-what-you-can basis (Suggested $15) and are held in-person at the Winchester Street Theatre.

December 2022 Classes

The last day of classes for 2022 is December 16.

– Monday December 5 at 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. ET: Yoga with Nicky Poole
– Tuesday December 6 at 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. ET: Street Dance with Raoul Wilke
– Wednesday December 7 at 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. ET: Graham Class Workout with Rosemary James
– Thursday December 8 at 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. ET: Street Dance with Raoul Wilke
– Friday December 9 at 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. ET: Class with Johanna Bergfelt (class includes live accompanist)

– Monday December 12 at 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. ET: Punking/Whacking with Ashley Colours Perez
– Tuesday December 13 at 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. ET: Street Dance with Raoul Wilke
– Wednesday December 14  at 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. ET: Conditioning & Cardio with Darryl Tracy (class includes live accompanist)
– Thursday December 15 at 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. ET: Street Dance with Raoul Wilke
– Friday December 16 at 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. ET: Class with Johanna Bergfelt (class includes live accompanist)

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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COMING SOON

Two dancers are moving on the floor of a studio, and their reflections shimmer across the floor. The dancer on the left is further back and lifts herself into a backwards bridge, holding herself up with one arm and the other arm partially covering her face. The other dancer is closer to the camera, sitting on his shins while putting his hands on the ground in front of him and looking down. There is a pastel blue wash over the photo. Photo Credit: Alana Elmer and Roberto Soria during Meryem Alaoui's workshop for Emerging Voices Project (2019).
Dec 05 - 2022

Yoga with Nicky Poole

A therapeutic prehab and gentle flow yoga session.

Nicky Poole will focus on therapeutic prehab and gentle flow yoga in this session.

If you have access to these materials, please bring: massage balls or two tennis balls in a sock, and a theraband (stretchy band).

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.

A dancer is performing on stage underneath purple, hazy spotlights. He is standing with his head tilted down, twisting his legs and feet a little to the left side. Photo Credit: Raoul "Jiggyman" Wilke during Short&Sweet: Toronto Edition (2022). Photo by Marlowe Porter.
Oct 18 - 2022

Class with Raoul Wilke

This movement-based class focuses on the historical context that stems from vernacular street dance forms.

Raoul’s street dance class is focused on the historical context of which these vernacular street forms stem from. It is a movement-based class and we utilize foundation as a language. We dig deep into music understanding the difference between polyrhythms and syncopations. It is a class to uplift but also a reminder that we have to honour the ones that created this path.

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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.

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