A class for experienced dancers to train with professional teachers in a variety of dance styles. Keep your body in tune and learn about dance culture and history with a weekly technique class taught by an expert in their field. You do not need to have training in the style being offered, however it will be assumed that students have advanced-level movement skills and body awareness. Join other experienced movers and learn something new! The classes will be hosted on Zoom each Tuesday from 12:15-1:30pm.
For the month of March, each class is just $5. Sign up for all 5 classes for just $25! Payments are accepted by e-transfer, please email us to register. We do not want to exclude anyone, if you want to participate and this fee is beyond your means, please reach out.
London Dancers, Teachers & Dance Professionals: Let your voice be heard!
What does the London dance community want and need? We have some big questions to answer to determine how we’ll move forward for the 2020/2021 season. We would like to hear how we can better serve artists, improve our allyship, and adapt to digital and distanced dance. Tell us what you think by participating in our round table meetings, completing a survey, and/or answering our call for ideas.
Here are some of the questions we’re asking:
How can CMA & LDF better serve our dance community?
What do you need in order to make a better living in dance?
What’s missing in your dance life and our city?
How can we improve our BIPOC allyship?
Do you feel represented in our events?
How would you spend our budget?
What should we pay you for?
How can we capture the energy of live dance in a digital format?
What are the upsides of digital dance training and performance?
We’re Back London Dancers and Dance Fans! With funding from the London Arts Council, we are pleased to be getting back to work at the CMA/LDF! Before planning any performances, we are going to check in with the community and see where you’re at – what you want, need, and feel safe doing over the coming months. Stay tuned for more info on how you can participate!
Reach, bend, squat, lunge and balance as we stroll through Gibbons Park. A fun outdoor workout and walk that will revive your child-like sense of wonder as we move in response to the natural landscape.
There’s no right or wrong way to dance walk, just get outside and groove, strut, shimmy and shake! For the first time ever we’re adding LIVE MUSIC by guitarist Michael Trudgen to inspire us as we stroll through Springbank Park. Bizz Varty will offer dance moves for you to try and outdoor enthusiast Nina Sampson will share information about the natural world around us! This walk will be approximately 60 minutes.
Meet by the seal statue near the gates to Storybook Gardens at 2:30 pm. Parking lot entrance is on Springbank Gate, on the North side of Commissioners Rd West.
Dress for the weather, this walk will happen rain, snow or shine.
Accessibility: This walk will happen in paved trails and will be suitable for mobility devices, including strollers, weather permitting.
Michael Trudgen is a fingerstyle guitarist endorsed by Furch Guitars. He is based in London, Ontario. He has two albums and can be found on popular music streaming sites! His music is a fusion of jazz, folk, blues, and country. His performance on the Dance Walk is sponsored by the London Arts Council’s London Arts Live program.
The festival is seeking dances of 3 to 15 minutes by emerging artists in all styles. Choreographers ages 16 and up are welcome to apply. For the first time this year the Emerging performance will have a theme: “Awaken Summer”. Applicants will interpret this theme through their choreography, expressing their own ideas about awakening, emerging, growing, blooming, beginning, sunshine, heat, and all things summer.
PLEASE NOTE: This year the festival is especially interested in works with 3 or more dancers. We will be accepting a very limited number of solos and duets. Click here to apply.
Preference is given to London and area artists, but we welcome submissions from across Canada. Movement and music content must be appropriate for a family audience.