Contemporary - Beginner ONLINE

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Day of the week: Mondays
Duration: Sep 14th, 2020 until Dec 7th, 2020
Time: 8:05 PM until 9:05 PM
Age: 18 years +
Spots Remaining: 15
Price: $216.00

Dance taller, stronger and more confidently, on and off the dance floor!

Contemporary dance tells a story through grace and strength. Jodie Vandekerkhove, with her dynamic personality and accessible approach to dance, is one of Edmonton's most popular contemporary instructors and performers. She is sure to inspire you to move!

A mix of ballet and jazz technique will allow beginner dancers to gain confidence and increase their dance skill.

Each class will combine technique development, stretch and conditioning, and choreography for a brain and body workout.

This class will have the option of performing in recital.  Recital performance by each participant is optional.  Dancers choosing to participate in the recital piece will be responsible for paying for their own costume.

Registrations can be completed online or in person at the studio or over the phone (provided you already have an account with J'Adore Dance). Payment must be received at the time of registration. 

Programs at J'Adore Dance are in high demand, and sell out with long wait lists. As such, any registrations cancelled before the first class are subject to a $25 + GST administrative fee. No refunds will be issued after the start date of the class, however, we will issue credit valid for 12 months from the start date of the canceled program if the registration is canceled before the third class of the session. No refunds or credit will be granted after the start of the third class other than for serious illness or injury with medical documentation provided. Cancellation requests must be received in writing (info@jadoredance.com) and can only be processed by management. Credits are non-transferable and non-refundable. Please note that classes may switch from in-studio to online formats at any point in a session as mandated by Alberta Health Services. By registering in a program at J’Adore Dance you are agreeing to participating in both in-studio and online class delivery. Refunds/Credit will not be given for changes to programming delivery. 

Terms and Conditions for Online Classes

  • The participant has permission to be online and partake in J’Adore Dance online classes.
  • Always use good judgement when dancing outside of your regular studio classroom.
  • Take care to clear adequate space and remove any household or environmental factors that could potentially harm you or those around you
  • Wear appropriate clothing and footwear that is not slippery
  • Make sure the flooring is adequate to prevent slipping and falling
  • Young children should have someone actively supervising them
  • Don’t do the activity alone; have someone on the premises with you
  • That, where possible, you will ensure webcams are located in a communal space like a living room - rather than a bedroom. If only a private space like a bedroom is available, you will commit to keeping the door open.

The participant will participate in these online dance classes at their own risk.  You understand that, although rare, dance is a sport and injury may occur.  J’Adore Dance will not be held responsible for any injury that may occur during your online dance class.


Make-ups - Because you have access to the class link for one, week there will be no make up's or missed classes recorded for the duration of our on-line programming. 

Privacy for Zoom:

  • All participants will be admitted from the “waiting room”. Please make sure your Zoom name matches your name on your registration.
  • Please sign-in at least 10 minutes before your class starts.
  • Your instructor will “admit” you.
  • To minimize disruptions to the class, the instructor will not be able to manage the waiting room and admit participants after the welcome discussion (5 min after class start time)
  • For safety reasons, your video must be on so that your instructor can see you
  • Please note that the material in class videos is copyright and has not been approved for sharing, or for third party recordings.  Sharing of the classes and zoom links and passwords are strictly forbidden (only registered participants will be granted entry into the ZOOM class each week) as well as the weekly video link. Not adhering to these rules will void your registration from the program.


Jodie

Instructor

Jodie Vandekerkhove is a professional artist with extensive training and education in the field of dance, holding a holding BFA (Simon Fraser University, Canada) and MA (University of Alberta, Canada). Jodie's MA research focused on Ethical Practices for Beginner Ballet Class. The results have been published in Vandekerkhove, J. (2018). At The Barre: Ethical Training for Beginner Ballet Class. In P. Markula & M. Clark (Eds.), The evolving feminine ballet body (pp. 127-150). Edmonton, AB: University of Alberta Press. She has danced professionally for various choreographers and has performed with Jen Mesch Dance Conspiracy, KO Dance project, Heidi Bunting, and Mile Zero Dance all over Canada. Jodie has been a presenter for the TEDx Garneau Women event. Jodie appreciates all diverse backgrounds and abilities in dance and appreciates everyone's unique way of moving. Jodie has a passion for teaching dance and presently is a dance instructor at Concordia University of Edmonton, University of Alberta where she informs students of dance education. As well Jodie is the Outreach Coordinator for Mile Zero Dance in Edmonton, Canada.   

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