Strength, Breath, Fluidity, and Release
Contemporary dance is a genre of dance performance that developed during the mid-twentieth century. Since that time, the contemporary dance style has grown to become one of the dominant genres for formally trained dancers throughout the world, especially in North America and Europe. Contemporary dance is a style that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Combining the strength and grace of ballet with the floor work, fall and recovery, and improvisation of modern dance, this style strives to connect the mind, body, and soul. Our Contemporary Beginner program is designed for dancers with limited or no dance experience.
- Athletic wear or Dance wear
- Jazz shoes or grippy socks
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.
Prorating: Prorating class registration fees will not begin until week 5 of the session. Registering for a class before week 5, you are eligible for 3 make-ups to be used in any of our sessional programming within the current session. Please note that prorated classes and make-up classes are subject to availability.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and can only be processed by management. Credits are non-transferable and non-refundable.
Jeannie Vandekerkhove is a teacher, choreographer and dancer who trained classically in her youth, furthering her studies at Arts Umbrella and Ballet British Columbia’s Mentorship Program.
She has taught professionally at Arts Umbrella, MareMac Dance Studio, Ballet Divertimento, Montessori, YWCA Montreal’s Outreach Program, Mile Zero Dance’s Education Program, Orchesis, as well as numerous workshops, both pre/professionally and in private and public schools across the country.
Jeannie has danced professionally in Edmonton, Montreal and Vancouver and has performed both nationally and internationally for a variety of renowned choreographers.
Her own professionally choreographic works have been presented in Banff, Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal and Vancouver.