Contemporary Workshop (Adult)
Strength, Breath, Fluidity, and Release
Join Jodie Vandekerkhove for this exhilarating hour of contemporary dance accompanied by live drumming. 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. All levels welcome!
- Athletic wear or Dance wear
- Jazz shoes, grippy socks, or bare feet
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.
Refunds for workshops will not be issued. Cancellations received more than 48 hours prior to the workshop start date will receive a studio credit for the cost of the workshop. Credits are valid for 12 months from the original workshop start date. Cancellations received within 48 hours of the workshop start date will be ineligible for class credit. Cancellation requests must be received in writing (email@example.com) and can only be processed by management.
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 began her early training in Fort McMurray, Alberta, and then went on to dance 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 taught at Concordia University of Edmonton, University of Alberta for over 20 years where she informed students of dance education. Presently, Jodie works as an Art Consultant for the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and continues to spread the love of dance & movement to others.