2017 adult beginner contemporary dance class with amelia ehrhardt


Amelia Ehrhardt pictured in her work "No Context", photo by Yuula Benivolski

Amelia Ehrhardt pictured in her work "No Context", photo by Yuula Benivolski

Amelia's Adult Contemporary Dance Classes focus on post-modern and contemporary dance techniques and offer a gentle, guided, and fun way into dancing. Topics such as postural alignment, efficiency in movement, balance, and coming in and out of the floor will be explored. Participants will work both in set choreography/phrasework and guided improvisation. These classes are geared towards those with little to no experience with dance technique, or to those looking to revisit their childhood dance careers. These classes are queer/trans positive and body positive. Amelia's teaching is rooted in a social justice oriented pedagogy that insists that a healthy experience and rigorous artistic/physical investigation do not need to be mutually exclusive. Individuals of all ages are welcome.

Dancemakers is an accessible venue and our changerooms are gender-neutral. 

About Amelia Ehrhardt

Amelia joined Dancemakers as Curator in September of 2015. She is the founder of the multidisciplinary performance series Flowchart and was the Curating Producer of the inaugural Dance Series at SummerWorks Performance Festival. Amelia's work interrogates the specificities and parameters of contemporary dance. She has developed her work in residence at HATCH/Harbourfront Centre, Toronto Dance Theatre, and Studio 303 (Montréal), and has been commissioned by the Nomadic Curatorial Collective. Amelia has performed in works by Carol Anderson, Susie Burpee, Julia Sasso, Menaka Thakkar, and multimedia artist Zeesy Powers. In 2014 she reanimated Suzy Lake's Choreographed Puppet at the Art Gallery of Ontario's First Thursdays event. Amelia is a graduate of the professional program at George Brown Dance (2008) and holds an honours BA in Dance Studies from York University (2012). In 2013, Amelia attended Impulstanz Vienna International Dance Festival through the support of the Canada Council for the Arts