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

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

Monday, February 26 to Thursday, March 1, 2018

10 am to 12 Noon (STUDIO Doors open at 9:30 am)

This professional class with Amelia Ehrhardt will focus on finding pathways for movement that cut out unnecessary affect, baggage, tension, drama, and lead most directly to movement that is pleasing and, hopefully, virtuosic. Floor and release-based methods will be the primary source of vocabulary, and participants will also work through improvisation and gentle guided partner work. In the interest of also being efficient about ideas, we will source the work of other artists and mine for what is interesting to us right now. Obsessive attention to citation will be made. We will move/roll/slide/loop/jump/swing/suspend, climb horizontally, visualize our fascial system, think, and sweat. This class is geared towards professional and pre-professional dance artists or individuals with a strong movement practice.

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

All classes take place at

Dancemakers Centre for Creation

9 Trinity Street | Theatre Studio 313 | Toronto's Distillery Historic District


$80 for all four days | $15 drop in per day


Buy in advance and drop-in on-line here



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