ADULT DANCE with Alison Keery
A dance class designed to get the blood circulating, increase mobility and flexibility and find an embodied way of moving. Blending a variety of techniques and styles, class includes floor work, across the floor and ends with a combination (a piece of choreography) that you can take home to keep playing with!
Date(s): September 13 – October 11th, 2023 (4 classes; no class Oct 4)
Age(s): Adults (18+)
Time(s): 7:00pm – 8:30pm (1.5hrs)
Location: Earth Temple, Daajing Giids
Instructor: Alison Keery
- $80 ($20/class, 4 classes)
A minimum of 8 participants is required for this class to run, max 12.
- If registration cancellation occurs 5 days (120 hours) prior to the start of the first class, 100% of the cost of registration will be refunded.
- If registration cancellation occurs 2 (48 hours) days prior to the start of the first class, 60% of the cost of registration will be refunded.
- If registration cancellation occurs after the start of the first class, but before the start of the second class, 30% of the cost of registration will be refunded.
- If registration cancellation occurs after the start of the second class, the cost of registration will not be refunded.
- If a participant is unable to attend a class due to illness or the presence of COVID-19 symptoms, the cost of the class will be returned upon request in writing to Haida Gwaii Recreation.
Alison Keery is a certified Limon Instructor, a British Association of Teachers of Dance Associate (BATD) and a graduated from York University (2013) with a BFA Honours in Dance specializing in Performance and Choreography and with a focus in Dance Kinesiology. She has taught modern, ballet, jazz and contemporary dance for upwards of 20 years and is currently a teacher with Making Music Together (Toronto). She is the founder and artistic director of Masset Dance Troupe here on Haida Gwaii.
Alison has taught dance through Gudangaay Tlats’gaa Naay Secondary School’s COAST program (2020, 2021) and worked alongside GidGalang Kuuyas Naay Secondary School’s PE Teacher to develop a virtual dance program during the pandemic. She also worked alongside Tahayghen Elementary School’s grade 7’s to create a performance piece for Global Water Dances 2021. She is a former MamaDances instructor and has developed and taught programs for daycare centres across BC and Ontario. Over the past 10 years, she developed a Movement Literacy Program which she has taught in Elementary Schools throughout School District 57, BC. She also taught a similar program called SunDance through Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre in Toronto, ON. The goal of these programs were not to create dancers, but rather to provide students with the skills necessary to be able to interpret movement through the 5 Elements of Dance. To develop “dance literacy” rather than technical dancers. Alison believes passionately that all humans are born ready to dance and that tapping into their personal creative and expressive voices allows them to connect more deeply with themselves. Her classes are designed to maximize student engagement and discovery in safe and meaningful ways.
When Alison is not in the studio dancing or teaching, she can be found snuggling with her cats or with her nose buried in a book.
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