OCAD Dance Classes

Monday, January 28, 2008 - 11:30pm to Saturday, February 2, 2008 - 1:00am

Thanks to everyone who signed up already for the winter dance classes.
If you didn't have a chance to, we'll still be allowing people to register on the first day of class. Just show up 5 minutes beforehand.

Each dance course/workshop is $30 for students and $60 for faculty and staff.
There are 6 weekly classes per course and 3 per workshop (no classes during reading week).

Dance classes will be offered depending on the number of registrants.

Please wear comfortable clothes and bring in some water.

Salsa Level 1

Monday 6:30 ' 8:00 pm

Room 1325, Level 3, 113 McCaul Street

Contemporary Dance Level 1

Tuesday 6:30 ' 8:00 pm

Room 515, Level 5, 100 McCaul Street

Belly Dancing Level 1

Wednesday 6:30 ' 8:00 pm

Friday 4:00 ' 5:30 pm

Room 284, Level 2, 100 McCaul Street

Hip-Hop Performance Workshop

Thursday 6:30 ' 8:30 pm
Room 284, Level 2, 100 McCaul Street

Three weeks: January 31, February 7 and February 14

Belly Dancing Performance Workshop

Thursday 6:30 ' 8:30 pm

Rm 284, Level 2, 100 McCaul Street

Three weeks: February 28, March 6 and March 13.

Venue & Address: 
Ontario College of Art & Design 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free
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OCAD Dance Winter Classes

Monday, January 21, 2008 - 5:00pm to Thursday, January 24, 2008 - 10:00pm

OCAD Dance is a non-profit, student-run group that aims to promote dancing to the OCAD community. Our goal is to provide dance classes, events and workshops to enrich student life at a low cost to pay for the instructors. We want to provide an outlet where students can participant and socialize in healthy activities such as dance lessons, dance socials and workshops to relieve them from stress and academic pressure.

Registration Daily January 21 to January 24

12 noon to 5 pm

Monday

6:30 ' 8:00 pm

Salsa (1.5 hrs|6 weeks*)

Tuesday

6:30 ' 8:00 pm

Contemporary (1.5 hrs|6 weeks*)

Wednesday

6:30 ' 8:00 pm

Belly Dancing (1.5 hrs|6 weeks*)

Thursday

6:30 ' 8:30 pm

Hip-Hop Performance Workshop (2 hrs|3 weeks

January 31, February 7 and February 14)

Thursday

6:30 ' 8:30 pm

Belly Dancing Performance Workshop (2 hrs|3 weeks)

February 28, March 6 and March 13)

Friday

4:00 ' 5:30 pm

Belly Dancing (1.5 hrs|6 weeks*)

*No dance classes will be held during reading week.

Cost: $30 per student or $60 for staff/faculty.

Sign up early! We reserve the right to cancel a class if it does not have enough students registered into it.

Venue & Address: 
Lobby 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
ocad_dance@yahoo.com

Francisco-Fernando Granados & Johanna Householder participate in "Running with Concepts"

Figures in arch pose
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 4:00am to Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 4:00am

Running with Concepts: The Choreographic Edition

A THREE-DAY HYBRID EVENT
SEPTEMBER 16-18, 2016
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO MISSISSAUGA CAMPUS
ALL ARE WELCOME.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
FREE FOR STUDENTS.

JOIN MAKERS, THINKERS, ARTISTS, DANCERS, POLITICAL THEORISTS, CURATORS, CHOREOGRAPHERS, PERFORMERS AND WRITERS FOR AN INNOVATIVE INTERDISCIPLINARY WEEKEND EVENT.
 

With Julia Bryan-Wilson, Mel Y. Chen, Emily Mast, Julie Pellegrin, Julien Prévieux, Sarah Sharma, and The School for the Movement of the Technicolor People

And presentations by:

Alvin Luong, Olive Mckeon, MORTIFIED (Camilla Singh & Jenn Goodwin), Angela Veronica Wong & Caroline Doherty, Francisco-Fernando Granados & Johanna Householder, Gabriel Levine, Amelia Ehrhardt & Fabien Maltais-Bayda, k.g. Guttman, and Stephanie Anderson, Kirsty Robertson & Shannon Stratton

Co-hosted by Christine Shaw and Ame Henderson

Running with Concepts: The Choreographic Edition is part-workshop, part-conference, part-crit session, part-master class, part-experiment, part-chance composition. It is also part of the Blackwood Gallery’s 2016–2017 exhibition program which animates questions of choreography and sets out to mobilize another set of terms: counterproductivity, co-immunity, choreopolitics, and care.

Performed across the UTM campus, Running with Concepts: The Choreographic Edition takes aim at the multiple connections between art and globalization and asks how we might think about the relation between choreography and politics today without repeating neoliberal demands and constraints. Running with Concepts: The Choreographic Edition will become a rehearsal space for possible ways of entering the social and of positioning oneself with others.
 

ALL ARE WELCOME. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

General Registration: $50 (full conference)
One-Day Registration: $15 (Friday), $25 (Saturday or Sunday)
Includes lunch and transport from downtown Toronto
*Free for presenters and current students (with ID)

Click here to register.

Questions? Email: blackwood.gallery@utoronto.ca

FOR MORE DETAILS, VISIT: http://blackwoodgallery.ca/events/2016/RWCChoreographicEdition.html

This event is part of the Blackwood Gallery’s 2016-2017 exhibition program:

Emily Mast, The Cage is a Stage, on view until September 18, 2016
I stood before the source, curated by Letters & Handshakes, October 16–December 4, 2016
Julien Prévieux, January 18–March 6, 2017

Running with Concepts: The Choreographic Edition is generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Department of Visual Studies (UTM) through the Graduate Expansion Fund, the Jackman Humanities Institute Program for the Arts, and the Consulate General of France in Toronto.

Funding for additional staff support made possible through the Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations program, Department of Canadian Heritage. The Canadian Museums Association administers the museum component of the YCW program on behalf of the Department of Canadian Heritage.

Venue & Address: 
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO MISSISSAUGA CAMPUS
Website: 
http://blackwoodgallery.ca/events/2016/RWCChoreographicEdition.html
Cost: 
See below, Free for Students

O-NIGHT! with MxD!

O-NIGHT event image showing dancers from MxD - OCAD Dance group
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 10:00pm to Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 3:00am

O-NIGHT! is a welcoming party hosted by MxD - OCAD Dance, with support from the OCAD Student Union (OCADSU). Designed to provide new undergrad students the opportunity to continue connection and integration, creating those oh, so important, peer-to-peer relations! Get familiar with student-run initiatives coordinated by MxD and our collaborating partners, as well as learn more from upper-year students.

About MxD:
If you like music and smiles, then join us in MxD, where no matter how good you are (or not) at dancing, you are guaranteed to have some fun. So join us! You won’t only become more confident, but you will have a new skill that is calming and entertaining! Learn more about student-run clubs on campus.

Venue & Address: 
Room 230 (Central Hall), Level 2, 100 McCaul St.
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/orientation
Email: 
ocadcampuslife@ocadu.ca

Activation Station: Fitness Fair

Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Check out local low-cost fitness resources at the HWC's fitness fair! Mixed Steps, OCADU's dance club will be there with YYoga, Grange Fitness, Campus Life and more! Stick around for Ginastica Naturale demos from 2-4 in Lambert Lounge! 

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul, Lobby
Email: 
jko@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416.977.6000 ext.1253
Cost: 
FREE
hello healthy! poster with event info and watermelon slices

CounterPointe

Friday, April 8, 2016 - 4:00am to Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 4:00am

CounterPointe: new work by women choreographers and their collaborations with artists

Fri, Apr 8 at 7:30pm; Sat, Apr 9 at 7:30pm; and Sun, Apr 10 at 4pm

The Actors Fund Arts Center, 160 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn

 

Featuring new works by:

Kristin Draucker with sculptor Kara Daving

Julia K. Gleich with sculptor Rachel Beach

Brenda Neville with sculptor Courtney Puckett

Lynn Parkerson with artist Michelle Forsyth

Janice Rosario with painter Jessica Weiss

Ursula Verduzco with sculptor Sarah Bednarek

Eryn Renee Young with artist Amanda Browder

 

Poster Image designed by Jason Andrew featuring sculpture by Rachel Beach. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

This program is presented in collaboration with Brooklyn Ballet and supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council 

 

Venue & Address: 
The Actors Fund Arts Center, 160 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn
poster for CounterPointe with figurative image

Making beautiful art through code

"There are people making beautiful art through code,” says Luke Garwood, a student entering his second year in OCAD University’s Digital Futures program. He’s also an accomplished dancer.

Luke moved to Toronto from Montreal when he was 16 to study at the National Ballet School. After graduating, he worked in Europe and spent five years working at the Toronto Dance Theatre. Luke has been freelancing since then in modern dance, music videos and theatre. 

“I’ve always been interested in technology,” says Luke. “The dance world and its ephemeral quality has its limitations — it exists only while it’s being performed. With digital tech becoming more immersive, this can change.”

Digital Futures is a unique program where students can blend their interests in art, computer programming, design and business. Digital Futures is already feeding his dancing, says Luke. He’s created an augmented reality dance app that’s available via iTunes by searching “Ephemeral App."  

Luke’s ideas about how digital media can help dancers

  1. Digital is our current environment. Dance can either choose to be a time capsule of what it used to be, or run with the current times and push ahead.
     
  2. Digital media is a great creative tool. For example, 3D mapping with a camera can do amazing things with body movement. It can also create immersive experience such as Beck’s recent 3D video concert.
     
  3. Digital media is a way for dance to last beyond a live performance. Right now, digital tech is seen as a marketing tool for live dance performances. In the future, the digital platform could host or be part of the performance, not just promote it.

‎OCAD‬ yoga and NEW meditation, Fall 2015

Purple logo with white text
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 1:00pm to Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 7:30pm

Wednesdays, September 23 to December 2, 2015
Yoga/Meditation participation forms coming soon!
As well as Yoga scheduling options for 12 to 1 pm and 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Find out about the special MxD - OCAD DANCE reduced membership when you sign up for both a yoga and mediation package!

Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/yoga www.ocadu.ca/meditation
Email: 
bjames@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416 977 6000, Ext 275

Pre-Party! Sweet Dreams of Rhythm and Dancing

Photograph of a group of individuals in costume
Friday, September 11, 2015 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm

The OCAD U Student Gallery is where you should be to primp and preen to be fresh for the scene. DJ Amy Wood co-founder of Drunk Feminist Films will be pumping the jams for our afternoon pre-party and the amazing Miss Margot will deck you out with a fierce, new book look for the school year! We have a DIY nail art bar and cotton candy machine, so the sugar and tunes will be spinning. Leave on a sugar high from our Student Gallery Pre-Party before you check out Petra Glynt’s performance at Xpace.

Start your OCAD U adventure on a sweet note, Berghain might have Ice cream, but the Student Gallery has cotton candy. This is no time for summer time sadness, we want to see you here!

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Student Gallery 52 McCaul Street
Website: 
http://www.facebook.com/events/399423523590684/
Cost: 
FREE
Photograph of a group of individuals in costume

“There are people making beautiful art through code” - Where dance and technology meet

Image of two men dancing.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 9:00pm

“There are people making beautiful art through code,” says Luke Garwood, a student entering his second year in OCAD U’s Digital Futures program. He’s also an accomplished dancer.

Luke moved to Toronto from Montreal when he was 16 to study at the National Ballet School.  After graduating, he worked in Europe and spent five years working at the Toronto Dance Theatre.  He’s been freelancing since then doing modern dance, music videos and theatre. 

Luke also competed in last weekend’s Street versus Stage dance battle at the SummerWorks Festival. 

“I’ve always been interested in technology,” says Luke.  “The dance world and its ephemeral quality has its limitations – it only exists while it’s being performed. With digital tech becoming more immersive, this can change.”

Digital Futures is a unique program where students can blend their interests in art, computer programming, design and business.  The program is already feeding his dancing, says Luke.  He’s created augmented reality dance app that’s available in iTunes by searching “Ephemeral App”.  

Luke’s three reasons how digital media can help dancers:

  1. Digital is our current environment. Dance can either choose to be a time capsule of what it used to be or run with the current times and push ahead.
  2. Digital media is a great creative tool. For example, 3D mapping with camera can do amazing things with body movement. It can also create immersive experience such as Beck’s recent 3D video concert.
  3. Digital media is a way for the dance art form to last beyond a live performance.  Right now, digital tech is seen as a marketing tool for live dance performances – but, in the future, the digital platform could host or be part of the performance, not just promoting it. 

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