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Momo Movement offers classes, workshops and training opportunities for dancers and movement facilitators of all skill levels and to people with and without disabilities at studios and through disability serving agencies all over Calgary. Check out our winter and spring 2020 community classes, company class and teacher training to find the right program for you.

Momo Movement brings together individuals of all abilities and levels to be challenged in the joyful practice of dance and theatre skills moving to the music. Through movement and theatrical games we strive to remove as many barriers as possible, so that every individual can feel confident with their own self expression. There is no right or wrong at Momo Movement, if you’re moving, you’re dancing. facilitate artistic expression through performance.

Momo Movement classes are focused on giving everyone the support they need in order to grow through movement.

Momo classes are a sure way to increase social skills, build community, and have fun!

Momo has been running classes for 15 years! Through these years of experience, our hallmark methods have been refined and grown to where they are now. Come find out for yourself what Momo has to offer to every body and mind.

Enquire about booking Momo to teach a class or series of classes at your agency, Agency Workshop Enquiry.

Adult Classes

Due to Covid-19, Momo has cancelled our spring semester of in-person classes at Wildflower Arts Centre and Decidedly Jazz.

Instead you can keep moving with Momo from the comfort of your own home with our Dance Together at Home series, starting April 7. Join familiar and new teachers for both seated and standing burlesque and creative movement classes through Zoom. Just click on the links in the class descriptions below on the right date and time, and you will be taken directly to the class.

All classes are open to people with and without disabilities, and all ages.

Cart captioning provided for blind or low vision dancers.

Here are some things to keep in mind for the best dance at home experience:

  • Clear the space, so you can move freely
  • If you are a standing dancer, please wear shoes or remove your socks if dancing on a slippery surface
  • Keep a drink of water nearby
  • Wear clothes you can move freely in
  • Let yourself go and have fun

And if you’re note sure about using Zoom, here are some instructions to help you out.

Zoom how-to guide for desktop computers

Zoom how-to guide for mobile devices

SPRING 2020 – DANCE TOGETHER AT HOME

Seated Burlesque

Join Chawna Exner aka Eva Angel for a seated burlesque class for people with and without disabilities.

Chawna Exner has a diverse background in dance, including training in the University of Calgary contemporary dance program, and has been a long-standing member of the Calgary arts community. The bulk of her involvement began with the discovery of her burlesque alter-ego, Eva Angel. 

Since spreading her showgirl wings in 2009 with local troupes The Garter Girls, and Fake Mustache Drag, Eva has built her career as a burlesque artist around performing, teaching, choreographing, and costuming. While her performances have brought her around the country, she is a regular on many local stages. Chawna/ Eva has been a member of the Momo team since 2018. Here, she proudly and passionately wears the hats of an instructor, rehearsal director, and admin assistant.

April 7, 14, 23 & 30

Age: All ages

Class/Workshop:
Seated Burlesque hosted by Chawna aka Eva Angel

Times:
3:00 PM to 3:45 PM (MDT)

2:00 PM to 2:45 PM (PDT)

Location:
Your house via Zoom. Click to JOIN THE CLASS from your computer or mobile device.

Zoom meeting ID: 972 5284 1189

Fees:
FREE

Creative Movement

Join Harmanie Rose of Vancouver’s, All Bodies Dance Project for a Creative Movement dance class for people with and without disabilities.

Harmanie Rose is a disabled dance artist, facilitator, and choreographer with the award-winning All Bodies Dance Project in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Working with site-specific, stage and film mediums Harmanie is curious about how the disabled lens can enhance and provide clarity about the bodies and space we inhabit. In addition to studying with internationally renowned companies, Candoco Dance Company (UK) and Axis Dance (US), Harmanie has worked with critically acclaimed dance artist Alice Sheppard in her film Inclinations. She is featured on the Axis Dance Campaign: Disabled Women in Dance.

April 7, 14, 21 & 28

Age: All ages

Class/Workshop:
Creative Movement hosted by Harmanie Rose.

Times:
3:00 PM to 3:45 PM (MST)

2:00 PM to 2:45 PM (PST)

Location:
Your house via Zoom. Click to JOIN THE CLASS from your computer or mobile device.

Zoom meeting ID: 295 198 980

Fees:
FREE

Evening 12-Week Dance Series

Come move with Momo on Thursday evenings this winter and spring for a 12-week series focusing on a range of skills.

Movement and Sound – Explore improvisational contemporary dance led by Kyra Newton, with live music by Eric Smith.

Burlesque – Try on the glamour and spectacle of integrated burlesque with Eva Angel.

Performance Techniques – Build your skills as a performer with the tools to be confident and present on stage.

DanceAbility® – Experience your body in a new way through improvisational exercises that focus your relationship to physical space and other dancers.

Calendar

Music and Sound – February 6, 20, 27

Burlesque – Postponed

Performance Techniques – Postponed

DanceAbility® (FREE) – Postponed

Age: 18+

Class/Workshop:
Evening 12-week Dance Series

Dates:
Thursdays – specific dates above

Times:
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Location:
Wildflower Arts Centre – 3363 Spruce Dr SW

Fees:
Drop-in $12.00/class

$80.00 registered for full series

DanceAbility® series free – registration required

Teacher Training

Join Momo Movement’s artistic director, Kyra Newton for a community teacher training opportunity open to movement facilitators of all kinds including; dance, yoga, physical education and other movement methodologies.

Participants can expect to learn about equity and how to create it in the classroom; different disabilities and how to meet varying needs; dance exercises for all bodies and minds; the different dance paradigms specific to mixed-ability dance; how to compose the space, work with music, and create a successful lesson plan; and give yourself and others feedback. On Sunday, facilitators will have the option to co-teach a class open to the public, afterwards you are welcome to receive the group’s feedback. This training is intended to nourish the dance teacher and create safer spaces for inclusion and experiencing dance.

Stay tuned for information about our next teacher training opportunties.

We set a limit on enrollment to provide the best experience for each dancer. This means that classes fill up quickly. When this happens, we start a wait list to get as many dancers in as we can. This also means we do not have room for drop-in students unfortunately. Thank you for your understanding. Contact us at info@momodancetheatre.org for any questions or concerns.