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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.

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

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

Adult Classes

In response to Covid-19, the desires of our dancers, and the slow return to regular programming, Momo will be offering a selection of digital and in-person classes during the 2020/2021 season.

Please take a look at Momo’s Covid-19 Safe Dance Class Rules and Community Agreement to figure out of in-person classes are the right option for you.

Fall 2020

Latin and Line Dancing – in-person class at DJD

Join Momo back in the studio for some Latin-inspired movement and line dance this fall. In Latin and Lines, we will explore movement based on Latin styles of dance and line dance. The class will aim to present these styles in a way that suits the needs of each participant.

October 6, 13, 20 and 27

November 3, 10, 17 and 24

Age: 18+

Class/Workshop:
Latin and Lines – in person dance class

Dates:
Tuesdays in October and November
October 6, 13, 20 and 27
November 3, 10, 17 and 24

Times:
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Location:
DJD Dance Centre – 111 12th Avenue SE

Fees:
$120.00 – break even rate – what it costs to run the class per student
$90.00 – subsidized rate for low income students

Capacity:
10 participants + support workers

Inspired to Create – online choreography class

This 9-week course for people with and without disabilities will help participants learn how to create their own dances. Each week dancers will tune in through a digital platform to get dance prompts – theme, prop and space – for the week. Participants will then use these prompts independently to create a 30 to 60 second dance. Students are encouraged to film their dance each week and submit it to share through the digital platform. At the end of the 9-weeks, the clips will be edited into a dance film.

This is a collaboration with the Indefinite Arts Centre, who will provide 4 pieces of art as the first week’s dance prompts. All other prompts will be provided by a member of the Momo Movement Ensemble.

Registration opens September 11, 2020.

Calendar

October 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29

November 5, 12, 19 and 26

Age: 18+

Class/Workshop:
Inspired to Create – Digital Dance Series

Dates:
Thursdays in October and November
October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
November 5, 12, 19 and 26

Times:
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Location:
Google Classroom and Google Meet
Instructions will be emailed out in advance and technical support will be available.

Fees:
Pay what you can, suggested donation of $50.00

Capacity:
20 participants

Living Room Dance – online dance series

This fall join a series of guest teachers from the comfort of your living room or wherever you have an internet connection to learn short dances in a variety of genres, including burlesque with Eva Angel, hip hop with Luca “LazyLegz” Pateulli, and Belly dance inspired seated movement with Mitch Graham. Each genre will be explored over 3 or 4 weeks. Sign up up for 1, 2 or all 3 series.

Registration opens September 11, 2020.

Calendar

Burlesque – October 5, 19, 26

Hip hop – November 2, 9, 16, 23

Belly dance inspired seated movement – Nov 30, Dec 7 and 14

Age: 18+

Class/Workshop:
Living Room Dance – online class

Dates:
Mondays in October, November and December
October 5, 19 and 26
November 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
December 7 and 14
No class October 12 (Thanksgiving)

Times:
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Location:
Google Classroom and Google Meet
Instructions will be emailed out in advance and technical support will be available.

Fees:
Burlesque $30.00
Hip hop $40.00
Belly dance inspired seated movement $30.00

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.