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Broadway Jazz- Fall Session
Hamilton fan? Lover of Cats? Has your Hairspray got the beat? Get those jazz hands ready – it’s time to dance! While learning about the origins of jazz, we will explore our favourite musicals and Broadway shows. Jazz dance is expressive movement that ranges from the isolation of certain body parts and the entire body, rhythm and storytelling through dance.
This class will only be offered in-person at the DJD Studios.
ASL interpretation available upon request.
This class is for people 18 years old and older.
TAUGHT BY: Ashley Brodeur
ASSISTED BY: Alicia Morrison
LOCATION: DJD Dance Centre, 111 12th Avenue SE OR Online
Thursdays | September 15 – December 8, 2022
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM MST*
*Participants are welcome to arrive between 12:30 and 1:00PM
FEES: $ 195 for in-person registration
**Please note, dancers and movers attending in-person classes must wear a 3-layer, non-woven mask while in the dance studio. This is subject to change. Health and temperature checks will be conducted each week, and space between dancers will be kept while in the studio. If you have any questions, please contact Ashley Brodeur at email@example.com**
About Ashley Brodeur
Performing Arts Manager, Ashley Brodeur, became enthralled with the National access Arts Centre in the dance studio. After leading a movement session, her time with the artists at the NaAC ignited a passion that has inspired a career shift holding great potential of impact to the performing arts ecosystem.
Creator and Director of Maven Movement, providing professional level performance and training opportunities on an equitable scale has been her focus for the past 7 years. With professional performance credits that include Culture Shock Washington, D.C., the Dubai Shopping Festival, The Fringe Festival, TIFF, BravoFact!, collaborations with brands such as Loreal, Labatt and XBox, Toronto’s Choreographer’s Ball and the Much Music Video Awards with PSY, she believes it is essential to ensuring high caliber performance opportunities are available to all, especially those underrepresented in traditional professional atmospheres.
An attendee of the BFA Dance Program at York University, the Commercial Dance Program at George Brown College and the Professional Training Program at Decidedly Jazz Danceworks, she has actively trained in Los Angeles, Toronto and Saint Petersburg, Russia. Previously, she has taught coast to coast in Canada, the Dominican Republic and has shared her skills with hundreds of students throughout various school residency programs. A long-time faculty member at the School of Decidedly Jazz and iLLFX Education, she has also guest taught at numerous dance studios throughout Ontario and Alberta resulting in an extensive wealth of knowledge and adaptability to dance and the performing arts.
About Alicia Morrison
Hailing from Calgary, Alberta, Alicia began her training in dance at the age of 8, taking classes from various companies, including Momo Movement. She loves that dance allows you to move to different rhythms, use imagination, and show expression. In 2018, Alicia joined Momo’s (now NaAC’s) Performance Ensemble after being discovered in class by Momo’s Artistic Director at the time. Since then, she has had the pleasure of performing in various professional stage productions, including multiple showings of ‘The Mind Palace’. She has also resided as a dance instructor with Momo and the National accessArts Centre (NaAC) since 2019. Her goals for the future include creating her own songs and movies, and returning to the stage soon, a place she has always had a passion for!