In this class, Lea focuses on teaching dance techniques geared towards physicality and creativity; with the goal of allowing students to develop self-expression and self-confidence. At the beginning of the class, participants will be engaged in a warm-up to move the body in physical training with the goal of developing body awareness, coordination, alignment and musicality. Group exercise will follow with the intent of creating an environment of trust and solidarity. As the last part of the class, students will learn dance creation techniques and will be put into small groups to create their own dance sequences.
|Grade Suitability||4 - 12|
|Maximum Class Size||30|
|Time Required||45 minutes to 1 hour|
|Material Required||Sound system|
|Language of Instruction||English or French|
|Availability||September - June|
Lea Roy has a degree in contemporary dance from Concordia University, Montreal. Her training includes contemporary dance, ballet, dance improvisation, choreography, theatre, circus and production. Since her arrival in Whitehorse in 2014, Lea has worked as a French Assistant and dance teacher at Whitehorse Elementary School, circus trainer for Yukon Circus Society and performed for Theatre in the Bush, Brave New Works, Homegrown Theatre Festival and Onde de Choc.