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 BFA in Contemporary Dance from Concordia University, Montreal. Her training includes contemporary dance, ballet, dance improvisation, choreography, theatre, circus and theatre production. Her teaching experience includes being a camp counsellor and dance/circus teacher at Geronimo Circus Camp, a language assistant and dance teacher at Whitehorse Elementary School, an educational assistant, a circus trainer for Yukon Circus Society and a theatre teacher and camp counsellor at the Heart of Riverdale's Arts Summer Camp. Lea has performed for Theatre in the Bush, Brave New Works, Onde de Choc and Gwaandak Theatre's production Map of the Land, Map of the Stars.