Connect. Support. Move.
Covid’s been rough & I feel Winnipeg’s dance community needs a hug. If you’ve met Darryl before, you know he is the perfect person for the job! Haven’t danced since Covid hit? Before that? Had a knee surgery? Had a baby? (Or maybe you've danced everyday of this pandemic, that’s awesome too!) Come as you currently are, check any self-judgments at the door, and be as gentle or as full on as you need. These classes are a safe space to come connect with your body and the community.
These 1 hr center classes are facilitated by Darryl Tracy focussing on the sensorimotor and expressive body. This class will start on the floor and play with the relationship to gravity and efficient and practical motor pathways to access movement. A great deal of the class will also look at how to challenge movement habits to access new pathways. The class will end in robust movement combinations with elements of guided improvisation to artistically feed the participants alongside live accompaniment by Ian Mikita. These are drop-in classes and an inclusive and safe environment to get back into the studio.
Darryl Tracy is a Toronto based independent dance artist (creator, teacher and performer). He has created roles by most of Canada's leading choreographers and has created over 42 of his own works through commissions and self productions. Darryl was a senior faculty member and Resident Choreographer at the School of Toronto Dance Theatre for over 18 years. Darryl recently was a performer for Human Body Expression (Hanna Kiel-Toronto) in a work entitled "Again". Darryl works part time as a neuro rehabilitation physiotherapist and also teaches anatomy at The National Ballet School-Teachers Training Program. Darryl is excited to return to Winnipeg with Sawdon Dance developing a work with the company as well as some community classes.
When: April 24th to May 5th
All classes will be held at Churchill Park United Church, with the exception of April 28th, which will be held at the Rachel Browne Theatre.
Sun Apr 24: 10 to 11am
Mon Apr 25: 10 to 11am
Tue Apr 26: 10 to 11am
Wed Apr 27: 12 to 1pm
Thurs Apr 28: 9:30 to 10:30am (@RBT)
Fri Apr 29: 10 to 11am
Sat Apr 30: No Class
Sun May 1: 10 to 11am (with accompanist David Schneider)
Mon May 2: 10 to 11am
Tue May 3: 10 to 11am
Wed May 4: 12 to 1pm
Thurs May 5: 9:30 to 10:30am
Churchill Park United Church (Located in South Osborne) at:
525 Beresford Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3L 1J4
Classes will be in the gymnasium, with plenty of space to spread out, hardwood floors and natural light.
It’s close to bus routes and offers street parking.
Rachel Browne Theatre. (Located in the Exchange District) at:
211 Bannatyne Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 3P2 - On the 2nd floor of the McKim Building.
$14 / Class Drop-In Rate
Buy Early Bird Class Cards & Save:
$12 / Class : When you purchase 4 to 7 classes in advance
$48 = $12 x 4 Class Card ($8 in savings)
$60 = $12 x 5 Class Card ($10 in savings)
$72 = $12 x 6 Class Card ($12 in savings)
$84 = $12 x 7 Class Card ($14 in savings)
$11 / Class : When you purchase 8 to 11 classes in advance
$88 = $11 x 8 Class Card ($24 in savings)
$99 = $11 x 9 Class Card ($27 in savings)
$110 = $11 x 10 Class Card ($30 in savings)
$121 = $11 x 11 Class Card ($33 in savings)
Class cards must be purchased in advance & and are non-transferable.
***Sale of Class Cards has been extended to end of day April 24, 2022***
Covid: Participants must provide proof of vaccination - OR - Bring in an antigen test before each class, with a negative result, taken by the participant within 2 hours before arrival. (We encourage everyone to test daily to help keep each other safe). Face masks and physical distancing are mandatory. Everyone is required to sign a Covid-Waiver before participating. Please only attend if you are 100% healthy and haven't been in contact with anyone who has Covid or Covid-like symptoms. (Antigen tests are available for free at many libraries, grocery and drug stores).
Please send an email with your full name, choice of Class Card, and proof of vaccination (if possible), along with payment (via e-transfer) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
E-transfer & Cash payments will be accepted at the venue for Drop-Ins.
Receipts will be made available at class.
Refunds due to Covid / illness will be available. The amount returned will be based on the number of classes attended. Example: (If you buy 8 classes, but only attend 2, you’d pay $14/class and the remainder will be refunded).