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Feats Festival of Dance | July 1 - July 12, 2014

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Feats Festival of Dance | July 1 - 12, 2014

Feats Festival of Dance is a multi-disciplinary dance festival in Edmonton, Alberta. The festival is designed to celebrate and present superb Canadian talent with a special focus on our Alberta dance community.

We bring forward various perspectives of dance, by presenting everything from traditional folk and contemporary works to the most unusual and edgy movement performances.

During the festival we host youth and professional dance intensives, featured events and programs of education and awareness, as well as open public workshops and professional performances.

Use the tabs above to navigate through the events taking place each day!

Feats Festival of Dance | July 1, 2014

Historic Feats — Dominion Day

Tuesday, July 1 — 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fort Edmonton Park
FREE with park admission

Celebrate Dominion Day at Fort Edmonton Park with traditional dance troupes as they introduce you to their culture as you learn about Edmonton's rich dance history. Performances occur throughout the park.
Presented in partnership with Fort Edmonton Park.

Global Dance - Canada Day

Tuesday, July 1 — 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Fort Edmonton ParkAviation Hanger
FREE with park admission

Visit dance around the world! Listen to music from far away lands. Discover fascinating folk dances from local cultures and enjoy the Edmonton Folk Arts Council's signature presentation. The EFAC showcases traditional dance and music, complete with vibrant costumes.

Zumba and Bellydance Drop-in’s

Tuesday, July 1
Desert Rose Dance Studios (12316 Jasper Ave)
Zumba Drop-in - 5:30 p.m to 6:30 p.m.
Beginner Bellydance drop-ins welcome - 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Drop-in classes will be $5

Feats Festival of Dance | July 2, 2014

Fresh Feats Workshop

Wednesday, July 2 — 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sugar Foot Ballroom (10545 81 ave)

This is a closed workshop to fresh feats participants. Young, aspiring choreographers will be mentored by festival guest choreographers.

Zumba Drop-in

Wednesday, July 2 - 5:30 p.m to 6:30 p.m.
Desert Rose Dance Studios (12316 Jasper ave)
Drop-in classes will be $5

Feats Festival of Dance | July 3, 2014

The Jump Session

Thursday, July 3
Sugar Foot Ballroom (10545 81 ave)
Lesson (add $2) - 7:30 p.m to 8:15 p.m.
Dance ( $10, $2 off for members & $1 off for students ) - 8:15 p.m to 10:30 p.m

Thursdays are exciting at Sugar Swing! Every other week, we put focus on the dances Balboa and Lindy Hop(swing), two amazing styles of swing dancing. The idea behind the Jump Session is to have a midweek dance in a smaller setting where you can come, feel welcome and get to know other people better.

This is a drop-in intermediate lesson with stand-by instructors ready to teach beginners.
FEES are payable on-site and space is limited to a first come, first serve basis - CASH ONLY!

Feats Festival of Dance | July 4, 2014

Feats Festival of Dance | July 5, 2014

Kaleidoscope 1

Saturday, July 5- 8 p.m.
Westbury Theatre- ATB Financial Arts Barns (10330 – 84 Ave)
$15,$10 Student/Seniors

A cross-section of urban dance choreographic styles reflecting the diversity of experiences and perspective from Albertan artists,unleashed. This evening is specifically designed to cultivate a wide variety of dancers and dance styles in one evening's lineup. The program itself reflects a wide variety of spectacular dance going on in the world today. Artists Riley Skworoda, Viva Dance, Toxic Elegance, Robert Halley, Matthew Shields,Zakiya Charania and Prachi Ranjan.

To purchase tickets Visit Tix on the Square

Pop-Ups! Toast Therapy by Mile Zero Dance with Gerry Morita and Jodie Vandekerkhove (Site Specific Dance)

Saturday, July 5 — 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Old Strathcona Farmers' Market
FREE

Experience site-specific dances while shopping at the Old Strathcona Farmers' Market. These dance works lift the confines of a concert stage. From sidewalks to city parks, market vendors t the parking lots, choreographers are reshaping the conventional notions of performance.

Masterclasses with Matthew Shields

POSTPONED TO ANOTHER DAY- Please check back later for the date and time

Sugar Foot Stomp!

Saturday, July 5
Sugar Foot Ballroom (10545 81 ave)
Lesson(add $2) - 8 p.m to 9 p.m
Dance ($10,$2 off for members and $1 off students) - 9 p.m to 12 a.m
Live Band ($18, same discount applies)

We welcome everyone; young and old, to participate in some good ol' swing dancing at the Sugar Foot Ballroom. Every person, regardless of age, shape, size, and fitness is welcome to participate. We teach a drop-in beginner lesson to start the night, and DJ great music for dancing.

This is a non-alcholic event.

FEES are payable on-site and space is limited to a first come, first serve basis - CASH ONLY!

Feats Festival of Dance | July 6, 2014

Fresh Feats

Sunday, July 6 — 8 p.m.
Westbury Theatre- ATB Financial Arts Barns (10330 – 84 Ave)
$15,$10 Students/Seniors

A spotlight on today's generation of up and coming "youth choreographers." The performance will feature the work of local youth dance artists bringing together an exciting presentation of new works that are mentored by festival guest choreographers Join Riya Mittal, Harry Ainley Dance Team, Madison Hucal, Abbie Cogger, Samantha Ketsa, Nadia White, Mitchell Wendland

To purchase tickets Visit Tix on the Square

Feats Festival of Dance | July 7, 2014

Masterclass with Robert Halley- Vogue and Improvisation

Monday, July 7- 4:00 - 5:30 p.m
$15 drop-in fee

All masterclasses will be at Dance Alberta (11205-107Ave)

Zumba Drop-in

Monday, July 7 - 5:30 p.m to 6:30 p.m
Desert Rose Dance Studios (12316 Jasper Ave)
Drop-in classes will be $5

Feats Festival of Dance | July 8, 2014

Masterclass with Robert Halley- Contemporary Vogue

Tuesday, July 8 — 4:00 p.m - 5:30 p.m
$15 Drop-in rate

Masterclasses with Tasha Lawson- Tap Dance

Tuesday, July 8
$15 Drop-in rate
Tap 1 - Time 5:30 p.m -7:00 p.m (Intermediate- open to 11yrs and up)
Tap 2 - Time 7:15 p.m - 8:45 p.m (Advanced)

Masterclasses with Matthew Shields- Tap Dance

Tuesday, July 8
$15 Drop-in rate
Tap 1 - Time 5:30 p.m -7:00 p.m (Advanced)
Tap 2 - Time 7:15 p.m - 8:45 p.m (Intermediate- Opent to ages 11 and up)

All masterclasses will be at Dance Alberta (11205-107Ave)

FREE Zumba Class

Tuesday, July 8 - 5:30 p.m -6:30 p.m
Desert Rose Dance Studios (12316 Jasper Ave)
FREE

Focus Group

Tuesday, July 8 – 7 p.m
ATB Financial Arts Barns (Studio B)

Join Alberta Dance Alliance in a dance community gathering.

This participation session is about discovery and connection with a view that the future of dance is about understanding where we are now, what has taken us here and where we want to go. We will also explore the wider impact of Alberta dance- artistically, culturally, socially and politically. Finally we ask what will Alberta dance look in 2025. We will be focusing on both the individual and the shared vision for the future of Alberta dance

Feats Festival of Dance | July 9, 2014

Masterclasses with Tasha Lawson - Tap Dance

Wednesday July 9
$15 Drop-in fee
Tap 1 - 4:00 p.m -5:30 p.m (Intermediate- open to 11yrs and up)
Tap 2 - 5:45 p.m - 7:15 p.m (Advanced)

Masterclasses with Matthew Shields - Tap Dance

Wednesday July 9
$15 Drop-in fee
Tap 1 - 4:00 p.m -5:30 p.m (Advanced)
Tap 2 - 5:45 p.m - 7:15 p.m (Intermediate- open to 11yrs and up)

All masterclasses will be at Dance Alberta (11205-107Ave)

Feats Festival of Dance | July 10, 2014

Kaleidoscope 2

Thursday, July 10 - 8 p.m
Westbury Theatre- ATB Financial Arts Barns (10330 – 84 Ave)
$15,$10 Student,Seniors

A physical dance theatre performance of independent contemporary choreographers experimenting with new ides, concepts and movement styles. Artists: Toy Guns Dance Theatre - Jake Hastey, Robert Halley as well Jason Romero and Joshua Wolchansky.

To purchase tickets Visit Tix on the Square

Pop-Ups! Toast Therapy by Mile Zero Dance with Gerry Morita and Jodie Vandekerkhove (Site Specific Dance)

Saturday, July 10 — 7:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Westbury Theatre lobby
FREE

Experience site-specific dances while shopping at the Old Strathcona Farmers' Market. These dance works lift the confines of a concert stage. From sidewalks to city parks, market vendors t the parking lots, choreographers are reshaping the conventional notions of performance.

Ivory Blues & Swing

Thursday, July 10
Sugar Foot Ballroom
Lesson(add $2)- 7:30 p.m to 8:15 p.m
Dance($10,$2 off for members & $1 off students)- 8:15 p.m to 10:30 p.m

Dance the night away with music from the 1920's to 1960's

Zumba Drop-in

Thursday, July 10 - 5:30 p.m to 6:30 p.m
Desert Rose Dance Studios (12316 Jasper Ave)
Drop-in classes will be $5

Feats Festival of Dance | July 11, 2014

Pushing Forward, Pushing Back

Friday, July 11 - 8 p.m
Westbury Theatre- ATB Financial Arts Barns (10330 – 84 Ave)
$15,$10 Low income

CRIPSiE's first full length show, Pushing Forward, Pushing Back is a vibrant, challenging, imaginative exploration of integrated dance. They navigate both difficult and joyful terrain, and offer diverse perspectives on dis/ability, resistance, connection and community. A dynamic performance not to be missed.

To purchase tickets Visit Tix on the Square

Feats Festival of Dance | July 12, 2014

Bach Tots' - Zoo Dances

Saturday, July 12 - 10 a.m(45min) & 11 a.m(45min)
Sugar Foot Ballroom (10545 81ave)
$5 single, $10 Families(cash at the door)

Soulocentric's performing arts for babies, toddlers and young children present "Zoo Dances". Using classical ballet, jazz, latin and traditional east indian dance to explore how different personalities operate when they are at their best and their worst.

Outdoor Dance & Movie Night

Saturday, July 12 - 7:00 p.m - 12 a.m
Lendrum Community League (11335 57 ave)
FREE admission(Donation to the Food Bank)

Come celebrate dance at our family-oriented community evening, with Hip Hop/Swing dancers, face painting, followed by a screening of the classical American musical comedy. Annie

Bring your whole family and your dancin' shoes, lawn chairs and blankets for a fantastic family night of dance, movies and popcorn!

NOTE: Event may be subject to change due to weather conditions. Please check online to confirm

Please contact Alberta Dance Alliance with any questions or concerns

 

We wish to thank all the dedicated funders, guest artists, performers, volunteers, and audience members who help make the Feats Festival a truly outstanding experience year after year!


 

 

 
Alberta Dance Alliance Alberta Foundation for the Arts Edmonton Arts Council City of Edmonton