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Feats Festival of Dance | June 27 - July 12, 2015

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Feats Festival of Dance | June 27 - July 12, 2015

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 | June 27, 2015

Outdoor Movie Night - Grease!

Saturday, June 27 — 6:30 p.m.
Lendrum Community League (11335 57 Ave)
FREE

Come celebrate dance at our family-oriented community evening. The screening of the popular movie Grease will have everyone up out of their seats dancing. Learn to move and groove sequences from the movie and dance along. Watch a performance from Sugar Swing Dance group, face painting, henna artist, and classic cars, followed by a screening of the classic movie, Grease. Food trucks will be on site for scrumptious food purchases, so bring your appetites.
Bring your whole family and your dancin’ shoes, lawn-chairs and blankets for a fantastic family night of dance, movies and popcorn!

 

Feats Festival of Dance | June 29, 2015

Masterclasses

Masterclasses are designed for dancers who are at an intermediate to advanced level with training in a variety of dance styles. This year we have three incredible instructors to choose from. Experience both technical and conditioning classes geared towards all dancers from various dance backgrounds. All work will be showcased in th Fresh Feats Show Monday July 6, 8:00pm. All classes will be held at Dance Alberta (11205 - 107 ave)

Danny Nielsen and Johnathan Morin will be teaching Tap from June 29 - July 3

Jodie Vandekerkhove will be teaching Contemporary Improv (Tuesday June 30 & July 2)

Danny Nielsen  

Intermediate- 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Advanced- 6:45 - 8:15 p.m.

Johnathan Morin

Advanced - 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Intermediate- 6:45 - 8:15 p.m.

Drop In Fee - $15 CASH ONLY

 

Feats Festival of Dance | June 30, 2015

Masterclasses

Masterclasses are designed for dancers who are at an intermediate to advanced level with training in a variety of dance styles. This year we have three incredible instructors to choose from. Experience both technical and conditioning classes geared towards all dancers from various dance backgrounds. All work will be showcased in th Fresh Feats Show Monday July 6, 8:00pm. All classes will be held at Dance Alberta (11205 - 107 ave)

Jodie Vandekerkhove
Contemporary Improv- 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Danny Nielsen (Tap)
Intermediate- 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Advanced- 6:45 - 8:15 p.m.

Johnathan Morin (Tap)
Advanced - 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Intermediate- 6:45 - 8:15 p.m.

Drop In Fee - $15 CASH ONLY

 

Feats Festival of Dance | July 1, 2015

Historic Feats

Wednesday, July 1 — 11 a.m. - 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 and you learn about Edmonton’s rich dance history. Performances occur throughout the park.

Global Dance

Wednesday, July 1 — 2 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Fort Edmonton Park (Aviation 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.

 

 

 

Feats Festival of Dance | July 2, 2015

Masterclasses

Masterclasses are designed for dancers who are at an intermediate to advanced level with training in a variety of dance styles. This year we have three incredible instructors to choose from. Experience both technical and conditioning classes geared towards all dancers from various dance backgrounds. All work will be showcased in th Fresh Feats Show Monday July 6, 8:00pm. All classes will be held at Dance Alberta (11205 - 107 ave)

Jodie Vandekerkhove
Contemporary Improv- 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Danny Nielsen (Tap)
Intermediate- 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Advanced- 6:45 - 8:15 p.m.

Johnathan Morin (Tap)
Advanced - 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Intermediate- 6:45 - 8:15 p.m.

Drop In Fee - $15 CASH ONLY

Tap Talk

Join Alberta Dance Alliance in a Tap dance community discussion. Participate with local tap dancers and discuss where Tap dance is now, what has taken us here and where Tap is headed. We will also explore the wider impact of music and Tap dance, where professionals are now in the music industry.

Easy Does It

Thursday, July 2nd
Sugar Foot Ballroom (10545 - 81 Ave)
Lesson (add $2) ­— 7:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
Dance ($10, $2 off for members & $1 off students) — 8:15 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.

The music featured is mostly from the 1920’s to 1960’s in both blues and slower to mid tempo swing, along with a few newer tunes. You can call this our slower music night! Perfect for learning and enjoying the music.

 

 

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

Feats Festival of Dance | July 3, 2015

Masterclasses

Masterclasses are designed for dancers who are at an intermediate to advanced level with training in a variety of dance styles. This year we have three incredible instructors to choose from. Experience both technical and conditioning classes geared towards all dancers from various dance backgrounds. All work will be showcased in th Fresh Feats Show Monday July 6, 8:00pm. All classes will be held at Dance Alberta (11205 - 107 ave)

Jodie Vandekerkhove
Contemporary Improv- 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Danny Nielsen (Tap)
Intermediate- 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Advanced- 6:45 - 8:15 p.m.

Johnathan Morin (Tap)
Advanced- 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Intermediate- 6:45 - 8:15 p.m.

Drop In Fee - $15 CASH ONLY

 

Sugar Foot Stomp!

Friday, July 3
Sugar Foot Ballroom (10545 -81Ave)
Lesson (add $2) — 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Dance ($10, $2 off for members & $1 off students) — 9 p.m. until 12 a.m.

 

This is Edmonton’s feature swing dance event that occurs every Friday Night! Every person, regardless of age, shape, size, and fitness is welcome to participate. This is an all-ages, dry event, intended for people with no dance experience.

We teach a drop-in beginner lesson to start the night, and DJ great music for dancing. Plus, if you want to take lessons, this is a good chance to check out the swing scene in Edmonton. We encourage you to come out, meet our helpers and instructors, and have a great time.
This is a non-alcoholic event.

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

Feats Festival of Dance | July 4, 2015

Bach Tots

Once Upon A Season
Saturday, July 4 — 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 pm (45 min.)
Sugar Foot Ballroom
$5 Single, $10 Families (cash at the door)
Once Upon a Season takes families back through Alberta’s heritage, in a pioneer themed show set on a farm. An array of barnyard animals play through the seasons, although spring is missing (or perhaps winter this year!). Where is the rain?The puddles of mud? Winter becomes a bothersome playmate who just won’t go away!


 

Pop Ups!

Emily Murphy Park (11904 Emily Murphy Park Road)

Come experience “Dances in the Park”. Audience members will be invited to watch guided performances throughout Emily Murphy Park. Watch as the surroudings are used in an unexpected way!

Sugar Foot Stomp!

Saturday, July 4
Sugar Foot Ballroom (10545 -81Ave)
Lesson (add $2) — 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Dance ($10, $2 off for members & $1 off students) — 9 p.m. until 12 a.m.

 

This is Edmonton’s feature swing dance event that occurs every Friday Night! Every person, regardless of age, shape, size, and fitness is welcome to participate. This is an all-ages, dry event, intended for people with no dance experience.

We teach a drop-in beginner lesson to start the night, and DJ great music for dancing. Plus, if you want to take lessons, this is a good chance to check out the swing scene in Edmonton. We encourage you to come out, meet our helpers and instructors, and have a great time.
This is a non-alcoholic 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, 2015

Fresh Feats

Monday, July 6 ­— 8 p.m.
Tickets - $15
ATB Financial Arts Barns- Westbury Theatre (10330 84 ave)
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. Also featured will be youth dancers performing work they have learned throughout the year.

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Feats Festival of Dance | July 8, 2015

Shifting of Origins

Wednesday, July 8 ­— 8 p.m.
Tickets - $15
ATB Financial Arts Barns- Westbury Theatre (10330 84 ave)
Dance in all its forms is vastly different from its’ role in early primitive cultures. Today we see a striking pathway that examines each choreographers origins within the creation process. This showcase represents each artists rich past and current creative culture. As choreographers often encounter shifts of change their creative powers, lives and bodies react to the past experience creating a new future.

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Feats Festival of Dance | July 9, 2015

Prēranā

Thursday, July 9 ­— 8 p.m.
Tickets - $15
ATB Financial Arts Barns- Westbury Theatre (10330 84 ave)
This evenings work “ Prēranā” (Inspiration) is charmed with dances from the classical temple and folk dance traditions from the far east. These works are timeless messages of love, loss, honour and life’s lessons.

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The Jump Session

Thursday, July 9
Sugar Foot Ballroom (10545 - 81 Ave)
Lesson (add $2) ­— 7:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
Dance ($10, $2 off for members & $1 off students) – 8:15 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.

Come on out, have fun, and do some dancing. You can try out something new or stick to what you already know. There will always be people that you can ask to make you an even better dancer.
The Jump Session will feature music of medium to fast tempos, with the average being medium-fast. Not too fast, but more uptempo. The music featured is intended to encourage Lindy Hop and Balboa!

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

Feats Festival of Dance | July 10, 2015

Danceprov & Who Am I

Friday, July 10 ­— 8 p.m.
Tickets - $15
ATB Financial Arts Barns- Westbury Theatre (10330 84 ave)
“Danceprov” is an improvised movement-comedy show inspired by the global improv theatre phenomenon Theatresports. Two teams of four Toy Guns Dance Theatre classically trained ballet dancers face-off and challenge each other as they use audience suggestions to move the audience to laughter and tears.
“Who Am I?” is a dance theatre piece that explores personal identity through moments of isolation and connection. We will explore the complexities of self acceptance in our current society as well as how it transitions through different ages.

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Sugar Foot Stomp!

Friday July 10
Sugar Foot Ballroom (10545 -81Ave)
Lesson (add $2) — 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Dance ($10, $2 off for members & $1 off students) — 9 p.m. until 12 a.m.

This is Edmonton’s feature swing dance event that occurs every Friday Night! Every person, regardless of age, shape, size, and fitness is welcome to participate. This is an all-ages, dry event, intended for people with no dance experience.

We teach a drop-in beginner lesson to start the night, and DJ great music for dancing. Plus, if you want to take lessons, this is a good chance to check out the swing scene in Edmonton. We encourage you to come out, meet our helpers and instructors, and have a great time.
This is a non-alcoholic event.

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

Feats Festival of Dance | July 11, 2015

Pop-Ups! (Tap Jam)

Saturday, July 11 — 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Dr. Wilbert McIntyre Gazebo (Strathcona Farmers Market)
FREE
Come experience an open jam for Tap dancers and anyone who loves rhythm and making music. This is a free experience for anyone who wishes to participate or watch Tap dancers make music together in a jam setting. Come with Tap shoes or a hard soled shoe, bring instruments or just yourself.

Pop-Ups! (Site-Specific Dance)

Saturday, July 11 — 2 p.m. - 5p.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 to the parking lots, choreographers are reshaping the conventional notions of performance.

 

Sugar Foot Stomp!

Saturday July 11
Sugar Foot Ballroom (10545 -81Ave)
Lesson (add $2) — 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Dance ($10, $2 off for members & $1 off students) — 9 p.m. until 12 a.m.

This is Edmonton’s feature swing dance event that occurs every Friday Night! Every person, regardless of age, shape, size, and fitness is welcome to participate. This is an all-ages, dry event, intended for people with no dance experience.

We teach a drop-in beginner lesson to start the night, and DJ great music for dancing. Plus, if you want to take lessons, this is a good chance to check out the swing scene in Edmonton. We encourage you to come out, meet our helpers and instructors, and have a great time.
This is a non-alcoholic event.

 

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

 

 

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

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