Orchesis Summer Dance Intensive – July 20 – 26, 2019. FAB Movement Studio, University of Alberta

Orchesis Dance Society - Kathy Metzger-Corriveau - Director
Edmonton, AB

OSDI consists of intensive training through seven consecutive days of dance, suitable for dancers with previous experience in intermediate and advanced levels of training, who seek to expand their knowledge of dance and develop greater facility of movement.

Open to all interested dancers, 18 years and older. Dancers 16 & 17 years may register with recommendation from your current high school or studio instructor.

Full-time (4 classes daily) and part-time registration is available. Daily classes are 1 hour 30 minutes except for 1 hour Garuda.

Other elements of the workshop include: a live pianist for ballet; and attention to personal performance technique in a process-oriented session.

The Orchesis Summer Dance Intensive 2019 offers a closing event on Friday, July 26, 2019 with an informal performance featuring the guest instructors and the participants.


10:00AM – 11:00AM   Garuda for Dancers

11:15AM – 12:45PM   Ballet Technique

LUNCH BREAK (45 Minutes)

1:30PM – 3:00PM     Contemporary Jazz

3:15PM – 4:45PM   Choreographic Process



Full-Time Registration (4 classes daily):

2018 – 2019 Orchesis*

Adults Non-Student     $280

Student                         $252

Orchesis Member         $224


Part-Time Registration

One Class daily

Adult Non-Student       $105

Student                       $ 84


Two Classes daily

Adult Non-Student       $182

Student                       $140


Saturday Only             $ 60

Sunday Only               $ 60

*Orchesis discount applies to dancers who have previously been members in the 2018/2019 year.


3-416 Fine Arts Building University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta Canada T6G 2C9

Orchesis Director: Kathy Metzger-Corriveau

Contact: kathym@ualberta.ca

PayPal on Orchesis Dance Society website – www.orchesisdancesoc.ca

eTransfer – orchesisdancesociety@gmail.com

Garuda for Dancers:

Raena Waddell is an Edmonton dancer, choreographer and instructor. A serious back injury in 2012 led her to research the Garuda system. Taking off where Pilates ends, Garuda excites both the artist and movement practitioner in Raena, after she found Garuda rehabilitated her. Now, certified in Garuda Foundational Mat, Barre and Apparatus, she connects much of her recent artistic creativity to the fluid, full-bodied movement in the Garuda system.

Ballet Technique:

Emily Noton grew up in Edmonton, where she started her career with Citie Ballet. In New York she performed with Graham-basedSaba Dance Theatre, LiNK Contemporary Jazz Dance Company and in Philadelphia with the Rebecca Davis Dance Company. Internationally she has worked with several ballet schools in Japan, taught at Broadway Dance Centre New York and Tokyo. Emily is known for her excellent technique and is passionate about the pursuit of physical training in dance. Recently, Emily was a core faculty member of Harbour Dane Centre in Vancouver for the last 5 years and has been working with Ballet Edmonton, the Alberta Ballet School and is completing a Masters degree in Dance Pedagogy.

Contemporary Jazz & Choreographic Process:

Laura Krewski is an instructor and freelance choreographer based in Edmonton. She grew up dancing in the professional program at the Edmonton School of Ballet and continued her dance training in Los Angeles, New York and Toronto. After returning to Edmonton in 2005, Laura choreographed five original productions for Catalyst Theatre including Nevermore which travelled to Barbican Theatre in London and Off Broadway in NYC. Laura self produced and choreographed Freefall, Jazz Playground and a movement adaptation of The Yellow Wallpaper for the Chinook Series. She produced worked with the Citadel Theatre, The National Arts Centre, Belfry Theatre, Theatre Calgary, Vancouver Arts Club, Persephone Theatre and Manitoba Theatre for Young People. She taught for the Banff/Citadel Program, Orchesis Dance, Edmonton Festival Ballet, Edmonton Contemporary Dancers Canadian College of Performing Arts and MacEwan University.


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