Disability & Dance
A contemporary and improvisation workshop for all.
iDance Vancouver is a dance studio dedicated to providing inclusive and diverse dance experiences for adults. Our belief in the power of community drives us to support authentic self-expression through the joy of movement and dance. We are thrilled to introduce our new initiative, iDance Pulse, designed to offer dance workshops for traditionally marginalized groups.
Join us for a captivating 1.5-hour workshop where you will have the opportunity to learn inclusive contemporary dance and improvisation. Weaving together self-expression with skill-building to find joy in moving with others. The workshop is led by Harmanie Rose, an experienced and passionate disabled dance artist who facilitates spaces for all bodies to work collaboratively and create connections that uplift disabled, MAD, and marginalized artists. Her dance practice explores the vulnerability of the disabled lived experience, exploring movement authentic to bodies not often represented in dance
If you have any specific accessibility needs, please let us know in advance.
While we strive to accommodate various requirements, we regret to inform you that, at this time, we are unable to provide American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation.
Commercial Jazz with
Kassia and Colleen
Colleen & Kass are coming together to bring you a Commercial Jazz Collaboration class. These two have been friends for a long while; connecting over storytelling, laughter, and musical embodiment. Their Gemini and Virgo energies are contagious in class - you’ll be wishing the time would turn back! This song was an easy choice for them both - ‘Home’ by Kanglerrussell - bringing in warm, vibrant, and inviting textures. The choreography will be a beautiful blend of Jazz technique & passion with smooth commercialized lines and accents. We are looking forward to exploring the space with you!
Movement Lab: Like a Prayer
Movement Lab: Like a Prayer
This workshop will include warmup, contemporary and groundwork technique, pedestrian movement, and a short improv-driven choreo phrase.
Rita will facilitate an exploration of movement and musicality using Madonna’s albums and greatest hits. Requests welcome!
“Life is a mystery. Everyone must stand alone. I hear you call my name. And it feels like home…”
Broadway Jazz with Keith
Ever wanted to know what it would be like to perform in the big finale of your favorite musical? Join Keith in this Broadway Jazz workshop where we invoke energy, excitement, boldness and attitude in our warm ups, then learn and perform a full original routine like we’re on the big stage! This workshop is for the dancer who wants to take their performance skills to the next level through expression, articulation and character. You’ll be sure to leave the workshop feeling more creative and confident, and you’ll have more of an understanding on what makes Broadway Jazz so expressive and individualistic and powerful. So come by July 20th from 6:30pm-8pm, and explore the Broadway Jazz dancer that exists within you.
Song: Steam Heat
Waacking with Rosa
Waacking started in the 1970s with gay underground clubs in Los Angeles where high-energy funk and disco music dominated the airwaves.
Waacking is an extremely expressive, free, and musical form of dance that is characterized by arm movements and posing with a strong emphasis on musicality and improvised performance.
This workshop covers a series of fun foundation techniques that include empowering posing, musicality, and rhythmic dance moves that make you feel fabulous.
Class breaks down basic steps, then combines them into a fun combo leaving you feeling fierce and flawless. Come as you are – all bodies welcome.
Heels with Claudia
This open-level heels workshop is tailored for individuals of all levels and backgrounds. In this class we will focus on understanding weight distribution, balance, and strength. You will be guided through a series of foundational heels technique and some choreography to get you feeling comfortable in those heels! Bring your inner diva and get ready to leave this class feeling confident and empowered.
Song: Baby One More Time - Britney Spears
Intermediate Choreo with Fran
In this workshop Fran will be teaching an extended piece of intermediate choreography. Often in drop-in classes, we can only focus our minds on remembering the choreography, this workshop will also give time to focus on how to execute the choreography so that you can work on refining your movement quality and performance.
Song: Scream - Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson
Intermediate House with Fran
This workshop will offer a mix of drills combined with guided freestyle practice and exercises, allowing for exploration of your individuality to House music.