Creative Kinetics Dance is the continuation of a legacy of quality Creative Dance programming here in Edmonton. Its roots are in the Alberta Children’s Creative Dance Theatre (ACCDT) that was started in 1977 with Dr. Joyce Boorman, Sally Carline, Jan Vallance, and others. Heather Taschuk is an alumnus of ACCDT having danced in the program from the age of 4-14. Her career as a dance teacher started with being a youth dance assistant with ACCDT at the age of 12. The program evolved into the Children’s Creative Dance Program with Sally Carline, Jackie Best and Jenn Best at the helm. When they announced their retirement from teaching the program in March 2018, Heather decided to continue on where they have left off. What an incredible opportunity to come full circle!
McKernan Community Centre
11341 78 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB
9am – 1:30pm Saturdays
What is Creative Dance?
Creative Dance focuses on helping children learn how to move their bodies in developmentally appropriate ways. As well, dance experiences are designed to support social, psychological and emotional development. We strive to give students the opportunity to develop their aesthetic sensibilities, and experience the world around them through music and dance. The ideas for our dances come from stories, poems, and concepts that engage students in connecting with movement by using their imaginations. We investigate dance concepts articulated by Rudolf von Laban in his movement analysis work that relate to: Body, Effort, Shape and Space. Dancers have many opportunities to explore different ways of moving that are dynamic, expressive and uniquely their own, while refining their motor skills, in a non-competitive, fun, yet challenging, environment.
Intellidance® is a playful and creative approach to movement education in the early years. Our programs are based on current best practices and recommendations in early childhood development and education, coupled with child and caregiver-approved fun!
The program model combines exploration and discovery with dance, music, and play designed to nurture our littlest dancers, while strengthening the caregiver-child bond! For more information, visit www.intellidance.ca
The Garuda®️ Method
Garuda takes its name from an Indian mythological sacred bird that can change shape according to its function: an image inspiring a more intelligent and intuitive way to exercise the body.
Combining the core strength and focus of pilates and the balletic grace of dance, the Garuda method is the answer to many people’s quest for a stronger, more flexible, toned body.
It has all the benefits of a robust cardiovascular workout, while stretching the mind as well as the body. Garuda is a test of mental strength as well as physical, demanding total concentration during the exercises.
you’ll learn to control your body through precise stretches and actions, placing an emphasis on smooth, seamless movements without any stress on the joints. Through carefully choreographed routines, you’ll soon develop greater poise and control, and a leaner, more resilient body.
Whether you’re recovering from a physical injury, looking for an alternative to traditional gym workouts or an accomplished athlete, Garuda will challenge you, but the rewards will be considerable.
Put your mind back in touch with your body, and start experiencing what Garuda can do for you.
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