2022 Emerging Artist Intensive

Tanveer Alam
photo: Francesca Chudnoff

May 30th to June 3, 2022

The Guelph Dance Emerging Artist Intensive is five days of in person or online workshops and classes from May 30th to June 3rd, 2022 9:30AM-4PM EST coinciding with the Guelph Dance festival. The intensive is designed to help provide emerging dance artists with the necessary tools and information to support your transition to a professional dance artist. 

● Movement Workshops featuring various styles of dance to help broaden the participants knowledge of various dance genres as well as expand their technical skillset. 

●Repertoire class in which the participants will be given the opportunity to work with French choreographer Laura Arend and perform in the Guelph Dance Festival.

● Information Sessions led by members of the dance community to provide practical information and resources to help propel the careers of emerging dance artists.

Registration fee is $255 which includes a Festival Pass and access to festival artist pricing for shows not included in the pass.

*We are also pleased to announce limited registration subsidies and group rates are available for the Emerging Artists Intensive. If you are interested in accessing this support, please email [email protected] with a brief statement of interest and need. Available on a first come, first served basis.

Intensive Schedule

MAY 30MAY 31JUNE 1JUNE 2JUNE 3JUNE 4/5
9:30-11am
Movement Workshop
9:30-11am
Movement Workshop
9:30-11am
Movement Workshop
*9:30-12:30
Movement Workshop
9:30-11am
Movement Workshop
10:00-11:15
Festival Workshop
Kathak Dance
Tanveer Alam
Contemporary

Janet Johnson
African Dance
Pulga Muchochoma
Hip Hop /Discussion PassionfruitImprov and Creative Process Madeline Feist
11:15-1:15
Repertoire
11:15-1:15
Repertoire
11:15-1:15
Repertoire
*1:30-3:30
Repertoire
11:15-1:15
Repertoire
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Laura ArendLaura ArendLaura ArendLaura ArendLaura Arend
2-4
Info Session
2-4
Info Session
2-4
Info Session
2-4
Info Session
Kickstart discussion
Tanveer Alam
Health and Wellness
Katie Ewald
Choreography vs interpretation
Gillian Seaward- Boone
_End of week discussion and check in
Teagan Ariss
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Intensive Instructors

FAQs

What is the Emerging Artist Intensive?

The Guelph Dance Emerging Artist Intensive is five days of workshops and master classes  and repertoire sessions coinciding with the annual Guelph Dance Festival. The intensive is designed to help provide emerging dance artists with the necessary tools and information to support your transition to a professional dance artist. 

Who can do the Emerging Artist Intensive?

Anyone! If you consider yourself an emerging artist and feel you would benefit from the workshops and classes being taught, then you are welcome! Whether you have just finished or are finishing a dance school program, returning to dance after a break, or simply would like to take the workshops provided, then we encourage you to reach out!

What does the Emerging Artist Intensive week look like?

The intensive week consists of three types of workshops:

● Movement Workshops featuring various styles of dance to help broaden the participants knowledge of various dance genres as well as expand their technical skillset. 

● A Repertoire session in which the participants will be given the opportunity to work with a Guelph Dance Festival artist.

● Round Table Discussions led by members of the dance community to provide

practical information and resources to help propel the careers of emerging dance artists.

Following the Emerging Artist Intensive week is the annual Guelph Dance Festival in which participants will be given the opportunity to perform their work from the Repertoire Sessions.  

Is the Emerging Artist Intensive part of the Guelph Dance Festival?

Yes. The Emerging Artist Intensive is the week leading up to the Guelph Dance Festival weekend. The intensive features primarily Guelph Dance Festival artists and includes a performance opportunity during the weekend of the Guelph Dance Festival. 

How much does the Emerging Artist Intensive cost?

The registration fee is $255. 

Subsidised tickets and group rates are available by emailing [email protected] 

Who should I contact about the Emerging Artist Intensive?

Email [email protected] for more information about the Emerging Artist Intensive and inquiries for subsidised tickets and group rates. 

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