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Shenkman Arts Centre

Shenkman Arts Centre, courses for Dance in the winter

Free flowing class combines traditional dance styles with acrobatics. Think gymnastics but with no apparatus. Improve flexibility, strength and dance techniques. Take dance to new heights!
  • Tue, 7 pm-8 pm, Jan 26-Mar 23, $88.25 1588534
    8 yrs-12 yrs, 8 classes,   cancelled
Embrace Argentina's signature dance, the Salon Style Tango. Discover the 8-count basico (basic step), walking, forward ochos, back ochos and molinete (windmill) and playful ganchos (hooks). Find excitement, passion and drama with Tango! Register with a partner from your social circle.
  • Thu, 9:30 pm-10:30 pm, Jan 28-Mar 18, $99.75 1588557
    18 yrs+, 8 classes,   cancelled
Basic to intermediate ballet and jazz techniques will be practiced. Combination of contemporary movements and ballet techniques. Exercises are structured to develop strength, balance, flexibility and coordination. Learn choreography from both dance styles.
  • Sat, 10:15 am-11 am, Jan 30-Mar 27, $59.50 1588575
    3 yrs-4 yrs, 8 classes,   cancelled
  • Sat, 11:15 am-noon, Jan 30-Mar 27, $59.50 1588576
    5 yrs-6 yrs, 8 classes,   cancelled
Ballroom is the perfect exercise for your mind and body. Move to the rhythm as you learn the foxtrot, waltz, cha cha, triple swing and merengue. Register with a partner from your social circle.
  • Thu, 7 pm-8 pm, Jan 28-Mar 18, $99.75 1588553
    18 yrs+, 8 classes,   cancelled
Broaden your skills in ballroom. New footwork and timing are introduced as you become familiar with the rumba and the samba. Register with a partner from your social circle.
  • Thu, 8:15 pm-9:15 pm, Jan 28-Mar 18, $99.75 1588555
    18 yrs+, 8 classes,   cancelled
In this live virtual class, explore fluidity, grace and strength through this ancient and sensuous dance form developed in the Middle East. The fundamentals of posture, isolations, steps and accents of belly dance are stressed. Requires a personal electronic device with internet connection.
  • Mon, 7:45 pm-9 pm, Feb 1, $11.75 1589232
    18 yrs+, 1 class,   Register >
  • Mon, 7:30 pm-8:30 pm, Feb 8-Mar 22, $56.00 1589233
    18 yrs+, 6 classes,   Register >
In this live virtual class, explore more complicated arrangements as you layer movements and combinations. Prerequisite: Belly Dance - Level 1. Requires a personal electronic device with internet connection.
  • Mon, 7:15 pm-8:45 pm, Mar 29, $14.00 1589396
    18 yrs+, 1 class,   Register >
Explore fluidity, grace, and strength through this ancient and sensuous dance form developed in the Middle East. The fundamentals of posture, isolations, steps and accents of belly dance are stressed.
  • Mon, 7:15 pm-8:15 pm, Jan 25-Mar 22, $99.75 1588532
    18 yrs+, 8 classes,   cancelled
Explore more complicated arrangements. Layer movements and combinations. Prerequisite: Belly Dance Level 1.
  • Mon, 8:30 pm-9:30 pm, Jan 25-Mar 22, $99.75 1588533
    18 yrs+, 8 classes,   cancelled
Learn to move to the Bollywood beat; a modern East Indian style of dance that will have your hips moving. Discover basic hip, leg and upper body choreography while you experience the wonders of middle-eastern glamour.
  • Mon, 6 pm-7 pm, Jan 25-Mar 22, $99.75 1588530
    18 yrs+, 8 classes,   cancelled
In this live virtual class, learn to move to the Bollywood beat; a modern East Indian style of dance that will have your hips moving. Discover basic hip, leg and upper body choreography while experiencing the wonders of middle-eastern glamour. Requires a personal electronic device with internet connection.
  • Mon, 6:15 pm-7:15 pm, Feb 8-Mar 22, $56.00 1589230
    18 yrs+, 6 classes,   Register >
  • Mon, 6 pm-7:30 pm, Feb 1, $14.00 1589231
    18 yrs+, 1 class,   Register >
A dance style that borrows from modern, ballet and jazz choreography. Study basic ballet and modern dance principles while advancing your steps. Uncover various moves, step combinations and new choreography. Create your own dance. Requires a personal electronic device with internet connection.
  • Sun, 12:15 pm-1:45 pm, Jan 31, $12.50 1589306
    6 yrs-12 yrs, 1 class,   Register >
  • Sun, 12:15 pm-1:15 pm, Feb 21-Mar 21, $41.50 1589307
    6 yrs-12 yrs, 5 classes,   Register >
  • Sun, 12:15 pm-1:30 pm, Mar 28, $10.50 1589416
    6 yrs-12 yrs, 1 class,   Register >
'A dance style that borrows from modern, ballet and jazz choreography. Study basic ballet and modern dance principles while advancing your steps. Uncover various moves, step combinations and new choreography. Create your own dance. Requires a personal electronic device with internet connection.
  • Sun, 1:30 pm-2:30 pm, Feb 21-Mar 21, $46.75 1589308
    13 yrs-17 yrs, 5 classes,   Register >
  • Sun, 1:45 am-3 pm, Mar 28, $11.75 1589417
    13 yrs-17 yrs, 1 class,   Register >
For our youngest students, this provides a fun, casual approach to practicing basic and fine motor skills, and a cooperative introduction to the elements of dance and space.
  • Sat, 9:30 am-10 am, Jan 30-Mar 27, $25.00 1588565
    2 yrs-3 yrs, 8 classes,   cancelled
Look forward to an exciting cardio workout that combines basic hip hop dance principals with a fresh choreographed routine. You'll be energized while learning how to pop, lock and bounce like a pro.
  • Wed, 7:45 pm-8:45 pm, Jan 27-Mar 17, $99.75 1588546
    18 yrs+, 8 classes,   cancelled
Hip hop, with its roots in urban dance, gets you moving to funky, up-beat tunes. Work on strength, flexibility and musicality through intricate and fast paced choreography. Create dynamic, stylish moves just like in the latest music videos. Requires a personal electronic device with internet connection.
  • Mon, 3:45 pm-4:45 pm, Feb 8-Mar 22, $49.75 1589227
    6 yrs-12 yrs, 6 classes,   Register >
  • Mon, 4 pm-5:30 pm, Jan 25, $12.50 1589228
    6 yrs-12 yrs, 1 class,   Register >
  • Mon, 4 pm-5:15 pm, Mar 29, $12.50 1589394
    6 yrs-12 yrs, 1 class,   Register >
Learn all the moves in this fun, energetic dance class. Hip Hop, with its roots in street dancing and break dancing, provides a good cardio workout to funky, up-beat tunes. Hip Hop is easy to learn and fun for all ages! Requires a personal electronic device with internet connection.
  • Mon, 5 pm-6 pm, Feb 8-Mar 22, $49.75 1589229
    6 yrs-12 yrs, 6 classes,   Register >
  • Mon, 5:30 pm-7 pm, Mar 29, $12.50 1589395
    6 yrs-12 yrs, 1 class,   Register >
Basics of jazz dance will improve your co-ordination, strength, and flexibility through dance combinations set to popular music.
  • Wed, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm, Jan 27-Mar 17, $99.75 1588545
    18 yrs+, 8 classes,   cancelled
Learn the basics of tap dance through intricate dance combinations, expressive footwork and some simple choreography, with an emphasis on rhythm and clarity of step.
  • Sat, 12:15 pm-1:15 pm, Jan 30-Mar 27, $88.25 1588578
    6 yrs-8 yrs, 8 classes,   cancelled
This unique style of dance incorporates hip hop, break dancing, pop'n lock, and freestyle. Master the dance moves from each style in a fun and energetic class.
  • Tue, 5:45 pm-6:45 pm, Jan 26-Mar 23, $88.25 1588542
    6 yrs-8 yrs, 8 classes,   cancelled
Map location of Shenkman Arts Centre
Shenkman Arts Centre
245 Centrum BLVD
Ottawa,ON
(613) 580-2787


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