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Contemporary Dance Technique Classes

Contemporary Dance Technique Classes

Advance Registration Now Open!

Dancers’ Studio West is proud to announce registration for its 2017 Dance Action Lab Classes.

Classes are taught by Artistic Director Davida Monk who emphasizes choreographic sensibilities, musicality, expression and performance. She brings her background in Mitzvah Technique and principles in athletic centering and power for a rigorous morning class, ideal for any professional or emerging dancer.

These classes begin with simple motifs that introduce movement ideas and warm-up the body and mind, and move through relatively more complex patterns. Choreographed phrases explore the elements of technical vocabulary in a contemporary aesthetic, emphasizing the dancers use of flow, attack, precision and release.  Davida Monk

Weekday morning classes are offered for seven weeks as part of the Dance Action Lab. While class is a requirement for the participants of these programs, classes are open to Calgarys full dance community, including emerging and senior dancers.

Classes Weekdays 10AM-11:30AM May 29-July 14, 2017

Full 7 Weeks – $455
10-Class Pass – $160
Single Class – $20

W & M Dance Projects, Centre for Movement Arts, Bay #9, 4005 9th Ave SE
Lower Studio


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Robin Tufts 15-14-106Robin Tufts, Retiring Past President, Dancers’ Studio West

Robin Tufts is a drummer, percussionist and dance accompanist who is active in the Calgary jazz community, playing with his own Trio Velocity as well as many others.  As an accompanist, Tufts has worked for Dancers’ Studio West, Alberta Ballet and Decidedly Jazz Dance and has led the accompanist group for the dance program at the University of Calgary for 20 years. His recent exploration of improvised music has led to a series of house concerts and CDs, Music for Soup, featuring spontaneous duets with some of Calgary’s finest improvisers. Tufts is retiring from the Board of Directors of Dancers’ Studio West after seven highly active years including two terms as President.