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MONDAY 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Fall: September 14th to December 14th, 2020 *No class on September 28th (13 classes)
Online from October 8th to 28th – contact Laura for more details
$85 for a 5-class card
$20 per class or $15 for RQD members (with valid membership card)
Payment by e-transfer recommended / Bilingual teacher

By registering for an evening class, you agree to cancel your participation if you have symptoms or suspect you may have COVID-19. Please read the Participant Engagement before showing up, and if possible, register and pay in advance to minimize the risk of contamination and in case we need to trace contacts. Thank you!

CONTENT // A Gaga/People class is one hour in length and is open to people ages 16+, regardless of background in dance or movement. No previous dance experience is needed. “The teacher guides the participants using a series of evocative instructions that build one on top of the other. Rather than copying a particular movement, each participant in the class actively explores these instructions, discovering how he or she can interpret the information and perform the task at hand. Gaga/people classes offer a creative framework for participants to connect to their bodies and imaginations, increase their physical awareness, improve their flexibility and stamina, and experience the pleasure of movement in a welcoming, accepting atmosphere.

BIO // Born in Romania and raised in Ottawa, Canada, Laura Toma is a contemporary dance artist living in Montréal. She is a graduate of the Laban Center in London, UK and The School of Dance in Ottawa. She has professional training in theatre as well as in latin and ballroom dance and her professional development has included training at P.A.R.T.S. in Belgium and with the company Ate9 in Los Angeles. In August of 2012, Laura graduated from the first official Gaga Teacher Training Program in Tel Aviv, Israel under the mentorship of Ohad Naharin and is the first certified Gaga teacher in Canada. She has taught for Compagnie Marie Chouinard, the RQD, l’ÉDCMTL, and L’École Supérieure de Ballet du Québec, among others. She is a founding member of LA TRESSE Collective and has been a part of Andrea Peña and Artists since 2014. In June of 2016 Laura performed at the Venice Biennale of Dance for Israeli/French choreographer Emanuel Gat. In addition, Laura is currently completing studies in Design Arts at Concordia University.

Evening classes are open to all levels, and it is recommended to register in advance for one or multiple classes.

Registration is done directly with the teachers, please contact them if you need additional information.

Come try the classes! Free trial classes at the beginning of the sessions:
Saturday, September 12, 2020 / Saturday, January 9, 2021 / Saturday, April 2, 2021