Photo credit: Frédéric Chais


** FULL ** May 10 to 14,  2021 — 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.)
$60 with the support of *Emploi-Québec (or $155, non-eligible rate)
Open to artists of all disciplines / Bilingual teacher
Capacity: 13 people, priority for full week attendance

By registering for a workshop, you agree to cancel your participation if you have symptoms or suspect you may have COVID-19. Please read the Participant Engagement before registering. Thank you!


CONTENT // Returning to dancing and teaching newly a mother I will be offering a classic Keenan workshop. Valorizing movement practice and cherishing the occasion to share practice with others, these classes will use softness and time to train techniques for a responsive body with strategies for safe, sensitive and efficient reception and propulsion of the body with all that it encounters in movement. Coming from an extensive background in the Axis Syllabus and anatomical discourses, movement principles guide my classes in the hopes of fostering curiosity, play, experimentation, autonomy of practice and pleasure. Participants may expect some somatic explorations, improvisational games, dancing scores, looped co-ordinations and phrases gently escalating in athleticism. It is probable that we will skip and I will surely play some tunes on repeat too many times.

BIO // Kelly Keenan is Montreal based dance artist and teacher. She has been teaching pre-professionals and professionals both locally and abroad for 15 years. Kelly’s teaching explores how different anatomical models that shape different practices influence bodily relations and dance practice. Strong influences include the Axis Syllabus, Manual Therapies, Feldenkrais, Material for the Spine (Paxton) among others. As a dancer, Kelly collaborates with several independent choreographers, most recently k.g. Guttman, Katie Ward, Adam Kinner and Hanna Sybille Muller. Kelly is currently pursuing an MA in Concordia University’s Individualized program at the hinge of dance studies, art education and sensory anthropology.


All workshops are for professional performing artists. Some require advanced dance training. There is a regular rate, and a rate subsidized by Emploi-Québec.

Who has to pay the full rate (regular)?
– People residing outside of the province of Quebec
– Full-time or foreign students

To benefit from the subsidized rate by Emploi-Québec, you must:
– Live in the province of Quebec (civic address)
– Be an artist or cultural professional
– Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident or temporary foreign worker with a work permit (open or closed)

Are accepted: Part-time students, Employment Insurance (EI) or Income Assistance (IA) recipients (please notify your agent at Services Canada or MTESS).

Reimbursement policy – No reimbursement possible without a good reason (ex: sickness or injury).

Studio’s accessibility – Consult this page for detailed information.