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Anderson Performance Clinic

Anderson Performance Clinic is designed to bring knowledge developed from years of working with elite performers to anyone interested in learning about it and applying it to their own life. The result of working with Anderson PC is that you will gain greater insight into physical and mental strategies incorporated into how peak performers prepare themselves physically and mentally, and how those strategies are best integrated for maximum effect. Anderson PC is located at Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St. Vancouver, BC. Please direct any questions to stuart@andersonperformanceclinic.com.

Website: andersonperformanceclinic.com

Anne Daroussin

Originally from France, I am a Vancouver-based Stage & Production Manager with almost 10 years of experience in Performing Arts and Film. Highly organized, experienced at managing teams with calm and a positive attitude, I’ve always been navigating the Arts world, so I have a great relationship with artists, technicians and production staff alike, balancing everyone’s needs and expectations. Constantly seeking new challenges, specifically in a creative and artistic environment, I just made the move to freelancing as Stage Manager. So feel free to contact me!

Website: ca.linkedin.com/in/annedaroussin

CADA/West

The Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists/West Chapter is a membership of dance artists, educators, advocates and supporters working together to raise professional standards within the dance employment sector. We support dance artists at all stages of their careers through our programs, online resources, advocacy and special programming. Join us in advocating for the vital role of dance in society. CADA/West has 5 Membership levels, you do not have to be a dancer to join!

Website: cadawest.org

Dance Divine

Dance Divine offers weekly, free-style conscious dance events where you can get out of your head and into a body-based awareness by drawing on the therapeutic qualities of authentic movement, connection and music.

It's a safe space for you to move beyond structure, facilitation and practice listening & responding to your own inner, authentic self.

Jelena is a Transpersonal Psychotherapist & Counselor, and owner/producer of Dance Divine™. She is known for the quality and range of her musical selections and her ability to create cathartic conscious dance journeys.

Website: www.dancedivine.ca

DANCEPL3Y

DANCEPL3Y (dance play) is the world leader in developing physical literacy through dance. Our innovative and interactive dance-fitness programs feature simple moves and routines inspired by chart-topping music and popular dance styles including Club, House, Hip-Hop, Latin, Reggaeton, Bollywood, Jazz, Funk and more. DANCEPL3Y promotes positive mental health through the Three Rules of PL3Y: Be Positive, Be Fun, Be Yourself. Certified Instructors teach programs in recreation centres, dance studios, fitness clubs and schools.

Website: www.dancepl3y.com

Dancer Transition Resource Centre

The Dancer Transition Resource Centre (DTRC) works with professional dancers on an individual basis, providing compassionate support and practical services to address all stages of the career. Dancers are better able to reach their potential while performing; prepare in advance for life after dance; and pursue meaningful and fulfilling second careers when a life on stage is no longer possible.

Website: www.dtrc.ca

Dancinema Productions Ltd.

Website: www.dancinemaproductionsltd.com

Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism

Taoist Tai Chi® arts involve deep stretching with a full range of motion and continuous turning of the spine. They exercise the whole physiology including muscular, skeletal, and circulatory systems, as well as tendons, joints, connective tissue and organs. Rather than depending on tension and the development of hard muscle tissue, these arts develop a body that is relaxed and strong at the deepest levels. The gentle internal movements are balanced throughout the body and have a calming effect on the mind. Taoist Tai Chi® arts are truly a moving meditation.

Website: www.taoist.org

Garry Angus

Injuries received from a life well led took Garry Angus away from Dance for what seemed like an eternity. Exposed in Kerala, India to the Masters of Kathakali कथाकेळिः A lifelong Tango Dancer with an interest in BauHaus and Bunraku and a flair for anything of Classical Romance. Flamenco-ready Matador. Now exploring electronic. A moment of movement in the Sound of Life is Love in action. Currently studying Ballet as a means of re-connecting the neural pathways of dance within his body. Soon ready to once again challenge Lord Shiva to the dance.

Jana Birkett

Essentrics is a full body program designed to rebalance the entire body through simultaneous stretching and strengthening (also known as Classical Stretch as seen on PBS)

Website: Essentrics.com

Jasjit Rai

As a Nia Black Belt and having taught since 2001, Jasjit is passionate about sharing the joy of this dynamic movement practice that blends moves from the dance arts as well as the martial and healing arts. The cardio practice is soft-impact, playful, and expressive. At the same time, students develop self-awareness, learning to move their body in ways that build strength, offer healing, and develop flexibility. Along with weekly classes, Jasjit offers demos, workshops, and private classes.

Website: joiworks.com

Juan Contreras

Juan Contreras creates high quality and artistic images of live dance performance in low light conditions (no flash, no strobes). I am specialized in onsite photography of traditional and contemporary dance. We create artistic images combining our endowment in visual arts, digital photography, and technical computer skills to produce the finest artworks. Portfolio: www.jucoVisualArts.com

Website: www.lowlightshots.com

Lindy Sisson

Honour Dance now on Youtube http://youtu.be/IZ8qn-dTwFY
A film inspired by love of the threatened earth and First Nations leaders who ask us to stand by them and make a statement in whatever expression moves us. Long time arts administrator, producer, and choreographer Lindy Sisson's expression is dance and she joined forces with artist, writer and filmmaker Anne Watson (Main Street Media) to undertake this project. The comrades sharing in this dance include Margie Gillis and four participants from her Hollyhock workshop on Cortes Island. We dance to raise awareness and to honour the earth.

Website: theactmapleridge.org

Lisa Wawrynchuk

We believe that Argentine tango is a social dance that anyone can learn, independent of previous experience, age or physique. We emphasize embrace, walk and connection as the foundation of tango in an approach similar to that of learning language. Rather than memorizing steps, musicality, interpretation, and improvisation are tools you can use to really learn the language of tango. Through the analysis of your movement, you develop body awareness, confidence, control, and empathy, and presence. Tango will allow you to learn about yourself and how you relate to others.

Website: the-secret-fancy-tango-organization.webnode.com

Made in BC - Dance on Tour

Made in BC - Dance on Tour is a non-profit society dedicated to building a culture for dance throughout the province of British Columbia. Our programs create opportunities for people from all over BC to learn about the arts, express themselves creatively and celebrate a shared humanity through dance performance and activities.

Website: http://www.madeinbc.org/

marc berezowski

MARC BEREZOWSKI’s passion with dance and with all the arts, in addition to his interest in education, has been a constant for 30 years, having been a dancer in several companies and a partner in outreach activities with, among others, Liz Lerman, Simon Fraser University & Arizona State University. He received his MFA from Arizona State University, which led to a three-year visiting assistant professor position in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Performance Department at Arizona State University West. Lately, his interest in dance and education has led him to Marc's Madness Dance Studio N.Van.

Website: marcsmadness.wixsite.com/studio

Men In Touch

We are men exploring what it means to share real intimacy with other men. Touch infused with presence has great power and potential for guiding us through healing and transformation. Our mission is to manifest a new culture where caring touch between men is an empowering experience, as opposed to one that makes us "less masculine."

Men In Touch is dedicated to promoting vitality in body, heart and soul through media including touch, mindfulness, yoga and movement. We strive to create safe and inviting spaces for men of all types to explore their creativity, sexuality, and spirituality.

Website: www.menintouch.org

OURO Collective

OURO is an eclectic, Vancouver-based dance collective that uses hip-hop, waacking, breaking, popping and contemporary dance as the foundation for the creation and production of new work. As individual artists coming from diverse cultural and dance backgrounds, OURO sees collaboration as a catalyst for dialogue, creative innovation, and community building. United around the common goal of pushing the boundaries of how street dance-based works are created and presented, OURO is dedicated to creating performances that explore the full range of possibilities and identities the group represents.

Website: www.ourocollective.com

The Danzkool Company

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Website: Danzkool.ca

The IT Factor

Johanna Ward has been teaching some form of cardio-dance for over 17 years and it is still the best part of her day! Known for her positive energy and enthusiasm, Johanna believes that everyone has their own IT factor; the thing that motivates them to move. IT also stands for integrated training, inspired time and innovative techniques. Her danceIT classes are designed to be both FUN and functional, where everyone can access their inner dancer. Visit theitfactor.ca to find out more about her fitness philosophy, dance-based classes and personal training.

Website: theitfactor.ca

Weightless Body Confidence Coaching

Weightless offers Life Coaching services to support dancers and athletes with body image, finding balance with food, performance mindset, and stress management.
Our founder, Alicia Putinski understands what it's like to feel misaligned in mind-body connection. In her own experience of dancing and athletics, Alicia battled and overcame disordered eating and body image struggles. This inspired her to go on and guide others to find peace and deep loving relationships with their bodies.

Website: www.youareweightless.com