Descriptions of Classes
Trillium Dance is in it's 15th year of programming. Holistic in essence, Trillium Dance is a contemporary dance company progressive in it's ability to provide a rich combination of diverse training in movement fundamentals, dance technique & personal expression. Trillium dancers embark on an all encompassing journey as they are continually skill building through the many technical & creative facets of Trillium Dance's programming. This contemporary & fundamental design holistically nurtures a dancers awareness in self, others & their dance community.... deepening into the integration of body, mind & spirit.
A colourful and imaginative fusion of storytelling through movement, dance, yoga and improvisation, while dancing as animals, elements, seasons, the emotions and much much more. Explore the elements of dance in relation to time, space, force and flow while developing relationship skills as dancers work together in pairs, trios and small groups, developing unity as well as learning cooperation. Dancers also shine in their authenticity as they explore free dancing in an encouraging environment. The joy of dance blooms as children are immersed into rhyming exercises and movement songs that promote musicality as well as stretching and strengthening the body. The use of musical instruments, numerous dance games and dancing with silk veils, colourful scarves and other props makes this a magical environment for much fun to be had!
Creative Contemporary w/ Ballet /Modern/ Folkloric/ Hip Hop
As colourful and imaginative as Creative Dance, this class deepens dance awareness while creatively and joyfully introducing new styles and genres of dance.
Contemporary/ Modern w/Ballet
A collaborative fusion of styles that explores technique and alignment fundamentals while establishing the basic and dynamic movement that governs the body. Modern, a freer more expressive form of dance, allows creative and supple movements to flow, and build and release in an open and structured way. Ballet is is a stylized and formal dance with precise patterns of movement which promote grace, beauty and poise!
This class explores dancing the ancient roots, with a contemporary exploration of here and now, incorporating skirt, veil and scarf dancing. Journey into other movement vocabularies of the cultural dances of Africa, India, the Middle East, Spain and Europe. From circle dances to line dances, and then into the ever popular Bollywood dance. Bollywood dancing is energetic, varied and Is primarily modelled on classical north Indian folk routines. More recently, Indian dance elements have often been blend with western dance styles such as Hip Hop, Jazz and Modern. A colourful class with colourful choroegraphy.
Hip Hop, Afro Fusion w/Jazz
Based on African Dance fundamentals and introducing the urban dance style of Afro-House, this is a highly energetic, super fun and rhythmical dance experience guaranteed to make you sweat, laugh and have a great time with friends. Hip Hop is about personal style and expression, and this class will definitely inspire the dancer with the passion to move! Come move and groove to awesome music with inspirational beats and lyrics merging old school sounds with new school vibes.
*** Some Hip Hop classes will move into an intro of Breakdance covering categories such as toprock, power move and freeze basics.
Belly Dance, Folkloric and Tribal Fusion
A contemporary fusion of Middle Eastern Dance dynamically woven with traditional and modern fundamentals. An inspiring and nourishing class to explore your creative essence in a vibrantly rich environment while incorporating a variety of feminine honouring movements. This class teaches you how move fluidly and how to control your body parts independently, while toning the abdominals, encouraging good posture, improving flexibility, and inspiring you to find beauty and power within your body. Explore the fusion of the soft, gentle undulating arms of the oriental style, with the strong and passionate arms of the Spanish style; all while embellishing this fusion with the beautiful flowering hand work of floreo's. Be prepared to get your shimmy on and discover muscles you never knew you had!
Mythos of Movement - Sacred Dance, Sacred Woman
An integrative & transformative dance practice, merging the worlds of ecstatic, trance, & somatic dance . A deep & safe container where the threads of our soul tapestry unravel & reweave in sacred reverie of woman . Boundless & mystical yet deep & homecoming……. A devotional space to integrate breath, movement & the elements....... Visioning & integrating our wild woman selves.