SCHOOL

WORKSHOPS

Best Suited For

Grades 4 -12

Elementary Schools

High Schools

Session Length

1 hour

Number of Students

Up to 30 students

Cost

$180/hr

 

*All workshops, with the exception of Kaeja Elevations , can be offered both virtually and in-person.*

For more information on pricing and policies, click here. 

In Kaeja's workshops, students are not assigned specific dance steps. Rather, the creation of movement is driven by the participants themselves. All workshops offered by Kaeja d'Dance support current Ontario Arts curriculum guidelines for dance education and are taught by professionally trained dance teachers.

Dance Film

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Best Suited For
Grades 9 -12


Session Length
Varies based on classes needs
(Minimum1 hour)


Number of Students
Up to 30 students

 

Photo: Benjamin Cox in Better Times. Cinematographer: Alex Koren.

Using his expertise as the creator/co-creator of over 30 dance films, Allen Kaeja offers a unique opportunity for students to learn how to choreograph, direct, and edit their own short dance films. Students will develop creative and critical thinking skills as they explore the technical, practical, and artistic challenges involved in producing dance for the screen.

No experience in either dance or film necessary, just an intense curiosity and willingness to take on all aspects of the course, from movement artist and director to camera operator.
 

“I was inspired by Allen Kaeja's work and will definitely incorporate his ideas into my daily dance experiences.” – Eden, Student Participant

“Amazing experience that helped me grow within myself and my skills in dance.” - Student Participant

 

“Allen’s support of the students’ creativity and professional guidance created an atmosphere to allow the students to be vulnerable and take creative risks.” - Paula Diamond, Teacher at Father Michael Goetz Secondary School

 

Dance Improvisation

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Best Suited For

Grades 9-12


 

Session Length
60 minutes

 

Number of Students
Up to 30 participants

Students will explore creative expression as they learn to move intuitively in response to text, images, and soundscapes. Participants can create solo movement improvisations and connect through the screen, working interactively to inspire each other.
 

This workshop is suitable for dancers of all ages and abilities and offers a foundation for movement improvisation that crosses the worlds of Theatre, Dance and Performance Art.

"Moving in connection with others is especially important when we're limited to the Zoom window to access community."  - Patricia, Student Participant

"Very new and different, I've never done anything like it before [...] It is a cool and interactive way to create choreography." - Student Participant
 

"It was fascinating to learn new techniques for choreography and the lessons that he taught were very useful and valuable." - Student Participant

Express Dance

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Express Dance is an inclusive, simple approach to bringing the joy of dance into any classroom - even virtual ones!

Students will discover a new way of learning dance, using their own movement vocabulary to create choreography in small groups. Suitable for students of all ages and abilities, Express Dance is a fun way to promote physical activity, social connection, and mental well-being in young people.

 

This workshop has been taught to more than 40,000 learners and teachers across Ontario, helping them unleash the potential for physical expression that is present within each and every individual.

"Everyone from our group felt energized after this online activity today. Thank you for making it possible to dance and interact with the artists at home."  - Lisa, Student Participant

Best Suited For

Grades K -12


Session Length
60 minutes


Number of Students
Up to 30 participants

Kaeja Elevations

*Due to the physical partnering involved in Kaeja Elevations, it must be taught in-person.

Kaeja Elevations

Allen and Karen Kaeja’s style of dance partnering, known as Kaeja Elevations, uses momentum, anchoring, and the architectural structure of the body to help students safely take flight!

 

Kaeja Elevations allows participants of all experience levels to be on an equal playing field, building self-confidence and deeper communication.

"[A] groundbreaking approach to flying." – The Stratford Festival

"Allen has a unique ability to make the Kaeja Elevations accessible to everyone he teaches, regardless of their level of experience. He inspires confidence in all students and teaches them to ‘fly’ with ease, expertise, and a wonderful sense of joy." - Vicki St. Denys, Ryerson Dance Program
 

"Mateo was just wonderful to work with and the dancers learned SO MUCH! He was so professional and such a great teacher and presence. He represented your company and work with deep respect and knowledge, kindness and integrity." - Tara Wilson, PULSE Studio Owner

Workshops and pricing can be modified to fit your needs.

Extended or weekly workshops can be arranged to accommodate students' ongoing creative and physical education.

To inquire about customized workshops, please email urban@kaeja.org.

Best Suited For

Grades 6 -12

Session Length

1 hour -1 week

Number of Students

Up to 30 students