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Kaeja Elevations Certification Course - Applications Now Open!

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Become a certified Kaeja Elevations® teacher!

Level One: The Art of Flying 

January 10-14, 2022

 

Taught by internationally recognized, award-winning choreographer and dance film director Allen Kaeja, The Art of Flying is the first of 3 levels of certification for Kaeja Elevations® (KE), an approach to partnering where participants from all experience levels are on an equal playing field. Once qualified, you will be an independently certified KE: Level One practitioner able to teach movers of all ages to work collectively to safely soar through the air and surpass their own expectations.

 

Level Two: Flight

January 17-21, 2022

 

The second level of Kaeja Elevations® Certification builds on the foundational skills developed in Level One, moving into high level elevation work and flight. Level Two is structured to elevate the flyer above their supporting partner’s shoulders, and the flyer usually only has one point of contact with their supporting partner. Momentum, anchoring, and the architectural structure of the body allow students of all genders to soar through the air, defying expectation and move beyond the limitations of typical partner work.

 

*Please note that only those who have completed the Level One Certification are permitted to participate in Level Two.

Spots are limited and available by application only.

Location

918 Bathurst Street,

Toronto,

M5R 365

 

How to Apply

To apply, please send a dance resumé and a cover letter detailing your interest in the course and indicating whether you would like to apply for Level One, Level Two, or both to urban@kaeja.org. Proof of full vaccination will be required to attend the Certification. In your application, please include a photo or scanned copy of your documentation for two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, or inform us of your intent to be fully vaccinated at least two weeks prior to the beginning of the course.
 

TESTIMONIAL

"I have taught Kaeja Elevations workshops in Toronto, Vancouver, and Boston. I love being able to offer a technique that is so unique, accessible and exciting, that also has such a rich history behind it."

 

—  Jenn Edwards, 2018 Level 1 Graduate

Kaeja Elevations Certified Teachers

The following is a list of those who have taken the Level One Kaeja Elevations Certification Course and are in good standing:

LEVEL 1

Drew Berry

Caryn Chappell

Timothy Cowart

Tanya Svazas Cronin

Slava Doval

Jenn Edwards

Lawrence Fung

Mateo Galindo Torres

Nickeshia Garrick

Karin Florence Kato

Kate Knox

Philip McDermott

Geanderson Mello

Sylvie Moquin

Jen Murray

Olivia Proudfoot

Minerva Muñoz Rodríguez

Mio Sakamoto

Deltin Sejour

Tara Wilson

Tatsuya Yasumoto

Certification Fees
 

Level One Early Bird Rate (Until Oct. 21st, 2021): $900 plus HST

Leve One Regular Rate: $1300 plus HST

Level Two Early Bird Rate (Until Oct. 21st, 2021): $1300 plus HST

Level Two Regular Rate: $1900 plus HST

Upon acceptance to the Certification, a $100 deposit will be required to secure your spot for each course that you wish to take. Dancers who send their deposits on or before October 21 are eligible for the Early Bird Rates. An invoice will then be sent for the remaining cost, to be paid prior to the first day of the course. Payments can be made via E-Transfer to kaeja@kaeja.org. If finances are a barrier for you, compassionate pricing is available for a select number of positions; please contact urban@kaeja.org for more information.

 

Cancellation Policy: Due to the uncertainties created by COVID-19, Kaeja d’Dance reserves the right to cancel the Certification up to two months prior to the scheduled dates. We will also be allowing registered participants to cancel at any time. In the event of a cancellation, either by Kaeja or by the participant, participants will receive a full refund.

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