Past Performances & Events

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Ritual Surprise Solstice

An evening of performance and dancing for all! The Friends of the Floor, Hip Hop CO-OP, Organic Groove, Athena Guy, Puppeteer and Clown Eva Labadie and other performers from KW and Toronto will open the evening... And then an invitation to celebrate the complex and constantly changing ecosystem we are... to the worldly sounds of DJteacup.

Sat. June 24th 8:00 til late | Waterloo Community Arts Centre | $7 | Kids come for free!

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Listen Up! Performance at Non-Violence Festival

A collective of contact dancers explore what it means to listen to their own and each other's moment-to-moment desires.

Sat. May 13th | 1 PM | Waterloo Park field near picnic shelter | FREE


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Slow Walk & Movement Meditation on Earth Day

Saturday, April 22 11 am - 12 noon
Speaker's Corner (King & Benton) to Your Kitchener Market | FREE

April 22 is Earth Day and we are invited to slow down and heighten our sensibilities to the connections between all things, including ourselves and this place where we live. And just as the slow tortoise cannot separate itself from it's shell, neither can we separate ourselves from the Earth.

The walk will begin with a brief guided meditation at Speaker's Corner at Benton St. and King St. and will carry on very slowly down King Street to the Kitchener Farmers Market where displays will be set up for Earth Day. The walk will be followed by a Moving Meditation Jam for anyone who wishes to do their meditative movementpractice (eg. tai chi, contact improv dance, yoga, etc.) on the patio space at the front entrance to the market. Wear comfortable shoes and earthy colours. Pack lightly.

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"Home" and "Static Relations" at CAFKA

November 2006 in collaboration with the MT Space
Kitchener City Hall Rotunda| FREE

Movement and theatre improvisers of Friends of the Floor and the MT Space respond to art installations of this year's CAFKA exhibit.


Past Classes

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"First, Sense" Contact Dance Class Series

What IS Contact Dance? ...or contact improvisation as it is often called, is a meditative dance with gravity, momentum, & everything else that is happening in the moment, including the physical & energetic contact the dance partners share. It is a whole-body practice in the subtle art of collaboration.

Thursdays 6-7:30 pm | May 25-July 6 & Jul 13-Aug 17 | The MT Space in Globe Studios, 20-141 Whitney Place| $85 & $75

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Creative Movement Class Series

Explore moving in response to imagery, sensation, emotion, writing & interactive scores. These classes explore our ability to let go of inhibitions and discover our dance with ourselves and with others.

Next Session - Fall 2006

DISCOUNTS available for registering 10 days ahead or for bringing a friend who's new, or for registering for both class series. Rates available in 50% Barter Dollars!

For Information & Registration contact instructor Tanya Williams
at (519) 749-0438 or

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Introduction to Contact Dance Classes

7 week session Winter 2006

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Introduction to Creative Movement Classes

6 week session Winter 2006


Past Workshops

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Introduction to Contact Dance Workshops

Tuesday April 16th 8-9:30 PM
Queen Street Yoga, 44 Queen St. S. | $15

Sunday May 7 & June 4 6:30-9 PM
Carousel Dance Studio, University of Waterloo | $24

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Thursday, April 20th 2006 | 7 - 10 pm
the MT Space | $PWYC

A well-recieved creative experiment, ASK I combined movement music, writing and illustration to reflect upon and create scores based on the questions of our daily lives. Thanks to those who participated and keep on askin'!

Stay tuned for possible future incarnations of ASK...

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Contact as Moving Meditation

Friday, April 21 7-8 PM | Queen Street Yoga, 44 Queen St. S. | $10