Dance Core is an ongoing series of dance technique classes and unique movement approaches dedicated to professional development. Cultivate your unique approach through a mix of somatic practices and contemporary dance techniques. Participants should have a background in dance at an intermediate to advanced level and/or get permission from the teacher.
Instructors:Caitlin Coflin, Dianne Fraser, Connie Moker Wernikowski, and Kathryn Ricketts Guest Instructors: Ralph Escamillan and Jacques Poulin-Denis
Class Dates Tuesdays and Thursdays September 10 to November 28
** Drop ins are first come first serve basis with reservations made by contacting the office or at the beginning of class. Classes purchased are non transferable and must be used by the final week of class.
Caitlin Coflin is a dancer, dance teacher, and soon to be somatic practitioner. She is currently training in Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals and holds a BA Honours in Dance from the University of Winnipeg in affiliation with the Senior Professional Program of the School of Contemporary Dancers. Caitlin teaches at Youth Ballet of Saskatchewan where she blends modern dance technique and somatic practices to help dancers find the duality between function and expression in their dance training.
Dianne Fraser developed an early interest in dance and spent much of her first three decades studying and working professionally in the dance world. She spent several years in the Professional Programs of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and Toronto Dance Theatre before becoming a member of Sundance Repertoire Company, directed by Odette Heyn, in Winnipeg. She subsequently acted as an independent dance artist, dividing her energies between studies, choreography, performance, and teaching. In 1986 Dianne co-founded New Dance Horizons and was co-artistic director until 1991, while continuing to perform. For twelve years, she taught a variety of ages and dance styles at local facilities such as Regina Dance Works, Youth Ballet & Contemporary Dance of Sask, and Class Act Studios, in addition to teaching in Winnipeg and Toronto. Her approach to working with the body in motion has been shaped from the anatomical knowledge and hands on experience she’s gained by working as a Registered Massage Therapist for the past 30 years.
Connie Moker Wernikowski holds an Honours BA in Dance from York University and an M.Ed from the University of Regina. Connie has been actively contributing to dance in this province for over 40 years. She moved to Regina in 1975 to be a company member and teacher with Regina Modern Dance Works. Her professional career, centred in Regina, has included work as an artistic director, dance teacher, dance educator, professional dancer, choreographer and mentor. Connie is a master teacher of contemporary dance technique. She has taught numerous movement and arts education classes at the University of Regina, and has mentored many young dancers who now have careers in dance. Her choreography has been shown internationally. She has developed performances for school children audiences. Connie performed as part of New Dance Horizons InTemp Company and has toured through Canada as an independent soloist. In recent years Connie has created new choreographic works annually. Connie was Artistic Director of Youth Ballet and Contemporary Dance of Saskatchewan (YBCS) from 1994 to 2009. Her work at YBCS has left a significant legacy in ballet and contemporary dance training and in providing performance opportunities and development for young dancers. In 2018 Connie was a short list nominee for a Saskatchewan Arts Award for Arts and Learning.
Kathryn Ricketts combines her background in dance technique, improvisation, and theatre in these classes. She has had extensive experience teaching all ages and levels with the sole purpose of making dance open to all.
Address: 2207 Harvey St, Regina, SK S4S 2N2 Canada
Hours: Mon - Thu: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sat - Sun: Closed Statutory Holidays: Closed
*Special thanks to the following agencies: Government of Canada, Saskatchewan Arts Board, City of Regina, Canada Council for the Arts, CanDance, Community Initiatives Fund, Dance Saskatchewan Inc., SaskCulture, and Business for the Arts
NDH acknowledges that our organization creates, inspires, and educates on Treaty 4 Territory. We affirm our relationship and partnership with the First Nations and Métis people that live here, in the spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.