Workshops

Culture FUZE Ltd. is offering workshops!

Download the registration form here!

Culture FUZE Ltd. is offering the following workshops:

  • Hawaiian Hula Dance
  • New Zealand Maori Dance
  • Kolomeyka Tricks Junior
  • Kolomeyka Tricks Senior

FRIDAY March 9, 2018

Space is limited, and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

You DO NOT have to be a participant in the festival to benefit from these workshops.

PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY
Consider registering early to avoid disappointment!

Due date for Registration is: March 1 , 2018.
However, we will accept Registrations after this date if space is still available.

LOCATION All workshops will occur in either the Mayer Family Community Hall or the Cargill Theatre Stage at the Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre, 4501 - 50 Street.

Please Note
Parents/Guardians are expected to sign their dancer in and out of all workshops.

Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow adequate time to check-in with a representative of Culture FUZE Ltd.

Culture FUZE Ltd. is NOT responsible for dancers participating in Workshops. Parents/ Guardians are expected to pick their child(ren) up promptly when the class is over, and are welcome to wait in the lobby. A social gathering will be happening during the workshops.

Forms can be mailed to:
Culture FUZE Ltd.
c/o 3831 B – 44 Avenue Camrose, Alberta T4V 3T1

Forms can also be emailed: info@culturefuze.ca
Cheques payable to Culture FUZE Ltd. Receipts will be issued upon request.

ALL ARE WELCOME

Please remember to come prepared for all dance classes, with proper dance attire, dance shoes/ slippers, and water!

Learn a new trick or discover a new culture... or both!

Our Culture FUZE workshops are designed to allow our dance participants to have fun while learning something new and meet some new friends! Dance Workshops are open to ALL AGES!

NEW ZEALAND MAORI DANCING

FRI MAR 9th - Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm
(60 minutes)

ALL AGES

Instructor: Tracy “Kelika” Thorne

Kia Ora from Aotearoa…Land of the Long White Cloud. Tracy “Kelika” Thorne of A Hawaiian Holiday Dance Troupe will teach students about the warrior traditions of the native Maori culture through chants, dances and games. Fun and interesting for male and female participants of all ages.

Class Attire: Bare feet, comfortable exercise wear

Cost: $15/dancer

HAWAIIAN HULA DANCE

FRI MAR 9th - Time: 8:30pm - 9:30pm
(60 minutes)

ALL AGES

Instructor: Tracy “Kelika” Thorne

In this one hour class, Tracy “Kelika” Thorne of A Hawaiian Holiday Polynesian Dance Troupe will transport the class to the islands of Hawai’i using gentle motions of the Hawaiian Hula. A fun cultural story telling dance style; the Hula is an excellent form of exercise that engages every major muscle group of the body with no impact on the joints.

Class Attire: Bare feet, comfortable exercise wear, hip wrap or sarong (optional)

Cost: $15/dancer

Age groups are Suggestions Only. Please register your dancer in the Group you feel is most applicable for your dancer.

KOLOMEYKA TRICKS Junior

FRI MAR 9th - Time: 7:30pm - 8:15pm
(45 minutes)

Target Age: (11 & Under)

Instructor: Vincent Rees

Master your next trick for the Kolomeyka. Instructor Vincent Rees shows you how to impress your audience and showcase your best moves!

Cost: $15/dancer

KOLOMEYKA TRICKS Senior

FRI MAR 9th - Time: 8:30pm - 9:15pm
(45 minutes)

Target Age: (12 & Up)

Instructor: Vincent Rees

Master your next trick for the Kolomeyka. Instructor Vincent Rees shows you how to impress your audience and showcase your best moves!

Cost: $15/dancer

WHAT IS A KOLOMEYKA?

Andrij Nahachewsky from the Kule Folklore Center at the University of Alberta provides us with a brief description of what a Kolomeyka is: The Kolomeyka as practised in Canada is a separate genre of dance from what is known in Ukraine. The diasporic kolomyjka developed from the old country folk dance but with a prevailing influence from stage dancing.

Originating in Western Canada in the 1950s and 60s, the kolomyjka is considered the highlight of Ukrainian weddings and dances in Canada: when any attendees who have experience as stage dancers perform their favorite "tricks" involving lifts, spins, high kicks, even building human pyramids. It is a chance for individuals and groups to "show off" their most impressive or dangerous moves so as to entertain the audience and win approval.

Andrij Nahachewsky suggests that despite being a relatively new tradition the Canadian kolomyjka is an important symbol of Ukrainian culture in Canada and that the dynamism of this type of Ukrainian dance helps to interest young people in Canada in retaining Ukrainian culture.

Thanks to Andrij Nahachewsky for this Kolomeyka description

GST will be added to all prices

Culture FUZE is the bridge to the many different types of cultural dances in Alberta.


Kyla Joyce, CELL 780.226.9986
Tanya Pattullo, CELL 780.678.0059
EMAIL info@culturefuze.ca
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