Ten days of pro-level training with Gadfly
Aug 21st - Sept 1st 2017
A one-of-a-kind Dance Intensive in the heart of downtown Toronto, to get solid tools instead of thumbs up, to understand techniques instead of regurgitating dance styles. Ten days of pro-level training with Gadfly for up to 10 dancers. Drop the idea of versatility in genres and get crucial techniques to ADAPT and work across fields: Commercial, Theatre, Film, TV, and Touring.
Here is the secret sauce:
Be so good they can't ignore you… so unique they can't forget you… so generous they feel bad about it.
ON THE MENU
9:00am - WARM UP
9:30am - TECHNIQUE SESSIONS
10:30am - WORKFLOW LAB in alternation with Gadfly Repertoire
12:30pm - Lunch
1:00pm - CREATIVE LAB
4:00pm - FREELANCE HUSTLE SEMINARS
AYBRID TECHNIQUE CLASSES
Not your typical technique class. We’ll decode movement and expand your arsenal through specific techniques taken from Hip Hop, Popping, House Dance, Bboying, various Martial Arts, & Aybrid Movement methods we developed after having worked with 400+ dancers, booked +150 gigs, and created over 50 original works.
Learn a Gadfly piece straight from our company repertoire. Dive in fast-paced learning in the context of a company rehearsal for a remount. Gadfly's award-winning works have been performed in over 14 cities.
Get familiar with the workflow for commercial gigs, music videos, and the corporate contracts we execute for the likes of Nike, Canada Goose, Bench, Clarins, Mugler, Make Up For Ever. Focus: Execution & comfort zone on steroids.
Be dancer, interpreter, & collaborator for the creation of a new theatrical work from scratch. Dive into the mind-bending artistic process of Gadfly. Focus: interpretation, style, creativity, and stage presence.
FREELANCE HUSTLE SEMINARS
Customized seminars demystifying the game of being a Freelance artist. We skip fluffy theory and hit only the practical, applicable & tested stuff that got us from struggling artists with $13 000+ in debt into 15 years of consistent work (Katy Perry, Feist, Nelly Furtado, Movies: Camp Rock II, You Got Served II, Turn The Beat Around, Commercials: Bell, SYTYCD Canada, Virgin Mobile), and that keeps us hungry to contribute to the art of dance.
Simply the hypest studios in Downtown Toronto:
Canada's National Ballet School
Apolonia Velasquez & Ofilio Sinbadinho
Gadfly is an Urban Dance Award winning repertory company and Choreography unit powered by passion. We Create Original Works and provide Choreography with balls, humility, & a focus on the sweet spot between Artistry, Athleticism, and Authenticity.
After 3-years in the making, the Aybrid Dance Intensive is here to provide challenging affordable training grounds for a dance career through: result-oriented training methods, experienced faculty, and safe environment to break your face, stand up and build the DNA to be both artist and a performer.
THE AYBRID MOVEMENT METHOD
Aybrid Movement training is straight up about Adaptability & Uniqueness. It calls you to dance like it’s 2017. It's for Contemporary dancers with thirst for physical & artistic growth and Hip Hop/Urban dancers hungry to expand depth & breath. See yourself as a hybrid artist that is a Performer, an Athlete, and an Interpreter.
Let’s find what works for you in order to deliver substance to choreographers, memorable stage time to audiences, and have a shot at a dance career!
How hard is this program?
Number of attendees is capped so you get dedicated attention. You’ll be pushed just enough to be challenged, make amazing mistakes, grow & leave knowing what you need to learn or upgrade moving forward.
For less than $9.50 per hour, you’ll be pushed and guided by pros IN the business. If you join CADA, their subsidy program can refund you 60% of this full tuition.
Who’s the faculty?
The international-Gadfly-level Teachers and Choreographers we have on deck are kept secret because this intensive is for focused dancers, not those following the hype. Faculty will be revealed gradually.
Am I too old (or too young)?
Our award winning production Klorofyl featured dancers age 17 to 35 years old. What’s relevant is your determination & maturity.
I’ve never done a contemporary theatre work
Great, now you’ll get acquainted with the area of Canadian Dance that gets the most grants & where dancers are no longer back up but Headliners. High legs and pointed feet could be valid tools but more and more choreographers here look for creativity and uniqueness.
I’ve never done commercial style of dance
Fantastic, now you’ll demystify why and learn what's needed to perform for international recording artists, music videos, & gigs for major brands, concerts, festivals. Performance & Adaptability are key here.
Tuition: $800 + hst (Payable by installments)
Limited Capacity: Max 10 dancers accepted
Deadline to apply: May 12th
Application form - Click on the apply button and provide the following:
⁃ 1 or 2 lines describing your dance skills or training
⁃ One video link executing or performing a choreographed work (in-studio or class material is accepted)
⁃ One video link of you simply improvising/freestyling
⁃ A list of your top 5 dance accomplishments
⁃ Short paragraph telling us what you expect to get out of the program