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Introduction to Contemporary Movement

Teacher: Jessica Ford (Toronto)

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Hourly rates:
1 student: CAD $75.00
2 students: CAD $45.00
3+ students: CAD $35.00
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Introduction to Contemporary Movement

Course description:

Students learn to discover movement through directed improvisation exercises. This allows the student to develop a dance style of their own as opposed to just copying a teacher. By the end of the sessions, students will have uncovered a new way to move their bodies that feels comfortable & familiar.

Teaching approach:

Jessica's approach to teaching varies from others as she wants to promote the development of new movement in each student as opposed to trying to get them to copy her movement. This allows the student to develop both physically and mentally as an artist.

Places where you can take this course:

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Public place: OIP Dance Centre
190 Richmond Street East, Toronto, ON, M5A 1P1
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Public place: George Brown College
160 Kendal Avenue Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5R 1M3
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Hourly rates:

1 student:CAD $75.00*
2 students:CAD $45.00 per student*
3+ students:CAD $35.00 per student*

* Plus CAD $5.00 administration fee per class (per student)
* Single-class purchase fee: CAD $5.00 (per student)

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In person: 60, 90, 120, 180 minutes

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Jessica Ford


Having trained with some of the top teachers and choreographers in Canada, Jessica has picked up a thing or two when it comes to teaching herself. Best known for her company, Kalos Collectives, Jessica is a passionate choreographer and dancer and is eager to share her knowledge with her students. She teaches at 3 studios in the GTA and her students have gone on to win many competitions and awards. She believes in molding dancers into their own true artist instead of pushing them into a specific genre.


14 years of training at two of the top studios in Canada. Diploma from George Brown College for Dance in affiliation with Ballet Jorgen.


Jazz, technique, improvisation and contemporary teacher at TheDanceStream Studio, Academy of Ballet and Jazz and OIP Dance Centre.

Courses by this teacher:

Learn Dance: Introduction to Contemporary Movement

Interested in this course?

  • Tell the teacher about you or your group
  • Book your own classes
  • Learn at your own pace

Free registration