Absolute Beginner Contemporary Jazz


This class is taught by:

Rianne Švelnis

Rianne is the granddaughter of Eastern European immigrants who now finds herself living as a guest on unceded Coast Salish Territory. She discovered contemporary dance in Ecuador, South America and is using it as a tool for challenging harmful cultural norms and expressing radical body politics. Rianne sees art as a primal language of expression, and a basic human right that we can reclaim as our own to help us tell our stories.

She is co-artistic director of Swamp Theatre, and a Registered Yoga Teacher, and a graduate of the Modus Operandi Contemporary Dance Program. Rianne has danced in works by Kelly McInnes, Layla Marcelle Mrozowski, Justine Chambers, Zahra Shahab, Hailey McCluskey, Anna Kraulis, Damian Criollo-Villacis & collaborated in artistic residency with Areli Moran (Mexico).

Cristina Bucci

Cristina Bucci is a Vancouver based dancer, choreographer and teacher whose career has taken her around the globe. She started as a self taught dancer with her formal training starting as a teenager in Surrey, BC. Since then she has trained in Vancouver, Los Angeles and London, England in styles ranging from locking to jazz.

As a dance artist she has been given many opportunities to be a part of numerous exciting projects. Some highlights include the International Dance Seminar in Brazil, Dancing on the Edge, working with artists such as, Young MC, Indian opera singer Veera Devi Khare, Lil Buck and with spoken word artist Scruffmouth Scribe through Brief Encounters. She has also toured Egypt and Israel with Big Fish Management along side Lisa Brokop, choreographed for C3: CreateLAB Vortex Dome at LA Center Studios and danced hundreds of shows throughout British Columbia with urban dance crew, Project Soul through ArtStarts.
The past 16 years have also been dedicated to developing her skill as a dance educator and mentor. She acted as assistant director of training company, The SOULdiers for eight years, worked with women and children in Vancouver’s downtown eastside, was head of the outreach dance program for Kidsafe, frequently teaches workshops at elementary and high schools, as well as, more formal dance studio settings, such as the acclaimed Harbour Dance Centre.
Her new focus is on creating innovative dance works and to continue to work as the co-artistic director of OURO Collective as she continues training in her new found passion for contemporary and modern dance while still working as a registered holistic nutritionist and keep presenting her “Nutrition for Dancers” seminars to dancers of all ages. Check out these website for more info: www.ourocollective.com OR www.cbuccidance.com

This one hour class aims to keep you constantly moving as we work on building your cardiovascular system. We will also incorporate specific strengthening exercise that will help with a better understanding of floor work. The class will consists of warm up, across the floor with most of the class working on a piece of choreography.
 
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Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Mar 30 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Rianne ┼ávelnis
  • Thu Apr 06 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Cristina Bucci
  • Thu Apr 13 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Cristina Bucci
  • Thu Apr 20 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Cristina Bucci
  • Thu Apr 27 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Cristina Bucci
  • Thu May 04 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Cristina Bucci
  • Thu May 11 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Cristina Bucci
  • Thu May 18 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Cristina Bucci
  • Thu May 25 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Cristina Bucci
  • Thu Jun 01 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Cristina Bucci
  • Thu Jun 08 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Cristina Bucci
  • Thu Jun 15 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Cristina Bucci
  • Thu Jun 22 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Cristina Bucci
  • Thu Jun 29 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Cristina Bucci
  • Thu Jul 06 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Cristina Bucci
  • Thu Jul 13 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Cristina Bucci
  • Thu Jul 20 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Cristina Bucci
  • Thu Jul 27 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Cristina Bucci


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