Theatre Jazz 1/2


This class is taught by:

Elysia Matheson

Elysia Matheson grew up dancing in her hometown of North Vancouver, BC where she trained inall genres of dance at Vanleena Dance Academy. At 16, Elysia was accepted into the Source Dance Company under the direction of Joanne Pesusich, offering many performance opportunities throughout Vancouver including the Vancouver International Dance Festival and Vancouver Fashion Week.  Elysia was also a part of Ruckus Company Productions with Brock Jellison, for his premiere show, 77 Mins. In 2011, Elysia was one of 140 dancers to travel to Toronto, ON for the finals of So You Think You Can Dance Canada, Season 4. With much of her professional training coming from Harbour Dance Centre, Elysia has also had opportunities to travel for dance, including studying at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, the Edge Performing Arts Centre in Los Angeles, Broadway Dance Centre and Steps in New York City. Currently, Elysia is on faculty with North Shore Academy of Dance, Deas Island Dance Centre, and Harbour Dance in downtown Vancouver.

Jacq Smith

Movement has been an integral part of Jacq's life since she began dancing at the age of 4. She studied numerous styles of dance throughout her life and has had the pleasure of gaining artistic influence from a variety of instructors and studios, allowing her to win numerous scholarships and awards. She trained with the Edmonton School of Ballet's professional program where she was a member of the contemporary company, Edmonton Contemporary Dancers. Jacq has also trained independently in voice, acting, and many other artistic disciplines. She has performed throughout North America alongside companies such as the Alberta Ballet, the IAAF, The Lovers Cabaret, and most recently, 49th Parallel Dance Company. Jacq is consistently expanding her repertoire in the performing arts, recentlyembracing aerial silks and contortion. As a dance educator and choreographer, Jacq has worked across Canada on both large and small-scale productions, and shares her love of dance with everyone she encounters. She lives to create lines on the body and tell stories through her work.
Theatre Jazz class will focus on a theatrical style of dancing that combines the songs of Broadway musicals, from past to present, with the movement of jazz. The class is based on jazz technique layered with Broadway-style and includes warm-up, stretches, across-the floor progressions, and combinations. Emphasis will be placed on connecting with an audience and telling a story. It’s the perfect class for both Broadway enthusiasts and those in the musical theatre world.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Jul 31 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Elysia Matheson
  • Mon Aug 07 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with TBA TBA
  • Mon Aug 14 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Jacq Smith
  • Mon Aug 21 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Jacq Smith
  • Mon Aug 28 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Jacq Smith
  • Mon Sep 04 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Jacq Smith
  • Mon Sep 11 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Jacq Smith
  • Mon Sep 18 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Jacq Smith
  • Mon Sep 25 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Jacq Smith
  • Mon Oct 02 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Jacq Smith
  • Mon Oct 09 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Jacq Smith
  • Mon Oct 16 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Jacq Smith
  • Mon Oct 23 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Jacq Smith
  • Mon Oct 30 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Jacq Smith
  • Mon Nov 06 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Jacq Smith
  • Mon Nov 13 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Jacq Smith
  • Mon Nov 20 10:30 am - 12:00 pm with Jacq Smith


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