Canyon Dance Academy New classes for
JAZZ workshop with
Saturdays, Dec. 7, 10:00 am-12 noon $20/class
multi-level movement class, involving a variety of
contemporary dance techniques, release work, Feldenkrais
Awareness Through Movement®and
The classes will have a strong emphasis on gravity,
using the breath as a movement source and the floor as
a partner to aid the transference and shift of
weight. Developing momentum and an ease of
connection through the limbs and torso, whilst
maintaining a dynamic and articulate presence.
Schedule is here!
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Raina Page in Aerial Silks class
Velocity Dance Company at the Cancer Climb in Phoenix,
or email canyondance @
Velocity and CDA Dancers
at the Mall, January 2011
Dance Supply Store Hours
Creative and Modern Dance? WHY do we teach
it at Canyon Dance Academy
Creative/modern dance focuses on the
development of the whole person by
presenting dance as an art form,
thus spawning creative and independent
thinking, leadership skills,
self-control both physically and emotionally,
working cooperatively in groups, and
confidence building in activities such as
choreography and performances.
exploration, dancers reach progressive levels
of physical skill development
while learning the vocabulary of dance.
Dancers have the opportunity to
improvise, engage in creative problem solving
and grow in cognitive, social and
emotional ways as they interact in class. At
CDA we don’t expect our students to mimic our
every move. We teach basic skills, then guide
them as they learn to create and express
themselves through movement. We advocate the
philosophy of Virginia Tanner, a pioneer in
the field of creative movement for children:
“The motivating force behind my work is not
only developing excellent dancers, but more
importantly, developing young people who are
useful, imaginative, worthwhile human
What makes Canyon
Dance Academy different? *A large, spacious dance studio
with a wooden sprung floor,
and studio performance space with
lights, backdrops, and sound.
*Performance opportunities, not
competitions. Our Velocity teen company
performs monthly at various community
*A variety of classes while staying true
to our mission of teaching dance as an art
reduced costume prices, discounts on
dancewear, other family-friendly resources
*Nutcracker performance opportunity with
Canyon Movement Company, the adult
*A newly expanded costume closet for
technical and creative training by adults
with college and professional experience.
From "Dancing in the Wings" a book
by Debbie Allen.
Ever since I was born and could see,
I looked, I saw dance.
In the clouds as the wind blew them across the
In the ripples on a pond,
Even in the sea of ants marching up and down
was all around me. Dance was me.
"There can be no
keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in
which it treats its children." ~Nelson Mandela
more important than
limited. Imagination encircles the
world!" ~Albert Einstein
motivating force behind my work is not
excellent dancers, but more
importantly, developing young people who
are useful, imaginative, worthwhile
Contact us at 928-774-3937 or email. 2812 N.
Izabel St. Flagstaff, AZ 86004 Now easier
access via the 4th Street overpass!
We are accepting NEW students!
THE FALL SCHEDULE IS NOW ONLINE.
Where the Wild Things Are
photo by Scott Sawyer
and sahring joy, giving and providing hope; these
are the things we seek through dance, particularly
in this challenging world!
"We learn by practice. Whether it means to learn dance by
practicing dancingor learn to live by practicing living,
the principles are the same. One becomes...an athlete of
God." ~Martha Graham
Don’t let the title fool you: Canyon
Movement Company’s The Nutcracker Suite in Modern
Bare Feet makes room for an array of
shoe-clad dancers. The annual show, playing in
Flagstaff, AZ, features tap, pop and lock, gymnastics
and diabolos (Chinese yo-yos). Don’t miss this
alternative holiday experience!
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