Chelsea Dance offers adult classes as well as child-centered classes where children are viewed as active participants who are strong, capable and can contribute based on their own experiences. Every child is celebrated for their own unique way of being in the world and are encouraged to discover their movement potential through inquiry, curiosity and play. Adult dancers with little or no experience are highly encouraged to join in the fun.
We offer classes for all ages to enjoy the art of dance in both Chelsea, Quebec and starting in the Spring, in Wakefield, Quebec as well!
Parent and Child
Parent and Child (2-4) classes are offered as an invitation for a parent or caregiver to bond and build relationship through the exploration of developmentally appropriate movement while connecting with others in the community through dance.
Saturday: 9:00-9:45 am Parent and Child (2-4), La Fab sur Mill, Chelsea.
Wednesday: 4:15-5:00pm Parent and Child (2-4), La Grange Country Inn, Wakefield.
Inspired by rhythmically rich and funky music, this class places a strong emphasis on developing a grounded jazz movement style. All classes begin with a sequential warm-up incorporating gentle stretching, followed by isolations, traveling progressions and combinations that make this class both challenging and really fun! This class promotes co-ordination, freedom of movement, confidence and overall body awareness in a supportive environment.
Thursday: 6:15-7:15 pm Jazz (7-10), La Fab sur Mill, Chelsea.
Creative Dance class aims to build physical confidence, strength, flexibility and body awareness while developing the child’s natural joy of movement and active imagination. Students will learn fundamental movement skills necessary to express themselves through dance. Children will run, leap, twist, turn, bend, stretch, feel and play, all in a fun, protected and stimulating artistic and creative environment.
Saturday: 9:00-9:45 am Creative Dance (3-5), La Fab sur Mill, Chelsea.
Saturday: 10:00-10:45 am Creative Dance (4-5), La Fab sur Mill
Saturday: 11:15-12:00 pm Creative Dance (3-5), La Fab sur Mill
Wednesdays: 5:15-6:00pm, Creative Dance (3-5) La Grange Country Inn, Wakefield
Djamboola Fitness (Adult)
Djamboola Fitness sessions are made of small choreographies simple and easy to follow. A tasty and rhythmic mix primarily made of African cardio-dances. (Traditional style “tam-tam” sounds, afro-beat such as “Coupé-Décalé-Azonto-NDombolo”). As well as dances from all over the world such as Hip-hop / RnB, Ragga-Dancehall, Soca, Zouk / Kompa / Kizomba, etc …).Djamboola classes are an effective way of burning a maximum amount of calories, without noticing it.
Tuesday: 7:15-8:15 pm, Djamboola (Adult) La Fab sur Mill, Chelsea.
Kids Zumba classes feature kid-friendly routines based on original Zumba choreography. We break down the steps, add games, activities and cultural exploration elements into the class structure. Helps develop a healthy lifestyle and incorporate fitness as a natural part of children’s lives by making fitness fun.
Tuesday: 6:00-6:45pm Zumba (5-7), La Fab sur Mill, Chelsea
Contemporary class aims to build physical confidence, strength, flexibility and body awareness while developing the dancer’s natural joy of movement and active imagination. This class will end with an informal showing of student choreographies developed during the class.
Saturday:10:00-11:00 am Contemporary (9-12), La Fab sur Mill, Chelsea
Thursdays: 5:15-6:00pm Contemporary (6-8) La Fab sur Mill, Chelsea
Hip Hop (Adult)
This class encompasses the core elements and styles of hip hop. Each class will consist of an essential warm-up, assorted technique sequences with an accentuation on musicality. Dancers will learn a hip hop choreography as well as freestyling.
Thursday: 7:15-8:15 pm (Adult), La Fab sur Mill, Chelsea.
Classic ballet training where participants will develop coordination, musicality, strength, flexibility and attentiveness. Build confidence while having FUN!
Tuesday: 5:00-5:45 pm Pre-Ballet (3-4), La Fab sur Mill, Chelsea.
Tuesday: 5:45-6:30 pm Ballet (6-8), La Fab sur Mill, Chelsea.
Thursday: 5:00-5:45 pm Pre-Ballet (3-5), La Fab sur Mill, Chelsea.
Movement and Meditation for Adults
This class is an opportunity to connect, build community and feel good in our bodies. Led by interdisciplinary dance artist Kelsey Walsh, Adult dancers will explore the wonderful ways our bodies move – expressing through gentle, energetic, and playful exercises. There will be time to cultivate quiet, to connect with each other, to journal and to explore other forms of artistic creation such as drawing to music or writing a poem. You do not have to have any experience in dance – you could literally have never danced before. If you feel better dancing from your chair, great! Everything we do will be adaptable and possible for a variety of movers.
Wednesdays 7:15-8:15 pm, La Grange Country Inn, Wakefield