Kaeja d’Dance offers workshops in Kaeja Elevations, Improvisation, Express Dance and Flock Landing for all ages and abilities!

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* Kaeja Elevations are defined and created by Allen Kaeja. They are developed from three decades of refined exploration and collaboration with Karen Kaeja. Kaeja sensorial warm up process and approach to partnering and improvisation, is co-created/developed by Karen and Allen Kaeja.

Educational Offerings:

Kaeja Elevations:

Students are wildly excited for Kaeja Elevations, a style of partnering where all genders, experience and physique are on level playing fields. In no time, students will learn how to work collectively to safely soar through the air and surpass their expectations. Rooted in contact improv, Kaeja Elevtions rely on the architectural structure of two bodies interacting while complimented by gravity, momentum, propulsion, breath and flow. Allen Kaeja developed the Kaeja Elevations approach to partnering from two decades of refined exploration and collaboration with Karen Kaeja.

Best Suited For:

Grades 6 -12
Arts Schools
Post-Secondary
Teacher Workshops

Express Dance:

Express dance is an inclusive, simple approach to bringing the joy of dance into any classroom. It has been taught by Kaeja trained teachers to over 40,000 learners and teachers across Ontario. It inspires physical expression through the student’s own movement lexicon. Also available for teacher workshops, it provides educators with hands-on tools and strategies for building curriculum-connected dance units.

Express Dance is a gift to educators and students. It is an empowering way to free the creative spirit and to give physical voice to concepts and ideas. Students become the originators and the creators. This is thrilling art in action!” Christine Jackson, Past Arts Coordinator, TDSB.

Best Suited For:

Grades K-12*
Conferences
Teacher Workshops

*I hr MAX sessions for K-3, *2 hour MIN for 4 & Up

Kaeja Elevations Trailer

Express Dance Trailer

Dance Film:

Allen Kaeja offers an extraordinary opportunity for dance and media students to gain skills and experience in the exciting field of screen dance. Their hands-on workshops explore the marriage of dance and the camera. All participants will make a dance film in one workshop with technical, practical and artistic guidance. Included are discussions, making dances, shooting, editing, screenings and lectures. Workshops are flexible to meet the interests of your participants or audience.

Allen Kaeja’s choreography is remarkable for its comtemporary movement with narrative structure allowing the work to be accessible to the general public.”  Judy Gladston, Past ED, Bravo!FACT

Best Suited For:

Grades 6-12
Post-Secondary
Dance & Media
Arts Schools
Teacher Workshops

Dance Film: Asylum of Spoons Trailer

Contact Improv:

Students thrive in the moment with Karen and Allen's expertise in improvisation. They give workshops on Improvisation which incorporate a range of movement possibilities. Instant responses to a series of impulsive actions will guide the student’s dance. Instant responses to a series of impulsive actions will guide the student’s dance. The class becomes involved as both movers and observers, working with clear and personal responses to the material. Students in the workshops becomes enlivened and confident in themselves.

Best Suited For:

Grades 6-12
Post-Secondary
Teacher Workshops

Contact Improv Trailer: School of Toronto Dance Theatre Training