Dezza Dance
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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Register @ West Point Grey Community Centre with course number: 196568

Your investment: $99+ tax

  1. Online @ Parks board Site @ca.apm.activecommunities.com/vancouver/Activity_Search/dezza-dance-residency-workshop-roots-wings/193642

  2. Calling West Point Grey CC with credit card @ (604) 257-8140 with Course # 196568

  3. In-person at the gymnasium front desk @ 4397 W 2nd Ave, Vancouver, BC V6R 1K4 with Course # 196568

Guest artists include Rosin Adams (Pianist), Mark Atherton (Vocalist), Martin Comtois (Astrolger & Jung Expert), Martin Reisle (Cellist) & Juan Villegas (Dancer)

We warmly welcome you!


FREE PERFORMANCE

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WED AUG 22 @ 5:45pm

GARRICK JANG, DEZZA DANCE PERFORMS "ENJOY YOURSELF"- A REGGAE DANCE

TROUT LAKE COMMUNITY CENTRE PARK (East side of the centre)

FREE SUMMER OUTDOOR CONCERT SERIES

SWEET PAN CARIBBEAN STYLE MUSIC WRITTEN BY BERNARD FERNANDES STARTS AT 6:30PM

 

Want to enjoy yourself?

Watch now to learn more about the music in the park event featuring Dezza Dance's one and only Garrick Jang.

 
 
 

ARE YOU OVER 55+ AND WANT TO join our weekly dance party THIS FALL?

Learn more about Collaborative Creative Dance at both Trout Lake & West Point Grey Community Centres Sept 2018 -June, 2019

I warmly welcome you!

This is for you if you value community, moving to music with guidance, mindfulness practice and awakening your playful inner-child.

 
 

Potent Ground for Creativity

I teach how to deeply listen, hear, feel, intend, create and make art
— Desirée Dunbar
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Last year Brittany Dugan a Toronto dancer turned writer dropped by our Trout Lake Creative Collaborations class. She was tracing the history and benefits of community dance in Vancouver. 

Her recent article in the Dance Current sheds awareness on the momentum of the community engaged practice particularly with marginalized folks like those down at Carnegie in the lower Eastside.

Hear what Dezza Community Dancer Linda Maschak has to say about community dance over here >>

READ ARTICLE HERE >>>

When there’s intent, commitment and sensitivity-to space, sound, others, energy, there is potent ground for artistic excellence regardless of age, culture, ability or background.
— Desirée Dunbar
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Are you ready to take the lid off of your creative genius? 

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Linda shares her journey. Watch now to learn more.

 
 
 
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Join me THURS MAY 31ST @ 9:30AM PST & SUN JUNE 3RD @ 2PM PST

NO NEED TO SUFFER! MY TOP 5 TIPS FOR TOTAL HEALTH

FREE WEBINAR WITH DESIREE DUNBAR

Are you ready to be living pain-free?

It may be easier than you think. My career as professional dancer has spanned over twenty years and I've got a few tricks up my sleeve I'd like to share.

If you're ready to overflow with energy and vitality and feel fabulous than I think you're going to love this.

Join me for one of the two scheduled webinars to boost your health. I promise I will also share a way you can commit further to your health.

Register to save your spot below.

See you soon!

Desirée

PS Please share this invitation with any friends, family, colleagues or neighbours who could benefit.

Here is the link: https://www.secretgardensociety.com/webinar-registration.

Thank-you.

 
 

HELLO DANCE LOVAHS

We've been busy! The past few months we've been making Pilates videos, doing site-specific research, getting Arts Umbrella kids ready for their year-end recital, hosting Sweat Lodge Retreat in Lillooet, BC, the The Nest Urban Retreat and the Martha Graham 6 Week intensive.

Stay tuned for our special Summer Project being announced THURS MAY 31. Limited space.

Our Martha Graham Intensive is in full swing at the Kits Neighbourhood House and our Community Dancers are preparing for LINK and Arts & Health Showcase in May/ June.

Desirée recently returned form LA where she spake on a panel about her research in combining dance, embodied inquiry and energy healing. She's off to Florida next week for another conference to soak up some new ideas... and some sunshine.

Want to get notified when our Summer Project is announced?

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Mural madness

 
 

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We recently took to the streets of Vancouver's Mt. Pleasant neighbourhood on a site-specific expedition. Watch the video above to view the result! Garrick Jang, Wendy Chan and I caught a few onlookers by surprise and even got them dancing in the streets with us. Now that's community dance!

I will be offering a Site-Specific Summer Program in July & August. To get notified when registration is open please sign-up below.

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CHARITY EVENT AT VOGUE THEATRE

Dancers: Mark Arboleda, Akeisha De Baat, Jenna Kraychy, Megan Hunter, Alejandra Miranda, and Juan Villegas

What a day! The dancers were transformed by Wendy Cook Styling and Supernova Salon using wigs, dowels, head cages, combat boots and a whole lot of tule fabric for The SHOW IT OFF Hair show at The Vogue Theatre on Feb 18, 2018. 

Watch handheld footage from the technical rehearsal and from the wings of the event below. 

 
 

WITH SUPERNOVA HAIR SALON

Ever worn a floor length wig? Our dancers were primped and groomed on Sun FEB 18 for SHOW IT OFF Hair show at The Vogue Theatre representing Supernova Salon. Such an honour!

Thanks Dance Artists: Mark Arboleda, Akeisha De Baat, Jenna Kraychy, Megan Hunter, Alejandra Miranda, and Juan Villegas

And to Dana Lyseng, Wendy Cook, The Supernova staff  and to all those who made this special day possible with all proceeds going to the Children's Hospital.

 
 
 
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ARE YOU READY TO DANCE?

Hello Fellow Dance Lover,

I can't wait to get back in the studio with you for our Friday afternoon Collaborative Creative Dance class 55+ at Aberthau Mansion/ West Point Grey Community Centre. It starts tomorrow, FRI JAN 12th 12:30-2pm in the Oak Room.

Thanks to the support of the West Point Grey Community Association we are pleased to offer this workshop session for FREE.

Have you registered?

Please take the time to confirm your place (even if you aren't coming to every class). I recommend phoning in to the centre tomorrow morning at 604-257-8140 so we can finalize our roster for the session. Course # is 142622. OR REGISTER ON-LINE HERE >>>

With love,

Desirée

PS I offer Freeflow Pilates & Stretch for 55+ as a warm-up right before dance from 11:15am-12:15pm, also in the Oak Room. I highly recommend this if you want to feel stronger, more flexible and energetic. Drop-ins available. Course # 142621. REGISTER ON-LINE HERE >>>

STAY CONNECTED ON OUR FACEBOOK GROUP. CLICK HERE >>>

 
 
 

CREATIVE COLLABORATIVE DANCE 2018

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WEST POINT GREY COMMUNITY CENTRE/ ABERTHAU MANSION

A BIG Happy New Year hug to you!!

We get started again with Creative Collaborations at West Point Grey Community Centre/ Aberthau Mansion on FRI JAN 12 from 12:30-2pm in the Oak Room (following Pilates warm-up class 11:15am-12:15pm). 

 

 

 

FIRST SHOW OF THE YEAR IS TUES JAN 9

Interested? We will be remounting "Oh Mother" to the Neil Young song "Mother Earth" on SUN JAN 7 from 11am-1pm at Aberthau. *** One mandatory rehearsal only! Costume is white blouse/ shirt and black pants, black shoes of your liking. Show is at Roundhouse as part of monthly open-mic night hosted by Claire Robson up on the mezzanine at 7:30pm.

 
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TROUT LAKE COMMUNITY CENTRE

I can't wait to start off 2018 with you on the dance floor. Our first class back is MON JAN 8 from12:30-2pm in the Grandview Room. Please register in advance in-person, on-line or by phone.

SAVE THE DATES!

MON FEB 12 Family Day Special Class Demo 1:30-2PM IN CEDAR HALL, TROUT LAKE CC (next door to our usual room)

SUN FEB 18 First day of Dezza Dance Intergenerational Performance Project II at Aberthau Mansion. Show is FRI APRIL 13TH at Aberthau.

 
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Join Dezza Dance  & friends for a cozy, playful, joyful, yummy and energizing SOUL-STICE dance workshop & social

This is our gift to all the Dezza artists and anyone who has taken a class, workshop or program with us... or helped us in anyway to have a successful 2017


What to bring
An appy to share

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5:30pm doors open

Workshop

6-7pm move + manifest to create your best 2018!

Appy's and Social

7:15-8:45pm

New to Dezza Dance Workshops?

$20 suggested donation- cash at door


SPRING PROJECT

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WHAT'S COOKING?

Desirée Dunbar is at it again stewing up a new work with a surprising collaboration that will delight your senses.

Choreographer, Chef, Professional Dancers and Community Dancers start concocting February 18, 2018

Have you taken one of our Dezza Dance programs- Gush, Catalyst or Creative Collaborations and want to perform with us in this unique experience? Registration info coming soon. Email us with questions at dunbar.desiree@gmail.com.

 
 
 
 

We are ready to dazzle indeed!

Check out what local Langara College's The Voice had to say about our Catalyst Mentorship Program in March 2017.

“Our initiative is to give young emerging dance artists the opportunity to perform and present their work and to show what they love to do and what they’re passionate about,” said Dunbar.

We hope you can join us at the show March 10 & 11 at Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre.

Come on over here for the article >>>

Premiered March 2017

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We think you will enjoy this show as much as we enjoyed making it for you!

CHIAROSCURO featured new contemporary dance works by Desirée Dunbar, Sophie Brassard and Carly Davis with musical guests The End Tree string duo.

Moberly is at 7646 Prince Albert St- 1 block East of Fraser Street at 60th in South Vancouver.

All ticket sales go to the Leg Up! Dance Project to support young dance artists in the realization of their potential.  Thank-you Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre for your partnership support.

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