Not merely an Urban or Contemporary dance intensive. The first intensive for the real world dancer of today: Performer + Athlete + Interpreter

Level Up & Create a career across fields: Commercial, Theatre, Film, TV, and Touring. 

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Six-days of pro-level training with Gadfly  
A one-of-a-kind Dance Intensive in the heart of downtown Toronto, to get solid tools instead of thumbs up, to understand techniques instead of regurgitating dance styles. Six-days of pro-level training with Gadfly for up to 9 dancers. Drop the idea of versatility in genres and get crucial techniques to ADAPT  and work across fields: Commercial, Theatre, Film, TV, and Touring.
Here is the secret sauce:
Be so good they can't ignore you… so unique they can't forget you… so generous they feel bad about it.


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The Directors

Apolonia Velasquez & Ofilio Sinbadinho

Gadfly is an Urban Dance Award winning repertory company and Choreography unit powered by passion. We Create Original Works and provide Choreography with balls, humility, & a focus on the sweet spot between Artistry, Athleticism, and Authenticity. 

After 3-years in the making, the Aybrid Dance Intensive is here to provide challenging affordable training grounds for a dance career through: result-oriented training methods, experienced faculty, and safe environment to break your face, stand up and build the DNA to be both artist and a performer.

THE AYBRID MOVEMENT METHOD
Aybrid Movement training is straight up about Adaptability & Uniqueness. It calls you to dance like it’s 2016. It's for Contemporary dancers with thirst for physical & artistic growth and Hip Hop/Urban dancers hungry to expand depth & breath. See yourself as a hybrid artist that is a Performer, an Athlete, and an Interpreter.

Let’s find what works for you in order to deliver substance to choreographers, memorable stage time to audiences, and have a shot at a dance career!

FAQ
How hard is this program?
Number of attendees is capped so you get dedicated attention. You’ll be pushed just enough to be challenged, make amazing mistakes, grow & leave knowing what you need to learn or upgrade moving forward.

Too expensive?
For less than $9.50 per hour, you’ll be pushed and guided by pros IN the business. If you join CADA, their subsidy program can refund you 60% of this full tuition.
Who’s the faculty?
The international-Gadfly-level Teachers and Choreographers we have on deck are kept secret because this intensive is for focused dancers, not those following the hype. Faculty will be revealed gradually.
Am I too old (or too young)?
Our award winning production Klorofyl featured dancers age 17 to 35 years old. What’s relevant is your determination & maturity.
I’ve never done a contemporary theatre work
Great, now you’ll get acquainted with the area of Canadian Dance that gets the most grants & where dancers are no longer back up but Headliners. High legs and pointed feet could be valid tools but more and more choreographers here look for creativity and uniqueness.
I’ve never done commercial style of dance
Fantastic, now you’ll demystify why and learn what's needed to perform for international recording artists, music videos, & gigs for major brands, concerts, festivals. Performance & Adaptability are key here.

 

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Tuition: $500 + hst 
Limited Capacity: Max 9 dancers accepted
Deadline to apply: July 8th

Application form - Click on the apply button and provide the following:
    ⁃    1 or 2 lines describing your dance skills or training
    ⁃    One video link executing or performing a choreographed work (in-studio or class material is accepted)
    ⁃    One video link of you simply improvising/freestyling
    ⁃    A list of your top 5 dance accomplishments
    ⁃    Short paragraph telling us what you expect to get out of the program

Application deadline: July 8th, 2016

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