Group Classes and Workshops

Wednesday Contact Dance Improvisation Jam - Ongoing
Relationship In Movement Retreat (couple's reatreat) - Aug, 27 & 28, 2016
The Healing Dance Workshop - TBA Fall 2016


Every Wednesday (Ongoing)
The Class Before the Jam 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
See upcoming class levels and teachers
The Wednesday Contact Dance Improvisation Jam 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Live music from 7:30 to 8:30 pm See upcoming musical lineup
Dovercourt Penthouse, 805 Dovercourt Road, Toronto, Ontario
(Third floor)
$10 - Class only (does not include Jam)
$15 - Class and Jam
$10 - Jam only (sliding scale)
Produced by:
REAson d'etre dance productions

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This is a workshop retreat in which two people (in relationship) register together with the aim to explore their relationship through contact dance improvisation. Romantic relationships, friendships, family relationships, collegial relationships are welcome. LGBT friendly. Explore your relationship through dance Improvisation - a social dance involving touch in which momentum between two or more people is used to create and inspire dance movements. Discover and play with how dance improvisation practices can act as metaphors for relationship dynamics. Learn how non-verbal communication through dance opens up a moving and beautiful “world” that people in relationship can co-create, share and learn from. The type of dance improvisation we will be doing is accessible to people with no previous dance training and people with disabilities. This weekend workshop takes place at Unicamp Retreat Centre (Honeywood, ON L0N 1H0). You will have the option to cabin or tent and to cook your own meals or to eat communal meals at the canteen. Optional activities during non-workshop time include swimming, hiking, enjoying nature and Unicamp’s community activities such as the nightly fire pit.

Brad Johnston is an Embodied Life Coach with training from Coaches Training International. He earned his B.A. in Psychology and Theatre from Brock University and has a Graduate Diploma in Social innovation from the University of Waterloo. He started dancing when he was 50 and is now an avid contact improviser who travels the world dancing into his heart and introducing people to contact.

Kathleen Rea danced with Ballet Jörgen Canada, National Ballet of Canada & Tiroler Landestheater (Austria). Kathleen is a certified instructor of the Melt Method (Hand and Feet) and teaches Contact Dance Improvisation at George Brown Dance and Niagara College. She and has choreographed over 40 dance works and been nominated for five DORA awards. Kathleen is a recipient of a K. M. Hunter Award and is a published author (“The Healing Dance”, Charles C. Thomas). She has a Master’s in Expressive Arts Therapy and is a certified psychotherapist (CRPO) with a private practice for the past 15 years. She recently became a candidate teacher or the Axis Syllabus.

Dates and Times:
August 28 and 29, 2016
Over the weekend there will be nine hours of workshop time divided over two days (exact times will be announced closer to workshop date)

Unicamp Retreat Centre, Honeywood, ON L0N 1H0

Workshop -
$90 per person (this works out to $180 per couple)

Camping -
$25 per adult per day and $7 for each additional adult per day. No more then 6 people per camp site.

Dorm -
(includes three meals a day)
$60 per adult per day, $33 per child per day(ages 5 to 15)

Cottage -
(no meals included)
$40 per adult per day, $18 per child per day (ages 5 to 15)

Food -
Breakfast, lunch and dinner is $35 per adult per day and $18 per child per day (ages 5 to 15)

Those camping or staying in cottages may also choose to cook your own meals. Those staying in dorms must pay for meal package as there are no cooking facilities in the dorms.

Attendees register as a couple. Romantic relationships, friendships, family relationships, collegial relationships are welcome. LGBT friendly and welcoming to people with no previous dance training and people with disabilities.

Registration: and

Please send all emails to both Kathleen and Brad as they are both coordinating registration

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Participants will explore embodied experience through dance and movement.
A multidisciplinary approach will be used involving painting, music and poetry.
Discover how playful engagement through body awareness and the arts can enliven one's connection to the world  and those around you.
No dance experience needed.


Kathleen Rea


Fall 2016 date TBA


Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm and Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

$ 200



Registration for The Healing Dance Workshop:

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