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 for Pre-Professional and Emerging professional Dance Artists

Date: June 25th - 29th, 2018 10am - 4pm

Fee: $325.00 (+ HST) 

Capacity: 15 participants

Final Performance: Friday June 29th, 8pm

Registration Deadline: Monday May 7th, 2018


Our fourth annual summer workshop is designed to align with Social Growl’s current interests in creation and collaboration. Over five days, participants will be immersed in an intimate creative process with Social Growl's Artistic Director Riley Sims and collaborator Kay Kenney.  Together we’ll create a new work using concepts and inspirations from past works as well as Social Growl’s current creative process for Amorous Playlist, the third full evening work by Social Growl Dance premiering in March 2019.


Workshop Focus: 

- Interpretation and presence in performance

- Strategies to perform text and explore theatricality

- Generation of movement material and adapting it for creation

- Applying emotional and physical states to choreography


Our primary goal is to give participants a deeper understanding of their own voice and their potential to contribute to a creative process. The secondary goal is to find honest and authentic performance qualities within each individual. Finally, this workshop encourages participants to bring a more complex and evolving presence to movement and choreography. The workshop culminates in a final performance involving all participants.

Participants must have completed at least two years in a post-secondary dance training program. In addition, participants should either already be comfortable with text and voice, or have an interest in exploring both.



Fee: $325.00 + HST / 5 days (30 hrs)

Please note: participants must be available for final performance

To Register:

Send a CV and a recent photo to: and include ‘Summer Workshop 2018’ in the subject line. You will receive a reply with additional information to complete your registration. We are only accepting 15 participants.

Registration Deadline: Monday May 7th, 2018


Featured: Katrina Grogan Kalnuk, Clarke Blair, Maxine Segalowitz, Photo by: Hannah Schallert