2021 TRI SUMMER YOUTH INTENSIVE
Intermediate & Advanced Dancers Age 12 - 18
(minimum 6 years of training)
*please note there are absolutely no age exceptions; the youngest dancers permitted to participate must be turning 12 in 2021 with birthdates in 2009*
July 26-30: Vaughan August 9-13: Burlington
Things look a little different this year as we head into our second COVID summer,
but we're thrilled to be back and offer an intimate, IN PERSON intensive this summer!
Check out the details below...
NEW THIS YEAR:
work exclusively with TRI co-producers Allison Toffan & Juliana Kelly
2 guest artist classes per track each week
separate technique and combo/choreography classes
reduced hours; this year's intensive runs 10am-4pm
limited class sizes; this year's classes will be capped to keep in line with health and safety regulations AND to offer dancers a more intimate educational experience
dancers wishing to attend the advanced track must apply via video submission
INCLUDED AS ALWAYS:
intention focused classes
historical tap dance footage
tap chats - group discussions on the who's, whats, and where's of today's International tap scene
improvisation - develop solid ideas & confidence
music theory, jazz form, and creating arrangements
live music session
Due to COVID-19, registration will be capped at 10 dancers per level per week. Following registration selling out, a waiting list will begin in the event that the government will allow us to increase capacity to our program.
Placement in intermediate vs advanced will be determined by age, experience, skill level and maturity. To best place dancers in a learning environment that best suits each student's respective aptitude, dancers planning to attend the advanced level must submit an audition video. Submission details are below. Due to varied experience, all participants will be challenged on a individual basis with regards to the material and class subject matter. We'll find the right challenges and balance for every dancer to ensure a well rounded and fulfilling experience. With limited class sizes, this year's intensive will be more intimate than ever before!
Closing up each week, dancers will experience a professional development session, including an audition for a scholarship to attend TRI 2022, as well as our highly anticipated live music session with some of Toronto's finest jazz musicians.
ADVANCED TRACK SUBMISSION DETAILS:
Dancers hoping to attend the advanced track must submit an audition video for approval before registration will be complete.
Please note: intermediate dancers are not required to submit, but must meet the age and experience requirements. No exceptions.
Please click here to learn about our Junior Prep Program for dancers 9-13 with minimum 2 years experience.
Videos must include:
-32 bars/approximately 1 minute of material that best highlights
your tap ability.
-It can be performance or in studio, improvisation, self choreographed or choreographed by a teacher.
Submissions can be uploaded through our registration web page available as of May 15 when registration opens.
First come first serve, so register and submit early to secure your spot!
Please email Allison & Juliana at firstname.lastname@example.org
with any questions.
TRI CO - PRODUCERS:
JULIANA KELLY & ALLISON TOFFAN
HERE'S A LOOK AT OUR SCHEDULE:
2021 GUEST FACULTY:
PDA July 26-30
PDA July 26-30 & CDC August 9-13
CDC August 9-13
Our intensive is an excellent chance to collaborate and share with dancers from studios across the GTA - an integral part of tap dance culture we feel passionate to promote!
This opportunity has been built to create a multi-generational element of the Toronto Rhythm Initiative, providing youth with the inspiration to move forward with their development and expression within the art form - contributing to the future of the professional Canadian tap dance platform.
DATES & LOCATIONS:
Performing Dance Arts
331 Cityview Blvd
Canadian Dance Company
3410 Mainway Unit 5
REGISTRATION OPENS MAY 15!
Our registration app will launch live on this webpage at 12:01am on May 15.
$475 + HST
Registration is limited to 10 participants per level per week.
Cost reflects one week only.
Register early to guarantee your spot!
We'll be strictly following all safety protocols, including wearing and enforcing proper PPE use for faculty and participants, encouraging hand-washing and frequent sanitizer use, as well as socially distanced dance spaces, taped out in squares 6ft apart per room.
2021 CANCELATION POLICY:
In the event we are not able to run the intensive due to COVID government closures, $5 + HST will be withheld with the remainder fully refunded to each participant.
In any other circumstance, if you wish to cancel your spot, a $30 + HST fee ($33.90) will be withheld for registration, and the remainder will be returned:
Up until two weeks before the start date:
TRI Week 1: By July 11
TRI Week 2: By July 25
Within two weeks of the start date, a 50% refund will be issued:
TRI Week 1: July 12-18
TRI Week 2: July 26- August 1
Within one week of the start date, a 25% refund will be issued:
TRI Week 1: July 19-23
TRI Week 2: August 2-6
There will be no refunds for cancelations within 48 hours notice.