Fall 2021 Classes & Workshops

We’re excited to launch a series of workshops exploring different ways dancing bodies can move. We’ve deconstructed the “typical” dance class into three components: Tuning In, Tuning Up, and Restorative Movement. All classes are open to all levels, but some experience is recommended for the Tune Up sessions. These classes will temporarily replace the Technique Tuesday series while we work out what classes and workshops to offer in 2022.

Masks are mandatory in all classes.
Pre-registration is required. 
Pricing: $20/class or 10 for $150 (HST included). (Passes must be used within 1 year of purchase.) Sliding scale pricing available – please email for details.
Payments: can be made by etransfer or through our website.

Sun November 2111am-1pmTune In &
Dance Community Check-In
SHHFREE today!
Sat November 2711am-12pmJoy of MovementSIM
Sat November 2712:30-2pmTune InSIM
Fri December 34:30-6pmTune InSHH
Sat December 411am-12pmJoy of MovementSIM
Sat December 412:30-2pmTune Up SIM
Fri December 104:30-6pmTune Up SHH
Sat December 1111am-12pmJoy of MovementSIM
Sat December 1112:30-2pmRestorativeSIM
Sat December 1811am-12pmJoy of MovementSIM
Sat December 1812:30-2pmTune InSIM
Sun December 1911am-1pmRestorative &
Dance Community Check-In

Sound in Motion (SIM), 1444 Glenora Drive
Free Parking, Wheelchair accessible

519 School of Hip Hop (SHH), 760 Little Simcoe Street
Free Parking, not wheelchair accessible

Class Descriptions 

Tune In
Get to know your body. Tune in and become grounded, centered, aware.
No experience necessary. Open to all levels, aimed at adults, ages 14+ welcome.

Tune Up
Make friends with your body. Tune up your instrument’s strength and range of motion.
Some dance experience would be helpful (see full description). 
Open to all movement backgrounds, aimed at adults, ages 14+ welcome.

Restorative Movement
Self-care for dancers, dance teachers, movement and bodywork practitioners. 
Bring your sore, tired body and make it feel better.
Open to all levels, aimed at adults, ages 14+ welcome.

Joy of Movement
Have fun and get a little silly as you stretch, sweat, dance & sing!
No experience necessary. Open to all ages and abilities. 
Studio is wheelchair-accessible, and all movements can be done seated. 

Dance Community Check-In
Join us for a casual chat about the state of dance in London. We’ll start with a gentle movement session to get grounded and in sync (approx 45 mins). Then you’re invited to share your thoughts, feelings, ideas, and feedback, and connect with other local dance artists. Free and open to everyone.

Register Now!

Meet the Teacher

Photo by Jason Sunio

*Bizz will teach all the pre-holiday workshops, and if they are successful we’ll add new teachers to the roster in January.

Elizabeth “Bizz” Varty is a dance artist, educator and arts manager. Her signature blend of movement education draws from ballet, modern, and contemporary dance forms, somatic practices, yoga, pilates. Her classes typically include big laughs and great music. She invites you to discover the joy of moving with awareness and ease. Bizz is the founder and director of the Centre of Movement Arts, presenter of the London Dance Festival. She’s been teaching dance and other moves for more than 20 years. She holds a BFA in dance from York U, and is a certified Yoga and Pilates teacher.