Dance class

Orchesis Summer Dance Intensive

OSDI - June 24 - 29, 2018

About Orchesis Summer Dance Intensive

The Orchesis Summer Dance Intensive (OSDI) consists of intensive training with professionals in the dance field. 

Through a concentrated period of study in contemporary modern and jazz techniques, creative processes including improvisation, contact and other movement explorations, and supportive wellness practices, dancers develop individual movement expertise. Other elements of the workshop include attention to personal performance technique and developing the creative dancer within a process-oriented session.

OSDI 2018 will offer five consecutive days of dance: 5 class days, Sunday through Thursday. This intensive is geared toward most levels of dancers wishing to develop greater facility and dance knowledge. High School students ages 16 & 17, with recommendation from their teacher will be accepted.

Sunday through Thursday Schedule

(Tentative: please check back for final details February 15, 2018)





2:00 - 3:00 PM

 Garuda for Dancers

 VVC 2-635

 1 hour

3:15 - 4:45 PM

 Contemporary Modern

 VVC 2-635

 1 hour, 30 minutes

4:45 - 5:15 PM

 Snack break

 30 minutes

5:15 - 6:45 PM

 Contemporary Jazz 

 VVC 2-635

 1 hour, 30 minutes

7:00 - 8:30 PM

 Creative Jazz Practice

 VVC 2-635

 1 hour, 30 minutes

Registration open in March 28 through Campus & Community Recreation, CSC office. Call: 780-492-2231 or visit in person, Room 1-213 Van Vliet Complex, across from the Equipment Room. 

Since 2006, OSDI has provided one of the only post-secondary summer intensive training workshops in Edmonton, filling a unique niche in both the local dance scene and University of Alberta community.

OSDI Instructors

Garuda for Dancers: Raena Waddell

Contemporary Technique: TBA

Jazz Technique: Sarisa Figueroa de Toledo

Creative Jazz Practice: TBA (Decidedly Jazz Dance instructor TBA)

Contact information for OSDI:

Tamara Bliss, director, Orchesis Dance Program;; phone 780-492-0770

How to register for Orchesis classes, Fall, Winter, Spring and OSDI:

Registrations are taken in person at the Customer Service Centre, 1-213 Vliet Complex or by phone (with credit card) at 780-492-2231. On-line registration is not available.