You must pre-register by noon on the day of.
First Friday every month | 1:00pm-2:00pm
ONLINE (Zoom) or in person at 139 Bastion Street
Crimson Coast Dance is pleased to partner with Nanaimo Association for Community Living (NACL) in providing monthly movement practice opportunities for teens and adults of all abilities in the Mid-Island region. These inclusive classes are designed to offer a unique dance experience for those with cognitive and/or physical challenges as well as friends, family and community.
As part of our mission to offer creative, recreational, movement based activities for the regional community, we are pleased to present this monthly, inclusive program as part of our organization’s annual programming.
As part of our mission to offer creative, recreational, movement based activities for the regional community, we have begun to take initiatives for improved inclusivity within the organization’s annual programming. These monthly Dance Jam sessions are fully accessible dance classes for adults of all abilities. They are facilitated monthly by both Michael Geselbracht and Myriam Verzat.
Crimson Coast Dance is passionate about sharing the health benefits and joy of dance with every-body of every-ability in our community!
Michael Geselbracht is an educator and he loves to contribute to our world through planting food forests, supporting children’s consistent play and exploration in forests around town, singing, and envisioning our neighborhoods as urban ecovillages.
Myriam Verzat is a Mixed Ability Dance Jam instructor, Compassionate Communication (NVC) Trainer and Facilitator.
These classes take place in person and online. Register for a link or attend at 139 Bastion Street. Advance registration is appreciated. Everybody is welcome on the first Friday of every month from 1pm – 2pm.
We look forward to dancing with you again this month!
Myriam is a life improviser, a dancer and a community gatherer. She enjoys contributing to Nanaimo’s culture and fun through performing, organizing or supporting creative events. She also teaches compassionate communication and is the mom of a wonderful 4-year-old.
She is a Mixed Ability Dance Jam instructor, Compassionate Communication (NVC) Trainer, Facilitator and NVC camp coordinator.
Passionate about multi-disciplinary improvisation, she practiced many different forms of improvisation such as action theatre, contemporary and contact dance improvisation, vocal improvisation, playback theatre, physical theatre, theatre of the oppressed, mime and Open Source Forms.
With all those tools, she created her own improvisation and research group (Lindex) that developed a unique vocabulary using the body, the words and music to create meaningful and authentic improvisations.
For the last 10 years, Myriam has taught dance improvisation classes to all kinds of audiences, including children, multi-generational groups and adults with mixed abilities.
In these times of COVID, Myriam continues her work through online facilitation using Zoom.