First Friday of the Month, 10:30am to 11:30am
Online or in person at Vibrant Studios (1969 Boxwood Rd)
Crimson Coast Dance is pleased to provide 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 Myriam Verzat and Laura Jesson Love.
The jam is a space for everyone to explore the creativity of their moving bodies. People of diverse physical and mental abilities are attending this jam and are enriching the collective experience. The two dance facilitators offer a highly facilitated and playful space to encourage and support participation of every body.
Crimson Coast Dance is passionate about sharing the health benefits and joy of dance with every-body of every-ability in our community!
Myriam Verzat is a Mixed Ability Dance Jam instructor, Compassionate Communication (NVC) Trainer and Facilitator.
Laura Jesson Love teaches various forms of yoga and meditation and aims to hold safe space in different settings for many forms of learning and healing locally. Her passion for movement and feeling good in body and mind has led her to dance with 5Rhythms and is working to lead in an inclusive way. She is currently training Dance Your Ability with Shauna Devlin.
These classes take place in person and online. Register for a link or attend in person! Advance registration is appreciated. Everybody is welcome on the first Friday of every month from 10:30am – 11:30am.
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.
Myriam Verzat is also a Compassionate Communication (NVC) Trainer, Facilitator and NVC camp coordinator, www.myriamverzat.com. She is a founding member of Collective Groove Silent Disco and choreographs and performs whenever possible
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.
Laura teaches various forms of yoga and meditation and aims to hold safe space in different settings for many forms of learning and healing locally.
Her passion for movement and feeling good in body and mind has led her to dance with 5Rhythms and is working to lead in an inclusive way. She is currently training Dance Your Ability with Shauna Devlin.