Meredith Kalaman (who has shows starting tonight – please see below for more information!) will be teaching the Contemporary component of the August 19 to 23, (Week D) of the Caulfield School of Dance Ballet and Contemporary Dance Summer Intensives.
The 10:30 am to 2:30 pm, Monday to Friday, Intensive Week D, is for dancers at the Intermediate and Advanced (Intermediate Foundation R.A.D. and above) or equivalent levels.
Meredith will also instruct Contemporary Dance in Week 1 of the Multidiscipline Summer Intensive Weeks.
To Register for Intensive weeks, click here.
Meredith Kalaman has taught ballet, contemporary and modern dance, and improvisation, throughout the Lower Mainland for over ten years, parallel to her career as a professional contemporary dance performer and choreographer.
Meredith received her early dance training under the tutelage of Maria Lewis, alongside Terri-Lynne Banfield (Birkenhead) and Laurel Cabrita, at the former Pacific Ballet Theatre School. She went on to train in the Ballet British Columbia Mentorship Program until 2005. She was an apprentice with Coriograph Theatre (Cori Caulfield) from 2005 to 2006.
As a professional dancer, Meredith has performed with companies including Judith Marcuse Projects, Movent, Dancers Dancing, and the Karen Jamieson Dance Company, as well as in works by Noam Gagnon, Farley Johansson, John Ottmann, Peggy Baker, Kirsten Wiren, Kate Franklin, and Michael Kong.
As a choreographer, Meredith is a two-time recipient of the prestigious Chrystal Dance Prize from Dance Victoria. Her first full-length choreography, “Femme Fatales”, premiered at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts and then toured to Berlin in August 2017 for a residency and four performances at Uferstudios.
Meredith’s choreography is being presented Canada’s international festival of contemporary dance, the Dancing on the Edge Festival, tonight, Friday, July 5 and tomorrow, Saturday, July 6 at the Firehall Arts Centre in Vancouver. Meredith and fellow CSD instructor Amber Funk Barton are both performing in “Body to Body” from 3-5pm on Saturday, July 13.
Most recently Meredith has been training in Countertechnique and will be travelling to San Francisco in August to further advance her understanding of this revolutionary contemporary dance training method that has re-invigorated how she approaches her work as both a dancer and a teacher.
We are so excited to have Meredith Kalaman teaching in the Intensive weeks and the Half Day program in the 2019-2020 dance year at Caulfield School of Dance.
All Intensive Weeks (Ballet/Contemporary and Multidisciplinary) are:
- $280.00 +gst each
- Any 2 Weeks for $540.00 +gst
- Any 3 Weeks for $780.00 +gst
- Any 4 Weeks for $1000.00 +gst
To Register for Summer, or September to June programs and classes, click here.
Featuring Guest Faculty (please watch for faculty announcements on this site and Facebook) and Caulfield School of Dance Teachers, the Caulfield School of Dance Summer Intensive Weeks are an invaluable experience. Even one full week produces amazing improvement. The Ballet and Contemporary Summer Intensive gives aspiring ballet and contemporary dancers daily classes in ballet, contemporary, and repertoire. There will also be classes in conditioning instructed by teachers in their fields of expertise such as Pilates, Countertechnique, Progressing Ballet Technique, etc.
The 2019 Ballet and Contemporary Intensive Weeks are:
Weeks A and B; for Grade III – V RAD (or equivalent/with instructor approval) dancers:
Week A: Monday, July 15 to Friday, July 19, 2019 – 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Week B: Monday, August 12 to Friday August 16, 2019 – 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Weeks C and D; for Intermediate and Advanced (Intermediate Foundation RAD and above) or equivalent levels:
Week C: Monday, August 12 to Friday August 16, 2019 – 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Week D: Monday, August 19 to Friday August 23, 2019 – 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
The Multidiscipline Summer Intensive Weeks are for three levels:
Junior, Ages 7+ (Suggested 1 – 2 years experience):
Intermediate, Ages 9+ (Suggested 3+ years experience):
Advanced, Ages 12+ (Intermediate or higher R.A.D. Ballet level and/or Advanced Tap).
The Multidiscipline Summer Intensive Weeks are
Week 1: Monday, August 19 to Friday, August 23, 2019 – 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Week 2: Monday, August 26 to Friday, August 30, 2019 – 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
More information on other Guest faculty to be posted on this website and our Facebook page.
To Register for Intensive weeks or other Caulfield School of Dance Summer or 2019-2020 courses and programs, click here.
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