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FCSD Adult Dance Conference

February 21 - 27th

Creating accessible opportunities for dance education is at the heart of our mission. Whether you are a beginner or have been dancing for years, the benefits of dance are far reaching. Our adult dance community is thriving more than ever. This conference is for you! A supportive, encouraging space to learn, get active, find community, connect and heal.

Conference Schedule

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Dance Educators

How do I choose my classes?


I have no experience in dance - Absolute Beginner Classes and All Level Classes

I have limited experience in dance - Absolute Beginner, Beginner, and All Level classes

I haven’t danced in a long time, but danced as a student - Beginner, Intermediate and All Level classes

I’ve been dancing as an adult in recent years - Beginner, Intermediate and All Level Classes

I have years of experience or am a professional dancer - Intermediate, Intermediate/Advanced, Advanced and All Level classes

Class Descriptions

Musical Theatre

Come learn an energizing combo to Nobody from the musical Bandstand. Have fun while gaining confidence through musical theatre dance. Open to all levels.

Jazz Choreography

Learn exciting Jazz choreography in an hour! Class begins with a warm-up and then dancers get right to work on learning a dynamic jazz routine. 

Attentive Movement

Explore innate creativity through Attentive Moving, a physical practice of listening for and to inner impulse. We will each act as mover and witness exploring movements that are attuned to the moment through Attentive Moving and then re-embodying impulses with voice and/or body and writing/drawing from each experience. No prior dance experience required. Wear comfortable clothing you can move in and bring a book or paper to write/draw with.

Contemporary Choreography

Experience the creative process of contemporary choreography. Class will begin with a warm-up and then dancers will learn sections of choreography. Marcia will guide dancers on how to vary the choreography using various elements of dance. Then dancers will have the opportunity to add their own creative perspective to the work. Think of it as a choose your own adventure where everyone's input produces a beautiful new original piece of work!

Express Barre

Express Barre is a ballet style workout that will tone, lengthen and strengthen. Suitable for all levels.


Chris Van Green's improvisation practice developed up-north in the Yukon Territory, where he connected with wilderness and utilized it to create. Chris will lead participants through a closed-eye practice inspired by his experience. He’ll guide participants to use tactics to explore the limitations of movement, finding new ways of flowing through space and allowing opportunities for individuals to move, observe and connect.

Barre & Balance

Barre & Balance is a low-impact class designed to help those who want to get started in fitness, have mobility issues, or just looking for a fun work-out without getting down on the floor. We use the ballet barre for stability exercises, light strength training, and of course balance! The class begins and ends with breathing exercises and stretches done in a chair. We also work on posture and building a strong core!


Intro to Cuban salsa : A whirlwind tour of the basic steps, rhythm and timing of this "street" version of salsa.​Great for dancers of all skill levels from zero to hero.


Whether you are a beginner or have prior experience, you'll enjoy immersing yourself into the art of ballet, its technique, class structure and full body benefits. Ballet's focus is to train dance students to use their bodies correctly by focusing on kinetics, coordination, anatomy and proper body alignment. 


Tap dance has many benefits such as improving one’s balance, coordination, mental and muscle memory as well as being a fun way to obtain cardio conditioning. Classes will work on developing rhythm, timing and musicality through learning the core steps of tap and combining these into routines. Both rhythm and Broadway style will be taught using technique drawn from a variety of curriculums. 

Groove 3

Scratch your idea of fitness and get intoxicated by GROOV3. Turn Up for the sweatiest, blood-pulsing, beat-dropping, bass-pumping class on the block with GROOV3, the only dance experience that delivers the undeniable  power of 3.

1 non -stop , no-holding back , calorie -slaying DJ set

2 speeds of choreography to match and amplify any learning style 

3 times the empowerment as you DANCE,SWEAT and LIVE, far beyond your workout!

Join us for the ultimate dance party! No dance experience required. 

Contemporary Floor Work

Contemporary and modern dance choreography and technique requires dancers to navigate between higher and lower levels. Learn how to relax your body and find flexibility in your joints as you develop a new kinesthetic relationship with the floor. Class begins with a warm-up, followed by exercises that facilitate a relationship between the body and gravity. Dancers will also learn a floor work combination.  


Pilates incorporates low impact exercises designed to improve strength, mobility and alignment. A core-targeted practice with a focus on syncing breath and movement, participants will challenge their balance and coordination. No experience necessary.

Bring a yoga mat and water bottle.


Contemporary dance is based in ballet and has its roots in modern technique. The form also borrows from other genres, such as African dance, jazz, hip hop and martial arts. Some of the cross features are the use of parallel legs, contraction and release, spiral and tilting of the spine, grounding, embracing gravity and floor work. 


Combining strength and flexibility, jazz employs movements that are quick, clean, precise and percussive. Dancers will experience the traditional structure of a jazz class and learn a dynamic combination. 


Zumba is a form of fitness class in which you burn off calories by dancing to different kinds of lively tunes, often Latin-American inspired such as salsa, merengue and samba, but also other types of modern music like hip hop, Bollywood or even Oriental. It is a high-energy dance fitness program involving moves on international beats. All around the world, Zumba is being practiced owing to its health benefits, including mind relaxation, stress management, and physical fitness.

It is the best way to exercise and stay fit while having Fun. So come and join the Party!

Swing Dance

Swing dance is gaining new popularity because of its highly contagious energy and fun foot work. Swing dance is a social dance that grew out of Harlem, New York City in the late 1920s. It continued its popularity through to the late 1940s. The Lindy Hop is its most popular form because of the fun swing beat in Jazz music. Bring a partner or come alone. Everyone will love this social and invigorating dance form.

Yoga Dance Conditioning

In this 45-minute class we’ll dive into what we need to strengthen and stretch for Adult dance

classes. We’ll use Yoga as our practice to assist us by moving in and out of postures to find more

strength and flexibility for our dance classes.


POUND is a cardio jam session that you Rockout to your favourite songs from all different genres, while having the most fun getting your sweat on. Inspired by yoga and Pilates with rhythmic drumming, this form of exercise ignites the mind, body and soul.

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