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Community Classes

We invite you to join us for an exciting season of community classes where you’ll have the opportunity to engage with the arts through education, creation, and movement. Explore our classes taught by both local and visiting artists and instructors! 

  • Location
    The Sony Centre For The Performing Arts, 1 Front Street East (at Front & Yonge)
  • Entrance
    Yonge Street Entrance (located along Yonge Street on the west side of the building halfway between Front St. and Esplanade). Community classes are accessible via the Yonge Street Entrance and not the main Front Street Entrance, unless otherwise specified on the Eventbrite page.
  • TO Live Community Class Waiver Form
    As a participant, you only need to complete and return this form once.  After that, you are eligible to participate in all community classes. Copies of this form are available upon arrival at each class.  Alternatively, you may print and complete this form in advance and bring it with you to your first class.
  • TO Live Community Class Rules & Regulations
  • Accessibility: The Yonge Street Entrance has no steps and a button to open the doors.
    To get from the Yonge Street Entrance to the O’Keefe Lounge there are 9 steps or 1 elevator. To get from the Yonge Street Entrance to the Rehearsal Hall, there are 29 steps or 2 elevators. Washrooms are located at the Rehearsal Hall level.
  • Questions: Contact us by email at education@tolive.com or call us at 416-368-6161 ext. 8242

Community classes will return in September 2019. Check back in August for more details!

Lunchtime Yoga Classes January - May 2019
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Yoga Class

Spend your lunch hour stretching, twisting, and breathing and add some calm to your day. Special thanks to Modo Yoga Danforth!

• No previous yoga experience required.
• Please wear comfortable clothing.
• Washrooms are available for changing.
• Please bring your own yoga mat & water bottle.

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 12:05PM - 1:00PM
May 2, 7, 9, 14 & 16
 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Class capacity is 40 participants. 15 spots are being reserved for drop-in participants. Please arrive early to sign-in. Latecomers will not be allowed entrance.

Moksha Yoga Infographic

Class Location & Arrival Information

  • Location: The Sony Centre For The Performing Arts, Rehearsal Hall
  • Entrance: Yonge Street Entrance (located along Yonge Street on the west side of the building halfway between Front St. and Esplanade - SEE PHOTO BELOW).
  • Doors will open at 11:30AM
  • TO Live Community Class Waiver Form As a participant, you only need to complete and return this form once.  After that, you are eligible to participate in all community classes.  Copies of this form are available upon arrival at each class.  Alternatively, you may print and complete this form in advance and bring it with you to your first class.
  • TO Live Community Class Rules & Regulations
  • Accessibility: The Yonge Street Entrance has no steps and a button to open the doors. To get from the Yonge Street Entrance to the O’Keefe Lounge there are 9 steps or 1 elevator. To get from the Yonge Street Entrance to the Rehearsal Hall, there are 29 steps or 2 elevators. Washrooms are located at the Rehearsal Hall level.
  • Questions:  Contact us by email education@tolive.com or call us at 416-368-6161 ext. 8242.

 
Waitlist & Drop-In Information

  • Waitlist: If the Eventbrite Registration is full, we encourage you to join the waitlist! We will contact the waitlist with any class updates and if you are not contacted by Eventbrite to join the class, you are welcome to attend as a drop-in participant (first come, first served).
  • Drop-ins: Regardless of being on the waitlist, anyone is welcome to arrive as a drop-in participant. We will reserve 15 spots per class for drop-ins and will allow additional drop-ins up to the capacity of the class in case there are cancellations or no-shows.

Eventbrite Registration Policy

  • Registered Participants are guaranteed a spot until 12:00pm. If registered participants have not arrived by this time, their spot may be given to drop-in participants.
  • Cancellation Deadline - 24 hours prior to the class. If you discover you are no longer able to attend, we kindly ask that you cancel your order or email education@tolive.com to notify us a minimum of 24 hours prior to the class.
  • After three “no-show” instances or three cancellations received with less than 24 hours' notice, Sony Centre reserves the right to cancel any future Eventbrite orders you may have for Sony Centre Community Classes. If your Eventbrite Registration is cancelled, please note you are still welcome to attend as a drop-in participant if space is available!


YONGE STREET ENTRANCE
Yonge Street Entrance

Whacking Classes with Ashley 'Colours' Perez - April 30, May 7 & 14, 2019
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Ashley 'Colours' Perez

WHACK, BAM, POSE

Learn how to be absolutely fabulous, while dancing on that beat with Ashley ‘Colours’ Perez.

“Whack”: strike forcefully with a sharp blow

Whacking also known as waacking is rooted from punking. Whacking started in the 1970’s in Los Angeles’ gay clubs by Black, Latino and Asian gay men as a form of self expression. It was influenced by Hollywood silent films and cartoons such as Looney Toons and the original Batman series. The dance faded in 1980’s and 1990’s. Whacking started to resurge in the mid 2000’s, when Brian Green began to teach the dance to provoke the whacking elders to share with the new generation.

Striking, arms rolls, arm pathways and posing are some of the movement associated with Whacking.

TUESDAYS 6:00PM - 7:00PM
April 30, May 7 & 14, 2019

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Class capacity is 40 participants. 15 spots are being reserved for drop-in participants. Please arrive early to sign-in. Late comers will not be allowed entrance.

• No previous experience required.
• Washrooms are available for changing.
• Please bring your water bottle.

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN APRIL 18 AT 4:00PM

Ashley Perez is a dancer, choreographer and entrepreneur making waves in the Canadian dance scene. Training in funk styles and hip-hop, she later specialized in voguing, whacking and house with mentors Jose Xtravaganza (New York), Archie Burnett (New York), Caleaf Sellers (New York), Jojo Zolina (Vancouver) and Kaiti Dangerkat (Calgary/New York).

Ashley is Co-artistic director or Mix Mix Dance Collective with whom she has co-created two full-length works and recently represented Canada at the 2017 Jeux de la Francophonie in Abidjan. Mix Mix has completed an artist residency at York Woods Library and presented new work at Fall For Dance North in 2017. Mix Mix is currently developing a new work for Contemporaneity 3.0 (Toronto, Ontario) for April 2019. Ashley was awarded the 2018 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Performance, Ensemble in the Dance Division for Floor’d presented by Holla Jazz in 2018. Ashley was a resident choreographer and performer with the artist collective House of Dangerkat. Developing works that allowed her to travel and perform in places such as New York, London & Paris. Her most recent teaching enterprise has been Class with Colours, to share the essence of Whacking - the glam, sass, and punk - with people of all backgrounds. These workshops have popped up at spaces such as Sketch Studio (Artscape Youngplace), Lululemon Attic, and Parks N’ Wreck 2016/17. © photo Emily Law

Class Location & Arrival Information

  • Location: The Sony Centre For The Performing Arts – Rehearsal Hall
  • Entrance: Yonge Street Entrance (located along Yonge Street on the west side of the building halfway between Front St. and Esplanade - SEE PHOTO BELOW).
  • Doors will open at 5:00PM
  • TO Live Community Class Waiver Form. As a participant, you only need to complete and return this form once.  After that, you are eligible to participate in all community classes.  Copies of this form are available upon arrival at each class.  Alternatively, you may print and complete this form in advance and bring it with you to your first class.
  • To Live Community Class Rules & Regulations
  • Accessibility: To get from the Yonge Street Entrance to the Rehearsal Hall, there are 29 steps or 2 elevators. Bathrooms are located at the Rehearsal Hall level.
  • Questions: Contact us by email at education@tolive.com or call us at 416-368-6161 ext. 8242

Waitlist & Drop-In Information

  • Waitlist: If the Eventbrite Registration is full, we encourage you to join the waitlist! We will contact the waitlist with any class updates and if you are not contacted by Eventbrite to join the class, you are welcome to attend as a drop-in participant (first come, first served).
  • Drop-ins: Regardless of being on the waitlist, anyone is welcome to arrive as a drop-in participant. We will reserve 15 spots per class for drop-ins and will allow additional drop-ins up to the capacity of the class in case there are cancellations or no-shows.

Eventbrite Registration Policy

  • Cancellation Deadline - 24 hours prior to the class. If you discover you are no longer able to attend, we kindly ask that you cancel your order or email education@tolive.com to notify us a minimum of 24 hours prior to the class.
  • After three “no-show” instances or three cancellations received with less than 24 hours' notice, Sony Centre reserves the right to cancel any future Eventbrite orders you may have for Sony Centre Community Classes. If your Eventbrite Registration is cancelled, please note you are still welcome to attend as a drop-in participant if space is available!

YONGE STREET ENTRANCE
Yonge Street Entrance