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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.
  • Community Class Liability Waiver
    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.
  • Community Class Rules & Regulations

REGISTRATION FOR JANUARY 2019 CLASSES WILL OPEN ON DECEMBER 17 AT 12:00PM

Lunchtime Yoga Classes - January 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

  • Tuesdays - January 8, 15, & 22
  • Thursdays - January 10, 17, 24, 31

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 11:45AM
  • Community Class Liability Waiver. 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.
  • Community Class Rules & Regulations

 
Waitlist & Drop-In Information

  • Waitlist: If the Eventbrite Registration is full, we encourage you to join the waitlist! We will contact the waitlist with a class reminder and any updates regarding the number of available drop-in spots. 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@sonycentre.ca 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, CTT 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

Bollywood Dance Classes - January 8, 15, & 22, 2019
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Shereen Ladha

A combination of uniqueness, energy, joy, and grace is what defines modern Bollywood dance. This beginner-level class will work through technique and style while building a fun short routine!

• No previous experience required.
• Please wear comfortable clothing.
• Washrooms are available for changing.
• Bring your own water bottle. 

TUESDAYS 6:00PM - 7:00PM
January 8, 15, & 22, 2019

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Class capacity is 50 participants. 25 spots are being reserved for drop-in participants. Please arrive early to sign-in. Late comers will not be allowed entrance.

About the Instructor
Shereen Ladha is a professional dancer, choreographer, instructor, and social influencer based in Toronto, Canada. She is the owner and director of the popular YouTube channel 'dancewithSL' that features dance covers to latest Bollywood hits and tutorial videos, and was selected by Google as one of YouTube's Next 15 Canadian Stars on the rise. DancewithSL is also the creative force behind several YouTube viral videos including viral sensation 'Maafi' - the Bollywood cover of Justin Bieber's 'Sorry,' and the hit stage shows 'Roots: A Journey Through India' and 'Rihla' which is currently on tour.

Shereen started her dance career with extensive training in Classical Indian (Bharatanatyam, Kathak), Hip Hop, Contemporary, Jazz, and of course Bollywood. She has been profiled for her work by Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, CBC, Cosmopolitan, Elle, CTV, and Breakfast Television. She was a finalist on the television show 'Canada's Got Talent,' has been featured in Netflix original series 'Hemlock Grove', Hollywood films such as 'The Love Guru' with Mike Meyers and Jessica Alba, 'Breakaway' and 'Dr. Cabbie,' and Bollywood film 'Thank You' with Akshay Kumar. She has also danced and toured with Bollywood personalities such as Arjun Rampal, Ranveer Singh, Bobby Deol, Lara Dutta, Mika Singh, Preity Zinta, Sonam Kapoor and many more.

Shereen has performed and choreographed for several high profile projects such as the Jubilee Arts International Talent Showcases in Lisbon, the AR Rahman Tribute Show, Jubilee Games Opening & Closing Ceremonies in Dubai, the Pan Am Games Opening Ceremonies with Cirque du Soleil, Much Music's 'So You Think You Can Dance Canada' promotions, several Toronto Raptors half-time shows, WE Day celebrations at the Air Canada Centre and the WE Day music video, Holt Renfrew's 'Uncrate India', the International Indian Film Association's (IIFA) 'IIFA Rocks', TEDx Downsview Women and many more.

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 5:30PM
  • Community Class Liability Waiver. 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.
  • Community Class Rules & Regulations

Waitlist & Drop-In Information

  • Waitlist: If the Eventbrite Registration is full, we encourage you to join the waitlist! We will contact the waitlist with a class reminder and any updates regarding the number of available drop-in spots. 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 25 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@sonycentre.ca 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, CTT 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

 

Meditation Classes - January 16 & 23, 2019
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Just Be / Meditation Logo

Join us for evening meditation with Cassidy Thedorf from Just Be // Meditation!

• No previous experience required.
• Washrooms are available for changing.
• Bring your own yoga mat & water bottle.

WEDNESDAYS 6:00PM - 7:00PM

January 16, 2019:
Why and How to Meditate - an introduction to secular mindfulness
January 23, 2019: Meditation and Gratitude - the role of mindfulness in appreciation

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.

About the Instructor
Cassidy is a meditation and mindfulness teacher, practicing in Toronto and area. She graduated meditation teacher training in the Learn to REST program. Cassidy has also taken courses at the University of Toronto (Neuroscience, Mindfulness and Mindful Meditation, Embodying the Qualities of Mindfulness, Histories of Mindfulness Meditation Practices, and Contemporary Applications of Mindfulness, Mindfulness Meditation and Mindfulness-Based Interventions, among others), the Centre for Mindfulness Studies, and more. Cassidy has deepened her practice during travels to India, Bali, Thailand, and other destinations with deep roots in meditation. She often incorporates reiki, sound healing, and thai yoga massage into her classes.

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 5:30PM
  • Community Class Liability Waiver. 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.
  • Community Class Rules & Regulations

Waitlist & Drop-In Information

  • Waitlist: If the Eventbrite Registration is full, we encourage you to join the waitlist! We will contact the waitlist with a class reminder and any updates regarding the number of available drop-in spots. 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@sonycentre.ca 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, CTT 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

 

Beginner Contemporary Dance Classes - January 10, 17, & 24, 2019
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Ming-Bo Lam
© photo Mario Rigby

Beginner Contemporary begins by warming up the body through a combination of gentle movements and foundational elements of ballet technique. The second half of the class is focused on learning a short combination. Be prepared to have FUN, laugh a lot and learn something new! Suggested class attire is something breathable that you can comfortably move in, with socks or bare feet for footwear.

• No previous experience required.
• Washrooms are available for changing.
• Bring your own water bottle. 

THURSDAYS 6:00PM - 7:00PM
January 10, 17, & 24, 2019

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Class capacity is 40 participants. 20 spots are being reserved for drop-in participants. Please arrive early to sign-in. Late comers will not be allowed entrance.

About the Instructor
Ming-Bo Lam
MING-BO LAM
is known, first and foremost, for her love of dance and ability to share that passion with all whom she encounters. Lam graduated with an Honours BFA in Theatre Performance Dance, from Ryerson University, as Valedictorian. Since graduating, she has crossed the line between classical dance genres and the commercial industry, choreographing for theatre productions (SeXT: Sex Education by Theatre; Mixie and the Halfbreeds, produced by fu-GEN Theatre Company) and independent dance projects and commissions (Soulpepper Theatre's Shen Development Series; The Garage TO; Dancestreams Youth Dance Company; Dark Dance Company). Select performance credits include the Much Music Video Awards, the Toronto Raptors’ Dance Pak, and the NBA All Star Weekend 2016. Lam teaches for Dancing with Parkinson's Canada and is certified by Dance for PD.

Currently, Lam is working with contemporary dance company SaMel Tanz for their upcoming presentation of Mind-ful(l), as part of the DanceWorks Co-Works season. You can learn more about her and her upcoming projects at: www.mingbolam.com. © photo Gaetz Photography

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 5:30PM
  • Community Class Liability Waiver. 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.
  • Community Class Rules & Regulations

Waitlist & Drop-In Information

  • Waitlist: If the Eventbrite Registration is full, we encourage you to join the waitlist! We will contact the waitlist with a class reminder and any updates regarding the number of available drop-in spots. 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 20 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@sonycentre.ca 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, CTT 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