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Xenia Concerts
The Sony Centre proudly hosts the Xenia Concert series. The mission of Xenia Concerts Inc. is to offer high quality music and arts performances, presentations, and educational programs, in an environment that welcomes those who might not have access to such events and activities due to physical, mental, or financial barriers. The first ongoing offering of the organization is a series of accessible concerts that are designed to appeal to, and be welcoming of, children on the autism spectrum and their families.

Discover Dance
You are invited to Discover Dance, a lunch hour series where you will be introduced to some of Toronto’s incredible dance artists.  These special presentations, hosted by the award-winning choreographer Nova Bhattacharya, are free and for all ages. Through demonstrations, performance, and conversation, we will discover how dance forms from all over the world are being woven into Toronto’s cultural scene. You will have the opportunity to share your thoughts, ask questions, and maybe even help an artist name their next work!  Join us on a fascinating exploration of this rich and incredibly diverse art form. Dates and artists will be announced soon!


Community Classes

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.
Doors
: Doors open 15 minutes before class starts. Please arrive early to change and sign up so class can begin promptly. Late comers will not be allowed entrance.

Community Class Rules & Regulations

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.  

Free Yoga Classes - September 2017 to May 2018
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Moksha Class at the Sony Centre

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

• No previous yoga experience required.
• Please wear comfortable clothing. 
• Washrooms are available for changing.
• Bring your own mat and water. 
• Enter through the Yonge Street entrance (west side of building, south of Front Street). Doors open 15 minutes before class starts. Please arrive early to sign-in. Late comers will not be allowed entrance.

Tuesdays: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Oct 10, 17, 24, 31
Nov 14, 21, 28
Dec 5, 12

Jan TBD
Feb TBD
Mar TBD
Apr TBD
May TBD


Thursdays: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Oct 19
Nov 2, 9, 23, 30
Dec 7

Jan TBD
Feb TBD
Mar TBD
Apr TBD
May TBD

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.



• Registration is free and will guarantee your spot. 
• Drop-in participants are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis. 
• Class capacity is 40 participants.
• Eventbrite Registration Policy: If you discover you are no longer able to attend, we kindly ask that you cancel your order or email jennifer@sonycentre.ca to notify us. After two “no-show” instances, 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!

 

Free Barre Fitness - October 2017
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Barre Fitness

 

Join us on Tuesday evenings in October for Free Barre Fitness Classes!


TUESDAYS 5:30pm-6:30pm
October 10, 17, 24, 31


Barre Fitness classes are a blend of pilates, dance, cardio and core strength training. Reshape your body into that of a dancer's, with an emphasis on posture and alignment. Work up a sweat in a high energy and fun class set to music!


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


Enter through the Yonge Street entrance (west side of building south of Front Street)


Doors open 15 minutes before class starts. Please arrive early to change and sign in so class can begin promptly. Late comers will not be allowed entrance.


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

• Registration is free for participants. 25 spots will be available to pre-register a spot, 15 spots will be reserved for drop-in participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Please ONLY pre-register if you are sure you can attend.
• Class capacity is 40 participants.


ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR - SHARON BURKE
Sharon started taking dance lessons at the age of 6, studied at The Royal Winnipeg Ballet School and The Banff School Of Fine Arts among others as a teen, and was then accepted into the scholarship program at Les Ballets Jazz De Montreal. After moving back to Toronto to pursue other interests, Sharon fell in love with the Pilates method and has taught pilates for over 10 years. Always looking to expand her fitness knowledge, she has now added Barre work to her teaching curriculum; a perfect blend of ballet and pilates influenced training styles.


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 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: If you have confirmed your registration on Eventbrite and discover you are no longer able to attend, we kindly ask that you cancel your order or email jennifer@sonycentre.ca to notify us. After two “no-show” instances, 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!

Free Beyography! - November 2017
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Beyography

Beyography Class

Join us in November for four classes of Beyography! Beyography is a tribute dance class where you are encouraged and welcomed to release your inner Diva. In this intensive, two-hour class you’ll learn the choreography to a music video!

Please follow location and arrival information above.
Doors open 15 minutes before class starts. Please arrive early to sign-in. Late comers will not be allowed entrance.

TUESDAYS 5:30pm – 7:30pm

November 14 – “Bootylicious” by Destiny’s Child
November 21 – “Crazy in Love” by Beyoncé
November 28 – “Run the World” by Beyoncé


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

• Registration is free for participants. 30 spots will be available to pre-register a spot, 20 spots will be reserved for drop-in participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Please ONLY pre-register if you are sure you can attend.
• Class capacity is 50 participants.


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 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: If you have confirmed your registration on Eventbrite and discover you are no longer able to attend, we kindly ask that you cancel your order or email jennifer@sonycentre.ca to notify us. After two “no-show” instances, 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!

 

Free Evening Yoga - December 2017
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Moksha Class at the Sony Centre

Unwind at the end of your day with an hour of stretching, twisting, and breathing. Special thanks to our partner Moksha Yoga Danforth!

• No previous yoga experience required.
• Please wear comfortable clothing. 
• Washrooms are available for changing.
• Bring your own mat and water. 
• Enter through the Yonge Street entrance (west side of building, south of Front Street). Doors open 15 minutes before class starts. Please arrive early to sign-in. Late comers will not be allowed entrance.

Tuesdays: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Dec 5, 12

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

• Registration is free and will guarantee your spot. 
• Drop-in participants are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis. 
• Class capacity is 40 participants.
• Eventbrite Registration Policy: If you discover you are no longer able to attend, we kindly ask that you cancel your order or email jennifer@sonycentre.ca to notify us. After two “no-show” instances, 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!