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RQD and Bouge de là Dance Training Classes

10:00AM to 11:30AM
$5 for all

UQAM Dance Department, 840 Cherrier Street, K-4110 Studio, Montréal

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Drop-ins welcome. Drop-ins accepted. Cash payment on site required. No credit will be granted.

Thanks to this special collaboration with Bouge de là, dance students have the same access to RQD classes as professionals, for this week only.

This season’s opening classes are offered by RQD and Bouge de là. Marianne Gignac-Girard will lead the first thirty minutes of class with material to prepare you for the basic and specific requirements of a dance class with breath work, centre work, and activating the body – solo or in pairs. The content will vary depending on the day and the group’s particular needs.

Gabrielle Surprenant-Lacasse will follow with a class inspired by modern and ballet techniques in dialogue with somatic movement approaches. Notions of suspension, control, power, and release will be addressed through floorwork, centre work and travelling combinations, allowing you to experiment taking space and taking risks in a safe and benevolent environment.

Maximum capacity: 30 people

Suggested equipment: a long-sleeved shirt (for floorwork)


Marianne Gignac-Girard

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After several years of ballet training, Marianne Gignac-Girard studied contemporary dance at the École de danse contemporaine de Montréal (EDCM), graduating in 2005.

She danced for Cirque du Soleil and O Vertigo before joining different productions with Créations Estelle Clareton and Bouge de là. She has also collaborated with several emerging artists as a performer and rehearsal director, and participates in training dancers at the EDCM.


Gabrielle Surprenant-Lacasse

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Gabrielle Surprenant-Lacasse is currently working on presenting her latest solo, Géante. She collaborated on Glitch, Bouge de là’s latest production, and Chambres, Katia-Marie Germain’s work in progress.

Gabrielle teaches contemporary dance and ballet to adults and children in both academic and community settings. In 2020, she joined the faculty of the dance department at Collège Montmorency.


Registration for professionnals

  1. Fill out our registration form for professionals before you come to class.
  2. Pay for classes on site in cash only. No credit will be granted.


Student Registration

  1. Fill out the Bouge de là student registration form before you come to class.


This training by the Regroupement québécois de la danse, offered in collaboration with Bouge de là Dance company and the Département de danse de l’UQAM, is made possible through the financial support of the Gouvernement du Québec and his Intervention-Compétences program administered by Compétence Culture.

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