Workshops & Camps

DanceWorks Kenora aims to provide additional opportunities for students and community members to experience dance and related activities through special events, workshops, and camps.

Our Summer 2018 camps have come to a close but we still have a couple of upcoming workshop classes in August.

August Workshops (in partnership with Dance Manitoba)

dancemblogoDance Manitoba and DanceWorks Kenora have partnered up to bring you two days of workshops in August 2018. On Sunday, August 19th we are offering Hip Hop and Contemporary/Lyrical classes with Jenn Jonasson and on Saturday, August 25th we are offering Creative Movement & Modern classes with Claire Marshall. Read more about both of these instructors below.

Sunday, August 19th (with Jenn Jonasson)
1:00pm to 2:00pm Hip Hop – Ages 8 to 12
2:15pm to 3:15pm Contemporary/Lyrical – Ages 13+
3:30pm to 4:30pm Hip Hop – Ages 13+

Jenn Jonasson holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education degree from The University of Winnipeg. She is currently working toward her Post-Baccalaureate, with a focus in Expressive Arts, at The University of Manitoba. She is a Teacher and Dance Educator within the Seven Oaks School Division. Jenn is a part of both the arts and dance committees within the division where she helps plan the SOSD Dance Day event and Arts in the Park. Jenn has been teaching contemporary, modern, jazz and hip hop dance for many years in both studios and schools, in and outside of Winnipeg. Locally, Jenn has worked with groups such as Sikat Dance Company and was an original founder of B.O.S.S. Dance Team. She has taught workshops and formal classes within many studios and spaces, including The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Marquis Dance Academy and Rainbow Stage.

Jenn is the Artistic Director of Ariya Dance Collective, a non-profit group based in Winnipeg, MB. She created Ariya Dance Collective with the goal that she would be able to provide the community with more professional opportunities and to tap into a creative media-based space for visual and performing artists to tell their stories and to explore their artistic process. There is no limit to what she believes we can create as an artistic community and how passion can bring artists together.

Throughout her professional dance career, Jenn has won prestigious awards, competed locally and nationally, and has performed for a variety of groups and artists. Her choreographies and professional dance groups have received awards at the provincial and national level, such as adjudicator’s choice in addition to a range of scholarships for her students. She has successfully created and developed a range of dance programs, shows and opportunities for students of all ages and abilities.

Jenn is passionate about dance education and works hard to build connections, collaborate with artists and continually grow and develop as a Dance Educator. She is continuously creating opportunities and productions for dance professionals and students.

Saturday, August 25th (with Claire Marshall)
1:30pm to 2:30pm Creative Movement – Ages 7 to 12
2:45pm to 3:45pm Beginner Modern – Ages 9+
4:00pm to 5:30pm Intermediate Modern & Improv – Ages 13+

Claire Marshall began her performing career in her hometown of Toronto with the Canadian Children’s Dance Theatre, now Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre. Throughout nine seasons with the company she performed works by some of Canada’s leading choreographers including David Earle, Danny Grossman, Carol Anderson, Bill Coleman, and Rachel Browne, and participated in many national tours. It was Ms. Browne who encouraged Ms.Marshall to continue with her training and teaching, which lead her to the wonderful dance community in Winnipeg. Ms. Marshall graduated from the the Senior Professional Program at the School of Contemporary Dancers in 2001, and since then has performed continuously locally, nationally, and internationally. Ms. Marshall has also attended a number of teaching workshops, and has taught workshops across Canada.

After returning from completing a residency with Delfos Danza Contemporenea in Mazatlan, Mexico, Ms. Marshall performed with many local choreographers with the Young Lungs Dance Exchange and Jolene Bailie’s Gearshifting Performance Works. She has been a part of many productions, most recently All you can eat/the Top presented at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival in July 2014 and an excerpt from Hybrid Human in Xi’an China in August 2014. In 2012, Claire choreographed and performed in GroundSwell New Music’s presentation of John Cage 100 years. Ms.Marshall also collaborated with fellow Royal Winnipeg Ballet School faculty member Marijka Stanowych and Verba Ukrainian Dance Company to choreograph Holodomor, which was presented in December 2013 and as part of the opening celebrations for the Canadian Museum of Human Rights in the fall of 2014.

Ms. Marshall has been a member of the Artistic Faculty of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School in both the Professional and Recreational Divisions since 2000, teaching Creative Movement, Modern Dance, Movement Improvisation and Movement Composition. Ms. Marshall also teaches at the School of Contemporary Dancers. Ms. Marshall is also the Vice President of the Board of Directors for Dance Manitoba.

Registration cost per participant:
$25.00 (+HST) for a 1.5 hour class
$15.00 (+HST) for a 1 hour class
$10.00 (+HST) per additional class

Reserve your spot by completing the online registration. Previous DanceWorks Kenora families should register through the DanceWorks Kenora portal.

***Participants must also complete the DanceWorks Kenora & Dance MB Workshop Registration Form August 2018 and bring a signed copy with them to the workshop.  (You can also email a copy of the signed form to if you would like to ensure we have it prior to the workshop.)

Past Events

  • Dance Basics Intensive – DanceWorks Kenora – July/August 2018
  • Ballet Intensive – DanceWorks Kenora – July 2018
  • Mini Dance Camp – DanceWorks Kenora – July 2018
  • Art & Dance Camp – DanceWorks Kenora & Inglenook Studio – July 2018
  • Flexibility & Mobility Workshop with Mary-Margaret Scrimger – February 2018
  • Raw Metal Hip Hop & Body Percussion Workshop – October 2017
  • Art & Dance Camp – DanceWorks Kenora & Inglenook Studio – July 2017
  • Ballet Intensive – DanceWorks Kenora – July 2017
  • Dance Basics Intensive – DanceWorks Kenora – July 2017
  • Mini Dance Camp – DanceWorks Kenora – July 2017
  • Ballet Workshops with Debra Thiessen – April 2017
  • Contemporary Technique Workshop – Dani Matte – August 2016
  • Art & Dance Camp – DanceWorks Kenora & Inglenook Studio – July 2016
  • Ballet Intensive – DanceWorks Kenora – July 2016
  • Mini Dance Camp – DanceWorks Kenora – July 2016
  • Jazz Workshop – Decidedly Jazz Danceworks – January 2016
  • Conditioning & Stretch Workshops with Mary Margaret Scrimger – December 2015
  • Art & Dance Camp – DanceWorks Kenora & Inglenook Art Studio – July 2015
  • Hip Hop Workshops with B.O.S.S. Dance Team – February 2015
  • Inglenook Art & Dance Day – Erin McCuaig & Inglenook Art Studio – December 2013
  • Inglenook Art & Dance Camp – Erin McCuaig & Inglenook Art Studio – July 2013