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Teen & Adult Street Dance Training Program

ABOUT Providing new and seasoned dancers an opportunity to level up their skills through Street Dance education, skill building, cultural understanding, finding confidence and 1:1 freestyle & battle coaching, all in a high level, challenging and supportive environment by Moov Ottawa Dance.

FALL 2022 AUDITION INFO BELOW

TRAINING

COMMUNITY

CULTURE

NORTH MOOVMENT

MORE THAN A DANCE CLASS

WHAT: 3 Month Training Program teaching you the foundations & culture of Hip Hop, House, Waacking & Breaking

WHO: Ages 17+

WHERE: Bronson Centre (211 Bronson Av.)

WHEN: 3 Groups: Mondays 6-8PM, 8-10PM & Thursdays 6-9PM 

Level: All Levels - you just need to be HUNGRY to learn & train HARD. This is not "recreational". We integrate you into the Street Dance Scene.

PRICE: 750$ CAD (no tax) for 3 months total

WHO WE'RE LOOKING FOR?
Students who are committed, hungry & ready to train!

Thanks for submitting! Get ready to train for Fall 2022!

WE WILL CONTACT YOU IN AUGUST!

 

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DETAILS

 

group 1
INTERMEDIATE

SCHEDULE

  • Thursdays 6-9PM

  • Sept. 22 - Dec 8

  • 12 weeks

Level

  • Intermediate Level

Expectations

  • Mandatory to battle and cypher

  • High level and fast paced learning environment

  • Intense workouts catered to each style

  • Learn how to battle

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

  • 2+ Years dance experience and some athletic abilities. Feels comfortable being pushed and challenged. Looking to improve their freestyle abilities, enhance their physical and to win battles

GROUP 2
beginner

SCHEDULE

  • Mondays 6-8PM*

  • Sept. 19 - Dec 5

  • 12 weeks

  • Oct 10 = online cultural training

Level

  • Beginner/Intermediate Level

Expectations

  • Mandatory to cypher

  • Medium level and normal paced learning environment

  • Intense workouts catered to each style

  • Learn how to cypher & Street Dance norms/etiquette

  • Adapting quickly

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

  • Some dance or athletic experience with some coordination. Who want to be pushed but given time to understand the content given.

group 3
INTROductory

SCHEDULE

  • Mondays 8-10PM

  • Sept. 19 - Dec 5

  • 12 weeks

  • Oct 10 = online cultural training

Level

  • Intro/Beginner Level

Expectations

  • Learn how to cypher

  • Slower paced learning but still challenging

  • Intense workouts catered to each style

  • Learn about Street Dance norms/etiquette and culture

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

  • Little to no dance experience. Looking to try something new. Looking for a welcoming beginner freidnly environment but still acknowledge this is not "just a dance class"

HOMEWORK

We require all students to complete the 3 sets of homework given at the end of each dance style.

We provide a song, we require you to film 1-2 rounds of you dancing to it with our direction, and we provide concrete feedback. This also holds you accountable that you're practicing outside of class.

FEEDBACK AND SUPPORT

Alea and Arnaldo will be giving feedback during training, after training and whenever requested. They want you to improve, to work hard and to get the best experience out of North Moovment. They can chat daily with you, weekly and whenever support is needed for your dance or personal growth!

Q: WHAT IS NORTH MOOVMENT?

North Moovment is Moov Ottawa's high level training program dedicated to Freestyle through Street & Club dance. We are not a dance crew. This is not recreational.

q: i am a beginner. is this fit for me?

If you are committed, hungry to learn, are willing to put in the work outside of your designated day, are open minded and ready to challenge yourself beyond "just learning dance moves", YES! We welcome Beginners as we break down the foundation movements and provide the culture contexts, but you have to do the work. We're here to support your learning, give you the tools & integrate you into the Street Dance community.

If you are a beginner and have no intention for commitment and are simply looking for "just a dance class", North Moovment is not for you.

If you are a beginner and not looking for commitment, our 4-Week Beginner classes or a workshop will be better fit for you.

Q: Who can audition?

Ages 18+ with all dance backgrounds or none at all. Most folks who gravitate towards our training are ages 16-35 years old. But, all ages 18+ are welcomed to audition. anyone younger must contact us first prior to applying.

q: when is your audition? what if i can't attend?

Auditions in person and pre-interviews are mandatory. If you cannot attend, you will not be considered. Video auditions not accepted.

Interviews via Zoom: August 1st, 2002 to August 30th, 2022

In-person Audition: Saturday September 10th, 2022 (Time TBA)

q: what if i get injured during nm?

Alea & Arnaldo are very strategic in their teaching to avoid possible injuries along with suggestions for proper shoes, clothing, technique and appropriate flooring. But, ultimately, as per the contract that will be signed, the student is responsible for any injuries that may occur and Moov Ottawa or the venues are not liable. Please be mindful prior to applying!

q: why do i have to audition?

This is not a recreational program, nor does it function as a typical Competitive Studio Team.

Interview: We host interviews to get to know you, why you want to join, give insight on the program's expectations & allow you to ask us any questions. We want you to like our vibe and we want to like yours!

Audition: The audition provides the student to see the intensity of the program, insight on the physical expectations, to see what level the student is at and for us to also see if you fit the direction of the team. Our program is not fit for everyone and we want to ensure who ever joins understands completely the purpose and mindset of the other members. We have a very specific program that requires commitment, an on-going desire to improve and an open mind to constatnly push themselves.

q: what if i don't make the cut?

First, the goal is to welcome everyone, but there are some folks who may not be well suited for the program and its direction. So, don't be discouraged! This program is not for everyone and is not fitted for all as it is very specific. It simply means we need you to train more, work on your physical, mental and emotional capacity and you are welcomed again to audition if we run this program again.

q: expectations to train with moov

-"Keep up" with training - You do not need to be an athlete but we train like athletes
-If you're ready to train hard and be in a progressive high paced environment

-Adjust quickly to improvements but also understand it takes time to "get good"
-Constructive 
criticism

-Bi-weekly check-ins

-Individual and collective accountability

-2 Hour Group: Mandatory to cypher

-3 Hour Group: Mandatory to cypher and battle in all Ottawa Battles

-Complete the occasional, but mandatory homework in the respective time

-A positive but "tunnel vision", hard working attitude. Poor attitudes will not be accepted

-If you're ready to be pushed, at any dance level, this may be for you
 

Q: WHAT TYPE OF TRAINING DO YOU DO?

Hip Hop, House, Waacking, and Breaking - freestyle, not choreography 

Our weekly structure consists of a warm-up, drilling of technique and foundation moves, musicality training, creative exploration through freestyle, battling, "cypher-ing", floorwork, workouts, conditioning, workouts, stretching & more.

 

Homework is occasional given but are mandatory. We also have the occasional online cultural days that are very important to understanding these dances. Each week is progressive so you must be training outside of our sessions.

Q: I've done "competitive hip hop" in a studio, is this the same?

No. Our program is the first of its kind in Ottawa as we strictly focus on the freestyle and culture aspect of Hip Hop, Breaking, Waacking & House. The intensity will be similar (which you will do well in!), and our "version" of competitions are real battles. The content of the program will be very focused on learning freestyle, not choreography.

Q: what if i don't want to do one of the styles?

This program requires you to learn 4 dance styles, no exceptions. You cannot pick-and-choose what you want to learn.

q: who is teaching the program?

Alea & Arnaldo, Founders, Artistic Directors and Dancers of Moov Ottawa lead and teach the program. We also have the occasional workshops from guest Instructors specialized in their craft.

q: what is your covid-19 policy?

Read our full Covid-19 Updates here

q: do I have to pay the fee of 750$ in full prior to starting the program?

Yes. This program is an investment in yourself and your training and we also require your commitment for the 3 months. We value our time and your time, so the full payment keeps our commitment to you. Payment plans are not accepted as we do not function as a studio.

q: if i pay and "something" comes up mid-season when i cannot commit for the full 3 months, what happens to my place/payment?

We do not offer refunds. Please consider your Fall plans prior to auditioning. Your three month payment of 750$ CAD covers 3 months (12 weeks) worth of training with us and cannot be refunded. We are not a dance studio. Emergencies occur, but unfortunately we cannot refund for any reason. We may honour your payment for future classes or workshops during the Fall if you no longer can commit to the North Moovment.

q: What if I can only make a few days/sessions or can't commit to all days?

If you miss more than 3 days, we remove you from the program.

q: What is the difference between this and regular classes?

There is some similarity to our classes & North Moovment Training, but overall, it is not the same.

 

Our regular classes are usually slower paced, welcoming very specific levels, have more leniency to everyone's capacity and speed and after the 1 hour, we do not stay in contact. Our regular classes are very encouraging and embodies more of the "having fun" aspect.

 

North Moovment works you in a fast paced environment where the encouragement is geared towards pushing you to your absolute physical and emotional limits. We welcome beginners and educate you throughout the 5 months and provide you the tools and culture context behind the dances. We are in regular contact to keep your integrated into the Street Dance scene.

 

North Moovment's push may only be well-fitted for those who are ready to take on a challenge and those who can handle a higher expectation for "leveling up".

q: if i make it through the auditions, how do you pick what group I go in?

Our Thursday 3 Hour Group (6-9PM) is for folks who have been training with us for a longer period of time and who are already cyphering, integrated into the Street Dance scene, and who know it is MANDATORY to battle and to cypher. The students in this group are training multiple times a week within the community and are familiar with our intensity and expectations within Street Dance. They are more independent. Our goal is to move all students to this group. They have been introduced to all dance styles in the past.

Our 2 hour groups are meant to introduce you to each dance style and give you the very foundations of the dance to absorb it prior to our high level intensity. We still push our 2 hour groups just as hard, but our intention is slightly softer than our 3 hour group. We want you to "get it", dance moves, foundations & understanding prior to moving you forward. Those in the 2 hour group are not required to battle, but they are required to participate in cyphers. We move anyone from the 2 hour group to the 3 hour group once we feel they're ready to "keep up".

Both groups are valued equality and receive the same knowledge, investment & support from Alea & Arnaldo!

q: what if i have more questions?

Contact us at alea@moovottawa.com