Orchesis Dance Performance Group (ODPG)

Orchesis Summer Dance Intensive

Orchesis Summer Dance Intensive - OSDI - June 24 - 28, 2018 

About Orchesis Summer Dance Intensive

The Orchesis Summer Dance Intensive (OSDI) consists of intensive training with professionals in the dance field.
Through a concentrated period of study in contemporary modern and jazz techniques, creative processes including improvisation, contact and other movement explorations, and supportive wellness practices, dancers develop individual movement expertise. Other elements of the workshop include attention to personal performance technique and developing the creative dancer within a process-oriented session.

OSDI 2018 will offer five consecutive days of dance Sunday through Thursday. Decidedly Jazz Danceworks (DJD) Instructors are featured throughout the OSDI program. This intensive is geared toward most levels of dancers wishing to develop greater facility and dance knowledge. High School students ages 16 & 17, with recommendation from their teacher will be accepted.

Sunday through Thursday Schedule

Time Class Location Duration
2 - 3 PM Garuda for Dancer 2-635 Van Vliet Complex 1 hour
3:15 - 4:45 PM Jazz Technique 2-635 Van Vliet Complex 1.5 hours
4:45 - 5:15 PM Break   30 minutes
5:15 - 6:45 PM Jazz Styles 2-635 Van Vliet Complex
1.5 hours
7 - 8:30 PM Creative Jazz Practice 2-635 Van Vliet Complex 1.5 hours


Registration open in March 28 through Campus & Community Recreation, CSC office. Call: 780-492-2231 or visit in person, Room 1-213 Van Vliet Complex, across from the Equipment Room.
Since 2006, OSDI has provided one of the only post-secondary summer intensive training workshops in Edmonton, filling a unique niche in both the local dance scene and University of Alberta community.

OSDI Instructors

Garuda for Dancers: Raena Waddell
JazzTechnique: Kimberly Cooper
Jazz Style: Sarisa Figueroa de Toledo
Creative Jazz Practice: Kimberly Cooper


Contact information for OSDI:

Tamara Bliss, director, Orchesis Dance Program; tamara.bliss@ualberta.ca; phone 780-492-0770

How to register for Orchesis classes, Fall, Winter, Spring and OSDI: Registrations are taken in person at the Customer Service Centre, 1-213 Vliet Complex or by phone (with credit card) at 780-492-2231. On-line registration is not available.