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Monday, November 12: The Body Positive Core (A Workshop)

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Monday, November 19: Vernacular Jazz Master Class

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Vernacular Jazz is a collection of dances created in the African-American communities during the late 1800’s through mid 1900’s, to jazz and swing music. From the Charleston to the shimmy, to Snake Hips, to the Suzy Q, we’ll dance to some snazzy rhythms while learning the moves and grooves of original jazz dancing, and the tricks that bring this dance to life.

Master Class teacher:

Natasha Powell is the founding artistic director of Holla Jazz. She has made numerous appearances on film, television and stage, including the: HBO Series The L Word; Nickelodeon movie Spectacular!; and feature film Centre Stage 2. She was the co-director of Catalyst Dance Company and is the co-creator of the acclaimed dance-theatre project, Gimme One Riddim: A Tribute to Ska. After a New York residency period researching vernacular jazz, Natasha created Holla Jazz, where all jazz dances, hip hop, and house intersect to reinvigorate the idea of freedom and expressing one’s own identity through the spirit of jazz.

Doors Open @ 6pm

Workshop from 6:30- 8:00pm

What to Wear: Any casual clothes that you feel comfortable moving in. Indoor running shoes are suggested.


Monday, November 26: Better Together; Women Entrepreneur’s Night & Round Table Talk

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Welcoming to everyone who identifies as a women; join us for a night of support and community!

Come out and meet some like-minded entrepreneurs; enjoy a glass of wine and some appetizers while networking, promoting your business and building community.

6:30pm Doors Open

7:30pm Round Table Discussion: Strategies for Creating Community Amongst Female Entrepreneurs (facilitated by the lovely Jordana Wright of Activate Space).

8:15pm Continue Networking

9:00pm Wrap Up

Jordana Wright is the Managing Director of Activate Space. Jordana started Activate Space as an extension of her doctoral work on emerging legal and financial strategies for transforming underutilized properties, and it has since grown into a full-service placemaking firm operating across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Region.

Her firm works with individuals, real estate developers, and public sector organizations to reimagine and reinvent urban property, maximize shared value in processes of city building, and stimulate economic development. This includes connecting entrepreneurs with affordable micro-rental spaces where they can hatch their next big idea, coordinating estate and downsizing solutions that help modern families simplify their lives, as well as revitalizing and managing properties with unique market opportunities.

Recent projects include establishing a converted sanctuary coworking space in Midtown Toronto, participating in leading a community roundtable on the future of a United Church slated for redevelopment in Hamilton’s West End, and curating a pop-up supper club series in unexpected locations around the GTHA.

For more information, visit: www.activatespace.ca | Instagram: @activatespace | Twitter: @activatespace | Facebook: @activatespacefirm | LinkedIn: Activate Space

Remember: We are collecting coats for New Circles! Enjoy $5 off your ticket price with the donation of a coat of winter clothing item.