Facilitating the growth of youth to ensure a bright future for our communities
The Dasein Dance Young Company is comprised of eager and committed dancers age 10-18. The purpose of this company is to train young dancers how to engage in a creative process and to develop their interpretative and performance skills at an earlier age. The young company works on a choreographic repertoire throughout the year and performs at a variety of events in Southwestern Ontario. In addition, the dancers train together part-time to develop their performance technique. This is a unique opportunity that provides young dancers with the experience of being in a professional company.
During the 2018/19 season they will be a part of the Four Seasons Project which brings together four youth companies from four cities to perform a reimagining of Vivaldi’s masterpiece with live orchestration.
Young Company auditions are being held Saturday June 9th from 6:00-8:00pm. Please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519-852-0141 if you would like more information.
Aspirant Ballet Program
This program is for young dancers aged 10+ looking to further their foundational ballet training. We provide a compassionate and encouraging environment in which the students feel safe to take risks and encourage one another. This has proven to aid in each student’s development; as their confidence grows, their dancing flourishes.
Comprised of a series of bi-monthly intensives this program was created as supplementary training to the students’ current studies. Each intensive includes a total of 6.5 hours of ballet, pointe, contemporary and conditioning and runs on a Friday evening and Saturday. As part of the Society of Russian Ballet we train the students in the SRB Syllabus and prepare them for annual examinations.
*For students interested in obtaining teaching credentials, completing their Elementary examination qualifies them to study as teachers in training.
To obtain information about the 2018/19 season please
contact us directly at email@example.com or call 519-852-0141.
At Dasein Dance, we are trained in a mutually supportive and non competitive environment. Lacey Smith is a passionate, knowledgeable and kind dance teacher who focuses on advancing foundation and artistry. The Dasein Dance Aspirant Ballet Program helped me refine my technical ability. We went back to the basics, learning how to activate the proper muscle groups and body mechanics. We focused on conditioning exercises that I continue to apply in my dance classes. We also were fortunate enough to study improvisation in a safe and judgment free environment. Overall I had a wonderful experience. The Aspirant Ballet Program is incomparable to any other dance intensive held in London, Ontario.
Dasein Dance is a great place to explore a love of dance. The teachers are all incredibly talented and have a passion for dance that is immediately apparent. They are passionate, kind, and they care about each dancer as an individual. Each class they challenge us to find our limit, and to push ourselves in order to become stronger and more confident dancers. They have helped me reignite my love of dance and for that I can’t thank them enough.
When I was first introduced to Artistic Director, Lacey Smith I was about 11 years old. I was taking my first modern class just to see how I liked it. I was instantly drawn into Lacey’s commitment and passion that she displays towards her choreography and her students. Now at the age of 16 I have been dancing at Dasein Dance for four months and I can honestly say that my ballet training has grown immensely as well as my appreciation for dance. There is something very special about a dance teacher to dance student relationship. A dancer wants to feel like they have had fun while also learning something. I have found that this is something very few teachers know how to provide. Lacey knows how to make class the best part of your day and can make you laugh until your belly is hurting. But, when you leave class you also get that lovely feeling that you’ve really accomplished something and further expanded your knowledge for dance.
Dasein Dance School gave me my passion for dance back. They care dearly about their students and create a positive learning environment. Thank you Lacey and your company for such an inspiring year,
What can I say – Lacey and Dasein Dance helped my daughter find her love for dance again at a time when she needed it most. And I can never thank her enough for letting us know our daughter has scoliosis. When those who should have noticed and provided insight didn’t, it was Lacey who cared to help this young lady overcome. She is a gift who I will always be grateful to have met. Thank you.