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2023 SESSIONS & DESCRIPTIONS
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SATURDAY April 22, 2023 - In-PERSON

Saturday April 22, 2023
ACTIVATE Welcome and Keynote!
  • 9:00am - 9:25am EST
  • Various
  • In-Person & Live-Streamed Online

ACTIVATE Welcome and Keynote!

Get energized and inspired before your sessions with a surprise performance and powerful keynote address that you won't want to miss.

Saturday April 22, 2023
  • 9:45am - 11:00am EST
  • Patricial Lavres
  • In-Person ONLY

Patricia Lavres - Inter/Adv Choreography

Come join one of Culture Shock Canada's shining stars (Culture Shock Ottawa and Future Shock Ottawa Artistic Directer) as she teaches you intermediate/advanced choreography, inspired by numerous dance styles including Hip Hop, House, Locking…etc.

Saturday April 22, 2023
  • 11:10am - 12:25pm EST
  • TBD
  • In-Person ONLY

Xander Sen

Class Description Coming Soon...

Saturday April 22, 2023
From Studio To Stage - Panel Discussion
  • 1:15pm - 2:30pm EST
  • Kelly Koonce, Eddie Gutierrez, Janick Arseneau
  • In-Person ONLY

From Studio To Stage - Panel Discussion

Have you ever wanted to take your talent from your studio to a professional stage? Do you want to know what it takes to become and industry dancer? Come join our industry leaders as they share insights and ideas, and answer questions about the ins and outs of the dance business.

Panelists include Kelli Koonce (Author, Culture Shock DC Business Director, Owner of JKLM Talent Management, Semi Retired Dance Mom), Eddie Gutierrez (Original member of the JabbaWockeeZ, dancer for Missy Elliot, NeYo, New Kids On The Block, etc), Janick Arseneau (Dancer for Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Cardi B, NETFLIX, SYTYCD, Step Up 5, Kevin Hart & Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, to name a few).

Moderated by Culture Shock Canada's National Executive Director, and serial entrepreneur Marc-André Clément.

Saturday April 22, 2023
  • 2:45pm - 4:00pm EST
  • Janick Arseneau
  • In-Person ONLY

Janick Arseneau

Learn from one of Canada's finest! One of Netflix's Dance 100 Choreographers, Janick has also graced the stage with artist such as Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Cardi B, Kevin Hart & Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to name a few, and she is ready to bring her talent creativity and unique teaching style to the ACTIVATE stage.

Saturday April 22, 2023
Eddie Gutierrez
  • 4:15pm - 5:30pm EST
  • Eddie Gutierrez
  • In-Person ONLY

Eddie Gutierrez

If you've ever wanted to dance with the JabbaWockeeZ, now's your chance! Join original member Eddie "Styles" Gutierrez as he educates us on the west coast styles that has won him numerous awards across the globe.

Registration NOW OPEN!

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$79 CAD Early Bird

In-Person, $99 after April 7th