Dance Improvisation Series


Connection Dance Works and First City School of Dance

present a monthly Dance Improvisation Series!


Saturday, December 10th

1:00-2:30pm at First City School of Dance

The Improv workshop will be led by Ontario Dance Artist Oriah Wiersma and will explore different avenues of tuning in and how this awareness may be taken into a larger context. We will open and connect to our various senses, systems, and structures through guided prompts. We will add in the visual and auditory senses through improvisational tasks and offerings; dancing with ourselves, others, and sound.

Please wear comfy clothes you can move in and bring water.

Workshops are open to everyone, no experience necessary! 

$10 (cash or e-transfer)

Register by emailing:

First City School of Dance, 156 Union Street, Saint John, NB

Sunday, December 18, 2022



Dance Artist Gina Grant and DJ NO NO.

Join us the third Sunday of each month for an open Dance Improvisation Workshop.

Each workshop will be led by a different dance artist allowing you to explore dance improvisation

through a variety of lenses.

Wear comfortable clothes you can move in and bring water.

We look forward to moving with you!


Oriah Wiersma is a choreographer, dance artist, and Craniosacral Therapist. Her passion as an artist comes from discoveries of the physical form, connection, and community. She works in collaboration with musicians regularly drawing on her early training. She worked with bands ZINNIA, Porch Couch, and Ptarmigan - choreographing for music videos and performing at Pop Montreal, the Basement Review Series, and ArtsWells festival in BC.


Oriah is currently developing solo works and soundscapes out of a new artistic process she is calling ‚”awareness unstructured” She is curious about process driven work, accessing the flow state, and allowing the body to speak when words fail.

Oriah Wiersma

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