Florence, the Teacher
Since 2007, Florence shares with her students her love for middle-eastern dance. Her goal : to develop the students autonomy in their own personnal path.
You can follow Florence on Facebook on her fan page : Florence Danseuse Orientale to have acces to all her Facebook events!
NEW IN 2018 :
Special classes given by Skype, in private or semi-private format!
This class’s goal is to develop the musical ear and the understanding of the basic rythms in middle-eastern dance.The class is in two parts. In the first part, we present the rythms of the day, we listen to them and learn to understand them, some homeworks are also given. In the second part, we review what have been seen in the first class and we add some complexities, we present the results of our researches and homeworks, we do some more experiments and we answer the questions of the students.
The purpose of this course is to stimulate dancers’ creativity throughout their study of oriental dance. Through group, solo and duo exercises, as well as small homework assignments, students will embark smoothly and confidently in this new universe of Choreographic Creation and/or Improvisation.
To improve your technique or to receive creative help, do not hesitate to contact Florence for a private class in person, or by Skype. Private classes are a really good way to improve your dancing skills! Book your class now.
It is possible to hire Florence for workshops in your country or area! Contact her here to discuss workshop topics, schedules and prices.
Workshops to come
Montreal, Canada : February 24 *Infos here*
Gatineau, Canada : March 23-24 *Infos here*
Buffalo, USA : April 6-7 *Infos here*
Washington, USA : Avril 28 *Infos here*
St-Felicien, Canada : May 4-5-6 *Infos here*
It will be a pleasure to dance with you in 2018!
“My first class with Florence was in a group session in spring 2012. Her ability to adapt to the different levels of her students convinced me to continue with her. In June of the same year, I began to take private classes with her, every other week. These are moments of delight in which I feel supported in who I am as an Oriental Dancer, with respect to my rythm and tastes. She succeeds at helping me surpass myself through technical combinations on various musical styles, while pacing intention and energy to help me improve as a performer. Through her great talent as an artist and also her respect for this art form, her professionalism, her musicality, her teaching abilities and her contagious smile, Florence is established and well respected in the oriental dance world. An ever-renewed source of inspiration.” – Roxanne
“I began taking classes with Florence in 2012. I first met her in the amateur group of the Oriental Ballet of Canada, where she was teaching and choreographing. I then decided to also take her weekly classes. Right away, I noticed a difference: dance-wise, I was progressing much faster. In particular, I really appreciate her technical approach, which is really precise and leaves no room for doubt, without sapping our enthusiasm. Slowly but surely, I have developed control over my movements and their definition, serving my dancing as well as my interpretation. While it was her technical and teaching abilities that caught my interest, what really made me stay is Florence as a person! 🙂 Beyond her abilities, she is heartwarming and positive, always creating a great vibe in a group. She always takes the time to make sure that everybody understands each exercise. Her classes are well structured and she is always striving to renew herself, always willing to share what she discovered through her own work. Therefore, even though she has been teaching me for a long time and even though I took classes at different studios and schools along the way, depending on her availability, I am not left with the impression that I am running in circles with her! I’m always discovering new aspects to Oriental Dance. Finally, I like the fact that she knows how to give us constructive comments. She’s not complacent and does not get discouraged, even if sometimes it can take us time to integrate an exercise! 😉 And more than anything else, she helps us put our strength to the forefront, and it is maybe one of her best qualities. She does not believe in moulding us into a certain stereotype; she helps us become “our” own dancer.” – Aimée
International Oriental Dance Artist
Florence Leclerc is a International Oriental Dance Artist.