Luv2Groove’s Julia Gutsik is breakin’ it down
Animated and dressed in an oversized colourful Adidas T-shirt, ripped jeans and with her hair pulled back in a high ponytail, Julia Gutsik is a woman in constant motion. The Ottawa dance teacher commands attention and inspires action.
“Things kind of organically happened for me. But I’m a big believer that if you put your mind to something and want to be successful, you will”
Ottawa U: Campus DanceHall
When the Faculty of Social Sciences brought together two uOttawa alumni, namely hip-hop dancer and budding entrepreneur Julia Gutsik and talented musician Rise Ashen, to create a flash mob, the combination was explosive….
“I can’t even go to the grocery store without one of my students spotting me!”
Kids will get into the groove with grant
A Greely woman is hoping Ottawa students get into the groove with a grant from the Ontario Arts Council. Julia Gutsik said her dance camps at schools follow the Ontario curriculum and the grant for $4,200 will help her offer camps to schools where students might not otherwise be able to afford to participate….
“Inspiring youth one dance step at a time”
Chimo Elementary School students get down with unique curriculum approach
For an hour a day senior students at Chimo Elementary School are approaching school work “Gangnam Style” thanks to an interactive dance program that addresses one of the physical education requirements. The week-long program was held last week for students in grades 4-8 and speaks to the dancing requirement in the school curriculum…
“Empowering and engaging students through dance education”
Winners of the “I love to dance” Awards 2012
Mandated to explore two themes – technology and pluralism – the Canadian Dance Assembly’s (CDA) annual conference drew a diverse range of dance practitioners, teachers and thinkers to Ottawa from October 20th through 22nd.
“The students, staff and even parents loved it, they can’t stop talking about it!”
McMillan celebrates 15th anniversary with flash mob performance
To celebrate its 15th anniversary, Ottawa creative agency McMillan collaborated with the Canada Dance Festival to produce a flash mob-style performance using their own historic office building as a stage. Art director Michael Zavacky was the creative brain behind the live performance idea, which featured a team of local Ottawa dancers who scaled the side of the McMillan building to bring the dance from the street and into the second and third floor windows…