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Brain Dance – A Workshop with Annemarie Cabri, November 27, 2016

Take the next step with Dance for Health: Seniors

As part of our Dance for Health: Seniors initiative, Dance Nova Scotia is offering new professional development workshops specially designed for dance teachers interested in working with older adults.

So mark your calendars for Sunday, November 27, at Halifax Dance when Toronto dancer and instructor Annemarie Cabri introduces you to the principles of Brain Dance.

This innovative, fundamental movement series offers a full body and brain warm-up, valuable for all ages. When used in conjunction with your current dance practice, Brain Dance can help enhance, strengthen and enable learning and growing of the older brain.

As Annemarie explains, "Our body is in continuous change, which affects our mind and learning. In order to survive and be at our highest potential, our brain must be in continuous learning to adapt to these everyday changes."

In fact, dancer/choreographer Randy Glynn incorporates the principles of Brain Dance into his work with the senior dancers who make up his well-known "Company of Angels."

Annemarie is one of the few qualified teachers of Brain Dance in Canada. Here's more information on this remarkable technique:

DATE: Sunday, November 27, 2016

TIME: 9:30am - 3:30pm

LOCATION: Halifax Dance, 1505 Barrington St (Maritime Centre), Halifax, NS

DETAILS: Bring your own water bottle and lunch. Snacks will be provided.

Investment: $40 - DANS members, $65 non-members. (Nova Scotia Fitness Association members can earn CECS for this workshop.)


To register: Fill out the registration form online.


Online payment for Dance NS members CLICK HERE 


Online payment for non-members CLICK HERE 


For more information: Contact Bonny at or call 902.422.1749.
Many thanks to our venue sponsor, Halifax Dance!  And welcome to our newest supporter: Nova Scotia Fitness Association (NSFA).

About Annemarie Cabri

After seven years dancing in Het Nationale Ballet, Amsterdam, NL, in over 30 ballets from their extensive repertoire, Annemarie Cabri returned to Canada and became a featured dancer with Vancouver’s Judith Marcuse Dance Company, with whom she toured extensively until 1991. Annemarie’s last solo performance as an independent was at the Metro Theatre, Victoria, BC in 2010.

Always passionately interested in how movement spurs our thinking and learning, Annemarie trained in Brain-Compatible Dance Education with Anne Gilbert in Seattle. One of the few qualified teachers of this remarkable technique in Canada, Annemarie now lives in Toronto. For the academic year 2014/15, Annemarie was Head of Junior Professional Ballet Division at the School of Alberta Ballet in Calgary, and in 2015 received a Canada Council Grant for teacher training at the School of Paris Opera, in France. She currently teaches and choreographs extensively for the National Ballet of Canada’s Education Department, and guest instructs at Ballet Jorgen, George Brown College, York University teacher workshops, and schools in Ontario.

Annemarie teaches ballet and contemporary dance at any level from the beginner to the professional. The versatility of Annemarie’s scope has allowed her also to choreograph for the non-trained community in a variety of settings to all ages and abilities.

“I love to observe someone realizing the power of moving in a meaningful, joyful and expressive way.  It is to see in action a thinking, feeling person. I find this a thing of beauty.”  

Supporter  Venue sponsor  Nova Scotia Department of Seniors