Aperçu du programme
Le programme LINK provides 9 hours per week of contemporary dance development with MO educators for serious dancers ages 15-45. It provides a wide range of contemporary repertoire and dance techniques including release technique, floor work, partnering, hip hop, ballet, improvisation, and movement generation led by MO guest artists and leading professionals.
MO Link is focused on nurturing new skills and broadening experience for dancers looking to expand their understanding of contemporary dance, preparing to join post-secondary programs, looking to learn more about the MO full-time multi-year program and/or looking to expand their toolkit and augment their existing training regimen. Link also provides Q&As with guest artists, access to the studio to work on their own projects or practice, artistic writing development and dance directory packages, invitations to the MO Full-Program showings & open houses, and monthly Show Clubs where participants receive a recorded, full-length professional contemporary dance performance and meet once a month on Zoom for a facilitated post-show discussion.
What To Expect
Dancers can expect a wide range of exciting professionals offering technical and artistic development designed to expose them to contemporary dance methods, skills and possibilities. Programming will also include learning professional repertoire and skills for generating their own movement. The MO environment is supportive, nurturing, hard working, non-discriminatory, professional, and fun. We will create an opportunity for dancers to try new things, make mistakes, ask their questions, deepen their skills and understanding of contemporary dance, prepare for their next steps and connect with a community of aspiring and professional dance artists. All classes are in-person and operate under a Public Health approved COVID-19 Safety plan.
MO Link is by invitation or application to ensure that participants have a level of strength and focus to thrive in the physical, artistic and intellectual demands of the class material. Applications for the 2023-24 Season are now open.
Find application form, including details and video requirements, in the Application & Fees section below.
We recognize that dancers at this stage are balancing opportunities with other education and dance programs. We encourage dancers to uphold these responsibilities and understand that they may need to miss MO Link classes to do so. However, in order to plan and afford the high caliber professionals to lead the program, drop-in rates and refunds are not available.Link is divided into two terms: Term 1 from September – December & Term 2 from January – May. Participants are welcome to register for both or separate terms. Programming will not repeat, in other words the two terms feature different artists so we recommend registering for both terms in order to get the full spectrum of programming.
The MO Link PROGRAM is $1800.75 (includes GST) per term.
This fee is equal to a $14/hour standard professional class rate for 14 weekends/term and includes fees for studio usage, resources, and Show Club.
Please see further breakdown of fees and payment options below.
Location & Schedule
Out Innerspace & Modus Operandi
77 E 7th Ave. & Quebec St.,
Vancouver BC V5T 1M4
TERM 1: September 9, 2023 – December 17, 2023 (Total of 14 weekends/term)
TERM 2: January 20, 2024 – May 5, 2024 (Total of 14 weekends/term)
Apply/Register as soon as possible to reserve your spot for the upcoming term.
*dates are subject to change
Sundays 10am-2pm + Open Studio Space 2pm-3pm
TERM 1: September 9, 2023 – December 18, 2023
September 9/10, 16/17, 23/24
October 30/1, 14/15, 21/22, 28/29
November 4/5, 11/12, 18/19, 25/26
December 2/3, 9/10, 16/17
TERM 2: January 20, 2024 – May 5, 2024
January 20/21, 27/28
February 3/4, 10/11, 17/18, 24/25
March 2/3, 9/10, 23/24
April 6/7, 13/14, 20/21, 27/28
Class with Modus Operandi Guest Artists
Recent MO Link Educators include: Tiffany Tregarthen, David Raymond, Kate Franklin, Maiko Miyauchi, Jeanette Kotowich, Brandon Lee Alley, Renée Sigouin, Ted Littlemore, Calder White, Ganna Martynova, Khoudia Touré, Oksana Augustine, Francesca Frewer, Emmalena Fredriksson, Nicole Rose Bond, Bgirl Momo, Rina Pellerin, Kevin Li, Rianne Svelnis, Cristina Bucci , Adam Khazhmuradov, Aiden Cass, Gregory Lau, Avery Smith, and Sophie Dow
Their careers and practices span from around the world in a wide variety of forms. They are active creators, directors, performers and educators who bring their interests and methods from their extensive experience to Link dancers’ development. Link provides a wide scope of dance practices ranging from traditional to experimental forms including partnering, improvisation, cultural, street, hip hop, social and personal contemporary techniques.
Q&As with Professionals
Each guest artist will include Q&A time at the end of their session. Here, participants can reflect on class material, ask questions about their own trajectory and practice, and get to know the artist more.
Open Studio Space – Own Work Time
An important part of supporting Link participants includes giving them their own time to explore their practice, choosing what they want to work on, and sharing ideas with one another. Every Sunday, the last hour is open for Link to use the studio as they wish to continue ideas from class, work on their own projects, or share with one another.
Twice per term, Link participants will be given a video link to a full-length contemporary dance work. Show Club sessions will take place during two of the open studio sessions from 2pm-3pm on Sundays. Here, a professional dance artist will host a conversation where Link participants can discuss the show and share impressions. The Show Club host will provide different talking points and will support Link participants finding and communicating their own questions and observations. Video links to the recorded performances will be sent a month before Show Club.
MO Full-Program Open House & Studio Showings
Each term, Link participants will be invited to MO open studio days where they can observe class as well as MO studio showings where the full program participants share works in-progress.
New Link participants receive an Intro to Artistic Writing Development Package, Intro to Canadian Contemporary Dance Artists & Companies Directory and are invited to the MO Student Faculty & Forum Facebook page where MO Alumni and Faculty post community events and opportunities
Application & Fees
MO Link is by invitation or application to ensure that participants have a level of strength and focus to thrive in the demands of the class material. *If you have already attended a recent MO or OIS workshop you may not need to apply. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.
The application process includes basic questions about previous experience and sending a recent video of your dancing between 2 and 5 minutes in length. Space is limited so it is recommended to apply promptly. Applicants will be notified within 2 weeks of applying.
1. Material that demonstrates your physical skills, your artistic interests and expressiveness. We do not have a specific genre/category of dance that we expect. Your material can be in any format (for example; set exercises, pre-existing foundational syllabus, improvisation, free style, performance, or set choreography. It can be something you made and/or something someone else made.)
2. Videos must have been made within the last 12 months and reflect your current interests and abilities.
3. Please send at least 2 minutes and no more than 5 minutes of footage.
4. Please only send video material where you are clearly visible and it is obvious who you are.
Examples of ineligible videos:
1. A video where we cannot distinguish who you are.
2. Videos that are too dark, low digital quality or present any other issue with visibility.
3. Videos that are less than 2 minutes of fully committed dancing.
4. Videos that are out of date and no longer reflect your current interests and abilities.
5. Videos submitted without a completed application form.
MO Link PROGRAM term fee: $1800.75 (includes GST)
This fee is equal to a $14/hour standard professional class rate for 14 weekends per term.
MO Link PROGRAM annual fee: $3601.50 (includes GST)
Upon registration, fees can be completed through our online portal, and paid by credit card or direct deposit. If these payment methods are not accessible to you, please reach out to email@example.com and we will coordinate alternative payment by e-transfer or cheque.
Term 1 Payment (1 of 2): $900.37 due upon registration
Term 1 Payment (2 of 2): $900.38 due upon September 9, 2023
Term 2 Payment (1 of 2): $900.37 due upon registration
Term 2 Payment (2 of 2): $900.38 due upon January 20, 2024
If a participant or payee is struggling to complete payments, please contact our program administrator promptly at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss a payment plan. Our administrator will make every effort to set up an alternative payment plan for those experiencing financial difficulty as long as they are acting in good faith and communicating in a timely manner. If timely communication regarding payment delays or plans is not maintained, payments will be deposited and the appropriate party will be held responsible for all accrued service fees in addition to program costs.
Termination of Membership & Refund Policy
Absolutely no refunds will be issued. Participants who wish to terminate their membership for personal reasons will not receive a refund of any kind. Participants who have missed training due to injury will not be issued a refund for the time missed. Participants who are severely injured and/or cannot dance for the remainder of Term 1 and or Term 2 or have to leave the city/country for emergency purposes may apply for a portion of their outstanding tuition to be returned by completing the Exceptional Circumstances for Program Withdrawal Form. This form will be reviewed by the society’s Board of Directors. Participants are welcome to miss class however, refunds for missed classes are not possible. Any participant not respecting the terms of agreement may be asked to leave the program without refunded tuition. If there are any questions about the refund terms, or request for the Exceptional Circumstances for Program Withdrawal Form, please contact us at email@example.com.