About On the Move Creative Dance
ABOUT ON THE MOVE CREATIVE DANCE
Catrina von Radecki founded On the Move Creative Dance in 2020, during the Covid-19 pandemic, to try to meet the needs of educators teaching dance online. Children’s physical and mental health have been challenged by the pandemic and now, more than ever, children need to find well-being in their own bodies and communities and the best way to do that is through movement.
Teachers who are looking for dance resources where every child is celebrated for their own unique way of being in the world and who believe children should discover their movement potential through inquiry, curiosity and play, will have access to a variety of online dance classes, lesson plans and consultations.
With our method children are viewed as active participants who are strong, capable and can contribute based on their own experiences. Children build physical confidence, strength, flexibility and body awareness while developing their natural joy of movement and active imagination. Students will learn fundamental movement skills necessary to express themselves through dance. Children will run, leap, twist, turn, bend, stretch, feel and play, all in a fun, stimulating artistic and creative environment.
ABOUT CATRINA VON RADECKI
Catrina von Radecki has been teaching dance for over 30 years.
Catrina is the founding partner and teacher of the Guelph Youth Dance Training Program, a school for over 400 contemporary dancers ages 2-19 founded in 2006. Guelph Youth Dance is an exciting and integral part of the Guelph community with four youth dance companies, the oldest of whom have toured China, Spain as well as nationally.
Catrina von Radecki is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of the Guelph Dance Festival (GDF), now in its 23rd year. The GDF brings national and international dance artists to Guelph and provides many dance based Workshops in the Schools as well as March Break and Summer Camps.
Catrina graduated with a BFA in dance from Concordia University (Montreal) in 1992. She has studied and taught at the innovative European Dance Development Centre in Arnhem, Holland and Düsseldorf, Germany as well as independently in Montreal, Kitchener, Waterloo and Guelph. She has danced for the international renowned Compagnie Marie Chouinard (Montreal), Dance Alliance (Germany) and various independent choreographers.
Catrina is a certified Open Source Forms teacher, after three years of summer training in Seattle, Washington with Stephanie Skura. Open Source Forms focuses on cross-fertilizations and deep commonalities of Skinner Releasing Technique and creative process, guided by the philosophy that the source of creativity and wisdom is available in each of us.
In the summer of 2019, Catrina completed the Summer Institute for Dance Teachers at the Creative Dance Centre in Seattle, Washington, where she studied the BrainDance Methodology. Catrina is excited to bring all her experience and these inspiring methods to her classes!