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“DANCE IS MEDICINE”: OPEN “FREESTYLE” DROP-IN SESSION FOR DANCERS & PERFORMING ARTISTS

FREDDY ‘FREEZE’ LOPEZ PRESENTS…

OPEN “FREESTYLE” DROP-IN SESSION FOR DANCERS & PERFORMING ARTISTS TO PRACTICE BREAKING, MCING, DJING, BEAT MAKING, GRAFFITI ART, HIP HOP THEATRE, & SPOKEN WORD.

***ALL STREET / URBAN / CONTEMPORARY FORMS OF EXPRESSION THROUGH DANCE…
PASS THROUGH***

DROP-IN DATES:
FEBRUARY 17 & 24, MARCH 3 & 10
(TIME: 6:00 TO 8:00 P.M.)
MARCH 17, 24, & 31
(TIME: 4:30 TO 6: 30 P.M.)

As a self-funded non-profit, we have a “Give” and “Take” donation system in effect. For a minimum donation of $3, you can pick-up any gift item available that day (i.e. THHCC buttons, spray paint masks and filters, comic books, totally random but lots of fun stuff) as a symbol of our gratitude for your continued support. This fee will be collected at the door upon entry; please have exact change. All donations are used to refuel the THHCC and goes back into the operation of the studio space and towards additional community programming.

THE ART OF “BREAKING”: FOR BEGINNERS AGE: 6-12 ***PWYC Policy (Pay What You Can)

INSTRUCTOR: FREDDY ‘FREEZE’ LOPEZ

6-WEEK PROGRAM (6 Consecutive Sundays)
DATES:
FEBRUARY 4, 11, 18, 25, MARCH 4, 11. 2018
TIME: 12:30-2:00 PM
Regular Ticket: $60.00
Early Bird: $55.00 REGISTER BY 26/01/2018
***PWYC AVAILABLE (Pay What You Can); send request to: thhcc2016@gmail.com
***No Child Left Behind…

LOCATION:
SKETCH STUDIO (LOWER LEVEL)
INSIDE THE “MOVEMENT STUDIO”
ARTSCAPE YOUNGPLACE
180 SHAW STREET, TORONTO

CONTACT THHCC TO REGISTER:
THHCC2016@GMAIL.COM; OR,
CALL 647-208-3611 (ALICIA)

REGISTRATION CLOSES: FEBRUARY 1, 2018
(SPACE IS LIMITED)

THE ART OF “BREAKING”

FREDDY “FREEZE” LOPEZ,
CO-FOUNDER OF THE TORONTO HIP HOP CULTURAL CENTRE, PRESENTS…
THE ART OF “BREAKING”: The only dance that came out of “HIP HOP”

“BREAKING” 101 – FOR BEGINNERS (AGES 6 – 10)
WHAT TO EXPECT:
– Learn the fundamental moves of “breaking” like top rocking & floor rocking
– Conditioning training for break dancers
– Embracing hip hop culture & the movement
– Mentorship & encouragement
– Impart critical life skills; key to “Success”
– Program is designed to engage, inspire, inform, & empower
– Build self-confidence… just showing up to the studio to face a challenge never experienced before takes courage
– 1-on-1 attention; experienced instructors
– No experience necessary

Finding Freedom: An Introductory Workshop To Healing Your Emotional Eating

We’re done with the negative self talk, right? The “starting fresh on Monday”, the constant vicious cycle of failed diets and using food to mask the intensity and discomfort of emotions through emotional eating.

What if we were able to get to the root of what’s triggering your behaviours, and ultimately repair your relationship with food, your body and yourself?

In our Finding Freedom workshop, we are setting out to help you do just that through the act of connecting, sharing, expressing, releasing and celebrating. In this 4 hour workshop, you can expect to kick start the journey to repairing your relationship with food and regaining your mental clarity, alongside a group of 20 like-minded women to ultimately craft a supportive, uplifting and safe environment. This includes diving into our emotional vulnerabilities, peeking into our personal histories with food, and leaning into a healing relationship with our bodies and minds..

Through the use of clinically informed therapeutic interventions and foundational knowledge in nutrition, the Finding Freedom Workshop is designed to support you in gaining self awareness, promoting an understanding of the healing benefits of food, and how to cope with triggers and emotions that create discomfort and may lead to emotional eating, disordered eating or contribute to a complex relationship with food.

This approach to enhancing your mental wellness and health will include risk taking, connecting and, yes – celebrating!

Our Special Guest, Allie Sommerville, Culinary Holistic Nutritionist, will be leading participants through a fun cooking demonstration aimed towards restoring our love in the kitchen, and fueling us with nutrient dense foods that promote optimal mood, including her Decadent Guilt-Free Chocolate Sauce, Raw Gut-Healing Kimchi Collard Wraps and a Nourishing Golden Milk.

Taking a Walk with the Lucky Penny

“For me, I feel like I have a lot of connections here, in the neighbourhood. I love seeing [the people at Artscape Youngplace] sitting out on my patio, and I love seeing them now here in their workplace. It feels good to be part of this.”

You might have noticed on our mezzanine The TwoPenny, a pop-up café led by Debbie Rix from the Lucky Penny, a one-stop grocery across the street. The pop-up is open for the month of May. So far, it has been a booming hit.

Debbie and employee Kenzie working at The TwoPenny

We’re delighted that Debbie is involved in Artscape Youngplace, as she is a bit of a Shaw Street legend. She has lived in the area for almost 15 years, and in 2014 transformed a former run-down building into the first commercial space on Shaw Street. The Lucky Penny has evolved according to the neighbourhood’s needs. “I didn’t start out with very many groceries,” Debbie says. “What people were asking for is almost exactly what ended up on the shelves.” The design for the Lucky Penny was inspired by an island cottage Debbie visited as a child. “In this marina you could get anything from marshmallows to worms to Wonderbread to comic books to milk, and all the candy. That was my favourite thing in the summer, and that’s kind of how those areas of the Lucky Penny developed.” We at Artscape Youngplace love taking a break in the Muskoka chairs just outside the Lucky Penny, which Debbie says are reminiscent of that cottage life.

A photo of the Lucky Penny building when Debbie first bought it

The Muskoka Chairs outside the Lucky Penny were inspired by a cottage from Debbie’s childhood

About Artscape Youngplace, she says, “I used to come to this building with my kids when it was still a school and it closed shortly after. I have a very fond history with this building because at the time that we were putting on the fun fairs, I set up a haunted house in the old classrooms. We had a lot of fun in here. For me, I feel like I have a lot of connections here, in the neighbourhood. I love seeing [the people at Artscape Youngplace] sitting out on my patio, and I love seeing them now here in their workplace. It feels good to be part of this.”

Debbie has also played a role in local Givins/Shaw Junior Public School, running the Parent Council for five years and starting the school’s annual Fun Fair. “A cohort of us got together and said we were going to make this school great, and we did. I got handed the parent council money, it was $200 at the start of the year, and at the end of the year we had $10,000.”

So, what first to try off the Lucky Penny menu? “Definitely the chicken panini. It was the first sandwich we had and it stayed, it is definitely the best seller.” Be sure to stop by The TwoPenny and say hi to Debbie before the end of May!

The Lucky Penny’s famous chicken panini