The Sursaut Dance Company in collaboration with the Regroupement québécois de la danse, Artère in Quebec City and Danse Laurentides offers training classes for dance professionals.


Sara Hanley


Centre des arts de la scène Jean-Besré


February 21st to 25th 2022, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.




15 participants


$7 / class for those eligible for the reduced rate // $20 / class full rate

The class is a daily ritual to dive into our body’s core to explore its structural, energetic, sensory, and emotional layers. Specific images emerge to loosen various structures, activate the senses, and create a listening space where the inner and outer spheres come into contact. Then, participants use improvisation and musical scores to identify their habits, play with friction zones and widen their range to activate the expressive potential of each moment. Moving from the micro to the macro level, from the personal to the collective dimension, they will draw from their spontaneous and creative impetus to create dances in a space where structure and desires intertwine.


Sara Hanley  – Biography

Sara Hanley is a dancer, choreographer and pedagogue active in Montreal’s dance community since 1997. Her work investigates the materiality of bodies and objects and explores the interrelatedness between the body and the environment. These undertakings are pursued within a collaborative approach. First trained as a dancer at Le Groupe de la Place Royale and then at l’École de danse contemporaine de Montréal, she collaborated with Dominique Porte for more than 15 years as well as a number of choreographers such as Sylvain Émard, James Viveiros, Alexandre Morin. Since 2014 she has lead various artistic projects exploring creative approaches to movement with the Blind and Visually impaired community and with the Deaf and Hearing impaired community. She teaches dance at Concordia University, l’UQAM, the RQD and l’École de danse de Québec. She also collaborates regularly as an artistic advisor with emerging and established choreographers.

For inscription:

*Before attending your first class, you must fill out the Formulaire d’inscription aux classes multirégionales du RQD.

Information: 819 822-8912 |

Banner – photo: François Lafrance, dancer: Nancy Letendre | Portrait of Sara Hanley : Tony Chong