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.


Erin O'Louglin


Centre des arts de la scène Jean-Besré


From October 23 to 27, 2023, 9:00 am to 11:00 am




15 people per class


7$ / class

As a teacher, choreographer and performer, Erin O’Loughlin is interested in the tension created by dichotomies and how states of controlled precision and chaos can be explored. It seeks clarity that is not confined. Using a combination of structured and improvised exercises focused on alignment, articulation and relaxation, she designs a course that requires versatility, dynamic changes and playful exploration. 

Coming from a rich and diversified training in modern dance, classical dance, and music, his course is inspired by the principles of Limon, Horton, Graham as well as somatic practices, technical release and improvisation based on sensations, to bring an approach to movement and form that is nuanced and free. 

Class Keywords: adaptability, madness, rigor, clarity, fullness, pleasure


About Erin

Originally from Calgary/ Treaty 7 Territory, Montreal-based Erin O’Loughlin/ Tio’tia:ke is a performer, choreographer, teacher and founding member of LA TRESSE.

In 2010, she graduated with a BA from the University of Calgary in Dance and International Relations. After training at Alvin Ailey in New York, she continued her development at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance where she learned the repertoire of Forsythe, Kylián, and Robert Moses. Participation in training workshops such as Impulstanz, Gaga Intensive with the Batsheva Company, and the Creative Gesture with Alan Lucien Øyen at the Banff Centre contributed to his artistic journey.

She is a collaborator and performer with Andrea Peña & Artists, Sylvain Émard, and Sinha Danse. Her teaching experience includes post-secondary institutions such as McGill University, University of Calgary, and the École de Danse de Québec, as well as ballet academies, recreational dance schools, community programs, and several months at the Shiamak Dance Academy in Mumbai, India.


Before attending your first class, you must fill out the Registration for RQD multi-regional classes.

Information: 819-822-8912 |


photos credit : Valérie Boulet