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Photo : Marie-Ève Dion

evening classes

Are you interested in getting started with contemporary dance? Every Wednesday evening from 5.45 to 7.00pm, up until April 17, 2024, Ciro Melgaço offers open classes designed specifically for beginners, welcoming participants of all backgrounds.

The classes will start with warm-up exercises, followed by the introduction of short choreographic sequences that will explore concepts such as floor work and weight transfer. The aim is to work on fluidity and anchoring, while also allowing time for moments of improvisation to focus on presence, authenticity, and use of space. Ciro's classes are designed to be friendly and welcoming, providing a great opportunity for participants to learn and share their passion for dance.


You have the option to register for the class as a drop-in or purchase a class card with a credit for 7 or 14 classes. Your class credits can be utilized not only during this session but also for future evening class sessions at Espace Ouvert. Please be aware that cash payments will not be accepted.

Registration process: 

1  - Fill out the registration form below

2 - Make your payment

3 - An email of confirmation will be sent to you


Drop-in = 20$

Card of 7 classes = 120$

Card of 14 classes = 210$

About Ciro Melgaço

Ciro Melgaço is a movement artist from Brazil who has recently settled in Montreal. He began his dance journey with Brazilian folklore as a member of the "Grupo Sarandeiros". During his time with the group, he performed extensively both nationally and internationally, representing Brazil in prestigious dance festivals such as the "Festival Internacional de Folclore de Nova Petrópolis," "Bento em Dança," "Passo de Arte", "Mondial des Cultures" (Canada), and the "Festival Latinoamericano de Correa" (Argentina), among others.

Ciro later expanded his dance education by studying ballet and contemporary dance with groups such as "Dança Jovem," "Grupo Sala B," and "Ballet Jovem Minas Gerais." With these groups, he traveled and performed extensively, showcasing their repertoire and participating in various festivals, including the "À Corps" Festival in France, "Danzamed," and the "XII Festival Danza en la Ciudad," both in Colombia.

Throughout this period, Ciro also participated in independent projects, such as "Because - O Espetáculo" and "Petite Fleur," which was entirely produced and broadcasted online in 2020. After completing the intensive "Big Bang" program in the 9th cohort, Ciro is now focused on discovering his unique movement style by blending all the different dance styles he has studied.

Registration form 

Merci pour votre envoi !

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