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morning dance classes

Starting from September 13, 2023, Espace Ouvert will offer morning training classes in contemporary dance. Stéphanie Decourteille's classes will be held on Wednesday mornings, with an intermediate level class from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM and an advanced level class from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM. Ciro Melgaço's classes will take place on Friday mornings, from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM, for intermediate to advanced level dancers. The automne session will end on December 1, 2023.

You can register as a drop-in or you can choose to purchase a multi-class card with 6, 12 or 24 class credits. You will be able to use your class credits during this session for both Stephanie's and Ciro's classes, either within this session or during the upcoming Winter 2024 session.

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 = 22$

Card of 6 classes = 117$

Card of 12 classes = 216$

Card of 24 classes = 396$

About Stephanie's contemporary dance classes 

Class warm ups are structured to awaken the body precisely and globally through a gradual flow, eventually leading the body to disassociate and isolate during accelerated movement. Travelling diagonals, jumps and turns are often included in the exercises that follow. Classes either end with a choreographic combination that varies in complexity or an explorative session and outlook on partnering.

In constant motion, minuscule, even when frozen, for Stephanie Decourteille, bodies explore oppositions. Between tension and release, between elongation and compression, the dynamic of mixing and sorting the body’s adventures is omnipresent. She believes each dancer possesses a connection to their center of gravity located around their belly button. This theory leads young choreographers to challenge their center by constantly moving it throughout the entire body where one can discover new sensations, new movements and textures of movement that have not yet been tamed.


Stephanie Decourteille conducts her research through a complex development of an evident ease with execution. Facing the challenges of our body’s daily movements, surpassing what is only natural all the while transforming this new “unnatural” movement into something that is yet very nature.

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 

Class choice (level)

Thank you for you registration. If you have chosen the Interac transfer payment option, the email address for payment is

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