Groundwork Sessions (GWS)

Leaping Feats Celebrates 10 Years

Andrea Simpson Fowler’s pride, passion and excitement beam throughout our half-hour interview. Even though we are speaking over the phone, the long-time managing director of Leaping Feats Creative Danceworks (LFCD) exudes a contagious enthusiasm as she lists the accomplishments of the Yukon Dance Program that is now 10 years old. There is Rodney Morgan, an …

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Dance Yukon

Scores of Yukoners have come in contact with Groundwork Sessions (GWS) on some spot-lit Yukon stage where its young members can be found spinning the crowd into a frenzy with mills, flips, freezes, spins and top rocks. Perhaps you’ve met them through Breakdancing Yukon Society’s summer camps, a dance fundraiser, music festival or seen them …

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Breaking Out

Two days after Ju Hyun Seo got married last November, he flew to the Yukon to teach breakdancing for a month at Leaping Feats Creative Danceworks. When artist director Andrea Simpson-Fowler asked if he’d be interested in something longer term, he was quick to accept. “Andrea said, ‘Are you sure you want to move here?’ …

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Yukon B-Boys Go International

It took nearly two weeks of persistent e-mails, phone calls and text messages to nail down an interview with the Whitehorse breakdancing crew, Groundwork Sessions (GWS). The chase finally resulted in a late-night Skype interview with Nick Robinson, who was conducting a workshop in Saskatoon, SK. It also yielded a last-minute chat with Nick’s younger …

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