These 4 introductory dance classes offer a taste of different styles for exploration! Each session will be 3 hours (with breaks throughout) and will include: A Masterclass warm-up, a lesson (on the importance, influence, genre, nuances) of the specific dance piece and an hour and a half of implementing steps and style!
Choose 1 class or choose them all! You pick!
Each dance class is $35 Or choose all 4 and only pay $100
Ages - 9 to 18
Dance Level - Beginning to intermediate
(5 student minimum - 20 student maximum)
Time - 12:30 to 3:30
Dates - June 24th, 25th and July 8th and 9th
Dance class Instructor - Sky Cash Seaberry
DANCE CLASS DESCRIPTION-
“I Hope I Get It” - A Chorus Line (Jazz)- Monday June 24 from 12:30 - 3:30
A Chorus Line is a concept musical with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban and a book by James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante. Centered on seventeen Broadway dancers auditioning for spots on a chorus line, the musical is set on the bare stage of a Broadway theatre during an audition for a musical. A Chorus Line provides a glimpse into the personalities of the performers and the choreographer as they describe the events that have shaped their lives and their decisions to become dancers. Directed and Choreographed by Michael Bennet, this musical incorporates standard jazz moves of the 1970’s in an iconic theatre masterpiece.
“Dream Ballet”- Oklahoma (Partnering)- Tuesday June 25 from 12:30 - 3:30
Oklahoma! is the first musical written by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and librettist Oscar Hammerstein II. The musical is based on Lynn Riggs' 1931 play, Green Grow the Lilacs. Set in farm country outside the town of Claremore, Indian Territory, in 1906, it tells the story of farm girl Laurey Williams and her courtship by two rival suitors, cowboy Curly McLain and the sinister and frightening farmhand Jud Fry. A secondary romance concerns cowboy Will Parker and his flirtatious fiancée, Ado Annie. Originally choreographed by the well-known Agnes De Mille, the “Dream Ballet” features beautiful partnering and storytelling through dance.
“Glory”- Pippin (Fosse) - Monday July 8 from 12:30 - 3:30
Pippin is a 1972 musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson. The musical uses the premise of a mysterious performance troupe, led by a Leading Player, to tell the story of Pippin, a young prince on his search for meaning and significance.The protagonist Pippin and his father Charlemagne are characters derived from two real-life individuals of the early Middle Ages, though the plot is fictional and presents no historical accuracy regarding either. Iconic dancer, Bob Fosse, who directed and choreographed the original Broadway production, also contributed to the libretto.
"Smooth Criminal" - (Hip Pop) - Tuesday July 9 from 12:30 - 3:30
"Smooth Criminal" is a song by American recording artist Michael Jackson, released on his seventh studio album Bad (1987). It was written and composed by Jackson and produced by Jackson and Quincy Jones. Its music video was first broadcast in early October 1988, followed by a single release on October 21, the seventh from the album. "Smooth Criminal" is one of Jackson's signature songs, and has appeared on numerous greatest hits albums. It was performed on all his solo tours. It features a fast beat with lyrics about a woman who has been attacked in her apartment by a "smooth criminal". Michael Jackson, the “King of Pop”, was not only one of the greatest entertainers of our time, but his specific style of dance is unparalleled.