We are committed to providing the experience of dance to our audiences, and this year, that means we've moved our masterclass series online so that you can participate from wherever you are!
Classes will take place through Zoom - please register below. These classes are geared for ages 16+
For all planning to attend, please review and sign this waiver in order to participate.
Contemporary with Joshua Manculich
Saturday, October 3, 11:30AM-1PM EST
This modern/contemporary class explores movement that progresses and challenges the use of the "full" body through an accumulation of exercises emphasizing dynamics, mind/body centering, and flow. In this class we will start by warming up specific areas of the body, eventually going into full body movements. Guided improvisations centered around breath and focus will connect us to each other and to our own potential. We will swirl to an eclectic
Joshua Manculich has created works for numerous companies and universities including DanceWorks Chicago, Eisenhower Dance Detroit, Collage Dance Collective, Houston Contemporary, Indiana University, METDance, Montclair State University, The Big Muddy Dance Company, Point Park University, Santa Barbara Dance Theater, and Whim W’him. In 2015, Manculich received a Princess Grace Choreographic Fellowship. He is constantly drawing inspiration from incredible humans including Emerita Associate professor, Dr. Candace Feck; dancer Angela Dice Nguyen; and choreographer Alex Ketley.
Contemporary ballet with Jillian Mitchell/kit modus
RESCHEDULED: Sunday, October 11, 10-11:30AM EST
Jillian’s class honors the traditional arc of a ballet class with contemporary movement and deviations inserted throughout. Dancers are guided to enhance technique by applying modern and abstract qualities to classical exercises which are creatively patterned to support proper execution. Students are encouraged to articulate and punctuate movements with greater precision, thoughtfulness, and artistry. The class strengthens technical integrity, while respecting individual bodies and skill levels, and dancers are challenged and equipped to work with deepened intelligence. The experience is a ballet class full of variety and complexity, and accompanied by an eclectic playlist of music designed to mirror the attributes of our physical intentions.
Jillian Mitchell trained at the Harid Conservatory and Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet School. She danced with New Jersey Ballet, Rebecca Davis Dance (now MindLeaps), Roxey Ballet, and Georgia Ballet, gloATL, Proia Dance Project, and The Atlanta Opera. In 2017, she launched the company, Kit Modus, which is in residence at Callanwolde Fine Arts center. She has presented her choreography at Georgia State University and The Women in Dance Leadership Conference, YAGP, and World Ballet Competition. and has created numerous works for Kit Modus.
Contemporary with omar roman de jesus
Friday, October 9, 11:30AM-1PM EST
This class focuses on musicality, challenging the brain to act quickly through several improvisational tasks. The goal is to activate and shift awareness within our bodies, to get rid of negative consciousness, and to discover the infinite possibilities of our individual bodies.
Omar is the founder of NYC-based contemporary dance company, Boca Tuya, and he is a recipient of the 2020 Jacob's Pillow: The Ann & Weston Hicks Choreography Fellowship. He has been commissioned twice by Instituto de Cultura de Puerto Rico to create work for the International Dance Festival of Puerto Rico, where he was awarded the Ambassador of Dance medal. Omar has won choreographic competitions including the Joffrey Academy of Dance's Winning Works Choreographic Competition and the Whim W’Him’s Choreographic Shindig. He has also created work for Parsons Dance, Jacob Jonas The Company, The Ailey School, James Madison University and Booker T. Washington High School.