Summer 2013 Adult & Teen Classes
10:30a-12:00p SPECIAL GUEST ARTIST MASTERCLASS, SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2013 Pilobolus of Washington Depot, Connecticut from our Guest Artist Series teaches a class, Just $15 cash/check or $16 credit cards You are at the Adult & Teens class page. All these “adult classes” are mixed level and for adults and teens 13+, except where noted.
Adult Class Schedule for Summer 2013
(June 3 – August 31)
David Choate (A)
Megan Shepherd (C)
Emily Scott (A)
SALSA (Pre-registration required)
Session I: Beginner
Session II: Beginner, Part 2
Session III: Intermediate
Amos Brown (C)
Emily Scott (A)
CLASSIC ARAB DANCE (BELLY DANCE)
Irene Merci (B)
Brent Fields (A)
Jacque Corcoran (A)
Steve Irwin (C)
MUSICAL THEATER DANCE
Steve Irwin (C)
Shani Zisovitch (A)
BALLET BASICS: STRETCH & STRENGTHEN (Pre-registration required)
(Occurs Sessions I, III, and III)
Allison Jacobs (B)
Jeaunita Olowe (A)
MODERN MASTERCLASS WITH PILOBOLUS!
1 class only on June 15: (Pre-registration suggested)
Visiting Guest Artists from Pilobolus (A)
It’s back! MODERN: LEHMAN TECHNIQUE
4 class series: July 6, 13, 20, 27 (Pre-registration required)
Ka-Ron Brown Lehman (A)
New! DANCE COMPOSITION & IMPROVISATION
3 classes only: August 3, 10, & 17 (Drop-ins welcome)
Ginger Castle (A)
RSVP suggested by leaving name at (513) 591-1222 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
What age & general level are these adult & teen classes for?
How do you register?
SPECIAL GUEST ARTIST MASTERCLASS, SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2013
Pilobolus of Washington Depot, Connecticut from our Guest Artist Series teaches a class, Just $15 cash/check or $16 credit cards
You are at the Adult & Teens class page. All these “adult classes” are mixed level and for adults and teens 13+, except where noted.
How much do the classes cost? When are registrations due?
Pilobolus Masterclass on Saturday, June 15 (Adults & Intermediate/Advanced Teens)
$15 cash/check OR $16 class credit card
Pre-registration recommended: Download the Registration Form Here
Adult Drop-In Classes (Ages 13 – Adult)
Modern • Ballet (Mondays) • Classic Arab Dance / Belly Dance • Hip Hop • Musical Theater Dance • Yoga • Composition & Improv
$12 per class cash/check OR $13 per class credit card
5 class card: $55 cash/check OR $58 credit card
10 class card: $100 cash/check OR $105 credit card
Expire 4 months from date of issue.
Not valid for Masterclass with Pilobolus.
Zumba (Ages 13 – Adult)
$8 per class cash/check OR $9 per class credit card
Zumba 10-class Card $60 cash/check OR $63 credit card
Expire 4 months from date of issue.
Non-refundable, non-transferrable; valid for Zumba classes ONLY.
Session I: June 3 – 29 • Session II: July 6 – August 1 • Session III: August 5-31
Salsa (Session I: Beginner, Session II: Beginner part 2, Session III: Intermediate)
Breakdancing for Adults (Session I: Beginner, Session II: Intermediate/Advanced
Ballet Basics: Stretch & Strengthen (Sessions I, II, & III)
Modern: Lehman Technique (Session II only)
(Drop-ins allowed for Lehman Technique after minimum registration is met, at $15/16 per class.)
$40 cash/check or $43 credit card PER SESSION
2 days before first class of each 4-week session.
IMPORTANT: If minimum registration is not met, class will be cancelled. Contact us immediately if you miss a deadline. Payment is due with registration. Credit cards accepted over the phone — please leave a message to be returned at (513) 591-1222. No refunds for missed classes.
Contact email@example.com or (513) 591-1222 if you still have questions.
Please note the studio is not open during the daytime, so someone may not be able to return your call until the evenings when classes are in session.
What is each class about? Who is the teacher?
Classes are listed in alphabetical order by class title.
BALLET (MONDAYS) — Monday night Ballet classes are taught by Emily Scott, former dancer with the Louisville Ballet and current company member of MamLuft&Co. Dance. This class is intended for beginners and intermediate dancers. The class will follow the traditional ballet structure of barre exercises, stretching, adagio, pirouettes, petite allegro, and grand allegro in joyful, low stress environments!
EMILY SCOTT is a native of Ft. Thomas, Kentucky and started her training at the Otto M. Budig Academy of Cincinnati Ballet under the instruction of Patrick Notaro. A graduate of Butler University with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance Pedagogy, she performed many featured roles in The Nutcracker, Balanchine’s Serenade, and performed in contemporary choreography by the Butler faculty including pieces by Cynthia Pratt and Derek Reid. She also had the opportunity to perform/study ballet and character dance in St. Petersburg, Russia. Emily is a dancer in the modern dance company, MamLuft&Co. Dance; prior to coming to the company, she performed with the Louisville Ballet Company.
BALLET BASICS: STRETCH & STRENGTHEN — Have you always wanted to learn Ballet? Well this is the class for you. In this class you will be introduced to the basics of Ballet including barre work, jumps, turns, leaps, and small combinations. Special emphasis will be placed on strengthening the muscles used in ballet & increasing overall flexibility! Basic Ballet vocabulary will also be taught. Pre-registration is required for this class.
ALLISON JACOBS has been dancing and teaching in greater Cincinnati and New York City for the past twenty years. Her dance training is primarily focused on Ballet and Modern. However, Allison is also well versed in Tap, Jazz, Hip-hop, Musical Theater, Swing, and Contact Improvisation. Allison has worked with Tanze Performing Arts Studio, Hamilton Ballet Theater, Miami Valley Ballet Theater, Long Island University, Contemporary Dance Theater, Ballet Tech, and Fresh Air Fund. Most recently, Allison has taught dance for Contemporary Dance Theater, Cincinnati Waldorf School, Cincinnati Public Schools, MamLuft&Co. Dance, as well as for the University of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Public Libraries. As a lover of all dance and all art forms, Allison is also a proud member of the Greater Cincinnati Dance Alliance, a group who engages the community in dance. In addition to teaching dance, Allison is a recent graduate of Northern Kentucky University with a degree in Psychology and a minors in dance, honors, sociology, and art history. For more information, please feel free to email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BREAKDANCE FOR ADULTS — Join us to learn the basics of Breaking/B-Boying/B-Girling. Brent Fields will lead these classes in exploring freestyling, starting with the fundamentals and progressing through toprocks, drops, footwork, power moves, and freezes. Students will also explore how to dance with individual character and creativity. An active, creative class! Pre-registration is required for this class.
BRENT FIELDS holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Morehead State University and is an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Fitness Specialist and Personal Trainer. He has worked with Jaron Joiner, danced in an opening performance for Lupe Fiasco, City Nights (Northern Kentucky), Fountain Square Slam Concert Series (Cincinnati), community events as a Breaker/B-Boy/Hip-Hop dancer, and has professional audition experience (Cirque Du Soleil and Paula Abdul’s Dance Show). Mr. Fields is a new teacher at Contemporary Dance Theater.
CLASSIC ARAB DANCE (BELLY DANCE) — These classes teach the foundation steps common in many styles of Arab Dances all throughout Northern Africa and the Middle East. The Dance course is taught by Irene Mirci in Classic Egyptian style, also known as Dance Oriental. Classes will focus on the basic movements of the hips and chest, including; conscious application and practice of geometrical shapes particular to this ancient art (circles, spirals, figure eights). Pulsating rhythmic movements (locks) and vibrating rhythmic movements (shimmies). We will learn dance steps, examine Arab Folklore related to dance, and take a brief look at its origins and history. Each class concludes with guided improvisation, which invites your inner dancer to come out and play! This class is appropriate for all ages. Bring a scarf to tie around your hips to aid with body awareness.
IRENE MIRCI was born in Italy and grew up in Australia. Throughout her youth she traveled around Europe, as far as Pakistan, India, Tunisia, Syria, and Yemen. During this time she had a great interest for their more sophisticated form of dance and some years later started seriously studying Raqs Sharki (Dance from the East) and Arabic Folklore. She enrolled in some of the best schools in Italy and attended regular classes with dedication for over six years learning the subtle art of Arab dance from some of the best teachers and dancers in Italy. Irene studied classic Arab dance and Folklore with dedication and followed the teachings of Egyptian dancer Amal Khalifa and the Egyptian dance instructor Saad Ismail of the M. Reda Dance Troupe. She studied and performed with American dancer and anthropologist, Mylitta. With Italian dancer and C.U.S. instructor Maria Luisa Sales, she studied a more contemporary style combining Dance Oriental with elements of Bharatnatyam, Creative Movement, and Flamenco. Irene was the acclaimed and talented primary dancer at the “Cleopatra” Club-Restaurant in Rome, Italy in 2004/2005, and she participated in various shows and live performances during cultural events, weddings, and parties around the world. She began teaching Arab Dance and Choreography classes in 2001. In October 2006, Irene relocated to the United States and is now residing here in Cincinnati. She says, “I have a particular interest in languages and folklore and have always been irresistibly curious about other cultures. When I meet a language barrier, I find it is much easier to relate to people while dancing to their folk music. A step and a smile will bring you closer than a thousand words.”
COMPOSITION & IMPROVISATION — This 3-week series will be a short introduction to the basic principles of dance composition and an exploration of dance improvisation. Dancers and movers of all levels and backgrounds are welcome. The class is for beginner through intermediate levels. No previous performance or choreography experience is required. This class may be for you if you’ve always wondered how dances are put together, fumbled in class when the teacher said “Now Improv”, are looking for new inspiration and ideas, or are looking for a different kind of dance class. Drop-in students are welcome.
GINGER CASTLE grew up seeing intricate dances in her head, but had no way to get them out until she started studying dance as a young adult at a local studio in Seattle, WA. Her prolific dance visions compelled her to return to school where she earned a teaching certificate in Dance Education from Meredith College in Raleigh, NC. While there she fell in love with improvisation under the tutelage of David Beadle and learned to make her own work. After college she continued to create and perform with Choreo Collective and Anima Dance in Durham, NC. Most recently she has shown original work in Cincinnati’s Performance and Time Arts series show.
STEVE IRWIN has been dancing and teaching professionally for over twenty years. He has performed all over the world on cruise ships, at dinner theaters, and at theme parks. Steve’s teaching credits include Northern Kentucky University, Governor’s School of the Arts, Playhouse in the Park, Wyoming Center for the Arts, and is currently on staff at Cincinnati Ballet and CCM. He is pleased to be teaching at CDT. Steve Irwin teaches adult level Hip Hop classes with creative choreography set to the latest hip hop and R&B music.
MODERN DANCE — A true rarity in the city: not only do we offer modern dance classes for adults, but we offer it five days a week! Mixed-level and mixed-origin Modern Dance classes will explore various Modern Dance styles and techniques. The classes aim to improve your flexibility, range of motion, technical knowledge, musicality, artistic range, and understanding of basic modern dance principles.
Mondays: DAVID CHOATE — bio coming soon!
Tuesdays: EMILY SCOTT is a native of Ft. Thomas, Kentucky and started her training at the Otto M. Budig Academy of Cincinnati Ballet under the instruction of Patrick Notaro. A graduate of Butler University with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance Pedagogy, she performed many featured roles in The Nutcracker, Balanchine’s Serenade, and performed in contemporary choreography by the Butler faculty including pieces by Cynthia Pratt and Derek Reid. She also had the opportunity to perform/study ballet and character dance in St. Petersburg, Russia. Emily is a dancer in the modern dance company, MamLuft&Co. Dance; prior to coming to the company, she performed with the Louisville Ballet Company.
Wednesdays: JACQUELYN CORCORAN is a Bachelor of Arts graduate from Texas Woman’s University. A native of Texas, Ms. Corcoran re-located to the Cincinnati area to dance with MamLuft&Co. Dance from 2007-2011. She has recently studied as a scholarship student at both the American Dance Festival and Bates Dance Festival, as well as with Sarah Gamblin, Mary Williford-Shade (Lacy & Shade), Nycole Ray (formerly of Dayton Contemporary Dance Company and currently with Dallas Black Dance Theatre), and Melissa Young (Associate Artistic Director, Dallas Black Dance Theatre). Among post-modern and balletic studies, Ms. Corcoran also studied Lester Horton Technique, as well as dances from West Africa. She has recently performed choreography by MamLuft&Co. Dance company members, Rachel James and Ashley Powell. She has also recently performed with Judith Mikita and Demetrius Klein.
Thursdays: SHANI ZISOVITCH was born and trained as a dancer in Israel, and is a graduate of The Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem with a Bachelor of Dance and a teaching certificate. As a choreographer her works were shown on stages in Israel and she was awarded first place in competitions and festivals. As a dancer Shani performed in works of different choreographers in Israel and Europe. In the past 8 years Shani has taught modern dance and improvisation to students and adults, using a variety of techniques, extensive use of release technique and floor work. In addition to dancing, Shani specializes in women’s exercise and is a certified trainer for pregnant women. She has recently performed in “Small Craft Warning” by choreographer Diane Germaine.
MODERN: LEHMAN TECHNIQUE —
KA-RON BROWN LEHMAN came to Ohio June 2007 from Los Angeles, California. Ms. Lehman trained intensely under Carolyn Skyers, J. Erglis Smaltzoff, George Zurich, Michael Panaieff, Doug Rivera, Eunice Cane, Joseph Rickard, Jimmy Fields and James Truitte; and later, in New York, with Karol Shook, Tanaquil LeClercq, Thelma Hill at Dance Theatre of Harlem. Ms. Lehman went on to become an accomplished dance muse for numerous renowned choreographers and a motivating educator of 48 years, known for helping students unlock their emotions through dance throughout the US, Finland, Canada and Australia. Ka-Ron taught Contemporary Modern and Choreography at Los Angeles County High School for the Arts for 21 years and was appointed Artistic Director for the LACHSA Dance Department for 2001-2006. For her excellent mentoring and plethora of concert stages, TV variety series, award specials, Broadway, theatre, film, and commercial credits, she was awarded numerous National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Awards, the American Choreography/Educator Award, a Drama Logue Critics Award, and a Distinguished Presidential Scholar Teacher Award. She produced and choreographed numerous dance concerts showcasing the Lehman Dance Company, and in 1993, created the Annual Lehman Awards honoring members of the dance community and helping educate young dancers and community about our rich dance legacy. Ms. Lehman also teaches at Cincinnati Ballet Otto M. Budig Academy, Claudia Rudolf-Barrett’s ballet tech of ohio, University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music, and has recently joined the dance faculty at The School for Creative and Performing Arts at Erich Kunzel Center for Arts and Education. Since arriving in Cincinnati, Ms. Lehman has also shared her choreography works such as, “Heart of a Woman,” “Helen Keller — The Other Room,” “Recurring Dreams,” “The Bus Stop,” “Soul of Grace,” and “The Periapt” ( an original ballet and collaboration with Maestro Michael Chertock created for the Cincinnati Ballet’s 2010 New Works Project). Ms Lehman is currently a proud member of the newly developed Greater Cincinnati Dance Alliance and proudly returns to teach this master series at CDT. Pre-registration is required for this class.
STEVE IRWIN has been dancing and teaching professionally for over twenty years. He has performed all over the world on cruise ships, at dinner theaters, and at theme parks. Steve’s teaching credits include Northern Kentucky University, Governor’s School of the Arts, Playhouse in the Park, Wyoming Center for the Arts, and is currently on staff at Cincinnati Ballet and CCM. He is pleased to be teaching at CDT.
SALSA — Learn Salsa basics you need to get out on the dance floor. Amos teaches a combination of LA, New York, and Casino/Miami styles of Salsa. Basic steps of left and right turns, rocks, side break, cross body leads, cross over cumbia, and spot turns will be the focus of this class. Register with or without a partner. Pre-registration is required for this class.
AMOS BROWN began his dance training with parents Amos Sr. and Alpha Omega Brown. He won his first dance contest with his baby sister Felicia under their parents tutelage. His dance interests include modern, jazz, hip hop, Latin, African, and occasionally some classical dance genres, working with Shekinah Glory Dancers, opening up for gospel recording artist Darwin Hopps, and learning Ballroom from former Champion Susie Lasko, winning first prizes in Cha, Cha, Cha, and Swing competitions. He has also worked as an Actor/Cotton Club Swing Dancer in the play, This Joint is Jumping produced by Norbert Brown, the creature of A Good Man is Hard to Find. Amos’ theater interests drew him to audition with Ballet Tech Cincinnati where he performed in Shall We Dance, The Conductors, Green Legs and Ham, Made in America, and Jazzy Sleeping Beauty. In 2009, Amos won the Salsa category in the So You Think You Can Dance Competition in Dayton, Ohio. He then learned Rueda and joined and performed with Cincinnati’s first Rueda dance team Pan n Canela. Amos is currently teaching LA, NY, and Casio/Miami style salsa. From Amos, “I would like to personally thank all of the individual’s master instructors across the country, who helped me in my personal development in the art of salsa dancing and teaching. Thank you, Eddie Torres, Shaka Gonzalez Brown, Rogelio Moreno, Henry Herrera, Patricia Paz “Rueda.”
VINYASA YOGA — This class provides an introduction to a variety of yoga poses individually tailored toward students of all ages, abilities, and fitness levels. In depth instruction on basic poses and sequences, as well as an introduction to breathwork and meditation, will be provided. Mats and props will be provided to help you safely practice yoga and reap the benefits of a regular yoga practice, which include stress reduction, flexibility, strength, and an overall feeling of well being.
MEGAN SHEPHERD has been practicing yoga since 1999 and has completed a 300 hour yoga teacher training program with World Peace Yoga & Cincinnati State, and is a 200 hour Certified Yoga Teacher registered with the Yoga Alliance. Through teaching yoga, she seeks to help students become more peaceful and centered, as well as physically invigorated, strong, and flexible. In addition to teaching and practicing yoga, Megan teaches English, writes, runs, hikes, and bikes.
ZUMBA — Founded in 2001, Zumba Fitness is a global lifestyle brand that fuses fitness, entertainment and culture into an exhilarating dance-fitness sensation! Zumba® exercise classes are “fitness-parties ” that blend upbeat world rhythms with easy-to-follow choreography, for a total-body workout that feels like a celebration.
JEAUNITA OLOWE loves teaching Zumba classes. The reason is simple: every class feels like a party! Come join her and you’ll see what she means: you don’t even have to know how to dance. Just move your body and follow her lead. It’s easy! Come try it: she guarantees you will have a blast! Jeaunita is the Stage Manager for Bi-Okoto Cultural Institute.
Contemporary Dance Theater is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.