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Adult & Teen Classes Spring 2017

Adult Class Schedule Spring 2017
Mar 20 – June 3

No classes Mon, May 29
11 weeks drop-in classes
10 weeks “pre-registration required” classes

Download a PDF of the schedule here Download the Registration Form Here

Time Class Instructor (Studio)
MONDAYS
6:15-7:40p

BALLET (Pre-registration required) Advanced Beginner/Intermediate
Cancelled for Spring Quarter

Glenda Figueiredo (A) 

6:30-7:45p 

MODERN  -drop-in or use a Flex card any week!
-Reminder, no classes on Memorial Day, May 29!

Colleen Byrne (A)

7:00-8:00p

HIP HOP -drop-in or use a Flex card any week!
–Reminder, no classes on Memorial Day, May 29!

 Steve Irwin (C)
8:00-9:00p

MUSICAL THEATER DANCE (Pre-registration required)
Advanced Beginner/Intermediate
–This class is running for Spring:  drop-ins allowed at $14/$15 (no Flex cards)
–Reminder, no classes on Memorial Day, May 29!

 Steve Irwin (C)

 

TUESDAYS

6:15-7:30pm

DUNHAM MODERN (Afro-Caribbean based Modern) SEE FLIER HERETry-it-out at a discount $10 on Tues, May 30 ONLY

 
7:45-9:00p

MODERN  Try-it-out at a discount – $10 on Tues, May 30 ONLY
–Tues, May 30, class time will change to 7:45-9:00pm and remain that time for the summer

Michelle Morano  (A)

7:45-9:00p

MOVEMENT IMPROVISATION – Select dates ONLY; check back later for dates

TBA (A) 

WEDNESDAYS
6:15-7:15p MODERN DANCE BASICS   Try-it-out at a discount –  $10 on Weds, May 31 ONLY

Alissa Stachowski & Colleen Byrne (A)

7:45-8:45p SALSA BASICS (pre-registration required)  Beginner –  Try-it-out at a discount – $10 on Weds, May 31 ONLY!
Amos Brown (A or C)
7:45-8:45p

HIP HOP (pre-registration required)  Try-it-out at a discount – only $10 on Weds, May 31 ONLY

Steve Irwin (A or C)
7:30-9:00p BALLET BASICS 1: STRETCH & STRENGTHEN (pre-registration required) Beginners
–Last class May 24!

Allison Jacobs (A)

THURSDAYS
7:15-8:30p

MODERN JAZZ FUSION 
**Special class on June 1 – Contemporary Modern Dance class taught by Fringe Festival performers dropshift dance from Chicago.  This is a mixed level class.  See flier HERE!

Glenda Figueiredo (A)
7:15-8:45p BALLET BASICS 2: STRETCH & STRENGTHEN (pre-registration required) Advanced beginner 
Try-it-out at a discount – only $10 on Thurs, June 1 ONLY
Allison Jacobs (C)
7:15-8:45p

BELLY DANCE BASICS (pre-registration required)   Beginner/Advanced Beginner
Try-it-out at a discount – only $10 on Thurs, June 1 ONLY

Irene Mirci (B)
SATURDAYS
     
SPECIAL GUEST ARTIST MODERN DANCE MASTERCLASSES: RARE OPPORTUNITIES TO TAKE CLASS FROM EXCEPTIONAL GUEST ARTISTS 
10:30a-12:00p

No master classes are currently scheduled for Spring Quarter

What age & general level are these adult & teen classes for?

You are at the Adult & Teens class page. All these “adult classes” are mixed level and for adults and teens 13+, except where noted.

Looking for Kids Dance classes? Click here.

How do you register?

Download a PDF of the schedule here Download the Registration Form Here

There are two kinds of adult/teen classes: “drop-in” and “pre-registration required.”
DROP-IN classes for Spring 2017:  Modern on Monday, Modern on Tuesday, Modern Jazz Fusion, Hip Hop,  Movement Improvisation (select dates only).
         
You DO NOT need to register for these classes.
You may begin taking these “drop-in” classes at any time during a session and do not need to wait until a new quarter begins.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED classes for Spring 2017: Salsa Basics, Salsa Styling, Dips & Tricks, Ballet, Ballet Basics: Stretch & Strengthen, Belly Dance Basics, Musical Theater Dance, Modern Dance Basics, and all Kids Dance classes (Introduction to Ballet & Modern, Shake & Create, Modern for Kids, Ballet for Kids, Toddler Time).

These classes require you to pre-register by the deadline of Thursday, March 16 – drop-ins are only allowed if minimum pre-registration is met. You may pre-register by downloading the registration form here and sending it or bringing it to the studio by the registration deadlines for each class. Or you can register online (below) and emailing, mailing, or bringing the registration to the studio.  The studio is usually only open during class times or by appointment.

How much do the classes cost? When are registrations due?

Adult Drop-In Classes (Ages 13 – Adult)

Begin taking these classes at any time, come as often as you are able
Modern (Monday & Tuesday) •
 Modern Jazz Fusion  Hip Hop
 
Movement Improvisation
(select dates only)

$14 per class cash/check OR $15 per class credit card

 or use a
FLEX CARD”
5 class card: $60 cash/check OR $63 credit card
10 class card: $100 cash/check OR $105 credit card

Flex Cards expire 3 months from date of issue,
Non-refundable, non-transferrable

Not valid for Guest Artist Masterclasses or “pre-registration required” classes

 

Pre-Registration-Required Classes

10-week session, March 20 – May 27

$100 cash/check or $105 credit card
For late registrations turned in after March 16 – add $10

*If minimum registrations are met and class runs, drop-ins will be allowed at:
$14 cash/check or $15 credit card (no flex cards)

Salsa Basics  Beginners
Salsa Styling, Dips & Tricks  Intermediate/advanced
Ballet  
Advanced beginner/intermediate
Ballet Basics 1: Stretch & Strengthen – Wednesdays  Beginner level 1
Ballet Basics 2: Stretch & Strengthen – Thursdays  Beginner level 2, Advanced Beginner
Belly Dance Basics Beginner/Intermediate 
Musical Theater Dance  Advanced Beginner/Intermediate
Modern Dance Basics  Beginner/Advanced Beginner

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Thursday, March 16
Please register at least one week before the deadline

IMPORTANT: If minimum registration is not met by deadline, class will be cancelled.
Contact us immediately if you miss a deadline as space may still be available – late fees will apply. Payment is due with registration.  Registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable and may be used only for the quarter registered.

Payments with cash/check/credit card can be made at the studio during class times, Mon-Thurs eve and Saturday morning. Credit cards accepted over the phone (513) 591-1222 — if not answered please leave a message to be returned.  No refunds for missed classes by students.  Make-up classes for CDT cancelled classes (due to weather, instructor illness, etc.) – May 30 – June 3.

Payment may also be made with credit card and PayPal accounts here for adult/teen classes which require pre-registration.  After paying online, please email us at dance@cdt-dance.org with participant’s name if different from name on credit card.  New students must also turn in a registration form on or before the first class.


Choose Adult/Teen Classes

 

 

Download the Registration Form Here

Can’t afford to take as many classes as you would like?  
Volunteer work exchange may be available. Click here for information.

Need help?

Download a PDF of the schedule here Download the Registration Form Here

Contact dance@cdt-dance.org 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: ADVANCED BEGINNERS/INTERMEDIATE LEVEL (cancelled for Spring Quarter) – This class is for dance students who are already familiar with the basics of ballet class, including barre work and center combinations.   Classes will be designed and paced for students who have at least some familiarity with ballet class, and will be focused on advanced beginner and intermediate level technique.

GLENDA FIGUEIREDO began her training when she was three years old in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Her dance background is Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Traditional Brazilian dances and Contemporary dance, the last being her true passion. She has been dancing and teaching professionally for over 12 years. She has performed throughout Brazil, as well as in Argentina and Chile with a dance company from Rio de Janeiro.  She has been part of countless dance events (television shows and dance competitions) in Brazil with brilliant outcomes. In the US, Glenda was a dancer for Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey circus for 5 years, where she also had her aerial training and performed over 400 shows a year. After spending  time on the road, she went back to Brazil and got a degree in Education (Portuguese and English), but she was never far from dance. Together with her love and dedication for performing she has also managed to keep up a passion for teaching. Her goal as an instructor is to give her best to the students and bring out the best of them. Always intense, during her classes she looks for extra sources of creativity and energy. She is a kind woman and passionate artist ready to dance and live life to the fullest.

BALLET BASICS: STRETCH & STRENGTHENHave 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.  Wednesday’s level 1 class is slower paced and ideal for people with little or no dance experience, and Thursday’s level 2 will go a-little faster and is for those who have some dance experience and want to learn ballet at a slightly faster pace.  Both classes, though, are ideal for beginner ballet dancers who want a slower paced ballet class and want to ask questions and learn about ballet while getting a great stretching and strengthening workout.  

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 allison@cdt-dance.org

BELLY DANCE BASICS – These classes will teach the foundational steps common in many styles of Arab Dances all throughout Northern Africa and the Middle East. The dance course is taught in Classic Egyptian style, also known as Dance Oriental. Focus will be 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). Students will learn dance steps, examine Arab Folklore related to dance, and take a brief look at its origins and history.  A choreographed dance will be taught over the entire session.  Students should bring a scarf to tie around your hips to aid with body awareness. Pre-registration is required for this class.  

IRENE MIRCI is originally from Rome, Italy, but spent her youth in Australia. Her travels around the world as a tour leader have taken her as far as India, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen and all over Europe, but her real passion is for dance. In Italy, Irene was introduced to Belly Dance by American anthropologist Louise Melita, and she later continued her studies with two instructors from Egypt, Amal Khalifa and Saad Ismail, who passed on their deep knowledge of this ancient art in different ways. Amal Khalifa is a dancer and performer who interprets the Egyptian style with impeccable elegance, while Saad Ismail, highly esteemed with more than 40 years teaching experience, shares M. Reda’s style and a deep technical insight. Irene’s studies then continued with Maria Luisa Sales, who’s Belly Dance teaching techniques are strongly influenced by her background in Classic Indian Bharatanatyam and Classic Persian dance. Here in US Irene continued her studies with Niran al Ubaidi and Shakira al-Fanninah, and has attended workshops with Morocco, Karim Nagi,  Faten Munger, Hadia (Canada), just to name a few. Presently she is studies deeply embodied movement with Fanchon Shur. Irene teaches classes at the Contemporary Dance Theater in Cincinnati, Ohio.

HIP HOPBeginner and intermediate level Hip Hop with creative choreography set to the latest Hip Hop/R&B music.

STEVE IRWIN has been dancing and teaching professionally for over twenty-five 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, and is currently on staff at Cincinnati Ballet, Wyoming Center for the Arts, and CCM. Steve also offers private lessons and is available to choreograph for  individuals, musicals, and events such as flash mobs and weddings.  See Steve’s Facebook page here.  He is pleased to be teaching at CDT.

MODERN DANCE (See also Modern Jazz Fusion & Modern Basics)— A true rarity in the city: modern dance classes for adults and teens, several times 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:  COLLEEN BYRNE performed for four years with MamLuft&Co. Dance. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Dance from The University of Akron, where she was the recipient of multiple scholarship awards and studied Modern, Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, and dance composition. Colleen has performed stagings of David Parsons’ and Petipa works, as well as works by Hernando Cortez of Verb Ballets and Amy Querin of Fresno Dance Collective. She has also studied with Doug Varone and Dancers. Colleen has taught in Akron and Cleveland, Ohio, and teaches children with Webby Dance Company. As a student, Colleen’s choreography has been adjudicated at the American College Dance Festival; as a professional, she has presented work at The Area Choreographers Festival (Cincinnati, OH), The Moving Collective (Louisville, KY), and Dance Cincinnati 2011.  She is currently finishing her studies to be a physical therapist.

Tuesdays:  MICHELLE MORANO graduated with honors from Ohio University School of Dance.  She is a certified Pilates and Yoga teacher and has her own studio in the Kenwood area where she works with private clients.  Along with extensive performance experience, Michelle’s choreography has been seen in Cincinnati’s Fringe Festival, in collaborations with Moving Art Dance Company, and MamLuft&Co. Dance.

MODERN BASICS – If you are new to Modern Dance, or would like to take a more basic class, this is for you.  This class will be designed for an absolute beginner through advanced beginner level.  Learn and practice basic modern dance movement and concepts over this 10-week session.  The goal of this class is to give you a good overview of Modern dance at a slower pace, so that you will feel comfortable taking CDT’s other Modern Dance classes.  Pre-registration is required for this class & drop-ins will only be allowed if pre-registration minimum is met.

ALISSA STACHOWSKI holds a BA degree in Dance from The University of Akron, with an emphasis on ballet and modern dance. Before college, she grew up taking classes in tap, jazz, and acrobatics/gymnastics. She has taught dance and fitness classes to kids and adults, as well as worked at after school programs for children and teens.  Alissa is currently the Studio Manager and Volunteers Coordinator at CDT and she currently takes all of the modern dance classes at CDT. For questions about Modern Basics or any of the modern classes, please email alissa@cdt-dance.org.

COLLEEN BYRNE performed for four years with MamLuft&Co. Dance. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Dance from The University of Akron, where she was the recipient of multiple scholarship awards and studied Modern, Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, and dance composition. Colleen has performed stagings of David Parsons’ and Petipa works, as well as works by Hernando Cortez of Verb Ballets and Amy Querin of Fresno Dance Collective. She has also studied with Doug Varone and Dancers. Colleen has taught in Akron and Cleveland, Ohio, and teaches children with Webby Dance Company. As a student, Colleen’s choreography has been adjudicated at the American College Dance Festival; as a professional, she has presented work at The Area Choreographers Festival (Cincinnati, OH), The Moving Collective (Louisville, KY), and Dance Cincinnati 2011.  She is currently finishing her studies to be a physical therapist.

MODERN JAZZ FUSION — This class is designed as a unique mix of modern, ballet and jazz.  Barre work, center, across the floor sequences, polyrhythmic movements and improvisation will be part of the class routine.  Modern Jazz is a class to explore basic techniques in a different perspective.  It brings the best of dancing in its eclectic character.

GLENDA FIGUEIREDO began her training when she was three years old in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Her dance background is Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Traditional Brazilian dances and Contemporary dance, the last being her true passion. She has been dancing and teaching professionally for over 12 years. She has performed throughout Brazil, as well as in Argentina and Chile with a dance company from Rio de Janeiro.  She has been part of countless dance events (television shows and dance competitions) in Brazil with brilliant outcomes. In the US, Glenda was a dancer for Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey circus for 5 years, where she also had her aerial training and performed over 400 shows a year. After spending  time on the road, she went back to Brazil and got a degree in Education (Portuguese and English), but she was never far from dance. Together with her love and dedication for performing she has also managed to keep up a passion for teaching. Her goal as an instructor is to give her best to the students and bring out the best of them. Always intense, during her classes she looks for extra sources of creativity and energy. She is a kind woman and passionate artist ready to dance and live life to the fullest.

MOVEMENT IMPROVISATION — DATES & INSTRUCTORS FOR SPRING QUARTER TBA.  CLASS WILL MEET ON SELECT DATES ONLY.

In this class, students will explore improvisation as a practice in discovering new movement patterns and as a means of non-verbal compromise between movers, time, space, and music. Dancers will be challenged to heighten their physical awareness, as well as their relationship to other moving bodies. Class will include improvisational techniques for performance, exploration, and creating choreography, with guided warm ups and culminating movement jams. All movers are welcome!  This class will include both contact and non-contact improvisation.

The following instructors may teach for Spring quarter – check back later for instructor updates!

JUDITH MIKITA  holds an MFA from the University of Michigan, and a BA in theater and dance from Indiana University. She currently teaches at the University of Cincinnati / College Conservatory of Music and has served on the facul­ties of the University of Chicago, Columbia College Chicago, Indiana University, Northern Kentucky University and Antioch College, as guest artists at Wright State University and Miami University, and art­ist -in-residence at the University of Utah. Judith’s choreography has been presented na­tionally and internationally, including the American Dance Festival, the New York International Independent Film Festival, Biagiotti Art Gallery in Florence, Italy, and at Interlochen Center for the Arts. Locally her work can be seen regularly in CDT’s Area Choreographers Festival and Performance & Time Arts Series.  As a dancer, she worked with Martha Clarke (Pilobolus), Gus Solomons, Jr. (Merce Cunningham), Lucas Hoving (Jose Limon), Marni Thomas (Martha Graham), and Loretta Livingston (Bella Lewitzsky).  She danced in New York, Chicago and nationally with the profession­al companies of Shirley Mordine, Jan Erkert, and Bob Eisen. 

KATIE STANBERY received her BFA in Dance Performance from the Ohio State University.  She has performed with Meredith Monk, Bebe Miller, Susan Hadley, and Erin Carlisle Norton, among others, and locally with Susan Moser, Michelle Bump-Morano, Colleen McCarty, and Demetrius Klein.  Katie has previously taught Improvisation at CDT and she is currently teaching Pilates classes around town.

BILL DONNELLY has taught improvisation classes at Contemporary Dance Theater over the years.  Bill regularly performs in CDT’s Performance and Time Arts shows, as well as his own shows at the College Hill Town Hall.  During the day Bill works as a carpenter.

KARI OLSON (Substitute teacher) is an engineer and modern dancer. She trained at Case Western Reserve University and continued her studies at Contemporary Dance Theater, Tanze, De La Arts Center, and with Mam-Luft&Co Dance. Kari has choreographed for CDT’s Performance and Time Arts series and her PTA performing credits include works by Rachel James, Todd Juengling, and Shirley Maul and works created in collaboration with F. Keith Wahle and Kinesphere.

MUSICAL THEATER DANCE Learn routines set to the fun and catchy tunes from Broadway, featuring a wide variety of choreography set to songs from Broadway and movie musicals. Steve’s classes expand on jazz and ballet basics with dances that have character and personality. This class is for advanced beginners and intermediate dancers from any dance background.  Pre-registration is required for this class. 

STEVE IRWIN has been dancing and teaching professionally for over twenty-five 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,  and is currently on staff at Cincinnati Ballet, Wyoming Center for the Arts, and CCM. Steve also offers private lessons and is available to choreograph for  individuals, musicals, and events such as flash mobs and weddings. See Steve’s Facebook page here. He is pleased to be teaching at CDT.

SALSA BASICS and SALSA STYLING, DIPS & TRICKS (cancelled for Spring Quarter)  This quarter we will offer: Salsa Basics for those with little or no Salsa dance experience and Salsa Styling, Dips & Tricks for those who already know some basic Salsa steps and want to add some flair to their dancing.   No need to register with a partner, but it is recommended that students try to find a partner to take class and practice with. 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. In 2015 Amos performed with Global Water Dances-Cincinnati.  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.”


Contemporary Dance Theater is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

Can’t afford to take as many classes as you would like?  Volunteer work exchange may be available. See here for information.

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