Contemporary Dance Theater is devoted to bringing our nationally and internationally-renowned Guest Artists into the community. That’s why one of our favorite programs is a series of open masterclasses with these amazing guest artists. Intermediate & Advanced dancers are invited to take class with the talented and innovative artists we bring to the Aronoff Center.


Next Up:  The Seldoms, from Chicago, IL




Contemporary Dance Theater will present The Seldoms, on Jan 20 & 21, 2016 at 8:00pm at the Aronoff Center for the Arts. Carrie Hanson, Artistic Director of The Seldoms, will teach an open community modern dance master class at the CDT studios in College Hill on Saturday, January 21 at 10:30am.  Read more about The Seldoms and the Guest Artist Series here.

Carrie Hanson will teach 60 minutes of modern/contemporary dance technique, and the ensemble members of The Seldoms will teach 30 minutes of phrase work from “Power Goes”, which they are performing at the Aronoff that weekend.  The class is described as:

Complex Pathways, Simple Alignment, Vigorous Attention
“Contemporary technique classes with Carrie Hanson emphasize using the body’s weight to achieve momentum and distilling form through spatial clarity and activation. We cultivate an enhanced awareness and play in three-dimensional space, riding movement material that alternately generates and disrupts flow. The material is athletic and plays with inversion, moving often into and away from the floor. The class information is grounded in and described in clear anatomical principles; an elevated awareness of individual anatomy and spatial geography are goals for each class. Carrie’s influences include Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals, yoga, release-based techniques, and her own early training as an athlete.”

This class is open to adults and mature teens (ages 13 and up) at intermediate and advanced levels, though advanced beginners are also welcome.

Please register in advance here on our website, or at the front desk at CDT during class time in person or over the phone (513) 591-1222.  For questions: dance@cdt-dance.org

  Date   Saturday, January 21, 2016      
  Time   10:30AM-12:00PM    
  Location   Contemporary Dance Theater Studios
College Hill Town Hall
1805 Larch Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45224
  Level   Adults & Mature Teens (ages 13 & up)
Intermediate/Advanced level, but Advanced Beginners are also welcome


Advanced Registration
Register by Thursday before the class for this special discounted price
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Past Masterclasses

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Tiffany Mills Company – (NYC) – November 19, 2016

Pilobolus – (Washington Depot, CT) – April 23, 2016

Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company - (New York City) – January 23, 2016

Everett (Providence, Rhode Island) – November 7, 2015

Lucky Plush Productions(Chicago) – April 25, 2015

Paul Taylor Dance Company (New York City) – January 24, 2015

ZviDance (New York City) – November 1, 2014

David Roussève / REALITY (Los Angeles, CA) – March 22, 2014

Koresh Dance Company (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) – February 1, 2014

Doug Varone and Dancers (New York, New York) – November 2, 2013

Pilobolus (Washington Depot, Connecticut) – June 15, 2013

Philadanco (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) – March 23, 2013

ZviDance (New York, New York) – February 2, 2013

Everett (Providence, Rhode Island) – November 3, 2012