SPECIAL EVENTS

Modern with Kerry Ring

Tuesday, June 5th
7:30-9pm
Taught by Kerry Ring 
$30 
$25 for students with an Unlimited Membership. Please register at the studio to redeem discount.

This class welcomes dancers of all levels to participate in the full arc of an intermediate modern dance technique class.  Floor, standing, and improvisational work will prepare dancers to fully move through space with a range of dynamics and creative approaches.  This modern class will provide an opportunity for dancers to make connections to the basic elements that define inspired dancing in any style.

Kerry Ring, Clinical Assistant Professor of Dance at SUNY at Buffalo (UB), earned her BFA from University of New Mexico and her MFA from Mills College.  Kerry directs and choreographs for the UB Zodiaque Dance Company. She has performed with the Nevada Dance Theatre, Delta Festival Ballet, the Santa Fe Opera, Bill Evans Dance Company, and Molissa Fenley and Dancers. She is “core ballet faculty” for Dance Masters of America, is certified in Kriya Yoga and Ultra Barre, and is a frequent contributor to Dance Studio Life. 

Kerry has been selected to present a class at the American College Dance Festival in Washington, DC this June, as Zodiaque has been selected to perform at the Kennedy Center as part of the National Festival.

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Musical Theatre 4 Week Session 

Wednesday, June 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
8:00-9:00pm
Taught by Timmy Goodman 
$15 per class, Class Packages and Memberships Accepted

This will be an Advanced Beginner and up level Musical Theatre Dance class focusing on performance quality and choreography taught by Timmy Goodman. We recommend attending all 4 classes in the session as material will be carried over from week to week. Class is appropriate for students with movement basics (any prior dance experience, including performance experience/show choreography). Class will include a basic Jazz dance warm-up, Jazz walks across the floor from the vaudeville era with a focus on character development, and a combination in class Broadway style Jazz/Musical Theatre which will be built on from weeks 1 through 4.

If you are an experienced dancer looking to fine tune your Jazz technique we recommend attending Timmy’s Advanced Beginner/Intermediate level Jazz class from 7-8pm as well!

Please wear comfortable clothing and jazz (slippers/sneakers) or ballet slipper to class.

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Jazz with Tom Ralabate

Tuesday, August 14th
7:30-9pm
Taught by Tom Ralabate
$40
$30 for students with an Unlimited Membership. Please register at the studio to redeem discount.

All that Jas, Jass, Jazz with Tom Ralabate. A fun, rhythmic, non-stress dance class blending traditional, theatrical, and contemporary jazz dance styles. Experience the joy of “All that Jazz!”

TOM RALABATE is Professor and Immediate Past Chair of the Department of Theatre & Dance at University at Buffalo (UB). A past Artistic Director of UB’s Zodiaque Dance Company, he has taught for all major dance organizations throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. A former United States and North American Latin Ballroom Dance Champion, he was the American representative with his sister Kip Ralabate, to the World Latin Dance Championships. Tom is currently the National Chair of Education Strategy for Dance Masters of America Inc. (DMA), and has contributed to revisions of both DMA’s Jazz Exam and Jazz Dance Manual. Honored for his contributions to dance by raising national dance standards, Tom is the third recipient of the prestigious Ivy Hall Foundation Award, first awarded to Gene Kelly and presented by DMA. The founder of DMA’s Student Honors Intensive Program (SHIP), DMA has established an educational scholarship in the name of Thomas Ralabate. In 2007, Dance Teacher Magazine honored Tom at their annual summer conference in New York City, for distinguishing himself as an outstanding educator in higher education. Other professional awards include: Artistic Achievement Award presented by CNADM; the Jazz Dance World Congress Angel Award; the first recipient of the College of Arts & Sciences Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Area of Arts at UB, and a SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Scholarship and Creative Activities. In 2009, he was awarded DMA’s Member of the Year, and in 2013, the Dance Teachers’ Club of Boston honored him with the Honorary Lifetime Membership Award. In 2016, he was the recipient of the DMA President’s Award and at UB he was presented with The Julian Park Award, the highest honor awarded by the College of Arts and Sciences, UB Dean.

Tom Ralabate
ralabate@buffalo.edu.

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We’re busy booking guest instructors for the summer! Please check back regularly and LIKE our FB page for announcements!

Past Special Events

Broadway Connection Tap Master Class “Something Rotten”
Broadway Connection Teacher and star of Something Rotten, Kate Bailey
March 11, 2018

Ballet Master Class
Danielle Lydia Sheather
November 12, 2017

Ballroom/Social Dance Workshop
Phyllis “Kippy” Ralabate
Sept-Oct 2017

Ballet Technique, Turns & Leaps Workshop
LauRen Alaimo
June-July 2017

Ballet + Modern Master Class
Kerry Ring
June 7, 2017

Broadway Connection Musical Theatre Master Class “Cabaret”
Broadway Connection Teacher and star of Cabaret, Sarah Bishop
April 30, 2017

Broadway Connection Tap Master Class “42nd Street”
Broadway Connection Teacher and Star of 4nd Street, Mallory Nolting
January 22, 2017

LehrerDance Master Class
Jon Lehrer
July 26, 2016

Musical Theatre Master Class
Michael Peter Deeb
June 21, 2016

Modern Master Class
Kerry Ring
June 8, 2016

Luigi Style: Lurhythmic Textures Master Class
Tom Ralabate
March 20, 2016

Modern/Contemporary Master Class
Ellen Stokes Shadle
November 28, 2015

Classic/Contemporary Jazz Fusion Master Class
Tom Ralabate
August 12, 2015

Phrase Work Master Class
Leanne Rinelli
July 8, 2015

Belly Dance with Faaria Workshop
Faaria Lynch
June 22, 2015

Contemporary Technique Master Class
Leanne Rinelli
June 17, 2015

Broadway Connection Jazz Master Class “Chicago”
February 22, 2015

LehrerDance Master Class
Jon Lehrer
October 26, 2014

A Chorus Line Master Class – “I Hope I Get It”
LauRen Alaimo
September 28, 2014

A Chorus Line Master Class – “One”
LauRen Alaimo
September 21, 2014

Tap Dance Time Step Master Class
Amanda Watson
August 3, 2014

LehrerDance Master Class
Jon Lehrer
July 13, 2014