SPECIAL EVENTS

Modern 9 Week Session 

Thursday, July 5th – August 30th, 2018
7:30-8:30pm
Taught by Alyssa Darrow
$15 per class, Class Packages and Memberships Accepted

This will be an Advanced Beginner level Modern class geared towards students with movement and/or dance experience. Modern combines stretching and strengthening to lengthen a dancer’s muscles and body.  Extensive center warm-up and across floor material are taught.  Core strength is developed to facilitate execution of skills and following the skills of many styles of Modern.  Bare feet or “Dancer Paws” are recommended for class, or ballet slipper or jazz shoes. (To Register: Class is listed as a Drop-in Class on the Schedule, it is not listed under our Special Events tab).

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Need Some TLT? 

Technique, Leaps & Turns!
Wednesday, July 11th, 18th, 25th
August 8th, 15th, 22nd (No class 8/1)
8:00-9:00pm

Taught by Timmy Goodman 
$15 per class, Class Packages and Memberships Accepted

Everybody needs a little TLT! This class will be an Advanced Beginner/Intermediate level dance Technique, Leaps and Turns class. Timmy will cover a variety of  leaps, turns for ballet and jazz. Please wear comfortable clothing and you’re choice of footwear (barefoot, dance paws, ballet slippers, jazz shoes-we suggest brining options). (To Register: Class is listed as a Drop-in Class on the Schedule, it is not listed under our Special Events tab).

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Ballet Master Class with Danielle Lydia Sheather

Wednesday, August 1st 
7:00-9:00pm
Intermediate Ballet
Taught by Danielle Lydia Sheather

$40

Danielle’s ballet class is an eclectic mix of classical line with contemporary ballet. Focus on the foundation of both épaulement and head placement are emphasized along with attention to the refinement of technique as a means to increase artistry and performance quality. The use of opposing means of lengthening are explored throughout the barre along with a more contemporary understanding of individual alignment. Imagery is heavily utilized so that students are able to connect to the child-like wonderment they once had in ballet class.

DANIELLE LYDIA SHEATHER (www.daniellelydiasheather.com), Canadian born dancer, choreographer, artist, and educator, considers herself a life-long learner and has trained with the Paul Taylor Winter Intensive, Limón Spring Studies Program, Horton Pedagogy Workshop, Off Jazz Stage d’été, and in Australia at the One Body One Career Countertechnique Intensive. She has performed both nationally and internationally in various settings from commercial to concert dance on both television and stage including national commercials for Busch Gardens Williamsburg and the International Dance Festival at the Duke on Broadway.

Her choreography has been showcased at various venues including Baryshnikov Arts Center, Stevie Eller Dance Theater, and at Le Regard du Cygne in Paris, France. Her creative works are an artistic expression of human consciousness through the medium of physical exploration and she has enjoyed successful collaborations with other artists including harpist Rachel Knight and visual artist Ruben Ramirez.

As scholar, she is interested in exploring the neuromuscular/psychosomatic connections that exist between the mind and body in order to develop sound anatomical alignment, longevity, and injury prevention techniques. She is also deeply passionate about continuing the legacy of choreographers both past and present and has an active research agenda in Dance Documentation and Preservation which has led her to present research on the subject at the National Dance Education Organization Conference.

Danielle has previously served as Guest Artist and Instructor at East Carolina University. She received her MFA from the University of Arizona as a University Fellow and was awarded the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant for the College of Fine Arts. During her studies, she was invited to teach in Mexico and received funding, including the Medici Scholarship, to study in Nice, France. She is delighted to return to her alma matter serving as Clinical Assistant Professor of Dance. In 2003, Danielle received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Honors College with a BFA in Dance and BA in Psychology.

Class limited to 20 people!

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Broadway Connection Master Class: Tap

Sunday, August 12th  
9:00-11:00am
Taught by Broadway Connection Teacher, Michelle West 
$40

This class will be an Intermediate/Advanced level Tap Class taught by Broadway Connection Teacher, Michelle West who is currently performing in the National Tour of the musical “Aladdin. ” a 1hr 45min class (warm-up, technique work, and choreography) followed by a 15 minute question and answer session.

Michelle West is thrilled to be back teaching with Broadway Connection! Michelle was born in Philadelphia, PA, raised in Middletown, DE and resides in Brooklyn, New York. Michelle is currently on Tour with Disney’s Broadway Hit Musical Aladdin. Other Credits Include: West Side Story (Carnegie Hall). National Tours: Memphis the Musical, Jim Henson’s Sid the Science Kid Live. Regional: The Prom (Alliance Stage), Legally Blonde, Hello, Dolly! (Sacramento Music Circus), The Wizard of Oz (Walnut Street Theatre), West Side Story (Asolo Repertory Theater), Flash of Time! (The Kimmel Center) Michelle graduated with a BFA from Temple University. “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” –Maya Angelou

 

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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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SAVE THE DATE!
Broadway Connection Master Class: “Hamilton”

We are currently booking a master class with Broadway Connection Teacher and Star of “Hamilton.” We have reserved to have an instructor come on either Sunday, December 2nd or 9th. We will have date and teacher secured 4-5 weeks prior. Keep checking back, this one will sell out quickly!

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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

Contemporary Flow
Leanne Rinelli
Monday, July 6th 2018

Pilates & Technique
Jamie Stodds
July 5, 2018

Tap Through the Ages
Rachel Repinz
Thursday June 212t & 28th, 2018

Musical Theater 4 Week Session
Timmy Goodman
Wednesday, June 6-27th, 2018

Modern Master Class
Kerry Ring
June 15, 2018

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