Summer Class Schedule
June 19 – Aug 11
In conjunction with the Green Box Arts Festival, Colorado College will be the site of a full-day dance clinic featuring Ballet, Modern and Repertory master classes including a Q&A.
For more information: CLICK HERE!
For Registration: Visit Greenboxarts.org
Wonderous Wizards & Beautiful Beasts
ages 6-11 years old
June 26-28, 12:30-3:30 OR July 17-19, 12:30-3:30
Teacher: Rochelle Westfall
Come explore magical movement that will engage body and mind, even if you are a No-Maj! Climb inside Newt’s suitcase where all the creatures of the wizarding world are waiting for YOU!
ages 3-6 years old
June 19-21, 9:30am-11:30am OR July 24-26, 9:30am-11:30am
Teacher: Rochelle Westfall
How far will you go? The only way to know is to set sail with us and test the boundaries during our ‘Moana’ themed dance camp! We know you will love dancing the hula with us, and what can we say, except-you’re welcome!
Math & Movement
ages 8-12 years old
July 10-12, 10am-12pm, 3 day camp
Teacher: David Foster
Math and dance. Do they really go together? Absolutely! Make sure your math skills stay on point this summer as we dance over fractions and pirouette on decimals! It will not matter if you are left or right brain dominant; you’ll enjoy learning math through dance, and dance through math!
Hip Hop and b-boy, b-girl Dance Camp
ages 6-14 years old
July 11-13, 4-6pm, 3 day camp
Teachers: Kemy Rodriguez and guest from Soul Mechanics Krew!
Combining these 2 athletic dance forms, dancers will explore their own creative style!
Proto-Company Life for the Aspiring Professional
1 week intensive, Ages 12-adult, intermediate-advanced level
July 10 – 14, Mon-Fri, 10am-3pm
Teacher: Ormao Alumni, Alex Betka; BFA Cornish School of the Arts, MFA NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Sampling the obligations of a dance company life, 5 hours daily include:
1) Company class, ballet/contemporary
2) Seminar/mentorship, everything from brown bag Q+A to pre/post performance somatic strategies to movement research practices such as How to Dance Forever!
3) Rehearsal, where either an existing work is reset, a new work by the choreographer is made, or a new work generated by the ensemble is made.
The goal is to expose dancers to a company paradigm, to note the differences between Hubbard Street rep-company, Pascal Rioult single-choreographer, Gallim Dance Company where the ensemble-as-creators generates the choreography.
Intensive culminates in a final day open house to observe company class, a brown bag Q+A for parents and friends and an open rehearsal/showing.
Workshop Fee: $350 Link to your $10 reservation, please scroll to find your Workshop!
Acting for Dancers
1 week intensive, ages 8-adult, ALL LEVELS WELCOME!
July 24-28, Mon-Fri, 12-3pm
Teacher: Prentiss Benjamin
As dancers, we use our bodies to communicate. But sometimes, we get hung up on looking perfect and doing the “right” steps. We are also often taught to remain silent. In this class, we will use principles of drama to play with all facets of expression, including things silly, outrageous, ugly, and ridiculous. Using a variety of techniques including theatre games, improvisation, and scene building, we will work on storytelling, freeing our bodies and voices, enhancing group cohesion, and building character. In the latter part of the workshop, we will use these skills to create, cast, rehearse, and perform an original fairy tale. Throughout the week, we will consider how this freedom of expression can make us better dancers.
Workshop fee: $175 Link to your $10 reservation, please scroll to find your Workshop!)
2 week Intensive, ages 12-adult, intermediate-advanced level
July 31-Aug 11, Mon-Fri, 12-3pm
Teacher: Patrizia Herminjard, Associate Professor Colorado College
An annual FAVORITE at Ormao Studio! In an intensive studio setting, students will have the opportunity to explore their own creative ideas and inspirations for building a dance. An extremely unique workshop experience for aspiring choreographers, typically only offered in college level coursework!
Workshop fee: $350 Link to your $10 reservation, please scroll to find your Workshop!
*Includes costume rental and studio performance Fri, Aug 11.