MASTER CLASSES WITH THOMAS SHOEMAKER
June 1-5, 2020
Mark your calendars for a special week of classes. Acclaimed instructor, Thomas Shoemaker, will teach daily classes in Ballet Technique, Pointe, and Variations. Advanced and High Intermediate Dancers.
Thomas Shoemaker was an acclaimed principal dancer with companies including the Atlanta Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Louisville Ballet, Augusta Ballet, and Charleston Ballet Theatre in a professional career that spanned 25 years. As a guest artist and choreographer, he has worked with numerous dance and theatre companies throughout the U.S. and abroad. He received a Masters of Fine Arts in Dance from Hollins University/American Dance Festival. Before joining the faculty of the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, Mr. Shoemaker taught and choreographed for the Vanderbilt University Dance Program and was Artistic Director of Vanderbilt Dance Theatre. He also served on faculty with Middle Tennessee State University Dance Program, Austin Peay State University Dance Program, Tennessee Governors School for the Arts Summer Program, and American Dance Festival.
Contemporary workshop with
June 1-5, 2020
Josh Schadl, an Atlanta native began training at an early age. At the age of 14 he began taking classes at the Atlanta Ballet under the direction of Armando Luna. Through a partnership between the Atlanta Ballet and Kennesaw State University.During his time at Kennesaw, Josh performed with the Atlanta Ballet, The Georgia Ballet, The Georgia Youth Ballet, and Ballet Mississippi and Tampa Bay Dance Theatre as well as winning two national titles at the American College Dance Festival with a performance at the Kennedy Center in May of 2012 and June of 2014. Josh, an alumnus of Kennesaw State University is a double major in Spanish and Dance. He also studied in Taipei, Taiwan at the National Taiwan University of the Arts. Josh has danced with Ballethnic Dance Company in East Point, GA where he made his debut as the Leopard in Ballethnic’s production of The Leopard Tale.
June 8-July 3, 2020
Summer Intensive Workshop
July 6-17, 2020
(These classes are designed for the Intermediate through advanced level dancers Ages 9 & Up)
July 6-17, 2020 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. (Lilburn Location) .Time subject to change due to social distancing protocols.
Thank you for your patience as we navigate this together.
(Early drop off and late pick up available- please inquire in office.)
The Lilburn and Grayson Schools of Ballet are pleased to announce our 22nd annual summer intensive workshop. These classes are designed for the beg/intermediate through advanced dancers.
The workshop offers daily training in ballet, pointe, partnering, modern, jazz, pilates, African, drama for dancers and more! All classes are taught by a distinguished faculty of dance professionals. Guest instructors include Kristy Nilsson (Houston Repertory Ballet), Mark Krieger (Louisville Ballet), , Ralph Jacques (Atlanta Ballet), Josh Schadle (Covington Regional Ballet), Beau Foister (The Georgia Ballet), Theresa Howard (Ballethnic), Amy Morrow (Parkview Drama), and many more still to be announced. Dancers will experience new choreography and dance styles in the late afternoon rehearsals. The program culminates in an exciting on stage performance at the end of the workshop.
Mark, a Virginia native, studied dance under Jefferson Baum at Grand Valley State University in Michigan. In 2004, Mark joined Ballet Tucson where he danced for two seasons before joining Columbia City Ballet. He spent the last five years with the Columbia City Ballet as a Principal Dancer. Mark has been a member of Louisville Ballet since 2012.
Houston Repertory Ballet
She was a Dance Honors Student at Houston’s High School for the Performing & Visual Arts and University of Oklahoma, before going on to perform with Charleston Ballet Theatre and Atlanta Ballet. Ms. Nilsson has choreographed more than 100 concert works (including 11 full-length/narrative ballets) which have been performed by 29 companies in 12 states in the U.S. & Canada, and has won choreographic recognition from Regional Dance America, the Southeastern Regional Ballet Association and Dance Canvas.
(THESE CLASSES ARE DESIGNED FOR DANCERS AGES 3-9)
3-5 Year Olds
June 1-5, 2020 (Grayson location)
June 8-12, 2020 (Lilburn location)
9 a.m. -12 noon- 3-5 Year Olds $168
Daily classes from 9 a.m. Daily Ballet technique class, modern, jazz, drama, stage crafts, and more. Please check with office for details!
July 6-17, 2020
T/Th 4:30-6:30 -3-5 Year Olds $79
Just when the summertime blahs hit, ballet saves the day! Don’t let your child miss out on the most comprehensive summer program yet! We will be offering classes in ballet, tap intro, and modern for students ages 3-5. The performance workshop will also offer professional instruction in drama, dress up, stage crafts, and many other fun activities. We will study a famous ballet, and the recreate the story through dance and mime. Students will be taught to express temselves through movement. All dancers will perform for parents at the conclusion of the workshop.
Our new expanded facility features state of the art studios for your budding ballerina!
This is a great opportunity for your child to really advance in their dance training and to have fun. Students receive over 8 hours of instruction in just two weeks. This is equivalent to two months worth of training for many young dancers. What an exciting, quality activity for your young children.
6-9 Year Olds
June 8-12, 2020-
M-F 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $272 (Lilburn)
July 6-17, 2020-
M/W/F 4:30-7:30- $172
We will be offering classes in ballet, jazz, and modern for students ages 6-9. The performance workshop will also be offering professional instruction in ballet history, nutrition, variations, drama, and stage crafts. We will study the famous ballet “Cinderella” and then recreate the story through dance and mime. Children will be taught to express themselves through movement.
This is a great opportunity for your child to really advance in her dance training. Students receive up to 35 hours of instruction! Students who attend the June workshop will have an in-studio demonstration at the end of the week. Those dancers attending the July workshop will have the opportunity to perform in a mini-performance onstage with the company dancers at the conclusion of the workshop. This is equivalent to 4 months worth of training for many young dancers. Most important, your child will have fun while learning a beautiful art form.