Ballet in Cleveland and New York City Dance Company Ballets with a Twist Hold Master Class at PlayhouseSquare's Gund Dance Studio

August 27, 2013 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Put on your dancing shoes, Cleveland. In celebration of its debut at the Ohio Theatre, New York City's Ballets with a Twist will hold master classes for young dancers on Sunday, September 15th at PlayhouseSquare's Gund Dance Studio (1375 Euclid Avenue). The classes, sponsored by Ballet in Cleveland, will be led by company soloist Dorothea Garland.

The schedule is as follows:

  • Dancers ages 13 and above: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Dancers ages 6 to 12: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

  • Children ages 6 to 12 should have some background in classical ballet. Dancers ages 13 and above should demonstrate an advanced beginning to intermediate level of ballet training.

    Participants will enjoy an engaging classroom experience designed to deepen understanding and strengthen execution of classical ballet technique. At the end of each session, students will receive commemorative photos autographed by company members.

    New York City's Ballets with a Twist is taking the states by storm with its glamorous mix of critically-acclaimed choreography, original music, and exquisite costume design. Under the direction of celebrated dance-maker Marilyn Klaus, the company is inventing a new genre of artistic entertainment, serving up classical ballet with an irreverent pop sensibility. In the words of The Huffington Post, "Klaus blasts the boundaries between high art and entertainment. We've seen the future of dance, and it is fun!"

    Ballet in Cleveland is a nonprofit organization committed to bringing professional classical ballet performances and events to Cleveland. With a mission to revitalize the presence of classical ballet in Cleveland, Ohio, the organization presents performances by the highest quality professional ballet companies while promoting the art through ballet-centered programming and events that not only foster interest, but also educate and entertain the community. Ballet in Cleveland highlights the importance, relevance, and entertaining artistry of professional classical ballet in the region.

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    Ballets with a Twist will make its Cleveland debut with a performance of its signature show, Cocktail Hour, at PlayhouseSquare's Ohio Theatre on Thursday, September 19th at 8 pm.

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