Master the Music / Pointe Shoe Pointers

Linda Gelinas

Linda Gelinas is a teacher at Juilliard and Steps on Broadway.  She danced at the Metropolitan Opera Ballet and the Eglevsky Ballet under Edward Villella.  The all-American teacher, you will love the joy in Linda's class.

Steven Mitchell

Steven's music has been heard around the world. He is affiliated with most ballet academies in New York City. and is the rehearsal pianist for the Metropolitan Opera ballet.  Come dance to his music LIVE and experience the art of dancing with music.

Mary Carpenter

Mary is a pointe shoe expert and professional fitter for Chacott by  Freed of London.  In January of 2015 she started her own Youtube channel  with advice for getting the most out of your pointe shoes -  Welcome to DancewithmaryNYC:


Master  the Music / Pointe Shoe Pointers is coming to four cities in the  Northeast:  Naussau County, South Shore/Cape Cod, Harrisburg, PA and  Washington DC.

Take ballet with teacher Linda Gelinas and pianist Steven Mitchell and learn from the masters what you should know when dancing to live music.  Steven says "steps have sounds".  It's the responsibility of the teacher to create the steps and know what he or she wants the step to look/sound like.  The pianist has the responsibility of finding the exact music to enhance the choice of the teacher.  Lastly, the student  has to enact the step with the sound.  The student has to learn to be aware of the sound they are moving to.

You will not find a workshop like this anywhere!  Those students going to professional summer schools will gain important knowledge to working with a live musician.

Teachers are welcome to watch this class (please register)

In addition, Pointe shoe expert Mary Carpenter will offer a pointe shoe demonstration for two different levels - dancers with 2 years of pointe or more, and dancers who are new to pointe.  (Mary will not attend the Central PA workshop)

Parents are welcome to watch, learn, and ask questions (please register).

Students should be between the ages of 10 and 18.  Black leotard, pink tights.  Bring pointe shoes. 

Click on the link to register or call Steven at 917-656-529



March 4, 2018 / 10am to 4pm

Nassau County, Long Island

Eglevsky Ballet

700 Hicksville Rd

Bethpage, NY 11714

(516) 746-1115

March 11, 2018 / 10am to 4pm

South Shore / Cape Cod

South Shore Ballet Theatre

24 Rockland St

Hanover, MA 02339

(781) 312-7224

March 18, 2018 / 11am to 2:30 pm (Linda and Steven only)

Central Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Regional Ballet

211 N Enola Dr

Enola, PA 17025

(717) 732-2172

March 25, 2018 / 10am to 4pm

Washington, DC

Dance Loft on 14

4618 14th St NW

Washington, DC 20011