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'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 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: http://youtu.be/SI9cfQc-dJo
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