The six-week Summer Sessions' courses culminate in two fully produced performances in the HSSB Ballet Studio Theater. All Summer Sessions' dance students participate in this concert, performing technique demonstrations as well as new works choreographed by faculty and guest artists. The program is about ninety minutes in length and includes a variety of dance styles including ballet, modern dance and jazz. This concert provides a unique opportunity for both beginner and advanced level students to work together and offers a greater understanding of the art form of dance through the dynamics of performance.
Summer 2017 Dance Courses
Advanced Modern III - Dance 156S
Nancy Colahan, Senior Lecturer
This is a technique-based course suited to dance majors or dedicated non-major dancers. Daily class incorporates a strong, fairly quick warm-up and material is created in class that ultimately is shaped and refined as a new dance - performed with lighting design and costumes during the last week of class.
Advanced Ballet III Dance 147S
Valerie Huston, Senior Lecturer
This class offers an intensive study of the classical ballet form including barre and center practice. Advanced level class material with an emphasis on artistry, musicality and powerful allegro work.
Summer Jazz Dance 60
This class is a fun introduction to basic jazz technique, steps and combinations. Jazz styles, historical to contemporary, will be explored,with guest artists in hop-hop and related styles. Course will culminate with a performance of choreography learned in class: a fast, high energy synthesis of jazz dance styles.