Verb Ballets Dance Intensive August 27, 2016

Verb Ballets is excited to offer an Intensive on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Verb Ballets Studio in Shaker Heights. This dance intensive includes classes in ballet, pointe and Spanish Dance. These classes are recommended for all students ages 10+ and are open to all dancers who would like to attend from local studios, colleges or community. Cost is $55 for the full day dance intensive or $20 per class. Pre-registration required.
Contact Desmond Davis, Coordinator of Education & Outreach at email or 216-397-3757 for more information.

Intensive Schedule with Dance Professionals

Classical Ballet 10:00-11:30 am
The class will work on grace, precision of movement and elaborate formal gestures, steps and poses. Coordination, strength, flexibility, rhythm and musicality are all emphasized. Emphasis is on correct body placement and developing a love of dance.

Pointe Technique 11:45-12:45 pm
This class is designed for students with previous ballet training. Students will utilize previously learned ballet technique while working in pointe shoes. Class includes barre exercises, center floor work and across the floor combinations. These exercises focus on strengthening the feet and ankles.
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Pamela Pribisco was a principal dancer with the Cleveland Ballet for ten years. She served as Ballet Mistress for the Cleveland Ballet, American Ballroom Theater, and Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, for which she choreographed and staged numerous pieces in their repertoire. Pribisco has been Company Teacher for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Company Teacher and Ballet Mistress for Complexions Contemporary Ballet. She has choreographed original productions of Peter Pan and Peter and the Wolf for young audiences and has written articles for Pointe Magazine advising young dancers on their careers. She teaches annually at The School at Jacob's Pillow and guest teaches nationally.

Lunch Break 12:45-1:15pm (Pack a lunch)

Spanish Dance 1:15-2:30 pm
This class will focus on learning elements of Spanish dance including Flamenco, Regional, Classical, and Escuela Bolera styles. Emphasis on technique which includes compas, footwork, palmas, upper body and arms. Character shoes or jazz shoes suggested and skirts encouraged but not required.
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Saundra Bohl studied ballet at the Ballet Arts of Carnegie Hall and the Metropolitan Company in New York. She has studied Spanish dance at Fairmount Center, Chicago, New York and Miami with Libby Lubinger, Ilisa Rosal, Jose Greco, Nana Lorca, Maria Alba and Paco Alonso. Ms. Bohl has a BA in Math and Music from Oberlin College and Masters in Education from John Carroll University.

Verb Ballets

Verb Ballets, a contemporary ballet company, presents dynamic programming through bold artistry, unique styles and technical excellence that captivates a broad audience. Under the direction of Dr. Margaret Carlson, Producing Artistic Director and Richard Dickinson, MFA, Associate Director, the company will present a season that ignites passion in the energy, beauty and athleticism of dance.

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