Verb Ballets Master Class Workshop June 28, 2015

Verb Ballets is excited to offer a Masterclass Workshop on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at PlayhouseSquare in Cleveland. This afternoon program includes classes in ballet, jazz and contemporary dance. Classes will be taught by professionals Eric Carvill (former dancer with Ohio Ballet and guest in national companies), Dani Betchel Morrison (former Rockette) and Stephaen Hood (Verb Ballets dancer). These classes are recommended for all students ages 12+ and are open to all dancers who would like to attend from local studios, colleges or community. Cost is $65 and includes lunch and snacks. Pre-registration required.

Contact Stephanie Krise, Coordinator of Education & Outreach at email for more information or scholarship information.

Class Schedule

Classical Ballet
Eric Carvill
11:00-12:30 pm
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.
Contemporary
Stephaen Hood of Verb Ballets
3:00-4:30 pm
Explore elements of contemporary dance, the unique ways in which the body expresses techniques and focus on movement from the inside out. The class will consist of a warm-up followed by exercises that emphasize extension, release, weight, momentum, and force, culminating in long movement phrases and playful exploration of movement.
Jazz
Dani Betchel Morrison
1:15-2:45 pm
This class will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and patterns.

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Eric Carvill began his dance training as a boy at local studios in Northeastern Ohio. As his involvement and love for ballet grew, he pursued his studies and was awarded scholarships to Chautauqua Institution and School of American Ballet while also being offered opportunities and additional scholarships at other national level programs.  He began his professional and freelance careers at the age of 17, and was contracted with Ohio Ballet at the age of 18.  He has guested in many classical roles on countless stages across the country in cities such as Honolulu, Long Beach, Santa Fe, Minneapolis, Charleston, Miami and Buffalo. His teaching and choreographic opportunities include convention classes for Dance Masters of America, master classes at Punahou School and other private institutions, privately coaching award winning students as they prepare for Youth American Grand Prix, as well as several commissioned works for regional companies and the City of Akron. Eric is very excited to deepen his commitment to Northeast Ohio's young talent through his work at the Hudson Conservatory of Ballet. He continues to expand his knowledge while he shares and teaches the next generation of performers.
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Stephaen Hood is a graduate of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia with a B.F.A. in Ballet Performance. He has been studying dance and has trained at numerous ballet institutions such at Mid Atlantic Youth Ballet, Rock School For Dance Education, and the University of The Arts in PA as a Ballet Major. He has also trained in a vast amount of studies such as Horton, Balanchine, Foresyth and jazz dance. He was a principal dancer for the Mid Atlantic Youth Ballet Company and company member for Ballet-Fleming as well as participating as a guest artist in various companies such as Poetic Expression Dance Company and Carbon Dance Theater. He has also performed Lead roles in ballets such as Coppelia, La Bayadere, and the Nutcracker. He is happy to have embarked on this journey with Verb Ballets and is excited to expand his mind as an artist. Stephaen joined Verb Ballet in 2014.
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Dani Betchel Morrison has been training in and instructing various forms of dance including all levels of Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Lyrical, Pointe, Musical Theater, Modern, Hip Hop, and Tumbling across the nation for over twenty years. Dani has been fortunate enough to be a part of the legendary, world renowned “Radio City Rockettes” for the last 8 years. She has traveled around the world performing with the Rockettes; was most recently featured on multiple episodes of “America’s Got Talent”, “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”, NBC’s the “Today Show” and “Rockefeller Center’s Christmas Tree Lighting”; as well as other numerous big events such as multiple television and radio appearances, televised specials, and live performances. She has also trained and performed with dance companies in New York City and around the country as well as competing regionally, nationally and internationally receiving numerous awards. In addition to dance and performing, Dani has also walked in New York City’s Fashion Week with multiple designers. She also is a certified Personal Trainer, certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist, and certified in numerous fitness genres such as Power Yoga, Turbo Kick, Hip Hop Hustle, PiYo Strength, and Zumba.
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About Verb Ballets
Verb Ballets ignites audience passion and participation in contemporary dance. Under the leadership of Director, Dr. Margaret Carlson and Richard Dickinson, MFA, Associate Director, Verb Ballets strives to support and foster emerging talent, to present excellence in contemporary choreographers, and to revive and honor modern dance classics.