JUN 09Amansu Eason - African Dance for Everyone!
Amansu Eason - African Dance for Everyone! ($35) June 9 (12:30‐2:30pm) Studio B
Mr. Eason began studying ballet, jazz, tap, and modern at Emerson School for the Visual and Performing Arts and minored
in dance at Bowling Green. Fusing the disciplines he learned with extensive training in Afro‐Caribbean movements and
rhythms, Eason has taught African and hip‐hop throughout northwest Indiana, Ohio and Chicago. He has performed all over the U.S.,
Mexico and Brazil and is currently a principal dancer with Muntu African Dance Theatre of Chicago. (Age 8 and up)
JUN 18Ballet with Pointe Technique Workshop
June 18 to June 23
Ballet with Pointe Technique Workshop ($225) June 18‐23, M‐S (12:30‐3:30 pm) Studio B
Instructor: Sarah Ford Thompson
This workshop is for dancers who want to strengthen their pointe technique or are new on pointe. The workshop will include a full
length ballet class, pointe technique class, and instruction on the care of your feet and pointe shoes. The history of the pointe shoe
will be discussed as well as a review of ballet terminology.
JUN 21Master Classes with Joel Hall‐ Chicago's own Jazz Dance Legend!
June 21 to June 23
Master Classes with Joel Hall‐ Chicago’s own Jazz Dance Legend! ($120) June 21‐23, Th‐S (4:00‐7:00pm) Studio B
Joel Hall began his dancing career in 1968 under the tutelage of Ed Parrish, and the following year, he moved to New York
City, where he studied under Denise Jefferson. In 1974, Hall and Joseph Ehrenberg co‐founded the Chicago City Theatre
Company, which later became the Joel Hall Dance Center. Hall now serves as the artistic director and principal
choreographer for the Joel Hall Dancers, and director and chief instructor of the training studio. He has taught at Wayne State
University, New York State University, Northern Illinois University, and Western Michigan University. He has also taught
internationally, conducting classes in Liverpool, Glasgow, Inverness, Kirkcaldy, Belfast, and the United Kingdom. (HPSD Level IV and
up). Limited Enrollment.
JUN 25Young Choreographers Workshop
June 25 to June 30
Young Choreographers Workshop ($225) June 25‐30, M‐S (12:30‐3:30pm) Studio B
(Class and Showing on Saturday June 30, 12:30‐3:30pm)
Instructor: Sarah Ford Thompson or August Tye
This workshop is for students in Ballet level IV and higher or Modern level II and higher who are interested in learning the art of
creating their own dances. Students will be guided thru exercises that teach the craft of choreography. The class is suitable for
students who have some experience in creating dance and students who have no experience. Daily exercises will be geared to the
individual student’s level.
JUN 28Master Classes with Teanna Zarro - En Pointe!
June 28 to June 30
Master Classes with Teanna Zarro – En Pointe! ($120) June 28–30, Th‐S (4:00‐7:00pm) Studio B
Classical Ballet Pointe and Variations, Intermediate thru Advanced pointe experience required.
Teanna Zarro trained with Meredith Baylis, The Pennsylvania Ballet School, and The Joffrey Ballet School. In 1999, Ms.
Zarro was invited to join The Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, under the direction of Gerald Arpino. Currently, Teanna is enjoying
a career as freelance artist, and has performed principal roles in Canada, China, Panama and The United States. She also danced as a
lead dancer with Ballet New York, The Los Angeles Ballet, Civic Ballet of Chicago, The San Diego Opera, and The Lyric Opera. Principal
roles include: Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty, The Sugarplum Fairy in The Nutcracker, Medora in Le Corsaire, Swanilda in Coppelia,
Sylvia in Sylvia and Juliet in Romeo and Juliet. (HPSD Level V and up). Limited Enrollment.
JUL 09Ice Pointe Performance Workshop
July 9 to July 14
Ice Pointe Performance Workshop ($225) July 9‐14, M‐S (12:30‐3:30pm) Studio B
(Class and Showing on Saturday, July 14, 12:30‐3:30pm)
Instructors: August Tye and/or Aimee Tye
In preparation for HPSD’s 20th Anniversary we are restaging the ballet Ice Pointe, choreographed by August Tye to the music of
Vivaldi. In June of 2013 will present this work at HPSD’s Gala Event En Avant accompanied by live musicians. This is a chance for
dancers to learn and perform the choreography. Dancers will need to audition in 2013 to be part of En Avant. (Ballet IV‐VI.)
JUL 12Master Classes with Peff Modelski - Turns and Jumps Oh My!
July 12 to July 14
Master Classes with Peff Modelski – Turns and Jumps Oh My! ($120) July 12‐14, Th‐S (4:00‐7:00pm) Studio B
A classical ballet workshop focusing on ways of improving turns and jumps. Mme. Modelski accomplished her early training
with Margaret Craske and then went on to the High School of Performing Arts, School of American Ballet, American Ballet
Theatre School, Harkness Ballet, Nanette Charisse, David Howard and Willi Burmann. Her extensive performance career
included classic ballet (Metropolitan Opera Ballet Company, American Ballet Theatre) on Broadway (Fiddler on the Roof.) For many
years she taught at the High School of Performing Arts in New York City. (HPSD Level IV and up) Limited Enrollment.
JUL 16Dolz Performance Workshop
July 16 to July 21
Dolz Performance Workshop ($225) July 16‐21, M‐S (12:30‐3:30pm) Studio B
(Class and Showing on Saturday, July 21, 12:30‐3:30pm)
Instructors: August Tye and /or Aimee Tye
In preparation for HPSD’s 20th Anniversary Season we are restaging the ballet Dolz, choreographed by August Tye to the music of
Twink. This contemporary work combines ballet and jazz movement in a fun and poignant look at modern day toys. In June of 2013,
HPSD will present this work at HPSD’s Gala Event En Avant. This is a chance for dancers to learn and perform the choreography.
Dancers will need to audition in 2013 to be part of En Avant. (Ballet III‐V)
JUL 19Master Classes with Ray Mercer - Broadway Bound!
July 19 to July 21
Master Classes with Ray Mercer – Broadway Bound! ($120) July 19‐21, Th‐S (4:00‐7:00pm) Studio B
Join Ray Mercer of the current Broadway cast of The Lion King. Learn about his time on Broadway and experience the
rehearsal process expected in the professional dance and Broadway worlds. Students will participate in a modern dance
class followed by a rehearsal where they will have the opportunity to learn choreography by Mr. Mercer. Ray Mercer was
a recipient of 2011 Broadway’s Gypsy of the Year Award, the Michigan Dance Council Award, the Black Theater Alliance
Award/Chicago, and the Choreographers of Color Award. Parents are invited to attend the last 30 minutes of the final day to
witness the work their students are doing in the studio. (Ballet IV or Modern III and up) Limited Enrollment.