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Dance with us for three days of technique and creative classes for Karar Dance Company’s inaugural Summer Workshop!

Classes offered are modern, ballet, improvisation, choreography, floorwork, yoga, and repertoire. Faculty includes Kara Robertson, Amy Perkinson, company project dancers, as well as guest artists Ryan Davis, Adriane Fang, and Camille Heller.

Participants will perform company repertoire learned during the workshop for the closing informal showing alongside the choreographic works of the mentees selected for the Homegrown Choreographers Young Dancer Mentorship and Karar Dance Company.

Open to advanced dancers age 14 & up including collegiate and professional dancers. Out of town/state attendees are responsible for securing their own lodging and transportation.

$155.00 Early Bird Rate Deadline: March 15-May 15

$195.00 Regular Deadline: May 16 - June 30

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Thursday, July 14

9 AM - 9:30 AM Registration & Open Studio Warm Up

9:30 AM - 9:40 AM Introductions

9:45 AM - 11 AM Ballet with TBA

11:10 AM - 12:25 PM Modern with Kara Robertson

  • Kara’s modern technique class guides you through full-bodied movement expression deepening your relationship with your physical language.

12:25 PM - 1 PM Lunch & Rehearsal (Mentorship Program)

1 PM - 2:15 PM Floorwork with Ryan Davis (guest)

  • Starting slowly but increasing physically, the dancer will begin finding their connection to the floor and will go through techniques to properly and safely move in and out of the floor.

2:25 PM - 3:25 PM Improvisation with Amy Perkinson

  • The Improv Class will guide dancers through a variety of creative processes to explore new movement exploration. With the use of multiple lenses, the dancers will be introduced to new ways to create and generate creative movement through analysis, stimulus, and practice.

3:35 PM - 5 PM Repertoire with the Company

Friday, July 15

9 AM - 9:15 AM Open Studio Warm Up

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM Power Vinyasa (yoga) with Camille Heller (guest)

  • Power Vinyasa marries movement to breath, breath to flow in an intelligent sequence of postures that warm and challenge the body while bringing balance to the heart and mind. Move through sun salutations, balancing poses, a grounding series, hip openers and backbends, in the span of 60 minutes, and finish with restorative rest. 

10:25 AM - 11:45 AM Modern with Amy Perkinson

  • With a clear structure of exercises, this class will prepare the students with a traditional modern technique warm up. As the class progresses, dancers can expect a strong focus on full body movement that emphasizes the connectivity between each movement including floor work, quick foot work, and expansive traveling. With a strong focus on fluidity and quick changing spatial patterns, the dancers will be encouraged to discover new depths to their modern movement.

12 PM - 1:10 PM Floowork with Ryan Davis (guest)

1:10 PM - 1:40 PM Lunch & Rehearsal (Company)

1:40 PM - 2:40 PM Choreography with Kara Robertson

  • Choreography will explore the varying “tools” to create movement, phrasing, and dance works you will add to your “choreographic toolbox”.

2:50 PM - 5 PM Repertoire with the Company

Saturday, July 16

9 AM - 9:15 AM Open Studio Warm Up

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM Improvisation with Amy Perkinson

10:25 AM - 12 PM Modern with Adriane Fang (guest)

  • Class will be focused on exploring a sensitive and personal approach to dancing while maintaining technical proficiency.  Expression of intent and choice will be encouraged while moving progressively from simple to more complex movement patterns.  An immediate and active presence leading to generous fulfillment of dynamic dancing will be emphasized.

12 PM - 12:45 PM Lunch

12:45 PM - 2:15 PM Repertoire with the Company

2:25 PM - 3:25 PM Review & Show Run/Rehearsal with the Company

3:30 PM - 4 PM Doors Open

4 PM - 5 PM Informal Showing

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