The Dallas Conservatory consistently brings in world-renowned guests to teach Masterclasses and Workshops. These performers and teachers come from all over the globe to share their expertise and experience with both the students of The Dallas Conservatory and the Dallas Dance and Theatre communities.
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December 11 + 12 – Ballet Masterclasses with Fiona Fairrie, former soloist with the Stuttgart Ballet and graduate of the Royal Ballet; YAGP Outstanding Choreographer and 3-time YAGP Outstanding Teacher; Guest Faculty at American Ballet Theater Studio Company, Cleveland Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Houston Ballet, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, and Rochester City Ballet.
NOVEMBER 11 – Advanced Ballet Masterclass with Leslie Peck, former dancer with the New York City Ballet and one of the last dancers handpicked by George Balanchine for his company; Répétiteur of the Balanchine Trust, Former Principal Dancer with Houston Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet; former Principal Dancer and Ballet Mistress of Richmond Ballet ; Associate Professor of Ballet and Pointe at SMU.
NOVEMBER 10 – TITAS and The Dallas Conservatory Present TWO Free Contemporary Masterclasses with Complexions Contemporary Ballet
OCTOBER 21 – Contemporary Masterclasses with Jessica Starr, LA choreographer named “Next Generation Breakout Artist of the Year” by the World Choreography Awards; founder of LA’s Muse Dance Company and MusEffect; Featured in Huffington Post and Dance Spirit Magazine; Credits include Elton John’s Vegas Show, The Red Piano, H&M, JC Penney, MTV, VH1, Reebok, Vans, and Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” Campaign.
Balanchine style masterclass with The School of American Ballet’s Katrina Killian
Tuesday, September 4 + Wednesday, September 5, 2018
4:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. | Intermediate class
6:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. | Advanced class
Education Series Event for 12-Adult: Professional Dance Career Day with Kathryn Morgan (social media superstar, former NYCB) and Michael Vernon (former Royal Ballet, one of the great teachers of the 20th century, now Chair of Ballet at America’s top university for classical ballet, Indiana University). Learn why college is back in style for dancers, and discuss the many dance-career related questions you have with two top “voices” in dance today!
12:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. | Class 1: Kathryn Morgan Intermediate + Michael Vernon Advanced
2:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. | Class 2: Kathryn Morgan Advanced + Michael Vernon Intermediate
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Talkback
TUITION: $45 per student, up to 2 parents per paying student may attend talkback at no charge.
NEW FOR SERIOUS BALLET STUDENTS: Sunday, Aug 5th, internationally renowned YAGP Founders/Directors Larissa and Gennadi Saveliev are making a super-exclusive visit to TDC to commemorate the unusual work we have done in just 10 short years in building a public dance and theater complex for all ages, while simultaneously growing one of the top pre-professional programs for children 8-18 that exists in the world today! The husband/wife team will be teaching and spending 1-on-1 time with all YAGP 2019 hopefuls, no matter what school they attend.
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Two groups: Ages 8-12 | Ages 13-18
$125 for one-hour center Ballet class + personalized feedback including recommendation on choice of variation for 2019.
Space is limited. Early registration is encouraged.
Details for Attendees:
Dancers should be prepared to show 20 seconds of any Contemporary solo or Classical variation (on pointe for ages 12-18, half pointe only for ages 8-11). This can be a solo from the past, or one under consideration for 2019. If you do not have a variation, please do a short combination showing your strength (adagio, petit allegro or grand allegro). Please have music on your phone, cued to where you will start.
All students should arrive to warm up between 9-9:15 a.m. Dancers should be thoroughly warm by 9:55 a.m. An elective group warm up barre will be given by TDC Faculty free of charge at 9:20-9:50 a.m.
FOR CONTEMPORARY AND JAZZ LOVERS OF ALL AGES, SYTYCD superstar MIA MICHAELS presents “Two Open Masterclasses for Ages 8-Adult” on Saturday, June 16th!!!
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Intermediate Contemporary | Ages 8-Adult
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | Advanced Contemporary | Ages 12-Adult
International Summer Dance Intensive (ISDI) Students: $95
Students not registered for ISDI: $115
Professional Rate: $45
The Dallas Conservatory is THRILLED to announce Desmond Richardson, Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Fall Sunday Masterclass Series for 2 levels, advanced/professional and Intermediate/advanced (non-professionals are by audition only) ages 10-adult. Audition today!
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm | Advanced/Pro | Ballet
1:45 pm – 3:15 pm | Intermediate/Advanced | Contemporary
$25 Professional Rate. Must show pay stub, union card or contact.
Nilas Martins is a former principal dancer with the New York City Ballet and is a renowned Repetiteur for the George Balanchine Trust who stages ballets for companies and schools domestically and internationally. Mr. Martins will present an Advanced Ballet Masterclass at The Dallas Conservatory.
Space is extremely limited and admission is by audition only. Interested applicants should submit a recent video of themselves in a ballet class or ballet performance (applicant must be easily identifiable) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject Title: (Name) TDC Audition.
Inquire about summer, full-time, or academics-only.