Festival 2021:
Sunday Workshops

Intimate classes with Festival Artists offer a unique experience for movers to learn repertory and technique from leading dance artists today. Explore a range of genres and class types from tap dance and Horton-based modern to classical ballet. Classes take place onsite on Sundays, July 4 – August 29, 10-11am.

In-Person Event:
Sunday Workshop:
Dorrance Dance

July 4

Learn new material, and challenge your technique practices and artistry, with Dorrance Dance company dancer Claudia Rahardjanoto. Participants will experience a brief warm-up, followed by a session where they will learn different snippets of choreography.

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Sunday Workshop:
CONTRA-TIEMPO

July 11

Dancing Familias is CONTRA-TIEMPO's community, radical joy practice. The class will be a flavorful get down for the whole family - all ages and abilities welcome!  Feel good, dance, and work your joy muscle with founding artistic director, movement artivist and mama, Ana Maria Alvarez. Be ready to move, laugh, sweat, and groove!

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Sunday Workshop:
Ballet Hispánico

July 18

The initial influences of Afro-Cuban dance can be traced back to the Yoruba people of Western Africa. The ancestral dance traditions evolved into different Cuban rhymes such as Mambo, Cha-cha-cha, and Rumba just to name a few. Join Ballet Hispánico’s Lyvan Verdecia on a celebration of the rich diversity of Afro-Cuban dance forms while moving to the beats of the drums. 

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Sunday Workshop:
Brian Brooks / Moving Company

July 25

Take a movement class from Brian Brooks / Moving Company members. Additional event details to be announced.

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Sunday Workshop:
Archie Burnett

August 1

Join Archie Burnett in a waacking workshop, highlighting the 70’s dance form created in Los Angeles by the LGBTQ+ community. Waacking has made a popular reappearance since 2005 and now has a strong following internationally. 

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Sunday Workshop:
Dallas Black Dance Theatre

August 8

Take your dancing to the next level with Dallas Black Dance Theatre and 7th Season Company Dancer Hana Delong! Improve your skills with a Horton-based modern dance class that will fortify the body, enhance your technique, and uncover new layers of artistry. 

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Sunday Workshop:
LaTasha Barnes

August 15

Join LaTasha Barnes and members of the cast of The Jazz Continuum for an exploration of vernacular jazz dance traditions and social line/ group dances that are at the center of the creative and historical space that provided for the expansion and continued celebration of the powerful Black social dance forms presented within the continuum work. 

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Sunday Workshop:
STREB

August 22

Experience a PopAction technique class led by Associate Artistic Director, Cassandre Joseph, with Action Heroes of the STREB Extreme Action Company. Developed by Elizabeth Streb over the last 40+ years, PopAction helps dancers acquire new skills by posing unique challenges.

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Sunday Workshop:
Ballet Coast to Coast

August 29

One principal dancer from each of the three companies performing for Ballet Coast to Coast (Boston Ballet, Houston Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet) will lead a class for intermediate/advanced dancers and invite you to enter into their acclaimed techniques.  

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