Marblehead School of Ballet Opens 51st Season with Four Special Workshops
The Marblehead School of Ballet (MSB) celebrates its 51st season with special workshops and classes designed to meet the interests of children, teenagers, and adults of all levels. A range of classes, workshops, and events from ballet to ballroom dancing are lined up for the 2022-2023 year in-studio and live online. The studio is located at 115 Pleasant Street in picturesque Marblehead, Massachusetts.
“Our 51st season places us in the great tradition of ballet. This is a traditional art form passed from one generation to the next: from teacher to student, from the older generation to the younger generation, said Paula K. Shiff, Director, Marblehead School of Ballet. “As time passes, the student becomes the teacher and the art form continues. Every person, who passed through our studio, helped sustain our tradition. The Marblehead School of Ballet thanks all of you, and we look forward to the future.”
To celebrate the 51st season, four special workshops will be featured. The first workshop presents the Monthly Dance Adventure, covering four short Sevillanas dances from the popular Sevillanas Corraleras originating in Seville, Spain. The Sevillanas are the premiere dance form, enjoyed as a solo, duet, or in groups. They are danced at celebrations, festivals, and parties!
The workshop meets monthly on Sundays, September 11, October 8, November 13, and December 11 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST. Students of all levels, ages 12 and over, are welcome. No previous dance experience is required. Carlos Fittante, a principal dancer and co-choreographer with the Boston Early Music Festival and artistic director of BALAM Dance Theatre in New York City, teaches this enriching workshop.
The second spotlights Broadway in the ‘Theater Arts Workshop’, a six-week series with Karen Marie Pisani, the former Dance Captain and a performer in the National Touring Company of A Chorus Line under the direction of Michael Bennett. Learn what theater kids do in New York City! This theater workshop for 7-10 year olds will create a Broadway atmosphere, where all forms of dance, voice and acting skills are learned and applied. The six-week series runs on Tuesdays from October 4 through November 9 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
In the third featured series, Ivan Korn teaches Modern Dance Technique, a four-session workshop on Modern dance with an emphasis on learning a two-minute choreography. Students, ages 12+, will develop spatial awareness, an understanding of music fundamentals of beat and rhythm, and phrasing of dance movement. The workshop takes place on Saturdays, October 15 through November 12, from 11:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. No class will be held on October 29.
Korn, a native of Santiago, Chile, earned a Master of Fine Arts in choreography at the Boston Conservatory and has performed in New England at the Boston Center for the Arts, The Joyce SoHo in New York, and at Jacob’s Pillow in Becket, Massachusetts.
In the last workshop, dancer Eddie Lempitski returns to the school to teach a Polish Folk Dance class on Saturday, November 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Students will learn to dance the Polish dance, Polonaise. Lempitski, a MSB graduate and a past performer with the North Shore Civic Ballet, was a member of the Krakowiak Polish Dancers of Boston and performed throughout North America and Poland.
Registration for these workshops may be done online at marbleheadschoolofballet.com/classes/schedule/.
The workshops are provided both in-studio and live online. To participate, call 781-631-6262 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.