Specialty Classes

Dig deeper into your craft. 

Each week dancers will focus on a specific skill to take their work to the next level. 

The Language of Dance

There is a need for connectivity and a shared language whether talking to a composer, a choreographer, other dancers or your dance partner. 

Join us for these very special classes to sharpen your "vocabulary."


“I have learned over the past many years that while dance is a universal language we dancers don't always know how to connect with that same language to others we must interact with in the studio. Similar but different. ”

Sonia Plumb, Artistic Director

Summer 2020 Specialty Classes

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Kathak with

Rachna Agrawal

July 6 to July 10

12pm - 2pm

Expressive, sharp, alluring, and precise, Kathak lives today as an important school of classical dance.  Kathak originated over 2000 years ago.  Evolving from a blend of Middle Eastern styles and Indian temple dance, Kathak combines dance, drama, and music to tell stories.  Modern Kathak emphasizes geometrical patterns and designs with special emphasis on footwork and intricate rhythmic patterns.

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Guest Artist TBA

July 27 to July 31

12pm - 2pm

Ramp up your Contemporary & Modern technique with a Guest Artist TBA. Modern dance is always evolving, fusing and diving into new, unchartered territory. Join our guest artist for what's hot in the contemporary modern dance scene across the pond.

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Penelope's Odyssey - The Suitors & The Maids

July 13 to July 17

12pm - 2pm

Taught by Artistic Director, Sonia Plumb, this workshop will focus on creating new material for her newest production Penelope’s Odyssey slated to premiere in October 2020. For dancers wishing to perform in the production, this is an excellent opportunity to be involved in the creative process and will serve as an audition. We will be looking for 6 men and 6 women to play the roles of the Suitors and the Maids. 

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Music & Dance with

Cuatro Puntos

July 20 to July 24

12pm - 2pm

Understanding how to hear and talk to musicians is essential for teaching classes and working with composers. Join world - renowned composer and musician Kevin Bishop of Cuatro Puntos and choreographer Sonia Plumb for a thrilling exploration into the marriage between music and dance. Dancers will learn "music" vocabulary, time signature, tempo-talk and phrase creating collaboration in small groups.

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