April 9, 2014 by Nicole
The Center for Contemporary Dance is excited to host an open company class with Mary Love Dance Projects (MLDP), on Sunday, April 13 from 3-4:30pm. This is a professional level class, best suited for intermediate/advanced dancers who are at least 16 years old.
Mary Love Ward told me that after teaching the contemporary class for the National Dance Day Orlando event last July, she was eager to have another opportunity to bring talented and capable dancers together. “We hope to provide dancers with a challenging and technical class based in our fluid contemporary style.”
Students should come prepared for contemporary ballet/modern dance phrases. Socks or ballet slippers recommended for parts of class.
Why take a company class?
“If you are interested in mastering your studies in contemporary dance, it’s important to learn from and experience a wide array of educational opportunities. I invite any professional to join a company class from one of our resident companies–the rewards are monumental,” says CCD Executive Director Craig Johnson.
It’s a win-win scenario for everyone involved. Not only do students get the chance and the challenge to take a professional-level class, with unfamiliar teachers and choreography, but it’s also exposure for potential future opportunities.
And the company is just as excited offer these opportunities to area dancers.
“This is a great opportunity for MLDP to reach out to the central Florida dance community,” says Ward. “We are very excited about connecting with dancers from all over the region in these monthly class offerings. We will also be looking to give some dancers who attend these classes opportunities to join MLDP in a few upcoming community performances.”
Mary Love Dance Projects is a company in residence at The Center for Contemporary Dance. Over the past 13 years, The Center for Contemporary Dance has been supporting emerging choreographers and dance companies through a formal Residency Program.
Through this program, the organization is responsible for the launch of 11 of the area’s 14 contemporary dance companies, and as Craig Johnson explains, “the result of this accomplishment is that the language of dance has expanded in Central Florida. This expanded view of dance is especially important when it comes to contemporary dance because the genre is based upon the widespread collection of unique choreographic voices – the more voices we have access to, the deeper the understanding of the art.”
Sunday, April 13
3580 Aloma Avenue #7
Winter Park, FL
(+ one time registration fee)