Free “Summer Dance” Classes Announced by Dept. of Theatre and Dance

Appalachian State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance announces a free summer dance lineup.

Photo Credit: App State’s Department of Theatre and Dance

The Summer Dance series provides open classes of various dance styles and bodywork for all ages and ability levels. Classes offered in previous years have included ballet, hip hop, Pilates, modern dance, jazz, Gyrokinesis, yoga, African dance, creative dance, hula, salsa, musical theatre dance, capoeira, folk dance and more.

The Summer Dance Series begins June 4th and runs through June 27th. Classes will be offered every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday during the month of June in Varsity Gym Dance Studio 208 (unless otherwise noted.) All classes begin at 5:30 pm and are either 75 or 90-minutes in length. See below for the full 2019 schedule.

2019 SUMMER DANCE SCHEDULE
Adults are welcome to take all classes! Anyone is allowed to observe any of the classes. Children may attend as follows:

*Children of all ages may attend, and those 9 and under with an adult.

**Children ages 10 and older may attend but must have a signed “participation agreement” from a parent/guardian. Email jamesrg@appstate.edu for an electronic copy of that form.

***Children with previous experience in any dance technique at an intermediate level or higher.

Week One

June 4, African with Sherone Price, 5:30-6:45 pm *

June 5, Pilates with Marianne Adams, 5:30 – 6:45 **

June 6, Salsa with Emily Daughtridge and Marco Meucci, 5:30-7:00**

June 7, Tai Chi with Tim Winecoff, 5:30-6:45**

Week Two

June 11, Yoga, with Caroline Daniel, 5:30-6:45 **

June 12, Jazz with Susan Lutz, 5:30 – 6:45/7 pm **

June 13, Hip Hop with Katrina Locklin, 5:30 – 6:45 pm *

June 14, Contemporary Modern/Jazz with Sarah Quinn, 5:30-7:00***

Week Three

June 18, Musical Theatre Dance with Ray Miller, 5:30 – 6:30 pm **

June 19, Ballet with Regina Gulick, 5:30–6:64 pm *

June 20, Erick Hawkins Dance with Jessica Wood, 5:30 – 6:45 pm**

June 21, Hip-Hop with Elijah Grady, 5:30-6:45/7:00*

Week Four

June 25, Egyptian Belly Dance with Cindy Tate, 5:30 – 6:45 pm **

June 26, Contemporary Modern Dance with Abby Buhler, 5:30 –6:45 pm **

June 27, Ballet with Sarah Quinn, 5:30-6:45***

If you are interested in getting on the SDS email list to receive information about this series and classes, contact Regina Gulick at jamesrg@appstate.edu.

Regina Gulick, the series coordinator and creator, started the initiative as a way to stay in shape over the summer by giving ballet classes for friends. “Soon after starting the series, others noticed and wanted to participate. Other teachers, students going to summer school and friends in the community wanted to teach and take classes of their own,” said Gulick, who is a senior lecturer in Appalachian’s Theatre and Dance Department. “This gave me the idea to have a space where teachers of varied dance backgrounds could share their ideas about technique, introduce new styles to the group and meet people on campus and in our community.” The Department of Theatre and Dance now sponsors this annual community dance series each June.