2022 Summer at Halestone
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Adult & Me: ages 1-3 and Creative Movement: ages 3-5
Dates: Saturday Mornings
July 16, 23, 30
August 6,13, 20
Adult and Me, 10:15- 11:00am
Creative Movement, 11:15am- 12:00pm
Teacher: Molly Smith and Chloe Mahalek
Tuition: $10/class This class is a drop-in pay-per-class. You must register by the Thursday before each class to attend.
Young Movers Camp: ages 5-10
Young Movers Camp is for curious and creative movers for ages 4 to 10 years old. Students will participate in dance activities and games, outdoor activities and games, and arts and crafts. Students should bring their own lunch, snack, and reusable water bottle. They should come wearing stretchy clothes they can move in and shoes they can wear to be active outside.
Dates: July 11-15, August 8-12
Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 1:00pm
Teacher: July 11-15= Stephanie Hodde
August 8- 12= Molly Smith
Tuition: $200/child for the week
Visual meets Performing Arts Camp: ages 7 to 12
Come enjoy a week of fun with Arden and Ellie making visual art! Both instructors are recent alumni of Halestone Dance Studio, and are not only amazing performing artists, but excellent visual artists as well. They will explore a number of different visual art practices and relate them to movement, including; painting, printing, and playing with light. Arden and Ellie both want to share their passion for the arts and help expand the collaboration of visual and performing arts.
Monday- Friday, 1:15- 4:15pm
Teachers: Arden Courtney Collins and Ellie Baker
Tuition: $250/child for the week
August Summer Dance Intensive: ages 10 and up or if you plan to be a Halestone Company Member this coming dance year
August Summer Dance Intensive is a mix of dance techniques, choreography, and improvisation. Along with movement this intensive will include creative process in other mediums; such as photography, writing, and music. Students will perform an informal composition on the last day of the intensive. Thursday, August 4th from 3:30- 5:00pm. Students interested in participating in Company or Company Prep during the 2022-2023 year are encouraged to attend this intensive.
Dates: August 1- 5
2 – 5pm for students ages 8 to 14
1 – 5pm for students ages 15 and up
Teachers: Molly Smith
Tuition: (ages 8-14): $100 per student
(ages 15 and older): $150 per student
Ballet I: ages 6 to 9
This class is for movers who want to dance in a beginner ballet class. Along with learning the basics of ballet we will play dance related games such as freeze dance. Come take a class with recent Halestone graduate, Emily McClung to continue your interest in ballet this summer!
Dates: July 26 and 28
Tuesday & Thursday, 10:30- 11:30am
Teacher: Emily McClung
Tuition: $100 for both days
Ballet II and Introduction to Variations: ages 10 and up
Ballet II and Introduction to Variations will be a combined technique and choreography class. It will start with beginner to intermediate ballet class for one hour. Then you will learn about what it means to perform a solo or variation in classical ballets such as Swan Lake or Cinderella. Over the three classes we will watch and learn a famous solo from the Spanish ballet Don Quixote.
Dates: July 25, 27, 29
Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 1:00-3:00pm
Teacher: Emily McClung
Tuition: $200 for all three days
Friday Ballet with Christina Roberts
Join Christina Roberts on Friday evenings Intermediate/Advanced Ballet. First 45 minutes: Barre and Center. Second hour: Advanced Instruction & PointeThe first 45 minutes of instruction is open to adults and dancers ages 14+ who have prior experience and are looking for challenging, fast-paced instruction.The second 45 minutes of instruction is open to students with prior experience dancing en pointe. Students wishing to take the 2nd 45 minutes must also attend the first 45 minutes. Please contact us to make sure this class is a good fit.
Dates: TBA, scheduling will go through Christina
Time: 7:00- 8:30
Release Technique: ages 10 and up
This class works on a fusion of gaga and Shen Wei technique through floor and center work. Students will engage heavily in the understanding of the operation of Gaga dance and how it is structured by the negotiating of personal practice and techniques in our own individual bodies. The purpose of this is to teach students to develop and reject multiple movement techniques as a way to create their own movement to radicalize dance and the moving body. Socks on feet are required for the class.
Dates: Tuesday and Thursday, 5:00-6:00pm
July 12, 14
July 19, 21
July 26, 28
August 9, 11
Teacher: Chloe Mahalek
Tuition: $200/ child for the week
Contemporary Movement Practice/Crafting: ages 10 and up
This movement practice class consists of various techniques and studies of performing and embodiment that help develop skills of personal and internal crafting. Including elements of contemporary movement learning/making, research of our own internal and external moments, Kundalini breathing technique as warm up practices. By the end of these practices there should be a finding of personal understanding of the relation to self and body through building in our own agency in movement, moving as a form of self and voice. Must bring a journal and pen to write with for some class discussions.
Dates: Monday and Wednesday, 6:00- 8:00pm
July 11, 13
July 18, 20
July 25, 27
Teacher: Chloe Mahalek
Tuition: $200/ child for the week
Friday Night Dance Party
Get your weekend started on the right foot!
No instruction- just you, your friends and fun dance music!
We will be hosting our Friday Night Dance Parties throughout the summer. Please join our contact list for this program to receive emails about each month’s dates. We try to keep to a regular schedule of every two weeks but as the summer months allow us to take breaks, we will be sending out the dates in the beginning of each month. Please sign up to receive emails if you are interested in joining by contacting Molly at email@example.com
6:00- 7:00pm for ages 6 and up
8:30-9:30pm for ages 14 and up
$5 at the door
*Funds will support our annual fall and spring productions*
Site Specific Saturday or Sunday
Halestone Dance Studio started a site specific program this past dance year that allows us to get outside the studio and create. This program will allow you to consider the aspects of a place that make it uniquely itself and respond with movement. Come join us on Saturday or Sunday afternoons at different locations around Rockbridge County. We will be exploring and reimagining the elements of each location by thinking about: perspective, historical or contemporary use of place, who was there before, material and texture of the location, ambient noise, the way light shifts the space, and reasons to dance at the site. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining this program and would like more information about when we are meeting and where! You will receive exact meeting coordinates via email.
Led by Molly Smith
Previously visited locations include;
Devil’s Marble Yard, Back campus at Washington and Lee University, Brushy Hills, Jordan’s Point, and Boxerwood
Adult Ensemble is open to all interested dancers 18 years of age and older. No prior dance experience is necessary. Dancers must simply have an interest in exploring the creative process through movement and their bodies and be willing to try new things. While performing is not required, Halestone’s Adult Ensemble will be included in many Halestone and community performances. Members of Adult Ensemble who do not wish to perform can opt out of any performance. Halestone’s Adult Ensemble will explore movement and the creative process through teacher led warm-ups, guided improvisations, some modern dance phrase work, and opportunities to participate in the creation and performance of original choreography.
June 14, 21, 28
August 2, 9, 16
Led by Molly SmithTuition: $10/ class
Halestone Dance Studio’s Summer 2022 Workshops
Loving the Floor with Paige Wind/ Bauer
July 23rd and 30th
$15 per class
Paige Wind will be joining us at Halestone Dance Studio this fall! Loving the Floor will be focusing on floor work techniques to make floor work more comfortable for dancers. Come introduce yourself to Paige this summer for these special Saturday workshops. This class is for older movers, ages 12 and older. Long pants and sleeves are recommended!
Sensory Beyond Sight with DJ Robinson and Mauri Connors
July 9th and 10th
12:00- 2:00pm both days
Sensory Beyond Sight is a workshop, founded and led by Davian Robinson, to help dancers foster a deeper understanding of body awareness through the elimination of sight. Using his experience as a mover without sight, as well as his experiences working with Dance Movement Mentors, Davian will lead you through this workshop in thoughtful and exciting ways, encouraging you to step away from perfectionistic mindsets, insecurities, and worries of comparison.
Free Movement with Brittany Klinger
At Halestone and Boxerwood
Tuesday July 19th at Halestone
Thursday July 21st at Boxerwood
9:30-10:30am ages 5 and up, 6:00- 7:30pm ages 10 and up
$15 per class
Join Brittany for two sessions of free movement outside! She will lead you through mindful prompts to aid in free flowing thoughtful movement outside at Halestone Dance Studio and Boxerwood Nature Center.
Open Modern and Improvisation with Paige Wind/ Bauer
August 8-12th, 6:00pm- 8:00pm
$100 for week
Join Paige for an open Modern and Improvisation week. She will be focusing on modern techniques to help improve body control and movement efficiency. Ages 10 and older are welcome to join!