BDC offers pre-technique, ballet, modern, jazz, tap, aerial and composition classes for students Ages 3-18.
Join us for our ongoing Adult Classes: Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Aerial, Tap and Pilates. Drop-ins welcome!
We offer creative movement classes for children Age 4 and under accompanied by an adult. Drop-ins welcome!
We still have room for your dancer in our August workshops: Dance & the Imagination (Ages 5-7), Classical Story Ballets (Ages 9-12), Pilates & Advanced Ballet Technique (Ages 12+) and more. Join us for these fun week-long intensives.
Come celebrate your birthday at BDC! We now offer Dance Parties and Circus Parties with fun themes for all ages.
Summer Workshop Highlights:
Advanced Ballet: Changing the Lens on your Training
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Gilbert Small started his professional ballet training at the age of 10 at the Baltimore School for the Arts. He has studied at various summer programs, including Dance Theater of Harlem, Nutmeg Conservatory, Miami City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and Springboard Danse Montreal. After graduating from the Baltimore School for the Arts, he continued his studies at the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College. While at Purchase, Gilbert was given the opportunity to study abroad at the Hogeschool voor Muziek en Dans in Rotterdam, Netherlands. He has also performed with Toronto-based ProArteDanza. Prior to joining Ballet BC, Gilbert performed for New York-based Sidra Bell Dance New York. This is his 10th season with Ballet BC.
This workshop, facilitated by New Zealand dance artist and educator Ali East, will consist of series of playful studio and outdoors encounters that interweave ideas of deep ecology, plant physiology and somatics with improvisational dance practices.
All are welcome: dance artists, gardeners, farmers, visual artists, writers, poets, theater artists, videographers, photographers, musicians and creative souls.
Venue: Bainbridge Dance Center, local forests, gardens and outdoor spaces
August 24 & 25, 10am-5pm
Each day will begin with a somatically based intuitive movement practice (IMP) that will include creative exploration of plant-based imagery and may progress to performed responses in various forest and garden locations. Throughout the two days there will also be time for discussion, food sharing and informal performances. This will be a chance to broaden and deepen ones concepts of the dance as a lens through which to understand self and world. Practitioners, educators and arts philosophers will find something relevant to their interests.
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Bainbridge Dance Center
Mail: PO Box 10338
Location: 844 Madison Avenue North
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Call: (206) 842-1497