Classes

ONGOING CLASSES

Company Class – Modern Dance

Date & Time: Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00pm-7:00pm

Location: Dance Theater West, 3925 East Indian School Road, Phoenix

Cost: $10 Single Class, 5 Classes for $45, 10 Classes for $80

CLASS MAY BE CANCELED DUE TO OCCASIONAL UPCOMING PERFORMANCES.

Best to call 602-740-9616 to confirm your attendance or to check whether class is canceled or not.

 

SPECIAL MASTER CLASSES

Guinea West African Dance & Drum Class by Aly Cisse
Hosted by Desert Dance Theatre

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Dance Theater West, 3925 East Indian School Road, Phoenix
7:30pm-9:00pm

Suggested Donation: $15 (or pay what you can)
RSVP Required. Must have at least 10 participants or class may be canceled.
Call or text Lisa at 602-740-9616 or email Lisa@DesertDanceTheatre.org.

Aly Cisse was born in Guinea Conakry, West Africa. He grew up learning his country’s native dances, the kora, and drums. When Aly was fifteen, he moved to France and began performing as an acrobat, dancer, and drummer in Circus Boabab. He moved to Germany for five years learning to perform on the pole and performing with Circus Africa Africa. Cavalia discovered Aly and contracted him to travel and perform in the Odysseo Show. He performs African dance, plays drums, sings, and executes amazing acrobat choreography in the show! The show originated in Montreal and has traveled to Atlanta, Toronto, Mexico City, Scottsdale, and is currently in Burbank and then to Ontario, Canada.

CHECK THIS OUT!!!
The cast of Odysseo recently appeared on the Jay Leno show. Click on the link to see Aly and brothers do the human pyramid towards the middle of the performance:
Cavailia Odysseo on Jay Leno Show

 

 

Modern Dance Master Class by Janet Wong (Associate Artistic Director of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company)
Hosted by Desert Dance Theatre & Arizona Dance Coalition, Sponsored by ASU Gammage

Monday, April 22, 2013
Dance Theater West, 3925 East Indian School Road, Phoenix
6:00pm-8:00pm

FREE!
RSVP – Call or text Lisa at 602-740-9616 or email Lisa@DesertDanceTheatre.org.

Janet Wong has served as the company’s rehearsal director since 1995, and has participated in all artistic decision-making, including programming, casting and training. Wong studied ballet in Hong Kong and graduated from London’s Royal Ballet School, which she attended on scholarship. After performing for eight years with the Berlin Opera Ballet, becoming a soloist in 1990, she moved to New York City. She first performed with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company in 1993.

 

PAST SPECIAL MASTER CLASSES

Guinea West African Dance & Drum Class by Aly Cisse
Hosted by Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts in partnership with Desert Dance Theatre

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
7380 E. 2nd Street, Scottsdale AZ 85251

6:30pm Check-in & Registration
7:00pm-8:30pm Class
Cost: $15 (Suggested Donation)
RSVP Required. Must have at least 15 participants or class may be canceled. Class size limited so reserve your space today!

Call or text Lisa at 602-740-9616 or email Lisa@DesertDanceTheatre.org.

Guinea West African Dance & Drum Class by Aly Cisse
Hosted by Desert Dance Theatre

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Dance Theater West, 3925 East Indian School Road, Phoenix
6:00pm-7:30pm

Cost: $10
RSVP Required. Must have at least 10 participants or class may be canceled.
Call or text Lisa at 602-740-9616 or email Lisa@DesertDanceTheatre.org.