College of Visual and Performing Arts
George Mason University
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George Mason University

Full Day Workshop: Senior Dance Level

Sunday, Jan 21, 2018 9:00am
LocationdeLaski Performing Arts Building 3011 - Dance Studio, Fairfax Campus, deLaski Performing Arts Building 3009 - Dance Studio, Fairfax Campus
Presented ByVirginia Dance Coalition

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Full Day Workshop Package Includes: entry into all four master classes, attend both educational seminars, one (1) ticket to the Gala Performance on Friday, January 19th, at 7:30pm., one (1) ticket to the Informal Dance Showcase on Sunday, January 21st, at 2:30pm., and a DanceFest 2018 commemorative workshop t-shirt.

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Senior Dance Level: Advanced Students through Professional Level Dancers

Ages: 13 and up

Level of Dance Experience Required: Must have at least one (1) year of dance experience as an Advanced, Pre-Professional and/or Professional Level Dancer 


Master Classes and Educational Seminars: Sunday, January 21, 2018

Check-in for Workshop: begins at 9:00 a.m., at the deLaski Performing Arts Building, George Mason University, Fairfax Campus.

Workshop Master Classes held in four styles of dance and instructed by:

-        Ballet – Rasta Thomas - founder of the Bad Boys of Dance and Artistic Director of the ShowBiz National Talent Competition.

-        Contemporary/Modern – Roger Jeffery - George Mason University Assistant Professor of Dance, former member of Twyla Tharp dance and Baryshnikov’s White Oak Project.

-        Hip Hop – Cameron Bennet - Director of Operations and Dancer with Culture Shock.

-        African Dance – Sherly Pollard-Thomas – presently teaches at Princess Mhoon Dance Institute, former Co-Chair and dance instructor at Boston Arts Academy and former Principal/Soloist with Forces of Nature Dance Theater.


Workshop Educational Seminars, designed for the dancer, their parents and instructors, conducted by:

-        Body Dynamics Inc. – presents Dancer Wellness; a seminar on the overall health and well-being of a dancer

-        Susan Shields - Director of George Mason School of Dance - presents The Prepared Dancer; a seminar on being prepared to enter a college university dance program. Seminar will cover everything from being prepared to audition, what daily life is like and what is expected of a dancer from their first year entering a dance program through graduation; to the vast array of career opportunities available to a dancer after graduating from a college university dance program.

*Parking at George Mason University is free in Lot K or parking is available in the Mason Pond Parking Deck for a fee.

Full Day Workshop Packages:

Purchase before December 31, 2017, midnight, for Early Bird rate: $125.00* (for VaDC Members) & $155.00* (for Non-Members)

Purchases beginning January 1, 2018, rate: $140.00* (for VaDC Members) & $170.00* (for Non-Members)

All VADC Members and Professional Dancers can obtain an affiliation code from their Artistic Directors to be entered as a coupon code when paying for registration. Professional Dancers may also Contact the VADC for code by sending an email request to VIRGINIADANCECOALITION@GMAIL.COM