The Dance Center of Oklahoma City Ballet will host three distinguished professionals during its six week summer program held June 13th – July 22nd

 

Donn Edwards has enjoyed an illustrious career as a dancer with the Joffrey, Frankfurt and Boston ballets respectively.  Mr. Edwards will teach advanced ballet technique June 13th – 17th.  Teaching advanced ballet technique, pointe and variations June 20th – 24th is former New York City Ballet star and former San Francisco Ballet School Associate Director Gloria Govrin.  June 27th – July 1st, the Dance Center will welcome Andrew Parker.  Parker’s rich and varied background includes a teaching diploma from Toronto’s National Ballet School Teacher Training Program after which he spent six years teaching full time at the National Ballet School.  He is currently a lecturer at Southern Methodist University.

 

“We are pleased to bring these great artists to Oklahoma to share their vast knowledge and artistry with our students” says Viktoria Page, Dance Center Director.  These artists join dance center faculty including Robert Mills, Artistic Director; Jacob Sparso, Ballet Master and Viktoria Page, Director of The Dance Center of Oklahoma City Ballet.

 

Dancers placed in Division 5 or Advanced 5 can take advantage of a full day’s curriculum including a morning technique class followed by a pointe or variations class.  Dancers then take a lunch break followed by a special class that varies depending on the day including jazz, modern or Pilates.  The day concludes with a rehearsal with Dance Center faculty where the student will have the opportunity to learn OKC Ballet repertoire or new choreography culminating in a weekly in studio performance. 

 

The Dance Center of Oklahoma City Ballet offers progressive training in classical ballet from ages three thru adult.  The dance center also has classes in jazz, modern and Pilates.  Special programs for boys, late beginners (ages 8-12) and adults are also available.  Pre-ballet classes introduce young dancers to the beauty of movement through fairytales and the understanding of basic ballet movements.

 

The Dance Center is taking registration for the summer classes. Class cards can also be purchased and walk-ins are welcome at the rate of $10 a class and $15 for adult ballet.

 

Call 405-843-9898 or visit www.okcballet.com for more information including tuition rates and class times.  All classes are held at OKC Ballet studios, 7421 N. Classen OKC, OK 73116.