Take a Leap Baltimore County announces featured performances
The Take a Leap Baltimore County Dance Celebration, takes to the stage Jan. 4 to March 8, 2019. The celebration, in its sixth year, features national and regional performers, master classes with guest artists, and student dance and choreography showcases.
Featured performances include contemporary dance from Philadelphia-based Koresh Dance Company; Dissonance Dance Theatre performing selections choreographed to Vivaldi, Philip Glass, gospel and disco; and intermedia performances by the Baltimore Dance Project. In addition to Koresh Dance Company, the Gordon Center presents Snow White from Maryland Ballet Theatre and the Baltimore Dance Invitational featuring original works by regional professional dancers and dance companies.
For the sixth year running, the Gordon Center brings an internationally renowned dance company to Baltimore County —Koresh Dance in 2019 — and sponsors extensive outreach activities with the company for Baltimore County Public Schools students including master classes and a student-only performance, all free of charge.
The full Take a Leap calendar and ticket information are available online at www.jcc.org/take-leap-baltimore-county-dance-celebration.
The Take a Leap Baltimore County Dance Celebration is presented by the Baltimore County Commission on Arts & Sciences in partnership with the Gordon Center for Performing Arts and the Baltimore region’s dance community.
Meet the Artist/Open Rehearsal: Durante Verzola
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2019, 6:00 PM
Goucher College Todd Dance Studio, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, MD
Free Dance View Times described Durante Verzola as “carefree, bringing show biz airs and ballet with a jazz bounce to the stage.” Watch a rehearsal of Durante Verzola’s work to be performed on the Goucher Repertory Dance Ensemble spring concert, and participate in a Q&A session.
Next Generation of Dancers and Choreographers
The Take a Leap Baltimore County Dance Celebration also includes showcases of up and coming student dancers and choreographers.
Maryland Public High School Dance Showcase
FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2019, 7:00 PM [Snow date: January 7]
Kraushaar Auditorium, Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, MD
Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students and seniors
Baltimore County Public Schools Student Choreography Showcase
THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2019, 7:00 PM
Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts, 8100 Wise Ave, Dundalk, MD 21222
Tickets: $5/adults; $3/student and seniors. Tickets available at the door, cash or check only. Especially for Dancers
Take a Leap offers a program of master classes with national guest artists and local professionals. Free or low cost classes for advanced and professional dancers include jazz/modern fusion with Jon Lehrer, contemporary with Katie Currier of Peridance Contemporary Dance, ballet with Melinda Blomquist and jazz with Tommy Parlon.
“We’re pleased to support our Baltimore County dance community with opportunities to take their dance training to new heights,” said Sonia Synkowski, president of the Maryland Dance Education Association and Dance Resource Teacher for Baltimore County Public Schools.
Jazz Master Class with Tommy Parlon
FEBRUARY 11, 2019, 11:15 AM CCBC Essex Campus, Athletics and Wellness Center (WELL), Dance Studio Room 220, 7201 Rossville Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21237 Free www.ccbcmd.edu/dance Open Classes with Durante Verzola, Guest Artist in Residence, Goucher College FEBRUARY 12-20, 2019 Goucher College, Todd Dance Studio, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, MD 21204
Class fee $20 For class time and details, call the Goucher College Dance 410-337-6390
CCBC Guest Artist Jon Lehrer: Modern Master Classes and Open Rehearsal
FEBRUARY 19, 21, 22, 2019, 11:00 AM
CCBC Essex Campus, Athletics and Wellness Center, Dance Studio Room 220, 7201 Rossville Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21237
Free www.ccbcmd.edu/dance Peridance Contemporary Dance Workshop/Audition
Ballet Master Class with Melinda Blomquist
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2019, 11:00 AM
CCBC Essex, Athletics and Wellness Center (WELL), Dance Studio Room 230, 7201 Rossville Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21237