Take a Leap Bal­ti­more County an­nounces featured per­for­mances

The Dundalk Eagle - - BY THE PEOPLE -

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

Free www.ccbcmd.edu/dance

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