Summer Dance Series 2019

SUMMER DANCE SERIES 2019  

Hosted by the Department of Theatre and Dance at Appalachian State University


Summer Dance provides open classes of various dance styles and bodywork for all ages and ability levels. Classes offered in previous years have included ballet, hip hop, Pilates, modern dance, jazz, Gyrokinesis, yoga, African dance, creative dance, hula, salsa, musical theatre dance, capoeira, folk dance and more. 

Summer Dance Series 2019 begins June 4th and runs through June 27th. Classes will be offered every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during the month of June in Varsity Gym Dance Studio 208 (unless otherwise noted.) All classes begin at 5:30 pm and are either 75 or 90-minutes in length. See below for the full 2019 schedule.

If you are not already on the email list to receive the class line-up and schedule, contact Regina Gulick: jamesrg@appstate.edu.

 

2019 SUMMER DANCE SCHEDULE

Adults are welcome to take all classes! Anyone is allowed to observe any of the classes.

*     Children of all ages may attend, and those 9 and under with an adult.

**   Children ages 10 and older may attend but must have a signed "participation agreement" from a parent/guardian. Email jamesrg@appstate.edu for an electronic copy of that form.

*** Children with previous experience in any dance technique at an intermediate level or higher.  

 Week One

June 4, African with Sherone Price, 5:30-6:45 pm *

June 5, Pilates with Marianne Adams, 5:30 – 6:45 **

June 6, Salsa with Emily Daughtridge and Marco Meucci, 5:30-7:00**

June 7, Tai Chi with Tim Winecoff, 5:30-6:45**

 Week Two

June 11, Yoga, with Caroline Daniel, 5:30-6:45 **

June 12, Jazz with Susan Lutz, 5:30 – 6:45/7 pm **

June 13, Hip Hop with Katrina Locklin, 5:30 – 6:45 pm *

June 14, Contemporary Modern/Jazz with Sarah Quinn, 5:30-7:00***

 Week Three

June 18, Musical Theatre Dance with Ray Miller, 5:30 – 6:30 pm **

June 19, Ballet with Regina Gulick, 5:30–6:64 pm *

June 20, Erick Hawkins Dance with Jessica Wood, 5:30 – 6:45 pm**

June 21, Hip-Hop with Elijah Grady, 5:30-6:45/7:00*

 Week Four

June 25, Egyptian Belly Dance with Cindy Tate, 5:30 – 6:45 pm **

June 26, Contemporary Modern Dance with Abby Buhler, 5:30 –6:45 pm **

June 27, Ballet with Sarah Quinn, 5:30-6:45***


ABOUT THE SUMMER DANCE SERIES

Appalachian State University's Department of Theatre and Dance presents four weeks of summer dance and bodywork classes throughout each month of June. Classes are open to dancers and dance enthusiasts of all ages across campus and the local communities. The dance classes are mixed beginning/intermediate levels with rotating teachers and dance styles. All classes meet in Varsity Gym Studio 208 unless otherwise noted.

The classes are open to dancers and dance enthusiasts of all levels and ages from the campus and community, though children under the age of nine must be accompanied by an adult. All young people under the age of 18 must have a “Participation Agreement” form signed by a parent or guardian in order to participate. These are available at each class, or by emailing Regina Gulick at jamesrg@appstate.edu

Tuesday and Thursday classes are open to all experience levels and are held from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Wednesday classes will focus on Intermediate and Advanced Technique and go from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. On occasion, the Wednesday classes may go as late as 7 p.m. Classes are of varying levels with rotating teachers and styles.

In lieu of a class fee, donations to the Dance Visiting Artists and Scholarship funds are encouraged. If you are interested in getting on the SDS email list to receive information about this series and classes, contact Regina Gulick at jamesrg@appstate.edu.

Regina Gulick, the series coordinator and creator, started the initiative as a way to stay in shape over the summer by giving ballet classes for friends. “Soon after starting the series, others noticed and wanted to participate. Other teachers, students going to summer school and friends in the community wanted to teach and take classes of their own,” said Gulick, who is a senior lecturer in Appalachian’s Theatre and Dance Department. “This gave me the idea to have a space where teachers of varied dance backgrounds could share their ideas about technique, introduce new styles to the group and meet people on campus and in our community.”  The Department of Theatre and Dance now sponsors this annual community dance series each June. 

 

TO FIND US

Varsity Gym is located directly across from the parking deck on Rivers Street and is connected to the cafeteria. If you park in the deck, take the walking bridge from the 2nd floor to cross Rivers Street and go through the cafeteria main lobby to the other outside doors. You will find the Varsity Gym doors on your left.  Enter and go down one flight of stairs to another set of double doors. Enter the doors and you are in the dance area. Straight ahead is the dance studio room 208. You can also drop off and pick up by the stairs to the gym near the loading dock facing Rivers Street, and from there, walk through the Gym and find stairs or elevator on the right.  Go up one flight.