DITA, Int/Adv Contemporary w/guest artist Thom Dancy
Monday July 6th & 13th
Wealthy Theatre Annex
1110 Wealthy St SE
Grand Rapids, MI
$15/$12 (students w/ID)
For dancers ages 16+
Contact [email protected] for more information
Using improvisational technique and a ballet base, class works from the ground up. Focus is turned to allowing specific points in the body to be the causality of movement as we progress through increasingly complex combinations. Class finishes with center-work designed to propel the body off its natural axis, using concepts worked on in class to test the body’s potential and create expansiveness. Be prepared to sweat.
Thom Dancy studied ballet at the University of Oklahoma and has danced with Milwaukee Ballet, Grand Rapids Ballet, and The Big Muddy Dance Company (currently under the direction of Brian Enos). Thom is also a member of Actors’ Equity and has performed at The MUNY in Hello, Dolly! and My Fair Lady (2015), as well as in State Fair with the Ohio Outdoor Historical Drama Society. He has originated principal roles in works by Kate Skarpetowska, Victor Alexander, Brian Enos, and Harrison McEldowney.
As a choreographer, Thom has created work on The Big Muddy, Milwaukee Ballet II, Grand Rapids Ballet, COCA, and Danceworks Chicago. His work has been presented at Spring To Dance and the Palm Desert Dance Under The Stars Choreography Festival, and he has won “outstanding choreographer” at YAGP and the World Ballet Competition. Thom is one of The Big Muddy’s in-house choreographers.