Master Class Series

The Master Class Series offers free dance instruction to NC State students, staff and faculty. Highly trained dance professionals teach a diverse range of styles.

Whether you’re an experienced dancer or a complete beginner, master classes give you the chance to learn something new — no long-term commitment required.

Choose from a rich selection of dance forms and styles, including modern, Latin and hip-hop. Guest teachers are experts in their field and hail from all over the country.

Please REGISTER here.

Fall 2017 Master Class Series 

Welcome Week Classes

Modern Trial Class with Tara Mullins | Friday, August 18, 2017

2–3:15pm | Carmichael Dance Studio 2307

Level: No previous dance experience required.

Hip-Hop Trial Class with Francine Ott | Friday, August 18, 2017

3:30–4:45pm | Carmichael Dance Studio 2307

Level: No previous dance experience required.

Master Classes with Guest Artists (co-presented with NC State LIVE)

Devising Dance/Theatre Class with Lucky Plush Productions | Wednesday, September 13

6:30–8:00pm | Carmichael Dance Studio 2307

Level: Intermediate/advanced

Designed for intermediate to experienced dancers and actors, this workshop explores the ensemble-based creative methods behind Lucky Plush Productions’ nationally acclaimed dance-theater work. Following a simple warm-up that includes improvisation and vocal exercises, participants will be led through a collaborative devising process in which they turn actions, movements and stories into short group compositions. The workshop will culminate in a very informal sharing of participants’ dance-theater experiments.

In addition to experiencing a condensed overview of the company’s artistic philosophy and devising tools, the workshop will provide insight into the creation process of Rooming House

The class is co-presented with NC State LIVE,

Learn more about a week of activities with renowned dance/theatre company Lucky Plush Productions – culminating in a FREE work-in-progress performance on Friday, September 15 at 8pm in Stewart Theatre. See the full schedule of events here.

NEW! Modern/Hip-Hop Master Class with Philadanco! and Rennie Harris Puremovement | Wednesday, October 18

10:00–11:30am | Carmichael Dance Studio 2307

Level: Beginning to intermediate

This modern/hip-hop class gives students the chance to explore their individuality, creativity and innovation using modern dance and hip-hop vocabulary tied to complex and often challenging invigorating and uplifting rhythms. Class begins with a warm-up and continues with modern and hip-hop movement exercises to increase muscle strength, flexibility and stamina. The basic movement and techniques of each style will be defined and practiced.

Learn more about the companies, see their videos and plan on attending their show on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 8pm in Stewart Theatre.

International Classes

Russian Folk Dance with Maria Potepalova | Monday, October 2, 2017

6–7:30pm | Carmichael Dance Studio 2307

Level: No previous dance experience required.

Chinese Folk Dance with Mei Yang | Tuesday, October 10, 2017

5:30–7pm | Carmichael Dance Studio 2307

Level: No previous dance experience required.

[Registration CLOSED –– class is full] Bollywood Fusion with Neelam Patel | Saturday, October 14, 2017

10–11:15am | Carmichael Dance Studio 2307

Level: No previous dance experience required.

The class is included in the 2017 NC State Open House program.

NEW! Contemporary Afro Hip-Hop Fusion with Francine Ott | Saturday, October 28, 2017

11:30am–1pm | Carmichael Dance Studio 2307

Level: No previous dance experience required.

A spiritual hybrid of hip-hop, house, African and modern dance. Francine creates an organic fusion of these diverse styles of dance to create a constant flow of movement throughout the body that is open to all levels.

Advanced Classes

Intermediate/Adv. Contemporary with Britt Whitmoyer Fishel | Tuesday, November 21, 2017

6–7:45pm | Carmichael Dance Studio 2307

Level: Intermediate/Advanced.

Intermediate/Adv. Ballet with Cherilyn Joy Lee | Monday, November 27, 2017

5–6:30pm | Carmichael Dance Studio 2307

Level: Intermediate/Advanced.

Intermediate/Adv. Hip-Hop with Matthew Wright | Wednesday, November 29, 2017

6–7:30pm | Carmichael Dance Studio 2307

Level: Intermediate/Advanced.

FAQs 

Do I need to register?

Space is limited, and preregistration is required. You may register for individual classes or for the entire series. Please fill out the NC State Dance Program Google Form to register for classes!

Who can attend?

Master classes are open to all NC State students, faculty and staff.

How much does it cost?

All classes are free!

Do I need to have dance experience?

Not necessarily. Classes listed as “intermediate” are designed for those with at least two years of previous dance experience. All other classes are open to people of all experience levels. Please read the class description or email us at danceprogram@ncsu.edu if you have any questions.