Master Class Series

The Dance Program 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 for the master classes since space is limited.

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Fall 2018 Master Class Series 

Free Welcome Week Class: Modern with Tara Mullins | Friday, Aug. 17, 2-3:30 p.m.

Carmichael Dance Studio 2307

Level: all levels, no dance experience required

Free Welcome Week Class: Hip-Hop with Francine Ott | Friday, Aug. 17, 3:30-5 p.m.

Carmichael Dance Studio 2307

Level: all levels, no dance experience required

Global Series

Master Class: African with Robin Gee | Saturday, Sep. 15, 10-11:15 a.m.

Carmichael Dance Studio 2307

Level: all levels, no dance experience required

Master Class: STEPS Workshop with Ray Kass | Wednesday, Sep. 19, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Carmichael Dance Studio 2307

Master Class: Afro-House with Kim Holmes | Friday, Oct. 12, 1:30-3pm

Carmichael Dance Studio 2307

Level: all levels, no dance experience required

Master Class: American Tribal Style® Bellydance with Li Marcus | Tuesday, Oct. 23, 7:30-8:45 p.m.

Carmichael Dance Studio 2307

Level: all levels, no dance experience required

Experience proud posture and carriage inspired by flamenco, beautiful arm pathways inspired by Rajasthani dance, and brain-challenging isolations of bellydance all in a fun, low-impact, and expressive improvisational dance style. Created by FatChanceBellydance® of San Francisco, American Tribal Style® (or ATS®) thrives on the connection between the dancer and the music, as well as the dancers with each other. This lead-and-follow format has spread all over the world, creating a global community where sometimes the only shared language is the dance itself.

This Master Class will introduce both slow and fast movements from the ATS® vocabulary as well as concepts and dynamics intrinsic to this collaborative dance form such as: cuing, zilling, and formations.

Please wear comfortable clothes and bare feet or dance shoes. All levels, no dance experience required.

Master Class: Greek Folk Dance (Sirtaki) with Maria Potepalova | Tuesday, Oct. 30, 7-8:15 p.m.

Carmichael Dance Studio 2307

Level: all levels, no dance experience required

Sirtaki (alternatively spelled syrtaki) is one of the most popular Greek dances. Sirtaki is danced in a line or circle formation with hands held on neighbors’ shoulders, while line formation is more traditional. The dance starts with slow, smooth moves that gradually become faster, more lively, often including small leaps. The class is for beginners and no dance experience is required. Join Maria Potepalova to try this graceful and fun dance style!

Advanced Series

Advanced Modern with Megan Mazarick | Monday, Nov. 26, 4:45-6:15 p.m.

Carmichael Dance Studio 2307

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Advanced Jazz with Amanda Ross | Wednesday, Dec. 5, 4:45-6:15 p.m.

Carmichael Dance Studio 2307

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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.

Do I need to know anything else?

If you haven’t signed the NC State Photograph and Publicity Release form in the past, please do it before the master class and email it to us at danceprogram@ncsu.edu. Please go to go.ncsu.edu/dance-photorelease and 1) download the form; 2) complete the form; and 3) email to us at danceprogram@ncsu.edu.