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Dance Master Classes
This year, for the first time, we’re thrilled to offer master classes in various dance styles, suitable for all levels. Treat yourself and learn something new!
Tickets $20 for one class, or $50 for a three-class bundle. PLUS, when you reserve your place in a Master Class, you get an exclusive discount code for our Evening of World Dance!
Parking Passes at the 7th Street Parking Garage located next to The King Center will be provided at the door on a first come, first served basis.
Master Class Bundle
3:00 PM – Contact Improvisation with Gwen Hunter Ritchie
In Gwen’s wonderful class, you’ll spend some time tuning in to your senses and the internal space of your body, readying yourself to move mindfully. You’ll enjoy community building exercises that foster trust, receptivity, and responsiveness, within yourself and your classmates. The class environment will nurture personal movement styles, body awareness, clear presence, and the ability to give and receive weight and energy between two or more bodies in space.
Gwen Hunter Ritche
Gwen Hunter Ritchie is a recent graduate of CU Boulder with a MFA in dance and somatics. She has danced professionally with Liz Lerman and the Dance Exchange, Malashock Dance & Co., Lower Left Dance, The Kevin Wynn Collection, and Dance Alloy. She was also artistic director of her own repertory company, LABCO Dance based in Pittsburgh for 5 years. Gwen has taught at Slippery Rock University, Chatham University, and is currently adjunct faculty at Naropa University in Boulder. She is excited to show this collaborative work with Ryder Turner and Chrissy Nelson.
4:00 PM – Modern Dance with Cindy Brandle
Cindy’s class combines eastern and western philosophies, with vigorous, extended mixes of movement inspired by the idea that motion travels from the inside out.
Cindy Brandle is the Artistic Director of the Cindy Brandle Dance Company. Cindy danced for ten years with the Chicago Moving Company and served as Co-Artistic Director with founder Nana Shineflug for five of those years. She has been awarded two scholarships from the Dance Center of Columbia College as both a performer and choreographer. Since relocating to Boulder, Brandle’s work has been produced at the University of Colorado, Boulder Department of Dance, The Denver Independent Choreographer’s Project and twice in the Boulder International Fringe Festival.
5:00 PM – Samba with Kebrina Josefina de Jesus of Samba Colorado
Experience the exhilarating and healing art of Samba and Afro-Brazilian dance! Be prepared to sweat, and enjoy what the Brazilians call Axé, meaning ‘soul’ or ‘good vibrations’!
Kebrina Josefina De Jesus
A New York and Puerto Rican Native, Kebrina Josefina De Jesus has been teaching youth and adults dance and theater for over two decades. She holds her Masters of Fine Arts in Theater and Contemporary Performance from Naropa University. Currently, Kebrina teaches, directs and choreographs for her company Samba Colorado. In her spare time, she enjoys mermaiding with Rocky Mountain Mermaids, continues to study dance / theater and travels sharing her love of Brazilian dance, Salsa/Mambo.