W.I.P. (Works In Progress)
Monday, Feb. 17th, 7:30-8:30pm
Urban Grace Studio
902 Market Street, Downtown Tacoma
tickets: $5 at the door (cash, check, and credit card accepted)
Barefoot Collective & MLKBallet host W.I.P. (Works in Progress) – a works-in-progress studio series for performing arts including dance, music, spoken word, theater, and more. This is a chance for artists to perform new and in-process works for a small audience in a relaxed atmosphere. For audience members, this is an opportunity to experience live theater and get a rare glimpse into the creative process of artists in all types of performing arts. At the end of the evening there is an opportunity to give and exchange constructive feedback in the Q&A between the audience and the artists. This is an excellent opportunity to get your work seen, connect with other artists and receive feedback!
Held in the dance studio at Urban Grace, (enter through side door off 9th, up the stairwell to the 3rd floor).
For performing inquiries, please contact April Nyquist, email@example.com
For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/744886352189994/
MLKBallet Celebrates MLK Day by offering a
Contemporary Master Class
with Spectrum Dance Theater’s Shadou Mintrone!
Monday, January 20th, 7pm-8:30pm
$15/$10 for class card
Space is limited. To register, or for more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
3rd Floor Studios
at Urban Grace Church
902 South Market Street
Downtown Tacoma, WA 98402
Shadou Mintrone, originally from southwest Florida, Shadou is a graduate from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA and a new resident to Seattle. Throughout college she has worked under the direction and guidance of many choreographers such as Christopher Huggins and Gary Jeter. Special development of her training came through the wisdom and refinement of Ronen Koresh and Scott Jovovich. Company credits go to Brian Sanders, JUNK, and Zane Booker, SLJ Arts Initiative. In 2009, Shadou was selected as one of three females to perform in Santiago, Chile for “Danza en el Metro” under the direction of Wayne St. David and Maria Urrutia. Now with a BFA in Jazz Dance Performance (May 2011) Shadou is dancing for Spectrum Dance Theater under the artistic direction of Tony-nominated Donald Byrd. Alongside company work, she has just finished assisting Seattle director Eric Ankrim in Balagan Theater’s remount of Spring Awakening.
Our Winter 2014 Session will begin on January 6th, please see our Class Schedule for more information.
New for 2014: Intro to Ballet Fundamentals for Adults & Teens!
With emphasis on form, core strength, and stretching, this class is a perfect way to discover ballet. Especially geared towards beginners, this class is also a great way to refine technique for the seasoned dancer. This class begins on January 6th, 2014. Please see our Class Schedule for more information.
Join us for MLKBallet’s annual holiday celebration:
Tuesday, December 17th
Admission is Free
The Parlor at Urban Grace
902 South Market, Downtown Tacoma
all ages, admission is free
wine walk | cupcake walk | live music
performances | food and drink
This December 17th, we will be celebrating our students and their achievements so far this year at our annual holiday gala, MISTLETOES. Students will have a chance to perform for their families and celebrate together with the broader community. All proceeds benefit mlkballet’s tuition-free dance training programs.
Our Fall Children’s Classes are no longer enrolling, but our Winter Session will begin on January 6th. Please visit Class Schedule for more details.
Adult Open Ballet classes are ongoing throughout the year and take place on Monday evenings, 7:15-8:30pm.
Ten Tiny Dances®
an experiment in confined space
August 25th, 6PM, 2013
2803 6th Ave., Tacoma, WA 98406
10 Big Performances – 1 Tiny Stage
MLKBallet is back with one of their most engaging contemporary dance series, Ten Tiny Dances®. The audience will get a rare, up-close theatre experience featuring ten performances from some of the area’s most innovative dancers, all confined to a 4 foot by 4 foot stage.
Featuring work from:
Shelby Alexander (Tacoma)
Sean B. Cormack (Seattle)
Hannah Crowley (Tacoma)
Jeanne Douville (Tacoma)
Tara Dyberg (Seattle)
Vincent Michael Lopez (Seattle)
Shadou Mintrone (Tacoma)
Amanda Oie (Seattle)
Kt Shores (Seattle)
Tacoma City Ballet (Tacoma)
$20 at the door or $15 in advance at jazzbones.com.
$7 at the door for under 12 and students with ID.
902 Market St
Tacoma, WA 98402-3605
All proceeds benefit MLKBallet’s tuition-free dance training program. Ten Tiny Dances® was created in Portland, Oregon in 2002 and continues to be produced by Mike Barber. Please see www.tentinydances.org for more information.
Contemporary Dance Classes
Three weeks only!
August 4th, 11th, and 18th
Urban Grace Studio
$7 per class or $15 for all three
Join choreographer/teacher Joel Myers for a high-energy contemporary class that is a blend of Modern, Ballet, and Jazz techniques as well as Mr. Myers original choreography. This class will provide a challenging workout for the advanced dancer while the teaching style allows the beginner to thrive as well. Joel is a former principal artist with Spectrum Dance Theater and currently is the Assistant Artistic Director of the Tacoma City Ballet as well as the Program Coordinator for Spectrum Dance Theaters pre-professional Academy Program. (Regular MLKBallet class cards do not apply.)
Our Open Adult Classes are still going strong every Monday night, 7:15pm-8:30pm. Come dance with us!