September 27, 2010

Peabody Dance holds master classes, teachers’ seminars

On Sunday, Oct. 3, Peabody Dance will hold its annual Day of Master Classes and Ballet Teachers’ Seminars. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the dance studios of the Peabody Preparatory’s Mount Vernon campus.

This year marks a decade of Peabody Dance’s efforts to reach out and serve colleagues and serious students in dance by sponsoring “exceptional events,” one of several goals set in 2001 with the appointment of Barbara Weisberger as artistic adviser.

Joining Peabody Dance’s faculty and other noted teachers are three guest artists: Marcia Dale Weary, the artistic director/founder of the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet; Rhodie Jorgenson, former American Ballet Theater dancer who is now on the faculty of the Maryland Youth Ballet; and Laszlo Berdo, a former Boston Ballet principal dancer now on the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet faculty.

Professionals working with young children, as well as dance studio teachers and college dance professors and students, will participate in the seminars, and the event will continue to nurture Peabody Dance’s focus on training the male dancer.

A brochure with details may be downloaded at For more information, contact Peabody Dance at 410-234-4626 or dance@peabody