October 24, 2011

Peabody Dance holds master classes, ballet teachers’ seminar

Peabody Dance, a division of the Peabody Preparatory, will welcome three distinguished guest artists at its Day of Master Classes and Ballet Teachers’ Seminar on Sunday, Oct. 30, at its dance studios at 21 E. Mount Vernon Place.

“The Day of Master Classes and Ballet Teachers’ Seminar brings us back to the heart of things by reaching out to dance colleagues and as many as 80 young dancers, primarily from the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions,” said Carol Bartlett, artistic director of Peabody Dance. “This type of service to the dance community has even greater meaning as we prepare for our centenary in 2014.”

This year’s guest artists, who will lead the morning master classes, are internationally known master teacher, coach and choreographer Laszlo Berdo, a former Boston Ballet principal dancer now on the faculty of the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet; regional ballet luminary Rhodie Jorgenson, a former American Ballet Theatre dancer now on the Maryland Youth Ballet faculty; and Marcia Dale Weary, the legendary artistic director/founder of the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet.

The teachers’ seminar, co-led by Weary, Bartlett and Berdo, is called “The Art of Ballet Training: Teaching Fundamental Technique as a Pathway to Artistry and Performance.”

For details about the program, including tuition and registration, download the brochure by going to www.peabody.jhu.edu/dance. More information is available by contacting Peabody Dance at 410-234-4626 or dance@peabody.jhu.edu.