On Saturday, September 21, Continuum Dance will offer a public master class at the Perkins Family YMCA in St. Michaels. Beginning at 9am, the company’s Artistic Director Malley Hester will lead participants through a warm-up and modern dance class, and teach pieces of company choreography.
Following the master class, Continuum Dance will host open auditions for both apprentices and company members. Auditions, beginning at 11am, will include large and small group movements and dancers are expected to quickly learn and perform choreography. All audition choreography will be in the modern dance style. Dancers who offer an exceptional audition will be invited to join Continuum Dance for weekly rehearsals and upcoming performance opportunities.
Master class and auditions are open to adults and students, ages 12 and up. Some dance training is required, although individuals of all dance backgrounds and levels are encouraged to attend. Master class and audition fees are $15 each, with a $5 discount for participants attending both, and can be paid upon arrival with cash, check, or credit card. Dancers interested in auditioning are encouraged to also attend the master class.
Current YMCA members are invited to attend the October 12 open class at no cost. Participants who are not YMCA members will be asked to sign a guest pass application upon arrival and show photo identification. For participants under the age of 18, a legal guardian must check in the participant with photo identification.
Advance registration is encouraged at www.continuumdancecompany.org/upcoming-events/.