Don’t miss your opportunity to take master dance classes in tap, musical theatre and contemporary dance on Oct. 2nd & 9th, 2016 with Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts/ Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota alum before he heads back out on the road this November for his 2nd year as an ensemble member of the National Tour of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.
Bryan Charles Moore is native of St. Paul, MN, where he received his dance training at various competition dance studios around the Twin Cities area, as well as St. Paul Conservatory for the Arts. He then continued his training at Minnesota Conservatory of the Arts, and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Performance Studies in Dance and Theatre from Saint Mary’s University (’13). Credits include: National Tours – Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular; Regional – Rock of Ages (Gateway Playhouse), West Side Story (John W. Engeman Theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse), Mary Poppins (Theatre Under the Stars, Ogunquit Playhouse), Disney’s High School Musical (Children’s Theatre Company, Minneapolis).
Below is a schedule of classes, a description, and recommended age and dance level. The dance classes are open to the public, if you have a question about dance experience/ level please contact MCA at 507-453-5500. All dance master classes are $18 each. University students receive a 50% discount, no other discounts may be applied for these dance classes.
Musical theatre dance is becoming a vastly expanding style that allows for the integration of many styles and many influences. This musical theatre class draws influence from classical Broadway and old Hollywood movie-musicals, with a contemporary flare and an emphasis on acting and character development, some of the most fundamental traits of becoming a “Triple Threat.”
Tap can be looked at from many different lenses, but this class draws its main focus in understanding the rhythm and musicality of tap dancing, and then layers the performance quality and ease of the old Hollywood dancers, very much reflecting the influences of my own training as a tap dancer.
Contemporary is one of those words being thrown around to describe styles of dance that fall outside of one of the basic disciplines: ballet, jazz, modern, etc. In this class, we draw influence from many different styles and add a focus on connecting personally and emotionally with the music and the movement, allowing for a greater understanding of the dancer as a person and a mover.