Youth Dance Camp #1 (Ages 3-6)
Jul
9
to Jul 13

Youth Dance Camp #1 (Ages 3-6)

Join Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers and the Wellspring Dance Academy for our Summer Dance Camp for ages 3-6. 

This 5 day camp runs from 9 am -12 pm in the Wellspring Theater in the Epic Center downtown Kalamazoo. 

The day begins with a warm-up and stretches for all participants. They will then enjoy a dance class consisting of creative movement and basic modern and ballet elements, along with learning choreography for Friday's demonstration.Next, participants will participate in art and craft time with various projects involving basic drawing, painting and decorating skills to help create set pieces for the show and costume parts for the show.There is a mid-session break for snacks and games. The day concludes back in the theater for more movement activities and continued practice for the Friday performance.

There will be an informal performance on Friday, July 13th at 11:30 am to share what the participants have learned throughout the week.

Click HERE to register. 

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Youth Dance Camp #2 (Ages 7-11)
Jul
16
to Jul 20

Youth Dance Camp #2 (Ages 7-11)

Join Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers and the Wellspring Dance Academy for our Summer Dance Camp for ages 7-11.

This 5 day camp runs from 9 am -12 pm in the Wellspring Theater in the Epic Center downtown Kalamazoo.

The day begins with a warm-up and stretches for all participants. They will then enjoy a dance class consisting of creative movement and basic modern and ballet elements, along with learning choreography for Friday's demonstration.Next, participants will participate in Art Class where they will have various projects learning basic drawing, painting and decorating skills to help create set pieces for the show and costume parts for the show.There is a mid-session break for snacks and games. The day concludes back in the theater for more movement activities including some basic composition exercises that will contribute to the choreography for Friday’s performance.

There will be an informal performance on Friday, July 20th at 11:30 am to share what the participants have learned throughout the week.

Click HERE to register! 

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Summer Youth Intensive (Ages 12-15)
Jul
23
to Jul 27

Summer Youth Intensive (Ages 12-15)

The Youth Summer Intensive is a 5-day workshop that takes place in the beautiful Wellspring Theater where the Wellspring company rehearses daily and performs several times per year. Participants will have daily technique, repertory, improv, and composition classes. The experience is capped off with an opportunity to share the work learned through the week at an open performance.

Led by Wellspring Company Member, Jasmine Statzer, the day will begin with technique class combining modern elements from well known traditions, to give students a firm base of technique and to be ready and warmed up for the day of dancing. The rest of the day will include learning repertory, improvisation, and basic work in dance composition.

The week will end with an informance that friends and family are invited to attend.

Register HERE for this great program. 

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Summer Adult Intensive (Ages 16+)
Aug
3
9:00 AM09:00

Summer Adult Intensive (Ages 16+)

The Adult Summer Intensive is a 1-day workshop that takes place in the beautiful Wellspring Theater where the Wellspring company rehearses daily and performs several times per year.

This workshop will focus the many aspects of being an adult dancer. It will include technique class in the morning, followed by a choreography class. Lunch will include a talk back session about how to create and fund your own projects, and staying involved in dance as an adult. As well, we will watch and analyze videos of professional choreography to develop artistic input and critiquing skills. After lunch, a Yoga/Pilates class will be followed by a repertory class to culminate the day. Each dancer will have the opportunity to work at a fast paced professional level, building stamina, dance technique, friendships, and a renewed inspiration in dance.

Led by Wellspring Company member, Carolyn Rabbers-Pampalone. 

Registration begins April 1, 2018. Click HERE to register on that date. 

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Parents Night Out
Feb
16
6:00 PM18:00

Parents Night Out

Need a little break from the busy life of parenting/care-taking? 


Bring your kiddo(s) ages 3 and up to the Wellspring Dance Academy and get a little down time! We have a full evening of activities planned including movement activities like obstacle courses and creative movement-style explorations, crafts, snacks, and more. We will keep them busy while you do whatever it is you want/need! 

Be sure to tell your friends too! 

Cost (with registration before February 11th):
$20 per child, $10 per each additional child per family

Cost (with registration after February 11th):
$25 per child, $15 per each additional child per family

REGISTER HERE

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Thursday Night Adult Series: Dunham Barre
Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night Adult Series: Dunham Barre

Through the Katherine Dunham technique, we will explore the use of the barre through the lens of this classical modern technique. Through various strengthening exercises people of all levels can begin to connect their breath, mind, body and spirit. Class will be cancelled if fewer than 3 students register. Instructor: Dasan Mitchell

Adult classes are $18/class to drop-in or you can purchase a package of 10 classes for $160.

Register and pay by selecting the class on our event registration calendar.

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Thursday Night Cori Terry Masterclass: Erick Hawkins
Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night Cori Terry Masterclass: Erick Hawkins

Artistic Director Cori Terry teaches a rare masterclass on the technique of Erick Hawkins. Class will be cancelled if fewer than 3 students register.

Adult classes are $18/class to drop-in or you can purchase a package of 10 classes for $160.

Register and pay by selecting the class on our event registration calendar.

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Thursday Night Adult Dance Series: Movement Exploration
Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night Adult Dance Series: Movement Exploration

Through repertoire and conceptual ideas rooted in phrase work and experimentation, the class will center around choreographic activities to begin to unravel the art of dance making. Class will be cancelled if fewer than 3 students register. Instructor: Company Member Dasan Mitchell

Adult classes are $18/class to drop-in or you can purchase a package of 10 classes for $160.

Register and pay by selecting the class on our event registration calendar.

 

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Thursday Night Adult Dance Series: Hip Hop
Nov
9
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night Adult Dance Series: Hip Hop

Adult Hip-Hop is a high energy intermediate movement class specifically designed to have some fun! This high energy class will explore hard hitting Hip Hop dance combinations and phrases to the most current unedited music. Students should anticipate developing stamina and concentration with a focus on body awareness. This upbeat class is a judgment free zone and the only requirement is that you allow yourself to be challenged. Class will be cancelled if fewer than 3 students register. Instructor: Remi Harrington

Adult classes are $18/class to drop-in or you can purchase a package of 10 classes for $160.

Register and pay by selecting the class on our event registration calendar.

 

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Thursday Night Adult Dance Series: Afro-Modern
Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night Adult Dance Series: Afro-Modern

This class is rooted in basic Katherine Dunham technique. We will find clarity in movement while emphasizing on rhythm through a warm-up, across the floor progressions, and a combination every class! It is open to all levels! Class will be cancelled if fewer than 3 students register. Instructor: Company Member Dasan Mitchell

Adult classes are $18/class to drop-in or you can purchase a package of 10 classes for $160.

Register and pay by selecting the class on our event registration calendar.

 

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Thursday Night Adult Series: Dunham Barre
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night Adult Series: Dunham Barre

Through the Katherine Dunham technique, we will explore the use of the barre through the lens of this classical modern technique. Through various strengthening exercises people of all levels can begin to connect their breath, mind, body and spirit. Class will be cancelled if fewer than 3 students register. Instructor: Dasan Mitchell

Adult classes are $18/class to drop-in or you can purchase a package of 10 classes for $160.

Register and pay by selecting the class on our event registration calendar.

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Thursday Night Adult Dance Series: Creative Movement
Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night Adult Dance Series: Creative Movement

Adult Creative Movement is an intermixing of dance genres perfect for movers that want to develop coordination, body awareness, improvisation, and musicality. This class is unpredictable and creates opportunities for students to explore and develop their own creative process. This laid back class is judgment free for all body types and movement levels. Class will be cancelled if fewer than 3 students register. Instructor: Remi Harrington

Adult classes are $18/class to drop-in or you can purchase a package of 10 classes for $160.

Register and pay by selecting the class on our event registration calendar.

 

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Thursday Night Adult Dance Series: Afro-Modern
Oct
5
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night Adult Dance Series: Afro-Modern

This class is rooted in basic Katherine Dunham technique. We will find clarity in movement while emphasizing on rhythm through a warm-up, across the floor progressions, and a combination every class! It is open to all levels! Class will be cancelled if fewer than 3 students register. Instructor: Company Member Dasan Mitchell

Adult classes are $18/class to drop-in or you can purchase a package of 10 classes for $160.

Register and pay by selecting the class on our event registration calendar.

 

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Cardio Dance Class
Sep
30
8:00 AM08:00

Cardio Dance Class

Dancing like no one is watching. Sweat like on one cares! Join us for this fun, calorie burning class where you will learn an entire dance routine to a popular song in a cardio fashion. It is a great way to have some fun and burn some major calories! Saturday mornings at 8am in the Wellspring Theater.

Class will run approximately 50 minutes. $10/class or $25 for a 3 class pass.

Register and pay by selecting the class on our event registration calendar.

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Thursday Night Adult Series: JAZZ DANCE
Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night Adult Series: JAZZ DANCE

Jazz Dance is a fun class that will focus on technique and combinations. Class consists of a warm-up with center exercises and isolations, across the floor work, and combinations that focus on expression and various jazz dance styles all set to a dynamic soundtrack of music. Class will be cancelled if fewer than 3 students register. Instructor: Kate Yancho

Adult classes are $18/class to drop-in or you can purchase a package of 10 classes for $160.

Register and pay by selecting the class on our event registration calendar.

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Cardio Dance Class
Sep
23
8:00 AM08:00

Cardio Dance Class

Dancing like no one is watching. Sweat like on one cares! Join us for this fun, calorie burning class where you will learn an entire dance routine to a popular song in a cardio fashion. It is a great way to have some fun and burn some major calories! Saturday mornings at 8am in the Wellspring Theater.

Class will run approximately 50 minutes. $10/class or $25 for a 3 class pass.

Register and pay by selecting the class on our event registration calendar.

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Thursday Night Adult Dance Series: Movement Exploration
Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night Adult Dance Series: Movement Exploration

Through repertoire and conceptual ideas rooted in phrase work and experimentation, the class will center around choreographic activities to begin to unravel the art of dance making. Class will be cancelled if fewer than 3 students register. Instructor: Company Member Dasan Mitchell

Adult classes are $18/class to drop-in or you can purchase a package of 10 classes for $160.

Register and pay by selecting the class on our event registration calendar.

 

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Cardio Dance Class
Sep
16
8:00 AM08:00

Cardio Dance Class

Dancing like no one is watching. Sweat like on one cares! Join us for this fun, calorie burning class where you will learn an entire dance routine to a popular song in a cardio fashion. It is a great way to have some fun and burn some major calories! Saturday mornings at 8am in the Wellspring Theater. Class will run approximately 50 minutes. $10/class or $25 for a 3 class pass.

Register and pay by selecting the class on our event registration calendar.

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Sep
14
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night Adult Dance Series: Afro-Modern

This class is rooted in basic Katherine Dunham technique. We will find clarity in movement while emphasizing on rhythm through a warm-up, across the floor progressions, and a combination every class! It is open to all levels! Class will be cancelled if fewer than 3 students register. Instructor: Company Member Dasan Mitchell

Adult classes are $18/class to drop-in or you can purchase a package of 10 classes for $160.

Register and pay by selecting the class on our event registration calendar.

 

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ArtHop! Wellspring Open House & Class Registration Night
Sep
8
5:30 PM17:30

ArtHop! Wellspring Open House & Class Registration Night

Looking to register for fun classes? Come join us downtown during ArtHop on Friday, September 8 for our Open House dance class sampling and registration event!

Meet some of our teachers and participate in free 15-minute sample classes (no special clothing required). Come enjoy some refreshments, enter our free raffle for prizes (including a free month of tuition), get a tour, and learn more about being part of the Wellspring family.

Register with us tonight* and we'll waive our $25 registration fee! Prepay for the whole year to get your tuition discounted by 10-20% and a free Wellspring t-shirt.

Schedule for 15-min Sample Classes:
5:30pm Jazz for 7-15 year olds with Remi Harrington
6:00pm Hip Hop for 7-15 year olds with Remi Harrington
6:30pm Creative Movement for 3-4 year olds with Michele Vanderbeek
7:00pm Creative Movement for 3-4 year olds with Michele Vanderbeek

Wellspring Dance Academy is located in the Wellspring Theater downtown Kalamazoo at 359. S Kalamazoo Mall in the Epic Center Arts Building on the Second Floor. Questions? Email ashley@wellspringdance.org or call us at 269.342.4354.

*We accept cash, check, Mastercard and Visa as forms of payment. See full class descriptions and schedules ahead of time here:wellspringdanceacademy.squarespace.com

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Summer Adult Series: Modern Repertory
Aug
16
6:30 PM18:30

Summer Adult Series: Modern Repertory

This class consists of a short warm-up, including floor work and standing exercises, followed by learning current and past phrases/combinations from the Wellspring repertory. While learning the movement, emphasis will be placed on technique, line, energy, and initiation of movement. All levels are welcome in this nurturing environment. Class will be cancelled if fewer than 3 students register. Instructor: Rachel Miller

Register and pay by selecting the class on our event registration calendar.

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Summer Adult Series: Improv/Healing Movement & Rep
Aug
2
6:30 PM18:30

Summer Adult Series: Improv/Healing Movement & Rep

This class will use guided improvisation as a tool for personal exploration and healing. Additionally, students will use movement to connect internally and with your body and spirit as a whole.  Class will be cancelled if fewer than 3 students register. Instructor: Jasmine Statzer

Register and pay by selecting the class on our event registration calendar.

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