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Fall 2019 Schedule – August 19 – December 11

Community Adult Classes

Adult Ballet – Mondays – 6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Taught by Katherine Rane
For those who have an interest in ballet, or if you took a ballet class years ago and need a refresher course, this class will start at the beginning and work through to an intermediate level.
This class will be held in the basement of the Electric Theatre.

BALLET CLASS DATES
August 19
August 26
September 9
September 16
September 23
September 30
October 7
October 21
October 28
November 4
November 11
November 18
December 2
December 9

Advanced Ballet – Mondays – 7:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Taught by Linda Gudmundson
For high intermediate or advanced dancers with ballet experience  (either currently or years ago). This dynamic class will help you strengthen and refine your technique!  Instructor will give options to either modify or challenge yourself further.
This class will be held in the basement of the Electric Theatre.

ADVANCED BALLET CLASS DATES
August 19
August 26
September 9
September 16
September 23
September 30
October 7
October 21
October 28
November 4
November 11
November 18
December 2
December 9

Ballet Rehearsal – Mondays – 8:45 p.m. – 10:15 p.m.
Taught by Linda Gudmundson
This class will be held in the basement of the Electric Theatre.

BALLET REHEARSAL CLASS DATES
August 19
August 26
September 9
September 16
September 23
September 30
October 7
October 21
October 28
November 4
November 11
November 18
December 2
December 9

Adult Tap – Wednesdays – 6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Taught by Tim and Tamera Merkley
Intro to Tap – A class designed for beginners who have always wanted to learn tap for pleasure or for those wanting to become familiar with basic technique for upcoming theatrical auditions. Fun for all!
This class we held in the Social Hall.

TAP CLASS DATES
August 21
August 28
September 4
September 11
September 18
September 25
October 2
October 9
October 23
October 30
November 6
November 13
November 20
December 4
December 11

Adult Broadway Jazz – Wednesdays 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Taught by Tim and Tamera Merkley
All level beginners encouraged.  Basics will be taught that will be an advantage to those who are interested in musical theatre.  Learn proper technique or brush up on upcoming auditions.
This class we held in the Social Hall.

ADULT BROADWAY JAZZ CLASS DATES
August 21
August 28
September 4
September 11
September 18
September 25
October 2
October 9
October 23
October 30
November 6
November 13
November 20
December 4
December 11

Adult Ballet (Mornings) – Thursdays – 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Taught by Jenny Mair
An inclusive energetic Adult Ballet Class offered for those seeking to re-enter their former training of ballet.  This class covers the basic ballet skills for a continuation of building into intermediate ballet classwork with engaging combinations .  A great way to reconnect with dance,  regain strength, flexibility, endurance, and muscle tone
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This class will be held in the basement of the Electric Theatre.

ADULT BALLET (MORNINGS) CLASS DATES
August 22
August 29
September 5
September 12
September 19
September 26
October 3
October 10
October 24
November 7
November 14
November 21
December 5
December 12

Modern – Thursdays – 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Taught by Gloria Morin
We will explore the fundamentals taught by Modern dance pioneers such as Graham, Limon, Horton, and Cunningham in order to address the full range of motion available to the body and used in contemporary dance. Special emphasis on core strength, spine articulation, and fluid floor work taught in a fun, friendly environment. Students are encouraged to register for the entire session as classwork will build upon itself from week to week. However, drop-ins are always welcome.
This class will be held in the basement of the Electric Theatre.

MODERN CLASS DATES
August 22 – October 3
<b>Because of the shortened dates, this class has a discount! 6 classes – $40! That’s around $6.66 for an hour-long class! WHAT A DEAL!</b>

Advanced Modern – Thursdays – 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Taught by Jennie Jones
We will explore the fundamentals taught by Modern dance pioneers such as Graham, Limon, Horton, and Cunningham in order to address the full range of motion available to the body and used in contemporary dance. Special emphasis on core strength, spine articulation, and fluid floor work taught in a fun, friendly environment. Students are encouraged to register for the entire session as classwork will build upon itself from week to week. However, drop-ins are always welcome.
This class will be held in the basement of the Electric Theatre.

Company/ Advanced Adult Dancer Classes


Company Modern Rehearsal – Mondays – 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm
Taught by Linda Gudmundson Wilson
Rehearsal will be held in the basement of the Electric Theatre.

REHEARSAL DATES
August 22
August 29 – No class – AUDITIONS @ DSU
September 5
September 12
September 19
September 26
October 3
October 10
October 17
October 24
November 7
November 14
November 21
December 5
December 12


Location:
The Electric Theater
68 East Tabernacle,  St. George, UT 84770
(Use the rear door and go downstairs)

The Social Hall
212 N Main St, St. George, UT 84770
(next to the St. George Opera House)

Drop-in classes – $12
Class session – $100
Punch card – 5 punches for $40 ($8 a class!)

Instructors


Linda Gudmundson Wilson: Company Ballet Instructor

Linda Gudmunson Wilson was allowed to dance with Virginia Tanner at the age of 3. She continued to study all sorts of dance throughout the Salt Lake Valley from many other very notable teachers. She moved to El Paso,Texas where she luckily found her place with the very wonderful Ingeborg Heuser and the UTEP Civic Ballet. She spent all of her high school years focusing on ballet technique and performance. Miss Heuser warned her she would want to teach someday. She returned to SLC to join Ballet West under the direction of Willam Christiansen and later under Bruce Marks. After rising to the rank of soloist she decided to head east. She went on a short stop-over to Minneapolis (mid-west) where she remained until she retired from the stage. There she was a principle dancer with Loyce Houlton’s The Minnesota Dance Theatre and Myron Johnson’s Ballet of the Dolls. Thanks to her husband Deward for pushing her to the dance scene in St. George, Utah. It’s happening!


Katherine Rane: Ballet Instructor

Katherine Dixon Rane began her dance studies doing ballet with the Academy of Nevada Dance Theater in Las Vegas at the age of ten. There she had many opportunities to perform in productions with the professional ballet company, Nevada Dance Theater (now known as Nevada Ballet Theater). As a young girl she was chosen by Nevada Dance Theater’s artistic director to perform solos in roles such as Clara in The Nutcracker.

In high school, she moved to St. George where she studied ballet with Gretchen Rowe at the Ballet Arts of Southern Utah. She auditioned and attended the Walnut Hill School in Boston, Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle, and the Houston Ballet Academy summer intensive workshops. She was also on her high school drill team for three years where she performed jazz, hip-hop, and modern extensively. She was the team captain her senior year and won first place in many solo dance competitions. She competed her solo jazz dance in the national competition in L.A. and was crowned first place Miss Dance/Drill Team USA and had the opportunity to represent the USA at the Miss Dance/Drill Team International competition in Adelaide, Australia where she also won first place and was given the City of Adelaide Award as well for scoring the highest of any dance number in the entire competition.

Katherine graduated Valedictorian of the Dance Department at Brigham Young University in April 2005. She performed for four years as a principal dancer with the BYU ballet companies on full academic and dance scholarships. While at BYU, she was also invited to teach some of the beginning and intermediate college ballet classes during her senior year.

Katherine has performed and taught dance throughout the country. She danced professionally as a principal artist with Utah Regional Ballet (now known as Utah Metropolitan Ballet) for three seasons where she performed roles in both contemporary and classical repertoire such as the Snow Queen and Sugar Plum Fairy in Jacqueline Colledge’s The Nutcracker. She joined Saint Paul City Ballet in 2010 and danced for three seasons as a soloist before retiring from her performing career. Katherine has enjoyed teaching ballet as adjunct faculty at Utah Valley University in Orem, UT and at various studios throughout the Midwest and Western United States. She is happy to be back in the beautiful desert with her husband and three active children.


Jenny Mair: Modern Dance Instructor

Jenny Mair enjoys choreographing and teaching for the vibrant, artistic dance community in St. George. She is thrilled to be teaching and choreographing with St. George Dance Company this season. She brings a refreshingly diverse and eclectic sense as an artist and enjoys experiencing new places and creating new connections through dance.

Jenny received an MFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She has had the opportunity to choreograph, perform, and teach in Greece, Belgium, Italy, France, Tokyo, Hawaii, and Utah. She has participated in the Red Rock Dance Festival, Asian-Pacific Dance Festival, American College Dance Association, and was invited to take company class for three seasons with Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company. Jenny received her BA in Ballet from Brigham Young University, performing and touring four seasons with Theatre Ballet Company, and later with Rocky Mountain Ballet Company.

As well as working with SGDC, Jenny teaches at Dixie State University in the Dance Department and Westside Studio of the Performing Arts. Jenny is currently setting work for the dance program’s upcoming faculty concert, and recently choreographed for DSU Theatre Department, Alice in Wonderland. She choreographs internationally and locally, teaching master classes in ballet and contemporary/modern dance styles. She will be dance faculty this summer, at the three-week summer intensive, in Florence, Italy.


Tim Merkley: Tap/Jazz Instructor

Tim Merkley is a performer returning to St. George after a several-year hiatus. He has a degree in Musical Theatre from Western Wyoming College, a degree in Dance from Utah Valley University, and is a Master’s in Dance from Sarah Lawrence College in NYC. He just finished a year of teaching in BYU’s Dance Department. He has been seen performing in St. George in twelve different theatrical productions, most notably as George Bailey in It’s a Wonderful Life, Archibald in The Secret Garden, and Edward Rochester in Jane Eyre. He performed in St. George Dance Company’s Kinetic Gallery, where he both choreographed and performed Pull. He’s excited to teach Tap and Broadway Jazz alongside his wife and fellow performer Tamera Merkley.


Tamera Merkley: Tap/ Jazz Instructor

Tamera Merkley has been dancing since the age of five. With her mom as a dance teacher, she grew up around the art form and fell in love. She attended Western Wyoming College to pursue a degree in Musical Theatre and then attended Utah Valley University studying Modern Dance. While there, she enjoyed performing on Synergy Dance Company. Tamera has taught and performed in many venues across the country, from Utah to NYC.   In addition, she has choreographed musical theatre and performed. An accomplished singer, she’s viewed as a triple threat.


Gloria Morin: Modern Instructor

Gloria Morin graduated with an AFA in Modern Dance from a community college in Wyoming. She then went on to receive a BFA in Modern Dance from the University of Utah in 2017.

She started doing theatre in a children’s theatre program in Wyoming, and since then she has performed in several musicals and plays including The Secret Garden, Lucky Stiff, Steel Magnolias, Kindertransport, Aida, and Hairspray. She has also performed in several dance concerts during her education in Salt Lake, as well as in the 2018 spring performance with the St. George Dance Company.


Nondiscriminatory Policy

The St. George Dance Company admits students of any race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, program and activities federally accorded or made available to students. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs other administered programs.