The Alloy School, Ballet / Jazz (ages 3-6)
Saturdays, March 6, 13, 20, 27
Saturdays, April 3, 10
9:00am – 9:55am
This class serves as a primer for our younger dancers interested in the classical forms. It includes a warm-up, basic ballet and jazz steps, center movement, simple choreography, and free dance time. These sessions are taught by Joy-Marie Thompson.
Instructor: Joy-Marie Thompson is a dancer, choreographer, and certified ANIMAL FLOW© instructor based in Osage Land-otherwise known as Pittsburgh, PA. After receiving her BFA from SUNY Purchase’s Conservatory of Dance, she professionally performed work by Shamel Pitts, STAYCEE PEARL dance project & Soy Sos, and Sidra Bell. Before COVID-19, she was a resident at The McKittrick Hotel in Sleep No More (NYC) performing choreography by Maxine Doyle. As a choreographer and collaborator, she has presented work at: American Dance Guild, the Women in Dance Conference, Festival PRISMA, Derida Stage, PearlArts Studios, and many film festivals including Dance Film Association’s #mydancefilm at Lincoln Center.
The Alloy School is made possible with support from The Grable Foundation and is relaunched in collaboration with PearlArts as part of the PearlArts @ KST Mutual-Aid Residency.