It is always our continuing mission to….
….build self-confidence and character, and burgeon the spark of creativity and artistry in everyone of our students. As well, it is our philosophy to take ACTION. Artistry, Creativity, Transformation, Integrity, Outreach and Nurture are our principles in all we do!
Therefore, it is with great pleasure that we announce our **Contemporary and **Ballet Master Classes with David Reuille!
Phoenix Rising Dance Company will host Mr. Reuille on Friday, September 8th from 12:00pm-1:30pm during their normally scheduled company class. Although this is during the school day, we hope that advanced through pre-professional level students will take advantage of this **Contemporary Class. Students should dress in appropriate attire for a professional contemporary dance class. This class will take place at Phoenix Rising Dance Studios, $10.00 for all guests and is open to the public. All proceeds benefit Phoenix Rising Dance Company, our resident, not-for-profit professional concert dance company.
Phoenix Rising Dance Studios will host Mr. Reuille on Wednesday, September 13th for an intermediate/advanced **Ballet class from 5:30pm-7:00pm and a pointe/pre-pointe class from 7:00pm-7:30pm. Cost for this class is $18.00 for ballet and, for both ballet and pre-pointe, $25.00. Pointe can only be taken if student has taken the preceding ballet class. Dancers should wear appropriate ballet attire; women-leotard, tights and ballet/pointe shoes, men-white tee or tank, tights and ballet shoes. Both ballet and pointe classes will take place at Phoenix Rising Dance Studios and are open to the public, and free to current PRDStudios students selected by Artistic Director to participate.
We encourage dancers at the intermediate through professional level to come and participate in these exciting master classes! Mr. Reuille has a wealth of knowledge from his own personal experiences throughout his career, and his passion for dance education coincide with our values and Phoenix Rising’s take A.C.T.I.O.N. philosophy!
- **See Mr. Reuille’s bio and Class Descriptions below.
Mr. Reuille’s class is a mixture of dance styles and draws from a breadth of life experiences. With an appreciation for the explorations of modern dance legends Limon, Graham, Cunningham, Horton, & Dunham, Mr. Reuille’s classes explore a synthesis of old and new. Included in this exploration is an attempt to blur the barriers between modern, jazz, ballet, hip-hop, ethnic, and theatrical dance styles. The result is a fusion of styles that blends to create something new and fresh. Many of the traditional elements of class are used including curve, contraction, isolation, shape form, tilt, off-center, and drop/swing recovery. Students are also asked to be active participants in their learning by exploring their use of energy, gesture, and musical phrasing. The syllabus progresses by combining and mixing these basic elements to create a complexity of movement that attempts to hold onto the intent of original elements. The class emphasises placement, use of energy, and artistry. In this class students gain the ability to move fluidly through any dance style or choreographic exploration.