Get back into those ballet shoes and join us for the SCB Master Class Series:
Monday, August 21 through Thursday, August 24th from 6-8 pm! Open to intermediate and advanced dancers ages 12 and up, pointe optional.
Registration is $25 per class by August 21, or $30 at the door. To register now, click here.
This week features ballet classes taught by:
Mon., 8/21 and Wed., 8/23: Marcus Rogers
Marcus Rogers is the owner and Director of the Marcus Rogers Dance Company. At the age of 15 and 16 he won 2 Tremaine Dance Convention Scholarships in NYC and Chicago. Accepted into The School of American Ballet and Miami City Ballet School, he studied in NYC on full scholarship and trained with the Joffrey Ballet School, Peridance Center, and Studio Maestro (now Mahattan Youth Ballet). His professional credits include dancing in the national tour of Sesame Street Live, Bear in the Big Blue House, touring Europe with Jean Ann Ryan Productions, and performing principal roles with the Northeast Ballet Company and The Albany Berkshire Ballet Company. He has also worked as a guest artist, teacher and choreographer for the Saratoga City Ballet, Schenectady Light Opera, Park Playhouse, SPAC Classical Kids Program, The National Museum of Dance, RPI and also served as Director of Dance at Union College from 2008-17 where he still serves as adjunct professor.
Tues., 8/22: Pamara Perry
Pamara Perry’s classical foundation and technique comes from working with world-renowned instructors including George Balanchine, Robert Joffrey, Alexandra Danilova, Andre Eglevsky, Stanley Williams, Felia Doubrovska, Diana Adams, and Suzanne Farrell. She has worked with The New York City Ballet Educational Department and performed worldwide as a principal dancer with The Joffrey Ballet. She has taught at Skidmore, Russell Sage, Siena, and Adirondack Community Colleges, Ballet Regent, The Capital Ballet, Saratoga City Ballet, the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City and at a summer Joffrey Midwest Workshop. Pamara directed The Lexington Ballet Company prior to moving to upstate New York and served as Artistic Director of the Adirondack Repertory Dance Theatre for 30 years.
Thurs., 8/24: Madame Phyllis Latin
Madame Latin was dancing major roles in the Fritche-Lewis Dance Co. by the time she was twelve. She danced in the St. Louis Opera, the San Francisco Opera, and performed for president Truman before her thirteenth birthday. After graduating from high school she left for New York to continue her studies at the School of American Ballet where she auditioned for George Balanchine’s company. Not wanting to join the company as a corps de ballet member she left for Europe and performed as a guest artist for two years. Upon returning to the U. S. she appeared on the Ed Sullivan and Perry Como shows and worked with Jerome Robbins Ballet USA.
In Saratoga Springs she opened the American Dance Center, founded the Saratoga Ballet Co., founded the Saratoga County Arts Council, wrote the dance degree program for the first graduating dance degree student for Empire State College, received a CETA grant for dancers, ballet master, and accompanist, was the official teacher for the Canadian Ballet Association, choreographed for local theater groups, had an international boarding school for dance students from Europe, Canada, Panama, and South America, as well as the U. S. Madame Latin travels to South America, France, and England to teach master classes, in addition to teaching seminars and master classes throughout the U. S..