PERFORMANCE GROUPS

 

SAYE

SAYE 2019-20 MEMBERS

 

Reed Brothers, Ysabel David, Elle Gailey,

Eliza Gilligan, Nina Hall, Orli Hellerstein,

Mia Holtan, Nico Migdal, Lucy Thompson, 

Chloe Tripier, Naledi Wiberg

Alumni

SAYE 2019-20 CHOREOGRAPHERS

 

Tanya Chianese, Wax Poets (Garth Grimball and

Heather Stockton), Talli Jackson, Katie Faulkner,

Kristin Damrow

Previous Choreographers

The Shawl-Anderson Youth Ensemble (SAYE) is a pre-professional modern dance program for ages 14-18. This program is for the dedicated modern dance student who has completed the intermediate or advanced level at SADC or a comparable program, and is interested in learning and performing new choreography. As a participant in SAYE, students have the opportunity to train intensively, and participate in creative processes with professional artists from the Bay Area and beyond. Students are selected based on level and age via auditions.

This fall the Shawl-Anderson Youth Ensemble will continue in a very different format, but will keep the high quality training, creative investigation, and community building that we've always prioritized.  The ensemble will meet three times per week with two classes (modern + ballet, hip-hop, or conditioning) and one rehearsal. SAYE classes this fall will focus on maintaining strength and conditioning, improvising and building awareness in the body, and learning and performing choreographic material.  In rehearsals, dancers will work with a facilitating instructor on choreography assignments, writing, improvisation, and (hopefully) some site-specific work that will be used to create a dance film.  We are looking for dancers who are willing to try new things, open to improvising and sharing their experiences, and interested in contributing to a supportive and fun learning environment.  We are also looking for dancers who have experience at an intermediate or advanced level of modern dance technique. If you have questions or concerns please email Mo Miner (mominer@gmail.com).  

During Fall 2020, while we are still under SIP guidelines in Alameda County, the program requires a 12-week semester commitment. This schedule consists of:

Ensemble Classes 

Tues  5:30-6:30pm - Creative Process, TBD

Thurs 4:00-5:15pm - Modern Technique with Mo Miner

Option between these options for the 3rd required class:

  • Mon 5:15-6:15pm - Beginning Teen Ballet 

  • Mon 5:30-6:30pm - Teen Hip-Hop Fundamentals

  • Mon 5:15-6:15pm - JPG Ballet (aprox. Level III)

  • Mon 4:00-5:00pm - BPG Ballet (Level IV/VI)

  • Thur 5:15-6:15pm - Stretch & Strength

 

AUDITIONS

Participation in the Shawl-Anderson Youth Ensemble is by online audition.

REQUIRED MATERIALS:

  • Audition Form (below).

  • 1 minute (max) video showcasing you as a dancer.

  • 1 letter of recommendation from a dance teacher. 

 

 

The 2020-21 audition application is due by Aug 8th, 2020. Selections will be made by Aug 15th, 2020.

 

Questions? E-mail Program Director Mo Miner

or call 510-654-5921

 

YouthCo

2019-20 MEMBERS

Phoebe Aldrich, Emma Backer, Roya Becker,

Stella Della Sala, Stella Fitzsimmons,

Pearl Gauthier, Abby Jo Lynn,

Soizig Senant-Giraud, Phoebe Van Eyck

 ​Alumni

2019-20 CHOREOGRAPHERS

 

Ashley Gayle Crockett, Andrew Merrell, Korea Venters, Stacey Yuen, Hannah Westbrook

Previous Choreographers

This class is for pre-teen and teen dancers who are interested in exploring modern technique, choreography and other forms of dance. Dancers will participate in the Fall performance on November 21st (scheduled as a virtual showing).

The commitment requires two rehearsals per week, and a strong work ethic. This group is open to dancers of all levels. 

YouthCo Classes 

Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00pm

Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm

Questions? E-mail Program Director Hannah Westbrook

or call 510-654-5921

 

BPG

BPG 2020 MEMBERS

Mia Breidenbach, Carmel Drogin, Margot Keady,

Hannah Kuhns, Rose Levine, Muriel Olivier,

Sumaiya Rahman 

Alumni

BPG 2020 CHOREOGRAPHERS

Hayley Bowman, Ruth Olga Sherman​

Alumni

This class is for the intermediate to advanced teen ballet dancer, level IV - VI. Dancers will take technique class along with learning variations and be guided through a creative choreography process through the ballet vernacular. Dancers will participate in the Fall performance on November 21st (scheduled as a virtual showing).

The commitment requires a three rehearsal per week, and a strong work ethic.

Ballet Performance Group Classes

Mondays, 4:00-5:00pm

Wednesdays, 4:00-5:14pm

Saturdays, 11:00am-1:15pm

Questions? E-mail Youth Program Assistant Hannah Westbrook

or call 510-654-5921

 

JPG

2019-20 MEMBERS

Eva Bradman, Maizie Cline, Ella Horn, Isabel Huntzinger, Caroline Jacobs, Elly Rokeach, Josephine Thompson, Sophia Trinidad, Satine Walz

2019-20 CHOREOGRAPHERS

 

Elena Martins, Rachel Caldwell, Ruth Olga Sherman

This class is for the intermediate to advanced teen Jazz dancer. Dancers will take technique class along with learning variations for small spaces and be guided through a creative choreography process through the Jazz vernacular. Dancers will participate in the Fall performance on November 21st (scheduled as a virtual showing).

The commitment requires three classes per week and a strong work ethic.

Jazz Performance Group Classes 

Mondays, 5:30-6:30pm (Ballet)

Mondays, 6:30-7:30pm (Jazz)

Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00pm (Jazz)

Questions? E-mail Program Director Elena Martins

or call 510-654-5921

SHAWL-ANDERSON DANCE CENTER 

510-654-5921 | info@shawl-anderson.org

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Youth classes only

511 48th St.

Oakland, CA 94609

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Youth classes only

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Berkeley, CA 94702

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