“BARRE ONLY” Fall Workshop!

Posted by on Aug 17, 2023 in News
Tallahassee barre only dance workshop.

Ms. Debbie at the barre. Photo by Scott Holstein.

Sharon Davis School of Dance is pleased to host another “BARRE ONLY” Fall workshop this 2023-2024 dance season taught by Joyce Fausone. This Fall workshop will meet on Mondays at 9:45 am, beginning September 11th, 2023 – October 30th, 2023. The cost for this classical ballet workshop (eight classes) is $160. Please make checks payable to Sharon Davis School of Dance.

BARRE ONLY is a 60 minute class designed for the adult ballet student. The class will begin and end with stretching with a full classical ballet barre in between. Adult students need to have past experience in classical ballet training, barre exercises and/or movement vocabulary in another area. Each student will be working towards his/her individual goals and improving his/her technique while enjoying the feelings and benefits of classical ballet.

Tallahassee dance teacher Joyce Fausone.

Tallahassee dance teacher Joyce Fausone.

JOYCE FAUSONE is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a major in dance education, Joyce moved to Tallahassee, Florida in 1972 to attend Florida State University where she received her MFA in Dance under the direction of Dr. Nancy Smith Fichter. After spending 8 years in South Florida, Joyce returned to Tallahassee where she served as the Artistic/Administrative Director of the Tallahassee Ballet for over 20 years. Through her leadership the Company grew from a small regional ballet company to a major cultural institution in Tallahassee. During her tenure she enriched the company’s stature, repertory and initiated several community outreach programs including DanceChance, the Ireland Cultural Exchange, and the Special School Performance Series. She choreographed over 35 original works and initiated the Company’s annual concert An Evening of Music and Dance in collaboration with the FSU College of Music.

In 2004 Joyce received the Nancy Smith Award from the Florida Dance Association for Lifetime Achievement in the field of dance before joining the Florida State University dance faculty as the Coordinator of Special Events for the School of Dance and the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography. Over the years, her position shifted to special programs and events for the School of Dance including overseeing and mentoring the graduate students teaching in the General Studies Dance Program for non-majors, the annual Suzanne Farrell Young Dancer’s Workshop, the Summer Intensive Dance Workshop and the FSU Study Abroad Program “Dance in Paris”.

Joyce taught classical ballet at the Sharon Davis School of Dance prior to accepting her position at FSU. Now that she is retired, she is happy to be back in the studio teaching the BARRE ONLY classes to other ballet enthusiasts.

To register and/or receive more details about the workshop, contact Ms. Joyce directly at: jfausone@icloud.com or Ms. Adele at 850-893-5900.


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