A Week of Dance Classes With Master Artists

Posted by on Aug 15, 2020 in News
Guest dance teachers Olivia Hopkins, Holly Stone, and Mary Roberts will be teaching a week of master dance classes at Sharon Davis School of Dance in Tallahassee August 17th - August 21st, 2020.

Dance Master Artists Olivia Hopkins, Holly Stone, and Mary Roberts will be teaching a week of master dance classes at Sharon Davis School of Dance in Tallahassee August 17th – August 21st, 2020.

Sharon Davis School of Dance is excited to host a week of master dance classes on August 17th-21st, 2020! This new workshop is designed for the Intermediate/Advanced dancer and will consist of two-hour classes in the following:

  • Ballet – Monday, 10am-12pm
  • Ballroom – Tuesday, 10am-12pm
  • Musical Theatre – Wednesday, 10am-12pm
  • Contemporary – Thursday, 2pm-4pm
  • Jazz – Friday, 10am-12pm

This is a fantastic opportunity for our formerly trained dancers to participate each day with a Master Artist and deepen their understanding of dance technique and refine already acquired skills. These new found skills and exposure to different styles would then be applied to our regular curriculum inside our “dance home.”

We are delighted to welcome Master Artists: Ms. Holly Stone, Ms. Mary Roberts, and Ms. Olivia Hopkins into our studio. Each instructor holds a college dance degree and has a plethora of dance knowledge to share with students.

Olivia Hopkins is a recent graduate of Florida State University with a BFA in Dance and a minor in Business. She trains in all forms of dance, but especially enjoys jazz, contemporary, and modern. At Florida State, she was a third-year member and a three-year liaison in the Student-Athlete Advisory Council for the FSU Golden Girls, the school’s official dance team. Hopkins has experience teaching beginner to intermediate ballet, contemporary, jazz, and hip hop in a private studio and recreational community. Olivia was awarded the Gold medal in Dance at the NAACP ACT-SO competition. At Florida State University, she has been recognized as a Seminole Torchbearer and a recipient of the Torchbearer 100 for her outstanding leadership in the community. She has worked as a dancewear model for Body Wrappers/Angelo Luzio as a Models at Large Social Media Representative. She has performed work by premiere choreographers (Katarzyna Skarpetowska, Tyler Gilstrap, Millicent Johnnie), trained under notable FSU professors and choreographed several concert and competitive pieces of her own. Olivia is also a first-year (online) Cleo II member, a pre-professional apprentice company, for the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble in Denver, Colorado. She is currently attending Florida State University to earn her MBA in Human Resources.

Holly Stone is a dancer, choreographer, engineer, film-maker, and educator who left the private sector to complete her FSU in Dance at FSU. Originally from Vermont, she specializes in ballet and ballroom dance. Recent theater choreography credits include CATS and SOUTH PACIFIC for Quincy Musical Theatre, A NEW BRAIN for FSU Theatre, and CANDIDE for FSU Opera.  She is a professional ballroom instructor, and she is passionate about safe and inclusive partner interactions in all aspects of her work. She loves teaching all levels, and often draws on her background as an engineer to defuse the tension between science and the arts in teaching and in choreography.

Mary Roberts is a freelance choreographer and director, dance educator, and teaching artist. She specializes in high-octane spectacle as a choreographer and entertainment director in the cruise line industry. As a performer, she opened ships and production shows and now carries her experience forward training, teaching, and installing dancers and performers in their shows at sea. As a dance educator, Mary specializes in jazz dance and American dance forms, providing young dancers with a sense of their dance roots and help professionalize working dancers as they emerge in the field. Mary also brings a high sense of collaboration, compassion, and energy to all projects.

The tuition for this week-long workshop is $200 and has very limited capacity. We will continue to follow our COVID-19 Protocol of temperature checks, mask coverings, frequent sanitizing, and social distancing with the help of an applied grid onto our studio dance floor.

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