Recognized as one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, Martha Graham created a movement language based upon the expressive capacity of the human body. It all began in 1926 when Martha Graham started teaching a group of dancers who had been drawn to her creative work. Thus began the Martha Graham Studio, to remain under her personal guidance for the next 66 years. When official accreditation came to dance in 1980 with the formation of the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD), it adopted Martha Graham’s term, “Professional Studio School” to denote independent dance studios that teach to professional standards. Students who have studied at the Martha Graham School have moved on to professional dance companies such as the Martha Graham Dance Company, Paul Taylor Dance Company, José Limón Dance Company, the Buglisi Dance Theater, Rioult Dance Theater, The Battery Dance Company, Noemi Lafrance Dance Company, as well as other companies throughout the world and on Broadway.
Each summer the Vail Dance Festival hosts a Master Class Series giving dance students from the Vail Valley and surrounding areas the opportunity to learn and gain invaluable dance experience from world-class dancers and instructors.
Please understand that ALL classes will be taught at an advanced level and are intended for pre-professional students
Proper dance shoes are required for each class. No rings, dangling earrings, or necklaces. Hair should be neatly pulled back into a bun or pony tail.
Solid colored leotard, pink or white tights and ballet shoes; demi skirt optional.
Solid colored t-shirt, dance pants or tights, and ballet shoes.
ALL PURCHASES ARE FINAL, NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES.
All PARTICIPANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO SIGN OR HAVE A GUARDIAN SIGN A WAIVER PRIOR TO JOINING CLASS
If your guardian is unable to attend the class and sign your waiver, please email the organizer at firstname.lastname@example.org to have a waiver emailed to you prior to the event.
Festival Fan Club
The Festival Fan Club is available year-round and includes early access ticketing for Dance for $20.17 along with other great benefits! For more information about the Fan Club call 970. 777.2015
Community Arts Access
To learn more about attending a performance through our Community Arts Access program or providing support to eliminate socioeconomic barriers to the arts, please contact Cathy Heller.