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Contemporary Dance

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Classes

Contemporary Dance classes run September-May each year.

Registration for the 23-24 dance year is now open!

Contemporary Dance Classes begin September 5th

23-24 Dance Schedule

Kids in Motion (ages 3-4)

Mondays 2:45-3:30

$45/month

Led by Mikum Webster

Students learn to love dance while developing coordination, imagination, memory, musicality, and motor skills. Students will learn fundamentals of various styles including ballet, jazz, tap, and acrobatics.

Beginner Dance (Ages 5-7)

Thursdays 3:30-4:30

$55/month

Led by Lacy Gill

Students learn to love dance while developing coordination, imagination, memory, musicality, and motor skills. This class begins to focus more on technique and choreography in contemporary and modern styles with touches of acrobatics.

Contemporary I (Ages 7-9)

Mondays 3:30-4:30

$55/month 

Led by Mikum Webster

Geared towards students with some previous dance experience, this class is an extension of the concepts learned in Beginner Dance . This class fuses together contemporary, lyrical and jazz styles. Each week dancers will learn choreography and grow in their flexibility and technique in turns, leaps, and traveling steps. 

Contemporary  II (ages 10+)

Thursdays 5:30-6:30

$55/month

Led by Lacy Gill

Geared towards students with some previous dance experience, this class is an extension of the concepts learned in Contemporary 1. This class fuses together contemporary, lyrical and jazz styles. Each week dancers will learn choreography and grow in their flexibility and technique in turns, leaps, and traveling steps.

 

Musical Theater (ages 8+)

Thursdays 4:30-5:30 

$55/month 

Led by Lacy Gill

This class will combine dancing and performing while exploring and learning about classic Broadway musicals and today’s Broadway hits through jazz style dance technique. This is a great class for classically trained dancers wanting to become confident with other styles of dance, young actors wanting to expand their dance technique, and for kiddos hoping to find a new found love for movement! 

Troupe

(ages 7-10), Mondays 4:30-5:15

(ages 11+), Mondays 5:15-6:00

$45/month

Led by Mikum Webster

Gives dancers performance opportunities in the community. This low pressure performance experience is great for dancers who just want to get out there and share their talents with the community. Dancers must be enrolled in a technique class (Beginning Dance, Contemporary 1 or 2, Muiscal Theater, Jazz and Tap, Beginner Choreo, Teen Dance, or Ballet). This class is a rehearsal class that meets once a week and occasionally has extra rehearsals leading up to performances. Auditions will be held during the first month of classes. Anyone who is interested, please don’t hesitate to check it out! Join us as we share our dance with the community!  $45 + costume fee.

Beginner Choreography (ages 11+)

Tuesdays 5:00-6:00

$55/month

Led by Claire Landis 

Geared towards students with dance experience that want to learn how to create their own dances. This class will encourage students to explore their own movement style while working within the five elements of dance: Body, Action, Space, Time, and Energy. Students will create their own dances through improvisation and guided exploration activities.

Tap and Jazz (ages 11+)

Mondays 6:00-7:00

$55/month

Led by Mikum Webster

Ignite your passion for dance with our invigorating Jazz and Tap Combo class. This dynamic fusion of jazz and tap offers an exceptional opportunity to explore two distinct yet complementary dance styles. From the energetic syncopations of tap to the fluidity and expression of jazz, students will embark on a journey of creativity, coordination, and self-discovery. We will refine technical skills, enhance musicality, and nurture self-confidence through engaging routines and captivating choreography all while embracing the joy of movement in a vibrant and supportive environment.

Tap shoes are recommended, but not necessary for the first day. The rest of the class can be done in jazz shoes, barefoot, or socks.

Dress Code

  • Bare feet or dance shoes (ballet, jazz, and contemporary are good options).

  • Clothes should be fitted to the body and easy to move in

  • Hair should be out of the face. 

  • No jewelry.

We prefer cash or check to avoid costly credit card fees.

You may also pay via Paypal or by debit/credit card in our main office.

Drop in fee is $20 per class & student must be preregistered

Sibling Discount- $5 off each month for each sibling

Multiclass Discount- $5 off each month for each class

Discounts cannot be combined

Sibling or multi-class discounts do not apply to prorated months
Dance Troupe - no discounts

All tuition must be paid by the 10th of each month.  After the 10th there is a $10 late fee.

Payments can be made by cash, check, or debit/credit card in the main office, or via Paypal (click the link above).

Meet the instructors!

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Lacy Gill

Lacy Gill is a Michigan native who moved to Asheville in 2021. She began her performance training at the age of seven in musical theater. She quickly fell in love with dance and began training at the pre-professional level at the age of 13 with Hearts in Step Dance Academy. She trained in ballet, pointe, contemporary, modern, jazz, and hip-hop. She went on to get her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance at Wayne State University. At Wayne, she was able to study choreography, performance, pedagogy, Pilates, and African dance in addition to continuing her training in other dance styles. She was also a member of two student dance companies and performed in musical theater productions. After graduation, she moved to Asheville and has been dancing professionally with Asheville Ballet Company since the beginning of its 2022 season. 

Mikum Webster

Mikum’s studies as a dancer began at age 2 and have continued throughout her life. She graduated with a Diploma in Contemporary Dance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and continued her dance studies at Florida State University. During her studies she has had the opportunity to dance under the direction of ballet legends Suzanne Farrell and Melissa Hayden. She performed for two years with the Corazon Dancers and then with Waterside Theatre. Unfortunately, her career was cut short due to injuries which redirected her passion to teaching. This led Mikum to London where she completed her Masters in Dance Science from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, and inspired her to complete her Pilates teacher certifications. She teaches dancers of all ages in ballet, tap, jazz, and contemporary dance. Alongside her dance career Mikum has taught Pilates and bespoke fitness classes for the last 15 years. She believes in a passion for movement at any age and focuses on a fun, holistic, and integrative approach to movement. In her free time, you can find her chasing her little one around Asheville and loving all the wonderful outdoor activities in Western NC. 

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Claire Landis

Claire started dancing at 2 years old. She continued to train in tap, jazz, and ballet at her local dance center before beginning to branch into Modern dance and more serious training at Point Park University. Claire went on to receive their bachelor of science in Entertainment and Arts Management with minors in dance, anthropology, and business administration from Drexel University.

At Drexel, Claire worked under several talented educators who helped deepen their eclectic studies of movement by training in techniques like Umfundalia, Gaga, Contact improvisation Modern dance techniques, Cuban Ballet, and Modern Hand Balancing. Claire strives to share the joy of movement with everyone and create a safe and accessible dance community wherever they go!

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