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Summer Dance Workshop 2003
June 9 - 13

Tyler Civic Ballet’s Summer Intensive Workshop is designed for the serious dance student, intermediate through advanced, and offers a renowned faculty to encourage each student to perform at their highest level. Classes in classical ballet technique with pointe classes including variations from the classical repertory will be held daily.  Classes in jazz, modern, and lyrical are also offered.  Educational classes including healthy eating habits, a dancers body, the dancers foot, etc. will be taught by physicians, physical therapists and dieticians from Trinity Mother Frances Hospital.  Dancers must be 9 yrs. of age with one year of previous training. Auditions are not required. 

Students will be placed according to their age for the first class.  They will then be placed according to their ability.

Class Schedule
Classes will be held from 9:00-5:00
Monday - Friday

TCB's Summer Dance Workshop 2003 will be held at Caldwell Elementary Arts Academy located at 331 S. College at the corner of College and Front Street.

$200 if paid by May 31 
$225 after May 31
For your convenience you may divide your tuition into two installments. If you pay 50% by May 31 you will still receive the price break. The balance will be due the first day of the workshop. The 50% deposit is non-refundable.  Credit Cards are accepted through phone payment only, 903-596-0224.

Housing will be provided for out of town students with a host family for a cost of $75. The host family will provide meals and transportation for the week.

Female dancers are required to wear black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers and pointe shoes (if applicable).  Male dancers are required to wear black tights, white t-shirt and ballet shoes. Black jazz shoes are required for jazz and jazz pants are optional for both male and female students.  Hair must be neatly secured in a bun for all classes.

Students should bring a daily sack lunch and drink.  One day we will have lunch provided by a local participating Hearts Delight restaurant.

Company Auditions
Company auditions will be held Friday, June 13 during the first class of the day. You must be 12 years old to audition.  As a Company Member you must be enrolled in two weekly ballet classes and one weekly pointe class.

Guest Faculty
Jennifer Beasley
began her training with Linda Ford in Monroe, Louisiana. She trained with the Twin City Ballet in Monroe and at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky where she pursued a double major in dance and communications.  She danced professionally for the Louisville Ballet for two years and for Ballet Mississippi for five years, including the last season of her professional career under dance legend Fernando Bujones. She served as Ballet Mistress for Ballet Mississippi School for the year following her professional career. Currently, Mrs. Beasley owns the MS Metropolitan Dance Academy with locations in Madison and Brandon, MS.  She also guest performs, guest teaches, and choreographs for regional companies throughout the United States.

Eric J. Kegler began his dancing career after studying at New York University. While in school he was an award recipient in choreography from the Arts Recognition and Talent Search as well as being a three time Gala Award Recipient at the American College Dance Festival. Eric danced professionally with Cleveland San Jose Ballet and performed both soloists and principal roles with Cincinnati Ballet. He is best known for his World Premiere of the role of Peter Pan in the ballet by the same name.  He has recently returned from Vienna, Austria where he performed and choreographed a PBS special at the Hofsburg Imperial Palace which aired all over the country.

Trinity Mother Frances Health System
As a special service to the Tyler Civic Ballet, Trinity Mother Frances Health System will schedule physicians and other medical professionals to speak on a variety of health related topics during the TCB Summer Intensive Workshop. Please plan to attend these special educational events.

Artistic Director
Kym Lanier received her training with Donna Pope in Picayune, Mississippi. She attended the University of Southern Mississippi where she continued her dance training while also majoring in Exercise Physiology. She then moved to Jackson, MS where she opened Studio One Academy of Performing Arts. Mrs. Lanier served as the performing company’s Artistic Director and while under her direction, the company received numerous local, regional, and national awards. Her students have received many individual awards and scholarships and her choreography still takes top honors at regional and national competitions. Mrs. Lanier has been with TCB for two years where she has directed “Snow White” and “Cinderella”. She continues to guest teach and choreograph for regional companies throughout the Southeast.

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