Special Guest: Brian McGinnis
The Greenville Dance Festival is for dancers to come together as a community, broaden their experiences in dance and to meet other dancers who share the same passion for dance. The Greenville Dance Festival is for dancers and members of the community in the Upstate and will conclude with an informal performance. Classes will be held at the Fine Arts Center and Wade Hampton High School.
There are classes for adults as well who are interested in learning and experiencing more about dance.
The ages for the Festival are from grades 4-adult and the goal is to offer many styles of dance including Modern/Contemporary, African, Salsa, Classical Indian, Stage Combat, Slavic Folk Dance, Alexander Technique, Graham Technique, Pilates with Props, and of course Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Improvisation among others.
5-6 classes will be offered during each of the 5 one-hour sessions. Professional Development for Teachers with Greenville County Schools is available for several classes.
Brian McGinnis is our special guest teaching modern/contemporary dance. He has performed with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, David Parsons Dance Company, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company among others. Mr. McGinnis has performed in 45 international countries and in performing arts venues such as Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival, American Dance Festival, Spoleto Festival in Italy, Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival, and the Chicago Dancing Festival.
In 2009 he was a commissioned artist with the Peace Center for the Performing Arts and has conducted teaching residencies at Loyola University, Skidmore College and Marymount Manhattan.
In 2012 Lar Lubovitch won the Prix De Benois Award for “Crisis Variation,” which he set on Brian McGinnis and Kate Skarpetowska.
He has been a guest artist in Dance at the Fine Arts Center and students of ALL ages love his classes!
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