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Master Classes & Intensives

February 25. Denton City Contemporary Ballet & Denton Dance Conservatory Musical Theater Master Class with Colleen Kelly Beaman. Colleen Kelly Beaman is a third generation member of the famed Irish-American Kelly showbiz family which originated with her grandmother, Harriet Curran Kelly, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania in the early 1930s and gave us such notable entertainment personages as her father, Fred Kelly, of Broadway and uncle, Gene Kelly of Hollywood.
Colleen's career as a dancer began in the New York City area, studying and teaching at Fred Kelly Dance Studios.  According to family lore, Colleen began tap dancing at age two when she appeared on stage with her celebrated father, Fred Kelly.  By 16, she had appeared as a stand-in for Barbara Streisand in "Hello Dolly" and for Patty Duke in "Me, Natalie."  At age 20, Colleen relocated to Tucson and attended the University of Arizona where she received a BFA in Theater/Music and a Master's Degree in Education.  She embarked on a career teaching students to "dance Kelly style" and earned her Educational Doctorate in 2000.
Today Colleen is the standard bearer of the Kelly dancing tradition and her talents as an instructor are widely sought out.  She teaches dance classes to young and old alike, throughout the Tucson area and across the United States and Canada.  Her choreography has appeared in New York, Pittsburgh, Dallas, and Toronto.  She was adjunct professor at Pima Community College in Tuscon and served on the Young Audiences of Southern Arizona Advisory Board.  In 2001, the Dance Council of North Texas paid tribute to her for her lifetime dedication to the art of tap dancing.
Ms. Beaman will be teaching choreography from "Singin' in the Rain," so bring your own umbrella!  She will also stick around for a 30-minute Q & A on what it's like to "grow up Kelly!" Proof that the movie musical is alive and well!
Recommended for Intermediate to Advanced dancers, ages 11-Adult-wear your jazz shoes please.
10am-11:30am. Denton Dance Conservatory, 4103 Mesa Drive, Denton, TX 76207. $25/dancer & $5/observer. Call (940) 383-2623 for more info!

April 3 - 7. Thom Clower Spring Ballet Intensive presented by Denton City Contemporary Ballet. Known as one of the most energetic and inspiring teachers across the country, Thom Clower's "evangelistic" approach to teaching has touched the lives and careers of dancers across the country for over 28 years. With extensive training in Vaganova, Balanchine, Cechetti, and Bournonville, Mr. Clower combines the qualities of each one of these styles to present a technique that is true and versatile.
Since 2002, Thom Clower has traveled around the world as a free-lance teacher. Mr. Clower's work has included regional companies and schools, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, Atlanta Ballet, as a regular guest at Broadway Dance Center, Ballet Master for Tanzsomer, on faculty of Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, and as Associate Ballet Master for Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo on their Australian/New Zealand Tour.  2017 marks the 15th year Mr. Clower visits Denton area dancers and we are so excited and proud to offer our community this opportunity! 5:30-7pm Intermediate. 7:15-8:45pm. Advanced. Denton Dance Conservatory, 4103 Mesa Drive, Denton, TX 76207. $25/class or $20/class for Dance Council Members. Call (940) 383-2623 for more info!
January 3 - 4. Dancers Give Back Workshop. 2 Days of Workshop Classes, Silent Auction & Performance Saturday Evening at Bishop Lynch High School. *2015 FACULTY: Jess Hendricks, DJ Guthrie, Ida Saki, Jeff Amsden, Amanda Leise, Billy Bell, Katey Weibring Finazzo, Cory Finn, Rose Yager, Michelle Gibson, Quinton Weathers, Dane Burch, Joshua Peugh, Katie Schaar, Jennifer Mabus, Lisa Hennings, Nancy Lushington, Houston Metropolitan Dance. 
* Faculty is subject to change. To Register go to: or contact at: Proceeds from this event will be donated to Micaela's Army Foundation for research in pediatric, adolescent and young adult cancers.
April 12 Paul Taylor
 master class held at Eisemann Center’s Bank of America Theatre. (972) 744-4650.
April 12 Paul Taylor master class held at Eisemann Center’s Bank of America Theatre. (972) 744-4650.
April 12 Paul Taylor master class held at Eisemann Center’s Bank of America Theatre. (972) 744-4650.