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Teachers and Course Descriptions

 

Pictured are some of the teachers of Oak Street Dance Studio:  
Left to Right: Sylvia Bolton, Classical Ballet; Rosalind Schrodt, Modern Dance; Lucianna Estes,  Belly Dance

 

Fall Dance at Oak St. Dance Studio

 

Roz Schrodt, Artistic Director of Moment in Time Dance Company, of Ashland, Oregon. MIT has been recently been seen at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Green Shows.   She has performed and been active in dance since she was 7 years old. She founded The Moving Center Dance Theatre in Taos, New Mexico, 1973-1976. She has worked with Beverly Pollack, has studied intensively with David Hochoy, Kitty Daniels, and Bill Evans.   Roz has choreographed more then 100 dances.

She has won awards for her choreography, and received two National Endowments for the Arts grants for her dance productions. Roz has a Bachelors Degree in Humanities from Southern Oregon University.   Roz completed the Bill Evans Certification Program in 2007. This 4 year program includes the study of Labon Movement Analysis and The Bartenieff Fundamentals. She has consistently taught Modern Dance Technique classes for the last 30 years.   Roz returned recently from teaching commitment in Loreto, Baja Sur.  Roz has mentored many dancers that have gone on to have successful careers in dance.  She loves the art of dance and conveys this love to all of her students.    These last few years Roz has been working with Liquid Fire Mantra, as a choreographer, however, she has been seen in guest appearances with this exciting new art dance company.  In addition,  Roz has recently collaborated with music recording artist Steve Gold.   She does guest performances from time to time and continues to make new dances for Moment in Time

Dance Co.  Their next performance will be August 12 as part of the Dancer's Showcase at Dancing Peoples Studio in Ashland at 7 pm.  

Modern Dance Technique
Roz directs her class to help develop strong, supple bodies needed to master Modern Dance.
"I look at each student as an individual, learning in their own way. I present the material in many different ways to reach each student where they are at in this point in their dance training. The technique I use has been greatly influenced by my study of the human body kinetic wisdom.. "

The Advanced/Intermediate class is specifically for the experienced students that are interested in going into performing and/or are already performers.  Her classes are Scheduled for Thursday is ongoing at Intermediate / Advanced Level and meets at 5:45pm to 7:15 pm.   It is the company class for Moment in Time Dance Co.  It will continue through the year as MIT has some shows coming up.    Please Email for further information,   rozinthismoment@msn.com

The Beginning Modern Dance Class adults.    This class is a fun and informative way for dancers to learn Modern Dance.    Learning to move from inner stability to outward mobility.   This class will be helpful to all young people wanting to dance and share creativity with others.    We are now taking new student for the Monday and Wednesday morning classes at 11 am.   Starting January 6 and 8th.   tuition for January is $40 for 1 class a week and $80 for 2 classes a week.   Pre enrollment is helpful.  

Please write:    rozinthismoment@msn.com

Dancers Toning and Conditioning Class,  " Private lessons and training"

From time to time we are asked to give the benefits of good dance training to people who just want to be in better shape.   This course is being offered for all ages regardless of experience to become friends with their own body again.   The work out has been developed through many years of study and developement.  It includes many forms of optimum conditioning exercises and an deep stretches.  Give yourself that special time for your health and well being.  Learn how to work within your needs.   Please email her for further information,  rozinthismoment@msn.com

 

Forest Schrodt
Forest is the founder and artistic director of Liquid Fire Mantra.   He is the son of Roz Schrodt.Forest's company tours worldwide in performances in Ritual Fire and Mask Dancing.   Recently they were performed at the 40th Anniversary Celebration of the Oregon Country Faire.  Forest was the male leadin the production of Carmin Burana.  LFM was featured in the OSF Green Show for three years.

Forest will be offering a Fire Dancer's workshop and Yoga in several diciplines.   He will cover the use of poi, staff, and sword in fire spinning.   He is on tour at this time, but comes back from time to time.        

Visit his web site for more information:  forest@ liquidfiremantra.com

 

Asya, Lucianna Estes
has been a teacher of Belly Dance for over thirty years.    She has performed for many years as well.   She conducts special workshops from time to time as well as her weekly class.   She is preparing a second class time for those that are interested.   Please contact her at:
Bgoddessforever@hotmail.com

 

Belly Dance
Mixed level classes are offered on Wednesday from 6 to 7:30pm. and synchronize all of the separate moves and steps to create a more complete dance expression for the individual.   Troupe dancing is also explored as is the use of finger cymbals  and veils.  On going class.

Sylvia Bolton

Has been with OSDS for most of the last 14 years.     She is one of the most accomplished and respected Ballet teachers in Oregon.  She has trained many ballet students that have gone on to have excellent careers in Ballet.   She does offer private classes.  Sylvia Bolton began her dance training in Seattle and Portland.  She was accepted to the School of American Ballet in New York where she lived and dancedprofessionally for six years.  She joined Minnesota Dance Theatre in Minneapolis as Ballet Mistress and principal dancer, and later directed the dance department at the Minneapolis Children's Theatre for 12 years.  Sylvia has restaged and choreographed many ballets, has worked in musical theatre, television, and has choreographed commercials for Target stores.  

Intermediate ballet, Teens and Adults  with 3 years experience

Beginning Pointe class  by request.

Ballet II for Children with a minimum of 2 to 3yr. Ballet experience.

 

 

 

 

 

Diane Gaumond Hyrst

 

In 1996, Mrs. Hyrst succeeded her late husband, Eric Hyrst, as choreographer and Artistic Director of the State Ballet of Oregon/Ballet Rogue. Under her directorship, the popular series “ Ballet in the Park” annually held in Ashland's Lithia Park, and “ The Nutcracker”, presented at the Medford Craterian Theater, thrived as her productions were received with critical acclaim. . Her 15 year tenure allowed her to create various styles of works. Her troupe, Ballet Diane Hyrst, is seen exclusively throughout the year at DANCIN Vineyards and Belle Fiore Winery and Estate..

 

As a ballet teacher, Mrs. Hyrst strives to teach her students fluidity, technique, and ease of movement through a proven technique. Her classes include pointe, variation, pas de deux, Russian character, movement dynamic and music phrasing. Her own teaching style follows some of the classical Kirov Vaganova technique. Mrs. Hyrst has a Bachelor's degree in Pedagogy from the University of Montreal.

 

In her native Montreal, Mrs. Hyrst studied ballet under Milenka Nerdierlova, from the Prague Opera Ballet . Later with Eric Hyrst, from the Royal Ballet , Popovitch and Karamensky from Russia's Bolshoi Ballet , Russian character dance with Camilla Malashenko, Jazz with Eva Van Genchy co-founder of Les Ballet Jazz de Montreal , Modern at the University of Montreal , Ballroom in various Ballroom studios, Drama at Atelier Paul Buissonneau, and Piano at the Montreal Conservatory of Music .

 “Mrs. Hyrst has been making dances and training dancers in the Rogue Valley since 1980”

Diane Gaumond Hyrst

249, W Glenwood Rd, Medford, OR 97501

541-973-9285, mybluedancer@gmail.com

“Every movement starts with a clear direction”

 

 

 

 


 

   

Rogue Valley Music Together

Mindy Blair is one of the founders of Rogue Valley Music Together.  Laurie Finear is now the owner and you may know as she has been teaching most these classes the last few years.   You may visit her web site at:

www.roguevalleymusictogether.com

 

Hula

Kumu Hula Pekelo Day, Halau Hula Na Pua O Hawai'i Nei,      www.kumuhulapekaloday.com

Leilani will teach the more beginning level weekly and Pekalo will be here two times a month to continue with more advanced students. 

 

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