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
Dance at Oak St. Dance Studio
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
Their next performance will be August 12 as part of the Dancer's
Showcase at Dancing Peoples Studio in Ashland at 7 pm.
Roz directs her class to help develop
strong, supple bodies needed to master Modern Dance.
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.. "
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,
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.
Toning and Conditioning Class, "
Private lessons and training"
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
his web site for more information: forest@
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:
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.
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.
ballet, Teens and Adults with 3 years experience
Pointe class by request.
II for Children with a minimum of 2 to 3yr. Ballet
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..
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.
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 .
Hyrst has been making dances and training dancers in the Rogue Valley
W Glenwood Rd, Medford, OR 97501
movement starts with a clear direction”
Valley Music Together
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
Hula Pekelo Day, Halau Hula Na Pua O Hawai'i Nei,
will teach the more beginning level weekly and Pekalo will be here
two times a month to continue with more advanced students.