Fall Wasatch Workshop
The purpose of the Wasatch Workshop is to provide a space where adult dance enthusiasts can gather together to enjoy the benefits of dance, no matter their current level. The Wasatch Workshop creates an environment of support, personal improvement, and inspiration where dancers can come to enjoy the physical, mental and emotional benefits of dance.
This workshop is designed for movers 18 years or older. Participants should sign up for the appropriate level according to their previous experience: beginning, intermediate, or advanced.
9:30-10 AM Check in
10:00-12:50 Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary classes offered in beginning, intermediate and advanced levels
12:50-1:20 Performances by Wasatch Contemporary Dance Company and giveaways from local businesses
1:20-2:00 Lunch break
2:00-3:00 Specialty classes (see options below)
3:00-4:00 Specialty classes (see options below)
Beginning Level–> for dancers with little to no previous experience
10-10:50 Beginning Ballet with Lyndi Coles
11-11:50 Beginning Jazz with LayCee Barnett
12-12:50 Beginning Contemporary with Jessie McCloskey
Intermediate Level–> for dancers with previous experience, or coming back from a hiatus or injury
10-10:50 Intermediate Ballet with Tanith Benedick
11-11:50 Intermediate Jazz with Chantelle Lafontaine
12-12:50 Intermediate Contemporary with Marisa Augustine-Crowder
Advanced Level–> for dancers with college level or professional dance experience
10-11:15 AM Advanced Ballet with Rebecca Aneloski
11:30-12:45 PM Advanced Contemporary with Adam Dyer
2-3:00 “Feelin’ Groovy: Heal, Relieve Stress, and Feel Great By Changing How You Move” with Sarah Godfrey of SoulSpark Movement
2-3:00 “Injury Prevention and Therapeutic Exercise for Dancers” with Taryn Khong, PT
2-3:00 Improvisation with Jessica Heaton
3-4:00 “Feelin’ Groovy: Heal, Relieve Stress, and Feel Great By Changing How You Move” with Sarah Godfrey of SoulSpark Movement
3-4:00 “Injury Prevention and Therapeutic Exercise for Dancers” with Taryn Khong, PT
3-4:00 Improvisation with Heather Norton
Learn more about our teachers/collaborators:
In 2017, Rebecca graduated with her MFA in Modern Dance from the University of Utah and received the L. Scott Marsh Mentorship Award. Her work “How Dare We (Ever Be) All” was
nominated for the Gala Concert at the American College Dance Association’s Northwest Regional Conference in Oregon and immediately after, she was granted a commission with Wasatch Contemporary Dance Company. Since then, Rebecca has choreographed multiple works in Salt Lake City, performed in original works by Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, Banning Bouldin, Brendan Duggan, Eric Handman, and Joni Tuttle McDonald, and taught as dance faculty at Weber State while creating a new work for their department in 2019. She recently won the Professional and Emerging Choreographer Award for New Century Dance Project and is the founder and choreographer for And Artists, a Salt Lake City based dance project. Rebecca will be working for SONDERimmersive theater as a performer in 2019 as well as building a new work for Repertory Dance Theater’s 2019-2020 season. Follow Rebecca on IG at @and_artists.
Adam Ray Dyer is an internationally recognized performer, director, choreographer and educator. Dyer has been fortunate to create and perform in many areas of the entertainment industry including Broadway, film, Walt Disney Entertainment, Lincoln Center concert dance, aqua-based cirque spectaculars, live music concerts, cruise lines, virtual reality, digital performance and more. His career began in the Broadway National Tour of Contact, the Tony Award Winning musical by Susan Stroman. Adam directed/choreographed a 360° VR collaboration between GoPro and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He created, directed and choreographed INFUSEART.COM, a real-time audience interactive installation that showcased performers and audience members working together through technology to determine the climax and outcome of the evening’s performance. Dyer holds a BFA from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater/Fordham University and an MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts specializing in Dance and New Media. View career highlights at adamraydyer.com.
Taryn Khong, PT, DPT, Performing Arts Physical Therapy
Learn how to recognize and prevent common dance related injuries from a physical therapist specialized in performing arts medicine. The focus of the class will be on therapeutic exercises that will help strengthen and stabilize areas that are often weak in the dance population. The class will also include some self treatment techniques and discussion of general concepts of healing. Learn more about Taryn’s work here.
Sarah is a life coach, movement therapist, movement analyst, yoga teacher, podcaster, and founder of SoulSpark Movement. Her number one goal in her transformative work is to give others the tools they need to move past limiting beliefs and towards healing and real progression instead. The way you move can either perpetuate how you feel, or it can change how you feel. In her class you’ll learn how body awareness and your dance knowledge can help you thrive mentally and emotionally in your day-to-day life. You’ll leave this class with some simple, actionable tips to help you feel more amazing, more of the time. Learn more about her work here. Follow her on instagram at @soulsparkmovement.
Rhonda and Anna May of ICONA Dancewear (formerly Anna May Ballet) will be at the workshop with their beautiful dancewear and introduce us to their new line of products for all dance genres. ICONA Dancewear is costuming our Fall concert, Color & Light, which you won’t want to miss! Find out more about ICONA Dancewear here.
Greg will be catching photos throughout the day while we take class. If you need a photographer for high school dance students, professionals, a dance concert, or your own portfolio, he is the best of the best. WCDC has loved working with him as our company photographer for the last year! Find out more here.
Sign up for the whole day or individual classes.