WORKSHOPS

Danceworks offers studio space for rent to local & visiting dance instructor professionals, at a reasonable cost. 

Please contact us for more details or to book studio time, ashlanddanceworks@gmail.com.

 

Please contact the instructor below regarding their specific class and availability.  Thank you!

 

Intermediate Adult/Teen Ballet

Sarah Lozoff trained at Miami Conservatory (now Thomas Armour Youth Ballet), under Thomas Armour, Robert Pike, Ruth Wiesen, and Nancy Raffa. At the nationally renowned, New World School of the Arts, she studied with Judith Newman, Gerri Houlihan, Peter London and many others. Professionally, Sarah danced soloist and principal roles with Ballet Rosario Suarez, directed by Cuban prima ballerina, Rosario "Charin" Suarez. Over two decades, she has taught nationally in conservatories, public schools, and outreach programs. Sarah currently guest teaches nationally, teaches in Ashland, Oregon, and is a movement director/choreographer for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

 

Class Description: Sarah's class focuses on classical technique, with emphasis on alignment, weight transferring, and musicality. She specializes in breaking things down to basics, so even advanced dancers can better assess habits and tendencies. Her students can enjoy exploring the how and why of what we do in ballet, and how that translates to bigger steps and broader dance forms.

 

Sarah offers her Ballet class on Saturdays at Ashland Danceworks (280 E. Hersey #14)

10am - 11:30am

$15/ drop-in or $65 for 5 classes or $120 for 10 classes

Private & Semi-Private lessons available by request

Contact: sarahlozoff@gmail.com

https://www.sarahlozoff.com/

African Dance

In 2000 Cynthia Mansare fell in love with West African Dance while living in Flagstaff, AZ. She was a member of Ashe Drum and Dance from 2001-2006, a non-profit organization and Performance Troupe dedicated to providing community dance classes and hosting workshops. Since relocating to Southern Oregon in 2006, Cynthia has been determined to maintain a connection to the grounding and fiery energy of West African drumming and dancing. She founded African Dance Ashland in 2011 and Unity Drum and Dance in 2014. She is dedicated to providing direct financial support to families and artists in Guinea through fundraising and donating a portion of class income. She also brings Guinean guest artists to Ashland for music and dance classes as often as possible. Cynthia’s love of the Guinean culture has taken her to Guinea, West Africa twice for weeks of immersive dance training with her teachers, Aly Mara and Salia Camara.

 

Class Description: This class is open to all Levels of dancers. Cynthia teaches traditional dances from Guinea, West Africa with her high energy and supportive teaching style.

 

 

Cynthia offers her African Dance class on Saturdays at Ashland Danceworks (280 E. Hersey #14)

12 Noon - 1:30pm

Mondays, she teaches at the Ashland Community Center, 7pm - 8:30pm (59 Winburn Way)

$12/ session or $100 for a 10 class punch card

Contact: 541-512-8976

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