Masterclass Schedule

July 19th-21st, 2024

All classes & panels are held in Butler’s Lilly Hall, 3rd floor unless otherwise noted

All classes require pre-registration (except panels & Friday night events) and can be purchased individually or as part of a day pass. Classes are open to dancers of all levels aged 13+ (unless noted), including pre-professionals, professionals, serious students, and adults.

Need-based scholarships are available. Please contact for more information.

Friday 19th

6:00pm – 7:00pm

Community Class – FREE

Open Level Intro to Freestyle & Improvisation

Led by local legend King Koi, learn concepts & ideas on how to expand your improvisation skills. Be able to dance to any song confidently through games and exploration exercises.

*Pre-registration not required

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Improv Jam

Come move with us! Free and open to all, Lilly Hall 3rd Floor

*Pre-registration not required

Saturday 20th

10:30am – 11:15am

Community Class – FREE

Dance for Neurodivergent Movers (ages 8-12)

A 45 minute dance experience designed to explore and become more familiar with body movements, while learning ways to cope with emotions through the practice of dance. Led by dancers and professionals Breanna Davis, MS, BC-DMT, LMHCA and Robin Townsend, MA-ABA, RBT.

*Caregivers are welcome & encouraged to stay or participate, and a quiet room will be available for any needed breaks. Let’s learn together about the joy and connection made through dance!

11:30am – 12:30pm

Panel Discussion – FREE

Mental Health & Body Image

A critical discussion of expectations & strategies for care

*Pre-registration not required

12:30pm – 1:45pm


Joshua Manculich

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Contemporary Practice & Personal Voice –  in this class we work with technical and foundational contemporary and modern concepts while encouraging the artist to develop personal voice through improvisation and collaboration.

Mambo Shines and Stylization

Ashley Donaldson

Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Mambo done without a partner! Come experience footwork, body movement, and style for beginners in mambo.

2:00pm – 3:15pm


Marc Spaulding

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Expand your knowledge of modern dance. The class will include both codified Horton technique and contemporary ideas and movement principles.

LaVaughn Robinson Philly Style Tap

Robert Burden

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

(Taught in Studio 20 – Lilly Hall Basement)

This class will combine basic tap technique, musical structure, and traditional tap history with new, innovative styles being created in the tap world today. You’ll learn basic steps, time steps, Paddle and Roll, timing in music and improvisation and tap circles.

2:00pm – 3:15pm

Community Class – FREE

Ballet & Dance for 50+

Led by Roberta Wong

Ballet and Dance for 50+, in conjunction with Dance Every Journey, is designed to promote well-being while learning and discovering, in a calm and pleasant atmosphere. Suitable for experienced and novices, this all-standing class includes barre work and standing center with helpful modifications to keep you dancing through your lifetime. Dance shoes or socks, wear comfortable clothing you can move in.

3:30pm – 4:45pm

Commercial Jazz

Beverly Jane Bautista

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

This class will focus on dance forms used in entertainment driven venues including and not limited to music videos, television, and film.

Kpop Choreography

Kathryn Taylor

Level: Open Level

We’ll explore the dynamic world of Kpop dance which incorporates various street styles and lively, repetitive movements that sync with the lyrics of Korean pop songs. Beginning with a quick warm-up, we’ll dive into mastering choreography from a recent Kpop hit.

Sunday 21st

11:15am – 12:15pm

Panel Discussion – FREE

Presenting Yourself & Your Art

Reels, resumes, marketing, & more

*Pre-registration not required

12:30pm – 1:45pm

Fundamental HipHop


Level: Beginner

This class will focus on foundational movements of HipHop dance.

Orishas In Motion: Afro-Cuban Dance & Music

Beatrice Capote

Level: Beginner/Intermediate

This class aims to invigorate your spiritual energies and foster a sense of community connection. You’ll immerse yourself in the dances associated with the Orishas, drawing from Afro-Cuban folklore, dance, and music traditions. Live music will be provided.

2:00pm – 3:15pm


Brandon Ragland

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

A ballet class that focuses on the movement of the body using correct alignment and muscle activation based on dance science.

Street Dance Fusion

Basko & Eclypse

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

We will explore the connection between American Street Dance and Afro Dance through movement and culture.

3:30pm – 4:30pm

Panel Discussion – FREE

Street & Concert Dance

Commonalities, differences, & appreciation for all

*Pre-registration not required

3:30pm – 4:15pm

Community Class – FREE

Adaptive Dance for All Abilities

Led by Claire Liechty, CTRS

Adaptive style class for teens and adults (13+) with developmental/intellectual disabilities exploring expression through movement and dance. Class will include basic jazz technique, locomotor skills, building confidence, community, and more!

*Class will include some helpers/assistants however dancers are welcome to be accompanied by a caregiver/therapist/support provider if needed.


All accessibility requests should be made via email to Sarah at by June 30th, 2024. We strive to accommodate all requests to the best of our abilities and encourage all interested participants with access needs to reach out as soon as possible.

ASL interpreters are available for all classes and panel discussions upon request. Large print materials are available upon request.

Lilly Hall and the Schrott Theatre are ADA compliant and accessible via ramps and elevators. Further information on accessible parking and services on Butler’s campus can be found here.

“Dance is for everybody. I believe that the dance came from the people and that it should always be delivered back to the people.” ~Alvin Ailey

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