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Spectrum 2018 Workshops

  • The Launchpad 76 South 4th Street Carbondale, CO, 81623 United States (map)

Dance Initiative’s Annual Spectrum Dance Festival celebrates the art of dance in all forms. Join us for an outstanding series of adult master classes at The Launchpad. 

Saturday, 10:15-11:45am | African Dance with Rujeko Dumbutshena and live music by Carbondale Rhythm Collective: Zimbabwean-born dancer, pedagogue, and scholar, Rujeko specializes in contemporary African dance. Participants will learn movements inspired by traditional Zimbabwean dance. Rujeko’s style of movement reflects her dance experience as an original ensemble member of FELA! The Broadway Musical, as well as her study of West African, Congolese, modern and ballet techniques. She is passionate about teaching the rhythmic intricacies embedded in Zimbabwean dance traditions in a manner that is accessible to people trained in various dance styles and levels. Students will have the opportunity to internalize the style and rhythms of a dance form that is rarely seen performed or taught! (all levels, all ages welcome)

Saturday, 12:00-1:30pm | Jazz Dance with Jenny Schiff: Join Boulder, CO based director of The Schiff Dance Collective in this class rooted in the rhythm and groove of jazz. Jenny's class will honor jazz dance's African roots while combining it with some of the foundations of ballet and modern dance. This makes for a deep, fun, grounded jazz class that allows the student to find the floor, their own rhythm, and freedom to be who they are.  (all levels, teen & adult)

Saturday, 2:00-3:30pm | Modern/Improvisation with Chuck Wilt: Join Artistic Director/Choreographer of NYC based company, UNA Projects in this guided improvisation class that will usesdifferent improvisation tools to explore your physicality, groove and imagination. Towards the end of class, we will also use compositional directives to create movement. (Intermediate, teen & adult)


Single Workshop Registration

If you just want to try one or two workshops at the SDF, select your choice below. Discounts available for all three! Scroll down for more.

Spectrum Dance Only Pass

This pass is for dancers who want an entire day of dancing! Take all 3 workshops and get more dance for your dollar! $35

Spectrum Watch Only Pass

This pass is for those who want to see the Friday night film screening of If the Dancer Dances and the Saturday night studio performance of UNA Projects. See both nights for $20.

Full Spectrum Pass

Want to do it all? This pass gets you admission to the SDF's Kick Off Party & Screening of If the Dancer Dances, 3 workshops, and admission to the Studio Performance of UNA Projects! $50