Event Details

Fall Dance Festival 2017

A Celebration of

Southern Modern Dance Choreographers


Day/Date: Saturday, September 30th

Creative Movement with Summer Baldwin

Come explore all the different ways you can express yourself through the movement of your body! You will play fun dance games geared towards self-expression, improvisation, relaxation and experiencing the joy of movement with Summer Baldwin.

Ages: 5-12 (Beginner/ Intermediate)

Time: 10:00-11:00am

Price:  Members: $15.00/ Non-Members: $20.00 


Somadances of Shin Somatics® with Kelly F. Lester

This class will explore elements of Shin Somatics® through its principals of Land to Water Yoga, Butoh imagery, and Chakra Unwinding. The class will explore how dance emerges through the deep awareness of the self and the present moment. The imagery will guide movement patterns and improvisations as the dancers explore personal expression and the bonds of community.

Ages: Teens and up – Intermediate Movers

Time: 11:15-12:15pm

Price:  Members: $15.00/ Non-Members: $20.00


Modern Dance Technique with Katie Erin Ginn

This modern dance technique class will place an emphasis on “falling”; how to fall correctly, what happens in the body during a fall, how impact affects the body and safe techniques for falling. Dancers will also learn the history and dance linage behind Katie Erin Ginn’s technical methods.

Ages: Teens and up – Intermediate/Advanced Dancers

Time: 12:30-1:30pm

Price:  Members: $15.00/ Non-Members: $20.00


Dance on Film for Dancers & Choreographers with Sharon Leahy

Take the first steps toward transferring your choreographic process from stage to film! Learn some simple techniques for beginning the journey toward creating dance for the camera. Both doing and watching involved; bring a camera if you have one.

Ages: Teens and up – All Levels

Time: 1:45-2:45pm

Price:  Members: $15.00/ Non-Members: $20.00


Share Dance Meetup for Dancers & Choreographers hosted by Mississippi Dance Leader Alliance

(Panel discussion and networking opportunity for dancers and choreographers)

Time: 2:45-3:30pm

Price: Free

Young Artists Showcase 

This is a showcase that features dance artists ages 17 and under! The young artists have either choreographed their own work or are performing work choreographed by an adult teacher or choreographer.

Time: 4:30pm

Price: Members: $10.00/ Non-Members: $15.00

Dance Film + Formal Choreography Showcase

Come out for an evening of original dance pieces and films by professional dancers, choreographers, educators and film makers. The pieces chosen for the festival highlight both emerging artists at the beginning of their careers and also seasoned professionals.

Time: 7:00pm

Price: Members: $15.00/ Non-Members: $20.00

Formal Choreography:

Kelly Ferris Lester and Elizabeth Lentz-Hill

Leif Anderson

Dance Films:

Ground Fine by Sharon Leahy

The You I See by Samantha Russell

Pack Light by Jeoffery Harris, Jr.