Interested in furthering your dance training and performing alongside professional dancers?
Join Sasso & Company on Saturday, January 20th for a one day intensive workshop at The Dance Complex in Cambridge!!
Photo Credit: Grace Stauffer Photography
This one day intensive provides advanced students ages 11-18 the opportunity to train with leaders and innovators in the field of professional contemporary dance. Faculty members include Artistic Director, Lacey Sasso, and Senior Company Member Colleen Roddy.
Students will focus on contemporary and jazz technique while having a unique opportunity to learn and perform Sasso & Company repertory.
What makes this workshop different?
Students will learn Sasso & Company’s unique movement style that blends the elegant lines of ballet with the sassy, rhythmic movements of jazz dance and quirky gestures that are a signature of Artistic Director, Lacey Sasso’s work.
The workshop will close with an informal showing of Sasso & Company repertory performed by the students, followed by a sneak peak performance of a world premiere work featuring Sasso & Company’s senior members.
Who: Advanced Contemporary and Pre-Professional dancers aged 11-18
Where: The Dance Complex, Studio 1 (Parking available on Green Street; Red Line T to Central Square)
When: Saturday, January 20, 2018; 10:30am – 3:00pm
Cost: $50 Early Bird registration through December 31, 2017; $70 Full Price Fee on or after January 1, 2018
To Register: Fill in the form at the bottom of this post. Submit payment online or contact Lacey (email@example.com) for details to send a check. On the day of the workshop, please sign a liability waiver upon drop-off.
10:30 – 11:00 Check In
11:00 – 12:00 Jazz Technique
12:00 – 1:00 Contemporary Technique
1:00 – 1:10 Break
1:10 – 2:10 Sasso & Company Repertory
2:10 – 2:30 Improvisation and Performance Preparation
2:30 – 3: 00 Informal Performance of Sasso & Company Repertory* by Workshop students & Sneak Peak Performance by Sasso & Company senior members
*Family members are welcome to arrive at 2:30 to be seated for a brief informal performance
Meet The Instructors
Lacey Sasso is the founder and Artistic Director of Sasso & Company, a Boston-based contemporary dance company. She has recently been on faculty at Boston University teaching contemporary jazz. Lacey attended Missouri State University where she earned a B.F.A in Dance Performance with a minor in Psychology. Lacey spent six seasons with Undertoe Dance Project (NYC) where she served not only as the Jazz Captain, but she was also the resident Jazz teaching artist. Her choreography was presented in the annual New York Season, Astoria Dance Festival, and Undertoe Dance Festival. In Boston, Lacey was a member and featured choreographer for Six One Seven Dance Collective for four seasons. In 2015 Lacey graduated from William James College with a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and Expressive Arts Therapy. Lacey has spent the last two years living in the United Kingdom. She has been on staff with the Royal Academy of Dance’s Step into Dance, Montage Theatre Arts, Kew Dance Arts, and SOTO Dance. Lacey has recently returned to Boston where she is on staff with South Shore Ballet Theatre and continues to direct Sasso & Company.
Colleen Roddy is currently in her third season with Sasso & Company serving as both a Senior Company Member and the company’s Rehearsal Director. Colleen received her early training at Gloria Jean’s Studio of Dance under the direction of Gloria Jean Cumming and Stacy Eastman and New Haven Ballet under the direction of Phillip Otto. She received her B.S. in Health Studies and Minor in Dance as well as her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Boston University. Most recently, Colleen completed her DPT Academic Practicum Project entitled: Project B.I.N.D.: Inclusion Hip Hop Dance Class at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester. As a member of the USA Dance Team, she has performed at Madison Square Garden in NYC and competed across the U.S. and Germany at the World Dance Championships receiving the Gold medal as a soloist and team member. Colleen has received recognition for her work including Young Choreographer Awards from American Dance Awards and North American Dance Championships. Since 2013, she has had the honor to present her work at the American College Dance Festival, Urbanity Next Residency Series, Jose Mateo Dance Festival, BU Dance Faculty Concert, BU Dance Showcase, and Kelley Donovan’s Third Life Choreographer’s Series. Colleen now serves on the faculty at Boston University in both the Children and Adult Dance Divisions, and as a guest teacher and choreographer across several New England schools. She has performed with Six One Seven Dance Collective, BoSoma2, Urbanity Underground, Transit Dance Company, and as a back-up dancer for SNL Comedian, Hannibal Buress.
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Register NOW before space fills up!
We look forward to dancing with you in January!