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Owensboro Dance Theater will be hosting dance workshops by Nan Giordano of Giordano Dance Chicago commencing Thursday and continuing through the weekend.

The initial celebration will be an intermediate jazz course for ages 10 and up that will choose put from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday. Pursuing that will be an superior jazz class for ages 13 and up from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m.

Friday’s program will be the exact same as Thursday’s, with an intermediate jazz course beginning at 5 p.m. and an sophisticated jazz class commencing at 6:15 p.m.

On Saturday, Giordano will host an intermediate and an superior mock audition session, through which Giordano will go through the method of what a experienced dance audition appears like. No college students will be “cut” in serious existence, but it will simulate the real knowledge.

Joy Johnson, ODT’s managing creative director, stated the mock audition is supposed to give dance students an plan of what to anticipate ought to they want to continue with their dancing career.

“We just thought this would be a wonderful thing for these children to know how this will work, and what they will be likely into if this is one thing they want to pursue,” she reported.

The intermediate mock audition will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, and the highly developed mock audition will be from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Each will also be followed by a problem and respond to session in which dancers will have a probability to inquire and request tips from Giordano.

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Gus Giordano, Nan’s father, made Giordano Dance Chicago in 1985. Nan Giordano is now the world’s preeminent authority on the essence, self-discipline, development and continuation of the Giordano Strategy founded by her father. The Giordano Approach is energetic, with a extensive use of house with superior jumps and a lot of turns, according to ODT.

Nan Giordano teaches master classes through the state and has toured internationally as a guest trainer, and she will be the keynote speaker in October at the Girls in Dance Leadership Meeting, Gender Equality for NOW and Long run, in Chicago.

Typically ODT takes a group of dancers to Chicago to take part in Giordano’s workshops, but the group was unable to this yr because of to the pandemic. This dance workshop is meant to be a way to provide the skilled dancers below to nevertheless experience that, Johnson stated.

Selling prices for the workshop are $25 for a 1.5-hour session, $20 for an hour, and $60 for the complete intermediate workshop. Sophisticated workshop costs are $70.

All lessons will be located at Johnson’s Dance Studio, at 2705 Breckenridge St.

For much more information, or to sign up for workshops, call [email protected], or contact 270-684-9580.