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Acclaimed Ballet Instructor to Teach Master Dance

Lou FancherAcclaimed ballet instructor and choreographer Lou Fancher of the Berkeley Ballet Theater will present two dance master classes for teens and adults on June 14 and 16. This series is sponsored by the Dance Alliance of the Beck Center.

Master classes will include an Intermediate Ballet Technique class on Tuesday, June 14 and a Contemporary Workshop on Thursday, June 16. Classes are 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Beck Music-Armory Building. The cost is $16 per class or $30 for the two-class series. Special discounted rates are available for Beck Center students.

In addition to the master classes, Fancher will also teach a Classical Ballet Camp at the Beck Center for students ages 11 to 16 years. The week-long camp, which runs June 13 through 17, is designed for intermediate ballet students who are interested in expanding their classical technique. The camp meets 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and includes a daily two-hour technique class and a one-hour variations class. Tuition for the camp is $195 per student. Space is limited.

Lou Fancher is a nationally known instructor, coach, and choreographer currently on the faculty at Berkeley Ballet Theater. She has been ballet mistress for Company C Contemporary Ballet, James Sewell Ballet, Minnesota Dance Theatre, and Alberta Ballet and a guest instructor for Smuin Ballet, Oakland Ballet, University of Michigan, and University of California at Davis. Her works have been commissioned by James Sewell Ballet, New York Ballet Theatre, Ballet Pacifica, and Alberta Ballet. In addition, she has participated in the Carlisle Project, a program devoted to nurturing and developing promising choreographers in classical ballet

To register for the camp or master classes call 216.521.2540 x10

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