Evolution Dance Theater
 
Evolution Dance Theater (EDT) is the leading organization for collaborative exchange between the professional modern dance community, students of dance, and patrons of the art form; creating an environment that encourages exploration and learning while inspiring the next generation of modern dancers and dance lovers.

Evolution Dance Theater consists of three distinct but interwoven environments:

* classrooms of regularly scheduled dance instruction employing experienced teaching artists and providing integrative training in modern and ballet techniques;
* visiting choreographers are infused into the learning environment through performances, master classes, open rehearsals and exchanges with the community; at the same time, choreographers are encouraged to utilize their residency at EDT to develop new work in a exploratory environment;
* a performance space is home to visiting artists, students, and the community; within this intimate space, these groups are encouraged to present, participate in and view cutting edge choreography.
 
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EDT teaching artists have collectively danced with many of the finest dance companies in the world and studied with some of the most renowned teachers and choreographers. Companies include American Ballet Theater, the Joffrey Ballet, and The Washington, San Francisco and Boston Ballet Companies. Some of the contemporary choreographers our artists have danced with include Mark Morris, Paul Taylor, Twyla Tharp, Michael Bennet, Gregory Hines, Claire Porter, Stephen Koplowitz, Heidi Latsky and Dan Wagoner as well as other greats such as George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins and Agnes de Mille. Some are relatively new to the tri-state area, while others have a loyal following of devoted students developed over many years. They constitute a team of gifted professionals who believe in each other and in the mission of EDT.

Mimi Wallace - Advanced Ballet
Todd Hall - Open Ballet
Janice Mauriello - Beginning Ballet, Advanced Ballet, Teen ballet
Cynthia Anderson - Advanced Ballet
Linda Sabatelli-Carelli - Intermediate/Advanced Jazz
Jessie DiMauro - Fundamentals, Beginning Modern, Intermediate Modern, Teen Modern
Kerri LuBell - Music & Movement, Creative Movement, Fundamentals
Lenore Eggleston - Advanced Modern
Maria Colaco - Advanced Modern, Choreography
Nancy Zander - Intermediate Ballet
 
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Classes
Creative Movement (3-4 year olds)
the earliest introduction to moving to music in a classroom environment

Let's Dance (5&6 year olds)
Further introduction to movement, rhythm, balance and expression

Fundamentals (7 yrs.)
The first exposure to the specific disciplines of modern and ballet, with equal emphasis on the basic fundamentals of each. 45 minutes long

Beginning Ballet (8+)
Basic Ballet technique, which is a prerequisite for all dance forms. Barre work, center, and early leaps and turns are all explored in the universal language of the ballet class. (ugh) 1 hour

Beginning Modern (9+)
The first full class of modern technique, (lenore-how would you describe this? 1 hour

Intermediate ballet / Intermediate Modern (age 9+ as appropriate)
A continuation and further mastery of each discipline. Completion of a beginners class required, twice weekly recommended. 1 1/2 hours

Advanced ballet/Advanced Modern (generally ages 12+)
Intensive study of advanced skills, artistic interpretation, and various choreographic styles, as well as exposure to master classes, workshop, and company classes with visiting professional companies. Ballet classes include pointe work as well. Three technique classes weekly in either discipline, or a combination of both. 1 and 1 1/2 hour classes
 
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Mount Kisco, NY 10549
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Last Update: Mar 31 2007     Created: Mar 30 2007
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