POINTE Q WORKSHOP
Stay On Pointe
An intense ballet contemporary workshop designed for intermediate and advanced level ballet dancers. This workshop is a mandatory intensive for dancers who are planning on auditioning for the SQAD dance company. This is a must do workshop to qualify to audition in August. The dancer must be at an intermediate level and have taken ballet/Pointe for 2 years or more from the audition date. If a dancer is interested in the workshop for the training but not looking to audition for the company in the upcoming year, they will need to consult with Miss Quan for approval before registering.
Dancers will take classes like Progessive Ballet Technique (PBT) training, Pilates, Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary Ballet, Variations, and other genres from guest artists (same as enrichment programs) throughout the 4 days. Dancers are required to be fully committed to the workshop.
Registration starts July 1st
Dates: July 26th - 29th
Time : 9AM - 5PM
NOTE: IN AN EFFORT TO ADHERE TO CDC COVID-19 GUIDELINES, WE ARE LIMITING CLASS SIZES. PLEASE VIEW OUR COVID-19 SAFETY & SANITATION PROCEDURES. CLASSES WILL RETURN TO LARGER SIZE LIMITS WHEN SAFE.
GUEST INSTRUCTORS (ARTISTS)
The Best in the Business
Derreck Williams is a native of Mobile, Alabama. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance and Choreography from the University of Southern Mississippi. He taught in the Mobile County Public School System for two years where he founded Chastang-Fournier K-8 School’s dance program, teaching all levels of ballet, modern, jazz, composition, liturgical, and improv. He is now a graduate student at the University of Alabama where he is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Dance. Professionally, Williams has performed with several companies and choreographers like The Dance Company Experience, RAW Artistry Dance Company, Kavin Grant, Juelz D. Lane, and Amari Marshall. He was a member of the RAW Artistry Dance Company for five years and the Repertory Dance Company for three years. As a choreographer, his work has been accepted and presented at the American College Dance Association Festival and the Alabama Dance Festival. In recent months, Derreck has been selected as one of the guest artists for the Ten Tiny Dances concert in Birmingham, Alabama. He has and continues to expand his choreographic voice by way of studios, conferences, and dance organizations based in Hattiesburg, Mobile, Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Dallas, Jackson, New Orleans, Atlanta, and more!
Rachel Lockhart is a native of Birmingham Alabama. She began her training at the J. Lockhart Performing Arts Institute at the age of 2, where she trained in many genres. Rachel graduated from the Alabama School of Fine Arts where she studied dance and currently attends The Juilliard School in New York as a BFA dance major. Rachel is no stranger to the stage. She has performed throughout Birmingham, Atlanta, California, New York, and many other places. Her list of credits includes performing the lead role, Marie, in Alabama Ballet’s production of the George Balanchine Nutcracker (2010 & 2011) and Young Nettie in Red Mountain Theatre’s 2012 production of The Color Purple. Rachel has received numerous summer scholarships in dance to attend prestigious institutions such as Dance Threatre of Harlem, The Juilliard Summer Intensive, Joffrey Ballet, Anthony Burrell’s Breaking Barriers, International Ballet Intensive, Atlanta Dance Connection, and many more. In 2019, Rachel performed at the renowned Koch Theatre in Manhattan for a tribute to the late Donald Mckayle. Though the arts take up much of Rachel’s time, she manages to maintain a 3.8 GPA. Rachel is incredibly thankful for the continuous support she receives and wants to inspire everyone to never give up on their dreams and to set goals because anything is possible.