September 7 – November 23
Student Fees: $155.00 (Option of payment plan available upon checkout)
This class is designed to teach students a strong beginning technical ballet foundation focusing on placement of the body, strength building, stretching, musical interpretation and artistry. Students will learn ballet steps and terminology and perform choreography at the end of the session.
Attire: leotard, tights and proper leather ballet shoes are recommended.
Minimum Class size: 4
Instructor: Nadia Khalidi
Nadia is excited for another year with Dancing with RKDC! She recently graduated with her BFA in Dance Performance at Wichita State University (on scholarship) where she has joined Wichita Contemporary Dance Theatre on tour in Veracruz, Mexico, and has had the opportunity to work with choreographers Darrell Grand Moultrie, Charlotte Boye-Christensen, and recently Jammie Walker of Jessica Lang Dance. In the past, she has trained with ABT, OKC Ballet, Houston METDance, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Regina Klenjoski Dance Company, Thodos Dance Chicago, NobleMotion Dance, and Big Muddy Dance Company. She has had the joy of performing with Ballet Wichita as a soloist and principal from 2008-2016, and Alithea Mime Theatre in 2017. Currently, she teaches 17 classes a week at 4 area studios around Wichita, and is an administrative assistant with Ballet Wichita. Many thanks to her entire family, Jill Landrith, and the faculty at WSU for helping her become the dancer she is today! Let’s dance!
Regina Klenjoski Dance Company (RKDC)
Regina Klenjoski is a creator, performer, educator and advocate of contemporary dance. Recognized by the Los Angeles Times as “one of the most active and ambitious dance makers leading Southland contemporary companies,” her work is known for its inventive partnering, technical athleticism and poetic storytelling. Regina founded her award winning company, the Regina Klenjoski Dance Company while living in Los Angeles in 2001. In 2014, she relocated to Wichita with her husband bringing the company with her.