June 11 – July 23 (no class July 2)
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 currently a senior Dance Performance major (B.F.A) at Wichita State University and a founding member of the Wheat State Dance Collective. She has had the joy of performing with Ballet Wichita as a soloist and principal from 2008-2016, and Alithea Mime Theatre in 2017. She credits her entire family and WSU for helping her become the dancer she is today, and is ecstatic to be a teaching member of the RKDC. Let’s dance!
Regina Klenjoski & 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.