The month of April has seen a lot of amazing dance come to Los Angeles, from the classical LA Ballet to the modern Alvin Ailey. But there is a tremendous number of homegrown choreographers, dancers and teachers who live and work in the Pasadena area, a small pocket of dance lovers just north of LA.
This week marks the 6th annual Pasadena Dance Festival. It kicked off on Sunday with a showcase of contemporary dance and continues throughout this week with more performances, including the Emerging Choreographers Showcase on Thursday and the Student Choreographer Showcase and Final Concert on Saturday. There is also an opportunity to take a Master Class with Mark Morris and a full day of classes with various teachers, such as hip hop, Bollywood, Swing, lyrical, krumping - and ballet!
A full day of classes on Saturday4/27 costs $55 (a half day costs $35) and that allows you to attend ALL of these amazing teachers' classes. Believe me, if I didn't have to teach my own classes in the morning and early afternoon, I would be at these classes myself! I would love to learn about Bollywood! lol...
Anyway, if you are interested, take a look at the schedule at the festival site: http://www.lineagedance.org/festival/. My very basic ballet class for adults is from 4:15 -5:05. All dance classes are at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.