Summer Intensive June 3rd-June 6th
Our Dance Team Summer Intensive is mandatory for team members but also open to students Ages 11 and up who would like to come and take classes from these master teachers right here at Mayama! Please see the schedule below for specific days and times. Register for one or mulitiple classes here! Each 90 minute class is $25.
Contemporary with Kat Reese offered Thursday 6/6:
Contemporary Level 2 and above students: 12-1:30pm
Students without any contemporary experience & Level 1 students: 1:30-3pm
Kat Reese - Contemporary
Kat grew up as a student here at Parker Dance Academy. During her 10 years at the studio she studied jazz, ballet, tap, modern, contemporary, and hip hop. Kat has held many roles in the Nutcracker, such as Clara, Dew Drop, Snow Queen, Spanish soloist and Arabian soloist and absolutely loves performing on stage. She was also heavily involved with the company during her time as a student here at PDA, winning the national title “Miss Teen Dance Educators of America” two years in a row. Contemporary is her favorite style of dance, and she is thrilled to be back at Parker Dance teaching for her second year.
Hip Hop with KO offered Monday 6/3:
Hip Hop levels 2 & 3: 11am-12:30pm
Hip Hop levels 4 & 5: 1:00-2:30pm
Offered Thursday 6/6:
Hip Hop levels 2 & 3: 12-1:30pm
Hip Hop levels 4 & 5: 1:30-3:00pm
Kevin O’Keefe: aka KO - Hip Hop
One of Colorado’s original Hip Hop teachers, Kevin has an extensive background in all Hip Hop styles. He received training from industry pioneers- Clyde Evans, Eric Finn, Quickstep and Rennie Harris. He has performed with: Don Campbell Lock jr , Electric Boogaloos , Lady Jules of the BeatFreaks , and the late Gary Kendall of the Jabbawockeez , And is a former member of Motion UnderGround’s Hip Hop company EOM. He has Been a gest artist at the Arena in Switzerland, The San Francisco Hip Hop Festival, the Colorado College Dance Festival, The Breaking Point in Montana, CU Boulder, and CSU Fort Collins, Red Rocks community college and Front Range community college. Kevin now is Bringing this unique flavor to many Studios in Colorado and is the Founder/Director of True 2 Form Dance Group. He has for years been spreading a fire about the history of Hip Hop and a vision for where it could go. At this time, Kevin is a member of Street Stylez bboy crew, Performing core member with Machinez Remainz popping crew, and Rennie Harris Grass Roots Project. Witch has just finished a small performance tour of the Eastcoast.
Ballet with Kat Rogers offered: Monday 6/3
Levels 3 & 4: 11am-12:30pm
Levels 2 & 3: 1-2:30pm
Offered Tuesday 6/4
Levels 3 & 4: 1-2:30pm
Levels 2 & 3: 2:30-4pm
Offered Wednesday 6/5
Levels 2 & 3: 1-2:30pm
Levels 3 & 4: 2:30-4pm
Kathryn Rogers - Ballet
Katheryn has performed in various roles in Classical, Contemporary, Modern, and original works as a corps member, soloist as well as principal parts in ballets such as; The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Romeo & Juliet, Coppelia’, La Bayadere, Serenade, Concierto Barroco, Stars & Stripes, Who Cares?, Rodeo, Graduation Ball, Carmina Burana, Appalachian Springs. She trained with the Salt Creek Ballet in Illinois under Patricia Sigurdson, Pilar Garcia, Randall Newsom, Susan O’Connell, Wes Chapman, Irina Kolpakova, Guoping Wang, Luba Gulyaeva, Gelsey Kirkland, and The Kirov Academy Of Ballet in Washington D.C. under Alla Sizova; graduated in 1997 and received a company contract from Colorado Ballet. Her focus is on classical training with detail to Russian “Vaganova” style. She brings knowledge and experience in Balanchine, Cecchetti, Americanized Russian, and a mix of strength training, yoga, pilates, modern, contemporary choreography, variations, and pointe work.
Jazz with Thea offered Wednesday 6/5
Levels 4 & 5: 1-2:30pm
Levels 2 & 3: 2:30-4pm
Thea Jaworski - Jazz
I started my training outside of Atlanta with Roswell City Dance when my mother decided after years of homeschooling, socializing with other children my age may be a good idea. Little did she know, she planted the seed of my career at age 7. Shortly thereafter, my family moved to North Carolina where I grew up continuing my training with multiple different studios & conservatories, Carolina Dance Center and CC & Co Dance Complex being where I credit the majority of my highest level of technical training. It was my formative young teenage years that I was lucky enough to get to train from and present the work of some of the industries leading choreographers of my time - Lauren Adams, Peter Chu, Melissa Jackson, Gene Medler, Martha Nichols, Mandy Moore, & Eileen Juric.
Currently, I reside and teach dance full time in Denver, Colorado. When I’m not teaching, I’m thinking about choreography. When I’m not intentionally thinking about choreography, I’m in yoga class and reminded of how it feels like dancing. I am then inspired to choreograph a phrase. When I’m in public, I enjoy people-watching and finding their social nuances and habits relatable to movement. I am then inspired to choreograph to the song currently playing while people-watching in the check out line at Whole Foods. When I’m at home, I enjoy spending time with my two geriatric pups who make funny shapes. Their paws and noodle-y tails remind me of undiscovered choreography, and how I may or may not be able to recreate their movement based on the fact that they have an extra set of legs. I also enjoy composing my own music… which when I listen to it on playback, reminds me of the choreography I could create with it. I enjoy other mediums of self-taught artistry, crafting and creation all of which stem back to movement and how I could use it on some level for choreography. I used to enjoy tinkering with and racing old race cars, but it didn’t really remind me of choreography, so I stopped enjoying it…
Technique Correction, Alignment & Injury Prevention with Amy offered Monday 6/3
All Levels: 2:30-4pm
Amy Anderson - Injury Prevention
Amy began her Pilates career with the story so common with many Pilates instructors. She had a career as a professional ballet dancer performing with Colorado Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet and finally with David Taylor Dance Theatre in Denver as well as many other local companies for about 15 years. After a serious dance-related injury in 1990, Amy began her studies as a Pilates Instructor with an emphasis on dance medicine and injury rehabilitation. She became certified as a Pilates Instructor with a Dance Medicine Emphasis at St. Francis Hospital Center for Sports and Dance Medicine in San Francisco CA by Elizabeth Larkham 1991.
For the last 7 years she has had a private practice, Engage Movement Arts in Denver and teaches Anatomy in Clay® Workshops. Though all her study of Pilates and rehabilitation of her own back injury, Amy learned to control and eventually completely heal her back. She discovered Argentine Tango in 2004 and has reconnected with dance. She currently teaches and performs Argentine Tango with Parasol Arts and Natural Tango and has developed a class “Pilates for Tango Dancers” which she teaches at the Boulder Tango School and at the Natural Tango Festival. She is grateful to Pilates and the many people she trained with over the years that allowed her to heal her injury, find a new career in Pilates but continue to dance and perform at a high level with out pain.
Amy's certifications include: Dance Medicine Specialist by Saint Francis Hospital, San Francisco, CA; Accredited Pilates teacher-trainer, certified by the Pilates Method Alliance since 2005, Amy Anderson PMA-CPT.