GroundShare Arts Dance Theater Ensemble offers students the opportunity to perform and work along side local choreographers and teaching artists in a year long exploration of a student generated theme. Their artistic investigations culminate in an original dance theater production performed at the Reston Community Theater. All of our dancers are an integral part of the creative process. From writing scenes to choreographing individual dances, ensemble members not only learn to dance, performance, and improvisation, they learn how to bring their experiences to life on stage and support others in doing the same.
Youth Performance Ensemble
Open to dancers ages 8-14, GroundShare Dance Theater Youth Ensemble is offers dancers the opportunity to engage critically in the artistic process while developing a foundation in the art of modern dance. The centerpiece of their artistic investigations are the Youth Dance Theater Ensemble Rehearsals, which take place on Sundays from 3-5. In these rehearsals, ensemble members are provided modern dance training while working collaboratively to choreograph dances and script dramatic skits that weave their experiences into each performance piece. Ensemble members also have the option to deepen their investigations in GroundShare’s Modern Dance Technique Classes, which incorporate ballet and dance composition into the study of modern dance.
Groundshare’s Adult Company includes dancers of all ages and experience levels: some have danced their whole lives, some are rediscovering an art form they haven’t practiced in years, some are teaching artists with years of performance experience, some are new to modern dance. What they have in common is a love of dance and a belief that movement and music can reveal truths in inspiring and creative ways. These dancers work together to choreograph modern dance performance pieces that culminate in a joint production with the youth ensemble in June. Adult dancers also have the opportunity to work with and choreograph dances for the youth ensemble.
The Company meets from January – June in preparation for the June performance. Rehearsals take place from 7:00-9:00pm on Tuesday evenings at Sun and Moon Yoga Studio in Falls Church. If you are interested in joining the ensemble or learning more, please reach out to Groundshares Director, Amanda Whiteman (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Sun and Moon Yoga Studio
3811 Langston Blvd
Arlington, VA 22207