Friday, August 18, 2017 – 6:30-8PM
Not Yo Momma’s Ballet Class with Adam McKinney
Professional Level Class (ages 18 or older only, please)
Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts Dance Studio
3901 S Hulen St., Fort Worth, TX 76109
$15 (purchased online in advance*), $20 (purchased at the door)
PARKING AND ENTRANCE INFO: Park in the lot adjacent to Hulen Street. Enter through the school’s main entrance, facing Hulen St.
The goals of this classical ballet class are to ensure proper alignment for individuals’ bodies, for music to propel movement, and to bring forth dancers’ keen senses of aestheticism and athleticism. We will focus on integrity, clarity, mind-body connection, attention to detail and heart, and fun, fun, fun! The class will end with repertory from Maurice Béjart’s groundbreaking ballet L’Oiseau de Feu.
Adam W. McKinney is a former member of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Béjart Ballet Lausanne, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet and Milwaukee Ballet Company. He has led dance work across the U.S. and in Canada, England, Ghana, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Palestine, Serbia, Spain and South Africa. He served as a U.S. Embassy Culture Connect Envoy to South Africa through the U.S. State Department in Cape Town, Pretoria and Johannesburg respectively. Named one of the most influential African Americans in Milwaukee, WI by St. Vincent DePaul, McKinney is the Co-Director of DNAWORKS, an arts and service organization committed to healing through the arts and dialogue (www.dnaworks.org). McKinney was recently chosen as a School of American Ballet (SAB) National Teaching Fellow-an opportunity to engage in national conversations about diversity in classical ballet. He holds a BFA in Dance Performance with high honors from Butler University and an MA in Dance Studies with concentrations in Race and Trauma theories from NYU-Gallatin. McKinney is an Assistant Professor of Dance at Texas Christian University.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to class with your email receipt and confirmation number as proof of purchase. If you are purchasing your class at the door we accept payment in cash, check or credit card.
*Class will be available for online purchase until August 18 at noon or until the class is at capacity. If for some reason you are unable to attend, you can cancel your class for a partial refund any time up until 24 hours prior to the class. Cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to your class will not be eligible for a refund. Please be aware that if you do not make your purchase in advance, you may not be permitted to take class due to limited space.