APRIL 2016

FloArts offers dance workshop, summer classes

Florida School of the Arts, located on the Palatka campus of St. Johns River State College, will hold its first North Florida Moves dance workshop on Saturday, May 14, from 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Master classes, taught by FloArts faculty and professional guest artists, are open to dancers age 13 and older who have at least two years of dance training.

“Participants will be able to immerse themselves in dance for the day,” said FloArts dance instructor Mary Love Ward. “We are offering a variety of beginning, intermediate and advanced classes in jazz, ballet, contemporary, Pilates, hip-hop, tap and more.”

Classes will be held in the FloArts dance studio. Dancers are required to wear proper dance attire and should bring a lunch with them. The cost is $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Space is limited; early registration is encouraged. For more information or to register, contact Ward at or by calling 386-312-4311.

Workshop Registration (Word) (PDF)
Workshop Schedule (Word) (PDF)

Fundamentals of Ballet I and Fundamentals of Jazz I, part of Florida School of the Arts’ new electives program, will be offered this summer at the Thrasher-Horne Center located on SJR State’s Orange Park campus. “The elective program is for those seeking the opportunity to explore dance for the first time or who would like to enrich their previous training while they pursue other degrees,” Ward explained.

Fundamentals of Ballet 1 will be offered from May 11 through June 23, Monday through Thursday, from 10:00 to 10:50 a.m.

Fundamentals of Jazz 1 will be offered from May 11 through June 23, Monday through Thursday, from 12:00 to 12:50 p.m.
The last day to register is May 10.

Offerings are expected to expand in the fall to include Pilates, contemporary dance courses, and intermediate levels of ballet, jazz and contemporary.

For more information, call 386-312-4300.