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Gail Corbin returns to New Haven Ballet to offer Open Division Modern Dance classes on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30-11:00 a.m. this summer from June 13-29. Open Division classes are offered to all levels of dancers ages 12+ years on a drop in basis.

Ms. Corbin is a leading exponent in the technique and repertory of Doris Humphrey and Charles Weidman and has taught all levels of technique in the Humphrey/Weidman style for over twenty years. Ms. Corbin has worked with Beatrice Seckler, Deborah Carr, Peter Hamilton and Nona Shurman. She was a featured dancer/soloist in The Deborah Carr Theatre Dance Ensemble. Ms. Corbin has taught and directed Humphrey works all over the U.S. as well as Europe and Australia. For the past several years she has conducted Humphrey workshops at Momenta, Oak Park Illinois, which is also the home of Doris Humphrey Society, of which Ms. Corbin is a board member. Some of the other places she has taught as a guest teacher in this technique and repertory are Barnard College, Columbia University, The Juilliard School, St. Olaf College, and Columbia College (Chicago). For the past several years Ms. Corbin has been a guest teacher at the Jose Limon Institute, N.Y. She has recently returned from The Yard, Martha’s Vineyard where she taught an intensive Humphrey workshop and staged “Water Study”. Ms. Corbin is a featured dancer in two films, “The Technique of Doris Humphrey and Its Creative Potential” and “Charles Weidman on His Own”.

Summer ballet at New Haven Ballet has begun! Through June, pay a flat fee each week for students in the Children’s and Student Divisions (ages 3-19 years). Morning ballet classes are also offered on a drop in basis in the Open Division (12+ years). New and returning students are welcome. For more information email: administrator@newhavenballet.org

New Haven Ballet’s Spring semester finishes on May 21. Our morning Open Division classes, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, will continue but the Monday, Wednesday and Friday classes will finish at the end of this semester.

Open Division classes are drop-in ballet classes open to ages 12+ years. Classes cost $19 per class ($16 per class for students and seniors). Multi-class cards are available.

Our Summer Open Division Schedule is:

Summer 2022 Open Division Schedule:

May 31-July 2 (OD Ballet/Barker):

Tuesday: 10:00-11:30 am

Thursday: 10:00-11:30 am

Saturday: 7:30-9:00 am

Sunday: 10:00-11:30 am

 

June 13-29 (OD Modern/Corbin):

Monday: 9:30-11:00 am

Wednesday: 9:30-11:00 am

 

July 5-23 (OD Ballet/Barker):

Monday: 6:00-7:30 pm

Wednesday: 6:00-7:30 pm

Saturday: 10:00-11:30 am

Sunday: 10:00-11:30 am

All of these classes are held at 70 Audubon Street, New Haven.
We look forward to seeing you in class!

OUR MISSION

To provide the greater New Haven Community with exceptional classical ballet training, performances, and outreach programs, that nurture appreciation of ballet and foster the joy of dance.

On October 31, 2020, NHB’s Board of Directors adopted the following Diversity and Inclusion Statement:

New Haven Ballet celebrates those who aspire to excellence in classical ballet. A culture of creativity is the core of our work and diversity promotes innovation. The arts can provide powerful life-changing experiences that prepare students and impact audiences to lead more successful, meaningful and culturally rich lives. The arts can also prove to be an important platform for social change. At New Haven Ballet we are passionate about creating an inclusive dance environment and performances that promote and value diversity and inclusion. We will continue to strive to increase diversity in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, and perspective, which will improve and strengthen our work.

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