Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) March 19, 2013
Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center will hold a six-week dance program for adults and youth who are blind or visually impaired beginning Wednesday, March 27, at 3000 General Pershing Blvd. at State Fair Park.
Movement without Limitations, presented by Devon Energy, offers participants an opportunity to experiment with creative movement in a safe, fun environment, which serves as a confidence builder.
Classes begin Wednesday May 27, and end Wednesday, May 1. The adult sessions are from 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., and the youth (ages 8 – 18) sessions are from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. There is no cost to participate and ballet shoes are provided for first-time students. Children 8-18 years of age may bring a sighted buddy. Adult transportation is provided from NewView Oklahoma to Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center.
Inspired by a similar program the Royal Ballet in London has offered for more than 20 years, the program began in 2010 as a collaborative effort between Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, the Oklahoma City Ballet and NewView Oklahoma.
Dance instruction is provided by Audrey Johnston, formerly of Oklahoma City Ballet. Audrey began her training under the direction of Viktoria Page at Ballet Oklahoma at the age of 3. She supplemented this training with summer intensives at Joffrey Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Burklyn Ballet, the Jillana School, Oklahoma Arts Institute, The International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi, and many more. This gave her the opportunity to train under such stars as Maria Tallcheif, Susan Jaffe, John Magnus, and Patricia Barker. Her senior year of High School she was then invited to join Ballet Oklahoma's company as an apprentice, and promoted to company member the next year where she danced with Oklahoma City Ballet performing soloist roles for 5 years.
About Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center
Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, formerly City Arts Center, is a regional 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that encourages artistic expression in all its forms through education and exhibitions. Founded in 1989 by businessman and philanthropist Christian Keesee and Kirkpatrick Foundation Director Marilyn Myers, Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center offers contemporary arts exhibitions throughout the year, free to the public, as well as youth art camps, adult art classes and workshops, lectures and independent film screenings.
For more information, please call 405.951.0000 or visit http://www.oklahomacontemporary.org
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