Donald McKayle
Journey of the Heart

UCI Etude Ensemble in new Repertory Concert


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

8:00 pm

Claire Trevor Theatre

Dance legend Donald McKayle has transcended boundaries for more than six decades with a multifaceted and wide-ranging career as a choreographer, director, performer, and professor of dance creating a repertoire of acclaimed masterworks.

The UC Irvine Etude Ensemble is an elite group of undergraduates who are chosen annually by audition. Under McKayle’s guidance, the dancers are not only dynamic performers, but also historians. Dancers are challenged to personalize each movement by forming an emotional and physical connection to the story itself.

Join Professor McKayle and his Etude Ensemble for a night of incredible works!

Read More: Donald McKayle: Journey of the Heart

Conservatory Dance


June 26 - July 14, 2017
Monday - Friday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Ages 12-22
*No class during the July 4th holiday

Build your repertoire!  For advanced dancers looking to strengthen technical base while learning in sessions on hip-hop, choreo, injury prevention, dance for camera, improv and more.

Modeled after our undergraduate dancer's curriculum, advanced dancers will participate in sessions on the School's three focused areas of study: ballet, jazz and modern.  However, we do believe in developing holistic dancers, so additional studio and classroom-based sessions will be offered such as hip hop, dance for camera, health and wellness, improv and more.  The Academy will end with a final showcase for family and friends (more details to be shared).

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Read More: 2017 Summer Academy in Dance