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  • 9:30 am - Beginning/Intermediate Ballet

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Monday

  • Intermediate/Advanced Ballet with Carrie DiamondCarrie Diamond’s ballet class is grounded in her early training with Cecchetti master teachers Don Hewitt and Margaret Craske and with luminaries Lawrence Rhodes and Benjamin Harkarvy. She danced professionally in New York City for over fifteen years and holds an M.F.A from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She was an instructor for the Alvin Ailey School, the 92nd Street YM&WHA, and Marymount Manhattan College. Carrie’s vigorous class promotes stylistic and technical balance and is effective for both modern and ballet dancers alike. “I work with students at all levels to help them gain greater expressivity, efficient placement, and a solid and clean technique.” Ms. Diamond is the Founder and Executive Artistic Director for AD&M Performance Group. 9:30 am to 11:00 am at Montecito School of Ballet529 East Gutierrez Street, Santa Barbara, at the corner of Salsipuedes. Parking is limited.

Tuesday

  • Beginning Modern Dance with Susan AlexanderSusan Alexander moved to Santa Barbara in 2008 after having lived in France for over 20 years, teaching Modern Dance for the Paris Opera Ballet for 23 years, and at the Paris Conservatory of Music and Dance for 18 years. Prior to living in Paris, she taught at the Merce Cunningham Dance Studio in New York, and choreographed and produced her own work during the 7 years she lived there. Having grown up in Southern California, Susan graduated from UCSB with degrees in Dance and English and from Mills College with an M.A. in Dance. She has been a guest instructor for many professional companies and schools both in Europe and the US, and returns to France twice a year as a guest teacher at various schools and institutions there. 10:00 am to 11:15 am at Montecito School of Ballet529 East Gutierrez Street, Santa Barbara, at the corner of Salsipuedes. Parking is limited.
  • Beginning Ballet with Carrie DiamondCarrie Diamond’s ballet class is grounded in her early training with Cecchetti master teachers Don Hewitt and Margaret Craske and with luminaries Lawrence Rhodes and Benjamin Harkarvy. She danced professionally in New York City for over fifteen years and holds an M.F.A from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She was an instructor for the Alvin Ailey School, the 92nd Street YM&WHA, and Marymount Manhattan College. Carrie’s vigorous class promotes stylistic and technical balance and is effective for both modern and ballet dancers alike. “I work with students at all levels to help them gain greater expressivity, efficient placement, and a solid and clean technique.” Ms. Diamond is the Founder and Executive Artistic Director for AD&M Performance Group. 11:30 am to 12:45 pm at Montecito School of Ballet529 East Gutierrez Street, Santa Barbara, at the corner of Salsipuedes. Parking is limited.

Wednesday

  • Intermediate/Advanced Modern with Susan AlexanderSusan Alexander moved to Santa Barbara in 2008 after having lived in France for over 20 years, teaching Modern Dance for the Paris Opera Ballet for 23 years, and at the Paris Conservatory of Music and Dance for 18 years. Prior to living in Paris, she taught at the Merce Cunningham Dance Studio in New York, and choreographed and produced her own work during the 7 years she lived there. Having grown up in Southern California, Susan graduated from UCSB with degrees in Dance and English and from Mills College with an M.A. in Dance. She has been a guest instructor for many professional companies and schools both in Europe and the US, and returns to France twice a year as a guest teacher at various schools and institutions there. 10:00 am to 11:30 am at Montecito School of Ballet529 East Gutierrez Street, Santa Barbara, at the corner of Salsipuedes. Parking is limited.
    This is an independent class taught by Susan Alexander. Different rates apply and AD&M class cards are not valid for these classes.

Thursday

  • Beginning/Intermediate Ballet with Carrie DiamondCarrie Diamond’s ballet class is grounded in her early training with Cecchetti master teachers Don Hewitt and Margaret Craske and with luminaries Lawrence Rhodes and Benjamin Harkarvy. She danced professionally in New York City for over fifteen years and holds an M.F.A from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She was an instructor for the Alvin Ailey School, the 92nd Street YM&WHA, and Marymount Manhattan College. Carrie’s vigorous class promotes stylistic and technical balance and is effective for both modern and ballet dancers alike. “I work with students at all levels to help them gain greater expressivity, efficient placement, and a solid and clean technique.” Ms. Diamond is the Founder and Executive Artistic Director for AD&M Performance Group. 9:30 am to 10:45 am at Montecito School of Ballet529 East Gutierrez Street, Santa Barbara, at the corner of Salsipuedes. Parking is limited.

Friday

  • Intermediate/Advanced Modern with Susan AlexanderSusan Alexander moved to Santa Barbara in 2008 after having lived in France for over 20 years, teaching Modern Dance for the Paris Opera Ballet for 23 years, and at the Paris Conservatory of Music and Dance for 18 years. Prior to living in Paris, she taught at the Merce Cunningham Dance Studio in New York, and choreographed and produced her own work during the 7 years she lived there. Having grown up in Southern California, Susan graduated from UCSB with degrees in Dance and English and from Mills College with an M.A. in Dance. She has been a guest instructor for many professional companies and schools both in Europe and the US, and returns to France twice a year as a guest teacher at various schools and institutions there. 10:00 am to 11:30 am at Montecito School of Ballet529 East Gutierrez Street, Santa Barbara, at the corner of Salsipuedes. Parking is limited.

Where:

  • All classes are held at Montecito School of Ballet, 529 East Gutierrez Street, Santa Barbara, at the corner of Salsipuedes. Parking is limited.

Tuition Rates:

  • Single class: $17.00
  • Four class series: $60.00
  • Eight class series: $112.00

NOTE: A series is valid for three (3) months from date of purchase.

Checks should be made payable to American Dance & Music (AD&M). Credit Cards accepted.

Faculty:

BALLET: Carrie Diamond

Carrie Diamond’s ballet class is grounded in her early training with Cecchetti master teachers Don Hewitt and Margaret Craske and with luminaries Lawrence Rhodes and Benjamin Harkarvy. She danced professionally in New York City for over fifteen years and holds an M.F.A from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She was an instructor for the Alvin Ailey School, the 92nd Street YM&WHA, and Marymount Manhattan College. Carrie’s vigorous class promotes stylistic and technical balance and is effective for both modern and ballet dancers alike. “I work with students at all levels to help them gain greater expressivity, efficient placement, and a solid and clean technique.” Ms. Diamond is the Founder and Executive Artistic Director for AD&M Performance Group.

MODERN DANCE: Susan Alexander

Susan Alexander moved to Santa Barbara in 2008 after having lived in France for over 20 years, teaching Modern Dance for the Paris Opera Ballet for 23 years, and at the Paris Conservatory of Music and Dance for 18 years. Prior to living in Paris, she taught at the Merce Cunningham Dance Studio in New York, and choreographed and produced her own work during the 7 years she lived there. Having grown up in Southern California, Susan graduated from UCSB with degrees in Dance and English and from Mills College with an M.A. in Dance. She has been a guest instructor for many professional companies and schools both in Europe and the US, and returns to France twice a year as a guest teacher at various schools and institutions there.

For further information, please contact us at (805) 450-7535.