Special Opportunities

Newsies Tumbling Class at Gymco

Add tumbling skills to your resume and become a quadruple threat! Learn tricks, stunts and flip skills to make you soar on stage. This workshop was developed specifically with adult stage performers in mind. Apply the tricks learned in this tumbling workshop to “wow” the casting team at Newsies auditions.

No tumbling experience required. If you have basic athletic ability, we can teach you how to flip, roll and jump!

Please note: Participation in the Newsies Tumbling workshop does not guarantee a role, but will acquaint students with some of the tumbling in the upcoming production of Newsies at Civic Theatre.

For more information or to register for classes, please visit www.gymco.com/gym-classes/

NEWSIES Leaps and Turns Workshop

Are you preparing for NEWSIES auditions in February? Join dancer/educator/fun-makers Cory & Hannah and explore tools for launching your jumps higher and spiraling your turns a few more times around! This strengthening and technique-building workshop is for all levels and will leave you feeling more confident as you prepare for your audition. (For NEWSIES ensemble casting we will be considering male and female dancers who sing to play ages 15-20. Participation in this workshop in no way guarantees a role in the production.)

Date:  Saturday, January 5, 2019
Times:  1:00-3:00pm
Location:  Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
Cost:  $50

When registering, please select Winter Term to locate the class.

Cory Goei

Cory is a retired professional dancer.  He was classically trained from the age of 8 years old, when he started dancing with The Grand Rapids Ballet.  He later went on to dance with numerous companies around the world, performing all different styles of dance.  Cory is also a teacher and choreographer, and now finds passion in passing along the knowledge he has gained to the next generation of dancers.

Hannah Sullivan

Hannah is a west Michigan-based choreographer and educator who has worked with professional & student companies including the Grand Rapids Ballet, Dance in the Annex (DITA), Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Blue Lake International Ballet Ensemble, Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, Macomb Ballet Company, Muskegon Dance Company, School of Grand Rapids Ballet and HIS Christian Dance Academy. Hannah is a featured performer and choreographer with DITA and in screendance films/commercials, most recently writing/producing the film monogrammatic (2018 premiere). Alongside Tassia Johnson, Hannah co-wrote/directed original contemporary story ballets for the HIS Dance Ensemble from 2011-2018 including Royal, Toymaker, Ark, Red and Desert. She is an ArtPrize 2014 juror-award winning collaborator with DITA’s respirador (breather) under the artistic direction of Amy & Erin Wilson.