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8100 Dance Studio in Avon hosts acclaimed teachers for summer workshops

AVON — Studio 8100 in Avon welcomes dance teachers from around the nation this summer. The “Summer Dance Intensive” series allows participants of all levels to take classes led by invited dance luminaries and Studio 8100’s dance instructors. The intensives are one- to two-week long programs (in addition to the studio’s regular schedule of class offerings) in ballet, hip-hop and other dance styles. Guest teachers includes principal dancers from national ballet companies, choreographers with resumes that include movie, stage and broadcast experience and winners of national dance competitions.

“We think this is the trifecta of the way a dancer can take a week in the summer to train: They get high-altitude training, access to the best teachers in the world and time to enjoy the charming atmosphere of world-famous Vail resort area,” said Hilde Falk, Studio 8100 owner. “We are excited to show a wide audience our new studio, since we invested in the highest level of professional floor materials, a light and bright setting with floor-to-ceiling glass windows showcasing the mountains, and space to really move and express dance.”

A wide variety of evening activities are scheduled, such as meet-and-greets, excursions to other local visiting professional performances and more, all listed on the http://www.vaildanceintensive.com website.

The lineup of teachers includes:

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Corina Kinnear, Los Angeles-based, Emmy-nominated dancer.

Sharon Wehner, principal dancer with the Colorado Ballet Company.

David Taylor, choreographer and director of one of Denver’s (and the nation’s) most recognized dance companies for 40 years, whose troupe has toured all over the world every year.

Joanna Curley, Youth America Grand Prix winner dancer.

Rachel Elliott, contemporary dancer, LINES Ballet, San Francisco.

Chase Evered, featured performer on tour with LeAnn Rimes, Destiny’s Child, Ciara and others.

Audrey Gibson, Los Angeles’ Revolution Company and dancer in television’s popular show “Bunheads.”

Dance intensives are intended for people ages 11-25, from intermediate level dancers and above. Lodging packages are available. Prices start at $750 for one week. For more information, visit vaildanceintensive.com or Studio 8100’s website, http://www.studio 8100.com, or call 970-306-3395.

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