Summer Lovin’

I’m excited for summer.

Not so much for the sun and swimming and other good summer S’s (well, sure, maybe a little bit!), but mostly for the exciting opportunities my summer holds for deeply engaging in jazz and dance. I’ll be teaching my butt off, attending a conference on teaching jazz dance in Dallas (thanks for hosting, Danny Buraczeski!) and choreographing and performing too. Most of these opportunities are shareable, so come along for the ride! Highlights;

Teaching at Advanced Jazz Class at Zenon Dance
Fridays, 9:30-11:00am (Now – May 25th, and June 8 – July 20)

My advanced class focuses on jazz as a rhythm-driven dance formwith vernacular influence, emphasizing musicality, weight-shift, groundedness and groove. This class session is tailored toward thinking about dance from the perspective of a musician, hitting on elements like melody, harmony, timbre and of course, rhythm.

Block out 9:30-11:00am on Fridays to come get down.
Questions? Contact Erinn at

Choreographing 44 Plays for 44 Presidents by Theater Pro Rata June 29 – July 14 at Calvary Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall

A chronological, biographical survey of each of the 44 men who have held one of the most revered and regrettable positions of power on earth. Originally created by the Neo-Futurists in Chicago, 44 Plays for 44 Presidents is a love song to every Mad Tom, Tricky Dick, and William Henry Harri-who.

Performing in A Grimm Tale by the Eclectic Edge Ensemble
July 19 – July 22nd at the Ritz Theater

Choreographing for Dances, Chances, Circumstances
August 10 – 12 The Phipps Center for the Arts

And, of course……
Co-Artistic Directing/ Producing, Choreographing for and Performing in Rhythmically Speaking presents…. 2012
August 16 – 18 at the Southern Theater

We’ve got a wicked line-up this year, promising a varied, music-driven and ENERGETIC evening of choreography to stir your soul and make you move! Choreographers;

Deborah Elias
Karla Grotting
Cynthia Gutierrez-Garner
Carrie Lande
Erinn Liebhard
Jennifer Mack
Whitney McClusky
B-Boy J-Sun and Dancin’ Dave
Joanne Spencer

Join me in getting ready to not only enjoy the sun and swimming this summer, but also the swinging and stepping of some awesome rhythm-driven dance!


Photos by Jim Smith/ Jillian Denae Photography.

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