October News!! Mark Lamb Workshop!! Fundraising Ball!!

October News! Mark Lamb Workshop! Fundraiser Ball!

Circle Modern Dance hopes you have been enjoying your fall so far! We have been on a roll with classes, Modern Dance Primitive Light rehearsals, performances at A1 Arts and on Market Square for BHAC Community Day, planning our upcoming November Fundraiser ball, and gearing up for an exciting weekend of workshops with Mark Lamb! We look forward to seeing you at any of these events.

Mark Lamb Dance Workshop 10/12 & 10/14

Our founding director Mark Lamb will be visiting Knoxville next weekend and will be presenting a pair of fun dance workshops suitable for all ages and abilities.


A dance technique in which points of physical contact provide the starting point for exploration through movement improvisation.  During this class we will explore kinetic awareness of our bodies in space, alone and with a partner, and develop basic skills through light touch, weight sharing, and exploring a greater sense of play.  6:30 pm—8:00 pm


An exploration of ways to generate movement in the moment, along with improvising text and personal story. Together we will explore the possibilities of movement invention while moving non-judgmentally and with a deep sense of play.  The Mark Lamb Dance method asks that its participants remember key and telling experiences from their own lives.  Dance, storytelling, and conversation all co-mingle.  1:00 pm—4:00 pm


Registration (available through Paypal or at our classes):

Friday & Sunday $35 in advance / $45 at the door

Or Friday only: $15 / $20              Sunday only $30 / $35

“Mark Lamb makes dance an expression of communal joy.” — New York Times

MARK LAMB is a  Kentucky-born choreographer, dancer, teacher, company director, performance artist, and storyteller, based in New York City since 2003.

He is one of the founding members of Circle Modern Dance and its first Executive Artistic Director.

All workshops will be held in The Emporium Annex Studio at 100 S. Gay Street. Regular classes on 10/14 will be replaced by Mark’s workshop.

For more information, contact Circle Modern Dance at http://www.circlemoderndance.com or 865-309-5309.

CMD 1st Annual Fundraiser Ball

On November 3rd, Circle Modern Dance will present Threading the Night: A Halloween Ball.  This event will run 7-11 p.m. at The Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street in Knoxville.  Special musical guests, Hudson K will provide entertainment for the evening and we may have a dance or two up our sleeves as well. Hors D’oeurvres, Wine & Liquour (cash bar) will also be available for the night.

Suggested Dress: Formal Costume, from Edwardian to Steampunk

Tickets: $35 or $60 per couple (includes two drinks and food) available at the door and through http://www.circlemoderndance.com

Circle Modern Dance Classes

Circle classes are continuing on with a great new lineup of teachers coming in ready to have a fun time in the dance studio.

**Note classes on 10/14 will be replaced by Mark Lamb’s workshop**

Wednesdays 6:00-7:30pm Contemporary Modern Dance Technique with Callie Minnich
Wednesdays 7:30-9:00pm Adult Open Level Ballet taught by Mary Alford
Sundays 3:00-4:30pm Open Level Modern Dance Technique with Elizabeth Kirkwood
Sundays 4:30-6:00pm Improvisation Techniques with Maria McGuire & Nate Barrett

As a reminder class pricing will remains:
$5 per class (first class free)
$50 Unlimited Classes July-December 2012*
*If you have purchased an unlimited pass in 2011 and have not already registered for the new year, please renew if you plan to attend this way in 2012.

Tennessee Association of Dance

Circle Modern Dance is a proud member of the Tennessee Association of Dance, a statewide network of organizations and individuals dedicated to artistic excellence and committed to ensuring that dance is a vital and respected part of life for all Tennesseans. TAD provides services that support communication, fellowship, advocacy, leadership, and education for a broad-based dance constituency.

This is a great organization to check out and they have a wonderful festival in Chattanooga October 19-21. This is a great chance to study with some amazing faculty and to have a fun time meeting other dancers from across the state!

Check out their web page for more information:http://www.tennesseedance.org

We hope to see you soon!

Please check out our website:http://www.circlemoderndance.com and Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CircleModernDance!  Follow us on Twitter too! @CircleModern

Michael Samstag produced this great video titled Dancing in Miracles.  We encourage you to view this short clip about Circle Modern Dance. We appreciate your feedback.

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