Poetry In Motion Dance Company Will Hold Projekt Dance National Workshop In Minneapolis

Poetry In Motion Dance Company will hold Projekt Dance National Workshop In Minneapolis August 20-24, 2012 with a showcase performance on Friday, August 24 at the Old Arizona Theater. National faculty will include Jason Parsons, Jessica Keller, and Jeff Lapes among others.

Online PR News – 05-August-2012 – Minneapolis, Minnesota – Poetry In Motion Dance Company based on Northeast Minneapolis will hold Projekt Dance National Workshop at the Old Arizona Theater in Minneapolis August 20-24, 2012 with a showcase performance on Friday, August 24.

Projekt Dance is a prestigious dance workshop intensive with well known national faculty. This year's faculty will include Jason Parsons who has created work for Rasta Thomas's Bad Boys of Dance, Willow Oak Contemporary Ballet, Odyssey, Houston Met and the Evolution Dance Company; Jessica Keller who has performed on stage, television and screen with The LXD, So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing With the Stars, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Disney's Teen Beach Musical, and The Adjustment Bureau; and Jeff Lapes who has performed with Nelly Furtado, Timbaland, Lil Mama, Anya, Ne-Yo and on MTV and music videos.

"Projekt Dance is quite frankly the best dance workshop in Minnesota. This is our third year bringing in top choreographers, dancers, and teachers to the Twin Cities. A select few youth and adults get to work with some of the best in the dance industry," said Stacy Boeddeker, Executive Director. "The primary goal of our school and company is to bring a new way of thinking to dance companies and shuttle pre-professionals and professionals into a successful dance career."

Projekt Dance will include daily, challenging classes in a variety of styles including contemporary, ballet, lyrical, gaga and hip hop. Each night master choreographers will set work upon students. On Friday, August 24 at 6:00 p.m. students will showcase their work at the Old Arizona theater.

Following the week long workshop, Poetry will hold auditions for its professional and pre-professional training program and company on Saturday, August 25 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Poery In Motion Dance Company and Training Center is located in northeast/downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is a non-competitive and movement creation facility that merges high quality contemporary and classical styles with bold street dance, offering performance opportunities to dance professionals and students in an exciting environment of creative risk taking.

Poetry In Motion is lead by Stacy Boeddeker, who danced this past week with other Poetry dancers and the LXD at the Dizzy Feet Gala at the Dorthy Chandler pavilion in Los Angeles. They are also lead by Ricky Marcelino Palomino, a former top 20 So You Think You Can Dance contestant who is currently working in Los Angeles on a new dance television show with a Poetry student. Their school provides national level training and professional opportunities for students.