August 12-15, 2019
This is the PERFECT way to jump start your fall season and get back into shape QUICK! This four day intensive usually meets the week before school starts (Denton ISD) and includes Ballet technique and Modern/Contemporary technique! We have two different levels for ages 11 and up who are ready to get serious about dancing!
- Intermediate Ballet Technique, 5-6:30pm w/ Dr. Choi
- Intermediate Modern/Contemporary, 6:45-8:00pm w/ Ms. Hobbs
- Advanced Ballet Technique, 6:30-8pm w/ Dr. Choi
- Advanced Modern/Contemporary, 8-9:15pm w/ Ms. Hobbs
Dancers are able to choose to take the whole four day session at a discount, OR sign up for one, two, or three days!
Dr. Kihyoung Choi
Dr. Kihyoung Choi is the Department Chair of Dance, Drama, and Radio, Television, and Film and the Director of Movers Unlimited Touring Dance Company on the Northeast Campus of Tarrant County College. She is a co-founding member of the professional dance company, Satellite Dance. Kihyoung holds a Ph.D. in dance with an emphasis in dance pedagogy from Texas Woman’s University. She received her M.A. in dance kinesiology with a specialization in biomechanical analysis of movements from Yonsei University. Kihyoung began her professional dance training in Yewon Art Middle School in Seoul, Korea where she rigorously studied ballet, Korean dance, and modern dance. She has performed as a professional dancer since the age of 12 and performed with the Korean National Ballet Company and Sangmook Chae Traditional Korean Dance Company. Kihyoung has served on the faculties of University of North Texas, the American College Dance Festival, Denton Dance Conservatory, Yonsei Universiy (Korea), and Dankook University (Korea). Kihyoung has been an invited guest teacher for dance and the Child international (daCi) and the Cecchetti Council of America, as well as a guest artist for DanceTCU at Texas Christian University and Faculty Concert and Symposium at the University of North Texas. Her choreography has been commissioned for dance festivals and conferences. Her recent work was chosen by the Dallas Dance Council of North Texas for the Dallas DanceFest 2014.
Ms. Cassie Hobbs
Cassie Hobbs was born in Dallas, TX. She began her dance training at Denton Dance Conservatory in Denton, TX under the instruction of Lisa Racina-Torre. After growing up through the ranks of DDC's resident dance company, the Denton City Contemporary Ballet, and attending DCCB's 2011 Tour of Austria with the Young Tanzommer Dance Festival, Cassie received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from Sam Houston State University in May 2017. She has performed at The Hobby Center with Houston’s Noblemotion Dance for three seasons and has performed works by Andy Noble, Elijah Alhadji Gibson, and Erin Reck. Cassie has attended Dance Italia in Lucca, Italy where she learned Ohad Naharin Repertory and trained under Elita Cannata, Cristina Plana Leitão, Christiano Fabbri, and Batsheva Dance Company’s Chisato Ohno, among others. In 2017, Cassie’s choreography was featured at the Dance Gallery Festival in New York City. Cassie recently accepted a position as the new Artistic Coordinator/Assistant to Director at Vitacca Dance in the Houston area. She will be working alongside Kelly Ann Vitacca heading up both the Houston Montrose and The Woodlands locations. We are excited to welcome Cassie back to DDC for this intensive!