Master Classes are designed to give student artists the rare opportunity to study with a master of their respective discipline. The "masters" are renowned virtuosos who provide both group and one-on-one instruction to students. Our Workshops include exciting group offerings for a variety of ages and skill levels and include subjects such as composition, dance, drums, and songwriting. Private instructors and school teachers in the community are invited to recommend students for this program to Christy King, Director of Education and Outreach at


Modern Dance Masterclass Series

Antonia Stephens leads this three-week introduction to modern dance techniques, including Graham-based exercises, followed by a collaborative choreographic exploration. Students will start with a warm-up, move onto center exercises and across-the-floor phrases, concentrating on techniques such as contractions and spirals and working to release the body from conditioned postures. Students will then engage in a variety of exercises to develop original choreographic material. We recommend this class to dancers with some experience, but all are encouraged to try!

Originally from Toronto, Antonia Stephens has been living and dancing on Cape Cod since late 2001. She has a B.A. in choreography and improvisation from Bennington College and has taught modern classes on the Cape for Studio 878, the Academy of Performing Arts, the Cape Cod Conservatory and the Cape Cod Dance Center. For several years, she was co-director of the TIDES Dance Company in Chatham, along with mentor and friend, Naomi Turner, and has danced as part of several collaboratives, including D.I.R.T.T. and Movimento/The Barn. Ms. Stephens is the Director of the Cotuit Library, and she and her husband (and fellow dancer), JC Stahl are parents to four-year-old Becket.
Barnstable  |  March 11, 18 & 25  |  2-3:30pm  |  Register