Now offering Online Classes!
There is still time to register for Virtual Spring classes or our in person (outdoor) intensive in Durham, NC. We hope to dance with you soon!
Virtual Advanced Beginning Contemporary for Adults
Hosted by Durham Arts Council
Tuesdays, March 30 - May 4, 5:30 - 6:30 PM
This fun and energetic online class provides adult students (16+) with a foundation in contemporary technique and builds strength & flexibility. Classes are up-beat and can be modified to work in any space. We begin with a warm-up, followed by movement adapted for the spaces we are in and choreography sequences will build from class to class. Students should be barefoot or wear sneakers comfortable clothing that allows them to move freely. This class is perfect for those who are returning to dance after a long break or who recently started dancing.
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Virtual Community Performance Project
Hosted by Alamance Arts
Thursdays, April 1 - 29, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Informal Digital Sharing May 6th at 7:00 PM
In this performance creation lab, participants will work with the instructor to develop a collaborative digital dance performance piece based on a theme chosen by participants. No prior dance training is required and students of all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate. This class will culminate in an informal digital performance sharing. This project will be assisted by Bryce Dance Company Rehearsal Coach, Dominique Lockett. Aimed at participants of all ages (under 16 with parent)
Register HERE for Community Performance Project
To see a past iteration of the Community Performance Project please visit our interactive project webpage:
Site Specific Dance Making
April 17 & 21, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Hosted by Durham Arts Council
IN PERSON - Outdoors at Duke Homestead. Durham, NC.
Are you interested in learning how to make dances in site specific locations? This two-session intensive class will support students (16+) in learning the tools they need to create site specific work and will culminate in a socially distanced sharing for friends and family. Students should wear sneakers and masks and bring a towel and water bottle. This class will take place at Duke Homestead. There will be an informal sharing the second class meeting from 4 - 4:30 PM. Masks and social distancing required.
Register HERE for Site Specific Dance Making
Heather Bryce is the Artistic Director and founder of Bryce Dance Company. As a Teaching Artist she is focused on providing high quality arts engagement opportunities for students of all ages and abilities. Bryce has extensive experience working with special populations and in inclusive environments. She is sensitive to the needs of diverse student populations and skilled in scaffolding lessons for individual needs and strengths while providing opportunities for self-directed learning. She has expertise in working with people living with dementia, seniors, students who have special needs, people on the autism spectrum, and individuals who have movement disorders. Bryce currently works as a Teaching Artist for organizations including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Lincoln Center Education, Durham Arts Council, CAPS, and The Center for Arts Education. She holds her M.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College. Her work has been presented at venues including: Ailey Citigroup Theater, The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Mark Morris Dance Center, Gibney, Dixon Place, The Tank, Town Hall Theater, The Dance Complex, and Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center.
Bryce Dance Company offers dance residencies and one time workshops for individuals of ALL ages and abilities with Master Teaching Artist Heather Bryce and company members. Please see the descriptions below for specific information about our current program offerings. If you would like to develop an individually tailored residency or workshop not described here please reach out directly through email to email@example.com so we can develop a structure to meet your needs.
Bryce Dance Company’s eight week residencies provide students with an hour-long dance class once per week for eight weeks. Dance classes are for ALL ages and abilities and are focused on providing opportunities for whole body movement, developing basic contemporary dance technique, expanding current movement repertoire, instilling a sense of joy, and providing opportunities for creative expression. All classes have one lead teacher and at least one assistant teacher.
Activities: 8 hours of dance classes and culminating performance with students
Ages: All ages
Location: Community center, senior center, recreational center, mental health center, residential home, prison, school.
Duration: 8 weeks or intensive week-long residency. Longer or shorter residency options available upon request.
Students served: Dance class: 25 students maximum with one lead and one assistant teacher. Up to 35 students maximum per class with one lead and two assistant teachers.
Bryce Dance Company offers dance workshops for individuals of all ages and abilities in modern dance technique, contemporary dance, company repertory, and creative dance. Workshops can be scheduled for 1-2 hours with one lead teacher and up to two assistant teachers.
Activities: 1-2 hour dance workshop
Ages: All ages
Location: Community center, senior center, recreational center, mental health center, residential home, prison, school
Duration: 1-2 consecutive hours