The Pre-Professional Dance Intensive provides rigorous training for intermediate and advanced dancers. This program is an incomparable experience of strong technical training in a curriculum that includes community-building, encourages individual growth, and cultivates dancers’ artistic voice.
Technique, repertory, and composition classes will use the advantages of technology to create and connect with one another as developing artists.
Repertory and creative classes will result in an online performance showcase.
Join us for either one or two weeks of intensive classes. Each week will feature new ways of dancing, creating, and working together.
Come dance with us to build your strength, discover new ways of moving, and dig deep into your creativity while learning with a community of passionate dancers!
Who Can Participate in this Intensive?
The Pre-Professional Dance Intensive (PDI) is an audition-based program for dancers aged 13-17. We recommend that dancers auditioning have a minimum of three consecutive years of prior dance training.
As our capacity for this intensive is limited, we’d like everyone who attends to be present at each class to create a community and reap the benefits of the full experience.
Week 1 | July 19 – July 24
Week 2 | July 26 – July 31
Monday – Friday: Daily classes from 10am-5pm ET, optional evening workshop
Saturday: Rehearsal and Performance Showcase
Artsplosure is a two-day event featuring an Art Market of approximately 175 juried visual artists from across the United States showcasing works in ceramics, glass, fiber art, jewelry, metal, painting, photography, wood and more. Browse the eclectic Art Market, watch live music performances on the main stage from emerging national and regional artists, bring the kids to enjoy free arts and crafts at Kidsplosure, and experience one-of-a-kind art installations on display throughout downtown Raleigh.
Saturday, October 9: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday, October 10: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Attendees will learn to needle felt a beautiful landscape using dyed wool roving. Using only barbed needles, students learn to turn a pile of fluff into a memorable scene of our amazing mountains. No experience needed and all are welcome. Kits will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring photos of their favorite mountain scene to use as inspiration. A complete instruction booklet and resource list is also included.
PLEASE NOTE: Limited seating available. An 80% refund will be issued if the participant cancels three weeks prior to the event. For cancellations made less than three weeks prior to the event, BRAHM will issue a refund IF the museum is able to fill the vacated spot.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Lorraine Cathey moved to Hendersonville, NC in 2013 from Pensacola, FL. A pleasant change for sure. “My husband and I had visited the area for many years and had decided this was to be our retirement location as soon as our children were grown and settled. My husband passed away before our dream could materialize, but I forged ahead and find inspiration and comfort in these beautiful mountains.
I was juried into the Southern Highland Craft Guild in 2014 and am enjoying sharing my craft with others through demonstrations and teaching. The Guild has provided me a family of makers who share my love for this area. My current body of work includes needle and wet felted landscapes ranging in size from 8x10 to 24x36. I use a variety of wool roving in different colors
and textures. The scene is needle felted onto a white pre-felt backing which serves as a canvas. When I’m satisfied with the needle felted work the piece is wet felted to securely lock the fibers in place, followed by steam ironing and occasionally free motion stitching on certain areas that may need additional texture. Work is then mounted and framed.”
This workshop has limited tickets to ensure social distancing. Everyone will have their own table to work at, with plenty of space in between. People who share the same house may work at the same table. Masks are required.
Virtual Sneak Peek of "Still I Rise: The Black Exp
Grab your lunch and join Director of Library and Archives Bari Helms for a virtual sneak peek of the 2022 exhibition, Still I Rise: The Black Experience at Reynolda. The exhibition will examine the lives of the Black men and women, including nationally recognized artists, who shaped Reynolda as it evolved from a Jim Crow-era working estate into a nonprofit American art museum, incorporated in 1967.