About the Workshops
Marsha Woody Academy of Dance is excited to announce the 2018 Summer Workshop offering Ballet, Pointe, Variations, & Contemporary Jazz with our wonderful staff. Classes for students 6 through adults will be held June 18-21 (Workshop I) and July 9-12 (Workshop II). The summer workshop is designed specifically for serious dancers who are ready to be challenged! With limited class sizes and an intimate studio setting, each dancer will enjoy the individualized attention only the summer workshop can provide. All Beaumont Civic Ballet Company members must take one or both workshops.
The attire for Ballet and Pointe classes will be any style color leotard, pink tights, with ballet or pointe shoes, and hair in a bun! Jazz classes will be any style color leotard, black jazz pants, leggings or cropped leggings with beige jazz shoes or pink ballet shoes, and hair in bun or ponytail! Boys will wear black tights or jazz pants with any color tops, white shoes, and socks. (Boys are on scholarship for all classes.)
Reserve your place today
Please fill out the registration form, with a deposit of $20.00 per student, per week and return ASAP to reserve your place. Tuition must be paid in full on the first day of Workshop I & Workshop II. Fill out one form per student. More forms available at the office.
Download, print, and fill out the registration form as soon as possible.
Ginger Gondron began dancing at the age of 3 with Florence Coleman in Port Arthur, Texas. After moving to Houston, she continued her training under the direction of Margo Marshall where she became a principal dancer with City Ballet of Houston. She studied under many influential teachers such as Robert Joffrey of the Joffrey Ballet, Frederick Franklin; an original member of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, Anna-Marie Holmes; International Ballet ballerina/teacher/choreographer, Keith Cross; international jazz dancer/teacher/choreographer and many other renowned classical ballet and jazz dance professionals. Ms. Gondron was a Principal dancer with Texas Dance Theatre, the Houston Grande Opera, Theatre Under the Stars, Houston Symphony Orchestra, soloist with the Delia Stewart Jazz Dance Company, principal dancer with City Ballet of Houston. For three years, Ms. Gondron was a guest performer at the Jazz Dance World Congress in Chicago, Illinois. In 1999 she moved back to the Beaumont with her daughter, Madison, and opened her own dance studio in Lumberton, Texas in 2003, where she happily shares her experiences as a teacher and dancer here in Southeast Texas.
Joycelyn Parker is a Houston native, and has been dancing for 23 years, and teaching for 11 years. She is a dance graduate of the Houston High School for the Performing & Visual Arts and is a dance graduate of Lamar University. Joycelyn’s dance career started in the competitive dance world with Darlette Bailey’s Kids N Dance for 7 years, and then continued with Melissa Hook’s Masters of Dance, now Masters Upper Level, for 2 years. Later, she joined the Houston Metropolitan Dance Center continuing to train in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, hip hop, pointe, and contemporary for 8 years. Throughout her years of dancing, Joycelyn has been able to dance in works by Marlana Walsh-Doyle, Frank Hatchett, Steven Boyd, Peter Chu, Joe Celej, Pattie Obey, Kiki Lucas, Kiesha Lalama, Terrill Mitchell, Brixey Blankenship-Cozad, Travis Prokop, Victoria Brown, Sean Carmen, Darlette Johnson Bailey, Kerry Jackson, Jhon Stronks, Golden Wright, and more. Joycelyn was a 6-year member of the Houston Metropolitan Met Too Company, a member of the Lamar University Dance Team, member/choreographer of Solid Ground Dance Collective Company. Currently Miss Parker is an Assistant for the Lamar University Dance Team, and currently the Director of the Clifton J. Ozen High School Dance Department in Beaumont, Tx.
Megan Forgas Anderson began her dance training at Marsha Woody Academy and was a Jr. Company member with Beaumont Civic Ballet at the age of 11. At the age of 16, she choreographed her first piece for Beaumont Civic Ballet, which was performed at the National Regional Dance America Festival. In 1996 through 1998, she received the Monticello Award for Excellence in Choreography and the Regional Dance America Award for Excellence in Choreography. Ms. Megan choreographed Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Alice in Wonderland, & recently Twistin’ the Night Away which all have been extremely successful for BCB. She continues to teach and choreograph for the Academy and Beaumont Civic Ballet as well as teaching all levels in the Academy.