23 ELEPHANTS THEATRE COMPANY DANCE INFO:
2018-2019 DANCE SCHEDULE: First Semester: September 5-January 23 Second Semester: January 30-June 2
No dance classes week of 11/5-11/9 (Les Misérables tech), 11/19-11/23 (Thanksgiving), 12/10-12/14 (Wizard of Oz tech), 12/24-1/4 (Winter break), 2/18-2/22 ("ski week"), 4/8-4/12 (Spring break), 5/13-5/17 (Mamma Mia tech).
DANCE RECITAL: May 31-June 2 at the Playhouse in San Anselmo.
PRICING: Dance classes are $300 for enrollment in one class, $285 for enrollment in two classes, and $270 for enrollment in three classes. Pricing is per class/per student.
DRESS CODE: BOYS: T-shirt or tank top, jazz pants, tights or leggings, black jazz shoes, black tap shoes. GIRLS: Leotard or leotard top, jazz pants, tights or leggings, black jazz shoes, black tap shoes, ballet slippers.
All classes held at 23 Elephants Studios, 100 Shaw Drive, San Anselmo, CA 94960
Studios located behind Redhill Shopping Center, at the end of Shaw Drive in buildings that used to house the Redhill Junior High School.
Fall Dance Classes 2018
Tap with Maria Elena Cacciatore In partnership with Happy Feet
Tap/ Jazz, 5-7 Years old
Tap Beginning/ Intermediate, 7-11 years old
Tap Intermediate/ Advanced, 11-15 years old
Tap Advanced Technique (Placement Only)
Hip Hop with Bianca Zogbi
Hip Hop Beginning/ Intermediate, 7-11 years old
Hip Hop Intermediate/ Advanced, 11-15 years old
Hip Hop Advanced Technique (Placement Only)
Musical Theatre Dance Ballet/Jazz with Bidalia E. Albanese
Musical Theatre Dance Ballet/Jazz 5-7 Years Old
Musical Theatre Technique Bootcamp (Open Age)
Musical Theatre Ballet/Jazz Advanced Technique (Placement Only)
Meet the Instructors!
Maria Elena Cacciatore is an accomplished choreographer and teaching artist. She did the choreography for 23 Elephants Theatre Company’s 2016 Best of SF Fringe Award winner, The Unspeakable Act. Maria works extensively in Marin, including at 23 Elephants Theatre Company (Legally Blonde, Young Frankenstein, Elf), Marin Horizon (Jungle Book, Winnie the Pooh, Romeo and Juliet), the Mill Valley Middle School (Alice in Wonderland, The Sound of Music, Annie), The Throckmorton Theatre (High School Musical, Rent, West Side Story, Jesus Christ Superstar, Shrek, The Little Mermaid), and the Happy Feet Dance School, among others.
Bidalia E. Albanese is an award-winning Bay Area director, choreographer, performer and teaching artist. She is a graduate of The Guildford School of Acting in England and also studied at the School of American Ballet in NYC. Favorite roles include Frau Blucher in Young Frankenstein, Vicky in The Full Monty, the title role in Marisol, Desdemona in Othello and Dull Gret/Joyce a production of Top Girls for ACT. Bidalia played the Empress in 23 Elephants Theatre Company’s Best of Fringe winning The Unspeakable Act. As artistic director for 23 Elephants, Bidalia has choreographed Legally Blonde, and School of Rock in addition to directing Elf Jr., A Little Mermaid, and co-directing Shrek Jr.
Bianca Zogbi received her AA in dance from College of Marin and has been dancing for ten years. She has danced with Funkanometry, Live San Francisco, Bachata Fever Academy, and Inessence. She currently resides in Santa Rosa where she continues her dance journey as a choreographer and a dance teacher as well as being a part of two placing competitive hip hop teams, Auxiliary and Fallout. She has recently stepped foot in the freestyle world of dance where she battles in a league every month. She hopes to be the best girl Krumper in the bay and ultimately teach and battle overseas. She continues to push herself and absorb as much dance culture as she can so that she can pass it on to her students. She loves instilling confidence in her students and watching them achieve their goals through dance.