Dance

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Meadows’ Division of Dance is one of the top programs in the U.S. offering both conservatory dance instruction and liberal arts education.

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In addition to technique training, students are immersed in theoretical studies that include dance history, kinesiology, music theory/history and choreography.

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Students perform masterworks of the great choreographers of the 20th century, including Balanchine, Graham, Humphrey, Limón and Sokolow, as well as works by contemporary masters such as Taylor, Parsons, Battle, Pilobolus and more.

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Student choreography is a major component of the student experience, guided by expert faculty and opportunities to learn from visiting masters such as Bruce Wood (pictured).

Shelley Estes

Adjunct Lecturer

With over 30 years of experience as a professional dancer, fitness professional and Pilates instructor, Shelley Estes empowers her students and clients to empower themselves. Movement and education of movement has been her primary focus for the past 15 years through the Pilates system. The Pilates method of mental and physical conditioning brings a renewed sense of body awareness that is invaluable in our activities of daily living or sport. Estes has been trained in some of the most prominent Pilates training programs in the country including Pilates Unlimited, Power Pilates, and Balanced Body. She is now a faculty member and master teacher trainer at Balanced Body.

Education

B.S.E (dance specialization), University of Arkansas, 1975

Professional Certifications
Pilates Unlimited System Training
Power Pilates Mat Training
Balanced Body Teacher Trainer and faculty member
Pilates Method Alliance/CPT
National Academy Of Sports Medicine/CPT
TRX CPT

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