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Musical Theater Dance: 1950's - Today

from The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts

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This exciting class will teach three short dance combinations from three different musicals to the participants. These short combinations to music from Tony Award winning musicals West Side Story (1958), Hairspray (2003), and Hamilton (2016) will take the participants through a tour of Musical Theater dance history from the Golden Age of Musicals to today. The dance combinations will be inspired by the original Broadway choreography as well as catered to the dance level experience in your classroom.

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About This Program


By Request: $175.00
By Request Premium: $150.00

An invoice will be sent once the program is requested and confirmed through CILC. For questions regarding your invoice, please email Hannah Elias, helias@thecowlescenter.org


55 Minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners

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Primary Disciplines

Community Interests, Fine Arts, Health/Physical Education, Language Arts/English, Performing Arts, Character Education

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

Booking Information

This program is available Monday-Friday between 9am-4pm Central Time.

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For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs canceled due to nature i.e. snow days. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice.

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The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts

Minneapolis, MN
United States

The Cowles Center is the flagship center for dance in Downtown Minneapolis, dedicated to providing a performance, rehearsal and administrative home to more than 15 Minnesota arts organizations and educational resources statewide. Integral to the Center’s mission is providing high-quality arts education to students throughout the State of Minnesota.

Elyse Chambers

Program Details


1. Quick warm up the body
2. Brief History of "West Side Story" and learn first dance combination
3. Brief History of "Hairspray" and learn second dance combination
4. Brief History of "Hamilton" and learn third dance combination
5. Combine the 3 short combinations into a final performance


-Develop an appreciation for different Musical Theater Dance styles
-Explore the use of musicality and counting to learn movement sequences and pair the --movement to the music
-Experiment with performing the dance sequences with acting and storytelling
-Have fun!