Master Classes

Heartbeat provides master classes and workshops from local and world-renowned professional performing artists.

This opportunity links our students with the worldwide performing arts community exposing them to original artistic work and training they may not otherwise experience. Heartbeat academy students have the added benefit to taking master classes either at no cost or a reduced fee.

Summer 2019 8-Week Sessions:
Master Tap Classes with Yukiko Misumi – July 18-19

Master Creative Movement Class with Grace Fredell – July 27

Master Jazz Funk Classes with Alyssa Ness – July 27

Improvisation/Composition Workshop with Julie Marie Muskat – Aug 19-23


List of master instructors at Heartbeat:

    • Dianne Walker (Honorary Board Member of Heartbeat Performing Arts Center)
    • Jason Samuels-Smith (Honorary Board Member of Heartbeat Performing Arts Center)
    • Savion Glover
    • The late Gregory Hines
    • Roxane Butterfly (Barcelona)
    • Members of Riverdance
    • Members of Tap Dogs (Australia)
    • Maureen Mansfield of Paul Taylor Dance Company
    • Guillem Alonso (Barcelona)
    • Yukiko Misumi (Tokyo)
    • Jazzcotech (London)
    • Bobby Caldwell (composer/recording artist)
    • Steve Nestor (tour with Madonna)
    • Christina Aguilera tour dancers
    • Robert Atwood of Alvin Ailey Dance Company
    • Max Pollak
    • J. Scott Shonka (major film and stage artist)
  • Erik Jenson (major film and stage artist and author)
  • Sofia Jannok

In addition to scheduling guest professionals at Heartbeat, Heartbeat’s instructors have also taught master classes and performed worldwide, giving Heartbeat recognition locally and overseas. Locations where Heartbeat instructors have taught and performed include: All around the US, Japan, Australia, Mexico, England, Cuba, Egypt, Spain, Iceland, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Panama, France, Germany, Israel, Switzerland, Netherlands, Italy and Malta