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Giordano Dance Company Offers Free Master Class

Chicago dance troupe invites interested parties to learn from the masters.

Sponsored By:

The Action Family Foundation

The world famous dance troupe, Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago
Company, will lead a master class for College of the Canyons dance students as
well as interested community members as a prelude to their performance Saturday
at the Santa Clarita Performing Art Center at College of the Canyons.

"This is a great opportunity for our students and interested community
members to get involved, beyond just buying a ticket, and a way to learn skills
from professional dancers,” said Dr. Floyd Moos, dean of fine and performing
arts. “This is a great opportunity for students and community members to learn
from some of the best."

The master class will be held at 11 a.m.
Saturday in Room 101 (dance studio) in Pico Canyon Hall and will be taught at
the beginner and intermediate level. The class is free and open to the public.
It will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis and slots are limited.

Those interested in participating in the class can contact Mary Ferguson at 259-7800,
ext. 21064.

As part of their west coast tour, Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago will perform at
the PAC later that day at 8 p.m.

Currently in its 46th season, Giordano continues to bring the excitement of American
jazz dance to cheering audiences in Chicago,
across the United States
and around the world.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Giordano "now belongs in the front
ranks of this city's resident companies," and "for sheer kinetic
excitement and technical wizardry, Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago simply can't be
beat."

Founded by the late Gus Giordano and currently under the leadership of Artistic
Director Nan Giordano, Giordano continually expands the boundaries of jazz
dance, and its new works consistently receive critical and audience acclaim.

“This is a very athletic show with beautiful men and women,” said Giordano. “It
is accessible, family friendly, and the pieces are short. “

For tickets to the Giordano performance, visit the PAC website at www.canyonsPAC.com.