Community Education

Check out our special classes for this summer 2019!

Summer Somatics Series with Karlovsky & Company Dance!
Discover and learn about various somatic approaches that will energize your dance training and help you to become more aware of your movement both in the classroom and in performance.

The term Somatics refers to the approach of mind-body integration. Join us for our 5-week Summer Somatics Series taught by members of Karlovsky & Company Dance, and discover new experiences for enhancing performance skills, self-care, and injury prevention.

Location: Grandel Theatre (upstairs in the Grand Hall)
3610 Grandel Square, St. Louis, MO 63108
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Cost: $10 per class (drop-in basis) (cash or check)

Monday, June 10 – Dancing with Presence and Awareness with Summer Beasley
This class will begin with floor work paying attention to weight, breath, and space. We will transition into a yoga based sequence paying attention to the whole body/self and space and feeling movement and weight transitions from inside. Summer Beasley holds a BFA and MFA in Dance and is a Certified Yoga Instructor.

Monday, June 17 – Therapeutic Dance Class with Elise Ringenberg
This class is a somatic-based modern dance class that pulls from dance/movement therapy and improvisation techniques. The class will allow space for dancers to explore movement on intrapersonal and interpersonal levels. Come prepared to move your body and mind!
Elise Ringenberg holds a Master’s degree in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling.

Monday, July 1 – Pilates and Dance with Abigail Hinrichs
Mat Pilates warm-up will focus on breath and body alignment that transitions into a Contemporary dance class inspired by the fundamentals of movement established during the warm-up. Abbie Hinrich holds a BFA in Dance and is a certified Pilates instructor.

Monday, July 8 – The Intelligent Moving Body with Lise Garger
This Physical Therapy based class that will include education on core muscles that provide optimum support to the spine, and hip muscles used for proper turn out and standing leg support. Class will include therapeutic exercises and then integration of these concepts into familiar dance combos. Lise Garger is a Physical Therapist and works for SSM Health Physical Therapy in Webster Groves, Missouri.

Monday, July 15 – Dance and The Alexander Technique with Dawn Karlovsky
F.M. Alexander, a pioneer of somatic education, regarded the “Self” as the Unity of Being. The applied principles of the technique work as a means to discover inner balance by helping one gauge right and wrong types of tension to discover good use of the self. Explore the dynamic relationship of the integrated use of thinking, movement, breath, and sensory awareness to discover the harmony of the self. In-class experiences will allow you to think, respond, and choose about how you move and why. Dawn Karlovsky (Artistic Director of Karlovsky & Company Dance) holds a MFA and BA in Dance/Choreography, and is a nationally certified teacher of the Alexander Technique (AmSAT) since 2004.

For more information, contact Dawn Karlovsky at or call 314-283-1851

Open Modern Class on Monday nights!
Int/Adv level

Dawn Karlovsky

When:  Mondays, 6:30 – 7:45pm (On-going)

The Grandel Theatre –  3610 Grandel Square, St. Louis, MO 63108

Cost:  $8/per class (drop-in basis)

 This class doubles as a company warm-up for Karlovsky & Company Dance, but is open to all intermediate-advanced level dancers.


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ABOUT DANCE is a community education program created by Karlovsky & Company Dance. In these lecture-performance programs, we present various topics regarding dance as an art form targeting all ages and particularly older adult populations. This is a vey exciting program for our company as we are committed to the expansion and exposure of contemporary modern dance in our community through intelligent discourse and engaging live performance.

Karlovsky & Company Dance is dedicated to the enrichment of our community’s artistic and cultural climate. The About Dance program fulfills our company interest in and ability to bring educational and entertaining programs to the public. We believe this is much needed in our community, as there are few opportunities for adult populations to learn about dance as an art form and experience the process involved in dance-making. We bring the About Dance lecture/performances to senior living centers and public libraries to make this program more accessible to older individuals and the general community who often have the limited ability to attend concerts or exposure to the art form of dance.

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 Karlovsky & Company Dance is a St. Louis based contemporary modern d
ance company with a mission to continue exploring, nurturing, and presenting dance as an art form by highlighting original choreography that illuminates the human experience. Karlovsky & Company Dance is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.


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In partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration for their DEA Youth Dance Program, Karlovsky & Company Dance teaching artists provide assemblies and 10-week residencies at local Boys and Girls Clubs as part of their after-school programs in the St. Louis area providing a healthy outlet for children through dance.  We are currently teaching dance classes at the Boys and Girls Club at Ferguson Middle School, Hazelwood Southeast Middle School for students ages 6-14, and Fort Zumwalt Middle School in St. Peters, MO.

For more information about the DEA Youth Dance Program, see