Musical Theater Dance Experience | Chamberlain School of Ballet
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Musical Theater Dance Experience

Enter the world of the great American musical through song, dance and dialogue.

Chamberlain School of Ballet students explore the core dance techniques of Ballet, Tap, and Jazz as they relate to musical theatre choreography! Experiment with scene study, props and costuming representing different eras of musical theatre and enjoy opportunities for creative expression in a showcase setting. Class meets Thursday from 6:30-8:30 pm for the duration of the school year.

Younger students are offered Pre-Musical Theater Dance and Pre-Tap in preparation for our level I and II classes!

Classes are enrolling now!

About the instructor – Catherine Mooney-Burton:

Ms. Mooney-Burton is a graduate of SMU where she studied under Karen Kriete, Toni Beck, Bob Beard and David Kirby.  An instructor of Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Musical Theatre Dance, Catherine performed with the Dallas Opera under the direction of Francesca Zambello, Harry Silverstein, Bliss Hebert and under the musical direction of Graeme Jenkins with roles in L’incoronazione di Poppea, Rigoletto, Don Giovanni, and Romeo et Juliette.  She also performed for two seasons with the Lone Star Ballet, directed by Neil Hess, artistic director and choreographer of the award winning musical, Texas.  Ms. Mooney-Burton’s experience also includes television and industrial work as well as commissioned choreography for Plano Metropolitan Ballet over seven seasons.  Her other creative interests include costume and set design, and her efforts have been featured in several original productions including costuming for Celebrate Broadway II for Chamberlain Performing Arts.  In addition to her stage pursuits, Ms. Mooney-Burton has taught throughout the metroplex and was also on the summer faculties of Parish Day School and The Hockaday School where she taught ballet, jazz, and musical theatre.  Ms. Mooney-Burton has been with Chamberlain School of Performing Arts for seven years where she teaches tap, jazz, and musical theatre dance and enjoys volunteering each season for the annual production of The Nutcracker.