Dance Classes - Detroit Opera


All classes are open to dancers that meet the specified requirements and free with a corresponding ticket stub or $25 without a ticket stub, and take place in the Margo V. Cohen Center for Dance in the Ford Center for Learning at the Detroit Opera House. Pre-registration is required because of space limitations.

State Ballet of Georgia

Ballet Master Class

Saturday, April 29, 2023


Detroit Opera House, 5th Floor Dance Center

Intermediate-Advanced Level dancers

Ages 13+

Instructors: Ekaterina Shavliashvili, Nino Ochiauri


Community Movement Workshop

March 4, 2020

Diaspora from Africa to America: A History Lesson in Motion
-Theara Ward, Dancing Through Barriers Teaching Artist

Join MOT and DTH to explore dance making and physical exploration, learning about the Diaspora from Africa to America and how the contributions of people from different countries in Africa impacted the evolution of American culture.

The workshop will focus on:
• Dance making • Cooperative learning • Kinesthetic community
development • Historical connections to music and dance

Wednesday, March 4 at 5:00 PM
Margo V. Cohen Center for Dance
Detroit Opera House

Free with RSVP
Kim Smith (313) 237-3251

Ailey Experience

March 7 and 8, 2020

Join us for special technique classes with live accompanists and an in-depth study of Alvin Ailey’s classics with masterpieces such as Revelations, Blues Suite, and Night Creature. These works feature classic blues, gospel, traditional spirituals, and jazz songs that are essential to Ailey’s work.

No experience necessary and all levels are welcome!

Ages 8-12: 2:00-4:00 PM
Ages 13+: 4:15-6:45 PM​

$50 for Saturday | Full Day Package
$50 for Sunday | Full Day Package
$80 for both days | Full Weekend Package