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Ohio Northern University's Department of Communication and Theatre Arts and Kista Tucker Dance, Inc.

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July 14-21, 2013
(Includes a Registration Meeting 7:30pm 7/14/2013
and Two-hour chat 9:00am 7/21/2013)

Registration Deadlines

Early Registration Deadline -- EXTENDED to May 7, 2013
General Registration Dates -- May 8 through June 30, 2013
Late Registration Begins -- July 1, 2013


• Tentative Class Schedule
• Course Descriptions
• Faculty
• Location
• Fees
•The Pamela Lydon Scholarship for Further Studies in Dance
• Work Study Scholarships
• Continuing Education Credit for Teachers
• Housing
• Meals
• Concert
• Registration Information

Online Registration

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ANNOUNCING... Hope Schultz received the 2013 Pamela Lydon Scholarship for Further Studies in Dance!

Send audition video of your work to audition for the final concert!

Tentative Schedule (TBA)


7:30pm -- Registration Meeting


8:30 - 10:00
Lab -- (Sunday Homitz)

10:15 - 12:30
Modern Technique -- (Kista Tucker)
Modern Technique -- (TBA)

12:15 - 1:30 -- Lunch

1:30 - 3:00
Swing Dance-- (Christine and Thom Cobb)

3:15 - 4:45
LMA/BF -- (Kista Tucker)
Ballet -- (Kirstin Riehl)

5:00 - 6:00
Issues in Dance -- (Tucker, Cobb, Cobb, Homitz & Riehl))

6:00 - 7:30 -- Dinner

7:30 - 9:30
Repertory I -- (Kista Tucker)
Repertory II -- (Kirstin Riehl)

Morning Classes Continue. No Afternoon Classes

Afternoon (exact time TBA) -- Tech Rehearsal

6:30pm -- Call

7:30pm -- Concert


9:00 - 11:00 -- (Everyone)
Space at a local restaurant is being reserved so that workshop participants and others can gather to discuss past, current, and future interests. It's a great time to talk, inspire future events, discuss the concert, and have a good time.



Course Descriptions

Modern Technique I (Intermediate/Advanced Level)

Incorporating LMA/BF, Somatics, and a dynamically rich pallet of movement experiences designed to invigorate, inform, and inspire.  KT Warm-Ups will be a part of this experience. (Kista Tucker)

Modern Technique II
This course will be included if there are enough participants. (TBA)

Issues in Dance
Workshop participants will bring their own concerns to the course.  They can include physical participation and/or intellectual discussion.  The course can include concepts and details relating to choreography, but it can also include (though are not limited to) topics such as:  how to promote oneself; how to get a job; what are dance related kinds of work that actually pay a living wage; what does the term “professional” really mean; when should a dancer quit dancing; what are today’s trends; how can I get my leg higher; how do I determine my own range of motion; what kind of music is best for… ; the plight of the adjunct professor; what does it mean to collaborate; where is the best place for dance in the U.S., in Europe; why (for the most part) don’t women get the good jobs in dance; and more?

This course brings Laban Movement Analysis, Conditioning Principles, Pilates, and Somatics together to create individual conditioning programs.

A work from the KTD, Inc. repertory will be reconstructed and taught to workshop participants. Or, an entirely new work will be created on a group of summer intensive participants. This work will be performed by Repertory course participants in the Saturday evening concert.

LMA/BF (Laban Movement Analysis/Bartenieff Fundamentals™)
Introductory theoretic principles of LMA and BF™ are offered with a practical application approach. Movement will be observed, analyzed, and if time permits, prescribed.  BF™ will be taught, practiced, and applied to movement used throughout the Intensive, within the KT Warm-Ups in particular. This course is taught by a Certified Movement Analyst.
Note: The LMA/BF™ Course will emphasize Bartenieff Fundamentals™. Bartenieff Fundamentals ™ and their component parts will be explained, explored, and applied to movement throughout the summer intensive.

"Intro to Bartenieff Fundamentals™” is taught by Kista Tucker (CMA, RSMT, BS, MA, MFA).


This ballet class will be taught from a somatic approach. It will focus on the value of body/mind connectivity and how it can be applied to develop technical strength, increase anatomical awareness and enhance individual perfodrmance quality.

Choreography/Finding Personal Style

Description coming soon.


This workshop will focus upon the learning of swing dace, as well as, jazz and vernacular steps and syncopated styles of dance in the late 1920.s and early 1930's. Steps and styling of 8-count swing and 6-count triple lindy, as well as the "Big Apple" will be included. This workshop may culminate in a performance piece generated by workshop participants to be performed in the final concert on Saturday evening.





Kista Tucker (MA, MFA, CMA, RSMT) has performed and presented her work via KTd, Inc. and as a solo artist throughout the US, Europe, Japan, Mexico, and Canada. She has a wide range of performance experiences, from a major role in Kurt Joost's The Green Table to Tucker's own Fractured. She received over $36,500.00 toward creating and touring a choreographic project based on the Korean War Veterans Memorial located in Washington, DC. Tucker is associated with the LIMS Management Committee and was elected to two terms on the CORD Board of Directors. She has taught at George Washington University in Washington, DC, The Ohio State University, Sam Houston State University, The University of South Florida, and SUNY College at Brockport. Tucker has presented her work for LIMS, IADMS, ISMETA, CORD, ACDFA, NDEO, and other organizations. She conducts workshops, acts in the capacity of Guest Artist within universities and other institutions, is currently working on publishing her KT Warm-Up project, and is looking forward to continuing her evening length David Lynch Project, Randolph County. Tucker has received numerous awards and commissions.

Christine Cobb received her undergraduate dance degree from Illinois State University  and an  MA degree from The Ohio State University with an emphasis in choreography.  Ms. Cobb has been a guest faculty member teaching at Maryland Dance Festivals, Dance Teacher Magazine Summer Conferences along with her husband Thom, and at numerous state, regional, and national conferences.  She received a professional honor award from the Pennsylvania State Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance and an Outstanding Professional in Dance award from the Eastern District of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Association. She held faculty positions at Westminster College and Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania before becoming a tenured Associate Professor of Dance at Youngstown State University where she has been on the faculty since 1990.  In addition to teaching dance courses and serving as choreographer for the YSU musical theater productions, she directs and choreographs for the YSU Dance Ensemble and administrates Youngstown State’s newly revised dance minor program.

Thom Cobb is an Associate Professor and senior faculty member in the Department of
Dance at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania where he has taught since 1978.
His experience and expertise in teaching, performing and choreography have led
to numerous residencies and presentations at colleges and universities, public schools,
private studios and conferences and conventions. Well versed in several dance forms, including international dance forms, character, social dance and vernacular dance (Vintage Jazz Dance and Authentic dances of the 1920’s and 30’s), Thom currently focuses his work in the area of dance education at SRU and teaches Dance Fundamentals, Introduction to Dance, Creative Dance for Children, Society and Social Dance and Jazz dance technique. He is quite active in state, district and national dance associations and is invited to present numerous workshops and master classes throughout the United States every year including the prestigious Dance Teacher Magazine Summer Conference in New York City since 2003. Most recently Thom was received the “The 2007 College/University Dance Educator of the Year Award” from the National Dance Association of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance and  “The 2008 Outstanding Dance Educator Award for Post-Secondary Education” from the National Dance Education Organization. Thom and his wife Christine, Associate Professor of Dance at Youngstown State University will celebrate their 35th anniversary in August 2009.

Sunday Homitz (LPT, BFA Dance) Ms. Homitz, was the former therapist for the Cleveland San Jose Ballet from 1988-1997.  She founded Body Technic Systems, Inc., 1997, an international physical therapy and performance arts clinic in Cleveland, OH. Her clinic, an International site for performance arts and clinical study, has hosted students from human movement science from the University of Queensland.   She is Certified in Pilates and conducts a Pilates Teachers Training School.  Additionally, Homitz is also a Certified Practitioner in Body-Mind Centering, a Certified instructor in Gyrotonics, and is Certified in Resistaball. Further training includes Upledger Craniosacral, Visceral Manipulation, and Neurmuscular, and Zero Balancing.  She has taught in the University of Akron Dance Department for ten years and has also taught at The Ohio State University. 


Tiffany Nirider

Kirstin I. Riehl began her training in classical ballet in the Royal Academy of Dance Method. She continued her studies abroad at Bush Davies School of the Arts in East Grinstead, England. Upon moving back to the U.S she trained in New York City and later attended North Carolina School of the Arts, and the Houston Ballet Academy. Ms. Riehl has also trained in Modern, Improvisation, Laban Movement Analysis, Pilates, and Massage Therapy.  Ms. Riehl has performed in various roles in past productions; Alice in Wonderland, La Fille Ma Gardee, “Pas de Quatre Small Swans” in Swan Lake, Giselle, Carmen and the Nutcracker en tour with North Carolina School of the Arts, as well as two seasons with the Houston Ballets’ Nutcracker at the Wortham Center, Houston TX. Ms. Riehl performed in Road Home choreographed by Kista Tucker and performed at the East Texas Collaborative Dance Concert.




Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio





-- Registration --

$325 -- Early Registration. Full-time (inc. concert ticket). Final payment due by April 30, 2013.

$395 -- Regular Registration (includes concert ticket). Final payment due by June 30, 2013.

$450 -- Late Registration (includes concert ticket). Begins July 1, 2013.

$85 -- Day Rate (includes concert ticket and is non-repertory).

$20 -- Drop-in Class Rate.

Registration Form

Registration Form

(Click on link above for a copy of the form.)


-- Housing --

Room in a Campus Apartment -- $32 / Night (+ $10.00 Linen Packet) or $234 for the Week

Apartments include two or four bedrooms; one bathroom (two with four bedrom apt); living area with some furniture; kitchen equipped with stove, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, sink. Pots & pans, towels, flatware, dishes, cooking utensils are NOT included. You'll have to bring your own.

(Entire Cost Includes Required $10.00 Linen Packet)


-- Parking Pass --




-- Meals--

Meals are not included with registration or housing. Meals are on your own. There are several restaurants and a grocery store within walking distance of the campus. There is a full kitchen in each apartment.


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All payments go through Kista Tucker Dance, Inc. Payments can be made by check, money order, or online credit card payments can be made via PayPal.

Payments made payable to: Kista Tucker Dance, Inc.

Kista Tucker Dance, Inc.
44485 Chamberlain Ter. #203
Ashburn, VA 20147




The Pamela Lydon Scholarship for Further Studies in Dance

Application Deadline Midnight PT, June 15, 2013
(We recently discovered a discrepancy in the application deadline. We will honor the June 15th deadline and results will be posted by June 17th. Corrections have been made below.

The scholarship covers full tuition for one participant to the KT'13SI. (Does not cover travel, housing, or meals) If already registered for KT'13SI, you may still apply for the scholarship. If awarded, a registration fee refund will be applied.

Application Deadline is Midnight PT, Saturday, June 15, 2013.

There are three steps to apply:

1) Send Resume or Vita

- and -

2) Write a brief essay on why you should be awarded the scholarship

- and -

3) Send performance or class DVD of applicant

Send both hard copy documents electronically to: The DVD can be sent via YouTube, send instructions on how to locate it.

- OR -

Send hard copies of the Resume/Vita and the Essay as well as the DVD to:

Kista Tucker Dance, Inc.
44485 Chamberlain Ter., #203
Ashburn, VA 20147

(must be received by 6-15-13)

Participants registering after June 15, 2013 are not eligible to apply for the scholarship

The winner will be announced on the KTd, Inc. website and on Facebok by
Wednesday, June 17, 2013.

Previous Pamela Lydon Scholarship for Further Studies in Dance:

Brittany Barnett - 2010
Jessalyn Pratka - 2011
Amy Hutchison - 2012


Work Study Positions

Contact KTd, Inc. at for information.


Continuing Education Credit for Teachers (CEU)

Contact KTd, Inc. at for information.




Participants are encouraged to send an audition DVD by June 15 of works they would like to have included in the concert.  DVD’s can be sent earlier so that participants can plan their own rehearsals prior to the KT’13SI.  There is no specific time limit for the work, but it would work best if the piece was no more than 10-12 minutes in duration.  Shorter is fine. We want to include as many dances as possible without making the concert too long.  Contact KTd, Inc. at if your work is longer than 12 min.

There is no audition fee.

Both KT’13SI Repertory classes will perform in this concert. 

Full-time participants can attend the concert for free.

Ticket price for non-full-time participants is $5.00


Download a PDF of the Registration Form

PDF of Registration Form


Register and Pay Online

-- Registration --


Non-Refundable Deposit








Full-time Registration (includes deposit)






Early Registration (includes deposit)






Late Full-time Registration after June 30 (includes deposit)






Balance due for Full-time Registration (after paid deposit)






Balance due for Full-time Late Registration (after paid deposit)






Day Rate


$85/ day

Total Days:



Drop In Class Rate


$20/ class

Total Classes:

-- Meals --
Meals are not included with registration or housing. Meals are on your own. There are several restaurants and a grocery store within walking distance of the campus.
-- Housing --


Room in a Campus Apartment -- $32 / Night
+ $10.00 Required Linen Packet
$234 for the Week

Apartments include two or four bedrooms (one bed per room); one bathroom (two with four bedroom apt); living area with some furniture; kitchen equipped with a stove, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, sink. Pots & pans, towels, flatware, dishes, cooking utensils are NOT included. You'll have to bring your won.

(Entire Cost Included Required $10.00 Linen Packet)



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(Entire Workshop)




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Call 585-330-7751 or write for the most up-to-the-minute details.

(Subject to change)

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13594 Rumsey Ct.
Bristow, VA 20136



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