The Dancespace

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SUMMER INTENSIVE AT LAKE POWELL JULY 10 - 15, 2017

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The DanceSpace
(Photo of Jessica Bartholomew, by Jerry Halfmann.)

The Dancespace has offered instruction in ballet, modern, jazz, and creative dance in Page, Arizona, since 1978.

Ms. Jan Kocjan, R.A.D. Teaching Cert., founded the studio and offers instruction to children (from age 3 1/2) and adults.

Ms. Kocjan also directs a local dance company, "In Spiritus", as well as a junior company, "In Spiritus II."

Memberships are by audition.

All students are instructed in accordance with the standards of the Royal Academy of Dance so that they may participate in the R.A.D.'s annual exams. Scholarships are awarded to further the dance education of those who earn the highest marks.

Gwendolyn Jensen
(Photo of Gwendolyn Jensen, by Jerry Halfmann.)

Our Faculty | Our Company | Scholarships | Class and Performance Schedules

SUMMER INTENSIVE AT LAKE POWELL JULY 10 - 15, 2017

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Upcoming 2016- 2017 Performances:

There are four major performances each year at the Cultural Arts Stage in Page, Arizona.

The Dancespace’s resident professional company, “In Spiritus”, and “In Spiritus II” will present their traditional Christmas Concert, featuring contemporary and sacred dance. November 19, 2016

The Dancespace will perform “The Nutcracker” in December, 2016 , with free student performances and lecture demonstrations for Page and surrounding area schools. School Performance – December 1 & 2, 2016, Public Performances – December 2 & 3, 2016

The Dancespace will bring another full-length classical ballet to the Cultural Arts Stage in the spring of 2017. Spring Ballet Coppelia Ballet – School Performance – April 20, 2017, Public Performances - April 21 & 22, 2017.

"Dances in the Desert”, a contemporary dance concert, will close the performing season in the spring of 2017. May 26, 2017

All performances are at the Cultural Arts Stage on the PHS Campus. Performance time is 7:00 p.m.

Each child will be involved with these performances and will be expected to attend all rehearsals. Rehearsals will not be held during class time, but will be scheduled on weekends. Students will, in most cases, be responsible for purchasing or renting their costumes.

Creative Dance students will have one studio workshop each year. Parents and friends are invited to attend. They also perform in the Spring Concert, "Dances in the Desert".

Examinations. All Ballet students are encouraged to enter Royal Academy of Dance examinations each spring. Vocational Examinations will be held in March, 2017, in Flagstaff. Grades Examinations will be held at the Dancespace studio in March, 2017. These examinations are conducted by professional examiners dispatched from throughout the world. The Academy is the only professional teacher-training, examining body of this magnitude in the world. It is an international organization, based in London, England. The Academy was founded in 1920. More than 250,000 students from around the world are examined each year in over 80 countries, and their numbers are growing every year.

R.A.D.Exams in 2008
2008 R.A.D. Examinations

Examinations are a valuable gauge of progress, and have proven to be a character-building technique-building positive experience for every student who has entered. There will be parent meetings in March to further discuss the Royal Academy of Dance and what examinations are all about.

"Parents' Days" will be held the two weeks prior to examinations, in which parents are invited to observe a "mock examination".

SUMMER INTENSIVE AT LAKE POWELL JULY 10 - 15, 2017

[ Schedule and Registration ]

Our Faculty | Our Company | Scholarships | Class and Performance Schedules


The Dancespace
250 Elk Road
P.O. Box 478
Page, Arizona 86040
(928) 645-3966


Email: dance@thedancespace.net