Friday, September 4, 2015

Fort Thomas Mother to Lead New NKU Dance Program

Stephanie Brumer teaching Contemporary Dance
Stop.  Collaborate and listen.  “Dance prep is a grand new addition (…) to the Northern Kentucky University ‘Prep’ Program”, says Stephanie Brumer of Fort Thomas.

Many of you may know Brumer from the many classes she has taught around town, especially at the YMCA.  Or perhaps some of your children may be in class at Woodfill or Highlands Middle or High School with one of her five children.  However, what you may not have known is that Brumer has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre and Dance from NKU and has been teaching and performing for more than 25 years.


In addition, Brumer, who has modeled, danced, and acted professionally from New York City to Honolulu, has been teaching jazz and ballet at NKU for nine years and is excited to be bringing this new dance prep program to NKU.


The program is “committed to providing quality dance instruction that approaches dance as an art form through techniques based on historical tradition”, per the NKU website.  The classes are open to dancers of all levels and geared, more specifically, to ages 6-17.  Classes will begin September 8 and registration is still open for many of the classes.

The Dance Prep  program is similar to the longstanding Music Prep program at NKU which provides traditional music instruction to young music students to prepare them for collegiate level music.  Dr. Ader, director of the Music Prep, has been working closely with the Dance Prep program to help get it off the ground.



Brumer will be teaching the Contemporary Dance course and will be joined by Jay Goodlett who will teach ballet.  Contemporary is an “interpretive and expressive style of dance” which “blends many styles influenced by Ballet, Jazz, and Modern dance.”

For more information, check out NKU’s website or find Brumer at the YMCA where she plans to continue to substitute teach despite being finished as a full-time YMCA dance instructor.

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