Master Class w/Cynthia Newland

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Professional Dancer Educator & Health and Wellness Expert

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Newlandheadshotblackbackground (1)Dancers will have the opportunity to come by and enjoy a fun filled spirited master class in Improvisation. Cynthia’s classes are engaging, inspiring and full of practical guidance for dancers. Cynthia will also provide wholesome nutrition advice to both dancers and parents. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to gain insight on healthful ways to best fuel your dancer, as well as, learn practical tips for you and the entire family. Parents can attend free with a registered child

DATE: Monday, October 15th  


5:00-6:00 pm: Improvisation class for Ages 8-11 years

6:00-7:00 pm: Nutrition for Dancers & Parents

7:00-8:00 pm: Improvisation class for Ages 12 and up

(Please arrive 15 min. prior to class to check-in)


$10.00/ per The Studio student  

$25.00/ per non- Studio student

(Larger dance school groups discount available)

Click here to register for 5:00-6:00 pm class  

Click here to register for 7:00-8:00 pm class 



Newlandheadshotblackbackground (1)Ms. Cynthia A. Newland, earned her MFA in Dance from Arizona State University, with an emphasis on choreography and performance and BFA in Dance from George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia.

Prior to her appointment at Belhaven University Ms. Newland served as director for New Field Dance Theater, East Bay of San Francisco. For nearly three decades she has traveled nationally and internationally as a teacher, choreographer, and performer working with varied arts organizations and institutions such as Project Dance International, CCC International, ICE Jerusalem, Intervarsity, Operation Mobilization International, International Christian Dance Fellowship, YWAM, Dong Ah Institute of Media and Arts, Hang Yang University, ERICA University and FEBC.

A portion of her work and artistic endeavors has been in the realm of inclusive dance where she has created numerous choreographed works for people with and without disabilities, which have been presented in the United States through VSA International and USA International Ballet Competition.

She has received recognition as a recipient of the Higher Education Awards from the Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education including the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Humanities Teacher Award by the Mississippi Humanities Council. At Belhaven University she has served on the Faculty Council and Education Advisory Council. She is a board Member of USA IBC (International Ballet Competition) and Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education, and member of ACDFA, Alabama Dance Council, CORD, Dance Camera West, NDEO, Performing Arts Medical Association and Screen Dance. Ms. Newland has also been a presenter for NASD’s Annual Conferences.

Currently, she teaches part time at Belhaven while traveling nationally and internationally providing dance training, presentations and choreography, as well as offering equipping tools for all ages on “Nourishing the Body, Soul and Spirit”.