Adult Dance Programs

You may be curious to try something new, or looking to rekindle a love for dance once lost to the demands of a busy schedule. Either way, Colburn has a number of courses for all adults.

Colburn offers adult ballet and tap classes for all levels, from the beginner student to the experienced dancer. Our faculty teach classes that will improve your technique while finding the joy in dance. Colburn’s adult classes are drop-in, so you are welcome to try a class any time.

Meet Our Faculty

Amy Schadt
Jazz Dance for Music Theatre Instructor

Amy Schadt is an established dancer, choreographer, and teacher who has worked with Hama and the late Claude Thompson, and was lead dancer in various Jazz Dance LA productions.

Tamsin Carlson
Chair, Modern and Creative Dance, Modern Dance Instructor

Tamsin Carlson is a graduate of the Arts Educational School, where she was awarded a college diploma, and London Contemporary Dance School, where she was awarded a diploma for her course work.

Octavio Galindo
Dance Instructor

Octavio Galindo studied Cuban-based classical ballet at the National Institute of Fine Arts in Mexico City. Locally, he appeared with the Long Beach Ballet and Pasadena Dance Theater. He received Pilates Teaching Certifications through both Body Arts and Sciences International and Long Beach Dance Conditioning, and has been an instructor of body conditioning and movement for more than 15 years.

Denise Scheerer
Chair, Tap and Musical Theater

In Seattle, Denise Scheerer founded and performed with That’s Jazz, a Seattle-based jazz dance company.