Dance Film Series

Enjoy film, food, drink and lively discussion while enjoying dance films with other dance lovers. Just $10 at the door!

The 2013-2014 Dance Films Series



An evening with Paul Taylor with highlights from Esplanade, Runes and more.


An evening highlighting African American Dance.


Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty


An evening with Mikhail Barishnikov


Suggestions from you…our dance film audience!!!!!


Dance Master Classes


Each touring company that performs at the Detroit Opera House offers master classes here – and they are free when you purchase a corresponding ticket! All classes are open to the public and free with a corresponding ticket stub or $25 without a stub and take place in the Margo V. Cohen Center for Dance in the Ford Center for Arts and Learning at the Detroit Opera House.

Registration is required. Please send name and contact information to or call 313-237-3251.

BalletMet Columbus
Ballet Master Class
Ages 11-15
Beginner/Intermediate Level
Saturday, November 30, 2013 @ 11:00a-12:30p

Dance Theatre of Harlem
Ballet Master Class
Ages 14 and up
Intermediate/Advanced Level
Saturday, February 15, 2014 @ 11:00a-12:30p 

Joffrey Ballet
Ballet Master Class
Ages 14 and up
Intermediate/Advanced Level
Saturday, March 1, 2014 @ 11:00a-12:30p

Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève
Ballet Master Class
Ages 14 and up
Intermediate/Advanced Level
Saturday, March 22, 2014 @ 11:00a-12:30p

All classes held in the Detroit Opera House, Margo V. Cohen Dance Studio.  FREE with ticket to corresponding Dance Performance.  Class fee is $25 without corresponding ticket.
Pre-registration required: Information: 313-237-3251

Summer Dance

Summer Dance at the Detroit Opera House
Dance programs held at the Opera House this summer.
DOH Summer Dance Intensive with Eisenhower Dance
  August 4 - August 9, 2014
For the experienced dancer; 14 and up.
$295.00 Register before June 1 $275.00
Please call Eisenhower Dance Center to Register 248-609-0370
ABT National Teacher Training Curriculum
   August 18 - August 26, 2014
Under the direction of ABT Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie, ABT’s National Training Curriculum was designed and written by Franco De Vita and Raymond Lukens in collaboration with ABT’s Artistic Advisors and the Medical Advisory Board. ABT’s National Training Curriculum aims to assist beginning through advanced teachers in training dance students to use their bodies correctly, focusing on kinetics and coordination, as well as anatomy and proper body alignment. Artistically, the National Training Curriculum strives to provide dance students with a rich knowledge of classical ballet technique and the ability to adapt to all styles and techniques of dance.


The Dance Theatre of Harlem School regrets to inform you that due to scheduling conflicts, the Detroit Summer Intensive is officially cancelled for 2014. We sincerely apologize and want to assure you that we have a strong commitment to the City of Detroit and plan on resuming our Detroit program in 2015. We will contact each student individually about the possibility of placement in one of our other programs being offered this summer.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Any questions regarding Dance Theatre of Harlem should be directed to:
Kenya Massey-Rodriguez
Student Affairs Officer
Dance Theatre of Harlem School
Everett Center for the Performing Arts
466 West 152nd Street
New York, NY 10031-1814
(212) 690-2800 ext. 420
(212) 690-8736 fax

Dance Talks

Michigan Opera Theatre offers free opera and dance talks prior to each performance. Noted experts provide background and important information on what you will see on stage, enhancing your performance experience!

Dance Talks, held one hour prior to each performance, provide an insightful and entertaining preview of the dance company and works performed on stage. Hosted by Director of Dance Carol Halsted, the free talks usually include a member of the performing dance company or company representative. Dance Talks will help dance patrons gain a better understanding of the works being performed, choreography and the dance company.

Don’t miss this free opportunity to further enhance your experience at the Detroit Opera House!