Oak Street Dance


Teachers and Course Descriptions of Oak Street Dance Studio



Rosalind Schrodt
Artistic Director of Moment in Time Dance Company, of Ashland, Oregon. She has performed and been active in dance since
she was 7 years old. She founded The Moving Center Dance Theatre in Taos, New Mexico, 1973-1976. She has worked
with Beverly Pollack, has studied extensively with David Hochoy, Kitty Daniels, and Bill Evans.   Roz has choreographed more
then 100 dances.

She has won awards for her choreography, and received two National Endowments for the Arts grants for her dance
productions. Roz has a Bachelors Degree in Humanities from Southern Oregon University.   Roz completed the Bill Evans
Certification Program in 2007. This 4 year program includes the study of Labon Movement Analysis and The Bartenieff
 Fundamentals. She has consistently taught Modern Dance Technique classes for the last 40 years.  She has taught workshops in
New Mexico, California, Oregon, Washington, the Republic of Mexico and in Bali, Indonesia.   Roz has mentored many dancers
that have gone on to have successful careers in dance.  She loves the art of dance and conveys this love to all of her students.    Roz
has been guest artist with Liquid Fire Mantra, as a choreographer and performer for their Oregon Shakespeare Festival Green
Show.   She has been guest artist for Pioneer Dance Co. and performed in Bill Evans Teachers shows in Pt. Townsend.

Roz continues to make new dances for Moment in Time Dance Co.   A recent concert brought in Flamenco dancer Elena Villa and
Musician Grant Ruiz.   This was a collaboration on music and a fusion of modern dance with Flamenco dance.  

In 2016, Roz produced "Sounds of the Tree of Life."   This dance concert joined with the sound healing music of Consuelo Luz of
Santa Fe.  The six dancers will all experienced the power of sounds of the Seven Chakras that they portrayed in this healing dance. 
It was performed in April  8, 9, & 10th, 2016 to full audience for all 3 shows.   Her newest works have been performed in Dance
Dialogs and in the Bill Evan Teacher Reunion. 
In 2019, MIT performed to 3 full houses "Thoughts" with 8 dancers in the company.

Currently she is working in Collaboration with Musician Composer  Martin Watkinson.  They just had two concerts in collaboration
April 30th and May 1, 2022 to a very welcoming audience!

Winter 2022:

Intermediate and Advanced Modern Dance classes will restarting May 19th  
  Thursdays 5:30 to 7 pm
and  New Class starting Mondays May 23rd  5:30- 7pm

Modern Dance Technique

Roz directs her class to help develop strong, supple bodies needed to master Modern Dance.
"I look at each student as an individual, learning in their own way. I present the material in many different ways to reach each student where they are
at in this point in their dance training.  Roz is greatly influenced by my study of the human body kinetic wisdom. " and Bill Evan's teacher training.

The Advanced/Intermediate class is specifically for the experienced students that are interested in going into performing and/or are
already performers.
    These classes are Scheduled for Monday and Thursday 5:30pm to 7:30 pm.  and Sundays 10;30 to noon.   It is the company class 
for Moment in Time Dance Co.  t will continue through the year as MIT has some shows coming up.    Please Email to learn more:   rozinthismoment@msn.com  

Dancers Toning and Conditioning Class,  " Private lessons and training"

From time to time we are asked to give the benefits of good dance training to people who just want to be in better shape.   This course is being offered for all
ages regardless of experience to become friends with their own body again.   The work out has been developed through many years of study and development. 
It includes many forms of optimum conditioning exercises and an deep stretches.  Give yourself that special time for your health and well being. 
Learn how to work within your needs and ability.   Please email her for further information,  rozinthismoment@msn.com

Dance for Fun:  An int./adv. Modern Dance class with Liz Finnegan
Liz Finnegan

has a BFA in modern dance as well as training in Ballet and Jazz.  Her class is designed for the seasoned dancer,and performer.
Classes are for those who may want a weekly class to keep up on technique,  stay in shape,  learn new choreography,  and
 meet other dancers. 
Class is on Wednesdays, 5:15 to 6:45pm
For more information please call   Liz at (541)488-3443.

Emily Wilson's classes
Modern Dance for Children 
Class meets on Wednesday 1:50 to 2:50pm
Beginning Ballet on Tuesday afternoons.  Contact Emily for times

About the instructor

Emily Wilson is the mother of three elementary aged children and new member of the “Moment in Time” dance company.  Her academic studies in college included minoring in Dance. During her studies she had the opportunity to take a variety of dance history and movement classes including the Alexander technique, West African dance and Laban Movement Analysis as well as choreograph her own dances and perform in guest and student choreographed pieces each year. 

Emily's performing arts developed from a young age originally with voice lessons and auditioning in Boston, MA for the part of "Cosette" in Les Miserable.  While she recalls having a bit of stage fright at the downtown skyscraper (John Hancock) building that day, she found her singing voice in her community churches where she would sing in front of a large crowd, often accompanied by her sister playing the piano.  Emily found the Mary Flynn Murphy school of dance during her time living in Belmont, MA and had a wonderful experience with trying ballet, tap and jazz for the first time.  

When her family relocated to Salt Lake City, UT she found a creative movement class at the Virginia Tanner school first and then started to study ballet at the Christensen Center, and joined a musical theater group. She recalls her strict Russian teacher whom she will never forget for teaching her the importance of working hard in ballet class, and introducing her to pointe shoes. Emily then found the Ballet West conservatory, where she studied ballet technique and pointe, character, jazz, and pilates.  She performed in their "Nutcracker" for 4 years as a child, in the roles of "buffoon", "party girl" and as "Clara" for a statewide tour to elementary schools.  She also performed as a solo child in Ballet West's "Midsummer Nights Dream".  

Emily has attended several dance workshops during her college and post college years including the American Dance Festival on scholarship, a Merce Cunningham intensive in NYC and most recently, a Martha Graham intensive.  She enjoys drop-in adult ballet classes when possible and especially her regular modern dance technique classes with Rosalind Schrodt. 
for more information write Emily at:  emewilson@gmail.com

Classical Ballet
      With Priscilla Quinby

Ballet class focuses on classical technique, with emphasis on alignment, weight transferring, and musicality. She specializes in breaking things down to basics, so even advanced dancers can better assess habits and tendencies. Multi level classes.

Meeting all year long on Saturdays 10am to 11:30 am




Priscilla graduated as a dance major from North Carolina School of the Arts after studying at the Pennsylvania Ballet Company School where she grew up near Philadelphia and in New York with Maggie Black. She then went to Belgium where she studied at the total theater school connected to Maurice Bejart’s Ballet of the 20th Century called MUDRA. On returning to the US she danced with the CETA funded company called Dance a la Carte in L.A. and started teaching in Ashland in the 1980’s and dancing with Oregon Dance Theater.  She then moved to New York and appeared on Broadway in Meet Me in St. Louis and The Secret Garden, doing many off Broadway and regional productions as well. She moved back to Ashland in 2000 and has been teaching (mainly at Oak Street Dance Studio) ever since.


Taiko Drum Classes with Pam Vellutini  
Pam has been conducting her classes for all ages for many years in the Rogue Valley.   She provides the drums and
great skill training drummers.
Her classes are consistently offered September through June on Tuesdays   3:30 pm to 7:30 pm.  Pam is not teaching at
this time. 

You may contact her at 541 482 4234

 Call her at 541 951 8028


Flamenco Dance with Linda Andrade

Linda is a very experience professional Flamenco dance teacher.  She often has live accompaniment of
well known Guitarist, Grant Ruiz.   She comes to town on Saturdays and teacher 3 classes.  We recommend
 calling her to decide which class you can attend.    She may be reached at 818 602 0129





Oak St. Dance Studio

Email: rozinthismoment@msn.com

1287 Oak St.
Ashland, Oregon
(Located where Oak Street meets Bear Creek Bridge, 1 mile from downtown Ashland)

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