Oak Street Dance


Teachers and Course Descriptions



Dance Teachers of Oak St. Dance Studio


Roz 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, 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. 

Roz continues to make new dances for Moment in TimeDance Co.   The last full 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 audiance for all 3 shows.    This summer she is performing with The Bill Evans Institute in Pt. Townsend.

Spring 2018  Classes are open to new students Starting on April 2 .  

Intermediate and Advanced classes will meet on   Mondays 5:30 to 7 pm

                                                                                         Thursdays 5:30 to 7 pm

Mixed Level classes will meet on Wednesdays  1 to 2:30 pm.   We now are waiting for a few new students join, therefore it is on a break til further notice.    


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. The technique I use has been greatly influenced by my study of the human body kinetic wisdom.. "

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 6 to 7:30 pm.  It is the company class for Moment in Time Dance Co.  It will continue through the year as MIT has some shows coming up.    Please Email for further information,   rozinthismoment@msn.com  Reconvening on January 5. 

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 developement.  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.   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, with a performance background, who may want a weekly class to keep up on technique,  stay in shape,  learn new choreography,  and meet other dancers.  Class is Wed. 6 to 7:30 pm
For more information please call   Liz at (541)488-3443.
Buti Yoga is a soulful blend of power yoga, cardio-intensive tribal dance, conditioning and deep abdominal toning. This all-in-one workout tones and sculpts the entire body while facilitating complete inner transformation.

Emily Osbourne

(209) 365-3034


Diane Gaumond Hyrst

Ballet  Saturdays at 11 am


In 1996, Mrs. Hyrst succeeded her late husband, Eric Hyrst, as choreographer and Artistic Director of the State Ballet of Oregon/Ballet Rogue. Under her directorship, the popular series “ Ballet in the Park” annually held in Ashland's Lithia Park, and “ The Nutcracker”, presented at the Medford Craterian Theater, thrived as her productions were received with critical acclaim. . Her 15 year tenure allowed her to create various styles of works. Her troupe, Ballet Diane Hyrst, is seen exclusively throughout the year at DANCIN Vineyards and Belle Fiore Winery and Estate..


As a ballet teacher, Mrs. Hyrst strives to teach her students fluidity, technique, and ease of movement through a proven technique. Her classes include pointe, variation, pas de deux, Russian character, movement dynamic and music phrasing. Her own teaching style follows some of the classical Kirov Vaganova technique. Mrs. Hyrst has a Bachelor's degree in Pedagogy from the University of Montreal.


In her native Montreal, Mrs. Hyrst studied ballet under Milenka Nerdierlova, from the Prague Opera Ballet . Later with Eric Hyrst, from the Royal Ballet , Popovitch and Karamensky from Russia's Bolshoi Ballet , Russian character dance with Camilla Malashenko, Jazz with Eva Van Genchy co-founder of Les Ballet Jazz de Montreal , Modern at the University of Montreal , Ballroom in various Ballroom studios, Drama at Atelier Paul Buissonneau, and Piano at the Montreal Conservatory of Music .

 “Mrs. Hyrst has been making dances and training dancers in the Rogue Valley since 1980”

Diane Gaumond Hyrst

249, W Glenwood Rd, Medford, OR 97501

541-973-9285, mybluedancer@gmail.com

“Every movement starts with a clear direction”

Sylvia Bolton

Has been with OSDS for most of the last 15 years.     She is one of the most accomplished and respected Ballet teachers in Oregon.  She has trained many ballet students that have gone on to have excellent careers in Ballet.   She does offer private classes.  Sylvia Bolton began her dance training in Seattle and Portland.  She was accepted to the School of American Ballet in New York where she lived and danced professionally for six years.  She joined Minnesota Dance Theatre in Minneapolis as Ballet Mistress and principal dancer, and later directed the dance department at the Minneapolis Children's Theatre for 12 years.  Sylvia has restaged and choreographed many ballets, has worked in musical theatre, television, and has choreographed commercials for Target stores.     

Sylvia is available for private lessons and workshops.   She will not be doing weekly classes this season. 

Please contact Sylvia to learn more.   541 846 9553   





Rogue Valley Music Together

 Laurie Finear has been teaching most these classes the last few years.   You may visit her web site at:


 Call her at 541 951 8028


HulaHalau Hula Na Pua O Hawai'i Nei,    

Leilani  and Doris will be teaching the classes. 

Fridays                Call  for more information 541 9418474                                                                   

Men's class 4 - 5 pm                                                  
Intermediate Women's class 5:30 - 8pm                    

Women's beginners 9:30 -10:30 am  (not Scheduled yet)
Teens 10:30 - 11:30 am



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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