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.   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 audiance for all 3 shows.    This summer she is performing with The Bill Evans Institute in Pt. Townsend.

Fall  2018  Classes are open to new students Starting on Sept. 13 and 18th .  

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

                                                                                         Thursdays 5:30 to 7 pm

Beginner classes can be offered if there is enough requests. I recommend coming to class on the 13th and meet with other beginners for a good alternative class time Tuesday or Wednesdays.  

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

Classical Ballet                                     

Diane Gaumond Hyrst

(Her classes have moved to Medford.   You may contact her for more information.


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”





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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