Erin is a choreographer, mover, and teacher from the Chicagoland area, currently residing in Minneapolis. She graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2017 with her Bachelors of Arts in Dance and Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education, and recently graduated with her Masters of Education in May. Erin became involved in the competitive dance world by 6 at Steps Dance Center in the Chicagoland area, where she trained under the instruction of Joshua Manculich, Lizzie Mackenzie, Eddy Ocampo, Angelina Familara, and Aubrey Klinger. She then went on to pursue her dance training in college under the instruction of Toni Pierce-Sands, Erin Thompson, Joanie Smith, and Scott Rink. During her collegiate career, she choreographed multiple works and performed pieces by Maurya Kerr, Justin Jones, and the Martha Graham Company.
Tina Zulich began her ballet training in Northwest Indiana under Ms. Elizabeth Bathurst at Broadstreet Dance Company, where she also studied jazz and tap with professionals Jay Fagan and Bruce Stegmann. She continued her dance training at Lou Conte Dance Studio in Chicago, The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, Cincinnati Ballet, and at University of Cincinnati's College Conservatory of Music under Tricia Sundbeck-Bell and Jonnie Lynn Jacobs-Percer. Tina has performed lead roles in several ballets, most notably in productions of the Nutcracker and Peter Pan by the Indiana Youth Ballet, and has danced and held lead roles in shows with Ballet Legere, The Empire State Ballet, Concert One Productions, choreographic works by Summer Rich, and with CCM Prep. She continues to perform and train locally throughout the Chicagoland area, and has been fortunate enough to perform in Key West with Paradise Ballet Theater in their production of The Nutcracker. Tina has taught on faculty at the Beverly Arts Center, CPDA, Broadstreet Dance, the school of the Indiana Youth Ballet, and is currently the ballet mistress at Eclipse Performing Arts, as well as serving as ballet mistress and choreographer for the Indiana Youth Ballet.
Early Childhood Movement and Music Discovery - Imaginative gross motor skill exploration, creativity, musicality, tumbling, friends and fun. Each level builds on the prior level. Basic ballet and musical theater steps are learned along with the appropriate terminology. Workshops are for 4-5 weeks and may be repeated as the themes vary. You & Wee Workshops consist of an adult and child 18 months and up. Tu Twos Workshops are for our terrific 2-3 year olds. Kidlet thru KidDance 2 are for the full school year and range from ages 3 1/2 to 2nd Grade.
Classic Ballet Technique - The foundation of our program, offered in level Ballet I through Ballet IV. Training begins in 3rd grade. Level III and up must be taken twice per week. (Time: 1 - 1 hour and 45 minutes)
Pointe - Instruction begins after a solid foundation in classical ballet has been established. Shoes are subject to instructor's approval. Pre, Beginning and Intermediate levels are available. Must be taken with a twice per week technique class.
Tap - All levels of tap from the Early Childhood Program through Tap IV. Must be taken with a technique class through 5th grade.
Modern - This is a free expressive style of dance allowing and encouraging individual, creative movement and improv. Middle School and High School level or teacher's authorization. Must have taken upper level Ballet.
Jazz - The many styles of Jazz dance include classical, lyrical, Broadway and percussive. Jazz is stylized Ballet. Children's Jazz may be started in 2nd grade and Jazz I in 5th grade. Must be taken with a technique class through 5th grade.
Hip Hop - It ranges from very placed isolations, to quick rhythmical moves, to "pop and lock," to jazz influenced moves with athletic floor work.
Precision - Synchronized and powerful! Whether you're perfecting your skills for Dance Team, Pompoms, Cheerleading or Competition, this class is for you! Can be started in 4th grade.
Irish - Be your own “Lord of the Dance” and learn the basics of Traditional Irish Dance jigs and reels. Uplifting music and excellent cardio work out! Can be started in 3rd grade.
Lyrical - A more balletic and emotive style of jazz that acts out the lyrics of the music. Previous dance experience is recommended. Middle School or High School and up.
Adult Classes - Learn an art form, exercise, relax from your busy day and have fun. Included in sporadic sessions are Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop & Yoga Bootie.
Special Workshops - Throughout the year we offer sporadic workshops. Call for the most recent info.
Upcoming Workshop at Marilyn School of Dance
Erin Coyne & Tina Zulik will be conducting a spectacular working on Saturday & Sunday (August 11-12). Register now by visiting the Forms link!!