Forty Steps Dance was artist-in-residency at Middlesex Community College in February 2020. Here are a few photos from the concert. photos: Sallee Slagle
Forty Steps Dance performed “Missing Pieces” at the Salem Arts Festival, June 2019.
The 2019 Annual Spring Concert, held March 2019 at Nahant Town Hall, featured new and old works, and a work-in-progress made up of 40 steps: 40 Steps (Work-in-Progress), Echoes and Shadows (2019), Flax Pond (2019), Missing Pieces (2012) with Guest Artist Kelley Donovan and music interludes performed by Cellist Julie Ouellette Earp. Photos: Glen Tines
Teresa was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and grew up in Stoneham, MA after a short stint in Lugano, Switzerland. She began training at a young age at Sandra Marie’s School of Ballet in Melrose, MA which operates today as the Northeast School of Ballet in Reading, MA. During that time she had the opportunity to train with Minneapolis Dance Theatre under Gloria Govrin (who trained under George Balanchine) and also with the Boston Ballet School in Boston’s Back Bay. She performed various works including The Nutcracker, Peter and the Wolf, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, and an original work with the Boston Musica Viva based off the tales of the Brothers Grimm. She earned a BS in Psychology from Fordham College at Lincoln Center and had the opportunity to perform with some of Bushwick’s most avant-garde movement artists in the 2016 production, “Authority Figure” choreographed by Monica Mirabile (FLUCT) and Sarah Kinlaw. Since returning to Boston she has been an active member of Nozama Dance Collective and has participated in the Salem Arts Festival, Dance for World Community, and various other local festivals and events. She teaches ballet and tap at A Dancer’s Dream in Marblehead, MA and has been a member of 40 Steps Dance since December 2018.
Lauren Beck is originally from Arlington, Massachusetts. Lauren graduated with a BFA in Jazz Dance from the University of the Arts in 2008. Lauren has performed in many venues in the Philadelphia area including the Merriam and Drake Theaters. After, graduating, Lauren continued on to the seas, working for PGT Entertainment, as a dancer, on board the Sea Princess cruise ship. Lauren joined Forty Steps Dance in 2009, and has recently returned from a two-year sabbatical with her husband in Australia.
Forty Steps Dance finished their 25th Anniversary season with several summer performances. Photos here are from the Salem Arts Festival, June 2018 (photos: Lynn Turner), Fundraiser and Golf Outing at Nahant Golf Club in June 2018 (photos: Erin Pelikhov), and a community performance at Flax Pond, Lynn, MA, July 2018 (photos: Lynn Turner).
Saturday, July 28, 2018
at 5 p.m.
(Rain date July 29 5 p.m.)
at Flax Pond, Chestnut Street, Lynn, MA
Bring a chair and see new works in this free performance!
This performance will include free form dance through the park using its many natural landscape features. There will be site-specific choreography as well as excerpts from repertory and a preview of new works to come. There is also an interactive segment planned where dancers will invite the audience to join in!
More info at facebook.com/FortyStepsDance
This performance is supported in part by a grant from the Lynn Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, and in part by the Nahant Preservation Trust.
The 2018 Annual Spring Concert and 25th Anniversary Celebration, held March 2018 at Nahant Town Hall, featured new and old works: Trees (2018), Fragile (2002 & 2011), Images (2017), Accord (1992), Serve It Up (1991) and excerpts from Creatures (2016). Photos: Igor Burlak
Fragile (2002 & 2011)
Excerpts from Creatures (2016)
Serve It Up (1991)
This unique workshop in May 2018 was for adults and children ages 8+, and presented as a part of Massachusetts ArtWeek. In a one-of-a-kind experience, this unique workshop encouraged participants to interpret and identify their own artistic portrayal of animals, and blend it with choreographed dance excerpts as well as improvised movement. Students learned from choreographer Sallee Slagle and the dancers of Forty Steps Dance while exploring the movement of Creatures. All workshop students also were presented with the fully edited video of Sallee Slagle’s choreographic master work Creatures which was filmed at LynnArts theater.
25th Anniversary Season!
Upcoming Spring Events
We have a lot of exciting events coming up this Spring and Summer. We hope you were able to come to our Annual Spring Concert and 25th Anniversary celebration at the end of March. Photos by Igor Burlak Photography will be posted on our website soon! Please spread the word on our fundraisers and workshops below. And if you'd like to stay up to date on all happenings, like our Facebook page here.
Come Support Forty Steps Dance by dining at Tides Restaurant
Monday, April 30, 2018
Tides Restaurant will donate 10% of sales on this night to Forty Steps Dance. Dine-in, take out and drinks included. Make it a night out with friends or family, or grab something to go, and support your local dance company!
At Tides Restaurant & Pub
2B Wilson Road, Nahant, MA
Sunday, May 6, 2018
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
at Nahant Community Center
41 Valley Road, Nahant, MA 01908
In a one-of-a-kind experience, this unique workshop encourages participants to interpret and identify their own artistic portrayal of animals, and blend it with choreographed dance excerpts as well as improvised movement. Learn from choreographer Sallee Slagle and the dancers of Forty Steps Dance while exploring the movement of “Creatures.” All workshop students will be involved in a closing event when we present the fully edited video of Sallee Slagle’s choreographic master work “Creatures” which was filmed at LynnArts theater. This unique workshop is for adults and children ages 8+.
Children (age 8-17): $15
Adults (age 18+): $20
Family (up to 4 participants; includes parents and their children): $30
This workshop is a part of ArtWeek, presented by Highland Street Foundation and produced by the Boch Center.
Join us for our Fundraiser and Golf Outing at Nahant Golf Club, with pop-up performances, a silent auction and great prizes:
Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 2 p.m.
Tee off at 3 p.m.
Cocktails & Dinner Buffet 5-8 p.m.
Two events in one: come just for Dinner or join us for Golf as well!
at NAHANT GOLF CLUB
1 Willow Road, Nahant, MA
If you have never golfed before, now is your chance to try! A limited number of clubs will be available on loan from Nahant Golf Club but must be reserved in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Not interested in Golfing? Join us for Cocktails, Dinner and more pop-up performances at Nahant Golf Club’s Seasons Restaurant at 5 p.m. Please consider donating toward the golf portion of the event by Sponsoring a Golfer below.
9-hole Golf + Dinner & Cocktails: $75
Dinner & Cocktails Only: $45