Tuesday, July 28, 2015

New New New

I don't know anything about web design, but I think I've got someone who does! Stay tuned for a fresh, new page chock-full of CURRENT info. Until then, here's what's up...

I've continued to exercise my inner-dancer and even added a choreography credit to my resume with some really great Music for Dancers performances at SC Governor's School. I've also expanded my work with several dance studios, sharing my M4D curriculum. Work with Greenville Symphony is great - I created some really cool, new programs last year and I can't wait to get started with 2015-2016. 

But here's what I'm most excited about... 

After a few years of transition to our new home in Greenville (see previous post) I am thrilled to offer a full-range of educational and performance opportunities for students and adults of all ages: 

  • Individual and Group Lessons
  • Performance and Recreation Ensembles (students and adults of all ages and experience)
  • Site-specific Residencies, Masterclasses, Coaching and Guest Artist Performances
  • Home School and Extra-Curricular Classes
  • Summer Camps
  • Music for Dancers Workshops and Residencies
  • Special Event and Team-Building Entertainment & Interactive Activities
Until the website renovations are complete, please contact me by email, phone or text to let me know how I can help add some new rhythm to your life! 

Email: Jason  at  JasonCurrin  dot  com     Phone/Txt: (404) 5.4.2 -

From Atl to GVL

I'm not in Atlanta anymore!

In the Summer of 2011 our family decided it was time for a change. We were ready to leave Atlanta. Olive just turned 3 and finished her first dance recital. I had a lead on full-time teaching position in Greenville, SC, a city I knew nothing about (except it was on the way to Asheville). After a visit to Legacy Charter School (temporary campus, pre-re/construction), a couple meetings, and an afternoon excursion through Greenville's incredible downtown I was hooked. Actually, it was a couple weeks later, after I brought Leslie and we discovered Pita House, that we were all sold. So, we packed up a gazillion drums and hit the road for Greenville, SC.

I joined the faculty of Legacy Charter School as a full-time World Percussion teacher. There were LOTS of challenges, but very quickly we created one of the most exciting, most promising programs I've ever been a part of. Together we all learned alot.

Although I had a full-plate with LCS, I accepted a second faculty position when I joined the Dance Department at South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities. When I lived in Boston and New York I enjoyed some great work with dance companies, so I was excited to get back into this world again. Since joining SCGSAH in 2012, I've enjoyed expanding my role within the department, accompanying modern classes, composing and performing for recitals, audio engineering, and now creating my own original "Music for Dancers" curriculum which I've also presented at other local studios.

As 2013 was coming to a close, we were preparing for the birth of Olive's brother, Silas. In preparation for our new addition I made the difficult decision to restructure my schedule and priorities which meant leaving LCS to lighten my load, and re-focus on family.

It's been incredible spending more time with Olive and Silas, but now Silas is all grown (1.5yrs) and ready to take over the world! Olive is now 7yrs and has been dancing for the past 5yrs - those classes don't come cheap, so.. Still serving SCGSAH, in 2014 I began working with Greenville Symphony Orchestra, creating and performing educational outreach programs.

All is well, but even bigger things are in store for 2015...