Monday Night Dance Class

CMT Monday Night Dance Class

We’re proud to offer this Monday Night Dance Series taught by CMT Artistic Manager of Core Programs, Director, and Choreographer, Shannon Self. This class is designed for all levels of dance experience and covers musical theater dance styles, focusing on jazz technique and audition skill building.

Who Can Attend?

For Rising Stars (Ages 10 to 14 and not in high school)
For Mainstage (Ages 14 to 20)

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Each 6- to 7-week series requires a cost of $125 per student
(free for members of The Mainstage Experience).
Drop-in rate $20 per class.

What To Bring

Students are asked to wear closed-toed shoes or jazz-style dance shoes, as well as comfortable clothing that they can easily move around in. Water bottles are encouraged.

Where is Class Held?

Dance Classes are held at the CMT Rehearsal Hall, Studio A.

1401 Parkmoor Avenue
Suite 100
San Jose, CA 95126

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Rising Stars

Monday nights • 5 to 6 p.m. • 7 classes per session • $125

Winter Session 2015:

January 5, 12, 26 (No Class on Jan 19 – MLK Day)

February 2, 9, 16 (No class on Feb 23 or March 2 – Schoolhouse Rock/Jekyll Tech weeks)

March 9


Spring Session 2015:

March 16, 23, 30

April 6, 13 (No class on Apr 20 or 27 – Mulan Mandatory and tech)

May 4, 11


Monday nights • 6 to 7 p.m.  •  7 classes per session • $125

Winter Session 2015:

January 5, 12, 26 (No Class on Jan 19 – MLK Day)

February 2, 9, 16 (No class on Feb 23 or March 2 – Schoolhouse Rock/Jekyll Tech)

March 9

Spring Session 2015:

March 16, 23, 30

April 6, 13, 20 (No class on Apr 27 – Into the Woods Mandatory)

May 11 (No class on May 4 – Into the Woods Tech)

Cancellation Policy

Registration deadlines are set for 5 p.m., one week prior to each class start date.

Cancellations or transfers requested prior to the registration deadlines are subject to a $25 processing fee (within first 60 days of purchase) or $50 processing fee (after 60 days of purchase).

No refunds for cancellations or transfers will be honored after the registration deadlines.

Check payments written with insufficient funds will be subject to a $35 fee.

To request a cancellation or transfer, contact Please include: your reason for cancelling/transferring; the registrant's name; the participant's name; the title of the class or event; the date and time of the class or event; the age group and/or session number.

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About Shannon

SHANNON SELF, CMT alumna and full-time Education Manager of Core Programs, has taught musical theater, dance, and acrobatics at CMT for over ten years. She also directs, choreographs, and occasionally performs for CMT. In addition to the artistic side, Shannon oversees all ten of CMT’s production workshops every year. Outside of CMT, Shannon has performed with companies like AMTSJ, Theatrical Arts Int. in Los Angeles, and Lenape Regional Theater in Philadelphia. During her early residency here, Shannon was fortunate enough to head to Los Angeles to perform in and assist Artistic Director, Kevin R. Hauge, with Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. CMT directing/choreography credits include: Thoroughly Modern Millie, Aladdin, The King & I, Wizard of Oz, Jesus Christ Superstar, Miss Saigon, The Boyfriend, Barnum, A Christmas Carol, Tom Sawyer, Bye Bye Birdie, Oliver, The Wiz, Guys and Dolls, Cinderella, Wind in the Willows, Fiddler on the Roof, and Heidi. Regional Choreography credits include: Ragtime in Concert (San Francisco), The Bracebridge Dinners (The Ahwahnee Hotel, Yosemite), Crazy for You (Archbishop Mitty High School), Grease (Gunn High School) and Brigadoon (King’s Academy). She also continues her collaborative work on Trilogy (Three Women Dancing), a new dance musical. Shannon has a bachelor's degree in theater and dance from Santa Clara University.
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