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Sunday, April 23Turning Workshop - Level IISaskia Harmon3:00-4:00pm (Studio A)Register - $30
Turning Workshop - Level IIISaskia Harmon4:00-5:00pm (Studio A)Register - $30
Sunday, May 7Introduction to Aerial WorkshopMarie Mastrodonato3:00-4:00pm (Studio A)Register - $25
Intermediate/Advanced Aerial WorkshopMarie Mastrodonato4:00-5:00pm (Studio A)Register - $25

If you are not a ROOTS Dance student, click above to register. Workshops are open to dancers from any and all studios!

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Marie Mastrodonato of M&M Elite Gymnastics Academy dedicated 16 years to her competitive gymnastics career, training at some of the most prestigious gyms in the country. She trained and competed at the highest amateur level, and was offered a spot on the Ohio State University Gymnastics Team. Unfortunately, a career ending injury stopped her journey just before she could join. Marie found that moment to be a blessing in disguise, for it led her to a new found love of coaching.

In her 5 years of coaching, Marie has taught children of all ages and abilities – from Park Districts to National Training Centers. By the age of 22, she opened up a Mobile Tumbling Program which has allowed her to expand her reach and share her passion with students in all different sports. Some of which include gymnastics, dance, cheer, martial arts, special needs movement, and more. Her unique and well-rounded experience provides her with the proper knowledge to help students reach their fullest potential.

 Saskia Harmon (Turning Workshops) has almost 10 years of experience teaching, from kids to adults of all ages. Originally from Deland, Florida, Saskia has been living in Brentwood, TN for eight years now. She began dancing at the young age of three and has not stopped since.

During her childhood in Florida, Saskia was a Kid of the Kingdom for three years in Walt Disney World. Saskia is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, where she was a member and captain of the nationally ranked University of Tennessee Dance Team from 2002-2006. After graduating college, Saskia traveled to New York and California to pursue a career in make-up artistry. A few years later, she found herself back in Tennessee.

Saskia is the current manager at Pure Barre Brentwood, where she has been teaching for over 2 years. Saskia loves helping women stay fit and re-gain their confidence in themselves. With her mother as a dance teacher, Saskia knows what it takes to balance family, school, and dance. Saskia and her husband, Peter, expanded their family this August by welcoming their first baby girl into the world! She loves watching kids grow and become stronger dancers year after year and is looking forward to a successful dance season with ROOTS Dance Academy.

Master Class/Workshop History

March 2017 – Acro Workshop w/ Marie Mastrodonato

February 2017 – Acro Workshop w/ Marie Mastrodonato

February 2017 – Turn Workshop w/ Saskia Harmon

December 2016 – Turn Workshop w/ Saskia Harmon

September 2016 – Turn Workshop w/ Saskia Harmon

August 2016 – Contemporary Master Class w/ Ashley Cinq-Mars

April 2016 – Turn Workshop w/ Saskia Harmon

April 2016 – Musical Theater Master Class w/ Ginna Claire Mason

February 2016 – Adult Hip Hop Workshop w/ Joy Spears

December 2015 – Nutcracker Ballet Workshop w/ Haley Meuksch 



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