Youth Classes

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2016 spring term: January 11–May 14 (No Class March 28–April 3)

Click on the class titles below for days, times, and descriptions! Pre-registration is required for youth classes. Please make sure you thoroughly read our Rates & Policies page before registering.

We can accommodate trial classes if space permits. Dancing with Your Little One welcomes family drop-ins throughout the term.

 

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CAPOEIRA (AGES 4–8) WITH KATYA WESOLOWSKI

Saturdays, 11:00–11:45am
Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian art form that combines dance, self-defense, acrobatics, and music. In this class, students will work individually and in partners to learn the basic movement, percussive music, and singing of capoeira. Capoeira increases strength, stamina, flexibility, balance and rhythm, and encourages cooperative play. 


CAPOEIRA (AGES 9–12) WITH KATYA WESOLOWSKI

Saturdays, 11:45am–12:45pm
Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian art form that combines dance, self-defense, acrobatics, and music. In this class, students will work individually and in partners to learn the basic movement, percussive music, and singing of capoeira. Capoeira increases strength, stamina, flexibility, balance and rhythm, and encourages cooperative play. 


CONTEMPORARY BALLET (AGES 8-11) WITH MARSHA THOMAS

Thursdays, 5:30–6:30pm
This class puts a fun and imaginative twist on ballet and modern technique. We will also use yoga and Pilates to strengthen and learn how to align and balance our bodies. Students will also create dances through prompts and guidance, learn about spatial and social awareness, and use skills they have developed in class. 


CREATING DANCES (AGES 6–8) WITH JODY CASSELL

Mondays, 5:00–6:00pm
In this class, young creative dancers learn about improvising and choreographing dances. They will play with movements and dance concepts as well as plan or arrange their movements. They will create patterns of movement that they informally perform for and then teach their classmates. The students’ creations can be just simple and fun, or we can experiment by rewinding, varying speed, or dancing on different levels. This is a class in happiness, taking creative initiative, and following others’ dance designs.


 

DANCING WITH YOUR LITTLE ONE (AGES 0–3) WITH JODY CASSELL

Saturdays, 10:00–10:45am
Session One: Jan 16–March 5 (8 weeks) $140.00*
Session Two: March 19–May 14 (8 weeks) $140.00*
Dancing with your child can be fun, bonding and educational. Dip, swirl, bounce, jump, twist, twirl, and soar into exploring ways of moving that you can also do at home. This creative movement class includes skill-building movements, music, and rhythms which add to the fun and learning.  A time for adults to enjoy! Jody Cassell comes up with all the ideas for you and your little one to follow! All caregivers are welcome. We need a minimum of 6 children registered in order for each session to move forward. Please register in advance, and tell a friend!

*If the session moves forward and space permits, families can drop-in on individual weeks for $20. 


DEVELOPMENTAL MOVEMENT (AGE 2)

Tuesdays, 4:00–4:30pm with Suzanne Beahrs
This class will introduce young ones to fun dance concepts appropriate for their creative minds and developing bodies. We will learn by using our imagination and express ourselves with guided dance games. We will play with a wide variety of music, including musical instruments. In this class, children will gain confidence through exploring the fundamentals of dance.


DEVELOPMENTAL MOVEMENT (AGE 3)

Tuesdays, 4:30–5:00pm with Suzanne Beahrs
Thursdays, 4:45–5:15pm with Marsha Thomas
This class will introduce young ones to fun dance concepts appropriate for their creative minds and developing bodies. We will learn by using our imagination and express ourselves with guided dance games. We will play with a wide variety of music, including musical instruments. In this class, children will gain confidence through exploring the fundamentals of dance.


DISCOVERING DANCE (AGES 4–5) WITH SUZANNE BEAHRS

Saturdays, 9:00–9:45am with Suzanne Beahrs
Saturdays, 10:00–10:45am with Suzanne Beahrs
This class is full of energy, imagination, and learning. We will learn set dance steps to develop strength and agility that will prepare students should they choose to continue with more formalized styles of dance (e.g., ballet, jazz, modern, hip hop, etc.) We will also work creatively and collaboratively to express ourselves and explore music and imagined physical landscapes. 


DISCOVERING DANCE (AGES 4–5) WITH JODY CASSELL

Mondays, 4:00–4:45pm with Jody Cassell
This class combines learning the basic elements of dance with artistic expression. The children dance fast and slow, sharp and smooth, and learn traveling movements as well as movements that stay in one place.  They are introduced to the world of dance, increasing movement skills and self-expression by themselves and in small groups. It’s fun for all as they speak creatively through their dancing muscles!


HIP HOP (AGES 7–9) WITH RONALD WEST

Saturdays, 11:15am–12:15pm
This hip hop class aims to make dancers aware of their bodies by focusing on weight shifting, dancer synchronization, and beat recognition within the most current music styles. As the class continues, it will give dancers an opportunity to be exposed to increasingly more complex and fluid movement. Get ready for a fast-paced and bumping class! 


HIP HOP (10–13) WITH RONALD WEST

Saturdays, 12:15–1:15pm
This hip hop class aims to make dancers aware of their bodies by focusing on weight shifting, dancer synchronization, and beat recognition within the most current music styles. As the class continues, it will give dancers an opportunity to be exposed to increasingly more complex and fluid movement. Get ready for a fast-paced and bumping class!


 

MODERN TECHNIQUE (AGES 10–13) WITH STEPHANIE LEATHERS

Wednesdays, 5:15–6:15pm
This modern technique class is open to students with some prior dance training. Focus will be on anatomical intelligence and spatial awareness. This class begins with a warm-up of exercises to develop a strong core and flexibility that will enable students to maintain a stronger and healthier body. Some concepts of partnering will be introduced to students. Ultimately, this class is about the joy of moving and being creative.


PRE-BALLET (AGES 4–5) WITH HEATHER PIKE

Tuesdays, 4:15–5:00pm or 5:00–5:45pm
This class offers a fun and stimulating introduction to ballet. Students will explore ballet technique and learn dance vocabulary in an imaginative and supportive learning environment. Focus, body awareness, self-expression and musicality round out this age appropriate dance experience. Ballet shoes required.

 

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