Youth Dance

Dance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the Y, we understand the arts not only strengthen and enrich communities, but also teach artists of all ages creativity, self-confidence, empathy, and the open-mindedness that makes our world a better place.

Ballet Registration Required


Beginning students learn preparatory exercises, focusing on creativity and exploration of movement. More advanced students engage in placement, technique, and musicality through barre, center, and enchainment (combination) exercises.

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Tori Sandate at 253-460-8814
Related Activities:
Tap

Dance Company Registration Required



By invitation only, dance company members are selected from YMCA dance programs and participate in two performance seasons a year.

Details:

By invitation only, dance company members audition and are selected from YMCA dance programs for their love of dance, positive attitude, exemplary attendance and the respect they demonstrate toward their peers and instructors. Dancers are placed on one of three dance companies and participate in two performance season each year.

Pre- Company is comprised of 10-12 dancers ages 7-12. Dancers participate in 4-6 performances yearly.

The Junior Dance Company is comprised of 6-8 dancers ages 10-14. Dancers participate in 8-10 performances yearly.

The Senior Dance Company is comprised of 6-8 dancers ages 13-18. Dancers participate 8-10 performances each year.


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Tori Sandate at 253-460-8814
Related Activities:
Dance Recitals, Ballet, Tap

Dance Recitals Registration Required



Annual dance recitals are offered to all dance program participants. Formal and informal performances are held at the Y and local theaters. Each dancer is highlighted and given the chance to shine.

Details:

2019 DANCE RECITAL INFORMATION

Registration for our 2019 Lights, Camera, Dancin’ informal recital is open through March 3, 2019 (No late registrations will be accepted. Recital agreements will be given out in classes. Below you will find information about photo days, rehearsals, and the performance.

Recital Registration Deadline

March 3, 2019 (No late registrations will be accepted)

Pictures

There will be no picture day for informal recitals.

Location for dress rehearsal and recital: Mel Korum Family YMCA | Main Gym

Dress Rehearsal Day and time

Friday, May 31,  4-8pm

Location: Mel Korum Family YMCA | Main Gym

Recital Day and time

  • Matinee Show: Saturday, June 1, 2pm
  • Evening Show: Saturday, June 1, 6pm

Location: Mel Korum Family YMCA | Main Gym

Automatic Class Registration

Because each class will be working on a unique dance for the recital, once a dancer has registered for recital they must commit to continuing with the same class day and time through June 2019.

Recital Costume Cost

Onetime $25 fee per student. Dancers must purchase a costume for each dance in which they participate. For example, a student participating in one ballet class and one jazz class would pay $50 total costume fee.

All Recital fees are due upon registration. Fees are non-refundable.

Each family will receive one complimentary ticket for each show in which their dancer(s) are performing. Tickets will go on sale May 6, 2019.

Ticket Cost

$5 per ticket | Children under 2 sitting on a lap are free.


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Tori Sandate at 253-460-8814
Related Activities:
Ballet

Hip Hop Registration Required


Master your floor work and footwork in this high-energy class, with a focus on rhythms, musicality, and individual expression.

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Tori Sandate at 253-460-8814

Jazz Registration Required



Channel your inner Broadway dancer in this challenging and engaging class that emphasizes syncopation, expression, body alignment, and strength.

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Tori Sandate at 253-460-8814

Tap Registration Required



Beginning students will learn the technique, terminology, and rhythm of tap dancing.  With instructor permission, more advanced students engage in multifaceted rhythm, musicality, and steps. Tap shoes required.

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Tori Sandate at 253-460-8814