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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Beginning Ballet Registration Required



Beginning students learn preparatory exercises, focusing on creativity and exploration of movement.

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Michelle Wells at 253-460-8814

Contemporary Registration Required



Explore natural energy and emotions that create dances of fluid expression while learning contact-release, floor work, fall and recovery, and improvisation.

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Dance Company Registration Required



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

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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:

Registration for the 2019 Dance Recital is now Closed. Registration for the 2020 recital will open in September 2019.

see rehearsal schedule

Photograph Days:

  • Saturday, April 13, 12-7pm, Ballet and Modern, times TBA
  • Saturday, May 4, 12-7pm,
  • All Other Classes, times TBA

YMCA Rehearsal Day:

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  • Saturday, May 18, 9-10:30 am, Parent/Child, Preschool, and 5-6yr classes
  • Saturday, May 18, 11-2pm, First Half of Shows A and Saturday, May 18, 3:30-6pm, Second Half of Shows A and B
  • Theater Rehearsal Days: Thursday, May 30 4-8:15pm for Show A Friday, May 31 4-8:15pm for Show B Performances*: Saturday, June 1, 5-8:45pm, Show A, show begins at 6pm Sunday, June 2, 12:30-4:45pm, Show B, show begins at 1:30pm
  • *All parent/child, preschool, and 5-6yr classes will perform in one show only: Show A or Show B.

Location:

Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402

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 continue with the same class day and time through June 2019. With your authorization on the following registration form, class fees will be automatically withdrawn from your account on each registration day so your dancer will be guaranteed a spot in his/her class.

Recital Registration and Costuming Cost:

$25 per student PLUS costume fees of $50 for preschool classes and $60 for all other classes. 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 $145 total reflecting a $25 registration fee, $60 ballet costume fee and a $60 jazz costume fee. All Recital fees are due upon registration unless prior arrangements have been made through the Arts Director or SR Arts Director. All fees are non-refundable.

Ticket Cost:

Each student will receive 2 complimentary tickets for each show in which they are performing. Tickets will go on sale May 1, 2019.

  • $10 children (ages 3-18)
  • $14 adults (18+)

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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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Michelle Wells at 253-460-8814

Intro to Ballet Registration Required



Children learn the basics of ballet technique. Classes are designed as an introduction only prior to participating in regular pre-ballet and ballet classes.

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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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Modern Registration Required



Explore the freedom of movement while learning various modern dance technique, improvisation, composition, and partner work.

Details:

Explore the freedom of movement while learning various modern dance technique, improvisation, composition, and partner work. These classes are for ages 10-adult.

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Michelle Wells at 253-460-8814

Parent/Child Creative Movement Registration Required



Basic ballet movements and music concepts are introduced through the teaching of imagination, self-expression and group interaction. Parental participation is required in this class.

Details:

Basic ballet movements and music concepts are introduced through the teaching of imagination, self-expression and group interaction. Parental participation is required in this class. These classes are for ages 2-5.

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Michelle Wells at 253-460-8814

Pre-Ballet Ages 3-5 | Registration Required



Preschoolers discover their creativity through fun exercises and group interaction. Students will have an in class performance at the end of the session.

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Pre-Pointe Registration Required



Pre-pointe classes are offered to advanced dancers by invitation only to advance their skills in body alignment, feet placement, and the transition to and from en pointe.

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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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Michelle Wells at 253-460-8814