Youth Dance

Youth Dance 1

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.

Preschool Ballet

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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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:

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.

2020 DANCE RECITAL INFORMATION

Registration for our spring 2020 informal recital will begin in December 2019. Recital agreements will be given out in classes during our Fall 3 session.

Dress Rehearsal/Recital Information

TBD | Details Announced During Fall 3 Session

Location

Morgan 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.


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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.

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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.

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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

Pointe/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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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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Michelle Wells 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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Michelle Wells at 253-460-8814