Contact and Class Information

Arts Contact and Class Information

Get to Know Your Instructors

Our instructors are not only highly talented in their fields but are also able to teach a wide range of ages and skills. Choose your YMCA facility to meet a few of our specialists and their backgrounds:

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Arts Class Room Locations by Discipline

Dance | Multipurpose Room 3 and Multipurpose Room 4

Theater | Multipurpose Room 4 and Community Room

Visual Arts | Community Room and Rockwall Room

Meet Our Instructors

sarah-phelps-tom-taylor-1Sarah Phelps, Arts Director

I started dancing at the age of 3 and dance instantly became a part of who I am. As part of a military family, I was exposed to many styles of dance from around the world along with many different kinds of teachers and teaching styles. I have more than 20 years of dance experience, including a BFA degree in Dance from Cornish College of the Arts with an emphasis on pedagogy, as well as experience as a professional modern and ballet dancer, choreographer, and teacher. I have been teaching dance for eight years and have been with the YMCA for about two years.


Robin Gaston, Dance Instructorrobin-gaston-tom-taylor-1

She has been active in performing arts since the age of 3, so she knows what it's like to be a kid on the stage! Knowledgeable and artistically insightful, Robin's specialties include drama, violin performance, dance, music, and a variety of visual arts. She's directed plays like, Wizard of Oz, and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever and assisting with Kids of Bristol and High Tops. She's excited to meet you and to help enrich your child's life through Theater Arts -- developing self-worth, confidence, and leadership through acting. 



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