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Youth Development - Dance

 

The Garfield YMCA offers dance classes for children of all ages.  Our instructor, Ms. Amanda, delivers fun & innovative classes.  A dancer herself while growing up, Ms. Amanda knows that while it is important to learn the fundamentals of dance, it needs to be conducted in a warm and friendly atmosphere.  Ms. Amanda is a lifelong dancer who continued her learning of dance while attending Drew University. 

Email garfieldymca@aol.com for more info. Registration is open. Classes held at 70 Outwater.

 

Hip Hop 5 – 8yr olds:In this class, students will learn the basics of Hip Hop dancing. They will learn how to isolate their body movements and start to create the style and moves. This class will get the heart pumping and they are sure to have a blast learning all the favorite moves. Fridays 3:15-4:15

Hip Hop 9 – 13 yr olds: In this class you will learn the latest hip hop moves taught in a gentle yet challenging format.  Focus will be placed on hip hop technique, style, and building choreography blocks.  A high energy dance sequence will be created that is fun, funky, and great exercise too.  Wednesdays 6:00-7:00

Hip Hop 13 – 18 yr olds: This class will focus on high energy dance sequences that are fun, funky, and great exercise. Advanced hip hop technique, style and chorography will be taught. Tuesdays 6:00-7:00

Ballet 5 – 8 yr. olds:  In this Ballet classes, ballet technique will be taught. Along with ballet technique, they will also be taught how to jump and leap and turn. Fridays 4:15 -5:15

Ballet 9 – 13 yr olds: This class will focus on proper techniques at the barre and center floor. Combinations and across the floor progressions will be taught. This class helps to develop great posture, flexibility, balance, core body strength and overall grace and alignment.  Mondays 5:00-6:00

Tap 5 – 8 yr olds: This class encourages free expression and movement while introducing basic elements of tap dance. Students will learn tap terminology while focusing on the importance of sound and rhythm. Thursdays 4:30 – 5:30

Tap 9 – 13 yr olds: This class encourages free expression and movement while focusing on  elements of tap dance.  Students will continue to learn tap terminology while focusing on the importance of sound and rhythm. Combinations become more   advanced while steps become more innovative.  Mondays 3:15- 4:15

Tap 13 – 18 yr olds: Students learn more tap-rhythms, sounds, and combinations. Students progress with riffs, pullbacks, time steps, complex turns, and extensive warm-up. Students will demonstrate the ability to build speed while keeping the   clarity of their taps clean. Wednesdays 7:00 – 8:00

Jazz 5 – 8 yr olds: This class teaches  dancing that is energetic and fun, consisting of unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns. Jazz dance incorporates a dance style that recently has been gaining popularity.  Our Jazz dance classes are designed to bring out the students individual dance style and originality. Wednesdays 4:00-5:00

Jazz 9 – 13 yr olds: This class focuses on the fundamentals of jazz dance techniques and progresses into faster paced leaps, turns and quick foot movement.  Tuesdays 5:00-6:00

Jazz 13-15 yr olds: As students progress and mature, jazz movements increase in difficulty and creativity. Class format intensifies with additional center work, across the floor technique, and more complex jazz combinations and routines.  Fridays 6:00 – 7:00

Lyrical 5 – 8 yr olds: This class is generally smoother and a bit faster than ballet, but not quite as fast as jazz. Students will develop strength & flexibility while acquiring solid dance technique. Tuesdays 3:00 – 4:00

Lyrical 9 – 13 yr olds: This class will focus on improving flexibility, extension, core strength, and balance.  Floor work will  include lyrical steps and combinations.  The combinations will incorporate the technical elements of ballet with jazz and modern movements. Thursdays 5:30 – 6:30

Modern 9 – 13 yr olds: The students focus on movement from the inside out, encouraging use of breath, energy, and      connection.  Class begins with traditional floorwork exercised, progresses into standing work, moves to travelling phrases across the floor, and culminate in movement phrases that explore dynamic possibilities.  Mondays 6:00 – 7:00

Tuition for classes are $55.00 per month for 1 class, $45.00  2nd class, $35.00 3rd class, $25 for 4th class.  Unlimited classes $175.00 per month. $50.00  non-refundable member fee. If not currently a member (Ages 14-16 will have dance only membership for $50. For facility usage must pay Sr. Youth membership, which is $200.)

 

Preschool:

Mommy & Me Dance: 18mths – 2 yr olds: Moms & little dancers will sing and learn the basics in flexibility and dance. Monday & Wednesdays 12:00-12:30 $55 per month. Must be a member. Held at 70 Outwater Lane.

 

Pre Ballet/Jazz:  3 – 4 yr olds : In this class, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of ballet and jazz.  Basic steps and combinations will be taught at center floor and through across the floor progressions. Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:00-4:30 $55 per month . Must be a member. Held at 70 Outwater Lane.

 

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