Dance and Theatre

Creative Movement / Beginning Jazz

We're adding two new, exciting classes to our YWCA dance programs!  Local dance instructor, Emilie Isadore, has studied at the Alvin Ailey School, Dance Theatre of Harlem, and others.  She brings a new level of fun and creativity to YDance.  
 

Creative Movement

Creative Movement focuses on early development of technical ballet and movement. Carefully paced sequence of exercises develops physical conditioning, spatial awareness, and age-appropriate social skills. Girls Attire: Any color leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes. Boys Attire: T-shirt, sweatpants or shorts, and black ballet or jazz shoes. Long hair should be pulled away from the face.

Ages 2.5 - 4 | Saturdays | September 16 - January 13 | 10 - 10:45 am | $460 (Full Member) $500 (Youth Member)

Beginner Jazz

Beginner Jazz is a fun, stylized, fast-paced form of dance that employs many of the same concepts as ballet. Dancers experience various styles of jazz. Classes include warm ups, across floor technique, center combinations and flexibility exercises set to age-appropriate popular music, focusing on strength, technique, memorization, and terminology. Girls Attire: Any color leotard with black leggings or tan tights. Shorts can only be worn if worn over tights with black jazz shoes. Boys Attire: T-shirt and black jazz pants with black jazz shoes.

Ages 5-7 | Saturdays | September 16 - January 13 | 10:45 - 11:30 am | $460 (Full Member) $500 (Youth Member)

Ballet

Kendall Moran has taught at the YW since 2000. She attended Lamar University on a dance scholarship, then studied and trained with teachers and choreographers from the London Royal Ballet and Steps Studio to Broadway Dance Center in New York City. Kendall is an ABT® Certified Teacher and successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.

PreBallet (Ages 3-4)

THURSDAYS  |  September 7 - January  11 |  12:30 - 1:15 pm  |  $490 (Full Member) $530 (Youth Member)

Beginning Ballet (Ages 5-6)

THURSDAYS  |  September 7 - January 11  |  3:45 - 4:30 pm  |  $490 (Full Member) $530 (Youth Member)

Ballet I (Ages 7-10)

WEDNESDAYS  |  September 6 - January 10 |  3:45 - 4:30pm  |  $490 (Full Member) $530 (Youth Member)

Ballet II (Ages 10-12)

THURSDAYS  |  September 7 - January 11 |  4:30 - 5:30 pm  |  $520 (Full Member) $565 (Youth Member)

Ballet III/Pointe (Instructor approval required) (Ages 13 and Up)

WEDNESDAYS  |  September 6 - January 10 - June 9  |  5:00 - 6:30 pm  |  $520 (Full Member) $565 (Youth Member)

Proper Attire for Ballet

Pink or black leotard for Pre-Ballet. Black leotard, pink tights and pink ballet slippers for other levels. Ballet skirt optional. Hair must be pulled back off the neck in a ponytail or in a bun (preferably). Easy-to-use sock buns are available at the YWCA member services desk

 

Broadway Song & Dance Theatre

 

Choreographer Michelle Marceau, Director and Founder of The Greenwich Performing Arts Studio, received a BFA from Boston Conservatory in Dance and Drama and has performed throughout Europe and the U.S. Her choreographic work has been seen in commercials, on television and in industrials. Sing songs from Broadway musicals and learn Broadway style choreography. Some dance experience required.
 
Ages 7-15 | TUESDAYS | Sept.5 - Jan. 23 (No class Nov. 7 & Dec. 26) | 5 - 6 pm | $525 (Full Member) $550 (Youth Member)

 

No classes will be held on September 21; November 22, 23, 25; December 23, 27, 28, 30

Proper Attire for Ballet

Pink or black leotard for Pre-Ballet. Black leotard, pink tights and pink ballet slippers for other levels. Ballet skirt optional. Hair must be pulled back off the neck in a ponytail or in a bun (preferably). Easy-to-use sock buns are available at the YWCA member services desk.

For more information or to register, contact Kyle Wirtz
at 203-869-6501, ext. 131 or k.wirtz@ywcagreenwich.org

 

Please note: YWCA Membership is required for all programs.
Go to the Membership Section for information on membership categories.

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