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Knowing how to dance is essential for performing in musical theatre!

It breathes life into it. At times characters must break into dance to express the extremes of that moment in time. Dances are moments of physical interaction which are too full of life to be contained within a traditional dialogue.

Dance is good for the soul! Movement combinations increase memory, order, and sequencing skills. Dancing increases self-esteem and helps develop skills necessary for learning, such as creativity, communication, critical thinking, and collaboration. In addition, dance helps to coordinate quick muscle responses. Proprioception is the sense of body motion- the ability to feel the body moving in space.

When the choreographer tells you to do a step ball change, do you know what to do? Or a box step? Or, how about the grapevine? Knowing how to perform these steps to music will increase your chances of quickly learning a new dance piece presented to you during an audition.

We will learn 2-4 dances in this class, concentrating on basic theatre dance moves. We will participate by dancing in the Spring Recitals at the end of the year.

Even those who do not wish to audition for a musical will enjoy participating in this class. It will provide an understanding of dance and a deeper appreciation of how our bodies can move in time and space. Dancing just makes you feel good!

Grades: 9-12

Day: Tuesday

Time 3:00-4:00

Teacher: Mrs. Kathy Abelanet

Tuition: $13/week for 32 weeks and a one-time $36 material fee

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