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Dance

In a fun, encouraging environment, we will make sure every participant is able to be the best they can be. Students will learn the fundamentals of dance, how to control their body movements and have a greater awareness of rhythms and music.

Youth Recreational Dance

YMCA DANCE PRECIOUS GEMS
While we have been away we have been working hard to make changes to the dance program that not only take into consideration changes in our current pandemic environment, but also to accommodate dancers who want to take their dance experience to the next level. We are excited to be launching a new dance program that gives students more opportunities and allows for a recreational or progressive track. Each class will have 30 minutes in between to allow for cleaning and traffic flow considerations. You will also notice overlap in ages for various levels.
Descriptions are listed below to help assist you in choosing an appropriate class for your child. If your child has less dance experience we suggest they take the class where they are at the higher end of the age spectrum. If your child has more dance experience, we recommend they take the class where they fall on the lower end of the age spectrum. Students should expect to spend 1-2 years in each class. Unsure where your child may fit? Contact Natasha Howard at nhoward@edwymca.com.

SMALL GROUP (AGES 3 - 18) *NEW*

For the rest of 2020, we will be offering Small Group Classes. With recent restrictions due to Covid-19 we know you may not be uncomfortable having your child interact with other children you may not know. Gather some friends and call to schedule your 8 week session dance class. Cost is for up to 5 students and can be scheduled for a variety of dance styles chosen upon scheduling.

All participants must be members. Must Schedule with Natasha Howard at nhoward@edwymca.com.

30 minutes • 8 week class $150
45 minutes • 8 week class $180
1 hour • 8 week class $210
1 hour 15 minutes • 8 week class $250

PEBBLES PARENT/CHILD DANCE (AGE 2)

Educational and explorative, this class brings parents and children together with active stretches, movement, coordination and learning skills.

Wed 9:30 – 10:00am • Meyer
Members $45 • Non-Members $67

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GARNET PARENT/CHILD BALLET (AGES 3 - 4)

A great way to gear up for Ballet, this parent/child class teaches basic stretching, barre, leaps, jumps, fun terminology and dance activities in a nurturing environment.

Wed 10:30 – 11:00am • Meyer
Members $45 • Non-Members $67

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AMETHYST BALLET/TAP (AGES 5 - 6)

This beginner ballet class will focus on basic stretching, barre, leaps, jumps, and terminology, setting the foundation to build upon in future classes. Class consists of 45 minutes ballet and 15 minutes of tap.

Mon 4:30 – 5:30pm • Meyer
Wed 6:00 – 7:00pm • Meyer
Members $67 • Non-Members $100

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AMETHYST HIP HOP & JAZZ (AGES 5 - 8)

This class teaches beginner hip hop moves as we develop strength and coordination as we leap, turn, and jump.

Mon 5:15 – 6:00pm • Meyer
Members $56 • Non-Members $79

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AMETHYST HIP HOP (AGES 9 - 12)

This class teaches beginner hip hop moves as we develop strength and coordination as we leap, turn, and jump.

Mon 6:30 – 7:15pm • Meyer
Members $56 • Non-Members $79

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Youth Progressive Dance

YMCA DANCE PRECIOUS GEMS
While we have been away we have been working hard to make changes to the dance program that not only take into consideration changes in our current pandemic environment, but also to accommodate dancers who want to take their dance experience to the next level. We are excited to be launching a new dance program that gives students more opportunities and allows for a recreational or progressive track. Each class will have 30 minutes in between to allow for cleaning and traffic flow considerations. You will also notice overlap in ages for various levels.
Descriptions are listed below to help assist you in choosing an appropriate class for your child. If your child has less dance experience we suggest they take the class where they are at the higher end of the age spectrum. If your child has more dance experience, we recommend they take the class where they fall on the lower end of the age spectrum. Students should expect to spend 1-2 years in each class. Unsure where your child may fit? Contact Natasha Howard at nhoward@edwymca.com.

RUBY BALLET/TAP (AGES 6 - 8)

Building on skills and terminology learned in previous classes, students will continue to build on terminology, technique, and musicality. Class will consist of 45 minutes of ballet and 30 minutes
of tap each week.

Mon 5:45 – 7:15pm • Meyer
Members $135 • Non-Members $200

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TOPAZ BALLET (AGES 7 - 9)

In the Topaz level students start to define their skills further increasing their terminology but also honing their ballet technique beginning to work at a more complex level with musicality and artistry improving their strength and flexibility.

Wed 5:00 – 5:45pm • Meyer
Members $85 • Non-Members $127

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SAPPHIRE BALLET (AGES 9 - 12)

Performing more difficult barre progressions, center work and longer combinations across the floor; will show improved strength, technical ability, flexibility, musicality and artistry. Attention given to develop understanding of becoming a well-rounded dancer.

Tues 3:10 – 3:50pm • Meyer
Members $85 • Non-Members $127

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SAPPHIRE MODERN (AGES 9 - 12)

Sapphire modern focuses on modern dance fundamentals through a mix of styles. Attention is given to body awareness with emphasis on proper alignment. Self-expression is encouraged as students work to develop movement quality and dynamics. A minimum of 2 years of participation at this level should be expected before advancement.

Tues 4:20 – 5:00pm • Meyer
Members $85 • Non-Members $127

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SAPPHIRE JAZZ (AGES 9 - 12)

Building upon experience and skills, we integrate more complex combinations: changes in levels and dynamics. More difficult skills are introduced emphasizing improved proficiency of technical abilities. Awareness of performance art is developed through use of expression and movement quality. Enrollment in a ballet class is strongly recommended.

Thurs 3:10 – 3:50pm • Meyer
Members $85 • Non-Members $127

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SAPPHIRE TAP (AGES 9 - 12)

A focus on timing and clarity of sounds, as combos become more difficult with increased speed, more complex rhythms and intricate footwork. Improvisation is used to encourage experimentation with sound and rhythm.

Thurs 4:20 – 5:00pm • Meyer
Members $85 • Non-Members $127

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Youth Progressive Advanced Dance

YMCA DANCE PRECIOUS GEMS
Descriptions are listed below to help assist you in choosing an appropriate class for your child. If your child has less dance experience we suggest they take the class where they are at the higher end of the age spectrum. If your child has more dance experience, we recommend they take the class where they fall on the lower end of the age spectrum. Students should expect to spend 1-2 years in each class. Unsure where your child may fit? Contact Natasha Howard at nhoward@edwymca.com.

DIAMOND BALLET (AGES 13+)

For placement in class, you must consistently demonstrate good to excellent technical ability with increasing artistic awareness. Class work is progressively more physically and mentally challenging, requiring excellent attendance. Students should attend ballet at least two times each week.

Tues 5:30 – 6:40pm • Meyer
Thurs 5:30 – 6:40pm • Meyer
Members $120 • Non-Members $180

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DIAMOND POINTE (AGES 13+)

Students must be well focused and demonstrate a level of proficiency in their ballet training, meeting the physical demands of pointe work. It requires strength, excellent understanding of body placement and consistency in technique and attendance. Enrollment in two ballet classes per week is required for all Pointe students.

Tues 6:45 – 7:15pm • Meyer
Members $50 • Non-Members $75

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DIAMOND JAZZ (AGES 13+)

Building upon experience and skills, we integrate more complex combinations: changes in levels and dynamics. More difficult skills are introduced emphasizing improved proficiency of technical
abilities. Awareness of performance art is developed through use of expression and movement quality. Enrollment in a ballet class is strongly recommended.

Tues 7:45 – 8:30pm • Meyer
Members $85 • Non-Members $127

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DIAMOND MODERN (AGES 13+)

Awareness of artistic intention is increased as you continue to explore and improve the use of distinguishing characteristics of modern dance. Improvisation is sometimes used to encourage artistic expression. Good to excellent understanding of proper body alignment and technique is required for placement in these levels. Enrollment in a ballet class is strongly recommended.

Thurs 7:00 – 8:00pm • Meyer
Members $100 • Non-Members $150

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DIAMOND TAP (AGES 13+)

A focus on timing and clarity of sounds, as combos become more difficult with increased speed, more complex rhythms and intricate footwork. Improvisation is used to encourage experimentation with sound and rhythm.

Wed 6:15 – 7:00pm • Meyer
Members $85 • Non-Members $127

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Adult Dance

ADULT TAP (AGES 18+)

In this class fundamental tap terminology is reinforced while progressions in levels of difficulty are readily offered to accommodate a wide range of student experience. Participants will work to improve rhythm and technique while learning and/or improving various levels of tap skills. Emphasis is on experiencing the enjoyment of tap dancing with fellow students, while achieving self-improvement at an individual pace.

Wed 3:45 – 4:30pm • Meyer
Members $85 • Non-Members $127

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ADULT BALLET (AGES 18+)

Mixed level ballet class-bring out your inner ballerina! Barre, center and across the floor moves with focus on good body awareness, dance aesthetic and musicality. Work your body and mind while having fun.

Wed 7:15 – 8:15pm • Meyer
Members $100 • Non-Members $150

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ADULT MODERN (AGES 18+)

More torso articulation and floor-work with a focus on developing movement phrases leading to possible performing opportunities.

Wed 8:15 – 8:45pm • Meyer
Members $50 • Non-Members $75

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