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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
We have launched a new dance program that gives students more opportunities, allowing a recreational or progressive track with overlap in ages for various levels. Also, we have appropriate time in between classes for cleaning and traffic flow considerations.

To provide for a successful and positive learning experience, please use the following guidelines when registering your child for dance class: If your child has less dance experience, please opt for the class in which they are at the higher age range.

If your child has more dance experience, you may opt for the class in which they are at the lower age range. Students should expect to spend 1-2 years in each class. Unsure where your child may fit? Contact Darla Andree at 655-1460 or dandree@edwymca.com.

PEBBLES PARENT/CHILD DANCE (AGE 2)

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

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.

Tues 10:30 – 11:00am • Meyer
Full Privilege Members $33 • Basic Members $40 • Non-Members $50

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EMERALD BALLET/TAP (AGES 4 - 6)

This class introduces basic ballet and tap skills and includes activities that develop physical strength and coordination in a fun and nurturing environment. Movement games that encourage self-expression and promote a positive, joyful dance experience are built into the class.

Wed 5:00 – 5:45pm • Meyer
Full Privilege Members $42 • Basic Members $52 • Non-Members $63

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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
Full Privilege Members $51 • Basic Members $61 • Non-Members $77

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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
Full Privilege Members $42 • Basic Members $52 • Non-Members $63

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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
Full Privilege Members $42 • Basic Members $52 • Non-Members $63

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Youth Progressive Dance

YMCA DANCE PRECIOUS GEMS

We have launched a new dance program that gives students more opportunities, allowing a recreational or progressive track with overlap in ages for various levels. Also, we have appropriate time in between classes for cleaning and traffic flow considerations.

To provide for a successful and positive learning experience, please use the following guidelines when registering your child for dance class: If your child has less dance experience, please opt for the class in which they are at the higher age range.

If your child has more dance experience, you may opt for the class in which they are at the lower age range. Students should expect to spend 1-2 years in each class. Unsure where your child may fit? Contact Darla Andree at 655-1460 or dandree@edwymca.com.

RUBY BALLET/TAP (AGES 6 - 8)

A stepping stone in the Progressive Dance program, this advanced beginner class places more focus on learning and understanding basic technique. With more emphasis on expanding dance vocabulary and increasing skill level while exploring artistry, students can experience a sense of pride in their accomplishments..

Mon 5:45 – 7:00pm • Meyer
Full Privilege Members $101 • Basic Members $121 • Non-Members $151

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TOPAZ BALLET (AGES 7 - 9)

Devoted to a progression in fundamentals of ballet, building the foundation to progress beyond a basic level of instruction. Class includes traditional barre and center work with attention on both technical and artistic aspects of dance.

Wed 5:00 – 5:45pm • Meyer
Full Privilege Members $64 • Basic Members $77 • Non-Members $96

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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 3:15 – 4:00pm • Meyer
Full Privilege Members $64 • Basic Members $77 • Non-Members $96

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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 4:15 – 5:00pm • Meyer
Full Privilege Members $64 • Basic Members $77 • Non-Members $96

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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 3:15 – 4:00pm • Meyer
Full Privilege Members $64 • Basic Members $77 • Non-Members $96

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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 4:15 – 5:00pm • Meyer
Full Privilege Members $64 • Basic Members $77 • Non-Members $96

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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 Darla Andree at dandree@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 – 6:45pm • Meyer
Thurs 5:30 – 6:45pm • Meyer
Full Privilege Members $90 • Basic Members $108 • Non-Members $135

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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 – 7:25pm • Meyer
Full Privilege Members $38 • Basic Members $46 • Non-Members $57

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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 7:40 – 8:25pm • Meyer
Full Privilege Members $64 • Basic Members $77 • Non-Members $96

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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
Full Privilege Members $75 • Basic Members $89 • Non-Members $112

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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.

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
Full Privilege Members $64 • Basic Members $77 • Non-Members $96

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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
Full Privilege Members $75 • Basic Members $89 • Non-Members $112

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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
Full Privilege Members $38 • Basic Members $46 • Non-Members $57

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