Dance

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SPECIAL EVENT: An evening with Professional Dancers: Thomas Bell & Tricia Sundbeck, Friday, April 13th at 5:30 PM. Click Here! for details.

The YMCA brings you a wonderful dance program under the direction of Lizzy Moeller. We have designed our program to fit the needs of all ages and levels of dancers.

Lizzy has many years of training, a passion for the art of dance, and a strong desire to give students a positive, professional experience. Your child will have the opportunity to learn and have fun while gaining greater self-esteem and self discipline.

Class sizes are kept small to ensure that each dancer gets the individual attention he or she needs. We are committed to making sure our students enjoy their experience in class each week and look forward to returning the next week. Come dance with us. You’ll love it!

Spring Dance Schedule

Monday

  • 12:00-12:30 Princess Ballet 1a (Ages: 4 and 5)
  • 3:30-4:00 Princess Ballet 1b
  • 4:00-5:00 Ballet 4
  • 5:00-6:00 Tap 3
  • 5:30-6:15 Tap 2
  • 6:15-7:00 Princess Ballet 2
  • 7:00-7:45 Tap 1

Wednesday

  • 12:00-12:30 Princess Ballet 1a (Ages: 4 and 5)
  • 3:30-4:30 Hip Hop / Jazz 2
  • 4:30-5:30 Hip Hop / Jazz 4
  • 5:30-6:30 Ballet 1
  • 6:30-7:00 Princess Ballet 1c

Thursday

  • 9:15-9:45 Teddy Bear Ballet (Ages: 3)
  • 3:30-4:30 Ballet 3
  • 4:30-5:30 Hip Hop / Jazz 3
  • 5:30-6:30 Ballet 5
  • 6:30-7:30 Ballet 2

Friday

  • 3:30-4:00 Level 1: Intro to Theatre (First 7 weeks)
  • 3:30-4:00 Level 2: Monologues (Second 7 weeks)
  • 4:00-5:00 Contemporary
  • 5:00-6:00 Hip Hop / Jazz 1

* Depending on enrollment, all classes have the possibility of shifting times slightly.
As of January 1st you may contact me with questions via my new work email: lmoeller@siymca.org . I will have office hours each day to respond to texts and emails. Thank you for your understanding.

Please let me know if you have any questions about where your child should be placed! We will be spending this semester in WONDERLAND!!! I am very excited to get started and can’t wait to see all of your children.

I hope you had a wonderful and blessed Christmas!

Best wishes,
Lizzy Moeller

For students participating in more than one dance class, there is a 10% discount off of the second class, and a 20% off of the third class.

Teddy Bear Ballet

Teddy Bear Ballet is a Pre-Princess Ballet class for 3 year-old dancers.  Each class is 30 minutes.  Dancers will take class with their favorite teddy bear and learn basic stretches, simple foot positions, and have guided improvisational dancing.

Princess Ballet 1a, 1b, 1c

Princess Ballet 1 is a pre-ballet class for 4 year-old dancers.  Each class is 30 minutes.  Dancers learn simple foot positions, barre work, across the floor movements, and ballet vocabulary.  Dancers will learn and perform a 2-minute dance to showcase their skills and techniques at the end of the session.

To view a video of our Princess Ballet class, click here.

Princess Ballet II

Princess Ballet 2 is a pre-ballet class for 5 year-old dancers.  Each class is 45 minutes.  Dancers will continue increasing their knowledge of simple foot positions, barre work, across the floor movements, and ballet vocabulary.  Dancers will learn and perform a 2-minute dance to showcase their skills and techniques at the end of the session.

To view a video of our Princess Ballet class, click here.

Ballet 1- 5

Ballet 1 is a beginning ballet class for dancers at age 6.  Each class is 60 minutes.  Dancers learn ballet technique, barre work, across the floor movements, and ballet vocabulary.  Dancers will increase their knowledge of ballet technique including working center floor: ex. Pirouettes.  Students will learn a 3+ minute dance to perform at the end of the session that will showcase their skills and techniques.

Ballet 2 is a moderate ballet class for dancers ages 7 and up and for dancers having completed one session in Ballet 1.  Each class is 60 minutes.  Dancers will continue increasing their knowledge of ballet technique, barre work, across the floor movements, center floor, and ballet vocabulary.  Students will learn a 3+ minute dance to perform at the end of the session that will showcase their skills and techniques.

Ballet 3 is a moderate ballet class for dancers having completed Ballet 2.  Each class is 60 minutes.  Dancers will continue increasing their knowledge of ballet technique, barre work, across the floor movements, center floor, and ballet vocabulary.  Students will learn a 3+ minute dance to perform at the end of the session that will showcase their skills and techniques.

Ballet 4 is a moderate/advanced ballet class.  Students wishing to take this class must receive approval from Miss. Lizzy.  Each class is 60 minutes.  Dancers will continue increasing their knowledge of ballet technique, barre work, across the floor movements, center floor, and ballet vocabulary.  Students will learn a 3+ minute dance to perform at the end of the session that will showcase their skills and techniques.

Ballet 5 is an advanced ballet class.  Students wishing to take this class must receive approval from Miss. Lizzy.  Each class is 60 minutes.  Dancers will continue increasing their knowledge of ballet technique, barre work, across the floor movements, center floor, and ballet vocabulary.  Dancers will also begin pre-pointe prep.  Students will learn a 3+ minute dance to perform at the end of the session that will showcase their skills and techniques.

Hip Hop / Jazz 1 - 4

Hip Hop / Jazz 1 is a beginning Hip Hop and Jazz class for students ages 7 and up.  Each class is 60 minutes.  Dancers will learn basic Hip Hop moves and beginning Jazz technique including center and across the floor.  Students will learn a 2-3 minute dance to perform at the end of the session that will showcase their skills and techniques.

Hip Hop / Jazz 2 is a beginning/ moderate Hip Hop and Jazz class for students having completed Hip Hop / Jazz 1.  Each class is 60 minutes.  Dancers will continue their education on Hip Hop moves and Jazz technique including center and across the floor.  Students will learn a 3-minute dance to perform at the end of the session that will showcase their skills and techniques.

Hip Hop / Jazz 3 is a moderate Hip Hop and Jazz class for students having completed Hip Hop / Jazz 2.  Each class is 60 minutes.  Dancers will continue their education on Hip Hop moves and Jazz technique including center and across the floor.  Students will learn a 3-minute dance to perform at the end of the session that will showcase their skills and techniques.

Hip Hop / Jazz 4 is an advanced Hip Hop and Jazz class for students having received approval from Miss. Lizzy.  Each class is 60 minutes.  Dancers will continue their education on Hip Hop moves and Jazz technique including center and across the floor.  Students will learn a 3-minute dance to perform at the end of the session that will showcase their skills and techniques.

To view a video of our Hip Hop class, click here.

Tap 1 - 3

Tap 1 is a beginning Tap class for students ages 7 and up.  Each class is 45 minutes.  Dancers will begin learning basic Tap steps and techniques.  Students will learn a 2-minute dance to perform at the end of the session that will showcase their skills and techniques.

Tap 2 is a moderate Tap class for students having completed Tap 1.  Each class is 45 minutes.  Dancers will continue learning Tap steps and techniques.  Students will learn a 2-minute dance to perform at the end of the session that will showcase their skills and techniques.

Tap 3 is an advanced Tap class for students having completed Tap 2.  Each class is 60 minutes.  Dancers will continue learning and perfecting Tap steps and techniques.  Students will learn a 2+ minute dance to perform at the end of the session that will showcase their skills and techniques.

Contemporary

Contemporary is a class for advanced students to learn the techniques of Contemporary all while exploring improvisational techniques and experimenting in choreography.  Students will learn a 3+ minute dance to perform at the end of the session that will showcase their skills and techniques.

Intro to Theatre

Level 1: Intro to Theatre is the first class of our growing Theatre Program.  This is a beginning theatre class for anyone 7 years old and up interested in acting and being on stage.  This 30-minute class expands over the course of 7 weeks where students will begin exploring theatre, analyzing characters, utilization of props, practicing entrances and exits on stage, improving stories, and learn basic movements for stage.

Level 2: Monologues is our moderate level theatre class in our growing Theatre Program.  This class is for anyone having taken Level 1: Intro to Theatre.  This 30-minute class expands over the course of 7 weeks where students will explore speaking on stage.  In this class each student will be given a monologue.  In class we will analyze their monologue’s character and learn how to portray emotions and intent while speaking on stage.

Private Instruction

Private Instruction is available for students who desire more personalized instruction. Private Instruction is available in one-hour increments.

To schedule private lessons or to learn more, contact Lizzy Moeller at lmoeller@siymca.org