Ballet/Jazz Combo |  k-3rd grade

This is an open level class to learn ballet and jazz fundamentals. There will be an emphasis on technique to build a solid dance base, but there will also be an emphasis on fun!

Students will learn how ballet is related to jazz, and will perform a routine in each discipline during the recital. While this is not a worship dance class, students will learn how we can glorify God through dance, and will use Christian, classical music, and classical crossover (e.g. The Piano Guys) music during class and the recital. 

Students should wear comfortable, form fitting attire, and pink leather ballet shoes (black for boys). Students will need to have jazz shoes (color TBD for the recital) and there may be an additional costume fee under $20.

Class:  Ballet/Jazz Combo
Grades: K-3rd grade
Class Maximum: 8 students
Class Minimum: none–the class will be run with any number of students!
Tutor: Mary Coleman
Fall Semester: August 28-Dec 11 (No classes on Oct 9 & Nov 27)
Time: Wednesdays 12:30-1:30pm
Cost: $140  (Price increases after July 28)


Prerequisites: None


Mary Coleman might say that ballet was her first true love. She has taught many forms of dance (including ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, and Zumba®), and all ages, 3 years and older. She has classic French ballet and pointe training, as well as instruction in jazz, lyrical, tap, danceline, modern, and even hip hop. Her teaching style strongly emphasizes solid technique, but also acknowledges the need for emotion to become a well-rounded dancer. She has always envisioned Heaven as including dance, and she firmly believes in Psalm 149:3, “Let them praise His name with dancing.”

2019 Fall Semester Dates
August 28, 2019—Class begins
October 9—Fall Break
November 27—Thanksgiving Break
December 11—Last Class
TBD—Dance Recital

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