YOUTH MUSIC AND DANCE CLASSES

Introduce your child to the joy of movement and dance


Introduce the joy of movement and dance with classes that help develop flexibility, coordination, balance and grace. Dance your way to healthy fun. Help boost your child’s creativity and self-confidence by joining one of our dance classes. Classes vary from Baby & Me Dance, Tiny Dancers, and Storytellers Dance. 

Segment 2:  November 3 - December 17 (6 weeks)

Registration open now - Thursday, October 28

Note: No Classes on November 24th – November 26th, 2021

BABY & ME SONG & DANCE

Parents, babysitters, grandparents and caretakers can dance and sing along with their little ones to children’s music. Xylophones, maracas, drums, and other small musical instruments will be provided. Singing along with the songs is encouraged!

CURRENT SEASON INFO

AGES: 6 months - 3 years

MEETS: Wednesdays & Fridays 9:00 am - 9:30 am

FEES: $45/Y Member  $60/Non-Member

Baby & Me Dance Class

Rates

Y Members

$45 per child

Non-members

$60 per child

TINY DANCERS BEGINNER'S BALLET, LYRICAL, MUSICAL THEATER

From gentle movements to jazz hands! Kids will learn ballet, lyrical, and musical theater. Express yourself and act! Warmups, bar exercises, stretches, across the floor exercises, improve, & acting are taught, along with simple dance routines. Ballet shoes required.

CURRENT SEASON INFO

AGES: 4-8 years

MEETS: Wednesdays and Fridays 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm

FEES: $45/Y Member  $60/Non-Member

Tiny Dancers Dance Class

Rates

Y Members

$45 per child

Non-members

$60 per child

STORYTELLERS DANCE

From gentle movements to jazz hands! Kids will learn ballet, lyrical, and musical theater. Express yourself and act! Warmups, bar exercises, stretches, across the floor exercises, improve, & acting are taught, along with simple dance routines. Ballet shoes required.

CURRENT SEASON INFO

AGES: 9-16 years

MEETS: Wednesdays and Fridays 6:00 - 7:00 pm

FEES: $60/Y Member  $75/Non-Member

Story Tellers Dance

Rates

Y Members

$60 per child

Non-members

$75 per child

Get to know Emmie, your instructor!

Get to know your instructor, Emmie!

Emmie Reigel began her dance training at six years old at Mirror Image Dance Studio in Valparaiso and has performed on stage since then. She has been trained by professional dance instructors that specialized in ballet, contemporary, lyrical, hip-hop, improvisation, and jazz/musical theater. She also has been classically vocally trained in music by the late professional opera singer Robert Dure and has been trained in acting via acting coaches and theater professors at Indiana University Northwest.

She choreographed her own lyrical hip-hop dance solos and performed them at the Star Plaza Theatre in The Beatles 2011 dance revue, Come Together. She was dance captain of her show choir during her senior year at Chesterton High School and was dance captain for her hip-hop competition team. Her recent work in local musical theatre includes performing vocally in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Memorial Opera House Theater) and being the assistant choreographer and choreographer for local musical theater productions in The Wizard Of Oz and The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) at Footlight Theater in Michigan City. She also played the energetic role of the wacky and sassy Wicked Witch in Shrek The Musical at Memorial Opera House. She is currently a guest performer at the Mascot Hall of Fame in Whiting and is in her 3rd year of playing the role of the young, hip Glitch Witch in the interactive play Witches Brew Ha! Ha! written by her acting coach, Michele Gustin. 

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