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YMCA Youth Dance Academy

Mommy and Me Ballet, Creative Dance and Shine Bright Dance Classes


The Kishwaukee Family YMCA’S Youth Dance Academy will offer our youth members the ability to not only enjoy dance but enjoy learning a routine to partake in a performance in May! In each class, participants will learn, practice and perfect a routine that they will start learning in September and build on as the dance season goes on until May. Each session will build upon what they learned in the previous session. The final result will be a performance in May, for all of the classes! A free performance will take place in May, where the dancers will perform the dance they learned during the Academy. Refreshments to be provided and a date to be determined. A costume will be provided for the performance at no extra cost to the participant. (Thank you to the Beth Fowler School of Dance)

Dance Academy Dress Code applies to Mommy and Me Ballet, Creative Dance & all Shine Bright Youth Dance Classes.
Girls- Pink leather/ pleather slippers, pink leotard (or camisole with spaghetti straps) pink tights (no attached skirts)
Boys- White T-shrit, Black Sweat pants, black jazz shoes or black ballet slippers.


Beth Fowler School of Dance
In 1983 Beth established the Beth Fowler School of Dance at the age of 15. Beth has danced professionally as a principle dancer with area dance companies and studied with the Milwaukee Ballet. In 1994 Beth established the Beth Fowler Dance Company which is a pre-professional group of dancers. She has developed dancers that were accepted with the Joffrey Ballet of New York City, Milwaukee Ballet, Chicago Bulls Luvabulls, to name a few, plus many that received college scholarships for dance. She has a great love for children which shows in her teaching. Students are eager to learn in programs that are both enjoyable and self-rewarding.

Mommy and Me Ballet (2-3 year olds)
Instructor: Beth Fowler
An exciting opportunity for young children to explore and learn about the wonderful world of ballet. Combining creative movement with beginning ballet moves and terms, dancers pretend to be their favorite princes or princesses.

Friday 9:30-10:00am

Member Fee: $24
Program Participant Fee: $48

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Creative Dance (3-5 year olds)
Instuctor: Beth Fowler
Dance is a great way for kids to get active and express themselves creatively. Use of structural outline to teach young children the fundamentals of ballet. This is a creative movement education program that uses progressive skill development that emphasizes body part awareness, coordination and posture.

Friday 10:15-11:00am

Member Fee: $44
Program Participant Fee: $64

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Shine Bright Youth Dance (3-5 year olds)
Especially for those Dancing Bright Stars! The Shine Bright Youth Dance Class will incorporate a variety of dance styles including but not limited to: Hip Hop, Poms and Cheer. Learn various moves and techniques to increase balance, confidence, coordination and agility!

Saturday 10:00-10:45am

Member Fee: $12
Program Participant Fee: $24

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Shine Bright Youth Dance (6-8 year olds)
Especially for those Dancing Bright Stars! The Shine Bright Youth Dance Class will incorporate a variety of dance styles including but not limited to: Hip Hop, Poms and Cheer. Learn various moves and techniques to increase balance, confidence, coordination and agility!

Monday/Wednesday 4:30-5:15pm

Member Fee: $24
Program Participant Fee: $48

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Shine Bright Youth Dance (9-12 year olds)
Especially for those Dancing Bright Stars! The Shine Bright Youth Dance Class will incorporate a variety of dance styles including but not limited to: Hip Hop, Poms and Cheer. Learn various moves and techniques to increase balance, confidence, coordination and agility!

Monday /Wednesday 5:30-6:15pm

Member Fee: $24
Program Participant Fee: $48

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Hula Hoop Dance (Family Friendly)
Join us for an exciting, fun new workout! Hula Hoop is great for abs, enhances cardio fitness, balance and coordination! This class helps us put play in our lives and gets our groove back. A great family activity! Children 7-12 must have an adult attend the class with them.

Summer 1, Summer 2 & Summer 3
Tuesday  5:30pm-6:15pm
Member Fee: $17
Program Participant Fee: $32
-plus $5 per child

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