DANCE- PRE-SCHOOL, YOUTH, TWEEN, TEEN
2 1/2-3 YEAR OLDS AND 3-4 YEAR OLDs - INTRO TO DANCE
This class is an introduction to ballet, jazz, tap, and basic motor skills. The class is designed to introduce children to terminology, music & rhythm, performance technique, creative movement, dance class etiquette, and view a live performance.
4 TO 10 YEAR OLD - BALLET, JAZZ, MODERN AND TAP
This class introduces students to steps at the barre, center, and across the floor work. This class is designed to introduce children to: Terminology music & rhythm, performance technique creative movement, dance class etiquette, and viewing a live performance. 4 – 5 year old class is ½ hour ballet and ½ hour tap.
14 TO 18 YEAR OLD - DANCE FOR ACTORS
This class will focus on jazz technique and skills instrumental in Broadway-style choreography for the non-dancer. Foundational exercises will be emphasized in center floor and warm-up. Conditioning and stretch. Students will learn repertoire from some of Broadway’s most celebrated choreographers covering a wide range of musical theatre eras and styles.
The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA Dance Company is a performing troupe that involves dancers ages 7 – 18. Company members participate in: workshops, competitions, and two performances per year.
YOUTH, TWEEN, TEEN
Classes are in collaboration with the New Jersey Youth Theatre(NJYT)
THEATRE GAMES FOR KIDS
For children ages 6-8 years old. These unique and fun classes introduce young students to the world of theatre and drama through playful improvisation, movement, vocal work and classic storytelling techniques. Engaging theatre exercises and games encourage students to take creative risks and explore their world. All aspects of this class promote active listening and inspire each student to use his/her imagination in a proactive way. The students also benefit from working as a team, as well as from the power of telling their own stories. Dress Code - comfortable clothing, rubber-soled shoes.
The art and technique of acting. Beginner classes including Beginners for Teens focus on basic skills, losing inhibitions, technique and the building of confidence as a performer. As the class progresses, students are taught the basics of improvisation, character, development and scene study. Beginner Drama ages 8-10 and ages 11-12.
MUSIC- YOUTH, TWEEN, TEEN & ADULT
The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA is poroud to announce the residency of the New Jersey Workshop of the Arts. The New Jersey Workshop for the Arts enriches lives by providing opportunities to develop and create talents and encourage a greater appreciation of the arts though both instruction and performance. Fees include materials. All students need is a music stand, metronome and a pencil with an eraser. Students need to bring music and a binder to each class. Visit our member service desk for more details. Please call Jenny at 908-889-8880 for more information.