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SUMMER DANCE CLASS SCEDULE COMING SOON

 

Pre-School, Youth, Tween, Adult Dance

Dance classes work on a 40 week syllabus. Movings students up a level during the 40 weeks due to a change in age will be permitted. Our dance program foloows a "cut-off age" rule similar to that used by the NJ Department of Education to best place students in age-appropriate classes. Students must be of class age by 9/30/13.

 

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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.

COMPANY
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. 

 

DRAMA

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.

DRAMA
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.

Students will have 45-minute lessons in small groups on a
band instrument of their choice. Instruments included are:
Oboe, flute, clarinet, saxophone, horn, trumpet, trombone,
baritone and percussion.
Sunday - 11:00-11:45am - Beginners 4th - 5th grade
Sunday - 11:45am -12:30pm - Intermediate - 6th -7th grade
Sunday - 12:30-1:15pm -
Intermediate/Advanced - 7th-8th grade

 

 

 

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  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
2 1 / 2  - 3 yr. old   11:10am 30 NP G


9:30am 30 NP+ 
3-4  yr. old 5:30pm 45 NP 

10:20am 45 G

3:15pm 45 G

11:30am 45 NP*
12:30pm 45 NP*

11:30am 45 NP*
12:30pm 45 NP*


11:05am 45 
4-5 yr old - Ballet/Tap 6:15pm 45 NP 
9:30am 45 G
3:45pm 60 *

1:30pm 60 * 1:30pm 60 * 10:00am 60* 10:00am 60
 6 yr. old

5:30pm-Ballet 45
6:15pm-Tap 45




7-8 yr. old 5:30pm - Ta[ 45   
5:30pm-Ballet 60
6:30pm-Jazz 60
 
9-10 yr. old    
5:00pm-Ballet 60
6:00pm-Jazz 60

4:45pm-Modern
45
 
5:00pm-Ballet 60
6:00pm-Tap 60
 
 
7-18 yr. old        
1:00-3:00pm-
Company

14-18 yr. old
7:30-8:30pm-
Dance for Actors
 
 


60, 50, 45 = minutes G - Grand Street NP - Non-Performance Class.  * - Kinderwrap, Gym Jams and Lunch Bunch participants:  We wil come to your child's class and pick them up.  + - Classes available to new students.

Additional Information

Fanwood-Scotch Plains


Main Facility:
1340 Martine Ave
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076-2524
(908) 889-8880
Hours:
  • 5:00 am - 10:30 pm - Monday-Friday
  • 6:30 am - 7:30 pm - Saturday
  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm - Sunday

Grand Street Facility:
Grand St & Union Ave.
Scotch Plains, NJ
(908) 322-7600
Hours:
  • Office: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Child Care: 6:45 am - 6:00 pm

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