Thursdays, 1:30-2 pm
8 weeks, September 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24, November 7, 14, 21
Evening performance at the Christmas Recital, on Wednesday, December 4th at 6 pm at the Ocean City Performing Arts Center in the Convention Center. Mandatory dress rehearsal on Monday or Tuesday December 2nd or 3rd. Additional costume rental fee of $20 due prior to dress rehearsal.
Instructor: Anna Trattner
In this class students will be introduced to the basic movements of Jazz while working on gross motor skill development, listening skills, and positive peer interactions. Dancers will be taught fun and easy combinations and play games that will help build coordination, balance, body awareness and will introduce them to understanding basic rhythm. The main goal of this class is to get the little dancers exploring all kinds of movement while having fun and building a love for dance.
Our philosophy is that dance is for everyone, and as a result we respect the varying developmental phases of children and recognize that not everyone will be following along perfectly all of the time. That’s okay! This class is about exploring movement and having fun.
APPROPRIATE DANCE ATTIRE: Students should wear a black leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes. Boys may wear a black or white T-shirt and athletic shorts/pants/sweats, but nothing too baggy. Ballet shoes are made of leather or canvas and have a flexible leather sole or a split leather sole and should fit properly. Ballet shoes can be purchased at Amazon, Walmart, Target, Dance Wear Etc in Salisbury, Zappos.com, or DiscountDance.com.
Anna Trattner just recently graduated from the University of Tampa with a BA in Applied Dance (dance education). She began dancing at the age of 4 and has been trained in a variety of styles including ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, contemporary, hip-hop, musical theater, improvisation, lyrical and modern. She competed in regional and national dance competitions for 8 years where her team won multiple titles at both levels. She also worked as a character and performer at western theme park Frontier Town. While in college, Anna studied the brain-compatible teaching methods of Anne Green Gilbert and she had the opportunity to perform and choreograph for a variety of campus and community events. She also became a part of the National Dance Educators Organization and was able to attend conventions with other dancers and teachers from all over the United States. Since earning her degree, she has been teaching a variety of classes with a Tampa-based company called Creative Movement and Dance before moving back home to Ocean City. Anna is excited to share her love of dance and her passion for teaching with the students at Red Doors.