Areas of focus

Dance

Dance Staff:

Dance Coordinator:
Misty Wilson

Dance Teachers:
Keegan Fillinger, Deanna Ventura & Misty Wilson

Location

All dance classes are held in the dance studio.

Our dance department is located upstairs at the Y on 6th Ave.

Dance Tuition

Monthly Rate/per student

A $5.00 late fee/per class is applied the 2nd of each month.

The monthly dance tuition includes the costume fee. The average cost of the costume has been distributed equally among the nine months. This monthly fee does not include: Shoes, a prop (if one is chosen for recital), or some accessories (if chosen), etc.

Make sure you are getting the most for your money. When comparing prices please remember that our tuition includes the dance recital costume. We also include many things in our recital program that other studios sell separately at the end of the dance season: Dance recital T-shirt, Recital DVD, Recital Flower Bouquet, Recital Certificate and Ribbon.

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is available through United Way and Partners with Youth. Applications are available at the Welcome Center. If assistance is needed, please fill out an application.

Class Limits

In most classes, we try to keep the maximum number of students to 10 per class. If a class is full, we will do our best to accommodate your child. Please contact the Dance Coordinator, Misty Wilson, so that she can place your child’s name and phone number on our waiting list. If we have enough interest, we will work to add another class. She can be reached at 740-654-0616 Ext. 232.

Class Cancellations

Classes may be canceled or combined with another class by the dance coordinator due to class size, etc. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Make-Up Classes

In the event that a teacher must miss a scheduled class and in the event that classes are canceled due to bad weather, a make-up class will be offered at a later time.

Although we try our best to arrange make-up classes at the same day and time as your child's regular class, sometimes other days/times may be necessary. Sometimes, we may make up the class by adding time onto the child’s already existing class. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

In some instances a substitute teacher may be provided.

Class Placement

When choosing a class level for your child, please go by the suggestions under each age group. The age groupings are merely guidelines. Students will be evaluated during the first month or two of their classes to try to ensure proper class placement.

Students may be moved to a class that better meets their needs and skill level. Please note that it is possible that the dance coordinator may move a child into a class this is listed as younger or older than their current age.

Dance

Let's Dance!

Ballet • Tap • Jazz • Hip Hop • Acrobatics • Adult Social Ballroom

Hi, I’m Dance Coordinator and Dance Teacher, Misty Wilson, and I want to welcome you to the Fox Family Y Dance Department, home of the Fox Family Y Dancers! I have just completed my sixth year as Dance Coordinator and we have just finished a great dance season with our recital, “Always Better When I'm Dancing”, in May. Our recital, which included a celebration honoring my dance assistant, Madonna "Miss Rusty" Postlethwait, for her 10 years of service to the Robert K. Fox Family YMCA, was a big success and a lot of fun! We received MANY extremely nice compliments on our entire show. Our dancers did a great job, as well as the teachers, staff, backstage crew and backstage moms. My sincere thanks to everyone for their hard work. I am also pleased to announce that our teaching staff will all be returning this year, although you may find them on a different night than in the past. This year we are offering FREE TRIAL RECITAL CLASSES August 28, 29, 30 and 31. It is a chance to try our recital classes before you sign up! Also new, is our Barre Connect Dance Fitness Classes for adults. Miss Deanna will be instructing this class that connects the components of ballet and dance technique, yoga postures, functional strength exercises and cardiovascular training to create a FUN, total body workout. Check it our in our session dance section. We are now ready to start on another fun filled dance season. We hope you will join us. Dance classes for ages 2 through adults. Classes start September 5, 2017. Come have some fun… “Let’s Dance!”

 

Misty Wilson

Dance Coordinator

 

*FREE TRIAL RECITAL CLASS SCHEDULE*

Please note that these are the times and days of our FREE TRIAL classes ONLY and are NOT our regular times and lengths of classes for our regular recital dance season. Please check our regular recital class schedule for more info. Must pre-register to participate. One free class per person, per style of dance.

Monday, August 28
Teacher: Miss Misty Wilson
  • 4:30-5:00 PM BALLET AGES 3-4
  • 5:00-5:30 PM TAP AGES 3-5
  • 5:30-6:00 PM BALLET AGES 5-6
Teacher: Miss Deanna Ventura
  • 6:00-6:30 PM BALLET AGES 8-11
  • 6:30-7:00 PM TAP AGES 8-17
  • 7:00-7:30 PM BALLET AGES 12-17

Tuesday, August 29
Teacher: Miss Misty Wilson
  • 4:30-5:00 PM BALLET AGES 3-4
  • 5:00-5:30 PM TAP AGES 3-5
  • 5:30-6:00 PM BALLET AGES 5-6
  • 6:00-6:30 PM JAZZ/HIP HOP AGES 5-7
  • 6:30-7:00 PM BALLET AGES 7-8
  • 7:00-7:30 PM TAP AGES 6-8 (8 YR OLDS WITH NO EXPERIENCE)
  • 7:30-8:00 PM JAZZ/HIP HOP AGES 5-7

Wednesday, August 30
Teacher: Miss Misty Wilson
  • 9:45-10:15 AM TAP AGES 3-5
  • 10:15-10:45 AM BALLET AGES 3-5
  • 4:30-5:00 PM BALLET AGES 3-4
  • 5:00-5:30 PM TAP AGES 3-5
  • 5:30-6:00 PM BALLET AGES 5-6
  • 6:00-6:30 PM JAZZ-HIP HOP AGES 5-7
  • 6:30-7:00 PM BALLET AGES 7-8
  • 7:00-7:30 PM TAP AGES 6-8 (8 YR OLDS WITH NO EXPERIENCE)
  • 7:30-8:00 PM JAZZ/HIP HOP AGES 5-7

Thursday, August 31
Teacher: Miss Keegan Fillinger
  • 4:15-5:00 PM ACROBATICS AGES 4-7
  • 5:00-5:45 PM ACROBATICS AGES 8+
  • 5:45-6:15 PM JAZZ/HIP HOP 8-11 (NO EXPERIENCE)
  • 6:15-6:45 PM JAZZ/HIP HOP 8-11(NO EXPERIENCE)
  • 6:45-7:15 PM JAZZ/HIP HOP 9+ (WITH OR WITHOUT EXPERIENCE)

Check out our recital dance program!!

Every student that completes our recital dance program will receive:

  • A dance recital T-shirt
  • A dance recital flower bouquet
  • A dance recital certificate and ribbon
  • A dance recital DVD

Plus, our monthly recital dance tuition includes the costume fee!

Recital Dance Classes

Multiple class dance rebate is available to those who qualify.*

*Member and non-member dancers taking two or more classes will receive $30.00 back at the end of the dance season per additional class they take. To qualify for the dance rebate, you must pay the full price for tuition AND complete the 9 month dance program from September through May. The rebate is given once all of their dance fees have been paid for the dance season. Those receiving scholarship and staff pricing are not eligible for the dance rebate.

3 or more classes Ribbon: At recital, all of our dancers are honored by receiving flowers and ribbons. Now we are also honoring those dancers that take 3 or more recital classes in a dance season with a special rosette ribbon telling of their achievement.

Bitty Ballet and Tiny Tap

We are taking on the tiny dancers! Bitty Ballet and Tiny Tap are for little ones ages 3 and 4 that want to start discovering the joy of dance and a recital performance. This class is designed to start introducing students to the structure of a dance class and the first steps in dance, as well as being on stage for the first time. Bitty Ballet and Tiny Tap are available to pre-school children ages 3-4. Students must be 3 by September 1, 2017. Please note that all children participating in this class must be completely potty trained and their parent must remain close by so that they are available to take their child to the restroom if needed.

Recital Bitty Ballet for ages 3-4

Tuesday
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Morning Recital Ballet for ages 3-5

Wednesday
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Recital Tiny Tap for ages 3-5

Tuesday
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Morning Recital Tiny Tap for ages 3-5

Wednesday
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Fees:   30 minute class 45 minute class
  Member $37.00 per student per month $42.00 per student per month
  Non-Member $47.00 per student per month $54.00 per student per month

Acrobatics

Students are taught tumbling skills, jumps, and dance movements. They will learn how to do an acrobatic routine to music for the annual dance recital.

Recital Acrobatics for ages 4-7

Thursday
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Students must be 4 by January 1, 2018
Fees:   30 minute class 45 minute class
  Member $37.00 per student per month $42.00 per student per month
  Non-Member $47.00 per student per month $54.00 per student per month

Recital Acrobatics for ages 8-17

Thursday
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Students must be 8 by January 1, 2018
Fees:   30 minute class 45 minute class
  Member $37.00 per student per month $42.00 per student per month
  Non-Member $47.00 per student per month $54.00 per student per month

Ballet

Participants learn a form of dance that enhances flexibility, good posture and gracefulness. Students learn ballet skills at the barre, across the floor and in center work.

Recital Bitty Ballet for ages 3-4

Misty
Tuesday
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Morning Recital Ballet for ages 3-5

Misty
Wednesday
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Recital Ballet For Ages 5-6

Misty
Tuesday
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Students must be 5 by January 1, 2018. This is for children 5 years of age that have participated in ballet in a recital and for students 6 years of age with no experience.

Recital Ballet For Ages 7-8

Misty
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Students must be 6 by January 1, 2018. This class is geared toward student 7 and 8 years of age that have participated in ballet in a recital. It is also for students 7 and 8 years of age with no ballet experience.

Recital Ballet For Ages 8-11

Deanna
Monday
5:45 PM - 6:30 PM
Students must be 8 by January 1, 2018. This class is for students 8 years of age that have participated in ballet in a recital and students 9, 10 and 11 years of age with or without ballet experience.

Recital Ballet For Ages 9-17

Deanna
Monday
7:15 PM - 8:00 PM
Students must be 9 by January 1, 2018. This class is for students that have participated in ballet in a recital.
Fees:   30 minute class 45 minute class
  Member $37.00 per student per month $42.00 per student per month
  Non-Member $47.00 per student per month $54.00 per student per month

Tap

This form of dance emphasizes foot coordination, balance, sound and rhythm. Students learn tap dancing skills at the barre, across the floor, tap step combinations in the center, and a dance routine taught to music.

Recital Tiny Tap for ages 3-5

Misty
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Morning Recital Tiny Tap for ages 3-5

Misty
Wednesday
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Recital Tap For Ages 5-6

Misty
Tuesday
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Students must be 5 by January 1, 2018. This is for children 5 years of age that have participated in tap in a recital and for students 6 years of age with and without tap experience.

Recital Tap For Ages 7-8

Misty
Wednesday
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Students must be 7 by January 1, 2018. This class is for students 7 and 8 years of age with and without tap experience.

Recital Tap For Ages 8-17

Deanna
Monday
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Students must be 8 by January 1, 2018. This class is for students 8 years of age that have participated in tap in a recital and students 9 and up with and without tap experience.

Recital Tap For Ages 9-17

Deanna
Monday
6:15 PM - 7:00 PM
Students must be 9 by January 1, 2017. This class is for students 9 years of age that have participated in tap in a recital.
Fees:   30 minute class 45 minute class
  Member $37.00 per student per month $42.00 per student per month
  Non-Member $47.00 per student per month $54.00 per student per month

Jazz/Hip Hop

This class emphasizes flexibility, rhythm and isolated body movements. Dance step combinations and dance routines will be taught to upbeat music of the past and present. Different forms of jazz along with hip hop will be explored. Recital routine content will be at the discretion of the instructor.

Recital Jazz/Hip-Hop For Ages 5-7

Misty
Thursday
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Students must be 5 by January 1, 2018. This is for those ages 5-7 with and without experience.

Recital Jazz/Hip-Hop For Ages 8-11 Beginner

Keegan
Thursday
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Students must be 8 by January 1, 2018. This class is for students 8-11 with little or no Jazz/Hip Hop experience.

Recital Jazz/Hip-Hop For Ages 8-11 Experienced

Keegan
Thursday
5:45 PM - 6:30 PM
Students must be 8 by January 1, 2018. This class is for students 8-11 with Jazz/Hip Hop experience and have particpated in a recital.

Recital Jazz/Hip-Hop For Ages 12-17

Keegan
Thursday
7:15 PM - 8:00 PM
Students must be 12 by January 1, 2018. This class is for students 12-17 with or without experience.
Fees:   30 minute class 45 minute class
  Member $37.00 per student per month $42.00 per student per month
  Non-Member $47.00 per student per month $54.00 per student per month

Non-Performing Session Classes

Session classes are dance classes for children and adults that are held by session only and DO NOT get costumes and DO NOT perform in the recital or other performing events. *Please note that some session classes are not available Spring 2.*

2 & 3 yr old Creative Movement Toddler Class

Create Movement teaches children to explore movement through music. It helps children to develop physical skills and channel energy. It also promotes creativity and imagination. This class provides an introduction to a dance classroom setting. In the class, students will learn about moving their bodies, the space around them, and each other. Creative Movement is a great way to show children connections between themselves and the rest of the world.
Children must be 2 years of age by first day of class.
Misty
Monday
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Fall 2 Only
Keegan
Thursday
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Fees:   7 Week
  Member $35.00
  Non-Member $49.00

Session Ballet

Class is for children 3-5 years of age. Children must be potty trained and parents need to be close by to take care of their child’s restroom needs. Participants learn a form of dance that enhances flexibility, posture and gracefulness. Students work at the barre, across the floor and center work. Classes are available to students ages 3-5. Class must have 5 participants to run. Class max is 10.

Morning Session Ballet for ages 3-5

Students must be 3 by September 1, 2017.
Misty
Monday
9:40 AM - 10:10 AM
Fees:  
  Member $35.00
  Non-Member $49.00

Evening Session Ballet for ages 3-5

Students must be 3 by September 1, 2017.
Misty
Wednesday
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Fees:  
  Member $35.00
  Non-Member $49.00

Barre Connect - Dance Fitness

The Barre Connect workout uses the technique of ballet and dance as well as exercises that are designed to give participants the long lean body of a dancer while focusing on posture and alignment, finding balance in the body while developing mobility and flexibility. Barre Connect connects the components of ballet and dance technique, yoga postures, functional strength exercises and cardiovascular training to create a FUN, total body workout. Our Barre Connect Instructor, Deanna Ventura, has been a ballet dancer since she was a child. She is a ballet and tap teacher here at the Y and has also taught fitness classes here. Come let Deanna share her years of experience with you for a great work out.
NOTE: WE ARE TRYING TO MAKE THESE CLASSES ACCOMMODATING TO PARTICIPANTS’ SCHEDULES. THEREFORE, PLEASE NOTE THAT EACH OF THE DAYS LISTED ARE A SEPARATE SESSION OF CLASSES AND ARE SOLD SEPARATELY. THE PRICES LISTED FOR THESE CLASSES ARE FOR ONE CLASS A WEEK. YOU MAY TAKE THE CLASS ONE , TWO, OR ALL THREE DAYS LISTED BY PURCHASING THE SESSIONS YOU WANT
Tuesday
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM (Pickering Room)
Thursday
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM (Pickering Room)
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM (Dance Room)
Fees:   7 Week
  Member $21.00
  Non-Member $42.00