My Grown-Up & Me (15-36 months)
My Grownup & Me (MGUAM) is a beautiful opportunity for parents to partner with their child as well as fellow MGUAM class participants for a unique experience that offers fellowship, fitness, and fun. Each MGUAM session is specifically targeted to allow parents the opportunity to engage in physical activity with their children to organically develop and build body, mind, and muscle through creative play and individual expression.
Together we will lift, lunge, laugh, learn, lead, and follow as we share stories of parenthood, while milestones are accomplished and attained!
|9:00 – 10:00 a.m.||Tuesday||10|
|9:00 – 10:00 a.m.||Thursday||10|
|9:00 – 10:00 a.m.||Saturday||10|
Creative Dance (3-5 years)
Our Creative Dance program helps students build strength and flexibility, develop body awareness and physical confidence, as well as co-operative instructional response while cultivating the child’s joy of movement and active imagination. Students learn fundamental movement skills necessary to express themselves through dance. They run, leap, twist, turn, crawl, bend, stretch, feel, and play in an exciting, safe, stimulating artistic and creative environment.
|10:00 – 11:00 a.m.||Tuesday||12|
|10:00 – 11:00 a.m.||Thursday||12|
|10:00 – 11:00 a.m.||Saturday||12|
Creative Dance: Transitions (5-6 years)
Transitions take place in every area of our lives. This particular class highlights our students’ individual needs for creativity and expression and transforms that into the ability to work cooperatively and individually, as members of a dancing team. Each skill, exercise, and activity prepares them for the next step in their class journey to join ballet and jazz, as well as the Dance Mission performing teams through Dance Artistry.
|4:00 – 5:00 p.m.||Ballet||Tuesday||12|
|4:00 – 5:00 p.m.||Jazz||Thursday||12|
Dance Artistry (6+ years)
Dance Artistry is unique to the Dance Mission dance journey. This class teaches the fundamental elements of dance: Body, Energy, Space, and Time. Every dance technique and piece of choreography utilizes these elements. We believe that taking the time to explore these elements outside of a technique class allows our students to strengthen and enhance their creative abilities. Along with the elements of dance, students also explore the creation of choreography. As a recital highlight, a collaborative piece Dance Artistry piece is presented to spotlight the students’ choreographic achievements.
Each instructor at Dance Mission firmly believes that Dance is Creative. It is one of our cornerstone beliefs, and because of this, all Dance Mission students ages 6-18, are expected to enroll in and consistently attend at least one Dance Artistry class a week. Due to the unique movement, choreographic, and team-building explorations that take place in this class, the students registered for Dance Artistry come together to make our performance teams for recital, and any other performance opportunities that may present themselves. If a student chooses to forgo registering for a Dance Artistry class, they will not be eligible to perform in any Dance Mission performances.
|6-12 years||5:00 – 6:00 p.m.||Monday||15|
|12-18 years||6:00 – 7:00 p.m.||Monday||15|
|6+ years||1:00 – 2:00 p.m.||Saturday||15|
Ballet (6+ years)
Classical ballet is characterized by light, graceful, fluid movements, which originated in Renaissance Italy and established its present form during the 19th century. At Dance Mission as students grow in their strength and maturity, and develop proper body alignment, they are invited to begin the practice of dancing “en pointe”.
Here at Dance Mission, we follow the Vaganova Ballet Syllabus. This technique was created by Agrippa Vaganova, a graduate from the Imperial Ballet School in St. Petersburg, Russia and performer with the Imperial Russian Ballet. This method combines elements of the traditional French style from the romantic era with the athleticism and virtuosity of the Italian Cecchetti technique.
|12+ years||7:00 – 8:30 p.m.||Monday||15|
|6-7 years||5:00 – 6:00 p.m.||Tuesday||15|
|8-12 years||6:00 – 7:30 p.m.||Tuesday||15|
|*12+ years||7:30 – 8:30 p.m.||Tuesday||15|
|6+ years||11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||Saturday||15|
*Pre/Pointe class – by instructor invitation, and student must attend 6:00 p.m. Ballet class.
Jazz (6+ years)
Jazz dance has a long history that begins with African Dance, but also includes influences from ballet, modern dance, and social/ballroom dances. This collaborative mixture of dance techniques has resulted in a varied technique that ranges from competition movements, to tap soft shoe, Broadway musicals, to hip hop.
At Dance Mission, we focus on a Broadway-inspired technique, that utilizes many contemporary influences.
|6-7 years||5:00 – 6:00 p.m.||Thursday||15|
|8-12 years||6:00 – 7:00 p.m.||Thursday||15|
|6+ years||12:00 – 1:00 p.m.||Saturday||15|