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New Rochelle Arts Fest

4 Oct, 2017
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We are offering $10 classes as part of the New Rochelle Arts Fest. Classes will be on Saturday, October 7th from 2:30-6:30 pm. Acting, singing, musical theatre and dance are the classes being taught. See the Arts Council brochure for more information, or email danceconnex@danceconnex.com for more info.

For the Little People!!

7 Sep, 2017
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We offer ballet and tap classes for the pre-k set – ages 3-4. The classes are scheduled on Mondays and Thursdays at 4 pm. Our focus is on developing gross motor skills and coordination – gallops, skips, hops, ballet walks and runs – along with tap basics – toes and heel, heels and toes, shuffles, heel digs, boogie woogie – with a lot of fun thrown in!
I find this age group to be enthusiastic and very involved in learning to dance. Join us! Registration is open and classes start next week.

Why Tap Dancing??

6 Sep, 2017
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If you look at the schedule for the upcoming season, you will notice that I teach combo-classes: Ballet & Tap, Jazz & Tap, Hip Hop & Tap. I believe in the importance of being a well-rounded dancer and tap is part of that. It’s noisy, fun, energetic and upbeat!

From ThoughtCo.com:
Tap dancing is a fun style of dance that anyone can learn, regardless of previous dance experience. Tap dancing is beneficial in many ways. Benefits of tap dance include increasing cardiovascular conditioning, strength, flexibility, and coordination.
Tap dance combinations build strength in the legs and feet in addition to increasing flexibility in the hips, knees and ankles. Cognitive abilities are also enhanced, as tap dancers must develop both mental and muscle memory to become proficient at tapping.
Engaging in tap dancing also develops a great sense of rhythm and timing. Tap instructors help students focus on music awareness while incorporating tap steps and combinations. Best of all, tap dance is a solo dance style…you don’t need a partner to do it, although that it is fun to join someone else tap dancing, too.

To read the entire article:
https://www.thoughtco.com/benefits-of-tap-dancing-1007422

So, why not try tapping and get in on the fun!

Hip Hop & Tap for Kids: Join in the Fun!

1 Sep, 2017
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Hip Hop & Tap Basic Classes: 1st and 2nd grade: Mondays at 5 pm and Saturdays at 11 am
3rd – 5th grade: Thursdays at 6 pm
Middle and High School: Fridays at 5 pm
Intermediate/Advanced Intensive Class: Friday 6 – 7:30 pm