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SPRING DANCE CLASSES ARE IN SESSION!  

Please call to enroll!

913 681 3318


See below for class details and class session dates



DANCE STUDIO TRACK DESCRIPTIONS 


 
Any student who has seen shows such as An American in Paris or West Side Story can attest to the strong dance background it takes to perform in musical theatre. It is an exciting world of dance, music and acting. At CYT we do offer a variety of classes that help shape and encourage students to have that competitive edge in their musical theatre training.  In an effort to build two unique paths in our CYTKC Dance Studio, we are bringing two different types of offerings to you this year: A Musical Theatre track and a Dance Studio Placement Track, both with many classes offered throughout the week!

Musical Theatre Track (*MT*):
Students interested in musical theatre dance may participate in either track that will help enhance their technique, performance skills, and musical theatre history. However, classes in the Musical Theatre Track do not require a placement class prior to enrollment and are based on three 9 week sessions (Fall, Winter, Spring). These skills will improve upon dance technique and performance for students participating in a musical theatre show throughout the year.  We try to keep a similar schedule for each Musical Theatre Session, however we do also want to offer a variety of different classes for students each session. 

MUSICAL THEATRE TRACK Dance Classes offered in three 9 week trimester sessions
Fall Session Classes go from: August 22 – November 3(Qualifies you for a Fall Show)
Winter Session Classes go from: November 28 – February 13 (Qualifies you for a Winter Show)

Spring Session Classes go from: February 20 – May 4 (Qualifies you for a Spring Show)


Dance Studio Placement Track (*ST*):
Enrollment for Spring Studio Track Classes will begin in December
Students interested in the Dance Studio Placement Track may participate in classes indicated with
"Studio Track" on the schedule. These classes will continue to challenge and improve upon student's technique,
dance repitoire, and performance abilities.


STUDIO TRACK Dance Classes offered in two 16 week semester sessions
Fall Semester Classes go from: August 22 – December 17 (Qualifies you for a Fall Show)
Spring Semester Classes go from: January 4 – May 8 (Qualifies you for a Spring Show)
(For a Winter show, you must be enrolled in both Fall and Spring Semesters)



Auditioning for CYT Productions:
  During the 2016-2017 Season, CYTKC is offering students of CYTKC Dance Studio an opportunity to qualify for auditions for productions. Students must be enrolled for either a trimester 9 week session of dance or a 16 week semester class in a minimum of one hour of dance studio classes per each production. Enrollment and payment for the dance class must be made before the auditioning date for that trimester or semester.
 
  • A 9 week trimester of dance class can be in place of a 9 week CYT class for any CYT areas.
  • A 16 week semester of dance class must be paid for on the due dates in order to audition for a production prior to the auditioning date for that production. (In order to use a dance class if you are following the Studio Track for a winter show, you must be enrolled in both a fall and spring semester dance class.
  • Dancers must be enrolled in a class that coincides with the season they are auditioning. For example, a student cannot take multiple classes in the fall and no classes in the spring if they are wanting to audition for a spring production.
  • As always with dance, it is most beneficial and encouraged for the student to be enrolled in the same level of class for the entire year. 
 
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2017 DANCE CONCERT INFORMATION 
During all of our spring dance classes, students will be working on both technique and a dance to perform during the 2017 Dance Concert. This is a great experience for all of our dancers to showcase the dance skills they have been working so hard during their classes! We always have a great time during the Dance Concert and are looking forward to another great Dance Concert this June!

 

We are excited to announce our theme of the annual dance concert that will take place this year on:
June 1 at The Bell Center, MNU!
 
This year our theme is...
         As  dancers  we use  dance  as a way to communicate just as singers do with their voices. With A Capella music (and even many bands now that sing A Capella) it's amazing the artistry, stories they are able to tell, and even the instruments they are able to make with their voices! All of the music used in our Dance Concert will be this type of awesome music! We are excited to merge the two together this year to make one joyous sound to tell our own story for the Annual Spring Dance Concert ! We can't wait to see you there! 
 
 
We encourage all of our students enrolled to participate in the Spring Dance concert as it is a wonderful time where many memories are made and where valuable experience can be gained. However, we do understand that this is a busy time of year for many of our families and students. As it is a busy time of year, if your student will not be participating in the 2017 Spring Dance Concert, please let us know no later than the date listed below. After this date we must move forward with costumes and the production process. If your student is not participating in the Spring Dance Concert, they can still absolutely participate in the dance class they are enrolled in. They will still participate in the dance technique provided in class, and will also learn the same dance as their classmates-they will just not be in the performance aspect on June 1. 
 
  •  If you are not able to participate in the dance concert this year, email dancedirector@cytkc.org no later than Friday March 17.
  • For those that are participating, please note that there is a $50 production fee that will help to cover production costs and gives each family 2 comp tickets to the show. This fee must be paid by Friday March 31 to the CYT office. (You are also able to access this through your call board by clicking on the orange button).
  • If you are participating in the dance concert, please see the three documents on the callboard and email that have information for costumes, production process, and conflict form that need to be returned upon returning to dance classes after spring break.
DANCE STUDIO CLASS DESCRIPTIONS: 




Studio Track Spring 2017 Classes

These classes are designed for a 16 week semester from January 5 - May 8

  CLICK HERE FOR THE SPRING STUDIO TRACK SCHEDULE    
Click Here for Spring ST Conflict Form

 
 
 
Musical Theatre Winter 2016-2017 Classes

CLICK HERE FOR THE SPRING 2017 MUSICAL THEATRE SCHEDULE
These classes are designed for a 9 week session from Feb 20-May 4




 
Note:  All classes are 1 hour unless stated otherwise. Each session we try to keep the class schedule similar. However if there are slight changes in the schedule they are due to scheudling conflicts or for creating fuller classes for educational purposes for our students. We do encrouage students to remain in the same level of dance throughout the year to help increase knowledge of dance technique, confidence, stamina, and flexibility. 




CYTKC DANCE STUDIO *ST*| Ages 3-18 | Monday - Saturday
Our 1st Semester Dance Classes are still in Session. Spring Coming Soon!

Class information will be posted as soon as it is finalized.

CYTKC DANCE STUDIO *MT*| Ages 3-18 | Monday - Thursday
Our Winter Dance Classes begin Monday, February 20

Monday 5:00-6:00 Intro Jazz Musical Theatre Performance
(ages 12 - 18)   Erica Smith

This is an introductory class for 12-18 year olds in Musical Theatre Jazz. Dancers must take this class before advancing into intermediate/advanced Jazz. Dancers will continue to develop strength, flexibility and coordination. Jazz is a key element in dance and extremely helpful for musical theatre. Emphasis will be placed on proper technique, stamina, jazz styles, and performance. All spring dance classes will be learning and working on dance technique as well as learning a dance to perform at the Spring Dance Concert.

Monday 6:00-7:00 Intro/Intermediate Tap "Broadway Shuffle"
(ages 12 - 18)   Hope Goertzen

This is a beginner/intermediate level class for 12-18 year olds that is designed to teach technique for tap skills. The focus will be endurance, skill, core, and tap technique. This class will be working on combinations and short dance pieces to enhance performance skills as well as characterization. If you are in musical theatre this is a great class for you! If you have previously taken this class in the winter, we encourage you to take it again as this session will be focused on continuing elements learned in the winter as well as many aspects of performance! All spring dance classes will be learning and working on dance technique as well as learning a dance to perform at the Spring Dance Concert.

Monday 7:00-8:00 Modern
(ages 12 - 18)   Hope Goertzen

This beginner to intermediate level class will continue to encourage dancers to express emotion through a free-flowing, interpretive style. Jazz, ballet as well as modern technique will be important components in this class. Students will learn and practice the basics of Modern Dance based on Martha Graham as well as be introduction to Improvisational Dance. If you have previously taken this class in the winter, we encourage you to take it again as this session will be focused on continuing elements learned in the winter as well as many aspects of performance! All spring dance classes will be learning and working on dance technique as well as learning a dance to perform at the Spring Dance Concert.

Wednesday 4:30-5:00 Pre-K / Kinder Combo, ages 3-4
(ages 3 - 4)   April Okken and Erica Smith

Spring is coming and our dancers will prepare to dance into the warmer months in this fun and interactive Kinder Combo class! This is a great class designed to introduce students a combination class of basic ballet and tap. Percussion is used to teach rhythm and musical awareness. Etiquette, posture and grace are accented, while keeping dance a fun and creative experience. Specifically designed for children ages 3-6, this class evolves with the child's educational development, teaching how to be expressive through artistic means. All spring dance classes will be learning and working on dance technique as well as learning a dance to perform at the Spring Dance Concert.

Wednesday 4:30-5:00 Pre-K / Kinder Combo, ages 5-7
(ages 5 - 7)   Erica Smith

Spring is coming and our dancers will prepare to dance into the warmer months in this fun and interactive Kinder Combo class! This is a great class designed to introduce students a combination class of basic ballet and tap. Percussion is used to teach rhythm and musical awareness. Etiquette, posture and grace are accented, while keeping dance a fun and creative experience. Specifically designed for children ages 3-6, this class evolves with the child's educational development, teaching how to be expressive through artistic means. All spring dance classes will be learning and working on dance technique as well as learning a dance to perform at the Spring Dance Concert.

Wednesday 5:00-6:00 Intro/Int Tap Broadway Shuffle
(ages 8 - 12)   Amy Carson

This is a beginner/intermediate level class for 8-12 year olds that is designed to teach technique for tap skills. The focus will be endurance, skill, core, and tap technique. This class will be working on combinations and short dance pieces to enhance performance skills as well as characterization. If you are in musical theatre this is a great class for you! If you have previously taken this class in the winter, we encourage you to take it again as this session will be focused on continuing elements learned in the winter as well as many aspects of performance! All spring dance classes will be learning and working on dance technique as well as learning a dance to perform at the Spring Dance Concert.

Wednesday 6:00-7:00 Int/Adv Musical Theatre Jazz Performance
(ages 12 - 18)   Amy Carson

This is an intermediate / advanced class for Musical Theatre Jazz for 12-18 year olds. The intro class is required before enrolling in this class. Jazz is a key element in dance and extremely helpful for musical theatre. Emphasis will be placed on proper technique, stamina, jazz styles, and performance. All spring dance classes will be learning and working on dance technique as well as learning a dance to perform at the Spring Dance Concert.

Wednesday 7:00-8:00 Intro/Int Ballet for Musical Theatre
(ages 12 - 18)   Hope Goertzen

This is an intermediate/advanced level Ballet Musical Theatre class. Students must first take the intro ballet class before enrolling in this class. This class takes a fun approach to building a movement vocabulary, learning basic skills, and developing good ballet technique that is the foundation for all dance. If you are in musical theatre this is a great class for you as all dance begins with ballet technique! Focuses will include proper alignment, turn-out, increasing flexibility, developing a proper pointe, muscle control, positions of feet and arms, balance, ballet vocabulary and French terminology. All Spring Dance Classes will work on proper dance technique as well as a dance to perform in the Spring Dance Concert June 1.

Thursday 5:00-6:00 Intro/Intermediate Ballet Musical Theatre
(ages 8 - 12)   Erica Smith

This is a beginning level Musical Theatre class. This class takes a fun approach to building a movement vocabulary, learning basic skills, and developing good ballet technique that is the foundation for all dance. If you are in musical theatre this is a great class for you as all dance begins with ballet technique! Focuses will include proper alignment, turn-out, increasing flexibility, developing a proper pointe, muscle control, positions of feet and arms, balance, ballet vocabulary and French terminology. This class is required before moving into a higher level of ballet.  All Spring Dance Classes will work on technique as well as a dance to perform in the Spring Dance Concert June 1.

Thursday 6:00-7:00 Intro Musical Theatre Jazz
(ages 8 - 12)   Rebekah Acousta

This is an intro/intermediate Musical Theatre Jazz class. Dancers must take this course before advancing into the intermediate/advanced musical theatre jazz class. Dancers will work to develop strength, flexibility and coordination. Jazz is a key element in dance and extremely helpful for musical theatre. Emphasis will be placed on proper technique, stamina, jazz styles, and performance. All spring dance classes will be learning and working on dance technique as well as learning a dance to perform at the Spring Dance Concert.

Thursday 7:00-8:00 Int/Adv Musical Theatre Jazz
(ages 8 - 12)   Rebekah Acousta

This is an intermediate / advanced class for Musical Theatre Jazz for 8-12 year olds. The intro class is required before enrolling in this class. Dancers will continue to develop strength, flexibility and coordination. Jazz is a key element in dance and extremely helpful for musical theatre. Emphasis will be placed on proper technique, stamina, jazz styles, and performance. All spring dance classes will be learning and working on dance technique as well as learning a dance to perform at the Spring Dance Concert.

Thursday 8:00-9:00 STEP UP! Hip Hop Extreme!
(ages 8 - 18)   Rebekah Acousta

This Intro/Intermediate Hip Hop class will focus on the basic and intermediate steps of hip hop choreography that can be seen recently all over the world on both stage and screen! Students will work on the exciting and powerful moves, combinations, musicality, and flexibility by having fun staying up to date on what's hot on both Broadway and in the music industry right now!


* designates a core CYT class which is also a great beginning class for the new CYT student

Please Note:  All classes and teachers are subject to change.

  


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