This class focuses on strength, flexibility, coordination, and body awareness. Students will learn beginning movement skills from ballet, jazz, and tumbling. This will include barre work, pirouettes, forward rolls, handstands, cartwheels, and bridges! While focusing on form and technique, students will build positive self-esteem in a relaxed, fun, yet challenging atmosphere.
Chelsea started dancing at the age of four, competing with various studios until she started training at Studio J School of Dance under the direction of Stephanie Judah and Crysti Miller in Independence, Missouri. She attended many competitions competing in tap, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, hip hop, and musical theatre. During this time Chelsea also trained in ballet 3 times a week and took pointe. She was invited to various dance intensives including GoPro, a pre-professional summer workshop where she was able to take class from renowned choreographers such as Don Mirault, Helene Phillips, and Janet Langer while performing at the Clay Cooper Theatre in Branson, Missouri. She also attended a ballet intensive, Ballet JG, in Chicago directed by Jennifer Grapes. Chelsea recently graduated from the Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Entertainment at Oklahoma City University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Dance Management with a double minor in Business Entrepreneurship and History. She trained in ballet five days a week under Jo Rowan, Kay Sandel, Veronica Wilcox, Jessica Fay, and Ty Love. Chelsea also trained in jazz under Brian Marcum, Alana Martin, Tiffany van der Merwe, Tiffany Warford, Kelli Stevens, and Kari Shaw. And tap training under Diana Brooks, Brian Marcum, Sherri Hayden, Cassandra Mora, Patricia Oplotnik, Kari Shaw, Tiffany Warford, and Aaron Pomeroy. Chelsea hopes to pursue a career traveling the world as a professional dancer. She feels very fortunate to have the opportunity to share her passion for dance with so many young minds and looks forward to the CYT dance season!
6800 W. 153rd Street, Suite A, Overland Park, KS 66223
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