This intermediate to advanced level class will 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. This class will not perform in the Spring 2020 Dance Concert.
Prerequisite: Placement or prior approval from teachers or at least 1 year in a jazz, contemporary, or ballet class.
Hope Goertzen began dancing at age 6 with AngelFeet Dance Studio in south central Kansas. Here she trained in ballet, tap, jazz, pointé and was member of the touring Ministry Team. After interning at The Washington Ballet at THEARC in Washington D.C., Hope found her calling to teach dance while assisting with the DanceDC program. While pursuing her bachelors at Kansas State University she performed at many venues including the Kansas Dance Festival in 2013, The Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, the Kansas State Fair, and many others. Hope was a member of the K-State Tap Dance Ensemble, the Kansas State Theater Organization and received her bachelors in theater with a concentration in dance. Hope has taught for CYT in the dance studio since 2015 and has choreographed four CYT shows: James and the Giant Peach, Wizard of Oz, Annie Warbucks & Madagascar. She looks forward to growing with the CYT family and whatever opportunities come in the future!
6800 W. 153rd Street, Suite A, Overland Park, KS 66223
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