Art & Dance Programs for Kids Ages 5-12 --- Begins February 2016

Posted by April Reiling on Dec 21, 2015
Tags: Community, Events, Town News, Schools, Recreation, Parks

Parks and Recreation is offering an excited new program for 2016 - The Arts Truck and Trailer – dancing and art classes for kids ages 5-12.  This newly designed, fully equipped, mobile fine art studio provides a dedicated space for students to participate in dance and art without having to leave Trophy Club! Instructor Heather Cordova is ready to teach your kids how to use their imaginations through art and how to move in rhythm through dance.

First Series starts February 6, 2016
$100 per series (six classes meet on Saturdays)
Independence Park, 501 Parkview Drive

9:00 a.m. --- Ballet Beginning Level --- ages 3-5
10:00 a.m. --- Hip-Hop Beginning Level --- ages 9-12
11:00 a.m. --- Art Design --- ages 5 to 12 years

Register at www.tcparks.org

Ballet Beginning Level
Students will focus on socialization, through teamwork, learning appropriate dance etiquette and how to follow directions. Students also learn basic ballet vocabulary, such as positions of the feet and arms, jumps and moving freely through space with the use of pathways and levels. Creative expression and improvisation also take place with this age group. Warm-up exercises are taught at the barre and in the center floor. Students will gain exposure to turns and jumps from the corner.

Hip- Hop Beginning Level
Students will focus on building confidence as a mover, following directions, and starting to memorize choreography. Beginning hip-hop focuses on moving to unfamiliar steps without inhibition. Students will be introduced to basic hip hop vocabulary and the use of “counting” in regards to musicality, rhythm and choreography. Development of syncopated movements/isolations, jumps and turns are taught at this level. Warm-up includes exercises to strengthen core muscles.

Art  Designed for children ages 5 to 12 years
Younger students focus on refining fine motor skills while older students build techniques and technical skills through drawing, painting, and sculpting. Every week students receive handouts on the techniques, artists, or art movements they have studied that week. These art classes explore individual expression and abilities while fostering self-esteem, group participation, self-control and individuality.  Students learn to explore a variety of different art materials and styles and are encouraged to trust their own decision-making skills through the guidance of a professional artist.