Session:Winter 2024 Chapter: Rockford Location: First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm Day: Monday Starts: 11/27 Ages: 13 - 18 Tuition: $235.00 Extra Fee: $65.00 (Experience 150: Dance) Open Spots: 0
This class is full!
Psalm 150 says, "Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!" That is exactly what we will do in this two-session audition class. Building on the foundation of dance as worship to the Giver of the gift, dancers will focus on using traditional and classical dance techniques and styles to help create a strong foundation for solid dance skills. Each team will perform one showcase piece per session in the style of the coach's choosing. Styles may include modern, lyrical, contemporary, jazz, hip-hop, or African. The showcase pieces will incorporate skills learned during the session and challenge dancers in the area of expression and performance.
There will be an all-area, one-day event on June 8th to come together and celebrate the joy of dance! The fee for EXPERIENCE 150: DANCE in June is added to this registration and will be refunded if the student does not make the team.
** Please Note: **
150 classes are a two-session commitment.
Participation in this class is through audition only.
There must be a minimum of 8 participants for this class to run.
Auditions will be held: Tuesday November 21st
Audition Time/Location: First Baptist Church Machesney Park 5-9pm
A former CYT student, Josiah Payne performed in 11 productions from 2001-2005. Upon graduation, Josiah began teaching dance and stage combat classes and and worked as a choreographer and fight coordinator on several CYT shows. He was involved in the creation of CYT's Project Dance program in 2008 and was the coach for the Lake County chapter for 2 years. Josiah left CYT in 2010, pursuing a BFA in Theater/Dance Performance at Northern Illinois University, with which he graduated in 2013. He spent 9 seasons performing in a variety of roles at Six Flags Great America and has been a guest artist with Illinois youth Dance Theater, Rockford Dance Company, and Dance Center North. Josiah recently joined CYT's Main Office Staff as a Sets Warehouse Manager and is excited for the opportunity to return to teaching and to share his love of theater, dance, and combat with a new generation of CYT students.