Session:Spring 2024 Chapter: Rockford Location: First Baptist Church of Machesney Park Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm Day: Monday Starts: 03/04 Ages: 13 - 18 Tuition: $235.00 Open Spots: 0
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Please note: This class is a two-session class and only available to those students that auditioned and were a part of the team in winter. No new students may register. Thank you!
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 coaches 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.
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.