This is the perfect class for anyone just getting started with their musical theater experience. You’ll learn fundamental dance elements that are typically used in Broadway style choreography. These dance elements are highly influenced by ballet and jazz styles and are often high energy with large exaggerated movements full of expression. Students will learn choreography for a showcase piece featuring music from Broadway musicals. The goal of this class is to have students leave feeling comfortable with learning choreography quickly and efficiently and also be able to execute the dances with style and grace.
Christie began her journey with CYT when she was just 9 years old as a student in CYT San Diego. After performing with CYT San Diego for four years, her family moved to Chicagoland. Her parents were the ones to bring CYT here to Chicago! After performing with CYT Chicago for several years, Christie stepped into teaching and directing. She has been teaching for CYT for almost 20 years! Head directing credits include The Wizard of Oz (Kane/NWCook), Pocahontas (Lake), Beauty and the Beast (Kane/NW Cook), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Kane), Annie (Kane), The Music Man (McHenry), Footloose (All County), and Bye Bye Birdie (NW Cook). Christie has her BA in Elementary Education from Judson University and has spent the last ten years as a creative arts director and music teacher in area schools. She is a proud parent of five children, two of whom are CYT students! She loves CYT and the mission to reflect Christ in the performing arts! It's all about Jesus!
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