Session: Spring 2020
Chapter:  Dupage
Location:  St. Daniel the Prophet Church, Wheaton
Time:  7:00pm - 9:00pm
Day:  Thursday
Starts:  02/27
Ages:  13-18
Tuition:  $210.00
Open Spots:  5

** Registration ended March 12, 2020 at 11:00pm

Class Description

Do you have a passion for dance and want to learn how to "teach" others? This class will open your eyes to how "5,6,7,8" can turn into a standing ovation! In this class learn to choreograph for musical theater and the difference between choreographing for solo, group and recital pieces. Learn how to effectively teach choreography for a dance class, camp, or simply learn basic fundamentals of choreographing for the stage. This class is best suited for students with dance experience who are interested in future teaching and choreography positions. Students will be performing dance as well as learning to choreograph and teach.


Rachel Waterman

Rachel Waterman grew up as a missionary kid in the Philippines, studying ballet and performing in plays, musicals, and singing groups, along with choreographing all her high school musicals. Her passion for theater and ministry led her to earn her Bachelors degree in Theatre Arts at Huntington University. Rachel then served as a missionary to international schools in Seoul, South Korea (1998-2002) and Bogotá, Colombia (1994, 2005-06), teaching and directing a variety of courses and shows. She has continued her education since college, earning graduate credits in education and regularly taking dance classes in a variety of styles. In 2006, she began learning how to incorporate worship tools such as fabrics, flags, streamers, etc. into dance pieces through a worship dance ministry at her church, Blanchard Alliance (now Wellspring) in Wheaton, IL. Rachel now leads the flourishing Movement Arts ministry. After searching for ways to combine theatre and ministry in the US, she discovered CYT-Chicago in 2007 and began teaching in Dupage county. She continues to teach regularly in Dupage and Aurora counties and has served in various roles on directing teams in multiple counties since 2008. Rachel loves CYT so much, she eagerly works summer camps and even performed as a Hot Box dancer (alongside students and co-workers) in the summer production of "Guys and Dolls" a few years ago.

Class Location:

101 W Loop Rd, Wheaton, IL 60189