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.
Julie Gernand is thrilled to be working with CYT once more after a long hiatus! She previously taught in DuPage, Aurora, and NW Cook, and choreographed "Annie Jr", "Bye Bye Birdie" and "Tarzan". Julie holds degrees in Theatre Arts and English Literature from Illinois Wesleyan University. She has also choreographed and taught for Heritage Homeschool Workshops, Metropolis Theatre, and Infinity Arts Academy: Chicago, and Overshadowed Theatrical Productions. Julie is blessed to be wife to Ted and mama to Ben (5)and Peter (1). She is so grateful for the opportunity to dance with such wonderful students in the beautiful CYT community!
40W098 Galena Blvd, , Aurora, IL 60506
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