January 15-April 29 (No Class March 18)
Student Fees: $200.00
(Option for four $50.00 payments given at registration)
The Music Theater Dance I class for ages 6-9 encompasses studies in Broadway style dance, vocal preparation and acting techniques. Each genre will be taught within the hour focusing on basic dance warm- ups, choreography, vocal scales, Broadway songs and improvisational acting skills. All pieces for the showcase will contain singing, dancing and character work. This class helps prepare young students to audition for theaters in the community by allowing them to feel more confident about pursuing roles in any musical theater production.
Attire: black jazz shoes, dance shorts or pants and a colored top or leotard.
Minimum Class size: 4
Instructor: Jennifer Alexander
Jennifer studied ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern and hip-hop genres at Body Language Dance Studio, one of the top competitive studios in New York, and was a member of Stony Brook University’s dance company throughout her college career where she worked with choreographers from NYU, Julliard, Joffrey Ballet, Alvin Ailey and Yale. After graduation, she returned to Body Language Dance Studio as their Junior Dance Company instructor and danced professionally with groups throughout New York City and Long Island. Jennifer continued her dance career after moving to Nashville and became the St. Cecilia Academy Dance Program director, Musical Theatre choreographer, and dance instructor. When Jennifer moved to Wichita she taught tap, jazz and ballet at Northwest Dance Academy and created their very first musical theatre dance program. She currently teaches English at the Independent School and is thrilled to continue teaching musical theatre dance here at The Wichita Center for Performing Arts!