Dance class in Elgin

Magn Attitude

“O Magnify the LORD with me, and  let us exalt his name together.” Psalm 34:3

“Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus” Philippians 2:5


Contact: 847-931-0698

MagnAttitude Summer Dance Workshop

This workshop is geared for the beginner dance student with little or no dance experience although it is open to the intermediate dancer as well, who may want to improve upon their technique. Ballet being foundational to all other forms of dance, this class will develop basic ballet skills through barre work, center work and simple combinations. We will use what we learn to do a combination modern-jazz-hip-hop type dance set to popular Christian music with modest choreography. Students will learn the joy of dance while learning proper technique and have the satisfaction of using what they have learned all while glorifying God.

Ages 10+     Tues/Thurs a.m. 10:30-noon

4 weeks 2x/ week   — $85

Minimum 5 registered students

Location TBD

Dates TBD

Ages 6-10 Tues or Thurs a.m. 9:15-10:30

4 weeks 1x/ week   — $35

Minimum 5 registered students

Location TBD

Dates TBD

Dates Available to work with

Option #1 – July 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29

Option #2 – July 20, 22, 27, 29, August 10, 12, 17, 19

Option #3 – August 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31, September 2

Costuming Requirements -contact instructor for more information

-audition costuming w/ the exception of ballet shoes, may be worn for the first workshop attended

If a student registers for a 2nd workshop and/or registers for regularly scheduled classes, the required class costuming will need to be worn:

-pink leather ballet shoes (no split sole) are required (contact instructor BEFORE purchasing)

-hair must be pulled back off of face and neck in a pony tail or bun

-no jewelry with the exception of stud pierced earrings and wedding rings

-students are required to wear street shoes & clothing over their dancewear when arriving or departing from classes.

MELISSA MARTIN began her fine arts training at a young age. She studied piano and later flute at the Chicago Conservatory. Most of her early dance training was with her mother at Valley Dance Center. Advancing rapidly  she continued  to study at many well  known studios in Chicago including the Ruth Page Foundation, Chicago City Ballet, Ellis-Duboulay and Elizabeth Boitsov. Madame Boitsov is a graduate of the State Ballet School and State Bolshoi University in Moscow. Melissa was selected to train for the International Ballet Competition and studied in New York City with Madame Darvash. She has appeared in the full length productions of Cinderella, Coppelia, La Fille Mal Gardee, and the Nutcracker and has performed solo variations from ballets such as Don Quixote. At the age of twelve Melissa held the leading role in a student production of the Wild Swans. She then appeared with Rudolph Nureyev and the Zurich Opera Ballet. She started teaching in 1990 and especially loves imparting excellent technique to her students. As a teenager and after a dramatic transformation that took place in her parents’ lives when they dedicated themselves to God, Melissa accepted Christ as her own personal Savior and Lord. She is married to David Martin and the mother of 11 children.

“Let them praise his name with dancing” Psalm 149:3