This class is geared for the very young beginner dance student and is a prelude to formal ballet instruction. Students will work on developing gross motor skills through music and movement in a structured environment. An excellent and fun way to introduce young children to the joy of dance.
When: Tuesdays 11:30-NOON (please arrive 15 minutes prior to class)
6/21, 6/28, 7/5, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2, 8/9
Cost: 8 weeks 1x/ week $40
Where: 900 Robertson Road, South Elgin
Class size is limited.
Please call in advance to register. Payment is due in full at 1st class.
Needs: Sports shorts & t-shirt, long hair in a pony tail
If little girls have pink ballet costuming, they are welcome to wear it to class
Please DO NOT purchase new costuming prior to talking to instructors
Please bring a labeled drink bottle with water to classes
There will be a Final Presentation Tuesday, August 16 in the evening for family & friends to see what the children have accomplished. This will include presentations from the older dance students as well. An approximate $10 costuming fee will be required.
Kendra Knorst (age 16) & Megan Martin (age 17), accomplished students of MagnAttitude will be teaching the classes.
“Let them praise his name with dancing” Psalm 149:3
MELISSA MARTIN, director of MagnAttitude Dance Academy, 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.
“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
900 Robertson Road, South Elgin, IL 60177