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Dance / Ballet
An annual non-refundable $30 registration fee per participant is required for enrollment. The registration fee is valid August 1, 2016 to July 31, 2017. Parents will receive a Parent Packet upon registration. Please review this important packet with your dancer, before their first day of attendance.
YMCA Dance is a monthly, pre-paid program. Fees are due the first of each month. A $10 late fee will be attached for payments received after the 5th of the month. There are no refunds, transfers or credits. Credit is not given for absences, holidays or snow days. Tuition is based on four weeks. Fifth week classes are complimentary and in lieu of credit. Membership and program payments must be current with no balance due owed before gaining facility access or signing up for another program.
A signed and completed registration form, acknowledgement of risk, parent agreement and behavior policy must be turned in on or before your first day of class.
1 hour/week classes YMCA Members: $ 35.00 Community Members: $ 50.00
2 hours/week classes YMCA Members: $ 65.00 Community Members: $ 80.00
3 hours/week classes YMCA Members: $ 95.00 Community Members: $110.00
4 ½ hours/week class YMCA Members: $125.00 Community Members: $160.00
Multi-class Discount: $5.00 off second, third, fourth class
The YMCA provides financial assistance for those in need through the Y Scholarship Program. If you would like your child to participate in a Y program and cannot afford to pay the entire fee. Apply for a Y Scholarship today. No one is turned away for inability to pay. Qualifying is based on the needs of the family. Gymnastics / Dance Scholarship Application.
Trisha Soriano, Dance Program Coordinator
Contact Trisha at firstname.lastname@example.org or 928-445-7221 x229
Ballet Artistic Director: Myrta George aka Mrs. G.
Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, ballet teacher Myrta George started her dance training at age 5. After graduating from high school, she auditioned and was accepted at the prestigious School of American Ballet, the school for the New York City Ballet. Myrta’s first professional appearance, while still a student at the School of American Ballet, was with the Corps de Ballet at Radio City Music Hall. During her professional career, she danced with ballet companies in Puerto Rico, New York and London.
She later owned and managed profitable ballet schools in Puerto Rico and Phoenix, Arizona. These were sold when her husband’s profession necessitated moving to another state. Myrta also taught at various
Arizona dance schools in Mesa, Tempe and Phoenix. Myrta moved to Houston, where for five years she held the position of Ballet Mistress for the Clear Lake Metropolitan Ballet, now Bay Area Ballet of Houston. She was a member of the teaching staff at the Houston Ballet Academy during her stay in Houston. From 2006 to the present, Myrta has owned and managed Elite Dance Academy in Peoria, AZ, where she continues to teach Master Ballet Classes.
Contact Mrs. G. at email@example.com
Ynes has 12 years experience as the National Director for Special Olympics for Rhythmic Gymnastics in her home country, Peru. Miss Yness is also a psychologist specializing in Educational Psychology.
Miss Christie was born in a small town in Wisconsin and started taking Irish Dance lessons at age 12 at the YMCA in her hometown. A year later she started classes at a local dance studio taking Irish, Ballet, Jazz and Lyrical for the next 4 years. She went to Brigham Young University where she continued her dance studies and added World Dance, Clogging, Contemporary/Modern Jazz and Ballroom. While at BYU she performed with the Collegiate World Dance Team and went on to be its director later.
Ages 5-18, Natalie studied and performed dance at the Royal Academy of Dance in Flagstaff, AZ.
Ages 14-18 she attended the Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy and studied many forms of dance including Ballet, Modern Dance, Improvisation, Tap, Middle Eastern, African Dance, Drumming and Capoeira. She choreographed and performed in several performances.
She attended multiple master classes, summer workshops and intensive training and studied with various dance companies including Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, Ballet Arizona, Nevada Ballet, Canyon Movement Company, Ballet de Folklorico, Liz Lerhmon Company, Stephen’s College and Vogue Modern Dance.
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