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Beginning Jazz & Ballet – Session 1 (Five Weeks)
September 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
SATURDAYS, SEPTEMBER 10-OCTOBER 8, 2022
Instructor: Miss Molly (Spencer)
Location: Room 213
Expansion of Creative Dance with an emphasis in beginning ballet and basic jazz dance steps. Instruction will include warm up exercises, increased vocabulary and beginning mini ballet barre ballet positions, across the floor exercises, beginning turns and leaps as well as partner work. Creative dance through stories and beginning choreography is taught at the end of class along with different styles of music.
This is a body positive and nurturing environment.
Benefits include listening skills and concentration, increased coordination, and an understanding of movement, i.e. time, space, directions and balance, social skills and development of creativity.
Supplies: Masks are optional inside the Center. Dance shoes, ballet slippers or barefoot. Please no socks (grippy kind ok) or just tights as the floor can be slippery. Comfortable clothing to move in or dancewear such as leotards, skirts, skirted leotards and tights (with shoes) of any color or style.Please no tutus or pajamas in class. Hair pulled off of face. Dress in layers as it can go from chilly to warm fast! Being dressed and ready for class is part of the experience and encourages focus and participation.
Sliding Scale: $25-200
*New as of Fall 2022* – Dance Shoes / Ballet Slippers for both genders / Grippy Socks will be available if needed by the generous donation of Lynn Martin. Arrange for a fitting prior or at the first class by emailing [email protected]g
Miss Molly Spencer
Molly Spencer otherwise known as “Miss Molly” started Miss Molly’s Pre Ballet & Dance in January 2015 and has taught hundreds of local children the joy of dancing, creating and performing!
She was Director of Novato School of Dance; a program of the Novato Parks and Recreation from 1999 to 2008. During that time presented three pre ballet recitals a year, a bi annual dance show for all Park and Rec Dance Classes, and choreographed and directed the children’s ballet Peter and the Wolf. She has taught creative movement, pre ballet, ballet and modern/lyrical jazz to students ranging from 3 years old to adult!
Molly started her path right here in Sonoma at the Community Center then continued her studies as well as performing and choreographing with College of Marin and Santa Rosa Jr College. She studied with renowned teachers Jim May at DanceSpace and the Paul Taylor Dance Studio in New York City. Molly finds deep satisfaction teaching in her hometown!