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Creative Movement & Dance – Session 1 (5 Weeks)
September 17 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
SATURDAYS, SEPTEMBER 10-OCTOBER 8, 2022
Instructor: Miss Molly (Spencer)
Location: Room 213
This class is designed as a young child’s first independent movement class. Instruction will include warm-ups exercises, basic elements of dance positions, across the floor movement, and a creative dance through the use of stories and props. Age appropriate songs and dance forms from around the world are also incorporated into this class.
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
Ages: 4 1/2 – 6
*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]
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!