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Beginning Jazz & Ballet – Sold Out!
February 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Date: Saturday, January 14 – March 11
Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Instructor: Miss Molly (Spencer)
Location: Room 213
Ages: Children, 7 – 10
Skill Level: Beginner
Sliding Scale: $90 / $160 / $210
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 and beginning choreography is taught at the end of class to different styles of music. Exercises will be modified or enhanced to the individual’s level. Class will be conducted in a positive and attentive environment and is designed to develop memorization, flexibility, and musicality. This class will help the student gain coordination and confidence to take into their daily lives. Small performing opportunities based upon a child’s interest but is not mandatory.
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.
Dance shoes, ballet slippers or barefoot (Need shoes, see below) Please no socks (grippy kind ok) or just tights as the floor can be slippery. Comfortable clothing to move in or dance wear 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.
*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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss Molly Spencer
Instructor / Dancer
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!
When you register for a class, you’ll be offered three price tiers. The middle tier comes closest to what our registration fees used to be, and covers about 50% of the full cost of your participation in the class – with the other 50% covered by community donations. The first tier creates accessibility for people with limited income, while the third tier covers the full cost of participation – so that we can use community donations to support other people’s registration costs. When you choose to register at the third tier, you directly help support the Center’s efforts to remove financial barriers for others.
The Sonoma Community Center (the Center) strives to create an inclusive, safe community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. The Center is committed to creating such an environment because it brings out the fullest potential in each of us, which, in turn, contributes directly to creating a community of belonging. In order to ensure a positive, safe, and welcoming experience for everyone, all program participants are asked to abide by the following policies, community agreements, and restorative safety protocol.
Financial aid is handled on an individual basis. If you think you qualify, follow the link below to apply.