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3.5 – 5
What to Bring Bring a snack and Ballet shoes.
Take a graceful leap into the world of dance and creative play. Dancers will begin the day with a creative movement class. We will explore how the body moves through pathways, direction and space. Gaining locomotor and fine motor skills will be a major focus, as well as learning movement sequences. Through creative exploration with props such as wands, hats, chairs, and feathers, dancers will stimulate their imagination. Dancers will learn to make movement choices, and to work with music. Interactive storytelling will complete each session.
No previous dance experience required.
Look for additional Creative Dance opportunities offered from July 9-11, 2014.
Open showing of the dancers’ interactive stories for families and friends held on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at Kerry Hall.
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Faculty and Summer Dance Coordinator
Christine is currently the Coordinator of Summer Dance for Cornish College of the Arts where she has taught ballet, pointe, creative movement and pre-ballet for the past 19 years. She also choreographs for Cornish’s pre-college apprentice company and is a fixture in children’s choreography and opera in the Seattle area. She is Director of Dance for Vashon Allied Arts and has been the Artistic Director of Blue Heron Dance Company, which she founded, for the past 13 years. Christine splits her time running dance programming between Vashon Island and Capitol Hill. She has been teaching for over 30 years. She studied ballet with John White, Margarita De Saa in Philadelphia and Jean Pierre Bonnefoux and Jacques Cesbron at Indiana University where she earned a B.S. in Ballet and Music and a M.S in Modern Dance and Physical Sciences under the direction of Bill Evans. Christine is a master artist in residence for the state of Washington and works collaboratively with classroom teachers bringing movement to the academic curriculum. She performed extensively throughout the Midwest and East Coast and is one of the Pacific Northwest’s premier children’s choreographers.
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Vanesa Wylie graduated from Cornish College of The Arts in 1994 with a BFA in Dance. Upon graduating she worked and performed with many local choreographers including Kristina Dillard, Pat Graney, Michelle Miller, Jessica Jobaris, Lynn Simonson and the Big Red Dance Company. In 1998, Vanesa and her husband formed The Bleeding Hearts Theatrical Dance Ensemble where they directed, choreographed and self produced their own shows. Vanesa’s choreography has also been seen at Bumbershoot, The Fringe Festival, The Moore and 12 Minutes Max. In 2000, she began teaching and fell in love with it. She joined the Preparatory Dance faculty teaching Creative Movement, Pre-Primary and Modern. Vanessa has taught dance at The Dance School, Studio One, Immaculate Conception, The Country Day School and in the Snohomish School District. She recently joined the dance faculty of Vashon Allied Arts where she is teaching modern and ballet. Vanesa is passionate about sharing the experience of dance.