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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 August 4-6, 2014.
Open showing of the dancers’ interactive stories for families and friends held on Friday, July 11, 2014 at Kerry Hall.
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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.