Levels 4/5/6 (3rd - 12th grade): Thursdays 4:00 - 5:00
Want to see World & Ballroom dance in action?! Play the videos!
With this unique blend Students will broaden their skills and their minds as they become more well rounded dancer!
Ballroom is an incredibly diverse and social dance genre! Slow dances like the Waltz & Foxtrot are what most people think of when they think ballroom, but ballroom also encompasses Swing, Salsa, Cha-Cha, and Tango, all of which are fast paced, highly social dances! Ballroom still pairs well with modern music and is well known to improve posture, poise, coordination, rhythm and even cognitive acuity!
Why World Dance?
For thousands of years, people have used music and dance to tell stories of hopes, dreams, joys, and sorrows that have shaped their cultural identity. The more our Young Leaders explore and share musical traditions outside of their own, they begin to forge strong connections that bridge cultures together. As our Young Leaders come to understand the symbolism behind each world dance they learn, they come to empathize with people around the world. With current cultural and racial tensions so prevalently being discussed, it is more important than ever to give our Young Leaders positive experiences that help them relate to other cultures.
Ballroom & World Dance
'Always Clean, Always Classy!'
We provide Family Friendly, High Quality Instruction in singing, dancing, & acting!
We have a clear Core Focus: To Build Leadership Skills in each of our Students, everyday.
We achieve this by weaving our unique BYL Leadership Curriculum throughout all of our Performing Arts classes!
We knowPerforming Arts are a unique form of expression combining music, choreography, costuming, & lyrics to communicate powerful messages.
We choose to perpetuate messages that emphasize the true worth of every individual and break the cycle of suggestive/sexual objectification.
We prove that Performing Arts do not have to be explicit to be well-rounded, professional, and dynamic!
We promiseinspiration by the messages they will see, hear, and experience in our Young Leaders Performing Arts classes and performances.
The dances we teach are not simple repetitive steps that are commonly used in beginning levels of recreational World Dance. We use group choreography of stage-performance quality, that is exciting for an audience to see and students to perform. In this class, students may learn dances such as Irish, Bollywood, Ukrainian, Mexican, Israeli, German, American, African, Chinese, French, and more!
This combination class of Ballroom & World Dance will challenge students to expand their dance repertoire and confidence with dances they can use throughout their lives, professionally or just for fun! Some dances will have fast footwork, while others will focus on smooth movements or athletic dance tricks!
Registration Fee: $20.00 per child, includes BYL T-shirt, one per student, per year
Tuition Cost: $52.00 per month
includes membership in the Young Leaders Association!)
Full Cost & Discounts: YLPA Cost & Terms
Please review Appropriate Attire list for this class
January: BYL Showcase, In Studio
February: Opening for Touring World Dance Company, Merced Theatre
May: Full length BYL Showcase, Merced Theatre stage