Begins August 22nd:
Wednesdays 6:00 - 6:45pm
Age: PreK - 5 years old
Must be able to participate in class without parent assistance
Rhythm and Dance Students will experience a fun, creative class filled with age appropriate movement, exercises, and games choreographed to music, all designed to help them grow in body awareness in space and time. They will develop in their ability to learn dance positions and combinations, and to dance well with others. They will practice loco motor steps and creative expressive dancing to tell a story and to experience music. In this introductory course, they will be exposed to all genres of dance taught at BYL, all through the magic of play!
Cost, Attire and Performances:
Full Cost & Discounts: Cost &Terms
Please review our Appropriate Attire list for this class.
May: Full length BYL Showcase at the Merced Theatre
Rhythm & Dance
Margot Padilla is an especially gifted performing arts instructor and Assistant Director of our Young Leaders Performing Arts department! She graduated from Fresno State; majoring in Liberal Studies with a minor in Dance. in 1992. While there, she was part of the resident dance company, and Portable Dance Troupe. She earned her teaching credential from Chapman University and has loved teaching the children of Merced County ever since! She has studied and performed with local dance companies, Merced Civic Ballet and The Women at the Well.
Margot is able to continue pursuing her passions of dancing and teaching with the love and support of her amazing husband. Together they have made Merced their hometown and are raising a young man and two beautiful girls who also love to dance. Margot feels blessed to be part of Building Young Leaders where she can share her talents in an environment that is an extension of her own values!
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