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Norwalk YMCA School of Dance, Art and Music - 2012 to 2013 Events
 
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Friday, November 23, 2012, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
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The Y- CHESS CLUB in association with the Chess Club of Fairfield County invites everyone for an exciting game and fun instructional time.
 
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Chess Master will teach how to play chess and help those wanting to perfect their skills and learn new strategies.
This a great opportunity for social and skillful interaction!
 
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When: FRIDAY – November 23rd – 10:00-12:00Pm
Who: Children (6yrs+), parents, grandparents, friends & Co!
Where: Norwalk YMCA  3rd Floor – Conference Room
Cost: Free
 
 
September 10- January 26, 2013
Dance, Tap Dance, Music and Visual Arts

Classes and Schedule Subject To Change. NO CLASSES November 22-24 / December 17, 2012 - January 1, 2013
Rates: 1 lesson per week
• 45 min. lesson- $265 member / $290 non-member
• 60 min. lesson- $280 member / $295 non-member
Rates: 2 lessons per week
• Ballet 1- $480 member & non-member
• DANCE COMBO - 1 Ballet + (Tap, Music or Art) $450 member / $500 non-member
 
DANCE :

Dancing with Mommy / Caregiver (Ages 2-3)
Tuesday 9:30-10:15 am
This is a fun class filled with activities that focus on developing children’s motor skills, balance and musicality. Rhythmic movements, songs, obstacles courses, scarves, musical instruments and drawing are used to keep children engaged and interested. Children work along their parent/caregiver throughout the class. Required attire: comfortable clothes - NO SHOES, class is done on bare feet.
 
Creative Ballet I (Ages 3-4)
Monday 3:30-4:15 pm
Thursday 4:00-4:45 pm
Saturday 9:00-9:45 am*(4 yrs old only) & 11:00-11:45 am

The children are taught the concepts of basic ballet movements and will learn how to move graciously; creative thinking and personal expression will be noted and developed along with musicality and rhythm. Children will gradually learn to use various tools required to achieve personal goals as well as how to interact and respect
each other. Required attire: Pink leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers, hair up in a pony tail or bun.

Creative Ballet II (Ages 5-6)
Monday 4:15-5:00 pm
Saturday 10:45-11:30 am

The children are taught the concepts of beginner’s ballet technique; creative thinking and personal expression are developed and reinforced along with the understanding of music and rhythm. At this level it is introduced ballet vocabulary and the history of ballet. Children gradually learn to use various tools required to achieve personal goals, as well as how to interact and respect each other. Required attire: Pink leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers, hair up in a pony tail or bun.
 
Pre-Ballet (Ages 7-8)
Monday 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:45 - 10:30 pm

This class is for 7-8 years old students that are interested in learning classical ballet. It introduces children to ballet combinations and its vocabulary and terminology. Lessons aim to teach children to focus on given movements, to quickly respond to rhythm and to identify musical patterns in a group and individually.
Young aspiring dancers will also be able to enjoy free creative movement and dance to various rhythms.
Required attire: Pink leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers, hair up in a bun.

Ballet I (Ages 8-10)
Monday 6:00-7:00 pm
Saturday 11:45-12:45 pm
This class is for young students that have taken ballet and are interested in continuing their learning in classical ballet. Children will learn the proper ballet technique and learn more elaborate combinations, applying the use of vocabulary and correct classical terminology. Lessons aim to teach children to focus on given movements, to quickly respond to rhythm and to identify musical patterns. Young dancers will enjoy learning
about various ballets and about famous ballet dancers on the times. Required attire: Black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers, hair up in a tight bun.
 
Hip-Hop Youth (Ages 6 and up)
Wednesday 6:00-7:00 pm
Friday 6:15-7:15 pm

“Hip-hop is a popular dance style that emerged in the streets. There are many used terminologies that describe street dances like: hip hop, break-dance, funky, urban dance, street dance, fusion). It is important to note that different teachers have different styles and create different choreographies; every hip-hop dancer has its own personal style (freestyle), and that stands for teachers”. Each lesson begins with a warm up followed by learning a new combination. Required attire: Comfortable dancing clothes and sneakers.
 
TAP DANCING :
Tap classes offer children a chance to become immersed in tap culture. Classes focus on the fundamentals of fun and lively rhythm of tapping the feet; Movements will work on technique, contemporary and funk tap repertory, and creative skills.

Tap Tips (Ages 4-6)
Wednesday 5:15-6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00-10:45 am

This class will teach young children all the fun that can fit on your tips! Through rhythm, music and movement games, children develop great motor and body coordination in every movements a very important skill towards learning tap dance. Required attire: Ballet leotard, tights or nylon socks and tap shoes.

Tap Stars (Ages 7-8)
Friday 5:15- 6:00 pm

This class starts to build the tap technique in a more focused level. Classes move in a fun, rhythmic and dynamic pace. Children will incorporate funky moves into various combinations and learn to perfect their skills and body coordination. Lessons build combinations with specific exercises that will help build a rich tapping repertoire. Required attire: Ballet leotard, tights and tap shoes.
 
MUSIC :

The learning of music is known to help accelerate growth and achievement over the whole spectrum of a child’s brain development. In this program students become familiar with many genres of music and how to develop their own musical ear. Children learn with musical instruments and how to use body movements to learn vocal, rhythm and performing skills.

Young Singer (Ages 4-6)
Wednesday 4:30-5:15 pm
Thursday 5:15 – 6:00 pm

VISUAL ARTS :
This class focuses on how to improve drawing skills by using various mediums and images as examples. Students will learn how to use color along with tridimensional forms and shapes and will incorporate their work along the lesson time. We encourage a class discussion at the end of each lesson. *All art materials provided.

Young Artist (Ages 5-10)
Saturday 10:30-11:45 am
Programs vary in scope and intensity, so parents should contact the YMCA regarding appropriateness for their special needs child.
 
 
A mission of service. For almost 85 years, the YMCA of the Norwalk has been working to put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs. We're not a gym, or a health club, or a day care center, but rather a deeply rooted, not-for-profit community service organization with a long history of success in working for the greater good.
 
A sense of belonging. Everyone needs a place to belong. A haven where judgment is left at the door. At the YMCA, openness and acceptance abound in an atmosphere of friendship and belonging. It's where teamwork is valued, relationships are nurtured and the uniqueness of the individual is celebrated.
 
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A celebration of diversity. At the Y, everyone is welcome. Regardless of where you were born, what you believe in, or how high or low you are on the economic scale. It is a place where people are just that—people. A celebration of the individuality that makes us who we are.
 
 
 
I-95 South- exit 14. Proceed to 2 stop signs down the hill. Make a left on West Avenue and proceed ¼ of mile. We are located across from Lockwood Mansion & Stepping Stones Museum
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I-95 North – exit 15. Follow Route 7 to South Norwalk. Make a right at the bottom of ramp on West Avenue. We are located across from Lockwood Mansion & Stepping Stones Museum.
 
 
YMCA OF NORWALK
370 West Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850
(203) 866-4425
 
 
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