Youth Dance Classes Spring 2018

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SPRING Session (9 weeks) March 27 - May 30
No classes April 17 & 18

Youth classes are $130 for 9-week sessions EXCEPT for Youth Contemporary Ballet which is $115 for an 8-week sessions beginning on Tuesday, April 3.
Registration is ongoing, and there will be informal showings at the end of each session!

To register, email us or call the Center at (413) 584-7327. Please include your name, address, and telephone contact. Course fees are payable by cash or check to "NCFA." They can be paid in person on class day or mailed to the Northampton Center for the Arts, PO Box 366, Northampton MA 01061. We do not accept credit cards.

Creative Dance
Ages 3-5, Tuesdays 4 - 4:45pm
Ages 5-7, Tuesdays 4:45 - 5:30pm

Students will learn basic ballet technique in a healthy, creative environment with plenty of time for dance games and creative movement. Taught by Kelly Silliman. NCFA dance classes are organized by age and taught with an individualized approach to accommodate all students’ experience levels.

Youth Contemporary Ballet
Ages 7-12, Tuesdays 5:30-6:30pm (Note: 8-week session begins on April 3)
This class offers the fundamentals of ballet training and choreography from a contemporary perspective. Emphasis is placed on strength and alignment in a creative, healthy environment. Taught by Kelly Silliman. NCFA dance classes are organized by age and taught with an individualized approach to accommodate all students’ experience levels.


Youth Modern Jazz
Ages 7-12, Wednesdays 5-6pm
Learn upbeat, fun moves to a variety of music including but not limited to jazz and pop. Emphasis is placed on strength and alignment in a creative, energetic environment. Taught by Kelly Silliman. NCFA dance classes are organized by age and taught with an individualized approach to accommodate all students’ experience levels.

About the Instructor:

Kelly Silliman is an experienced dance educator who emphasizes healthy alignment, integrated warm-ups, individualized attention, and having fun while exploring movement and music material. Students are encouraged to develop movement patterns intended to serve their bodies long term, and to think about why we move the way we do and how the lessons of dance class can apply to life outside the studio. Kelly holds an MFA in dance from Smith College, and is the founder/director of the tinydance project. She is also Program Director for NCFA.