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Hang in there a little longer...We WILL be re-opening Dance!! 


We are reviewing opening guidelines from the National YMCA and CDC for dance and gymnastics and and will continue to keep you updated. 

 

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Schedule (coming soon)

2020 - 2021 Parent Packet (coming soon)
2020 - 2021 Registration Packet (coming soon)

Private Lessons


  

Registration/Fees

Dance / Ballet

An annual non-refundable $30 registration fee per participant is required for enrollment. The registration fee is valid August 1, 2020 to May 31, 2021. Parents will receive a Parent Handbook upon registration. Please review this important handbook with your dancer, before their first day of attendance.

YMCA Dance is a monthly, pre-paid program. Fees are due the first of each month. A $10 late fee will be attached for payments received after the 5th of the month. There are no refunds, transfers or credits. Credit is not given for absences, holidays or snow days. Tuition is based on four weeks. Fifth week classes are complimentary and in lieu of credit. Membership and program payments must be current with no balance due owed before gaining facility access or signing up for another program.

Registration Packet

A signed and completed registration form, acknowledgement of risk, parent agreement and behavior policy must be turned in on or before your first day of class. 

Monthly Fees - starting January 1, 2020

1 hour/week classes YMCA Members: $45.00 Community Members: $ 60.00
2 hours/week classes YMCA Members: $80.00 Community Members: $ 95.00
3 hours/week classes YMCA Members: $110.00 Community Members: $125.00
6 hours/week class YMCA Members: $165.00 Community Members: $180.00

Multi-class Discount: $5.00 off second, third, fourth class

 

 

 

Scholarships

The YMCA provides financial assistance for those in need through the Y Scholarship Program. If you would like your child to participate in a Y program and cannot afford to pay the entire fee. Apply for a Y Scholarship today. No one is turned away for inability to pay. Qualifying is based on the needs of the family. Gymnastics / Dance Scholarship Application.

Private and Semi-Private Lessons available.


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Performances / Recital

Check back for updates for our Spring Recital coming in May!

Dance Staff

Dance Coordinator: Kim Beaird

Kim has been teaching movement and dance since 2010 as the Bradshaw Mountain High School Color Guard director, a dance teacher at IndepenDance (2015-2016), and the Color Guard Director at Prescott High School.  She enjoys teaching and inspiring young dancers to explore their world through movement and connection to others as storytellers.  Kim has lived in the Prescott area since 2002, her formal education in Aeronautics at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott.  In 2013, she competed at the World Class level in FeniX Independent, a winter guard based out of Tempe.  The year she competed was the first year a World Class winter guard from Arizona made it to Finals at the Winter Guard International (WGI) World Championships.

She is excited to be on the team at the James Family Prescott YMCA and looks forward to expanding the dance program.  Feel free to contact Kim at info@prescottymca.org

Master Ballet Instructor: Myrta George aka Mrs. G.

Born and raise in San Juan, Puerto Ric, Myrta started her dance training at age 5.  While in high school, she spent summers attending intensive ballet summer programs in New York City.  After graduating from high school, she auditioned and was accepted at the prestigious School of American Ballet, Balanchine's school for the New York City Ballet.  Her first professional appearance, while still a student there, was with the Corps de Ballet at Radio City Music Hall.

She is a graduate of the Dance Educators of America, DEA Teacher Training Program where she received certification in Classical Ballet and Theatrical Dance Subjects.  As a member of the Dance Educators of America, she assisted her teacher, Joseph Levinoff, during the preparation of his ballet curriculum for that entity.

During her professional career, she danced with ballet companies in Puerto Rico, New York, and London, and later owned and managed ballet schools in Puerto Rico and PHoenix, also teaching at various dance studios in Mesa, Tempe, and Phoenix.  She was the founder and Artistic Director of the Youth Ballet of Phoenix, a program sponsored by the Library, Parks and Recreation of the City of Phoenix.

Myrta moved to Houston where she joined the teaching staff of Houston Ballet Academy, home of hte Houston Ballet and held the position of Ballet Mistress for the Clear Lake Metropolitan Ballet, now Bay Area Ballet of Houston.

Moving to Prescott, Arizona, she was instrumental in the development of a Classical Ballet Program for the Prescott YMCA in 2011.  Since then the program has evolved into the Prescott YMCA Youth Ballet, based at the Prescott YMCA Dance Studio.

The Prescott YMCA Youth Ballet performs selections from the classical ballet repertoire, including among others, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Coppelia, and the annual Nutcracker Ballet.

Mrs. G.'s advanced students have also performed in Prescott with professional ballet companies such as Atlantic City Ballet and most recently with Yavapai College Performing Arts Center in the production of Phantom of the Opera.  Two of her advanced students received their first professional contract to perform the well-known Nutcracker Pas de Deux with the Prescott Pops Symphony Orchestra on December 8, 2019.

Contact Mrs. G. at info@prescottymca.org

Miss Laura

 

Laura began ballet at the Prescott YMCA at the age of 9. This past summer, she attended The School of Ballet Arizona’s Summer Intensive program. Laura is the teacher for Creative Dance and the Pre-Ballet classes. She is also the teacher's assistant for the Intermediate and Advanced Ballet classes. She has been homeschooled since kindergarten and is now in 11th grade. She enjoys baking, reading and choir.

 

Miss Lydia

Lydia teaches the beginning and intermediate jazz classes. Her dance career began in high school, learning contemporary style while marching in the Bradshaw Mountain High School Color Guard, she went on to teach at IndepenDance and is currently competing with Oasis Winter Guard. When Lydia is not dancing she enjoys baking and spending time with her cat. 

 

 

Miss Cheyenne

Cheyenne Bruner is the contemporary dance teacher along with the YMCA Preschool creative dance teacher. She is an Arizona native with her roots being planted in Prescott. Dance for her truly started her freshman year of high school. Although she dabbled in dance and gymnastics as a kid, she didn't treat with the respect or love it deserved until much older. She was on the dance team all throughout high school and ended with a four year stint guest teaching and choreographing for her school district. Once she moved to Prescott she took a bit of a hiatus. She met and married her amazing husband and they have three kids. Two we get to love on everyday and one we love only in our hearts and who watches over us. Prescott is their home and she is beyond excited to get to grow with the YMCA dance department and bring the joy of dance to your family. Get ready for an amazing season because there are some great things happening! 

 

Character Counts - Values to Live by for YMCA Youth Sports

  • Caring
    • Putting others before yourself
    • Be thoughtful, considerate and helpful to others on your team
    • Thank your coaches and volunteers
    • Tell your family you appreciate their support
  • Honesty
    • To tell the truth
    • Follow the rules
    • Always set a good example by what you say and do
    • Be fair to other dancers
  • Respect
    • To treat others as you would have them treat you
    • Appreciate your coach
    • Be considerate and polite to the officials
    • Be a good listener & always be thoughtful of others
  • Responsibility
    • To do what you should
    • Be on time to practices & rehearsals
    • Always give your best effort
    • Keep your practice site clean and free of litter

Goals-Individual

Our goal for each athlete is:

  • To gain self confidence
  • To learn to be a team player
  • To learn to be competitive and have fun at the same time
  • To learn from successes and failures
  • To learn to budget free time wisely
  • To learn to have fun in a safe, educational program

Athlete Pledge

I pledge, win or lose, to practice/compete to the best of my ability. To be a good sport, to listen to my coach, to help when asked, to be honest, to be caring, to take responsibility, and to be respectful at all times.

Coach Expectations of Athletes

  • Be present at the appropriate number of practices per week
  • Get your school work done, on time. Don’t let things pile up.
  • Eat healthy and get enough sleep. Stay hydrated throughout the day.
  • Arrive early to practice and meets.
  • Be honest.
  • Be responsible for yourself.
  • Do not talk when the teachers are talking.
  • Try your best at everything that is asked of you.
  • Encourage each other every day.
  • Be respectful of everyone around you (peers, teachers, assistants, volunteers, parents)

Bill of Rights for Youth Athletes

  • Right to participate in sports.
  • Right to participate at a level commensurate with maturity and ability.
  • Right to have qualified adult leadership.
  • Right to play as a child and not as an adult.
  • Right of children to share in the leadership and decision-making of their sports participation.
  • Right to participate in a safe and healthy environment.
  • Right to proper preparation for participation in sports.
  • Right to an equal opportunity to strive for success.
  • Right to be treated with dignity.
  • Right to have fun in sports.