Spark Dance Classes NEW!
Introduction to Spark Dance
In this class, students will learn how to create their own dances! We will experiment with jazz, ballet, and hip hop dance moves while getting exercise in a supportive environment. Students will learn how to improvise and dance as a team. This class implements the Danceability method which is inclusive to ALL children with and without disabilities.
Next Session: September 10-October 15, 2019
Day & Time: Tuesdays, 3:30-4:15 p.m.
Ages: 5-8 y/o
Fee: Members $65 | Community $85
Spark Dance Level 1
In this class, students will have the opportunity to use their ideas to create their own dances. We will experiment with different styles of music and movement and work together as a team. We will learn how to improvise and turn our favorite moves into dances we can perform. No prior dance experience is necessary. This class implements the Danceability method which is inclusive to ALL children with and without disabilities.
New Session: September 10-October 15, 2019
Day & Time: Tuesdays, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Ages: 9-12 y/o
Fee: Members $75 | Community $95
Meet Your Instructor
Michaela Knox grew up dancing and performing in Maine. She went on to become a teacher and has been teaching dance since 1999. She received her BA in Dance from Dickinson college and her MA in educational leadership from the University of New Mexico. She trained and taught with the National Dance Institute of New Mexico from 2003 to 2012. During this time, she taught and directed dance outreach programs to thousands of children across New Mexico. She performed professionally with 20 moons Dance Theatre from 2012-2017.
Over the course of her career Michaela has worked with students with disabilities in both classroom and studio settings. Michaela is a certified DanceAbility instructor, and she now uses this method in all of her classes. To learn more check out: www.danceability.com.
Michaela has a deep love and commitment to the individuals she works with. She considers it her life mission to support her students in discovering and growing their own artistic expression thru dance. In her classes there are no wrong choices, and infinite ways to have a success.