Beginning Ballet and Creative Movement

Students learn the fundamentals of ballet including positions and basic movements. In addition, they develop a strong sense of body awareness through an integrated warm-up and learn muscle names. The end of the class focuses on the child’s creativity through interpretation of different music played. We make use of props (i.e. scarves) and storytelling to develop the acting skills of the dancers. Recommended for ages 6 – 9. Other ages, please still inquire. For more information about Beginning Ballet and Creative Movement, please contact Katy Rous at krous@openmindsf.org

Katy Rous

Lead Enrichment Teacher

Katy, a San Francisco native, has been teaching kids Hip-Hop, Ballet and over 30 forms of cultural dance in the Bay Area for over 20 years. She has taught at every major dance school in San Francisco including Dance Mission and ODC and additionally in many enrichment programs at other schools . Her company World Dance Fusion has performed her choreography for the past 13 yrs. in SF, NY as well as internationally in Brazil, Spain, India and Pakistan. In 2007 she was invited by the US government to be an ambassador for dance. Katy is also a professional actress that has been in numerous plays, movies and TV shows including a Christmas Carol with ACT and a  guest starring role on Boy Meets World. Her band Lua Cheia (for which she sings and plays percussion) has performed at various venues around the Bay Area including Amnesia. Previously Katy has also been the chair of a PE and Arts department of an ESL school in San Jose. Katy is excited to teach Dance, Music and Theater at Katherine Michiels School.

Day: TBD
Rate: $77/month

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