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Meet the Instructors
Dance Instructor- Jessica Julian
Jessica has been teaching dance for seventeen years. She loves teaching all styles of dance and is wonderful with dancers of all ages. When competing, Jessica won many awards at both regional and national levels. Her passion for music and kids shines in her choreography and class atmosphere! She was a member of Fourth Movement, a semi-professional ensemble that toured in Europe. Jessica has been choreographing for local high school dance teams in the surrounding areas for the past 10 years. She has enthusiasm for teaching, and it shows! Jessica always gets the best out of her students with her wonderful choreography and the positive environment she creates.
Dance Instructor- Camryn Mitchell
Camryn has always had a love for dance! She began dancing at Evolve Dance Company in 2012. She has volunteered and performed on the Creative Team at CityFirst Church over the past several years. She has experience in a variety of styles including jazz, hip hop and lyrical/contemporary. Camryn loves working with kids of all ages and knows firsthand the impact dance has at a young age and is excited to share her passion with her students.
2018-19 Recital Dance Classes
The Byron Park District dance program includes five sessions. The fifth session ends with the Recital. Dancers performing in the recital must register for the second, third, fourth and fifth sessions. Attendance at dress rehearsal and the performance will be required. A $50.00 costume deposit fee will be charged for each recital class at the start of the second session, for Jazz/Lyrical classes a $75.00 deposit fee. To perform in the recital, participants must be registered by November 4th.
Session Dates: Session I: September 10 - October 22, Session II: November 5 - December 20, Session III: January 7 - February 21, Session IV: March 4 - April 25 (No class 3/25 - 3/28), Session V: April 29 - June 6.
Recital Dress Rehearsal- Friday, June 7th, 9:00AM - 7:00PM at the Byron Middle School Theater
Recital A: Saturday, June 8th, 2:00 p.m. at the Byron Middle School Theater
Recital B: Saturday, June 8th, 5:00 p.m. at the Byron Middle School Theater
2019 - 20 Recital Dance Classes
SAVE THE DATE! Open registration for the 2019-20 recital dance year will be Saturday, August 24, 2019. Classes offered include ballet, combo dance, hip hop, jazz, lyrical, and tap. Byron Dance Academy offers quality recital dance instruction for children ages 3 - 13 years.
*RETURNING STUDENTS: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
NEW STUDENTS: 12:00PM - 2:00PM
*Returning students are those who completed a full year of the dance program during the 2018-19 school year or those who will participate in our 2019 summer program. New students are those who are enrolling for the first time for the 2019-20 school year.
Summer Dance Classes (July 8-31)
COMBO LEVEL 1, 2 & 3 will help students discover three ways to have a blast dancing in this combo class! In this class students will learn 3 different styles of dance: Ballet, Tap & Jazz. Each style will be worked on for 20 minutes. In each class we will build on what was learned the week before and expand in knowledge of technique per style and also learn choreography. The growth that is possible when combining all 3 styles is truly incredible!
HIP HOP will create a fun and exciting environment. In this class dancers will learn stylized choreography that they will build upon for two weeks to master memorization. This class is perfect for boys and girls that have no prior dance experience and want an opportunity to perform.
HIP HOP MINI will introduce boys and girls to different styles of hip hop dance and even some jazz funk! Each class will consist of some stretching and conditioning as a warm up and will lead into learning short dance routines. Students will grow in skill, memory, and confidence! Each dance combo that is learned will be worked on for two weeks at a time giving kids a chance to master the steps.
JAZZ will introduce each dancer to the world of rhythm! This class will energize and bring out the best in each dancer. Learning technique that evolved from years ago in the dance era and also in mainstream Jazz today. Jazz is a creative way to move and will surely allow each dancer to explore more of their personality.
TAP will offer a variety of tap technique steps as well as tap combinations that will improve coordination and syncopation in each dancer. Providing the ability to take music they hear and turn it into rhythm on the floor is both challenging and rewarding all at the same time! Learning tap creates a fun and exciting environment where students really develop many skills. Being trained in this style also helps dancers excel in other styles.
TINY TOTS "Tiny dancers" will learn about balance, coordination and rhythm. It will be a fun and encouraging environment that will allow them to grow using their imaginations and bodies to create dance steps. They will gain knowledge of ballet and tap technique and will learn how to create dance combinations individually and working with a group. They will also use props (bean bags/balls) to enable them to memorize and develop better fine motor skills.
TEEN DANCE will allow dancers the opportunity to learn technique and choreography in jazz, lyrical and hip hop. Each hour-long class will consist of stretching, strengthening, and properly training your dancer in the styles listed above. This class is perfect for any teen that is looking to expand their dance portfolio or even try dance for the first time.
For specific dates, times, and fee information please go to our online registration portal here:
Rock Star Camp
Participants in the Byron Park District Dance Program are required to adhere to the following dress code:
Ballet Level 1: Beige ballet shoes are required for this class.
Boys Class: Athletic clothes, no jeans. Black tap shoes and clean sneakers are required.
Combo 1 & 2: Leotard, tights, athletic shorts or spandex shorts, black tap shoes, black jazz shoes, ballet shoes (pink or beige), hair pulled back.
Hip Hop 1, 2, 3: Athletic clothes, clean sneakers, hair pulled back.
Hip Hop Mini: Athletic clothes and clean sneakers, hair pulled back.
Jazz-Lyrical 1 & 2: Leotard, spandex shorts, skirts, foot paws (nude), hair pulled back.
Jazz-Lyrical 3: Tight fitting clothes, tank tops, leggings, or spandex shorts, Foot paws (nude), hair pulled back.
Jazz Level 1: Athletic clothes or leotard, black jazz shoes, hair pulled back.
Tap Level 1: Athletic clothes, black tap shoes, hair pulled back.
Tiny Tots: Leotard, tights, skirts or spandex shorts, ballet shoes (pink or beige), black tap shoes, hair pulled back.
NOTE: Shoes/attire can be purchased at Foot Lodge, Payless Shoe Store, and Walmart.