Saturday, September 8, 2007

Homeschool Dance Team at Creative moves!

Want to try out dance without a year-long commitment? Come join the Homeschool Dance Team at Creative Moves! The team will meet twice a week for nine weeks on Tuesday and Thursday mornings (10:30 am) beginning Sept. 18 for dance technique class (45 minutes) and rehearsal (45 minutes) We will participate in the Western States Dance Classic on November 17 at Century High School. We will have a meeting/audition on Monday, August 10 at 10:00 am. at the studio. (Don't let the word "audition" scare you - just come in comfortable clothes, ready to move, and with a good attitude. This is just to help Julie start creating the choreography that will be the best fit for our participants!)

What: Southeast Idaho Homeschooling Dance Team at Creative Moves
Who: Homeschooling students ages 6 - 18
(Students will be put in groups to learn choreography appropriate for their age and ability.
Music and choreography will be family friendly!)
Where: Creative Moves Dance Studio (150 W Chapel)
When: Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10:30 to 12:00
Fee: $100 (This includes the competition entrance fee and costume fee. Students will need to provide a black leotard or T-shirt, and black leggings, sweats, or dance pants; Julie will provide costumes. Homeschooling students enrolled in Creative Moves for the Fall semester may participate in the SE Idaho homeschooling dance team at no extra charge, and will only need to come to the 45 minute rehearsals from 11:15 to Noon. Students will need to pay at least $25.00 of the fee to reserve their place. The rest of the fee will be due on or before October 18 to ensure that Julie can get the team entered before there are any late fees)

About the team leader: Julie Leir-VanSickle has been dancing since she was three years old. She was a student teacher at Nielsen's School of Dance in Twin Falls from the ages of 15 to 20, where she also performed as a member of the award wining Stargazer Dance Team. She had the honor of performing at Disneyland with the Stargazers Dance Group. She continued her dance and theatre education at CSI and Utah State University where she participated in many theatrical and dance productions. She taught dance and tumbling at the Logan Community Recreation Center after the birth of her daughter. After moving to Pocatello to be closer to family, she established Creative Moves Dance Studio, which celebrated its fifth anniversary last year. Her philosophy on dance competitions is that if they are approached with a positive attitude on the part of both student and teacher, they can be a fun challenge to work toward. She firmly believes it's about doing your best and dancing your heart out, not about getting a trophy.

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