Boston Youth Moves at the Jeannette Neill Dance Studio is sponsoring a one-week dance intensive for teens between the ages of 12 and 18 interested in dance. The program is designed for beginners who have the desire to explore an art form that is exciting, demanding and rewarding. There is no experience necessary to participate in this program, only the desire to learn more about one’s creative possibilities.
The program will focus on developing technical skills through a structured movement class. These skills include flexibility, strength, balance and alignment, and sequence memory. Each student will explore these skills through a set warm-ups, stylized movement patterns across the floor, and present choreographic combinations. Students will then take the material from class and incorporate it into formulas that choreographers use to create dance, resulting in a piece of original choreography. This will involve the use of space, timing, and the development of one’s own movement possibilities.
The Beginning Teen Dance Intensive will run from August 18-22 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Jeannette Neill Dance Studio. This is a FREE WORKSHOP sponsored by Boston Youth Moves.
The studio is located to 261 Friend Street, 5th Floor in Boston. It is next to the North Station T stop on the Green and Orange lines. For more information, please call 617-523-1355 or visit www.bostonyouthmoves.org to download an application.
Boston Youth Moves is a non-profit organization that blends youth and education with arts and culture. Development of youth goes well beyond dance. Students develop confidence, pride and self-esteem. As dance mentors, Boston Youth Moves fosters self-expression and creativity, focus, discipline and commitment, all of which are key in developing today’s youth into tomorrow’s future.