Creative Dance for Parents and Children

with Ally Voye

6-week session
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. – January 11th thru February 15th
$90, paid on first day of class.
Live Arts Los Angeles

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This parent/child (ages 3 – 5) creative dance class provides participants the opportunity to explore movement concepts of space, time and energy, develop a variety of dance skills, strengthen the body, and compose original dances. Both children and parents will learn to understand and value their bodies in action, build the connection between body and mind, and increase self-esteem, kinesthetic awareness, and social skills. The class is suitable for all levels, dancers and non-dancers alike, and is centered on playful, creative movement experiences between parent and child. Class begins with group warm-up songs to build focus and mind/body connection. Each week, participants will explore a different movement concept (level, direction, pathway, size, etc.) through a variety of different activities in pairs, small groups and alone. Dancers will respond to different stimuli such as music, stories, poems, props and images in connection with each movement concept. Activities are adapted to each group of students, each day, in order to create the safest environment for creativity, experimentation and play.

ALLY VOYE is a dance-teaching artist at The Growing Place, UCLA Krieger Center and the Crossroads School. She began her dance training in Salt Lake City at the Life Arts Center. She has studied dance education with Angelia Leung, Anne Green Gilbert, Kristen Smiarowski and Susan Cambigue-Tracey. She graduated from the World Arts and Cultures department at UCLA in 2005 where she studied and performed contemporary dance, world dance, dance filmmaking and dance education. Her choreography and film work has been presented at a variety of venues throughout Los Angeles and the United States. Ally is co-founder and co-artistic director of IN/EX Dance Project, a Los Angeles-based collaborative dance company dedicated to the creation of unconventional performances.