The Dance Department: Abilene Parks and Recreation

The Dance Dept. is a studio that provides quality dance instruction for North Central KS. Dance Instructor is Sabrina Boyd

Jessica Polzella was raised in Abilene, and graduated from AHS. She has had a love for dance since her parents put her in ballet classes at the age of four. Upon moving to Kansas, it was difficult to find quality instruction in this area, so her parents drove her up to five times a week to Wichita in order that she could receive high quality ballet training. Since then, she has danced with the KSU dance department, Wichita Contemporary Dance Theatre, and Second Act Dance Company, of Arizona. Jessica holds a bachelors degree from Wichita State University, and continued her dance teaching education in Toronto, Canada at Canada’s National Ballet School. She then went on to study with the Royal Acadamy of Dance in London via telecourse. Jessica teaches an Royal Acadamy of Danced based program, which insures that dancers are safe and the movement is developmentally age appropriate. Students can expect the finest in dance education and fundamentals. Jessica is a certified Barre Fitness instructor and trainer, and her specialties include child pedagogy and kineseology. She has a passion for dance, music, and any kind of art. Jessica spends her free time pursuing various musical endeavors and spending time with her family. Studio Policies: Attendance and Conduct: Students must come to class on time and prepared. Regular attendance is imperative to the dancer’s progress. Be respectful to teachers, parents, and especially your classmates. Treat each dancer with support, respect and encouragement. The Teacher reserves the right to dismiss any dancer who displays unsatisfactory behavior. If a student is more than 5 minutes late, teachers reserve the right to ask a student to sit and watch class. Attendance is of the utmost importance, as no make up classes will be allowed. If attendance falls below 80%, the teacher may request that the student take private lessons in order to participate in any performances. Dress Code: Dress code is set on a class-by-class basis. Please use the following as a guideline: Jazz/Strength and Stretch: Solid color leotard or form fitting tank or tshirt (no designs or logos please) Black jazz pants, leggings, or bike shorts (no short shorts) Jazz shoes or foot undeez Hair in pony tail, off face, secure. Students should not have to adjust their hair during class. Ballet: Solid colored leotard, pink tights, single layer chiffon skirt (not attached) optional. Students may be asked to remove skirts by the instructor if neccessary. Pink canvas or leather ballet shoes (no slippers) Elastics sewn and secure, no drawstrings showing. Hair in a secure bun. Students should not have to adjust hair during class. A demonstration will be given the first day of class. If a student is not dressed properly, they will be expected to sit and participate orally or by taking notes. Students who have issues with their hair will be sent to the lobby to get help from a parent. A catalog is available from Miss Jess to purchase items either using her code on Discount Dance Supply or directly through her. Cash and Checks are accepted. A list of suggested items will be provided on the first day of class. Please ask Miss Jess if you have any question regarding dress code. Parent observation: Parents are asked to wait in the lobby of the Rec Center. Parents are not permitted inside the studio with the dancers, as it is very distracting to both the dancers and the teacher. Parent observation dates will be announced and should take place midway through the term. Please make plans to attend these observations, as they are very important to the student. Miss Jess will be available to answer any questions for parents FOLLOWING their child’s class. Tuition and Fees: All tuition and fees can be taken care of through the Parks and Rec office. Please see the front desk for any questions regarding fee scheduling. Scholoarship may be available for some students.

Learning new things!!

The Dance Department: Abilene Parks and Recreation

Make sure you check out the board for any new updates and information ✨
Bring on the Christmas recital 💃🏻

[11/11/19]   REMINDER: No dance classes this evening ‼️ have a wonderful Monday😊

[10/31/19]   Reminder‼️ No dance this evening

The Dance Department: Abilene Parks and Recreation

All Parents, make sure to pick up one of these flyers next week! ✨

Christmas Recital here we come!! 💃🏻

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[09/05/19]   Dance classes tonight, Thursday, September 5:
Lyrical/Contemporary 4:00 - 4:30 pm
Jazz 4:30 - 5:00 pm
Hip Hop 5:00 - 5:30 pm
The age group for tonight is 9 - 13 years old

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Abilene Parks & Recreation

We are currently taking enrollments for this years dance classes. You may register by calling (785) 263-7266 or visiting https://apm.activecommunities.com/abilene/

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[08/05/19]   I hope to see you all this Thursday the 8th at 6 p.m!! Exciting things coming! I will be able to answer any and all questions as well as inform everyone on this upcoming year events.

This is the schedule for dance classes. Registration will open on August 8 at 6:00 pm

[07/30/19]   Meet the Instructor(s)
Location: Abilene Community Center
Date: Thursday, August 8
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 pm
This is the time to speak with the Instructor(s) and register for your class(es)
Registration will be open at that time!

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Abilene Parks & Recreation

*****Reminder today is the Day *****
The Dance Department: Abilene Parks and Recreation
Dance Camps with Sabrina Boyd at the Abilene Community Center
Registration Deadline: Friday, June 7 *****TODAY*****

Ballerina Princess
Dates: June 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20
Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Time: 9:30 – 10:30 am
Fee: $37.50
Ages: 3 to 7
Max Enrollment: 15
Your dancer will learn basic steps and use their imagination to explore basic dance steps.

Find Your Dance Style
Dates: June 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20
Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Time: 10:30 – 11:30 am
Fee: $37.50
Ages: 6 & Up
Min Enrollment: 6
Max Enrollment: 15
Dancers will explore different styles of dance while building stamina, strength and flexibility.

Hip-Hop Camp
Dates: June 10 & 17
Days: Mondays
Fee: 5 – 8-year old - $20.00
9 & Up - $25.00
Time: 5 – 8-year old – 9:30 – 10:30 am
9 & Up – 8:00 – 9:30 am
Min Enrollment: 6
Max Enrollment: 15
Fun and energizing music make it easy to learn to move to the groove. Learn the hottest hip-hop moves.

Classy Cat Workshop
Dates: June 14 & 21
Days: Fridays
Fee: $25.00
Time: 5 – 8-year old – 10:00 – 11:45 am
9 & Up – 8:00 – 10:00 am
Min Enrollment: 6
Max Enrollment: 15
Join out very own Classy Cat as she teaches you a couple of dances to the K-State songs including a condensed fight song! See what it is like to spend a day as a classy cat!

Sign up with the Abilene Parks & Recreation office at 263-7266 or online https://apm.activecommunities.com/abilene/

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Abilene Parks & Recreation

Dance Camps with Sabrina Boyd at the Abilene Community Center
Registration Deadline: Friday, June 7

Ballerina Princess
Dates: June 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20
Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Time: 9:30 – 10:30 am
Fee: $37.50
Ages: 3 to 7
Max Enrollment: 15
Your dancer will learn basic steps and use their imagination to explore basic dance steps.

Find Your Dance Style
Dates: June 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20
Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Time: 10:30 – 11:30 am
Fee: $37.50
Ages: 6 & Up
Min Enrollment: 6
Max Enrollment: 15
Dancers will explore different styles of dance while building stamina, strength and flexibility.

Hip-Hop Camp
Dates: June 10 & 17
Days: Mondays
Fee: 5 – 8-year old - $20.00
9 & Up - $25.00
Time: 5 – 8-year old – 9:30 – 10:30 am
9 & Up – 8:00 – 9:30 am
Min Enrollment: 6
Max Enrollment: 15
Fun and energizing music make it easy to learn to move to the groove. Learn the hottest hip-hop moves.

Classy Cat Workshop
Dates: June 14 & 21
Days: Fridays
Fee: $25.00
Time: 5 – 8-year old – 10:00 – 11:45 am
9 & Up – 8:00 – 10:00 am
Min Enrollment: 6
Max Enrollment: 15
Join out very own Classy Cat as she teaches you a couple of dances to the K-State songs including a condensed fight song! See what it is like to spend a day as a classy cat!

Sign up with the Abilene Parks & Recreation office at 263-7266 or online https://apm.activecommunities.com/abilene/

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Abilene Parks & Recreation

Dance Camps with Sabrina Boyd at the Abilene Community Center
Deadline: Friday, June 7

Ballerina Princess
Dates: June 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20
Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Time: 9:30 – 10:30 am
Fee: $37.50
Ages: 3 to 7
Max Enrollment: 15
Your dancer will learn basic steps and use their imagination to explore basic dance steps.

Find Your Dance Style
Dates: June 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20
Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Time: 10:30 – 11:30 am
Fee: $37.50
Ages: 6 & Up
Min Enrollment: 6
Max Enrollment: 15
Dancers will explore different styles of dance while building stamina, strength and flexibility.

Hip-Hop Camp
Dates: June 10 & 17
Days: Mondays
Fee: 5 – 8-year old - $20.00
9 & Up - $25.00
Time: 5 – 8-year old – 9:30 – 10:30 am
9 & Up – 8:00 – 9:30 am
Min Enrollment: 6
Max Enrollment: 15
Fun and energizing music make it easy to learn to move to the groove. Learn the hottest hip-hop moves.

Classy Cat Workshop
Dates: June 14 & 21
Days: Fridays
Fee: $25.00
Time: 5 – 8-year old – 10:00 – 11:45 am
9 & Up – 8:00 – 10:00 am
Min Enrollment: 6
Max Enrollment: 15
Join out very own Classy Cat as she teaches you a couple of dances to the K-State songs including a condensed fight song! See what it is like to spend a day as a classy cat!

Sign up with the Abilene Parks & Recreation office at 263-7266 or online https://apm.activecommunities.com/abilene/

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[05/30/19]   Tights will be available in limited quantities for $10 tomorrow if your child needs them for Tech rehearsal

Can't wait to have the fabulous Keller Photography & Design take our recital pictures tomorrow!

[05/29/19]   Reminder: Basics 1 and 2 will need pink tights and pink canvas or leather ballet shoes for recital

For basics 1 and 2: if you’re interested how to do half up curls- we love curlformers at our house!!!

[05/25/19]   We are still looking for a couple moms to help dress rehearsal and more importantly recital night back stage! If you would like to be with your kiddo during the show and watch from the wings please let me know ASAP!!

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Stage make up tutorial https://youtu.be/2YYEsVyqO1s

Here's how to do makeup for your dance recital. Jennissa shows us how to do great stage makeup to help your daughter look great under the stage lights at her...

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HOW TO DO A PERFECT BALLET BUN 💗 JUSTICE

Recital hair!! https://youtu.be/1zrmfSvcte4

BalletMet's Kaitlynn, Chloe and Noelle show you how to make the perfect ballet bun, also known as a classical ballet bun. SUBSCRIBE TO JUSTICE 💗 https://www....

Please read carefully.

Happy international dance day!

I share this every year- because it still ring SO SO true.

FROM A DANCE PARENT:
One of my friends asked "Why do you pay so much money and spend so much time running around for your daughter to dance ?" Well I have a confession to make: I don't pay for my daughter's dance lessons. Or her pointe, Jazz & tap shoes. Or her hundreds of costumes.

So, if I am not paying for dance , what am I paying for?

- I pay for those moments when my girl becomes so tired she feels like quitting but doesn't..

- I pay for the opportunity that my girl can have and will have to make life-long friendships.

- I pay for the chance that she may have amazing instructors that will teach her that dance is not just about movement but about life.

- I pay for my child to learn to be disciplined.

- I pay for my girl to learn to take care of her body.

- I pay for my daughter to learn to work with others and to be a proud , supportive, kind and respectful team member.

- I pay for my child to learn to deal with disappointment, when she doesn't get that score she hoped for , or fell during a move she has practiced a thousand times, but still gets up and is determined to do her BEST next time...

- I pay for my girl to learn to make and accomplish goals.

- I pay for my daughter to learn that it takes hours and hours and hours and hours of hard work and practice to create a champion, and that success does not happen overnight.

- I pay so that my daughter can be in the studio instead of in front of a screen...

I could go on but, to be short, I don't pay for dance; I pay for the opportunities that dance provides my child to develop attributes that will serve her well throughout her life and give her the opportunity to bless the lives of others. From what I have seen for many, many years, I think it is a great investment!

http://shadmartin.blogspot.com/2015/10/why-i-dont-pay-for-dance-anymore.html

So proud of this little chicks! 5th overall in her first solo, first in her division! Way to go Bryer

Great start to the day!

Costume night for cuties!!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

March 9, 2018 vs. March 9, 2019 at YAGP

So proud of Paige Pratt for competing amongst some of the best dancers I’ve seen at the prestigious Youth American Grand Prix ballet competition! Way to go Paige

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What Ballet Directors Look for During an Audition Class

dancemagazine.com Audition classes may not differ much from any other class—but directors have ways of sussing out who has what they're looking for. We spoke

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*Don't try this! But enjoy watching them try it :) Richard and Ashlee

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Recital fees are due today! Please make sure you are paid in order to participate in recital, as choreography has already begun And costumes are in progress! Thanks!

Please make sure you pay recital fees and fill out the recital form before Thursday February 28! Many are still missing! Forms can be picked up in the office!

Academie Danse Princesse Grace

So many beautiful dancers!!

Ready for the new week ? #monacopower #motivation Video by Greta Calzuola

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[02/15/19]   We WILL have class this coming Monday even though there is no school! See you then!

Announcements 2/14! Happy Valentine’s Day!

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[02/07/19]   No Dance tomorrow due to school closure! Stay home and warm! Love you all!!

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7 Commonly Used Ballet Terms, and What They Actually Mean in France

Very interesting

dance-teacher.com Do you call the pirouette position passé or retiré, or do you use both? What about the term élevé? Do you use it? Have you ever considered what these French words actually mean?

So true!!!

Dancers supporting Dancers is cool! #amiright?

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Are Dancers Secretly Physicists in Disguise?

This looks soooo cool!! Can’t wait to read the book!

dancemagazine.com Back in 2011, Yale University's dean of science was thinking about refreshing the program's offerings for non-majors when he happened upon a Pilobolus performance. A light bulb went off: Dance is full of physics. That realization led to what has become an eight-year collaboration between particle p....

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