Session: Winter 2019
Chapter:  Fredericksburg
Location:  Fredericksburg Academy
Time:  6:30pm - 8:30pm
Day:  Tuesday
Starts:  12/04
Ages:  8-12
Tuition:  $210.00
Open Spots:  2

** Registration ended December 10, 2018 at 9:00am

Class Description

Do you get a pit in your stomach when you walk into a dance audition? Do you struggle to pick up all the choreography in the short amount of time? Then this is the class for you. CYT has offered dance audition prep classes before, but never like this. This class will be 100% based off technique because dance is all about the technique. Ballet technique is the foundation of all dance. Therefore, the first half of class each week will be dedicated to learning and perfecting ballet technique. The second half of class is where you get to put what you learned to test. Each week the class instructor will spend the second half of class teaching choreography. (students in the class will learn a new combination every week). In a dance audition, choreographers are looking at a dancers technique and how quickly the routine is picked up. The structure of this class will allow students to work on both areas simultaneously ensuring they grow and become more comfortable with the dance audition process. 


Ashley Culberson

Born and raised in Morgantown, WV Ashley began her dance training with Kat and Company Dance Studio and Morgantown Dance Studio. Ashley obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from Shenandoah University. There she performed in all the major Dance Concerts as well as many informal performances and outreach engagements. She was even in the Shenandoah Theatre Division’s production of Kiss Me, Kate! During her college years Ashley attended the Houston Metropolitan Dance Company Summer Intensive, the Jon Lehrer Summer Dance Intensive in Buffalo, New York, and the Rockette Summer Dance Intensive in New York City. You may have seen Ashley on a Busch Gardens stage during her time as a dancing waiter in 2013 in the show, Mix It Up! She also spent two seasons dancing with Alchemy Dance Project in Morgantown, WV. She served as assistant choreographer to the Morgantown High School Red and Blue Marching Band for four years, was the dance line choreographer for the OVAC All-Star Band in 2014, and was the choreographer four Morgantown High School Drama Department musical productions. Ashley’s talents do not lie just with dance; she studied piano for twelve years, clarinet for eight years, she is a breast cancer awareness advocate, and she is a self-published author. Ashley moved to Fredericksburg in January of 2015 when she began working for CYT. Since her time with CYT she has taught many dance classes and choreographed five of their musical productions. In addition she has choreographed two musicals for the Mountain View High School Drama Department. She currently works as a Class Coordinator for CYT and teaches dance for various studios in the area. Ashley is forever grateful for all the opportunities and friendships moving to Fredericksburg continues to bring into her life.

Class Location:

10800 Academy Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22408