Dancers and Singers UNITE! Have you ever found yourself in the middle of a big dance number and find yourself so out of breath you can't sing? Or, have you always wanted to try for a featured dancer role, you just didn't feel like you had the endurance? Whether you are a singer or a dancer, this class will help you grow in both areas regardless of your skill level
In this advanced musical theatre class, instructors Sarah Garner and Grace Griffin will primarily work on stamina and endurance, so that you can dance and belt your heart out at the same time. Students will learn ways to memorize choreography quickly, vocal techniques that aid in singing with movement, learn how to relate and interpret lyrics to dance, memorize beautiful harmonies, learn how to lead vocal warmups and aid in choreography, and do all of it with excellence!
ATTENTION!!! Students must have had at least One previous Bel Canto class or Voice lessons and One previous CYT dance class or class from another dance studio.
Sarah Garner is a board-certified Music Therapist who received her bachelors from Shenandoah Conservatory, and interned at “A Place to Be” in Middleburg, VA. Sarah currently works at Creative Music Academy providing private and group Music Therapy and adaptive and typical music lessons. Past Music Therapy experience include work in Assisted Living, Memory Care, Hospice Care, and work with children develepmental, cognitive, social, and mental health needs. In addition to Music Therapy, Sarah is the social media/marketing director for STEP VA and teaches classes at Polaris Dance Institute, CYT and STEP VA!
The core of Sarah's philosophy in both Music Therapy and teaching lies in the belief that each person holds value and is deserving of love. With that mindset, she is passionate about advocating the message that music belongs to everyone, no matter their talent or ability!
Grace Griffin has been teaching and choreographing since she was 15 years old. Starting dance at age 10, Grace found an immediate passion for being in dance class. Some of her favorite styles being ballet, contemporary, tap, musical theater, and pointe. After dancing at CYT for 5 years and being apart of 18 CYT shows, she moved to The Fredericksburg Studio of the Arts to pursue dance at a more intense level. Grace was on the competitive dance team at FSA under the instruction of Samantha Graves, and won many awards such as 2nd place overall for her solo in the elite level, invitations to many exclusive dance workshops, and eleven invitations to the World Dance Competition in NYC. Though Grace has been on the stage for years, her true passion is in the classroom teaching others to love dance and performing. Grace has been the assistant choreographer in four CYT Fredericksburg shows, choreographed three of Sarah Garners class showcase numbers, taught and assisted multiple CYT dance summer classes such as acro, contemporary, tap, creative movement, and contact improv. Grace is currently teaching Ballet at Polaris Dance Institute and is the assistant office manager, is a substitute at The Fredericksburg Studio of the Arts, and is teaching private lessons. She is also pursuing her degree in Business Administration at Germanna Community College.
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