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REC DANCE BALLET / TAP CLASSES LATE FALL 2013

Monday, October 28, 2013
REC Cumming Recreation Office 410 Pilgrim Mill Road CummingGA  30040
Monday, October 28, 2013
REC Cumming Recreation Office 410 Pilgrim Mill Road CummingGA  30040

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We're sorry, but this activity is over. The last meeting was Saturday, December 14, 2013.

Includes primary classical ballet techniques and promotes musicality, grace, poise and posture.  Tap dance emphasizes rhythmic and locomotive skills.  Ages 3 - 9.
Instructor Cindi Bryenton Bekas has been teaching Dance for over 21 years.  She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance and Theater from Ohio University, which she attended on a full talent scholarship.  Cindi was awarded the Laurel Lea Schaefer Scholarship for excellence in music theater.  She trained for 17 years to be a classical ballerina in the Washington DC area.  Cindi was cast in her first professional musical theater role at 18 at the Harlequin Theater in DC and went on to perform professionally at several theaters in Maryland, Virginia and DC.
Instructor Sara Morton has been teaching for over 30 years and at the early age of 13, Sara was the recipient of the first full scholarship granted by the Harkness Foundation for the Ballet Arts, which resulted in four years of intensive instruction in classical ballet, classical Spanish Flamenco, jazz, modern, ethnic, drama, music, and voice in Florida, New York, and Rhode Island.  She performed with the Harkness Ballet and American Ballet Theatre, as well as with the Houston Ballet Company.  She spent time in London studying with the Royal Ballet, Sadler Ballet, and Royal Festival Ballet, and performed in musical theater on Broadway.
Instructor Sandy Griffin has been a dance educator for 40 years, teaching beginner-to-professional levels.  She was the owner and director of Dance One Studios in Marietta for 11 years.  Sandy was a performing member of the Columbus Theatre Ballet Company and Ballet Metropolitan Company of central Ohio in her early years.  She studied for many years under world-renowned teachers and performers such as Tatijana Smith, former prima ballerina of Yugoslavia, Allan Miles of Juliard, Alex Bennett, former principal of the Royal ballet of Great Britain, and the late Dame Margo Fonteyn.
Instructor Ashley Norton came to the Cumming Recreation Department in 2005.  Her dance training began at age four under her mother, Sandy Griffin, and continued under national educators.  She has won national competition awards in ballet, jazz, tap, clogging, and cheering as a performer and choreographer.  She attended Valdosta State University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts/Communications Degree.  
Instructor Sydney Naliwajka is new to our dance department.  Sydney has studied her entire life at the Woodstock School of Ballet, and was a member of its performing company.  She is currently a student at North Georgia College majoring in film.

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Monday, October 28, 2013
REC Cumming Recreation Office 410 Pilgrim Mill Road CummingGA  30040
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