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September 15 - October 20, 2022

REC DANCE ADULT BALLET / LYRICAL DANCE SEPT-OCT 2022

REC Cumming Recreation Office • 437 Pilgrim Mill Road CummingGA  30040 Organized by City of Cumming Recreation and Park Department
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A new class for adults! Basic ballet techniques with lyrical dance steps and combinations. This is a great way to stretch, improve posture, and feel good moving to current inspiring music. Ages 18 & Up.

Instructor Cindi Bekas founded the Dance and Drama program here and has been an instructor at CRPD for over 20 years. She has been teaching dance and drama in north Georgia for the past 30 years. She holds a BFA degree in Theater with an emphasis in Dance from Ohio University, which she attended on a full talent scholarship. Cindi began working professionally at the Harlequin Theater. Her professional career continued into performing roles and as a choreographer in metro D.C. and North Georgia. She is currently the choreographer for Academy Street Theater Company and Sequoyah H.S. and has been for the past 10 years. Instructor Sandy Griffin has been a dance educator for over 40 years and is beginning her 17th year at CRPD. She has had extensive training as a dancer with many renowned teachers and performers, has judged many dance competitions, professionally danced in ballet and musicals, and has owned her own dance studio in Marietta. She has been educated in the RAD syllabus for teaching beginning-professional levels at the Royal Ballet School in London, England. Instructor Andrea Walker began dancing at the age of three with the CRPD Dance Program. While in the program as a student, she discovered her love for teaching while assisting with various classes. Andrea attended many master classes and intensives at Brenau University, Kennesaw State, and Bandan Koro. She graduated with honors from Tyler College in Texas, where she majored in Dance with a focus in Dance Education. While at school, she taught at a local pre-professional dance school, performed in several of the college's dance shows, choreographed a piece for their annual student-faculty recital, and worked as an assistant to the director of the school's annual Nutcracker production. Instructor Lizzie Baker started dance at the age of 3 with the Dalton School of Ballet. During the course of her training, she studied Ballet, modern Jazz, Pointe, and Hip Hop. In addition to her dance training, Lizzie participated in and choreographed numerous community theater productions as well as choreographing for show choirs in Dalton, Ga, Durham, NC, and Winchester, Va. She graduated from Shenandoah University with a BFA in Dance Performance. Instructor Angelina Pellini has been a teacher for the Cumming Ballet Theatre for the past 7 years. Angelina holds a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Kennesaw State University. She recently graduated Summa Cum laude and with Honors distinction. During her time at KSU, she performed with the KSU Dance Company as well as at the Alabama Dance Festival and KSU Dance Festival. In addition to teaching, she works as the Resident Stage Manager for Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre, the Emory University Dance Company, and the KSU Marietta Dance Theater. Additionally, Angelina received the Joan Harrell Dance Scholarship for her research in 2017 and her honors thesis on Dance Education in Private Dance Studios was published in the Kennesaw Journal of Undergraduate Research. Instructor Jennifer Spencer danced for 14 years under the direction of Joane Plimpton, who employed the Al Gilbert of technique in tap, jazz, and ballet. During that period, Jennifer taught under Ms. Plimpton as well. She entered the University of Alabama, where she danced under the instruction of Cornelius Carter, a former member of the Alvin Alley Dance Theatre. Jennifer is currently a teacher and volleyball coach at Denmark High School.

Program Category

REC DANCE Ballet

Location

REC Dance Room 1 at REC Cumming Recreation Office

Instructor

Sandy Griffin

When

September 15 - October 20, 2022

8:00 PM to 8:45 PM

Thursday

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Age and Gender

Ages 18-60 · Co-Ed

Location

REC Cumming Recreation Office

437 Pilgrim Mill Road CummingGA  30040

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