Pre-Ballet (3 Years Old)
This class is an introduction to dance and movement for a three year old child. Students will learn basic ballet, musicality and coordination through creative play. Students must have ballet slippers. A parent or caregiver will need to be present during class.
Ballet + Tap (4 - 5 Years Old)
This combination class is an introduction to basic technique in ballet and tap for four and five year olds. Students will learn basic steps, musicality and coordination through classroom exercises and creative play. Students must have ballet shoes and tap shoes for this class.
There is not a Fall Recital for either program.
Dance Instructors: Mackenzie Hanna / Jennifer Zmuda
Ms. Mackenzie is a high school Spanish teacher. She has worked with children of all ages as a teacher of both dance and Spanish. She has been dancing since high school starting on the Gahanna Lionette Dance Team. In college at Miami University, she danced and choreographed for Vision Dance Company. After college, she has danced and choreographed for the theater company SNAP! and is a member of the Columbus professional New Vision Dance Company. In 2015, she started a dance team for the high school where she works. She is currently their coach and head choreographer, competing this year and winning first in their division of jazz.
Ms. Jen has a Masters of Fine Arts with a Choreographic Emphasis from the University of California, Irvine and a Bachelors of Fine Arts with a Teaching Emphasis from the University of Utah. She also completed the ABT® Teacher Curriculum Training for Pre-Primary through Level 3.In addition to teaching for the Bexley Recreation Department, she is on the faculty at Ballet Met, dances with SNAP Performance Productions and teaches various workshops.