Dance

SEPTEMBEr-December 2017 & January-may 2018

Welcome to CYS Dance! Get ready for an exciting year of dance lessons!

CYS Dance presents children with an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of Hula and Traditional Dance moves as well as instill a love and appreciation for dancing. Naturally, we also hope to see the dancers develop new friendships with each other through the course of the dance season.

This year, we are excited to continue offering Hula in the fall season (September-December). We will also continue offering traditional style Dance (ballet/tap, tap/jazz, jazz/funk) in the spring season (January-May).

 

Hula (Fall Season)

Come join us in learning the cultural art of Hula-Hawaiian Dance.  Your keiki (child) will learn basic hula steps and Auana (Modern) dance routines that share the stories of Hawaiian culture.  Your keiki will share a special Kalikimaka (Christmas) dance in a festive luau at the end of the session.

Ms. Maliē has been dancing since she was a keiki and has competitively danced in California, Washington, and Hawaii. She has previous experience teaching various ages pre-school-adults at parties, events, and cultural celebrations.

The Fall dance season will tentatively begin on September 8 and end on December 9. Hula classes will be held at the Wesley Methodist Church Fellowship Hall on Friday afternoons.

Please register by August 27, 2017.  If you have any questions about this program, please email dance@sanjosecys.org.

 

Dance (Spring Season)

We are pleased to have Theresa Hawker returning as our dance instructor! Miss Theresa has been with CYS Dance for over 19 years. She owns her own Dance Studio -- T & Company in Campbell. 

The dancers will learn ballet or jazz and tap or jazz-funk. They will have many opportunities to perform for family and friends! Toward the end of our season, we will perform at various events like Nikkei Matsuri, Yu-Ai-Kai Birthday, the CYS Picnic and our End of the Year Performance & Potluck Dinner.  

The Spring dance session will tentatively begin on January 4 and end on May 20. Classes will be held either on Thursdays at T & Company Dance Studio in Campbell or on Fridays at the Wesley Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.  

Please register by December 3, 2017.  If you have any questions about this program, please email dance@sanjosecys.org.


Eligibility

Boys and girls age 3 years and up (must be potty-trained) 

Structure

Children will learn hula, ballet and tap, tap and jazz or jazz-funk taught by a qualified dance instructor. Students are grouped by age and ability. In this non-competitive atmosphere, the students acquire confidence and poise, learn teamwork and make many friends. All participants are expected to attend all classes, rehearsals and performances.
 

Basic Participants Cost

The dance activity fee will be $150 for Hula only (Fall), $250 for Dance only (Spring) and $350 for Hula and Dance combined (full year). Instructor fees are paid at registration to CYS (included in the dance activity fee). In addition to the participant cost, an additional amount will be requested for costumes during the season. The fee is fixed and non-refundable. As per CYS, families can make a partial payment of fees and pay the remainder by the January CYS Board Meeting. 

 

Dancers' Supplies and Costumes

Hula:

  • Practice - comfortable clothes like shorts or stretch pants with a t-shirt (pa’u skirt optional). 
  • Performance - costumes and accessories as determined by instructor and paid for by each participant.

Dance:

  • Practice - leotards, tights, tap, ballet and jazz shoes.  
  • Performance - costumes and accessories as determined by instructor and paid for by each participant. Spring performance costumes/tights are purchased by the family and are the dancer's to keep.

 

Performances

Hula Performances are: Christmas in the Park and Luau for Friends and Family Potluck.  

Spring Dance Events are: Nikkei Matsuri, Yu Ai Kai Birthday, CYS Picnic and our End of the Year Performance & Potluck.

Other performances and/or appearances may be added.

 

Role of Parents

Parent participation/assistance during performances.  Alterations to costumes, if needed. 


Contact

Contact Alisa Nishimoto, Wisa Uemura at dance@sanjosecys.org


Hula Location (Fridays)

Wesley United Methodist Church
566 N 5th Street
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 295-0367

www.wesleysj.net

 
 

Dance Location (Thursdays)

T & Company Dance Center
2360 S. Bascom Avenue, Suite F
Campbell, CA 95008
(408) 371-8266
www.tandcodance.com

 
 

Dance Location (Fridays)

Wesley United Methodist Church
566 N. 5th Street
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 295-0367
www.wesleysj.net