Dance education is essential to the creative and kinesthetic development of young people and their awareness of using movement as a form of artistic and creative expression. Please note: The “register” button will directly link you to our course catalog, and you will be able to register from there.
INTRODUCTORY DANCE CLASSES
Imagination Stage offers fun, non-competitive dance classes for students of all abilities, meeting the needs of dancers at every stage of their development.
Dance classes help young children improve their coordination, cultural expression, and social awareness. For older students, dance classes are essential for the well-rounded musical theatre performer. Imagination Stage encourages all theatre performers to take dedicated technique classes in dance as well as acting and singing.
INTENSIVE DANCE THEATRE PROGRAMS
Dancers with an interest in a more intensive dance training environment can look to the following programs for a more focused application of ballet, modern, and jazz styles.
An intensive, performance-based ensemble for dancers who demonstrate a strong foundation in dance technique. The ensemble culminates in a dance performance showcase in the Spring semester.
This program focuses on classical dance training in ballet and modern styles. Students develop proper alignment, strength, and endurance while also applying their training to higher level choreography.
Marcia Howard is the Senior Faculty of Dance Education at Imagination Stage. She has choreographed many student productions at Imagination Stage and was the choreographer for the 2004 professional production of Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters. She is a performing company member with Coyaba Dance Theater and on faculty at The Dance Place, (Washington, DC). Ms. Howard is also an Adjunct Professor at American University, teaching West African Dance. Highlights include performances in Seoul, Korea, Dance Africa Chicago, Dance Africa Washington DC, performance for Michael Jackson at the Ethiopian Embassy, and for Oprah Winfrey in Washington, DC.
Senior Faculty, Dance Education