YMCA School of Dance Presents, “Let it Shine!” An Annual Dance Recital

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The YMCA of Frederick County School of Dance will present their annual dance recital, “Let it Shine!” on Sunday, June 8th at 1:00pm and 4:00pm. Recital will be held at Linganore High School, a new performance location for the YMCA School of Dance.

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The performance will include students from the school, as well as members of the YMCA School of Dance outreach performance company. Tickets are $10 per person and are available at the YMCA front desk and will be for sale the day of the show.

In the spring of 2013, Katie Glover, alumni of the 29-year-old dance program, became the Director of the YMCA School of Dance. Since her placement, Katie has led the introduction of a new program for pre-schoolers, a musical theater course, a choreography class, and a teacher-training program based on National Dance Education Standards. Along with her highly experienced staff, the YMCA dance program has reinvigorated the Cecchetti Method Ballet training program. Over the past school year 20 students have successfully passed their national ballet exams. Additionally, the dancers participating in the outreach performance company have enjoyed increased regional performing and learning opportunities.

The YMCA School of Dance offers instruction for both recreational and rigorous students ages 2 – 18, along with recreational adult dance classes. The program offers arts education opportunities just right for everybody in the Frederick Community, including: Ballet, Ballroom, Creative Movement, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Modern Dance, and Tap dance styles.

Summer dance classes and dance camps will be held at the YMCA from June 16 – August 15. Fall classes begin September 2nd. For more information, please contact Katie Glover at kglover(at)frederickymca(dot)org, or at 301-663-5131, ext. 1275.

About the Y
The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Y’s engage 21 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change (http://www.frederickymca.org).

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