People of all ages and abilities can benefit from dance and movement. Dance will promote the emotional, cognitive, physical and social integration of all individuals. It increases physical health, improves body image, enhances self-esteem, reduces stress, fear, anxiety, depression, and diminishes isolation, chronic pain, and body tension. The students will leave this class feeling positive.
During dance each student will learn to strengthen their muscles, improve their coordination, align their bodies and build their confidence through the joy of dance and movement. Throughout the year we will focus on different styles of dance, learn technique and collaboratively choreograph a dance. After mastering that style, the students will work in groups to choreograph their own routine and perform it for the rest of the class.
- Arrive on time
- Bring school materials only
- Follow adult directions immediately
- Use school expected language and tone of voice
- Participate in activities
- Speak kindly and allow personal space while accepting the differences of others
Hi, my name is Krystle Schrantz and I am extremely excited to be teaching Dance Specials to the elementary and junior high students this year . This is my 11th year at Cove and my 19th year teaching dance. I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Northeastern Illinois with an Elementary Education License and National Louis University with my LBS1. I have been dancing since the age of 4 and I am experienced in Classical Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz and Hip-Hop. I started teaching ballet to 3 - and 4- year - olds at a studio in Chicago. I trained with a dance therapist who taught me the importance of flexibility, body strengthening and alignment. I currently teach dance in Park Ridge from ages 3 through adults. I am also the dance instructor and Poms Coach at Cove. I am looking forward to an amazing year of dance specials.