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BABIES

Ages 3-6

Less than $30/week

Total: $225

8-Week Session
One 1.5-hr Session per week
End-of-Term Showcase
Access to BB Online (Coming Soon)
$0 Application Fee
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Application Deadline: July 26, 2020

COURSE OVERVIEW

Body awareness

  • Learning new ways to move

  • Experimenting with speed, levels, and textures

Movement foundation

  • Building foundation through drills, across the floor, and group activities

  • Building upon patterns, shapes, and directions

  • Introduction to choreography and freestyle

Introduction to dance history and terminology

  • Learning about different styles, music, and pioneers
  • Introduction to music theory

Goal setting

  • Learning tools on how set and reach goals
  • Implementing a weekly learning journal to track progress
  • Overall growing into better humans and dancers

SCHEDULE

TBD

BB BABIES INSTRUCTOR

TAYLOR ROMERO

Taylor Romero began her dance journey at the age of six and has been dancing ever since. She has been trained in multiple styles such as ballet, hip hop, breakin’, and house. In high school Taylor became a member of Dance Productions. Through this dance team she found her love for choreography and eventually became one of the Head Choreographers, as well as President her senior year. Taylor started teaching hip hop professionally at the age of 16 at Ramona Julian Academy of Dance.

She is currently a Hip Hop Competition Coach for RJAD, as well as an instructor at Culture Shock Dance Center. In September 2017, Taylor auditioned for GWOWNUPS directed by Carlo Darang and Amor Ledesma. She is currently on her 3rd season with this team and is forever grateful for the opportunity to grow alongside such dedicated dancers who have become her family.

Taylor is in her last year of college pursuing her nursing degree. She has been a part of Building Block since 2018 when she joined as a sessions coordinator. Here at Building Block, she is currently Head of Coordinating and a Director for our Academy. Taylor loves being an instructor and getting to help her students grow into the best versions of themselves is one of the things she cherishes the most. Her mission is to create a supportive learning environment for children to reach developmental milestones, while helping them build a foundation in movement by instilling a love for learning through dance. 

SHIRLEY REPPERT

Shirley Reppert’s love of dance began at the age of 8 when she started hula lessons. It wasn’t until she joined her high school’s dance team where she developed a serious interest for dance. Her passion for dance led her to be involved in school musicals and join a dance company, where she trained in ballet, jazz, and contemporary.

While studying civil engineering at Virginia Tech, she joined Bamboom Dance Crew and served as Artistic Director in her senior year. She continued dancing after college with CREWcial while working full-time and remained involved in the Virginia dance scene until 2014.

Even after moving to SD, Shirley continued to dance by taking classes at Culture Shock and Studio FX. She was a member of Shock Army directed by Anthony Rodriguez and is currently on her 3rd year dancing with GWOWNUPS directed by Carlo Darang and Amor Ledesma. Shirley hopes to inspire and encourage the youth through dance at Building Block Academy.

Shirley Reppert
Shirley Reppert

SHIRLEY REPPERT

Shirley Reppert’s love of dance began at the age of 8 when she started hula lessons. It wasn’t until she joined her high school’s dance team where she developed a serious interest for dance. Her passion for dance led her to be involved in school musicals and join a dance company, where she trained in ballet, jazz, and contemporary.

While studying civil engineering at Virginia Tech, she joined Bamboom Dance Crew and served as Artistic Director in her senior year. She continued dancing after college with CREWcial while working full-time and remained involved in the Virginia dance scene until 2014.

Even after moving to SD, Shirley continued to dance by taking classes at Culture Shock and Studio FX. She was a member of Shock Army directed by Anthony Rodriguez and is currently on her 3rd year dancing with GWOWNUPS directed by Carlo Darang and Amor Ledesma. Shirley hopes to inspire and encourage the youth through dance at Building Block Academy.

BB BABIES EXPECTATIONS

Commitment to weekly sessions.

Sessions will be held every Saturday from 4:30-6pm for 8 weeks

Staff member will meet parent and child at the entrance to walk the child in. Please be on time.

Students should have on flexible clothing as well as appropriate shoes

Children MUST be fully potty trained.

There will be multiple breaks throughout the session to allow time for bathroom or water needs. Staff member will escort children to and from the bathroom.

Water bottles only; no other personal items allowed. Please make sure the child’s name is visibly written on their waterbottle.

We ask that parents/guardians stay within close proximity to the studio during these sessions.

Should a child need a break, we will provide a designated area inside the classroom for the child until they are ready to return to class.