Description: This hour long class for kindergarteners will introduce young dancers to the standard structure of a ballet class with a short barre and some basic center work. We will also continue to emphasize musicality by introducing tap dance so that dancers can explore rhythm and sound.
1) Mon – 5:45 – 6:45pm – Valley West – Meredith
Registration fee: $15 (New Students)
Summer Tuition: $54 + tax
Meredith Stroot – Dance Instructor
Education: BS with honors in Elementary Education and a Minor in Dance from Iowa State University
Biography: Meredith Stroot graduated with honors from Iowa State University with a BS in Elementary Education and a minor in Dance. She was very involved in the ISU Dance Department and received the department’s Evelyn Jensen Outstanding Achievement in Outreach Award her senior year. Meredith performed with Orchesis I Modern Dance Company, performing in pieces choreographed by Taryn Packheiser, Janice Baker, Amy Martin, and Vernon Windsor. She also served as a board member for the company. She attended and performed at the American College Dance Festival.
Meredith trained extensively under Ami Yaro and Shanon Farsakh and performed as a charter member in what is now Yaro Dance Company. She won several awards dancing competitively as a student. Her students now carry on the tradition. Her choreography has won the high point and top honors at regional and national dance competitions.
Meredith’s passion is teaching and spreading her joy in the art of movement. She has been teaching and choreographing lyrical, ballet, musical theatre, modern, and jazz for several years. She has taught classes at Creative Movement Dance Company, Ames Parks and Recreation, and Iowa State University.
After teaching Kindergarten for many years, Meredith is now a literacy leader working with Pre-Kindergarten through 1st Grade teachers in the Boone Community School district.
Meredith believes in a positive, upbeat teaching atmosphere, instilling a love of dance in all students!
Girls: Pink tights worn under any type and style of leotard (you may choose solid color or patterns on leotards)
Boys:Tight white or black t-shirt or tank-top with black shorts, black pants or black leggings and white socks
|Ballet: Bloch Belle S0227G pink ballet shoes||Ballet: Capezio black leather ballet shoes|
|Tap: Capezio #625 black patent leather tap shoes||Tap: Capezio or Block black leather with tie shoelaces|
All Sections: Valley West Mall, 1551 Valley West Dr #109, West Des Moines, IA 50265