Description: This class for pre-kindergarten dancers will teach students a few basic ballet movements and positions while continuing to emphasize the concepts of musicality and movement as a form of expression.
1) Thursday – 5:00 – 5:30 pm – Valley West – Brett
Registration fee: $15 (New Students)
Summer Tuition: $36 + tax
Brett Machamer – Dance Instructor
Biography: Brett has been dancing since the age of four, studying at Westside Dance Academy and Iowa Ballet Academy. Her main focus is in ballet and pointe, but she also studied jazz, tap, hip hop, and modern dance extensively. She also traveled to receive training at Milwaukee School of Ballet. Over the years, she performed with Iowa Dance Theatre and Yaro Dance Company, often performing lead roles. Through working with Iowa Dance Theatre, she has been able to be a student to many teachers in the Des Moines area. She was selected to perform a piece by Jessica Lang while her company visited Iowa in 2016. Most recently, she performed with Hurley and Dancers as a guest artist and co-choreographed a hip hop piece for Iowa Dance Theatre’s 2018 spring show.
She is currently a Senior member of Dance Masters of Mid-America and is certified in Progressing Ballet Techniques.
Brett works as a Physical Therapist Assistant part-time and continues to take classes and perform when she can.
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
Girls: Bloch Belle S0227G pink ballet shoes
Boys: Capezio black leather ballet shoes
All Sections: Valley West Mall, 1551 Valley West Dr #109, West Des Moines, IA 50265