What is the Dance Program Preparatory Course?
The UNITY Youth Dance Program Preparatory Course (Dance PPC) will begin in February 2019 and will
introduce youth to the soulful art form of dance in preparation for the launch of the full dance program in the fall of 2019. The Dance PPC will engage youth ages 6 to 19 and will provide a platform for youth to learn and perform the foundations and basics of mainstream, soulful styles of dance, including African, hip-hop, lyrical and praise, tap, and jazz dance.
What are the goals of the Dance PPC?
● Decrease the risk of youth obesity and obesity-related disease by increasing health knowledge through nutrition and physical activity education and increasing physical activity levels through dance
● Increase the likelihood of positive life outcomes for youth by countering risk factors and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) through protective factors
● Increase youth engagement in performing arts and culture programs, which is shown by research to positively affect academic performance and achievement in school
What will the Dance PPC do for youth?
● Youth will be exposed to positive peers and adults in a safe environment that empowers students to strive for excellence and practice our organizational principles of respect, discipline, confidence, and value for education
● Youth will be able to demonstrate their understanding of technical and artistic elements of soulful dance as well as their knowledge and familiarity with historically and culturally influential dancers of soulful styles
● Youth will have the opportunity to perform choreographed dance pieces at a showcase at the end of the course
When and where will the UNITY Youth Dance PPC classes be offered?
The classes will be held weekly beginning the end of February 2019 and ending in May 2019. The UNITY Dance PPC will be held in the UNITY Program & Training Center (PTC). Classes will be held in the Dance/Multi-Purpose Training Lab, a state-of-the-art space featuring two full walls of mirrors and ballet bars, an audio system, a projector, a projection screen, and a recording system that can record live dance rehearsals.
How can I get more information about the Dance PPC and or get my youth involved?
More information about this course will be available in the weeks to come. If you are interested in getting your youth involved in the Dance Program Preparatory Course, please fill out an information card. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the UNITY PTC office at 260-755-2662.
Click here to fill out our program interest form. For more information and to be the first to know when course registration opens, email email@example.com or call 260-755-2662.
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