During this time of Quarantine, we will be bringing you some videos, activities and lessons that you can enjoy and participate in at home on your own time. We know alot of you are doing online school, online socializing and online games and we don't want to burden you with more online classes. You can come visit us anytime, here on our website and enjoy what we post. You can also go onto our facebook page by clicking the icon above for updates and more.
We miss you all very much, wish you all good health. Enjoy your home and your family and know that you are in our thoughts always. We will look forward to summer time with you at our summer camps. Check them out and see what looks fun to you.
ENJOY!!! Ms. Joanne
PRESCHOOL & KINDER BALLET CLASS
These short segments bring you a simple warm up, positions, steps and techniques, that you can practice each day. Remember to do 10 of everything, put some music on and wear your dance clothes. You can have your siblings join you and teach them all you know.
Gather your family in a circle, begin sitting. Going around the circle, everyone gets to say one word, that will eventually create a story. Often the stories are crazy, but its fun to see where they go.
Then stand up, everyone take a turn to make a sound, keep going around and see where the sounds take you.You can also do this with notes, which will create a melody and then continue with words to make the lyrics.Have fun, be silly, show your family how much fun we have in our classes together and post videos of your stories and songs that you come up with
on our facebook page.
ACTING GAMES FOR ALL AGES
BEGINNING TAP FOR ALL AGES
GET THOSE TAP SHOES ON! PUT SOME MUSIC ON AND CLAP TO THE BEAT - IN 8s, 4s, 2s & 1s
Find a good surface to tap on at home
Really focus on breaking up your heels and your toes.
OUR GUEST TEACHER - MR. TOMMY'S JAZZ WARM UP
THANKS MR. TOMMY
YOU ARE AWESOME!
Mr. Tommy & Ms. Joanne danced together in the Production shows onboard the Crystal Harmony.
He is a talented singer, dancer and actor, a master of the Triple Threat Skills. He lives and teaches in Florida as well as travelling around the country working for Dance Masters.
ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE
BALLET & TAP FOR ELEMENTARY AGES 6-8
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF TEACHERS OF DANCE TAP CURRICULUM
teaches a curriculum for both ballet & tap, allowing dancers to advance as they learn, master techniques and improve their skills. These videos are examination prep classes and offer my students an inside look into how to test in each level. Practice and follow along, try to do once a week training.
CARDIO DANCE FITNESS
FOR ALL AGES AND LEVELS OF FITNESS
Hi Dance friends, for those of you missing my Adult classes, I found these short workouts online that are fantastic. They are short, but offer a full dance workout, to keep you in dancing shape. I am holding out hope for a positive outcome soon, so we can finish our session of Cardio dance classes and Ballet workouts. But feel free to enjoy these.
FAIRYTALE THEATER HELLO!!!
PAINT YOUR OWN BACKDROP
Have fun creating a scene.
CREATE YOUR OWN CHARACTERS.
THINK ABOUT WHERE YOUR STORY BEGINS AND ENDS.
CREATE YOUR OWN STORY
Write a short story
CREATE YOUR OWN SHOW, MAKE UP COSTUMES AND PROPS AND PERFORM IT FOR YOUR FAMILY.
Guest teacher from Florida, Mr. Tommy presents easy to follow tap steps.
THANKS AGAIN TO MR. TOMMY
Here you will find some beginning tap steps for the ADULT TAP class.
This is just a little something for you to work on. Notice the different terminology - Tom's is from the US and mine is from England.
We are excited to bring you a unique and wonderful story book, written by Ms. Joanne's husband, John Voors.
The story is about A Rock, bored with his lot in life and who thinks everyone has it better than him . Change is what he wants and change is what he gets, though not as he expected. Follow the adventures of the Restless Rock and the discoveries he makes.
This book is available on Amazon at the link below.
Once you have the book and read it. Create your own rock - find the perfect one and paint a face on it. Give your rock some fun experiences and be sure to share pictures with us on the VTA facebook page.
Mr. John, has always been an amazing story teller. He used to make up stories for our children and has written many of them that are soon to be published. All of his stories have a special experience, a lesson, a moral message and or a surprise twist.
As you know Ms. Joanne also writes all of her own Musical Theater plays and produces them during the year with her students.
Give it a try, create your own stories, through writing and pictures, act them out and remember, the skies the limit with creativity.
Learn this lovely song from Wizard of Oz
Learn this lovely song from Les Miz
CARDIO DANCE WARM UP AND SHORT COMBO
Its not the same as being in class but I wanted to reach out and offer you something while we are apart.To the left we have a warm up and to the right we have a short combo. Sorry we lost the slow video, so you will have to take it step by step.
CARDIO COMBO WITH MAKS AND VAL FROM DANCING WITH THE STARS.
I Had a blast with these guys!!!
Hope you can see a little bit of my style in there. I am so grateful to Maks and Val and Peta for putting out these amazing workouts. Listen to Max when he says, it isn't enough to just do the steps, you have to put a little feeling into it, dance bigger.
You can subscribe to their classes on youtube.
BEGINNING TAP FOR ALL AGES
BASIC HARLEM WALKS
During this quarantine, we thought it would be fun to look back in time at all the different shows we have done, dateing back as far as 2009. We have accomplished so much, inspired a great amount of talent and watched kids grow from preschoolers to seniors in high school.
Let's not forget those who are graduating this year, and are missing milestones they have looked forward to over the last 13 years of
schooling. I feel blessed to have been a part of their childhood journey into adult hood and wish them all the success in their new paths.
CLASS 2020 CV HIGH SCHOOL
Ian was involved in theater since he was 5 years old and continued through his sophomore year of high school in the acting department at school. He will be attending GCC to play on their football team and looks forward to growing in his passion for the game. He is strong, funny and a great dancer and is loyal and dedicated. We wish him all the success he desires.
CLASS 2020 CV HIGH SCHOOL
Grace joined VTA at the age of 6 for our Summer Theater Camp. She blossomed over the years into a funny and dynamic performer. We wish her well on her next step on her journey.
CLASS 2020 CV HIGH SCHOOL
Lucas joined VTA Summer Camps at the age of 7 and it was apparent almost immediately that he was a natural on the stage. His ability to take on a character, memorize lines and perform at a high level, lead him to take on all lead roles throughout his time with us until he graduated 8th grade. Though Lucas was a shy kid, he blossomed onstage and knew exactly how I wanted to tell my stories. He inspired all the other kids and everyone loved working with him and looked up to him. Lucas is super smart, and is a quiet and yet tough kid.
We wish Lucas luck and success as he begins his new journey.
PRESCHOOL DANCERS AND FAIRYTALE THEATER
Welcome to Monday May 5th.
As time goes by, we keep hoping we can get back to our fun adventures together in our dancing and theater classes. Ms. Joanne misses you all very much. Enjoy this video and practice the steps in the box.
GIVE THESE A TRY. REMEMBER TO TURN OUT YOUR TOES AND POINT YOUR FEET.
Plie - Ducky feet and bend those knees
Petite Jete - Ducky feet, jump from one foot to the other making a little window
Arm postions - 1st - 2nd - bras bas
Move like a swan