The Dance Department: Abilene Parks and Recreation

The Dance Dept. is a studio that provides quality dance instruction for North Central KS. Dance Instructor is Sabrina Boyd

Jessica Polzella was raised in Abilene, and graduated from AHS. She has had a love for dance since her parents put her in ballet classes at the age of four. Upon moving to Kansas, it was difficult to find quality instruction in this area, so her parents drove her up to five times a week to Wichita in order that she could receive high quality ballet training. Since then, she has danced with the KSU dance department, Wichita Contemporary Dance Theatre, and Second Act Dance Company, of Arizona. Jessica holds a bachelors degree from Wichita State University, and continued her dance teaching education in Toronto, Canada at Canada’s National Ballet School. She then went on to study with the Royal Acadamy of Dance in London via telecourse. Jessica teaches an Royal Acadamy of Danced based program, which insures that dancers are safe and the movement is developmentally age appropriate. Students can expect the finest in dance education and fundamentals. Jessica is a certified Barre Fitness instructor and trainer, and her specialties include child pedagogy and kineseology. She has a passion for dance, music, and any kind of art. Jessica spends her free time pursuing various musical endeavors and spending time with her family. Studio Policies: Attendance and Conduct: Students must come to class on time and prepared. Regular attendance is imperative to the dancer’s progress. Be respectful to teachers, parents, and especially your classmates. Treat each dancer with support, respect and encouragement. The Teacher reserves the right to dismiss any dancer who displays unsatisfactory behavior. If a student is more than 5 minutes late, teachers reserve the right to ask a student to sit and watch class. Attendance is of the utmost importance, as no make up classes will be allowed. If attendance falls below 80%, the teacher may request that the student take private lessons in order to participate in any performances. Dress Code: Dress code is set on a class-by-class basis. Please use the following as a guideline: Jazz/Strength and Stretch: Solid color leotard or form fitting tank or tshirt (no designs or logos please) Black jazz pants, leggings, or bike shorts (no short shorts) Jazz shoes or foot undeez Hair in pony tail, off face, secure. Students should not have to adjust their hair during class. Ballet: Solid colored leotard, pink tights, single layer chiffon skirt (not attached) optional. Students may be asked to remove skirts by the instructor if neccessary. Pink canvas or leather ballet shoes (no slippers) Elastics sewn and secure, no drawstrings showing. Hair in a secure bun. Students should not have to adjust hair during class. A demonstration will be given the first day of class. If a student is not dressed properly, they will be expected to sit and participate orally or by taking notes. Students who have issues with their hair will be sent to the lobby to get help from a parent. A catalog is available from Miss Jess to purchase items either using her code on Discount Dance Supply or directly through her. Cash and Checks are accepted. A list of suggested items will be provided on the first day of class. Please ask Miss Jess if you have any question regarding dress code. Parent observation: Parents are asked to wait in the lobby of the Rec Center. Parents are not permitted inside the studio with the dancers, as it is very distracting to both the dancers and the teacher. Parent observation dates will be announced and should take place midway through the term. Please make plans to attend these observations, as they are very important to the student. Miss Jess will be available to answer any questions for parents FOLLOWING their child’s class. Tuition and Fees: All tuition and fees can be taken care of through the Parks and Rec office. Please see the front desk for any questions regarding fee scheduling. Scholoarship may be available for some students.

[04/20/20]   ABILENE PARKS & RECREATION UPDATE
Hello All! We hope you and your family are doing well during this time! We are back to work in the office Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00pm. We have the phones turned on and are ready for your calls. We will also be helping in the parks at times, so in that case the phones will be off. Please leave us a message and we will get back with you!
The Abilene Community Center will remain closed to the public at this time. We sure miss all of our visitors that come walk, play pickleball, exercise or just come in to play basketball or volleyball! We will be so happy to see you once we are able to open the doors!

CANCELLATIONS:
We have cancelled activities and rentals through the end of May. These include Dance and Dance Recital, Little Athlete Baseball, Little Sprouts Gardening, and Abilene Community Center Rentals. Refunds will be issued to your ActiveNet account to use for future registrations, unless otherwise requested.

We know this is a difficult time. We thank you for your patience and understanding. We are excited to start back to our activities as soon as it is safe to. Watch our page for fun challenges that you can do with your family and share with us.

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Free Online Toddler Frozen Dance Class

Hey guys! Miss Sam here! Please enjoy this Free Online Frozen Themed Ballet Class! Enjoy xoxo SamCam

[03/23/20]   In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have cancelled all activities and programs through the end of April. This does include dance classes for the month of April. We are hoping to still hold the dance recital, possibly in May. Please watch our page for the most up to date information concerning programs and activities.

If we do need to cancel the recital, if a refund is applicable, we will refund your account to be used in the future with Abilene Parks and Recreation program.

[03/17/20]   Update!! We will not have dance classes for the remainder of the month. Please stay healthy and safe! As of now we will start back up with dance in April. I will post updates as time goes on. Thank you!

[02/20/20]   Recital fees are due next Friday! Please Please get this done !!! Thank you ❤️

[02/16/20]   Reminder, there is dance tomorrow, even though there is no school.

[01/20/20]   No dance tonight!!

Make sure to get one of these from me ASAP 🙂

[01/04/20]   I hope everyone had a relaxing and wonderful break!! We are starting classes back up January 6th, all classes and times are the same. Excited to get back to it!! See you next week ☺️

It’s Recital week!! Looking forward to a fun weekend full of dancing. Rehearsal is Friday at 5; any attire that can be danced in is fine and hair up if it can go up. RECITAL the 14th Saturday at 2! PLEASE bring dancers at 1:15. Hair is to be worn UP unless hair is too short. Nothing crazy, so do not stress. Please if you have any questions feel free to call or text me. 785-630-0162 THANKS!

Learning new things!!

The Dance Department: Abilene Parks and Recreation

Make sure you check out the board for any new updates and information ✨
Bring on the Christmas recital 💃🏻

[11/11/19]   REMINDER: No dance classes this evening ‼️ have a wonderful Monday😊

[10/31/19]   Reminder‼️ No dance this evening

The Dance Department: Abilene Parks and Recreation

All Parents, make sure to pick up one of these flyers next week! ✨

Christmas Recital here we come!! 💃🏻

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[09/05/19]   Dance classes tonight, Thursday, September 5:
Lyrical/Contemporary 4:00 - 4:30 pm
Jazz 4:30 - 5:00 pm
Hip Hop 5:00 - 5:30 pm
The age group for tonight is 9 - 13 years old

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Abilene Parks & Recreation

We are currently taking enrollments for this years dance classes. You may register by calling (785) 263-7266 or visiting https://apm.activecommunities.com/abilene/

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[08/05/19]   I hope to see you all this Thursday the 8th at 6 p.m!! Exciting things coming! I will be able to answer any and all questions as well as inform everyone on this upcoming year events.

This is the schedule for dance classes. Registration will open on August 8 at 6:00 pm

[07/30/19]   Meet the Instructor(s)
Location: Abilene Community Center
Date: Thursday, August 8
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 pm
This is the time to speak with the Instructor(s) and register for your class(es)
Registration will be open at that time!

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Abilene Parks & Recreation

*****Reminder today is the Day *****
The Dance Department: Abilene Parks and Recreation
Dance Camps with Sabrina Boyd at the Abilene Community Center
Registration Deadline: Friday, June 7 *****TODAY*****

Ballerina Princess
Dates: June 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20
Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Time: 9:30 – 10:30 am
Fee: $37.50
Ages: 3 to 7
Max Enrollment: 15
Your dancer will learn basic steps and use their imagination to explore basic dance steps.

Find Your Dance Style
Dates: June 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20
Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Time: 10:30 – 11:30 am
Fee: $37.50
Ages: 6 & Up
Min Enrollment: 6
Max Enrollment: 15
Dancers will explore different styles of dance while building stamina, strength and flexibility.

Hip-Hop Camp
Dates: June 10 & 17
Days: Mondays
Fee: 5 – 8-year old - $20.00
9 & Up - $25.00
Time: 5 – 8-year old – 9:30 – 10:30 am
9 & Up – 8:00 – 9:30 am
Min Enrollment: 6
Max Enrollment: 15
Fun and energizing music make it easy to learn to move to the groove. Learn the hottest hip-hop moves.

Classy Cat Workshop
Dates: June 14 & 21
Days: Fridays
Fee: $25.00
Time: 5 – 8-year old – 10:00 – 11:45 am
9 & Up – 8:00 – 10:00 am
Min Enrollment: 6
Max Enrollment: 15
Join out very own Classy Cat as she teaches you a couple of dances to the K-State songs including a condensed fight song! See what it is like to spend a day as a classy cat!

Sign up with the Abilene Parks & Recreation office at 263-7266 or online https://apm.activecommunities.com/abilene/

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Abilene Parks & Recreation

Dance Camps with Sabrina Boyd at the Abilene Community Center
Registration Deadline: Friday, June 7

Ballerina Princess
Dates: June 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20
Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Time: 9:30 – 10:30 am
Fee: $37.50
Ages: 3 to 7
Max Enrollment: 15
Your dancer will learn basic steps and use their imagination to explore basic dance steps.

Find Your Dance Style
Dates: June 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20
Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Time: 10:30 – 11:30 am
Fee: $37.50
Ages: 6 & Up
Min Enrollment: 6
Max Enrollment: 15
Dancers will explore different styles of dance while building stamina, strength and flexibility.

Hip-Hop Camp
Dates: June 10 & 17
Days: Mondays
Fee: 5 – 8-year old - $20.00
9 & Up - $25.00
Time: 5 – 8-year old – 9:30 – 10:30 am
9 & Up – 8:00 – 9:30 am
Min Enrollment: 6
Max Enrollment: 15
Fun and energizing music make it easy to learn to move to the groove. Learn the hottest hip-hop moves.

Classy Cat Workshop
Dates: June 14 & 21
Days: Fridays
Fee: $25.00
Time: 5 – 8-year old – 10:00 – 11:45 am
9 & Up – 8:00 – 10:00 am
Min Enrollment: 6
Max Enrollment: 15
Join out very own Classy Cat as she teaches you a couple of dances to the K-State songs including a condensed fight song! See what it is like to spend a day as a classy cat!

Sign up with the Abilene Parks & Recreation office at 263-7266 or online https://apm.activecommunities.com/abilene/

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Abilene Parks & Recreation

Dance Camps with Sabrina Boyd at the Abilene Community Center
Deadline: Friday, June 7

Ballerina Princess
Dates: June 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20
Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Time: 9:30 – 10:30 am
Fee: $37.50
Ages: 3 to 7
Max Enrollment: 15
Your dancer will learn basic steps and use their imagination to explore basic dance steps.

Find Your Dance Style
Dates: June 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20
Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Time: 10:30 – 11:30 am
Fee: $37.50
Ages: 6 & Up
Min Enrollment: 6
Max Enrollment: 15
Dancers will explore different styles of dance while building stamina, strength and flexibility.

Hip-Hop Camp
Dates: June 10 & 17
Days: Mondays
Fee: 5 – 8-year old - $20.00
9 & Up - $25.00
Time: 5 – 8-year old – 9:30 – 10:30 am
9 & Up – 8:00 – 9:30 am
Min Enrollment: 6
Max Enrollment: 15
Fun and energizing music make it easy to learn to move to the groove. Learn the hottest hip-hop moves.

Classy Cat Workshop
Dates: June 14 & 21
Days: Fridays
Fee: $25.00
Time: 5 – 8-year old – 10:00 – 11:45 am
9 & Up – 8:00 – 10:00 am
Min Enrollment: 6
Max Enrollment: 15
Join out very own Classy Cat as she teaches you a couple of dances to the K-State songs including a condensed fight song! See what it is like to spend a day as a classy cat!

Sign up with the Abilene Parks & Recreation office at 263-7266 or online https://apm.activecommunities.com/abilene/

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[05/30/19]   Tights will be available in limited quantities for $10 tomorrow if your child needs them for Tech rehearsal

Can't wait to have the fabulous Keller Photography & Design take our recital pictures tomorrow!

[05/29/19]   Reminder: Basics 1 and 2 will need pink tights and pink canvas or leather ballet shoes for recital

For basics 1 and 2: if you’re interested how to do half up curls- we love curlformers at our house!!!

[05/25/19]   We are still looking for a couple moms to help dress rehearsal and more importantly recital night back stage! If you would like to be with your kiddo during the show and watch from the wings please let me know ASAP!!

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How to do Recital Makeup

Stage make up tutorial https://youtu.be/2YYEsVyqO1s

Here's how to do makeup for your dance recital. Jennissa shows us how to do great stage makeup to help your daughter look great under the stage lights at her...

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HOW TO DO A PERFECT BALLET BUN 💗 JUSTICE

Recital hair!! https://youtu.be/1zrmfSvcte4

BalletMet's Kaitlynn, Chloe and Noelle show you how to make the perfect ballet bun, also known as a classical ballet bun. SUBSCRIBE TO JUSTICE 💗 https://www....

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