photo by Caleb Carr

photo by Caleb Carr


September 12 - November 20, 2016

The Yard presents: Making It: Kids Do Dance at The YMCA. Featuring Yard dance educators- Jesse Keller, Danielle Doell, and Leah Crosby, the Y collaborates with The Yard to offer dance students fundamentals of dance making and creative dance skills that emphasize body awareness and confidence in movement. Each session, students learn dance skills that will help them build student choreography, have the opportunity to work with visiting dance artists, and participate in an end of session performance for family and friends presented at the MV Performing Art Center and The Yard. Please contact member services at the YMCA for availability. 

Monday- 6-9 year olds: 3:30-4:30 with Jesse Keller and Leah Crosby 

Tuesday- 10-13 year olds: 3:30-4:30 with Danielle Doell and Jesse Keller 

Wednesday 3-5 year olds: 3:30-4:15 with Leah Crosby and Danielle Doell

Fees: Member $98; Non-member $122

Please contact Member Services at The YMCA for availability.
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MAKING IT is The Yard's dance-making curriculum and creativity initiative that is available to all Martha's Vineyard Public, Charter, Home Schools, and The YMCA. MAKING IT is a model that uses dance as an outlet to connect curricular themes, build student collaborations, spark creativity, and support critical thinking. The Yard achieves this through multi-week workshops with a team of professional staff members and nationally acclaimed visiting artists. All workshops are designed on a individual basis; discussions with administration heads and classroom teachers work closely with a MAKING IT staff member to design the program for their specific classroom needs.  The Yard is committed to the success of MAKING IT and has pledged to absorb 100% of the program's cost. MAKING IT is currently supported by The Doris Duke Charitable Fund, The Tower Foundation, Ford Fun, Permanent Endowment of Martha's Vineyard, Farm Neck Foundation, and The Martha's Vineyard Savings Bank.