**New Class Description**
Swing Dancing has been a favorite American pastime since the 1920’s! Swing was a favorite activity for American soldiers during both WW1 and WW2 and many vets. Bandstand the Musical is the story of a group of American veterans return from WW2, struggling to find normalcy again in their lives back home. They form a swing band and through music and dance, learn to cope with life after experiencing the horrors of war.
Join us for this musical theater class featuring numbers from Bandstand and focusing on the swing dancing that was so iconic in the 1940’s and has remained popular to this day. We will cover styles like the Lindy Hop, Charleston, Balboa, East and West coast swing and by the end of the course you will have a beginners knowledge of various types of swing!
Prerequisite: Core Dance
Paisley DuPuis is a CYT North Idaho alumni, her first show with CYT dating back to 2008. As well as being involved in CYT Paisley is also a trained dancer and has taken classes in ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap and hip hop and has been teaching dance for the past five years. She recently graduated from North Idaho College with an AA in music. Paisley has loved being involved over the years in many different aspects of CYT including being a CYT camp counselor and choreographer
, teaching classes and choreographing for both CYT and CCT productions. She is very excited to be teaching for CYT this session and to be able to be a part of a new generation of CYT students experience in the program.
David Eldridge recently graduated with his AA in Theatre and is stoked to be Co teaching for the first time at CYT. You might remember him from CYT's Schoolhouse Rock Live, or Snow White and the prince (Mirror). He plans to pursue a BFA in Musical Theatre. When he's doing rehearsing he has a side business taking headshots, and also enjoys swimming and exploring new places”--
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