Calling All Aspiring Actors and Actresses: Mary Poppins, Jr. is Coming to YWCA New Britain

YWCA New Britain’s new Youth Theatre program is offering children a chance to participate in the premiere production of Mary Poppins, Jr. YWCA’s Director of Performing Arts, Chris Kuzia, or Miss Chris as she is known to her students, will be choreographing the show.  “We have wanted to start a

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3 Ways Instructors Can Encourage Creative Expression Within Dance

By Rebecca Swol   A common misconception in dance instruction is that since choreographed dance routines involve a group of dancers doing the same motions at the same time, they do not allow dancers to express their individual talents. Teaching whole-group choreography for the sake of team building and social

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Winter Wonderland Wows all in Attendance

By Shaunna Cullen Hundreds of people gathered on December 2nd at YWCA New Britain’s Winter Wonderland. This was the 5th annual event, and the best yet.The event is fun for the whole family and features a Yule Boutique shopping experience, a variety of children’s activities, a dance performance, and much

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How to Create a Positive Dance Environment

By Rebecca Swol Our fall dance classes have just begun and we are welcoming many new students at all levels. Creating a positive dance experience is a priority for our program. A truly successful dance studio aspires to create an environment to make any dancer that walks through the doors achieve

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Can’t Stop the Feeling Dance Recital Dazzles All in Attendance

by Shaunna Cullen This year’s dance recital for YWCA New Britain’s School of Dance was “a huge success!” according to Performing Art Director Chris Kuzia. For the first time, the show for both our New Britain and Bristol studios had the same theme- "Can’t Stop the Feeling.”  Children ages two all the

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Top Tips For Dance Recital Time

By Chris Kuzia Dance recital time is a very stressful and exhausting time of the year.  There are many extra rehearsals, routines to learn, and formations to memorize.  Here are Miss Chris’s 10, make that 12, Commandments for a Great Recital:         Attend as many classes and

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