Jilyan was born and raised in Massachusetts before moving to West to obtain her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Education from Arizona State University. She has had the opportunity to teach in studios, middle schools, high schools, and day & overnight camps in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Arizona and Washington. Predominately trained in modern and jazz, Jilyan has also studied ballet, tap, and acrobatics. She holds two levels of certification through Acrobatic Arts, a certification through International Dance Teaching Standards, and has completed the Summer Dance Institute for Teachers at the Creative Dance Center, expanding her knowledge of Brain Compatible Dance Education.
Jilyan takes a personal approach to teaching dance. Her focus is on combining proper technique while exploring self-expression, confidence, and personal growth. She is dedicated to educating dancers about all areas of dance including its rich history, kinesiological principles and choreographic methods. More than anything, Jilyan is focused on having fun in the classroom and creating a love for dance and movement.
SM 21 Creative Movement Saturdays 9am- 10am
Ages 3-5 yrs July 17,24,31, August 7,14
Faculty: Christine Juarez, Director WSPA
Creative Movement Saturdays is a joyful exploration of space and movement with an emphasis on music, tempo, and locomotion, and the human Skeleton. A strong mind/body connection will be nurtured as students explore how their bodies work with Mr. Bones! They will learn to move and isolate body parts and use pathways and shapes to move through the class. New concepts are introduced weekly, opposite, up/down, joints, bones, closed/open and so many more. Creative imagery, language story telling will be all used. This is an action packed informative class with a lot of content!
Attire: PLEASE NO SKIRTS. They trip the dancers and get in the way for upside down exercises. Pink, tank leotard, pink tights and pink ballet slippers serve as a palette for us to build costuming on. Hair in a bun. No Jewelry.
Creative Movement/ Pre- Ballet | Tuesdays| 4:30-5:30| Ages 3-5 yrs.|
Dates: July 13, 20, 27 Aug. 3, 10 $140
Instructor: Christine Juarez, Director WSPA
Attire: Girls pink tights, pink leotard, pink ballet slippers NO SKIRTS they cover the legs and inhibit movement. Boys, white t-shirt, or white short-sleeved leotard, black shorts or leggings, white ballet slippers, and white ankle socks. Long hair in a bun.
Creative Movement Saturdays is a joyful exploration of space and movement with an emphasis on music, tempo, and locomotion. A strong mind/body connection will be nurtured as students explore how their bodies work and move and how they can isolate body parts and use pathways and shapes to move through the class. New concepts are introduced weekly, opposite, up/down, joints, bones, closed/open and so many more. Creative imagery, language, and props will be all used.