|Creative Movement & Pre-Ballet Classes - Specifically designed by
Deborah Grebel, for pre-school children to encourage self-expression
and creative movement in a playful and nurturing environment. This class
combnies education and gentle structure with spontaneity. The class offers
music, ranging from nursery rhyme songs, world dance, to classical, to tell
stories that the class interprets through movement and dance. Deborah
Grebel developed the Princess, Princess Ballerina© game for the girls and
the Prince, Prince Charming© game for the boys. The children develop
balance, creativity and rhythm while exploring the different ways they can
move with different types of music. Floor tumbling is class to assist in
strength development to prepare the child for the rigors of ballet class.
The class also utilizes props such as scarves, wands, and stuffed animals
for added creativity for Baby Ballet. Children learn taking turns, ballet
etiquette and overall social skills. Stretching and age-appropriate motor
development skills are an important part of this class which is
taught by Deborah Grebel who holds degrees in ballet, dance physiology,
early childhood education, and kinesiology; and Ms. Amelia Grace Self, a
former student trained by the Grebel's in ballet and in the teaching
program of the studio. Ms. Amelia also works in a daycare when she is not
attending classes at Jefferson State and teaching at Grebel Dance. She
also teaches a combo ballet/tap/tumbling class for ages 5-7. Tap is offered
on a workshop basis, usually one Saturday each month for $10per class.
The instructor is Hillary Wilson.
Ballet I - III classes range for children from 7 - 11 years old. Children
are first placed by age, then by ability. The classes begin with the basics of
ballet, combined with progressive dance skills. By age 9 or 10, the
students are introduced to the Vaganova syllabus for their classes. These
classes are taught by Deborah Grebel and Amanda Brice. Stevan Grebel
teaches ages 12 and up in levels IV - VI.
Mrs. Grebel has been teaching and choreographing for children
for 35 years, beginning at Briarwaood Ballet School, 10 years
with the UAB Youth Ballet, 4 years at Montgomery Ballet and
she founded the North Jefferson Academy of Dance.
Deborah has three children and three grandchildren.
1 class per week: $55.00 monthly
2 classes per week: $100 monthly
Classes are 45 minutes each.
Next to, and nearby: Valley Elementary School, Creative Stages Day
Care, Pump It Up, Pelham High School, Bruno Montessori, Indian
Springs IB School, St. Francis of Assisi, Rverchase Middle School,
Pelham Rec Center, Pelham Parks, Oak Mountain, Valley Intermediate
School, I-65, Valleydale Road, Hwy. 119, Hwy. 261 and Hwy. 31.
|Shelby County's only pre-professional dance program.
205.620.0800 or 205.602.5639