En Pointe Danse helps students explore the wonders of dance
Aug 21, 2016 05:26PM ● Published by Today's Family
Owner Gail Friedberg, who has been teaching and dancing professionally for over 35 years, fell in love with dance at an early age. "My mom had a dance school when I was growing up,” Friedberg comments. "Also, both of my parents were in the circus, so dancing and performing have been part of my life for as long as I can remember."
Friedberg, along with fellow instructor Jean Brady, teaches a variety of classes in creative movement, ballet, pointe, tap, and modern dance. Children can start as young as age 3; however there is no age limit when it comes to dance. En Pointe also offers adult classes in tap and ballet.
Every spring, students age 6 and up have the opportunity to dance in one of Friedberg's original ballets. Each ballet is based on children's stories, fairy tales, and fantasies. Meanwhile the younger children, ages 3 to 5, participate in a separate informal showing. In that way all gain the experience of performing on stage.
Aside from being fun and a good form of exercise, dance offers many lifelong benefits and skills including coordination, self-control and discipline. “We love dance, and relish the opportunity it gives students to broaden their horizons. We want them to experience the joy of dancing while developing a good foundation, excellent technique, and a sense of discipline that stays with them for the rest of their lives, says Friedberg.”
For more information call En Pointe Danse at 440-247-5747 or visit www.enpointedanse.com.