Dance Classes – Ballet and Musical Theatre

FAOPA is excited to offer dance classes this spring! Let us introduce our new instructor, Christy Heaton.

Christy Heaton

Ms. Christy Heaton has over 17 years of experience teaching ballet. She has choreographed
and staged many ballets including The Twelve Dancing Princesses, The Nutcracker, Les
Sylphides
 and excerpts from Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake. She has recently relocated from
Las Vegas, NV, where highlights of her diverse performing career include being a Showgirl in
Donn Arden’s Jubilee! on the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, a singer/dancer with Legends in
Concert 
and a singing cocktail waitress. Previous to her time in the desert, Christy performed in
several ballet and modern companies across the country, some of which include the
Sacramento Ballet, San Jose Dance Theatre, LA Chamber Ballet, James Sewell Ballet and
Minnesota Dance Theatre. She also danced and toured internationally with Labayan Dance in
San Francisco and Ricardo Peralta Danza Performa in Mexico. During her off seasons from
dance company work, she enjoyed performing in musicals, such as Chicago and South Pacific,
and operettas such as The Merry Widow, The Ancient Mariner and The Desert Song. Since
transitioning from performing to teaching, she has trained to become a certified yoga instructor.
She loves teaching yoga in the park and enjoying the beautiful nature Florida has to offer.

Dance Schedule:

Wednesday Nights: 

Developmental Ballet and Musical Theatre Combination Dance Class – 7 week course

Perfect for beginners and younger dancers. Teaches fundamentals to improve dancing in musical theatre. 

Cost: $80 

Starts April 6, 2022 and runs through May 18, 2022

Register Here


Thursday Nights: 

Ballet – the Core:

This class will focus on strengthening your core through technique and fundamental-based instruction. It will help you build up your stamina through training and increase your ability to dance stronger. 

For intermediate and advanced dancers. 

Thursday nights 7:00-8:00 pm

8 – week course March 24, 2022 – May 26, 2022 – No class on April 21, 2022, or May 5, 2022

Cost: $100

 

Musical Theatre Dance –

For intermediate and advanced dancers. 

Thursday nights 8:00-9:00pm

8 – week course March 24, 2022 – May 26, 2022 – No class on April 21, 2022, or May 5, 2022

Cost: $100