FAOPA is excited to offer dance classes this spring! Let us introduce our new instructor, 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.
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.
Thursday nights 6:30-7:30pm
8 – week course January 20, 2022 – March 10, 2022
8 – week course March 24, 2022 – April 19, 2022 – No class on April 21, 2022