The Creative Dance Studio strives to make dance more accessible to our community. We believe in process rather than product. Learning proper dance technique and class etiquette will help children not only become more coordinated and physically fit, but also teach them self-discipline and motivation that will spill over into other areas of their lives building lasting self-esteem. We believe these experiences should be accessible to everyone.
Program Director, Rachel Hartmann Brady has been teaching dance for over 20 years. She holds a B.A. in dance from SIUE and has danced professionally in St. Louis and New York. She has taught dance, musical theater, gymnastics and Mommy and Me classes at the West Side YMCA in NYC, at COCA in St. Louis and many other local studios. This will be her 3rd year choreographing the Alton High School Musical. She recently choreographed Little Shop Of Horrors and Plaid Tidings for Alton Little Theatre. She choreographed and performed in the 60X60 project at the Sheldon in St. Louis.
Scott Brady holds bachelor's degrees in both Theatre and elementary Education. He has performed and conducted children's workshops with the Black Repertory Theatre Company, the New Theatre and Muny First Stage in St. Louis. He taught for the Arts in August summer camp at the West Side YMCA and directed plays for Alton Children's Theatre. He has 3 children ages 3, 5, and 9. He teaches 3rd grade at West Elementary.
Heather Hill has taught hip hop for over 10 years. She has taught for St. Louis Ballet and led master classes at Lindenwood University And Rena's Dance Studio in Edwardsville. She studied Theatre and Dance at SIUE. While Attending, she participated in many performances and served as President of University Dance Organization. She teaches Pilates at Nautilus recently received her Zumba certification.
To find out more of view our class schedules and pricing go to http://thecreativedancestudio.webs.com/ or call 462-6268.