Mondays 7:00pm-8:00pm [ April 26 - May 24 ]
My name is Mandi Jo Glidewell and I am the owner of Tu Left Feet. My dance education began at the age of 2 at Teresa’s School of Dance and continued at Dance and Theatre Unlimited, Chesterfield Dance Center, George Mason University, and Randolph College for over 28 years. I have been trained in Gymnastics, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Pointe, Broadway, Musical Theatre, Partnering, African, Competition, Yoga and AcroBatic Arts styles and have been teaching dance and gymnastics for over 16 years to ages 18 months to adult. I have a Bachelor’s of Arts in Dance and Business Management from Randolph College, where I worked with companies such as the Limon Company, Pilobolus, the Martha Graham Company, and the Paul Taylor Company. I have also choreographed dances for Chesterfield Dance Company, Premiere Dance Academy, Chester Performing Arts Studio, Stretch & Grow, George Mason University and Randolph College. I continue to teach dance and gymnastics at the Elizabeth Randolph Lewis Powhatan YMCA and the Midlothian Family YMCA, continue to take classes at various dance seminars, competitions, and workshops on the east coast with companies like the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes, and continue to take various technique classes at several local studios to keep in the student frame of mind. I have a passion for teaching dance to children, teens, and adults and would love to have the opportunity to have you or your child try one of our many performing arts classes at Tu Left Feet!
About the course
[ April 26 - May 24 ]
WHAT IS ACROBATIC ARTS?
The Acrobatic Arts syllabus is based on true acro, preparing students to perform skills on a hard stage as part of a complete dance routine package, in 5 skill areas: Flexibility, Strength, Limbering, Balancing and Tumbling.
The syllabus contains 12 levels with well thought out progressions that take students from the very beginning (skills such as forward roll and 'L' handstand) to advanced levels (skills such as Front and Side Aerials and Multiple Back handsprings).
The Acrobatic Arts Teacher Training and Certification program is designed to teach dance educators how to safely and effectively instruct AcroDance in the dance studio. This program starts at the very beginning, teaching proper technique, safety, and spotting skills for AcroDance. Acrobatic Arts bridges the athleticism of gymnastics and the poise and grace of dance through the reinforcement of ballet, jazz, and lyrical technique.
*Tan Leather Capezio Turning Pointes or Tan Canvas Capezio Hanami Pirouettes
*Any solid color leotard with pink or black convertible or footless tights.
*Black leggings or black spandex dance shorts may be worn over tights.
(NO Soccer / Soffe Shorts)