Jenna Smith, new Dreamstarter recipient receives Grant from Running Strong for American Indian Youth
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Jenna Smith, new Dreamstarter recipient receives Grant from Running Strong for American Indian Youth

Our Choreographer, Jenna Smith is a recipient Dreamstarter grantee with Billy Mill’s Running Strong for American Indian Youth. In April of 2016, Jenna and her mentor were invited to Washington, DC Dreamstarter Academy, where all 10 Dreamstarters and their Mentors gathered with Billy Mills and the Running Strong staff. In September of 2016 she began...

How to Make a Ballet Bun
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How to Make a Ballet Bun

Materials: Spray bottle or glass filled with water Hairspray and/or hair gel Hair pins (These are “U” shaped with plastic tips) Bobby pins Elastic band/Hair tie Comb & Brush Hair net (Fine net with elastic edges, same color as hair) Procedure – For Long Hair (Shoulder length and longer) To start, lightly spray your hair...

Primary Ballet
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Primary Ballet

Young dancers are introduced to basic ballet, and are taught coordination, musicality, rhythm, French terminology, ballet class etiquette, and class sequencing.

Pre-Ballet 1 & 2
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Pre-Ballet 1 & 2

For students 3-5 years old. In pre-ballet we focus on developing coordination, rhythm, and strength while encouraging children to enjoy the benefits of song and dance while exploring their imaginations.

Ballet Technique
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Ballet Technique

A rich and in-depth approach, with lessons influenced by the Russian-based Vaganova method. Emphasis on clean footwork, strong technique, upper and lower body strength, and correct body alignment.

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Yoga

For the non-professional dance who desires the standard of excellence of classical training.

Jenna Smith
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Jenna Smith

Jenna Smith (Osage, Cherokee) is a 2011 graduate of Oral Roberts University, with a Bachelors of Science in Dance Performance. Jenna began dancing when she was three, and began pre-professional ballet training in the 6th grade with Pavel Rotaru.

Randy Tinker Smith
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Randy Tinker Smith

Randy Tinker Smith (Osage, Cherokee) is the great niece of America’s first American Indian General, Clarence Tinker (Osage). She studied Interior Design at Texas Tech University.