Quarter #1

DANCE

Research shows that exercise stimulates brain health, increases heart rate & improves cognitive functioning. Dance is universal. Dance is fun. Dance is a great way to exercise both your body and your brain!

Hip-Hop Dance:

Our Hip-Hop portion of the program will emphasize turning and dance tricks, popping, freezing and sharpness.  Emphasis is placed on creativity, body expression and rhythm.  This style of dance is very close to “music video” style.   High energy music is used and pre-screened for lyrical content

Modern Jazz Dance:

The modern jazz portion of the program will incorporate dance combinations emphasizing extension, technique, control, body placement, style and uniformity. Emphasis is placed on leaps, turns, kicks, jumps and stylized jazz movements.

Our Dance Instructors:

All American Youth Activities, Inc. has been dedicated to providing quality programs to boys and girls ages 5 – 15 for over 25 years. We have been involved with Parks & Recreation Departments, Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCA’s and multiple school districts.

Mrs. Brittany Collins (Left): is a school teacher for Hillsborough County and a dance instructor for us. She has also recently taught the Delta/Star program at Quail Hollow Elementary. She just adores being with the children! Ms. Brittany has over 15 years of dance experience.

Mrs. Tara Labarbera (Top Right): has over 20 years of dance experience. Ms. Tara was recently instrumental in producing a dance program for H.O.S.T. at Dawson Elementary School in Hillsborough County.

Mrs. Naysha Massey – (Bottom Right): Her daytime work at the courthouse gives her special insight on the needs of children and their families. She is our Regional Director and supervises all of our instructors. Her dance experience spans over 18 years. Ms. Naysha also taught the DELTA/STAR program at Cox Elementary.