Teachers at the Old Town School

Monica Thomas

Dance

Monica fosters a fun and engaging learning environment that allows for personal empowerment and creative outlet. We focus on solid fundamentals of dance technique while also exploring major movement concepts, using Anne Green Gilbert's philosophy of BrainDance and ideas based on Laban Movement fundamentals. She emphasizes personal progress and achievements and encourages group collaboration. This leads students to a better understanding of their bodies and themselves.

Monica is a performer, choreographer, and filmmaker. As a dancer and actor, she has performed with Winifred Haun & Dancers, Mordine & Company, Striding Lion Performance Group, Redmoon, The Whiskey Rebellion, and The House Theater. Her film work has shown at festivals nationally and internationally. She is a former High Concept Laboratories Sponsored Artist and received the choreographic mentorship from Mordine & Company in 2013.

Started at the Old Town School in March of 2014


Group Classes for the session beginning 06/24/2019

Pre-Ballet with Monica Thomas

for kids with birthdays between: 07/28/2014 and 12/28/2015
Pre-Ballet introduces young dancers to ballet basics and creative movement fundamentals with a fun-filled variety of exercises and games. Join us for an upbeat kids dance class that lays a foundation for a lifetime of movement, coordination, and creativity!

$156 ($146 members)

06/28/2019 – 08/16/2019 (8 meetings)

Fridays · 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Ballet 1 with Monica Thomas

for kids with birthdays between: 06/28/2011 and 06/28/2014
Ballet 1 is a student’s introduction to ballet basics with a dual emphasis on continuing creative exploration through dance fundamentals. With ballet positions, terminology, basic steps, and work at the barre, this class will solidify your students’s understanding of dance fundamentals, expression through movement, and the strength and alignment necessary for continued dance development.

$184 ($174 members)

06/28/2019 – 08/16/2019 (8 meetings)

Fridays · 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Pre-Ballet with Monica Thomas

for kids with birthdays between: 07/29/2014 and 12/29/2015
Pre-Ballet introduces young dancers to ballet basics and creative movement fundamentals with a fun-filled variety of exercises and games. Join us for an upbeat kids dance class that lays a foundation for a lifetime of movement, coordination, and creativity!

$156 ($146 members)

06/29/2019 – 08/17/2019 (8 meetings)

Saturdays · 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM · 909 W Armitage Ave

Ballet 1 with Monica Thomas

for kids with birthdays between: 06/29/2011 and 06/29/2014
Ballet 1 is a wonderful introduction to ballet basics with a dual emphasis on continuing creative exploration through dance fundamentals. With ballet positions, terminology, basic steps, and work at the barre, this class will solidify your students’s understanding of dance fundamentals, expression through movement, and the strength and alignment necessary for continued dance development.

$184 ($174 members)

06/29/2019 – 08/17/2019 (8 meetings)

Saturdays · 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM · 909 W Armitage Ave

Ballet 2 - 3 with Monica Thomas

for kids with birthdays between: 06/29/2006 and 06/29/2013
Ballet 2 - 3 is an intermediate class for children who have been studying ballet for at least two years. Curriculum will develop your child’s expertise in ballet wiht barre work. We will begin to develop strength and technique, while across the floor combinations will focus on building a movement vocabulary. Students will increase their knowledge of terminology and develop a sense of rhythm and musicality. More attention will be paid to technical execution of movement.

$184 ($174 members)

06/29/2019 – 08/17/2019 (8 meetings)

Saturdays · 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM · 909 W Armitage Ave