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Ellie’s School of Music and Dance

Asheville, NC

"If I can't dance, I don't want your revolution!" 

     

New classes beginning in March, 2012 in West Asheville! 


APPALACHIAN CLOGGING 101:  

Tuesday evenings from 5:30-6:30
March 6th-April 10th
Sliding scale: 6-week session for $60-$100

Class description: Come prepared to have a lot of fun learning the basics of this wonderful dance style! With clear, step-by -step instruction and lots of encouragement and humor, you will be making music with your feet in no time at all. "Dance is music made visible." -George Balanchine

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CLOGGING FOR KIDS (AGES 6-10):  

Tuesday evenings from 4:45-5:15
March 6th-April 10th
Sliding scale: 6-week session for $40-$70

Class description: An adventure in dance for the younger set! Kids will learn the fundamentals of clogging, strengthen their natural connection to the music, and explore rhythms through fun games. All that is required to be part of this high-energy class is an interest in dancing and willingness to learn! Older kids are welcome in the adult classes.

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CAPE BRETON STEP DANCING:  

Monday evenings from 7:30 - 8:30
March 5th-April 9th
Sliding scale: 6-week session for $60-$100

Class description: Explore the driving rhythms and beautiful style of this percussive dance from Cape Breton Island in Canada. No experience is necessary. All of the steps will be clearly broken down and you might amaze yourself with the exciting footwork and choreography you have mastered by the end of the six-week class. 

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Now accepting private students and small groups at a sweet, little studio in West Asheville! 

MANDOLIN

BEGINNING GUITAR

BEGINNING UKULELE

CLOGGING

CAPE BRETON STEP DANCING

RHYTHM TAP

IRISH STEP DANCING

OLD TIME BAND

SINGING WITH AN INSTRUMENT

DETAILS: You can take individualized lessons or create a custom class with a small group of your friends, co-workers, or random people who share your love of music and dance!  Private lessons are $35/hr or $20/half hour.  Small group rates vary depending upon the size of the group. Please contact me with questions, to ask about barter/sliding scale, or to sign up:  ellie@gracefamilymusic.com or (573) 239-0430


INSTRUCTOR: Ellie Grace grew up performing professionally as part of her family band and now carries on her family's tradition in music and percussive dance.  Ellie is an experienced and patient teacher (having taught at camps, schools, studios, and festivals across the country for over twenty years).  Several years ago, Ellie left Missouri where she was running her own school of music and dance and headed to Western North Carolina.  Since her arrival here in the mountains, she has been on faculty as a percussive dance instructor at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, led Twistycuffs (a Cape Breton step dance troupe), and continued to tour and teach nationally and internationally with several bands (Leela and Ellie Grace, Dirk Powell Band, Blue Eyed Girl) and dance companies.  Though still young, Ellie nonetheless has a lifetime of experience to offer, delivered with joyful energy and humor.

With questions, please contact: 

ellie "at" gracefamilymusic.com  or (573) 239-0430

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