Dance Type: Combo: Ballet and Tap
Combo Dance combines Ballet and Tap in age-related cohorts. These classes give young dancers a chance to try both forms of dance in the same class. Dancers learn the basic creative movements of each dance form. Ballet teaches dancers grace and discipline, and Tap teaches dancers rhythm and musicality. Emphasis is on basic skill development, steps and coordination with music.
Instructor: Ashlee Simonson
Ashlee grew up in the suburbs of Denver and started both dance and gymnastics at the age of 3. While captain of her high school dance team, they competed in the 5A Division State Competition - taking home 3rd place. Later that same season, the team placed 2nd in the small pom category at the National Dance Association National Competition in Orlando, FL. She continued her dance career at the University of Colorado â€“ Colorado Springs and was captain her Freshman year. She also spent a year with U. Dance at the University of South Dakota while her husband attended medical school. She has been a part of the LiRa Dance Theatre Company since 2015 and is excited to be able to continue dancing and teaching with Balleraena Dance Studio.