I enjoy being able to give back to a program that has given so much to me. As an original and first participant of the FootLights program it's an honor to have grown through the years and have held numberous positions with in the program I now currently operate as Program Director and Master instructor. FootLights has so much to offer and now as my two daughters grow up in FootLights it has become a generational gift for my youth to enjoy as well.
FootLights is a family. I have been apart of this program for 10 years going from a volunteer to an employee. This ladies have supported me in good and bad times. One of our parents says it takes a village to raise the children and she look at us and said you'll are the village.
The Staff and the students
The staff is very attentive to the needs of the youth and the program offers a plethora of youth professional development opportunities through their arts and education programing
We host auditions for every student as a way to see where their at in their performing art of choice.
All staff are continuing college education as performing arts is a skill you have to keep developing. We receive professional training through Redwoods which include but aren't limited to, slips and falls, CPR, blood Bourne pathogens, appropriate touch, child abuse prevention and more. Our instructors are professional teaching artist who've received associates or more pertaining to their art form or supporting youth development and enrichment.
FootLights is a nonprofit funded program. Our prices are discounted and financial need based to serve the area of Hartford who could not afford classes any other way. The program has two semesters, September-December and January-June. The program fee per semester is currently $200. If you are a YMCA member you receive a discount in which your price will be $180. With in that price you receive 3 classes a week plus tutoring support, invites to workshops and performances. Reach out to us for more detailed information and to set up your audition.
My mother has her own educational arts program and as a child I was apart of her dance group that performed and traveled. I also helped with choreography for competitions. When I graduated from high school, I was teacher assistant for the FootLights program. That is where my teaching began to develop and has curated, matured through the past 16 years.
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