Tyrone Area YMCA welcomes new dance instructors

The Tyrone Area YMCA is excited to announce Bethany Miller of Bellwood and Abby Park of Tyrone as the new dance instructors for the fall/winter programs of 2003-04.
The Tyrone Area YMCA Dance Academy will offer classes for individuals ages three to 18 in ballet, pointe, tap and jazz. Classes in modern and lyrical dance will also be offered along with a pre-ballet and creative movement class for preschoolers.
A scheduled open house at the YMCA dance studio on Saturday, August 23 from 1-3 p.m. is available for those interested individuals who would like to come out and meet the new dance instructors and see what the new dance programs have to offer.
“At the Tyrone YMCA Dance Academy, we teach, live, and dance by the motto ‘if you can breathe, you can dance’ so don’t be afraid to come out and give it a try,” said Miller.
As head instructor, Miller offers a strong background in dance. She studied at Andrea’s School of Dance in Bellwood for approximately eight years and focused on ballet, tap, lyrical and jazz.
She then taught two years at Andrea’s School of Dance. Miller has graduated from Penn State with a Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Arts with a dance studies minor.
Assistant instructor Abby Park also offers a strong background in dance. She studied at the Tyrone YMCA for 14 years and focused on ballet, tap, jazz and modern.
She was a student assistant for one year at the YMCA. Currently, Park is attending Penn State and majoring in Integrative Arts.
Miller has numerous goals to make the dance program a success.
“I want to make it a fun place where people can come and meet people and make new friends. I want to bring a good reputation back to the dance academy,” said Miller.
Park also agrees that she has many goals to make the dance program fun and exciting for all involved.
“I want to make it fun for the girls but get their technique back up and help them improve,” added Park.
Miller and Park work as a team to design the classes so that a positive environment is created for the participants to develop good self-esteem, confidence, social and motor skills, and an appreciation for the art of dance.
Classes are scheduled to begin September 2. Students will be able to participate in the Christmas recital and Annual Spring Recital, as well as other programs scheduled throughout the year.