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Eastern Iowa Arts Academy - Professional Instructors

Instructors

Eastern Iowa Arts Academy provides students with excellent leadership and instruction in all areas of the arts. Currently, EIAA has over 45 staff members who specialize in art, dance, drama, creative writing, cultural arts and music instruction.

 

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Vanessa Terell

BIO

Vanessa grew up dancing and performing in Cedar Rapids.  She graduated from the University of Iowa in May 2010 with a BA in Dance, focusing on ballet and dance education.  Currently, she teaches dance classes and creates choreography for groups including marching bands, musical theatre, and show choirs all around Eastern Iowa. 



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Available Classes

Class NameClass DescriptionClass CategoryFeeClass LocationSchedule
Multi-Cultural Dance Exploration (H) Come and experience an array of dance styles from multiple cultures across the world. From African dance to the Samba (Brazil), students will enjoy this fast pace class of exciting movement. Special guest dancers/groups will also be present to perform and lead small workshops throughout the session. The dance class will prepare a “dance collage” number to perform at EIAA’s Arts Alive Showcase in November. dance0.00HarrisonMonday
3:45-4:45
Multi-Cultural Dance Exploration (V) Come and experience an array of dance styles from multiple cultures across the world. From African dance to the Samba (Brazil), students will enjoy this fast pace class of exciting movement. Special guest dancers/groups will also be present to perform and lead small workshops throughout the session. The dance class will prepare a “dance collage” number to perform at EIAA’s Arts Alive Showcase in November. dance0.00Van BurenTuesday
3:45-4:45
Multi-Cultural Dance Exploration Come and experience an array of dance styles from multiple cultures across the world. From African dance to the Samba (Brazil), students will enjoy this fast pace class of exciting movement. Special guest dancers/groups will also be present to perform and lead small workshops throughout the session. The dance class will prepare a “dance collage” number to perform at EIAA’s Arts Alive Showcase in November. dance0.00HarrisonMonday
3:45-4:45
Multi-Cultural Dance Exploration Come and experience an array of dance styles from multiple cultures across the world. From African dance to the Samba (Brazil), students will enjoy this fast pace class of exciting movement. Special guest dancers/groups will also be present to perform and lead small workshops throughout the session. The dance class will prepare a “dance collage” number to perform at EIAA’s Arts Alive Showcase in November. dance0.00Van BurenTuesday
3:45-4:45
EIAA/Madison Dance TeamThis class will help teach students what it’s like to be on a dance team. We will begin with a warm-up, work on jumps, kicks, and turns, and learn a pom-style routine. This class is a must for anyone that wants to dance! dance0.00MadisonMonday
3:45-4:45
Creative Dance- early dismissal dayson early dismissal days , will meet and explore dancing.dance0.00KenwoodWednesday
1:35-2:35
Creative Dance- early dismisslaon arly dismissal days , will meet and explore the wonderful world of dancing. Students will use imagery, music, and props to experience the joy of dancing.dance0.00ClevelandWednesday
1:45-2:45
Creative Dance- early dismissal dayson arly dismissal days , will meet and explore dancing.dance0.00ClevelandWednesday
1:45-2:45
Madison Dance Team - Latin DanceThis class is for anyone who loves to Dance! 3rd through 5th graders will stretch, kick, turn, jump and learn a dance team routine in this high-energy class. Taught by Vanessa Hartman, the Madison Dance Team will focus on strength building warm-ups followed by jumps and turns used by dance teams everywhere. Our routine this year will be a Latin dance theme- a high energy version of traditional Latin and Spanish dances – including the ChaCha and Mambo. We’ll finish each class with rehearsing this piece for the EIAA Showcase!dance0.00MadisonMonday
3:45pm-4:45pm
Pierce Dance Team - Latin Dance All 3rd – 5th graders at Pierce are invited to join this fast-paced dance class! We will jump, turn, stretch and learn a dance team routine together. This class is taught by Vanessa Hartman. This class is for anyone who loves to Dance! 3rd through 5th graders will stretch, kick, turn, jump and learn a dance team routine in this high-energy class. Taught by Vanessa Hartman, the Madison Dance Team will focus on strength building warm-ups followed by jumps and turns used by dance teams everywhere. Our routine this year will be a Latin dance theme- a high energy version of traditional Latin and Spanish dances – including the ChaCha and Mambo. We’ll finish each class with rehearsing this piece for the EIAA Showcase!dance0.00PierceTuesday
3:45pm-4:45pm
Creative Dance- early dismissal In Creative Dance, students will explore a wide variety of dance styles, play exciting dance games and will have a great time working together to create dances of their very own. Students will use creative imagery, music, props, and words to experience the thrill of dancing. Don’t miss out on this exciting EIAA opportunity at Kenwood Elementary!dance0.00KenwoodWednesday
1:35-2:35
Chinese Cultural DanceIn this class, dancers will learn a traditional Chinese folk dance - the Handkerchief Dance, which is one of the most popular folk dances in China. Students will learn to dance with props. This high-energy dance class is for anyone who loves to dance and would like to learn a new style. dance0.00PierceMonday
3:45-4:45
Chinese Cultural DanceIn this class, dancers will learn a traditional Chinese folk dance - the Handkerchief Dance, which is one of the most popular folk dances in China. Students will learn to dance with props. This high-energy dance class is for anyone who loves to dance and would like to learn a new style. dance0.00PierceTuesday
3:45-4:45
Creative Cultural Dance- early dismissalIf you like to dance now is your chance! Come and explore the exciting dance styles of multiple cultures from around the world. Students will perform at the Eastern Iowa Arts Academy’s first annual, “United Arts Showcase”, on Friday, May 9th, at Kennedy High School. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity. Sign-up today!! dance0.00KenwoodWednesday
1:30-2:30
Creative Cultural Dance If you like to dance now is your chance! Come and explore the exciting dance styles of multiple cultures from around the world. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity. Sign-up today!! dance0.00MadisonMonday
3:45-4:45
Creative Cultural DanceIf you like to dance now is your chance! Come and explore the exciting dance styles of multiple cultures from around the world. Students will perform at the Eastern Iowa Arts Academy's first annual "United Arts Showcase", Friday, May 9th, at Kennedy High School. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity. Sign up today!dance0.00MadisonMonday
3:45-4:45
Hip Hop DanceThis class is for any student who loves to dance! Hip Hop is a fun dance style that any student, regardless of dance experience, will have a blast in! We will start each class with a fun warm-up, stretches, and then learn basic steps and a routine to popular music! This class is fast-paced and FUN!dance0.00MadisonWednesday
1:35pm-2:35pm
Hip Hop DanceThis class is for any student who loves to dance! Hip Hop is a fun dance style that any student, regardless of dance experience, will have a blast in! We will start each class with a fun warm-up, stretches, and then learn basic steps and a routine to popular music! This class is fast-paced and FUN!dance0.00MadisonWednesday
1:35pm-2:35pm

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