ORYA’s Dance program serves members of the community that want to use their bodies in a non-sport discipline. Participants will not be competing in the classic sense but will be participating in a program that utilizes their bodies as much as traditional sports leading to healthier bodies & minds.
Each year ORYA may offer new and different dance program options based on the level and experience of instructors. Historically ORYA has been able to offer a break-dance, hip-hop class with instructor Shawn Middleton. This program offers an old-school style for participants of a wide age range to experience. The UNH dance team has offered programming with a mixed-discipline approach. As instructors & volunteers are found new programs may be added to cater to our community.
This high-energy program teaches basic hip-hop and break dancing moves along with the historical origin of this amazing form of dance. Cooperative and individual moves will be taught. Coach Shawn Middleton has been overseeing this course for the past 10 years and brings an energy that cannot be duplicated.
LOCATION: ORMS Multi-purpose rm
WINTER SESSION: Mondays
Jan. 22, 29 / Feb. 5, 12, 19
TIME: 6:30 – 7:30 pm
The Joy of Dance
Participation in the ORYA’s dance program, run by the UNH Dance Team, provides your child with many opportunities to develop their flexibility, range of motion, physical strength and stamina! Through fun and interactive games and activities we will explore the many different styles of dance! Communication, cooperation, and teamwork are all essential skills that will be developed through this program in a fun and creative way! ORYA’s dance program also encourages participants to exhibit positive attitudes and to use this creative outlet to express themselves in a safe and supportive environment
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The Oyster River Youth Association provides inclusive, fair, diverse and developmentally appropriate recreational programs to the youth of Durham, Lee and Madbury, NH. ORYA meets the changing needs of the children and families in our community for sports and recreational activities by acquiring and maintaining facilities, promoting volunteerism and seeking collaborative and strategic partnerships.