Angie Sharpe attended the 2017 Just For Kix Annual Convention with over 185 Just For Kix Youth Program Directors from Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Texas, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Florida and South Dakota. The 2017 Directors Convention was held at Forestview Middle School and The Legacy at Cragun’s Resort on June 25th – 27th.
Angie Sharpe has been the Milwaukie Just For Kix Director for almost 2 years. Prior to that she was an assistant high school dance team coach at Oregon City, West Linn, and now Rex Putnam.
"This year our Directors Convention focused on techniques and curriculum to allow our Directors and their dancers the ability to soar. The TuTu Tot Academy that we implemented last year for our pre-school classes was a hit, so we made adjustments to make it even better. This new and exciting curriculum will help the dancers in so many ways!"
The Convention offered multiple educational and programming classes to assist in furthering the Director’s dance curriculum and sessions on resources for program development. One of the Director favorites is learning choreography for the upcoming performance season. Classes offered included: Hip Hop, Jazz, Kick, Lyrical, and Ballet.
Julie Davidge, the Just For Kix Youth Programs Manager said, “Directors Convention is a highlight of our year. The collaboration that happens between our directors over the days we spend together is inspiring. Our directors immerse themselves in dance and focus on improving technique, new choreography, motivational skills and ideas for curriculum enrichment. At the end of the day everyone leaves inspired and ready to take on the new season.”
For 31 years, Just For Kix has held a Directors Convention. Just For Kix orchestrates youth dance programs in twelve states at nearly 210 locations engaging over 22,000 youth dancers. It has only recently made it's way into Oregon with programs in Milwaukie, Sandy/Welches, Salem, and Springfield.
The Milwaukie Just For Kix Dance program offers KICK, JAZZ, HIP HOP AND BALLET dance classes for youth ages 3yr – 12th grade. Classes start September 19th and are held at Seth Lewelling Elementary and dancers can enroll at anytime! To learn more, visit: https://www.justforkix.com/danceclasses/milwaukie-or-or or contact Angie Sharpe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Just For Kix
Based in Brainerd, MN, Just For Kix is a full service dance organization with four divisions including: Youth Dance Programs, Dance Camps, Special Events and Dance Supply Online/Catalog Sales. For more information, please visit JustForKix.com