Youth Program

Word Dance Theater offers seasonally-themed youth dance classes that explore the human experience within the natural world. Developed by Dicki Johnson Macy BC-DMT, M.Ed.,LMHC, IDMA, our young dancers embody and dance the beauty of the seasons through improvisation and myth-based dances in the legacy of Isadora Duncan.

Students explore how the motions of water, wind, and trees inspire the natural movements of the human body while they learn to honor the dance within themselves and each other. This imaginative work supports the basic locomotor skills of skipping, leaping, and waltzing, and fosters individual and collective grace, honor, heroism, pride and freedom. 

Each class or series of classes focus on a myth, theme, or story on which the students explore emotionally and physically through dance and reflection. Dancers will learn the steps and technique in the Duncan legacy through class exercises and dances choreographed by Isadora herself. 


“I do not teach children. I give them joy”

- Isadora Duncan


A special thank you to our donors:

Danny Banner
Gail Bingham
Wynette Burton
Dance Box Theater
Betsy Drapela
Rosa Maria Fontenez
Sarah Ingersoll

Yi-Hsin Lin
Boyd Lewis
Scribner Creative
Clair McArdle
Mary Norris
Jan Perdue
Patricia Smith

Updates: 

- Early bird registration deadline extended to July 15!

- NEW! Repertory class for ages 8+ on Wednesdays at the Dance Exchange

- Classes begin the week of September 24