Events for Monday, Feb 06, 2017

Snowbird Special at Bellingrath Gardens and Home

Save on Gardens-and-Home combination tickets with Bellingrath’s Snowbird Special, a discount for all ages in January and February. With the Snowbird Special, an adult Gardens-and-Home ticket costs $16.50 (regular price: $21) and a child Gardens-and-Home ticket costs $11.50 (regular price: $13). There is no admission fee for members of the Friends of Bellingrath, or for ages 4 and younger. The Gardens open at 8 a.m. and the last Home tour of the day is at 4 p.m. For details, visit bellingrath.org.

Location: Bellingrath Gardens and Home

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MPL: African-American Read-In: Books, Poetry, Skits & Songs

Come out and join our special guests and community partners as we celebrate Black Heritage in reading, poetry, storytelling and songs. AARI is a national literacy initiative ongoing since 1989, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) beginning in 1990, and later endorsed by the International Reading Association.

Location: Toulminville Branch, 601 Stanton Rd.

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MPL: Mystery Monday Boys & Girls Ages 6-16

There are no limits to creativity and innovat6ion – arts, crafts, games, music and so much more!

Location: Mobile Public Library: Parkway Branch

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The Dance Academy of Mobile: Ballet I

(Studio B- Ages 4-6) Ballet technique is the basis for modern, tap, jazz, and hip hop. Ballet is vital to the performance quality of all dance forms. Class will focus on ballet steps, technique,terminology, musicality, and combinations. Class will build awareness ofproper alignment, muscle control and injury prevention.  Students will also learn problem solving skills, listening skills, how to follow directions, work with other students and begin to build self esteem and self discipline. Ballet also conditions the body and builds stamina, strength and flexibility. Each level will have specific guidelines as to what terminolgy will be learned, with the higher levels becoming more complex and challenging. 

Location: The Dance Academy of Mobile

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The Dance Academy of Mobile: Broadway Jazz I-II

(Studio A) This class is for 6-8 year olds. Broadway Jazz class will focus on learning proper dance technique while exploring various styles used in Broadway shows. Class Curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with Broadway style jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, and combinations.  Emphasis will also be placed on learning performance skills such as connecting with the audience, telling a story through dance and facial expressions.

Location: The Dance Academy of Mobile

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MPL: Discover New Worlds Ages 10 to 15

Join us every Monday as we introduce some of our favorite series in children’s literature. A new series will be discussed each week.

Location: Mobile Public Library: Moorer/Spring Hill Branch

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The Dance Academy of Mobile: Tap I

Studio B- Ages 4-6. Students will learn the terminology and techniques through specific exercises ard routines in tap classes. Tap is a wonderful dance tool to help students gain confidence, build strength, coordination skills, muscle control, knowledge and flexibility.  Students will learn rhythmic patterns, how to count music, create their own rhythms with, without and against a variety of music styles, such as jazz, blues, pop and country.  

Location: The Dance Academy of Mobile

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Dance Academy of Mobile: Tap I-II

(Studio A) Ages 6-8. Students will learn the terminology and techniques through specific exercises ard routines in tap classes. Tap is a wonderful dance tool to help students gain confidence, build strength, coordination skills, muscle control, knowledge and flexibility.  Students will learn rhythmic patterns, how to count music, create their own rhythms with, without and against a variety of music styles, such as jazz, blues, pop and country.

Location: The Dance Academy of Mobile

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The Dance Academy of Mobile: Baby Ballet

Studio B- Ages 2-4. Classes will consist of familiarizing students with simple ballet steps, ballet technique, ballet terminology, musicality, and creative movement. Students will learn simple movement concepts, such as self and general space, high, middle and low levels, shapes, direction and speed.  Students will also learn problem solving skills, listening skills, how to follow directions, work with other students and begin to build self esteem and self discipline. This class will be helpful in the seperation process from the parent and will give the student a creative outlet. Students will learn to explore their ideas of dance and how to create movement. Each class will be 45 minutes.

Location: The Dance Academy of Mobile

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The Dance Academy of Mobile: Gymnastics I-II

(Studio A) Ages 5-10. Level I is a beginner level for school age kids.  These classes will open with a fun warm-up stretch, which will teach them the importance of flexibility. They will learn basic gymnastics skills. Progression and lead-ups are the key factors at this level.  Some of the basic skills they will learn include: cartwheels, handstands, bridges, pull-overs, cast, balancing skills, running, jumping, leaping, agility movements and of course FUN! Level II classes are still based on the same format and structure as Level I. Level II are considered more of a beginner/ intermediate level where gymnastics skills will increase in difficulty, with continued emphasis on safety.  In addition to perfecting level I skills, they will also be working on round-offs, bridge kick-overs, and slightly more advanced jumping, leaping, agility movements and of course FUN! ​

Location: The Dance Academy of Mobile

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The Dance Academy of Mobile: Pre-K Ballet

Studio B- Ages 3-5. Classes will consist of familiarizing students with simple ballet steps, ballet technique, ballet terminology, musicality, and creative movement. Students will learn simple movement concepts, such as self and general space, high, middle and low levels, shapes, direction and speed.  Students will also learn problem solving skills, listening skills, how to follow directions, work with other students and begin to build self esteem and self discipline. This class will be helpful in the seperation process from the parent and will give the student a creative outlet. Students will learn to explore their ideas of dance and how to create movement. Each class will be 45 minutes.

Location: The Dance Academy of Mobile

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The Dance Academy of Mobile: Ballet IV-ADV

(Studio A- Ages 14-Adult) Ballet technique is the basis for modern, tap, jazz, and hip hop. Ballet is vital to the performance quality of all dance forms. Class will focus on ballet steps, technique,terminology, musicality, and combinations. Class will build awareness ofproper alignment, muscle control and injury prevention.  Students will also learn problem solving skills, listening skills, how to follow directions, work with other students and begin to build self esteem and self discipline. Ballet also conditions the body and builds stamina, strength and flexibility. Each level will have specific guidelines as to what terminolgy will be learned, with the higher levels becoming more complex and challenging. 

Location: The Dance Academy of Mobile

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