Girl Scouts aim to get toes tapping with dance clinicThe Dynamite Dance clinic will teach kids from kindergarten through fifth grade some tap and jazz moves
By: Emily Zimmer, Rosemount Town Pages
Maria Baklund and Kailey McCollough love to dance. So when they were trying to decide what to do for their Silver Project for Girl Scouts it seemed natural to somehow include dance.
“We both love to dance and we want to share it with others,” said Baklund.
The girls decided to put the Dynamite Dance Clinic at the 360 Communities Rosemount Family Resource Center. The clinic will be held 1 to 2:30 p.m. July 12 for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade.
Baklund and McCollough will begin the clinic by doing a performance and then will teach the kids two dances. Baklund said they will teach the kids a tap dance and a jazz dance.
For the clinic, Baklund and McCollough collected donations from their dance studios. Baklund said they collected tap shoes and other dance wear that the kids at the clinic will use. Additionally, Baklund and McCollough made tutus and bows they will send the kids home with.
The clinic has been tailored to girls, but Baklund said they will teach boys as well. They are hoping to get at least 10 to 15 kids for the clinic.
Both Baklund and McCollough will begin eighth grade this fall. Baklund dances at Dance Works Studio and McCollough at Maurie’s School of Dance.
McCollough said she loves dance because she can express herself and has met many friends through it. She hopes to help kids at the Rosemount Family Resource Center find the same benefits from dance.
“We hope kids will come and learn,” said McCollough.
To earn their Silver Award Girl Scouts must do a project that benefits the community and they must put at least 50 hours of work into it. After they have put on the clinic Baklund and McCollough will put together a report on their experiences.
For more information on the dance clinic call the Rosemount Family Resource Center at 651-322-5113.