Dance Classes

Summer Schedule to be posted in May!! Stay tuned!!

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Dance classes are offered for beginner through advanced students, ages 3 and up. Students are placed in class based on age and ability. Please be assured that your child will be placed in the most suitable level based upon the teachers’ judgment.

Class Leveling/Requirements

Below is an overview of our class level breakdown for all dance classes. Since the school’s inception, continuous refining of these levels has occurred in order to best meet the needs of current and potential students. Please understand that ability may out-rank age when determining the appropriate level for students.  All in all, classes are open to any student based on ability level. Upon the start of every season, current students will receive recommendations for leveling.

We appreciate your support as we strive to place our students in classes that will best meet their individual needs and ensure their development, clarity, knowledge and ability. Our intentions are for each of our students to find their success within environments suited to their best interests and needs!

If needed, trial classes are FREE to students who need placement/progression determination. Trial classes are limited to one week.

A minimum of one ballet class per week is strongly encouraged, but not mandatory for any dancers wishing to also take any contemporary or lyrical.

**A minimum of two technique classes per week is required for any dancers approved for and wish to remain in the Junior Advanced and Advanced levels (one must include the 2 hour ballet session (Advanced); the other is Leaps, Turns, Leaps and Conditioning.

Introductory Stages (Ages 3-6)

Based on my personal teaching philosophy, LEARNING SHOULD BE FUN!  While focus and structure is expected, learning the art of dance is explored through fun, basic movements, which lend to body, spatial and music awareness.  Participants discover the joy of dance, improve coordination and flexibility and learn the proper dance class etiquette.

Leveled Disciplines/Levels I, II, III and Intermediate (Beginning at age 7)

By design, a strong, technical foundation for all genres is fostered and developed beginning at Level I.  At this level, dancers begin to focus on isolated disciplines (Level II) and move from discovery and exploration to commitment, focus and discipline.  Because dance technique builds on previously learned skills, Levels II and III also hold important value, and often, students may remain at these levels for several years in order to master the crucial, foundational skills necessary to excel and progress to higher levels. Age and/or ability is used in order to determine level placement and level progression.  Decisions regarding placement and/or progression is determined by the teacher and director.  Level III is when dancers are considered for advancement to the Junior Advanced level.  Your child’s teacher or the director will notify you if your child is considered for advancement to this level.  Advancement to this level may occur any time during the school year.

Teens

Teen classes are designed for students who have surpassed the Leveled Disciplines, and will progress into classes with peers of similar age and similar ability. Progression to Advanced classes is a possibility, but again, ability and teacher/director approval is the determining factor.  Also, teens who are new to dance will be placed in both Teen and Level III classes in order to receive assessment for their proper placement. Once the proper level is established, teens who are new to dance, will be placed in the appropriate level.

Junior Advanced/Advanced** 

Junior Advanced classes are designed for the serious, committed dancers who have exuded advanced abilities in their leveled disciplines. Students accepted into the Jr. Advanced classes are REQUIRED to take a minimum of two technique classes each week including ballet and Leaps, Turns and Conditioning 

Leaps and Turns 

This class is designed specifically for the serious dancer who wishes to perfect and refine their skills of turning, jumping and leaping.  These classes are taught with an emphasis on technique and correct body placement.  They are taught in a progressive manner beginning with the basics and advancing to high level skills and combinations of those skills.

Adult Fitness/Dance

 These classes will be an infusion of cardio, muscle toning and stretching. The routines feature aerobic interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms. It targets areas such as the glutes, legs, arms, abdominals, and the heart. Dance styles that are introduced are ballet, jazz and hip-hop.
Cost: ONLY $8 A CLASS!!

 

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