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2016/2017 Fall Session
Class Descriptions

Pre-Ballet/Creative Movement (3-5): A 30-minute class designed to improve body awareness, posture placement, foster self-confidence, emphasizing motor skills development and coordination and limbering/stretching exercises. Basic beginner ballet techniques and group activities will be introduced along with classroom manners. Requirements: Students must be able to sit quietly, listen and follow instructions.

Pre-Ballet/Tiny Tap (5-7): A 60-minute class. Students learn rhythm and movement skills by exploring feelings and thoughts. Tap classes start with simple basic rhythm steps to develop strong tap techniques. Basic ballet techniques and group activities will be introduced. Requirements: Students must be able to sit quietly, listen and follow instructions.

Ballet/Lyrical Level 1: A 60-minute class. A beginner class for students with no previous ballet experience or moving up from pre- ballet/tiny tap. A teacher recommended class for 6 year olds and for any beginner. Learning basic ballet techniques and vocabulary/terminology, body positions and stretching will be taught and remembered through basic barre work and center floor exercises. A strong ballet foundation is critical to becoming a truly fine dancer in any dance form.  Lyrical dance is a mix between jazz and ballet. It is often referred to as contemporary dance. Dancers learn how to tell a story through their music, by using their facial expressions and body movements. In this class my goal is to teach each dancer how to express themselves through their dance and to learn how to feel the music. In this class, the students will perform one ballet and one lyrical dance in the spring recital.

Jazz/Tap Level 1: A 60-minute class. This beginning class is for students with little or no previous jazz or tap experience or moving up from pre-ballet/tiny tap. Some basic ballet techniques will be covered in this class, as it is the foundation of a strong jazz/tap dancer. Main focus will be on classical technique and is paced with practical, technical and creative information on jazz and tap dance. This class will include barre and center floor exercises, along with learning different rhythms and counting. This class will work on perfecting past tap steps, rhythm and sound clarity while introducing new steps. In this class these students will perform one jazz and one tap dance for the recital.

Ballet/Lyrical Level II: A 60-minute class.  An intermediate ballet class for older students with two years of ballet, level 1 experience. This class offers a strong focus on traditional ballet disciplines in technique, vocabulary, terminology and movement to classical ballet music. You will also learn the introduction of interpretive movements and body expressions (expressing emotions) using a combination of ballet and jazz. In this class these students will perform one ballet and one lyrical dance for the recital.

Tap/Jazz Level II: A 60 minute class. An intermediate class for students that have been in a level 1 jazz or tap class for two years or more. This class will focus on traditional jazz technique, vocabulary, terminology, stretch and strength training. Develop stronger technique and movement of the feet to a variety of music.  Practice time outside of class will be required. In this class these students will perform one tap and one jazz dance at the recital.

Ballet III/Pre Pointe: A 90 minutes class. Students must have at least two years of a level II ballet class experience. This class will work on intermediate and advanced ballet technique. We will incorporate more complicated choreography and faster footwork. There will be a strong emphasis on understanding the terminology and proper execution of more advanced ballet movement. We will also concentrate on developing the strength and technique necessary for pointe work.

Lyrical III: A 60-minute class. Students must have at least two years of a level II ballet or lyrical class experience. This class is for dancers with past ballet, jazz training or for students that have basic jazz and ballet vocabulary and knowledge. This class will be focusing on putting all your emotions into your dancing. 

Jazz III: A 60 minute class. Students must have at least two years of a level II jazz class experience. This class is for dancers who have been in jazz II and know basic jazz and ballet vocabulary and the difference between an inside and outside pirouette.

Required Attire:

Ballet:             Pink ballet shoes, tights, any color leotard and hair secured back. Dancers can wear ballet skirts if they choose or shorts. No superfluous clothing to be worn over or tied to shoulders or waist.

Tap:                Black Tap shoes, any color leotard, tights, shorts and hair secured back. No street clothes or Pants.

Jazz:               Black jazz shoes, any color leotard, tights, jazz pants, and hair secured back. No street clothes.

Lyrical:           Nude foot undeez, basic leotards, tights, shorts and hair secured back. No street clothes.

 

FALL REGISTRATION RATES

Tuition rules: All students must be registered prior to the start of classes. Fees must accompany registration form. Please understand, when you sign your child up for classes, you are signing up for the full season (September through May). We do not offer classes on a monthly basis, only payments. Space in each class is limited.

Tuition Payments: All students must be registered prior to start of classes. Fees must accompany registration form. Space in each class is limited.

1 Hour Class
 Monthly $55.00. Due on the 1st of each month.

1 Hour Class
 Monthly $45.00. Due on the 1st of each month.

Hour Class 
 Monthly $25.00. Due on the 1st of each month.

 

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