Dance Artist Program

[3rd-12th grades]

Strong technique and artistry are achieved through focused and committed study through the students’ 3rd through 12th grade years.  Special workshops and field trips are offered in addition to rigorous classes in Ballet, Modern Dance, Tap, Musical Theatre, Jazz Dance, Pointe, and Dance Improvisation.  The Program is designed to foster physical, cognitive, social, and creative aspects of learning.  Level placement is based on each individual student.

Level I and IIA students must take Ballet and Modern Dance of the same level with the option to also take Musical Theatre, and/or Tap.  Students in 5th grade and up may take Dance Improvisation.

Level IIB students must take Ballet IIB and Modern IIB with the option to also take Prep for Pointe (by invitation only), Ballet Enrichment, Jazz, Tap, and/or Dance Improvisation.

Level III students take a minimum of three classes and may choose from the following:  Ballet III (requires also taking Prep for Pointe or Ballet Enrichment), Modern, Jazz, Tap, Dance Improvisation.

Level IV students take a minimum of four classes and may choose from the following classes:  Ballet IV (requires also taking Pointe and Ballet Enrichment), Modern, Jazz, Tap, Dance Improvisation.

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FALL/SPRING – September 2018-May 2019

Ballet I Thurs 4:00-5:00
requires also Modern Dance

Ballet IIA Mon 4:00-5:00
by placement; requires also Modern Dance

Ballet IIA Tues 4:00-5:00
by placement; requires also Modern Dance

Ballet IIB Tues 5:05-6:05
by placement; requires also Modern Dance

Ballet III/IV Mon 4:10-5:40
by placement; requires three or more additional classes

Ballet Enrichment Thurs 5:20-6:20
This class is for Level IIB and higher designed for dancers who want to increase their weekly training.  The class will be rigorous.  The class will not participate in recital.

Prep for Pointe/Pointe Wed 4:10-5:25
This class is a pre-requisite for Pointe, is designed to build foot and ankle, leg and core strength through a series of repetitive exercises.  Dancers will spend majority of the class time at the barre.  The class is by placement/invitation only.  The class will not participate in recital.

 

Modern I Thurs 5:05-6:05
requires also Ballet

Modern IIA Mon 5:05-6:05
by placement; requires also Ballet 

Modern IIA Tues 5:05-6:05
by placement; requires also Ballet

Modern IIB Tues 6:10-7:10
by placement; requires also Ballet

Modern III/IV Tues 6:10-7:40
by placement; requires three or more additional classes

 

Tap I/DEP Wed 3:45-4:45

Tap II/III Wed 5:55-6:55
by placement; requires also Ballet and Modern

Tap IV Mon 6:00-7:00
by placement; requires three or more additional classes

 

Musical Theatre I/IIA Wed 4:50-5:50
This class emphasizes performance through learning dance combinations set to music from Broadway shows.  The class requires also Ballet and Modern Dance and is a great introduction to Jazz dance.

Jazz IIB Thurs 5:05-6:05
by placement; requires also Ballet and Modern

Jazz III/IV Wed 5:30-6:45
by placement; requires three or more additional classes

 

Our Dance Improvisation classes engage students in creating movement spontaneously within a structure defined by the teaching artist.  Dancers explore one or more elements of shape, energy, space and time and learn to respond to each other’s imagination, intelligence, styles and energy through movement choices made in the moment.  Physical involvement and mental awareness are central to dance improvisation.

Dance Improv IIB Thurs 4:00-5:00
by placement; requires also Ballet and Modern

Dance Improv III Thurs 4:00-5:00
by placement; requires three or more additional classes

 

DAP Workshops* Sat 10:00-11:45

* Students can sign up for workshops as they are announced.

 

 

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