Dance Artist/Exploration Programs

[3rd-12th grades]

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Dance Exploration Program [DEP]

This program is open to all students in 3rd-12th grade who want to dance!  Students have the option of taking one or more of the following classes and may try something new each year!  Special field trips are offered throughout the year.

Modern/Jazz DEP    Mon   4:00-5:00
Ballet DEP    Tues    5:10-6:10
Tap I/DEP    Wed   3:45-4:45

Dance Artist Program [DAP]

Strong technique and artistry are achieved through focused and committed study over 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. New students should contact the Program Director for level placement.

Level I and IIA students must take both Ballet and Modern Dance 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 both Ballet and Modern with the option to also take Prep for Pointe (by placement only), Musical Theatre, Jazz, Tap, and/or Dance Improvisation. 

Level III & IV students must take a minimum of three classes and may choose from the following:  Ballet, Prep for Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre, and/or Dance Improvisation. Classes at a lower placement level (ie. Ballet IIB, Modern IIB) may also be considered as class options.  Ballet IIIB/IV requires enrollment on Monday and Thursday and counts as two classes.  

September 2019-May 2020

LEVEL I [choose Wed or Thurs]
Ballet Wed 5:05-6:05
Modern Wed 6:10-7:10
OR
Ballet Thurs 4:00-5:00
Modern  Thurs 5:05-6:05

LEVEL IIA
Ballet Tues 4:00-5:00
Modern Tues 5:05-6:05 

LEVEL IIB
Ballet Mon 4:00-5:00
Modern Mon 5:05-6:05

LEVEL IIIA
Ballet Tues 5:05-6:20
Modern Mon 6:10-7:25 

Level IIIB/IV
Ballet Mon 5:05-6:35 and Thurs 5:05-6:05 [Ballet IIB/IV requires both Mon and Thurs classes]
Modern Tues 6:10-7:40

ELECTIVE CLASSES

Prep for Pointe/Pointe Wed 6:10-7:25

Tap I/DEP Wed 3:45-4:45
Tap II Wed 6:00-7:00
Tap III Thurs 5:05-6:05
Tap IV Thurs 6:10-7:10

Musical Theatre I/IIA Wed 4:50-5:50
Jazz IIB Thurs 4:00-5:00
Jazz III/IV Wed 4:35-5:50

Dance Improvisation Thurs 6:10-7:10
Our Dance Improvisation class for students in 5th grade and up engages 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.

 

DAP Fall Saturday Workshops | $20/class
Sign up at the reception desk or online, beginning September 3rd

Progressing Ballet Technique
with Mrs. Ariana Pellegra
Saturdays, September 14, 21, 28*
10:00-11:15 – Level I and II
11:15-12:30 – Level III and IV
*Students may register for one or more.

Musical Theatre
with Mrs. Darby Burgess
Saturdays, October 19 and 26**
10:00-11:15 – Level I and II
11:15-12:30 – Level III and IV
**Students may register for both OR October 19 only.

 

DAP/DEP Events/Opportunities
Sign up at the reception desk or online, beginning September 3rd

November 15, 2019 – Pizza + Movie, 5:30-8:00 PM | $20 per student | Join us for pizza and a dance movie!

January 17-26, 2020 –  ALABAMA DANCE FESTIVAL – Dancers in 6th grade and up are encouraged to register in November to participate in the 2020 Festival.  The Alabama Dance Festival offers a diverse range of master classes and workshops from a faculty of renown instructors carefully selected each year.  Classes vary across styles and cultural traditions for pre-professional dancers (grades 6-12), college/professional dancers, and pedagogy and professional development workshops.

February 2020 TBA – The University of Alabama brings a performance master class for our students and community!

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