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
Ballet Thurs 4:00-5:00
Modern Thurs 5:05-6:05
Ballet Tues 4:00-5:00
Ballet Mon 4:00-5:00
Ballet Tues 5:05-6:20
Modern Mon 6:10-7:25
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
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
DAP Workshops Sat 10:00-11:45 (Sign up for workshops when announced.)
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.