OPEN DIVISION

Dance Palooza (Ages 1.5 to 2) Wednesday 2:30-3:15pm

Tiny dancers bring a parent to this Parent & Me class for forty-five minutes of dance, music making, and absolute fun. The teacher guides the parents and children through exercises and games that encourage creativity, musicality, gross motor movement, and relationship building. Both parents and their tiny dancers will increase coordination, body awareness, and flexibility. Footless tights and leotard are suggested for the student. Parents should wear clothes comfortable for movement. Parent participation required.

​Creative Movement (Ages 3 to 4) Wednesday 3:15-4:00pm

Small dancers explore ballet through gross motor movement, musical instruments, songs, and games while learning beginning ballet steps and French vocabulary in this forty-five minute Creative Movement class. Students will develop studio etiquette and self-discipline as they increase flexibility, strength and coordination. Leotard, tights and ballet slippers are required.


Pre-Ballet (Ages 4 to 5) Wednesday 4:00-4:45pm

Young dancers enjoy a high-energy, forty-five minute class filled with gross and fine motor movement, artistic interpretation, and creative inspiration. Using instruments, props, and their bodies to respond to a variety of music, students will increase strength, coordination and flexibility as they learn more ballet basic steps and French vocabulary. Leotard, tights, and ballet slippers required.

​Primary Ballet (Ages 5 to 7) 

Dancers will stretch their ballet abilities in this one-hour class that is creative and full of movement. As dancers focus on learning basic steps and vocabulary, they become more proficient in correct body alignment, strength, and flexibility. Leotard, tights, and ballet slippers required.

 

Primary Classes

  • Ballet Technique - Wednesday 4:45-5:45pm

  • Beginning Jazz - Monday 4:30-5:30pm

  • Private Lessons

Level I (Ages 6 to 9) 

Students will learn French terminology, theory and basic ballet technique with emphasis on correct body placement, strength, coordination and musicality.

​Level I Classes

  • Ballet Technique - Tuesday & Thursday 4:00-5:00pm

  • Beginning Jazz – Monday 4:30-5:30pm

  • Private Lessons

Level II (Ages 9 to 10) 

Students will learn French terminology, theory and basic ballet technique with emphasis on correct body placement, strength, coordination and musicality. This class will focus on increasing knowledge of step vocabulary and improving technical execution.

 

Level II Classes

  • Ballet Technique - Tuesday & Thursday 5:00-6:00pm

  • Beginner Jazz – Monday 4:30-5:30pm

  • Modern Technique - Monday 5:30-6:30pm

  • Character Dance - Tuesday 4:00-5:00pm

  • Private Lessons​

Level III (Ages 10+)

Students will learn French terminology, theory and basic ballet technique with emphasis on correct body placement, strength, coordination, musicality and dynamics. Upon successful completion of the work, students may be selected from this level to audition for the Pre-Professional level.

 

​Level III Classes

  • Ballet Technique - Tuesday & Thursday 6:00-7:00pm

  • Beginner Jazz – Monday 4:30-5:30pm

  • Modern Technique - Monday 5:30-6:30pm

  • Character Dance - Saturday 2:00-3:00pm

  • Pilates - Tuesday 5:00-6:00pm

  • Pre-Pointe - Wednesday 5:45-6:45pm

  • Stretch and Conditioning - Wednesday 7:00-8:30pm

  • Private Lessons

 

Level IV (Ages 10+)

Students in Level IV will continue mastery of the basic steps, theory and vocabulary of ballet technique while expanding artistic and musical expression. Supplemental classes including Pre-Pointe, Pilates, Stretch & Conditioning, Character, Jazz and/or Modern may be added to expand the student's training. Upon successful completion of the work, students may be selected from this level to audition for the Pre-Professional level. 

 

Level IV Classes

  • ​Ballet Technique - Tuesday & Thursday 7:00-8:00pm

  • Beginner Jazz – Monday 4:30-5:30pm

  • Modern Technique - Monday 5:30-6:30pm

  • Character Dance - Saturday 2:00-3:00pm

  • Pilates - Tuesday 5:00-6:00pm

  • Pre-Pointe - Wednesday 5:45-6:45pm

  • Stretch and Conditioning - Wednesday 7:00-8:30pm

  • Private Lessons

Beginner Teen Ballet (Ages 14+) Wednesday 6:45-7:45pm

Students will learn French terminology, theory and basic ballet technique with emphasis on correct body placement, strength, coordination, musicality and dynamics.

Morning Enrichment Classes (Ages 7+)

Offered to students with flexible schedules and are seeking to learn and train in the fundamentals of Classical Ballet and French Terminology.

Enrichment Classes

  • Beginner Ballet Technique – Tuesday & Thursday - 9:00-10:00am

  • Intermediate Ballet Technique – Tuesday & Thursday – 10:00-11:00am

  • Pilates – Tuesday & Thursday – 11:00-12:00pm

Supplementary Classes

 

Pre-Pointe (Levels III and IV)

Aspiring dancers focus on building additional strength that is necessary for pointe work. Using a theraband and their bodies in resistance training, dancers focus on building the abdominal, turn out, and feet muscles to prepare themselves for dancing en pointe. This class is also helpful for boys who want to increase foot flexibility and strength. A Yoga Mat, Theraband, Pilates Soft Ball (20-23cm in diameter or about 54cm in circumference), leotard, transition tights, and ballet slippers are required.

Beginning Jazz (Primary Level and above)

Beginning jazz is an introductory level contemporary Jazz Technique class. Students will learn the basics of both jazz and modern dance with emphasis on placement, coordination, rhythm, and musicality. This class focuses on a low center of gravity, high-energy movement, isolations, and other principles of Jazz and Modern dance as well as influences from Musical Theater and traditional West African Dance.

Modern Technique (Level II and above)

The Modern syllabus is a comprehensive program with a mission to deepen the student’s awareness and application of their own bodies and technical ability while developing a greater understanding of modern, post modern, and contemporary dance techniques and aesthetics. The program is based on a fusion of classical modern dance principles, pulling mostly from the Lester Horton and Jose Limon Techniques. This fusion technique class emphasizes rhythm and musicality as well as full body movement and use of space. Students will be expected to work towards both technical and artistic proficiency as well as become familiar with noted pioneers, choreographers, dancers and companies and their influences.

Character Dance (Level II and above)

A style of ballet deriving inspiration from national or folk dances, or interpreting and representing a particular profession, mode of living, or personality. The movements used tend to be less stylized than in Classical Ballet, allowing greater individual expression and diversity.

Pilates (Levels III and IV)

A system of exercises using special apparatus, designed to improve physical strength, flexibility, and posture, and enhance mental awareness.

 

Stretch and Conditioning (Levels III and IV)

Strength training is important for a dancer’s overall ability, strengthening the body’s opposing muscles is vital to avoid injury. Flexibility work is important so that the dancer’s movement seems effortless and light. The combination of these two things together in one class helps to create long flexible muscles rather than short tight ones, consistent in keeping a ballet dancer’s lines long and strong.

 

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