Class Descriptions

2017–2018 Classes

October 2, 2017 – June 9, 2018


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Youth Dance includes preschool students ages 18m-5y, school-aged students ages 5-18 in academic grades K-12

All ages are as of August 1, 2017.

Please contact the school to inquire about late enrollment procedures, placement, and fees. Registrations will be accepted throughout the school year for ages 2-8 years in Creative Combo, KinderCombo, or Combination I/II; contact the school for enrollment in these classes.

See TUITION POLICIES for fees and information. Subject to Director approval.


BALLET

For balance, grace of movement, strength, stamina, flexibility, posture, music interpretation, and appreciation. Excellent training for all disciplines and athletics. We highly encourage ballet study for all students, especially for dancers training seriously in other dance disciplines. All ballet classes offer classical technique at barre and centre.

 

Ballet I-II
Ages 8–10
Thursday | 5:00–6:00p

Ballet II-III
Ages 10–12
Wednesday | 4:45–6:00p

Ballet IV
Ages 12–14
Monday | 5:45–7:00p

Teen Intermediate Ballet
Ages 13+
Tuesday | 6:00–7:15p

Teen Intermediate Ballet + Beginning Pointe*
Ages 13+
Tuesday | 6:00–8:00p

Teen | Adult Open Ballet
Ages 13+
Thursday | 7:00–8:15p
Saturday | 10:15–11:30a

Teen | Adult Intermediate Ballet
Ages 13+
Wednesday | 7:00-8:30p

Teen | Adult Intermediate-Advanced Ballet
Ages 13+
Monday | 7:00-8:30p

*Beginning Pointe by invitation and placement by instructor. Students are required to attend Tuesday Teen Int Ballet from 6:00-7:15p and a second Ballet class by recommendation.

 

JAZZ

Syncopation, rhythm, and isolation of body movements for excitement, energy (including physical fitness), using appropriate contemporary or popular music. Musical Theater, street/urban, hip hop, funk, ethnic, and other styles are explored.

 

Jazz II
Ages 9–10
Monday | 4:45–5:45p

Jazz III
Ages 11–13
Tuesday | 5:00–6:00p

Jazz IV
Ages 12–14
Wednesday | 6:45–7:45p

Teen | Adult Open Jazz
Ages 13+
Tuesday | 9:45–11:00a
Thursday | 9:45-11:00a

Teen | Adult Intermediate Jazz
Ages 13+
Wednesday | 7:45–9:00p

 

TAP

An American dance discipline for rhythm development, aerobic fitness, focus & listening skills, providing an infinite range of styles and interpretation. Tap styles have become increasingly varied from classic American to contemporary Rhythm.

 

Tap I-II
Ages 9–10
Monday | 5:45–6:30p

Tap II-III
Ages 10–12
Monday | 6:30–7:15p

Tap IV
Ages 12–14
Wednesday | 6:00–6:45p

Tap I-II
Ages 11+
Thursday | 6:45–7:30p

Preteen Open Tap
Ages 11–13
Tuesday | 6:00–6:45p

Teen | Adult Open Tap
Ages 13+
Tuesday | 11:00-12:00p
Thursday | 11:00-12:00p

Teen | Adult Beginning Tap
Ages 13+
Thursday | 6:00–6:45p
Saturday | 11:45-12:30p

Teen | Adult Advanced Beginning Tap
Ages 13+
Thursday | 12:00-1:00p
Saturday | 12:30-1:30p

Teen | Adult Musical Theatre Tap
Ages 13+
Monday | 10:30–11:30a

Teen | Adult Intermediate Tap
Ages 13+
Monday | 7:00–8:00p
Wednesday | 6:45–7:45p

 


JAZZ / TAP COMBO

Jazz/Tap Combo I-II
Ages 6–8
Monday | 4:45–5:45p

Jazz/Tap Combo I-II
Ages 8–10
Saturday | 10:15–11:15a


HIP HOP

Urban, contemporary, street-styled dance; highly energetic and isolated movements with strong rhythm and timing. Involves styles dictated by current culture. Age appropriate music is used for all classes. Precision and fluidity in various elements of Hip Hop genre and styles.

 

Hip Hop I
Ages 5–8
Saturday | 10:15–11:00a

Hip Hop II
Ages 9–11
Saturday | 9:15–10:15a

Hip Hop III
Ages 12+
Saturday | 11:00a–12:00p


ACRO DANCE

Acrobatic skills incorporated through dance movement. All students are encouraged to be enrolled in a Ballet, Jazz, or Hip Hop class along with Acro Dance class.

 

Acro Dance
Ages 8+
Thursday | 5:00–6:00p


CONTEMPORARY / MODERN

Explores contemporary movement and music with a strong technique of Modern Jazz elements. Intermediate+ Levels should request Instructor/Director approval for placement. Students are recommended to have at least 5 yrs consistent and solid training in ballet or modern.

Note: First year Intermediate Contemporary class students, ages 13+: students are required to be enrolled in a weekly Ballet class for a minimum of 2 years or must have completed 5 years of consistent and solid training in DS Ballet Levels I-IV before performing privileges are determined by the Director.

 

t|A Intermediate Contemporary
Ages 13+
Tuesday | 8:00–9:15p
Thursday | 8:15–9:30p


Lyrical

Class focuses on musicality, emotion, and fluidity of technique as characterized by lyrical phrasing of music with heavy influence of Contemporary Ballet techniques. Intermediate+ Levels require Instructor/Director approval for placement and students are expected to have at least 4 yrs (1-2 years for preteens ages 11-13) consistent and solid training in ballet.

Note: All first year students, ages 11-13, must be enrolled in ballet class or must have completed 1-2 years of consistent and solid training in DS Ballet Levels I-III before performing privileges are determined by the Director.

 

Lyrical
Ages 13+
Thursday | 6:00–7:00p

 

PRESCHOOL | CREATIVE COMBO

Creative Combo
Ages 4+
Saturday | 9:00–9:45a

* NOTE: New weekday and weekend class times for Creative Combo ages 2-5 may be created.

 


KINDER COMBO | COMBINATION I/II

Kinder Combo
Ages 5/6
Tuesday | 5:00–6:00p

Combination I/II
Ages 6–8
Monday | 4:45–5:45p

Saturday | 9:15–10:15a

See guideline information on separate sheet. Grades K-2.

 


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