Recommended for 1st - 5th grade
Ballet: 5:30-6:30 PM
Modern: 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Lyrical/Contemporary: 5:15 PM - 5:45 PM
Jazz/Tap/Hip Hop: 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM
Level 2 & 3
Recommended for 4th-9th grade
Ballet: 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
PBT: 5:45 PM - 6:15 PM
Jazz: 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM
Tap: 4:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Ballet: 5:15 PM - 6:45 PM
Modern: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Ballet: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Pre-Pointe: 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Level 4 & 5
Recommended for 8th - 12th grade
Tap: 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
PBT: 5:00 PM - 5:45: PM
Contemporary Ballet: 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
Ballet: 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
Jazz: 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM
Ballet: 10:00 AM - 11:30AM
Pointe: 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Students will learn classical and contemporary ballet techniques and terminology based on a combination of the American/Balanchine, Cecchetti, French and Russian methods. Each class includes barre exercises, center floor work and across-the-floor combinations that are grouped accordingly when levels are combined. Students on pointe will be guided accordingly through a partial and eventual full ballet class in pointe shoes.
PROGRESSING BALLET TECHNIQUE
Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT), developed by Marie Walton-Mahon, is a unique and innovative program designed to help students understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best in classical ballet. Core stability balls and other equipment is use throughout the class in a series of levels to encourage longevity in dance by improving flexibility, strengthening technique and increasing muscle memory.
Students will learn the foundation of classical modern dance techniques ranging from Doris Humphrey to Lester Horton. Each class includes floor work, center work and across-the-floor combinations studying fall and recovery, suspension and release and connection of breath to movement.
Through aspects of modern release technique, contemporary ballet and jazz, students will explore movement through a homogenous filter that creates this style. Class will include elements of time, space, energy, emotional content and artistic exploration through complex floor work, center exercises, improvisation, and combinations.
Students will learn this style through emphasizing the importance of energy, rhythmical accuracy and the proper execution of turns and leaps. Based on various styles of jazz including Giordano, Fosse and an urban vernacular dancers will learn to layer current styles with existing classic movement. Class will include a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions and combinations.
Focusing on rhythm, timing, percussion and preciseness, tap classes will be a progression of classical and rhythmic tap steps and combinations that will challenge students as a percussive musician while teaching them to pick up steps with quick precision and rhythmic integrity.
Students will explore their own personal style related to the street dance styles of the 1970's to our current and ever evolving language of dance steps. Classes will include isolations, floor work and stylization of self expressiveness through the lens of hip hop artists and musicians.
This class will focus on core strengthening, flexibility and entire body workouts designed to increase range of motion, strength and to create body awareness for injury prevention. The use of thera-bands, resistance balls and weights may be used as well as somatic techniques and methods.