Enrollment is closed for the 2022/23 season as of March 1st, except for the following classes:
Focuses on exercises, techniques and steps of classical ballet with an emphasis on terminology and correct body alignment. Develops an aesthetic awareness of the art of classical ballet. Includes a warm-up at the barre with center floor work and combinations, such as pirouettes and petite allegro.
Read more about the benefits of adult ballet here https://www.balletfusion.co.uk/news/20-reasons-why-adult-ballet-is-a-great-workout
MELODIES IN MOTION
Our Melodies in Motion classes provide an opportunity for preschool-age children to experience music, rhythm, and movement in a way that involves the whole child: their desire for language, the body's urge to move, the brain's attention to patterns, the ear's lead in initiating communication, the voice's response to sounds, as well as the eye-hand coordination associated with using props or musical instruments. This program improves listening skills, develops memory, and gives developing children a way to express themselves in a positive way. This is an instructor-led class and does not require participation by parents, although parents are welcome to observe the class on the screen in waiting room.
Our students will receive instruction using a variety of ballet training methods. We use the Cecchetti method for assessing the readiness of a dancer to progress to a higher level of training. This method is a progressive system of training dancers from a pre-ballet beginning level to a professional level. The Cecchetti Method was designed with careful regard to the laws of anatomy to prepare a dancer’s body to bear the physical demands of public performance. The Method embodies qualities that are essential to the dancer; balance, poise, strength, elevation, elasticity, musicality and artistry.
Ballet 1/Tap Combo Wednesdays 3:30 & Fridays 3:30
Ballet 2 Tuesdays 3:30
Ballet 3 Fridays 4:30
Ballet 4 Mondays 4:40*** & Tuesdays 6:15***
Ballet 5/6 Mon 7:05***, Wed 5:40***, Thurs 6:50***
Boys Ballet Tuesdays 4:30 (temporarily on hold)
Pre-pointe Tuesdays 5:40
Pointe/Variations Wednesdays 6:45***
This class explores the principles of dance composition including creativity, movement invention, choreographic structuring and the development of analytical skills as applied to dance. Classes will concentrate on exploring composition across various genres through improvisation; assigned movement studies; active engagement in a critical evaluation process; techniques needed for the creation of solo/group composition; and learning choreographic phrases for the purpose of improved retention.
Composition A Thursdays 3:30 (fall semester)
Composition B Thursdays 4:30 (fall semester)
Composition C Thursdays 5:40 (fall semester)
Acro is the beautiful fusion of classic dance technique and the precision and athleticism of acrobatic elements. Often defined by unique choreography, acro dancers seamlessly blend musicality, emotional expression, line and extension with acrobatic movements in a dance context. These classes will also focus heavily on conditioning.
Acro/Jazz combo Thursdays 3:30
Intermediate I Acro Mondays 6:00 (fall semester)
Intermediate II Acro Wednesdays 4:30 (fall semester)
Tap dance uses the sound of the tap shoes hitting the floor as a percussive instrument. Tap dance sharpens reflexes and improves memory skills and coordination. Beginning classes will work toward establishing fundamental tap movements, vocabulary and will work on basic rhythms and steps that progress into fun and lively dance combinations. Tap dancing is a great way to develop musicality, timing and balance. This class is open to ages 9 and older.
Beginning tap Fridays 5:40 (last class 1/20)
Intermediate tap Fridays 5:40***
Description coming soon!
Teen/Adult hip hop Fridays 6:45pm
Beginning hip hop Mondays 3:30 & Tuesdays 4:30
Next level hip hop Wednesdays 4:30***
NEW THIS SEASON!
Boys Ballet, Jazz, Hip hop, classical ballet variations, musical theater, recreational teen/adult classes.
Details coming soon!