Ages 5-Teens, Grades K & Up

Dance is communication, and so the great challenge is to speak clearly, beautifully, and with inevitability.

~ Martha Graham

Modern Dance •  BalletHip Hop


Modern Dance

Dive into the creative and challenging world of modern dance. Explore the fundamental movement patterns of the BrainDance, the elements of dance, develop dance technique, and create, collaborate, and choreograph. As dancers gain experience the techniques of counterbalance, weight-sharing, partnering, and lifts are introduced. Modern dance strengthens the body and mind as students become skilled movers and choreographers.
 

Creative Dance

Grades K-1

Having fun, exploring movement concepts, developing dance skills, strengthening the body and brain, interacting with others – it all happens in creative dance classes. Skills become more challenging throughout the year and progress with age level.

Clothing
Girls: dance clothes such as leotards, footless tights, dance skirts, etc., t-shirts, leggings, bare feet.
Boys: sweat pants/shorts, t-shirts, bare feet.

Fall/Winter 2016-2017: Creative Dance Class Schedule

Grade K-1

Wednesday 4:00-5:00 Hannah Kaye Lower Studio Register
  • 16 week Fall/Winter Session: September 12, 2016 – January 28, 2017
  • Vacation Dates: no classes November 21-27, 2016; December 12, 2016 – January 1, 2017
  • Visiting Weeks: October 31 – November 5, January 23-28
  • Cost: $232

 

Creative Modern

Grades 1-3, 4-5

More technically challenging than Creative Dance, this class is for dancers ready to learn more skills while continuing to have fun improvising and choreographing.

Clothing
Girls: dance clothes such as leotards, footless tights, dance skirts, etc., t-shirts, leggings, bare feet.
Boys: sweat pants/shorts, t-shirts, bare feet.

Fall/Winter 2016-2017: Creative Modern Class Schedule

Grades 1-3

Wednesday 5:00-6:15 Hannah Kaye Lower Studio Register
Saturday 11:30-12:45 Kechelle Jackson Upper Studio Register

Grades 4-5

Thursday 5:00-6:30 Anna Mansbridge Lower Studio Register
  • 16 week Fall/Winter Session: September 12, 2016 – January 28, 2017
  • Vacation Dates: no classes November 21-27, 2016; December 12, 2016 – January 1, 2017
  • Visiting Weeks: October 31 – November 5, January 23-28
  • Cost: Grades 1-3 – $248, Grades 4-5 – $256

Modern

Grades 2-8+

These 2 hour technique classes allow time for students to experience the BrainDance, explore movement concepts, develop dance technique and skills, work with partners and in small and large groups, and become familiar with choreographic forms and devices as they create and compose their own dances. By taking an active role in their own learning, students become skilled dancers and choreographers. Live Accompaniment.

Clothing

Girls: dance clothes such as leotards, footless tights, dance shorts, t-shirts, leggings, stretch pants, bare feet, hair should be pulled back from the face.

Boys: sweat pants/shorts, t-shirts, bare feet.

Fall/Winter 2016-2017:  Modern Class Schedule

Mon Modern I Gr. 2-3 4:15-6:15 Anne Green Gilbert Upper Studio FULL
Tue Modern II Gr. 4-5 4:30-6:30 Hayley Shannon Upper Studio FULL
Wed Modern IV Gr. 8+ 4:30-6:30 Anna Mansbridge Upper Studio Register
Thur Modern III Gr. 6-7 4:15-6:15 Terry Goetz Upper Studio Register
  • 16 week Fall/Winter Session: September 12, 2016 – January 28, 2017
  • Vacation Dates: no classes November 21-27, 2016; December 12, 2016 – January 1, 2017
  • Visiting Weeks: October 31 – November 5, January 23-28
  • Cost: $320

 


Ballet

The art of ballet teaches expressivity, focus and self-discipline, awareness of body mechanics, alignment, and musicality. The richness and depth that comes from using a conceptual and brain-compatible approach is what makes our ballet program unique in the region. Our ballet classes nurture and support technical and creative growth in dancers of all ages!
 

Pre-Ballet

Grade K-1

A fun and creative introduction to ballet class. Exploring ballet technique through the dance concepts nurtures the whole dancer. Musicality, improvisation, and skill development are all a part of this developmentally appropriate ballet class. Ballet shoes required.

Clothing
Girls: dance clothes such as leotards, tights, dance skirts or shorts worn over leotard and tights, ballet shoes, hair should be pulled back from the face.
Boys: sweat pants, shorts, tights, or leggings, t-shirts, ballet shoes.

Fall/Winter 2016-2017: Pre-Ballet Class Schedule

Grades K-1

Tuesday 4:30-5:30 Angelica Delashmette Lower Studio Register
Wednesday 3:30-4:30 Anna Mansbridge Upper Studio Register
Thursday 3:15-4:15 Kechelle Jackson Upper Studio Register
  • 16 week Fall/Winter Session: September 12, 2016 – January 28, 2017
  • Vacation Dates: no classes November 21-27, 2016; December 12, 2016 – January 1, 2017
  • Visiting Weeks: October 31 – November 5, January 23-28
  • Cost: $232

The only reason for mastering technique is to make sure the body does not prevent the soul from expressing itself.
~La Meri


Ballet

Grades 2-6+

These ballet technique classes are developmentally appropriate and there is a focus on healthy alignment. Barre and center work is done but we also include time for exploring the dance concepts of Space, Time, Force, and Body through improvisation, partner work for social-emotional connections with peers, and developing choreographic skills by teaching forms and devices so students can create their own dances. Barre work begins in Ballet I. Dancers should enjoy the focus and attention that barre work requires. Whole body/mind movement is used as recuperation during and after barre. Classes are offered in a relaxed and supportive learning environment. Ballet shoes required.

Clothing
Girls: dance clothes such as leotards, tights, dance skirts or shorts worn over leotard and tights, ballet shoes, hair should be pulled back from the face.
Boys: sweat pants, shorts, tights, or leggings, t-shirts, ballet shoes.

Fall/Winter 2016-2017: BalIet Class Schedule

Mon Ballet I Grades 2-3 4:00-5:15 Anna Mansbridge  Lower Studio Register
Mon Ballet II Grades 4-5 5:15-6:30 Anna Mansbridge  Lower Studio Register
Mon Ballet III Grades 6+ 6:30-8:00 Terry Goetz  Lower Studio FULL
  • 16 week Fall/Winter Session: September 12, 2016 – January 28, 2017
  • Vacation Dates: no classes November 21-27, 2016; December 12, 2016 – January 1, 2017
  • Visiting Weeks: October 31 – November 5, January 23-28
  • Cost: Ballet I & Ballet II – $248, Ballet III – $256

Hip Hop

Hip Hop

This fun and engaging Hip Hop dance class will explore the various street dance styles that have developed from the vibrant culture of Hip Hop, through the lens of the concepts of dance. Dancers will learn technique and movement vocabulary from HipHop Silhouettesbreaking, locking, and popping, as well as commercial/new style, House dance, and Hip Hop dance moves of past decades. Have fun discovering the way smooth and sharp, strong and light, high and low feel as you move in this dance style. Dancers will have the opportunity to develop their own voice through learning how to free-style and creating their own dances.

Sneakers required. 

Fall/Winter 2016-2017: Hip Hop Class Schedule

Grades 1-3

Tuesday 5:30-6:30 Angelica DeLashmette Lower Studio Register
  • 16 week Fall/Winter Session: September 12, 2016 – January 28, 2017
  • Vacation Dates: no classes November 21-27, 2016; December 12, 2016 – January 1, 2017
  • Visiting Weeks: October 31 – November 5, January 23-28
  • Cost: $232