Grades K & Up, Ages 5-Teens

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

~ Martha Graham

Hip HopLearning Through MovementModern DanceBallet


Hip Hop

This fun and engaging Hip Hop 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 have the opportunity to develop their own voice through learning how to free-style and creating their own dances.

Sneakers required. 

Fall/Winter 2014-2015: Hip Hop Class Schedule

Tues Grade 2-5 4:00-5:00 Angelica DeLashmette  Lower Studio Register
  • 16 week Fall/Winter Session: September 15, 2014-January 31, 2015
  • Vacation Dates: no classes November 24-30, 2014; December 15, 2014-January 4, 2015
  • Visiting Weeks: Nov. 3-8, Jan. 26-31
  • Cost: $216

Learning Through Movement

In this child-centered class learning comes alive through movement. We can learn by dancing and we can dance anything! We can be the solar system…or dancing fractions… or bring a poem to life with our bodies. The possibilities are endless! Dance elements connect to a concept from the sciences, math, language arts, or social studies through BrainDance, explorations, skill development, and creating. Move, learn, and create using mind, body, and imagination as we explore the world around us.

Fall/Winter 2014-2015: Learning Through Movement Class Schedule

Tues Gr. 2-4 5:00-6:15 Louisa Fish-Sadin  Lower Studio Register
  • 16 week Fall/Winter Session: September 15, 2014-January 31, 2015
  • Vacation Dates: no classes November 24-30, 2014; December 15, 2014-January 4, 2015
  • Visiting Weeks: Nov. 3-8, Jan. 26-31
  • Cost: $224

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 Modern

Grades 1-3

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 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 2014-2015: Creative Modern Class Schedule

  • 16 week Fall/Winter Session: September 15, 2014-January 31, 2015
  • Vacation Dates: no classes November 24-30, 2014; December 15, 2014-January 4, 2015
  • Visiting Weeks: Nov. 3-8, Jan. 26-31
  • Cost: $224

Grades 1-3

Wed 5:00-6:15 Rebecca Schroeder Lower Studio Register
Sat 11:30-12:45 Anne Green Gilbert Upper Studio Register

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 2014-2015:  Modern Class Schedule

  • 16 week Fall/Winter Session: September 15, 2014-January 31, 2015
  • Vacation Dates: no classes November 24-30, 2014; December 15, 2014-January 4, 2015
  • Visiting Weeks: Nov. 3-8, Jan. 26-31
  • Cost: $296

Mon Modern I Gr. 2-3 4:15-6:15 Anne Green Gilbert Upper Studio Register
Tue Modern II Gr. 4-5 4:15-6:15 Rebecca Schroeder Upper Studio Register
Wed Modern IV Gr. 8+ 4:15-6:15 Anna Mansbridge Upper Studio Register
Thur Modern III Gr. 6-7 4:15-6:15 Terry Goetz Upper Studio Register

 


Teen/Adult Modern

Age teen – adult

This Modern dance class is appropriate for intermediate and advanced dancers with a strong understanding of movement and alignment principals and concepts. Class begins with a Bartenieff Fundamentals somatic based practice, focusing on patterns of total body connectivity, to engage the core and ground the body. Floor work, strengthening exercises, and dynamic movement combinations will focus on fluidity, momentum, and artistry. Creative process explorations allow individual expressivity to flourish.

Clothing
Dance or exercise clothes, bare feet.

Fall Session 2014: Teen/Adult Modern Class Schedule

  • 12 week Fall Session: Sept 15-Dec 13
  • Vacation Dates: no classes Nov. 23-30
  • Cost: $174
Saturday 1:00 – 2:30 Angelica DeLashmette Upper Studio Register

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 beginning ballet skills 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 2014-2015: Pre-BalIet Class Schedule

Thurs. Gr. K-1 5:00 – 6:00 Anna Mansbridge  Lower Studio Register
  • 16 week Fall/Winter Session: September 15, 2014-January 31, 2015
  • Vacation Dates: no classes November 24-30, 2014; December 15, 2014-January 4, 2015
  • Visiting Weeks: Nov. 3-8, Jan. 26-31
  • Cost: $216

 

 


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 2014-2015: BalIet Class Schedule

  • 16 week Fall/Winter Session: September 15, 2014-January 31, 2015
  • Vacation Dates: no classes November 24-30, 2014; December 15, 2014-January 4, 2015
  • Visiting Weeks: Nov. 3-8, Jan. 26-31
  • Cost: Ballet I – $216, Ballet II – $224, Ballet III – $232
Mon. Ballet I Gr. 2-3 4:00-5:00 Anna Mansbridge  Lower Studio Register
Mon. Ballet II Gr. 4-5 5:00-6:15 Terry Goetz  Lower Studio Register
Mon. Ballet III Gr. 6+ 6:20-7:50 Terry Goetz  Lower Studio Register