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 •  Ballet


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

Grade 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 2015-2016: Creative Dance Class Schedule

Grade K-1

Wednesday 4:00-5:00 Rebecca Schroeder Lower Studio Register
  • 16 week Fall/Winter Session: September 14, 2015-January 30, 2016
  • Vacation Dates: no classes November 23-29, 2015 and December 14, 2015-January 3, 2016
  • Visiting Weeks: November 2-7, 2015; January 25-30, 2016
  • Cost: $216

 

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 2015-2016: Creative Modern Class Schedule

Grades 1-3

Wednesday 5:00-6:15 Rebecca Schroeder Lower Studio Register
Saturday 11:30-12:45 Anne Green Gilbert Upper Studio Register
  • 16 week Fall/Winter Session: September 14, 2015-January 30, 2016
  • Vacation Dates: no classes November 23-29, 2015 and December 14, 2015-January 3, 2016
  • Visiting Weeks: November 2-7, 2015; January 25-30, 2016
  • Cost: $224

 


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 2015-2016:  Modern Class Schedule

Monday Modern I Gr. 2-3 4:15-6:15 Anne Green Gilbert Upper Studio Register
Tuesday Modern II Gr. 4-5 4:15-6:15 Rebecca Schroeder Upper Studio Register
Thursday Modern III Gr. 6-7 4:15-6:15 Terry Goetz Upper Studio Register
Wednesday Modern IV Gr. 8+ 4:15-6:15 Anna Mansbridge Upper Studio Register
  • 16 week Fall/Winter Session: September 14, 2015-January 30, 2016
  • Vacation Dates: no classes November 23-29, 2015 and December 14, 2015-January 3, 2016
  • Visiting Weeks: November 2-7, 2015; January 25-30, 2016
  • Cost: $296

 


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 2015-2016: Pre-Ballet Class Schedule

Grades K-1

Monday 4:00-5:00 Angelica Delashmette Lower Studio Register
Tuesday 4:15-5:15 Anna Mansbridge Lower Studio Register
Thursday 5:00-6:00 Anna Mansbridge Lower Studio Register
  • 16 week Fall/Winter Session: September 14, 2015-January 30, 2016
  • Vacation Dates: no classes November 23-29, 2015 and December 14, 2015-January 3, 2016
  • Visiting Weeks: November 2-7, 2015; January 25-30, 2016
  • 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 2015-2016: BalIet Class Schedule

Tuesday Ballet I Gr. 2-3 5:15-6:30 Anna Mansbridge  Lower Studio Register
Monday Ballet II Gr. 4-5 5:00-6:30 Angelica DeLashmette  Lower Studio Register
Monday Ballet III Gr. 6+ 6:30-8:30 Terry Goetz  Lower Studio Register
  • 16 week Fall/Winter Session: September 14, 2015-January 30, 2016
  • Vacation Dates: no classes November 23-29, 2015 and December 14, 2015-January 3, 2016
  • Visiting Weeks: November 2-7, 2015; January 25-30, 2016
  • Cost: Ballet I – $224, Ballet II and Ballet III – $232