Dance Artist Program

[3rd-12th grades]

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Strong technique and artistry are achieved through focused and committed study over the students’ 3rd through 12th grade years.  Special workshops are offered in addition to rigorous classes in Ballet and Pointe, Modern Dance, Tap, Musical Theatre, Jazz Dance, Hip Hop, and Dance Improvisation.  The Program is designed to foster physical, cognitive, social, and creative aspects of learning.  

Level placement is based on each individual student. New students are welcome and should contact Program Director Shellie Chambers for level placement.

Level I classes are open to all students in 3rd-12th grades. Students are strongly encouraged to enroll in both Ballet and Modern Dance (on the same day) with the option to also enroll in Musical Theatre, Tap, and/or Hip Hop. Students in 6th grade and up may enroll in Dance Improvisation. Musical Theatre and Dance Improvisation require enrollment in both Ballet and Modern Dance.

Level II students must take both Ballet and Modern Dance (on the same day) with the option to also enroll in Musical Theatre, Jazz, Hip Hop, and/or Tap. Students in 6th grade and up may enroll in Dance Improvisation. Level I classes may also be considered as class options. 

Level III students must enroll in a minimum of three classes and may choose from the following: Ballet (Ballet IIIB students must take both classes per week), Ballet Enrichment, Prep for Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, and/or Dance Improvisation. Level II classes may also be considered as class options. 

Level IV students must enroll a minimum of three classes and may choose from the following: Ballet (Ballet IV students must take both classes per week and Pointe), Modern, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, and/or Dance Improvisation. Level III classes may also be considered as class options. 

MONDAY
Ballet IIA,  3:45-4:45 / requires enrollment in Modern IIA on the same day
Modern IIA,  4:50-5:50 / requires enrollment in Ballet IIA on the same day
Ballet I,  4:00-5:00

Modern I,    5:05-6:05
Modern IIIB,  5:55-7:25 / requires enrollment in at least two additional technique classes
Ballet IV,  5:55-7:25 / requires enrollment in Ballet IV Wed and Pointe II
Hip Hop II,  5:55-6:55 / requires completion of Hip Hop I
Ballet IIIA,  6:10-7:25 / requires enrollment in at least two additional technique classes

TUESDAY
Ballet IIB,  4:00-5:00 / requires enrollment in Modern IIB on the same day
Modern IIB/IIIA,  5:05-6:20 / requires enrollment in Ballet IIB on the same day
Hip Hop I,  5:05-6:05
Ballet IIA,  6:00-7:00 / requires enrollment in Modern IIA on the same day
Modern IIA,  7:00-8:00 / requires enrollment in Ballet IIA on the same day
Ballet IIIB,  6:10-7:40 / requires enrollment in Ballet IIIB Wed
Modern IV,  6:25-7:40 / requires enrollment in at least two additional technique classes

WEDNESDAY
Modern I,  3:45-4:45
Ballet I,  4:50-5:50
Tap I,  3:45-4:45
Musical Theatre,  4:50-5:50 / requires enrollment in Ballet and Modern
Ballet Enrichment,  4:50-5:50 / Ballet Enrichment is a technique class including barre, center and across the floor work designed to be a repetition and supplement to the student’s weekly Ballet IIB or IIIA class and therefore requires enrollment in one of those classes. Ballet IIB and IIIA students who aspire to pointe work must take this class. Requires enrollment in Ballet IIB or IIIA.
Tap II/III/IV,  5:55-6:50  / requires at least two additional technique classes
Ballet IIIB,  5:55-6:55 / requires enrollment in Ballet IIIB Tues
Ballet IV,  5:55-6:55 / requires enrollment in Ballet IV Mon and Pointe II
Tap IV,  6:55-7:15 / requires at least two additional technique classes

THURSDAY
DanceImprovisation,  4:10-5:05 / 3rd grade and up click here for short-term class information
Jazz IIB/IIIA,  5:10-6:10 / requires at least two additional technique classes
Pointe I,  5:10-6:10 /
requires enrollment in Ballet IIIB Tues and Wed or Ballet IV Mon and Wed
Pointe II,  5:10-6:10 / requires enrollment in Ballet IV Mon and Wed
Prep for Pointe I,  6:15-7:15 / In Prep for Pointe class, students will practice exercises specifically designed to build strength in the feet and ankles.  Age, physical structure/development and strength will ultimately determine a student’s readiness for demi pointe and/or pointe shoes.  Each student’s timeline will be different.  Requires enrollment in Ballet Enrichment or Ballet IIIB.
Prep for Pointe II,  6:15-7:15 / In Prep for Pointe class, students will practice exercises specifically designed to build strength in the feet and ankles.  Age, physical structure/development and strength will ultimately determine a student’s readiness for demi pointe and/or pointe shoes.  Each student’s timeline will be different.  Requires enrollment in Ballet Enrichment or Ballet IIIB.
Jazz IIIB/IV,  6:15-7:30 / requires at least two additional technique classes

 

 

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