Advanced Program (Ages 13-18)

 

Our most advanced classes allow students to work at the pre-professional level preparing them to pursue dance into college or into the professional dance world. Students at the advanced level are displaying artistery and a high level of performance ability, increasing stamina and control as well as flexability. A critical eye is being developed as students gain a deeper understanding of technique. Achievement of personally set goals is encouraged. Students may choose to conference with directors about future aspirations.

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Ballet III

The dancers are serious about increasing their repertoire of ballet steps and combinations as well as building their strength and stamina.  Emphasis will be placed on polishing technique, body positions and stage placement. Classical and contemporary styles of ballet are presented. While there is an emphasis on Vaganova,  other schools of thought will be incorporated.  Dancers at this level must be taking technique class at least three times a week. Variations class may be added. At least 3 pointe classes are recommended for these dancers.  The curriculum moves quickly and this class is meant for the focused and dedicated ballet dancer.

Day

Saturday

Time

11:30-12:45

Age

11-18

Dress Code

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Hair

Classical Bun

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Ballet III-IV

Dancers at this level have been dancing at least three times a week for three or more years and have proven themselves through hard work and a dedication to ballet.  They will further increase the repertoire of steps, combinations, and turns.  Many combinations (grande allegro) will be 4 eight counts or more in length.  The stamina required for this level takes a true love of ballet.  Classical and contemporary styles of ballet, with emphasis on Vaganova, but other styles will be taught as well.  Dancers at this level should be taking technique class four times a week, including the "Work It" class, Variations and 2 Pointe Technique Classes.  Dancers on pointe at this level will often take the entire class on pointe.

Day

Monday

Tuesday

Thursday (IIIA-IV)

Time

6:15-7:30

6:00-7:15

6:00-7:30

Age

14-18

Dress Code

Veiw Here

Hair

Classical Bun

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Advanced Tap

Dancers at this level will work on increasingly complex combinations. Technique, executing combinations at different musical tempos and on different musical counts will be the theme.  Students will also build strength and learn how to put many complex sounds and rhythms together. Tap is a popular style of American theatrical dance distinguished by percussive footwork that marks out precise rhythmic patterns on the floor. 

Day

Wednesday

Time

6:00-7:00

Age

12-18

Dress Code

Veiw Here

Hair

Off Face/Pony tail

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Advanced Jazz

One of the most popular and well known forms of dance. The students will learn a variety of jumps and turns as well as innovative choreography in this athletic class.  This class will feature a variety of jazz styles- from broad way jazz to lyrical jazz. It is a wonderful class to get a well rounded variety of all dance steps. Dancers always practice choreography to popular and age appropriate music.

Day

Tuesday

Time

8:00-9:00

Age

11-18

Dress Code

View Here

Hair

Off Face/Pony tail

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Advanced Modern

This Modern Dance class focuses on both modern dance technique and dance improvisation for any style. The modern aspect of the class focuses on full-body movement, fluidity, floor work, and beginning partnering and lifts. Dancers will also become familiar with improvisation: creating movement on the spot without prior planning or choreography.

Day

Monday

Time

8:15-9:15

Age

11-18

Dress Code

Veiw Here

Hair

Off Face/Pony tail

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Advanced Hip-Hop

This Hip-Hop class is a fast-paced and energetic dance style using the latest street/urban dance moves done to age appropriate Hip-Hop music. Hip-Hop encompasses a wide range of street styles including breaking, locking and popping. This class for the very advanced dancer.

Day

Wednesday

Time

7:00-8:00

Age

11-18

Dress Code

View Here

Hair

Off Face/Pony tail

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Pointe III

Intermediate Pointe will include exercises at the barre and in the centre. Strength to perform combinations in the center of the room will be required. Multiple releves, turns, and traveling combinations will be the theme of this class. Combinations are designed to develop ankle and arch strength. Balance, and clean and steady execution of exercises learned in previous years. Students will improve strength and learn more difficult movements. Balance, and clean execution of exercises learned in previous years is expected. 

Day

Saturday

Time

12:45-1:30

Age

11-18

Dress Code

Same as Ballet

Hair

Classical Bun

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Advanced Pointe

For the experienced pointe dancer. Barre and center warm up combinations will become increasingly complex. Hops on pointe, consecutive releves on one foot, multiple turns in pirouette, traveling turns and multiple fouette turns will be practiced each class. Steps will be executed while improving smooth transitions, fluidity of movement, and presentation. Dancers must be very advanced, practicing pointe at least three classes a week for several years to participate in this class.

Day

Monday

Tuesday

Thursday

Time

7:30-8:15

7:15-8:00

7:30-8:15

Age

11-18

Dress Code

Same as Ballet

Hair

Classical Bun

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Variations

Perfect for Ballet dancers that want to learn age old classical ballet elements. Dancers will explore classical ballet from the early origins to the current trends. Students will apply these techniques and performance skills through learning variations from Swan Lake, La Esmeralda, Don Quixote, Sleeping Beauty and more.

Day

Closed

Time

8:00-8:30

Age

11-18

Dress Code

Same as Ballet

Hair

Classical Bun

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Work It

This class allows dancers the opportunity to strengthen their bodies to compliment their technical training and  prevent injuries. A typical class will include some or all elements of the following:

  • Cardiovascular Exercises

  • Flexibility Exercises

  • Strength Exercises

  • Core/Abdominal Work

  • Arm/ Back/Leg Work

Class will incorporate conditioning into the curriculum, as well as fast paced stylized choreography to develop performance, stamina, and technique.

Day

Wednesday

Time

8:15-9:15

Age

14-18

Dress Code

Any dance wear

Hair

Off Face/Pony tail