Intermediate Program (Ages 7-12)

 

At this level, students will increasing knowledge of vocabulary and technique infused with musicality and stylized execution of dance combinations. To advance to the next level, students must demonstrate increasing awareness of vocabulary and proper technique. This is also an age in which dancers can choose to audition in our dance company, which develops their performance skills and gives them the opportunity to perform throughout the year.

 

Russian Technique/Ballet II

At the start of the intermediate levels, students will begin to use one hand on the barre with an emphasis on continuing to work on placement and alignment. Dancers will be encouraged to count the music and name the steps.  They will begin learning about turnout and correct body placement.  They will expand their repertoire of jumps in simple form at the barre.  Center work will consist of combining three or more steps and dancers will work to improve their turns through spotting and proper use of the arms.  Corner work will combine two or more steps which travel across the floor.  Students at this level are taking 2 ballet classes weekly and may add Pointe Preparation class.

Day

Tuesday

Wednesday

Time

5:00-6:00

6:30-7:30

Age

Dress Code

8-11

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Ballet II

Dancers at this level will begin coordinating head and arm positions with legs. A full barre will be increasingly complex. Correct posture and body placement as well as connecting movement will be the theme. Center work will consist of simple adagio, body positions, jumps – including petite allegro and pirouette and traveling turns.  Corner work will include various traveling combinations kept in time to the music. Students at this level are taking 2 ballet classes weekly and may add Pointe Preparation Class.

Day

Monday

Tuesday

Time

6:15-7:15

5:00-6:00

Age

Dress Code

8-11

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Modern II

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. The class will use fun, game-like improv exercises to increase dancers’ confidence and creativity in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere. 

Day

Monday

Time

7:45-8:30

Age

Dress Code

8-11

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Jazz 2 (Lyrical)

Perfect for dancers who like to portray emotion. Lyrical is the fusion of Ballet and Modern Dance, often set to music that tells a story. Lyrical dancers interpret the lyrics of a song through movement. Lyrical students should have a foundation in Ballet and Jazz as these classes assume that technique is already present and primarily focus on emotion. Students will learn to feel the music through emotion as they are dancing.

Day

Wednesday

Time

7:00-8:00

Age

Dress Code

8-11

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Mucical Theatre 2

The perfect class for students that are interested in Broadway dance, a school theater production or musical. This class will prepare students to learn to move with confidence in a theatrical manner. Facial expression and learning to engage the audience will be the theme. Lyrical styles of Modern and Jazz will also be introduced. 

Day

Tuesday

Time

7:00-7:45

Age

Dress Code

9-11

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Pointe Preparation

Students have the option to add Pointe Prep in Russian Tech or Ballet II. Pointe Prep is a preparatory class for beginning Pointe and is always done in soft ballet slippers as opposed to Pointe shoes. Students will focus on proper spine alignment, ankle strength, rolling through the foot, ability to hold turn-out from the hips, a well-elevated releve on demi pointe with straight knees, and correct distribution of body weight. A dancer may progress to Pre-Pointe work in Pre-Pointe shoes upon instructors approval. This class will include exercises designed to strengthen calf muscles, ankles, and arches of the feet. 

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Day

Monday

Tuesday

Time

7:15-7:45

8:00-8:30

Age

Dress Code

7-11

Same as Ballet

Hair

Classical Bun

Ballet IIA

Dancers at this level will start class at the Ballet barre to work on classical technique, executing combinations at different musical tempos and on different musical counts.  They will also build strength and learn how to put several steps together while smoothly transferring their weight and holding correct posture and body placement.  Dancers will add several new steps to their repertoire.  Center work will consist of an adagio, a tendu combination, jumps,including petit allegro and pirouette preparations and turns.  Corner work will consist of jump, waltz, and various traveling combinations kept in time to the music. Students at this level are taking 2 Ballet classes weekly and may add Beginning/Pre- Pointe class.

Day

Tuesday

Thursday

Time

6:00-7:00

6:00-7:00

Age

Dress Code

9-11

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Hair

Classical Bun

Intermediate Tap

Expand on a love of Dance and foster expression in movement with this exciting blend of traditional Tap technique.This 45 minute class combines the cool exciting moves with the fun percussive sounds of Tap. Learning the basic techniques of this dance style is great for students with a lot of energy. They’ll channel all that energy into learning more than the basics and start tapping with more intricate moves and style.

Day

Tuesday

Time

6:00-7:00

Age

Dress Code

9-13

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Intermediate Hip-Hop

Time to get funky and free while learning the creative movements of Hip-Hop.This 45 minute class combines the cool exciting moves of Hip-Hop with age appropriate music that they love! Learning the basic techniques of Hip Hop will focus their mind and challenge their bodies. This class is great for students with a lot of energy. They’ll channel all that energy into expressive movement and learn to engage and captivate an audience.

Day

Monday

Time

5:00-6:00

Age

Dress Code

9-13

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Hair

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Modern IIA

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. The class will use fun, game-like improv exercises to increase dancers’ confidence and creativity in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere. 

Day

Tuesday

Time

7:45-8:45

Age

Dress Code

8-11

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Hair

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Pre/Beg.Pointe

Students have the option to add Pre-Pointe in Ballet II and must attend at least two Ballet classes per week. Pre- Pointe shoes are worn as opposed to Pointe shoes. Students will focus on proper spine alignment, ankle strength, rolling through the foot, ability to hold turn-out from the hips, a well-elevated releve on demi pointe with straight knees, and correct distribution of body weight, A dancer may progress to beginning Pointe work in pointe shoes upon instructors approval. Pointe dancers must be able to maintain turn-out while performing center combinations, hold a proper Ballet position with straight back and good turnout, pull up properly in the legs, and balance securely on releve. Students must have the emotional maturity necessary for the hard work and commitment that Pointe entails. Exercises will begin at the barre for safety and stability. Students will progress to exercises in the centre to practice their balance and increase their strength.

Day

Thursday

Time

7:00-7:45

Age

Dress Code

9-13

Same as Ballet

Hair

Classical Bun

Jazz IIA

One of the most popular and well known forms of dance. Jazz dance includes strength, flexibility and conditioning technique and progressions including turns and leaps. In a Jazz class the dancers also learn many fun and trendy dance steps that are used for all forms of dance. It is a wonderful class to get a well rounded variety of all dance steps. Dancers will learn choreography to popular and age-appropriate music  along with vintage styles of Jazz from the previous decades. This is a perfect class to start your dance training.

Day

Thursday

Time

7:45-8:45

Age

Dress Code

8-11

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Stretch & Conditioning

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

When you incorporate conditioning into your curriculum, you are bound to see vast improvements in performance, stamina, and technique.

Day

CLASS CLOSED

Time

6:00-7:00

Age

Dress Code

7-11

Any dance wear

Hair

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Turns & Leaps

This class is designed for dancers who want to take their dance training to a higher level.  We learn how to advance our basic technique in turning and leaping while also working on flexibility and strength. Dancers must have some dance experience before taking this class. 

Day

CLASS CLOSED

Time

6:00-7:00

Age

Dress Code

7-11

Any dance wear

Hair

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White Marsh Ballet Academy

Ballet-Pointe-Jazz-Modern-Tap-Hip Hop

 410.931.3844

8007 Corporate Drive- Suite G

Nottingham, MD 21236

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