2019-2020 Class Schedule

CLASS SCHEDULE

September 3, 2019 – May 22, 2020

Mon.Modern I (3rd and 4th grade)4:30-5:30 p.m.
Mon. Beginning Dance (3-4 year olds)5:15-5:45
Mon. Modern II (5th and 6th grade)5:30-6:30
Mon. Beginning Dance (4-5 year olds)6:00-6:30
Mon. Modern III (7th and 8th grade)6:30-7:30
Mon. Tap II (5th and 6th grade)6:30-7:15
Mon. Tap III (7th and 8th grade)7:30-8:15
Mon. Ballet VI (11th and 12th grade)*7:30-9:00
Mon. Pointe III (11th and 12th grade)*9:00-9:30
Tues.Ballet I (3rd and 4th grade)3:45-4:45 p.m.
Tues. Ballet II (4th and 5th grade)4:00-5:00
Tues. Ballet I (3rd and 4th grade)4:45-5:45
Tues. Beginning Dance (4-5 years)5:00-5:30
Tues. Jazz/Hip-Hop I (3rd and 4th grade)5:00-5:45
Tues. Tap I (3rd and 4th grade)5:45-6:15
Tues. Ballet V (9th and 10th grade)*6:15-7:45
Tues. Beginning Dance (3-4 years)6:30-7:00
Tues. Jazz/Hip-Hop II (5th and 6th grade)7:00-8:00
Tues. Pointe II (9th and 10th grade)*7:45-8:15
Tues. Jazz IV (6th grade and up)8:15-9:15
Wed.Pre-Ballet I (1st grade)3:45-4:30 p.m.
Wed. Beginning Dance4:00-4:30
Wed. Pre-Ballet II (2nd grade)4:30-5:15
Wed. Jazz/Tap I (1st grade)4:30-5:15
Wed. Jazz/Tap II (2nd grade)5:15-6:00
Wed. Pre-Technique (Kindergarten)6:00-6:45
Wed. Ballet IV (6th grade and up)*5:30-6:45
Wed. Pointe I/II*7:00-7:30
Wed. Jazz/Hip Hop III (6th grade and up)7:30-8:30
Wed. Tap IV (9th grade and up)7:30-8:15
Wed. Jazz V (11th and 12th grade)*8:30-9:30
Thurs.Pre-Technique (Kindergarten)3:45-4:15 p.m.
Thurs. Performance Ensemble A (3rd-5th grade)4:00-5:00
Thurs. Performance Ensemble B (6th-8th grade)4:00-5:00
Thurs. . Ballet III (5th and 6th grade)5:00-6:00
Thurs. Beginning Dance (3-4 years)5:45-6:15
Thurs. Modern IV (9th and 10th grade)*6:00-7:15
Thurs. Beginning Dance (4-5 years)6:15-6:45
Thurs. Adult Dance7:00-8:00
Thurs. Performance Ensemble C (9th-12th grade)7:15-8:15
Thurs. Modern V (11th and 12th grade)*8:15-9:30
Sat.Jazz/Tap I (1st and 2nd grade)9:30-10:15 a.m.
Sat. Beginning Dance9:45-10:15
Sat. Ballet IV (6th grade and up)*10:00-11:15
Sat. Pre-Technique (Kindergarten)10:15-11:00
Sat. Pre-Ballet I (1st and 2nd grade)10:15-11: 00
Sat. Pointe II/III* 11:15-11:45

Advanced classes marked with a * indicate that director’s approval must be given before a student is permitted to enroll.

Beginning Dance – This class encourage children to explore movement and discover their potential in a positive and happy environment.  Students tell stories through movement; explore the dance elements of shape, time, space, and energy; and practice basic motor skills.  This is an excellent and interesting approach to prepare children for future technical training in dance and/or sports.  Emphasis is on individual development and creativity.  1/2 hour 

Pre-Technique- This class is designed to prepare the young dancer for the more technically demanding Ballet, Jazz, Modern and Tap classes.  Students explore the dance elements of shape, time, space, and energy in more depth and are offered a structured base to practice basic motor skills, develop rhythm, and learn basic moves of ballet, jazz, modern and tap techniques.   3/4 hour

Pre-Ballet- This class is an introduction to classical ballet provides students with sound technical training while developing a love and appreciation of this beautiful art for all students.  Exercises at the barre and in the center develop strength, flexibility, coordination, balance, self-discipline, and a keen sense of body-awareness.   Class is taught in French vocabulary with classical music.  3/4 hour

Ballet —Classical ballet is the foundation of all dance forms and therefore most important in dance education.  It is strongly recommended for all students.  Exercises at the barre and in the center develop strength, flexibility, coordination, balance, self-discipline, and a keen sense of body-awareness.  A contemporary understanding of anatomy and kinesiology is combined with practice of the classical form.  This class provides students with sound technical training as well as an interesting and expressive workout.  Class is taught in French vocabulary with classical music.  1 hour, 1 1/4 hours, or 1 1/2 hours

Pointe—Pointe classes are for those students who have developed the necessary physical and technical readiness.  Requirements include enrollment in at least one high-level ballet class and an invitation from the director.  1/2 hour

Modern —Modern is a contemporary form of dance combining many dance forms including ballet, jazz, and various ethnic styles.  It began as a rebellion from classical dance and has developed into an exciting, eclectic art form which emphasizes the body’s natural movement patterns and individual creativity.  Modern dance technique develops strength, coordination, flexibility, and stamina through floor and center exercises and large movement combinations.  In addition, the intellectual and creative processes of the dancers are enhanced by movement problem-solving and analysis. 1 or 1 1/4 hour

Jazz/Hip Hop —Jazz is a stylized dance form accompanied by contemporary music.  This class features a technical warm-up, center isolations, floor and/or barre stretch, and larger movement combinations.  Previous ballet training is strongly recommended. 3/4 or 1 hour

Tap- The study of tap is a fascinating exploration of rhythms and sounds made by the feet.  This class features a technical warm-up, tap movements through space, and graded learning of tap steps.  1/2 or 3/4 hour 

Performance Ensemble—Academy of Dance has its own performance ensemble for ages nine and up that rehearses weekly and performs around the community throughout the year.  To participate one must be registered for at least two technique classes (one of which must be ballet) and commit to attend all weekly rehearsals and performances.  The start-up costume fee is $75 the first year; other costume costs may arise.  1 hour

Monthly Tuition 2019-2020

Class LengthTuition Per Month
1/2 hour$45
3/4 hour$50
1 hour$55
1 1/4 hour$57
1 1/2 hour$60


Additional Fees

  • Annual Registration fee is $25 per family
  • Private Lessons — Technique Only: $60 per hour (annual discounts do not apply to private lessons)
  • Private Lessons — Choreography Included (including audition video): $75 per hour (annual discounts do not apply to private lessons)
  • Costume Payment Option 1: One payment — Includes costume, tights, tax and shipping. Due at registration (no later than September 30). $80 plus tax/Child Sm. & Child Med. Sizes/ $96 plus tax/Large Child & Adult Sizes
  • Costume Payment Option 2: Four monthly payments September – December — Includes costume, tights, tax and shipping. First payment due with September tuition. $20 plus tax/month Child Sm. & Child Med. Sizes/$24 plus tax/month  Large Child & Adult Sizes