June 27th – August 3rd (6 Week Session)
*Requires approval of director and enrollment in a ballet class.
Patti Willey, Director – Pre-technique, Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Modern
Betsy Bartee -Beginning Dance, Pre-Technique, Ballet, Jazz
*No classes on Tuesday, July 4th. The Tuesday classes will meet that week on Wednesday, July 5th.
Beginning Dance (3-4 yrs.) - 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 (5-6 yrs.) - 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 (6-8 yrs.) - This class is an introduction to classical ballet provides students with sound technical training while developing a love and appreciation of this beautiful yet demanding technique. Classical ballet is the foundation for all dance forms and therefore most important in dance educations. 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. Class is taught in French vocabulary with classical music. 3/4 hour
Ballet III/IV (13 years-Adult) —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 1/4 hours
Pointe I/II—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 III/IV (13 years-Adult) —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. 1 hour
Jazz III (13 years-Adult) —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. 1 hour
Summer Tuition 2017
*Private Lessons must be scheduled and paid for in advance no later than June 30th. No credit or refunds given. Must give one week notice to reschedule.
**Small group classes must be scheduled and paid for in advance no later than June 30th. No credit or refunds given. The hourly fee must be met for each session regardless of the number attending a particular session (2-4 only). Must give one week notice to reschedule.