With the creative use of Zoom technology, we can offer an individuated curriculum by using breakout rooms and placing students in groups as needed to work on technical skills or choreography projects. Students can begin to choreograph dances with more sophisticated components, including canons, spatial design, exits and entrances, and counterpoint. We will make sure that students have time to connect with one another and share their work, as we know this is an important part of virtual instruction to find a warm and nurturing connection.
Saturday Creative Ballet for Ages 3yrs- 5 yrs (Preschool and Kindergarten )
Saturdays 9:30 am - 10:15 am
FEE: $185 for 8 classes
Saturdays - Dec 5, 12, 19, (off 12/26 and 1/2), Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb 6
This class offers a unique curriculum which allows for a both a joyous experience as well as basic dance skill development. Our classes for 3-5-year-olds include movement stories, creative games, structured free dance, dance with a prop, show and tell, musical interludes, dancing the roles in story ballets, and ballet basics. Each day will have a surprise "treasure box" interlude with a special activity!
BALLET and Contemporary with Jazz classes for K-10th grades ( see below)
Ballet with a CREATIVE Twist!
Mondays: 8 sessions
Mondays: Dec 7, 14, 21 (off 12/28) Jan 4, 11, (off 1/18), 25, Feb 1, 8
Our new Ballet with a Twist curriculum includes both technique and a focus on each dancer's creative ideas as we explore the contemporary use of the ballet vocabulary in the dances of choreographers such as George Balanchine and William Forsythe. Ballet has changed and is no longer focused exclusively on story ballets. The class includes the unique chance to create dances in small Zoom “break out rooms”. We have added dancing with props, dancing to modern music, creating our own class ballet, small group choreography. The series includes viewing excerpts of incredible modern ballets that we have found to be inspiring to young dancers!
Level 1: Grades K- 2
(1 hour) 4pm-5pm
Levels 2/3: Grades 3-5/ Grades 6 -10
(1.5 hours) 5:15pm-6:45pm
Contemporary with a JAZZ Twist!
Thursdays: 8 Sessions
Thursdays: Dec 3, 10, 17 (off 12/24 and 31) Jan 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb 4
Our new Contemporary with a JAZZ Twist curriculum has been revamped to include jazz sequences and steps often springing from Broadway shows! We have found that in a virtual setting the music and excitement of dancing jazz steps lifts everyone’s spirits! Contemporary and Jazz dance share a common base in ballet positioning and this is emphasized in our warm up. Our unique program includes creating dances in small groups using Zoom “break out rooms” and we have added challenging and exciting elements such as dancing with props, dancing using chairs, dancing to a story line, creating a story line in a small group and more!
Thursdays: 8 sessions
Level 1: Grades K-2
(1 hour) 4pm-5pm
Levels 2/3 Grades 3-5/ Grades 6 -10
(1.5 hours) 5:15pm- 6:45pm
Safe at Home Classes on Zoom
Starts December 5
MORE choices for Kindergarten ( see below)
(ongoing registration may be possible)