Classes

Schedule of classes for Semester A: Sept. 2021-Feb. 2022

Ballet Folklorico

Folklorico 1 – Class consists of rhythmic movement and choreographed sequences taught in a beginner level to music from Mexican folklore (bailes tradicionales). Completed dance choreographed piece will be taught.
Ages 3-5 year olds. Three-year-olds may register for this class. Recommendation is that 3-year-olds complete Creative Movement first.

Folklorico 2– This class consists of movement and choreographed sequences taught to beginning students from Mexican folklore (bailes tradicionales). Completed dance choreographed piece will be taught. Ages 6-9-year-olds.

Folklorico 3 – Class consists of rhythmic movement and choreographed sequences taught in a beginner 1 & 2 level to music from Mexican folklore (bailes tradicionales). Footwork, skirt movement, rhythmic sequences, taught within class. Completed dance choreography to a specific region/state will be taught.
Ages 10-13-year-olds.

Folklorico 4- Class consists of intermediate – advanced skills from ballet folklorico steps and techniques. Choreographed sequences consist of techniques in footwork and skirt-work taught in an intermediate to advanced level to music from Mexican folklore (bailes tradicionales). Completed dance piece will be taught for semester.
Ages 12-17. Placement for students who have completed courses in Folklorico 2 and director/instructor recommendation required.

Adult Folklorico – Folklorico dance from states, regions and eras of Mexico dance.
Taught at Level 1 & 2 and advances with skills of enrolled students. Learn footwork, arm movements applicable to region and dance style, skirt work and variety of rhythms and styles. Semester will end with a completed dance choreography.
Ages 16+

Spanish Dance & Flamenco

Spanish I – Beginning level of classical and regional dance taught to music from Spain and classical music.
Footwork (taconeo) and armwork (braceos) are basic fundamentals taught within the class. Dances may also be taught for soft shoe (zapatillas) classical dance.
Beginning flamenco rhythms and techniques taught.
Ages 6-11 Pre-requisite for Spanish 2 class

Spanish II – Intermediate level of classical and regional dance taught to music from Spain and classical music.
Footwork (taconeo) and armwork (braceos) are basic fundamentals taught within the class. Dances may also be taught for soft shoe (zapatillas) classical dance.
Beginning flamenco rhythms and techniques taught.
Instructor recommendation required.
Ages 12-18

Flamenco – Learn the fundamentals of this expressive Spanish art form. The class focuses on exercises for footwork (taconeo), arm movement (braceos), flamenco turns, body posture, movement and coordination. A variety of flamenco rhythms is introduced and semester will be completed with a choreographed piece, taking the student beyond the steps to incorporate style and expression.

Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical

Jazz 1 – Class consists of stretching, flexibility and conditioning techniques. Balance, turns, kicks and leaps are taught at Levels 1 & 2. Choreography pieces taught to trendy dance music consisting of styles and themes pleasant and, many times upbeat but always fun and a variety.
Age 6-11

JCL 1 – Jazz, Contemporary and Lyrical
Class consists of stretching, flexibility and conditioning techniques. Balance, turns, kicks and leaps are taught at Levels 2, 3 & potential for advanced. Lifts and partnering taught on occasion.
Jazz Choreography pieces taught to trendy dance music consisting of styles and themes pleasant and, many times upbeat but always fun and a variety.
Contemporary taught as style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet.
Younger students may be placed as they have completed Jazz 1 and placement by director &/or instructor.
Age 12-18

JCL 2 – Adults – Jazz, Contemporary and Lyrical
Class consists of stretching, flexibility and conditioning techniques. Balance, turns, kicks and leaps are taught at Levels 2, 3 & potential for advanced. Lifts and partnering taught on occasion.
Jazz Choreography pieces taught to trendy dance music consisting of styles and themes pleasant and, many times upbeat but always fun and a variety.
Contemporary taught as style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet.
Ages 18+

Hip-Hop

Kid Funk – Freestyle and expressive dance movements choreographed to popular hip-hop music. Will have a full choreography piece for end of semester. Age appropriate music.
Ages 4-7

Hip-Hop I – Freestyle and expressive dance movements choreographed to popular hip-hop music. Will have a full choreography piece for end of semester. Age appropriate music.
Ages 8-13

Youth Ballroom

Experience the basics and fundamentals of dances like Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Swing, Rumba, Cha Cha and more. Social dance of salsa, merengue and bachata may also be introduced.

Choreographed dance piece will be taught for end of semester.

Class open to boys & girls ages 9+
(Jan 2021 waitlist, Scholarships and special rates available for boys- inquire with office for requirements, no permanent partnering)
The class will begin on April 10, 2021.

Ballet

Pre-Ballet – This class introduces ballet terminology and follows a traditional ballet format. Barre introduced to students but limited. It includes warm-up, basic ballet steps & terms, center movement and free dance expression. Choreography piece taught for end of semester time. Age 4-7 Creative Movement class recommended for 4 year old students to complete. 5-7 year old students may enroll without instructor approval.

Ballet 1 – As the Level 1 ballet is introduced, the dancers will learn body alignment, posture and correct classical ballet technique & terminology. Students will be taught to develop coordination, balance, flexibility, and musicality in a traditional ballet class format. Choreography piece taught at level appropriate for Ballet 1.