2018 Summer Classes
Advanced (Level IV/V): 5 weeks July 9 - August 16
Age 13 and up *These classes are also open to College Students/Professionals
Daily Pilates Mat class, Ballet Class, Pointe, and Modern Dance
Intermediate (Level II/III): 4 weeks July 16 - August 16
Age 9 and up
Daily Pilates Mat class, Ballet Class, and Modern Dance
Beginner (Level I): 1 week July 9 - 13, 9:30am-12:30pm
Age 6 and up
Daily Ballet Class, fun straightening exercises, snack time and watching dance videos
*In addition, there is also a Level I Ballet Class every Saturday morning from 10:30am-11:30am throughout the summer (July 7 - August 16) This is not part of the 1 week camp.
Pre-Ballet: Saturdays 9:45am-10:30am July 7 - August 16
LEVELS AND PLACEMENT:
Levels are set by the school director.
Please note: Students are placed by level according to posture, technique, and strength. Placement is NOT based on age or level in other schools. This is in not meant to be negative, as there is always something to be learned in any class.
These classes are designed to introduce very young students to locomotive movement and music in a child-friendly setting. The classes helps students develop body awareness, rhythm, flexibility, coordination, and confidence.
IThe Level I classes introduce students to beginning ballet steps, terminology, and the basics of dance. These classes ensure the student’s mastery of the fundamental movement methods.
In Level II, students have a more structured ballet class focusing on proper posture, technique, and vocabulary.
Level III students should have a working knowledge of the basic ballet vocabulary. Turnout and posture should be maintained at least throughout barre.
Level IV provides ballet vocabulary and moves at a quicker pace. These classes are designed to help escalate students’ knowledge of ballet. Turnout and posture should be maintained throughout the class.
The students of Level V are given more challenging combinations using an extensive vocabulary and focusing on accents and artistry. All Level V classes are open to professionals.
Students may advance to pointe with instructor's recommendation only. If the student is not technically strong enough and is unable to sustain proper posture and turnout, they may be asked to take pointe class in flat shoes to build strength.
These classes are designed specifically for dancers with exercises to strengthen and increase flexibility through the use of kinesiology and anatomical support.