2020-2021 Class Schedule - Classes begin Tuesday, September 8th
(18mo-33mo.) TAP/PRE-BALLET (2 recital dances)
Dancers must be 18 months old to start. Enrollment accepted until Nov. 1, 2020 as space permits.
A 45 minute class meeting once weekly that uses props and encourages movement to music along with group participation. Class work focuses on entertaining exercises that help to build rhythm, timing, and coordination skills while at the same time helping each student acquire a lifelong love for dance.
(3-5 year olds) TAP/PRE-BALLET (2 recital dances) (Dancers must turn 3 by October 31, 2020)
A one hour class meeting once weekly focusing on pre-ballet and tap. The class encourages rhythm and movement and incorporates beginning basic ballet positions. The intent revolves around using dance as a creative means to encourage self-expression.
Monday 5:45-6:45PM – FULL
Wednesday 6:45-7:45PM – FULL
(5-7 year olds) TAP/BALLET/PRE-JAZZ (2 recital dances)
A one hour class meeting once weekly that continues the introduction of basic pre-ballet training along with beginning the mastery of single step tap sounds. The classes also include an introduction to beginning jazz technique and musical theater experiences with continued attention devoted to balance and coordination.
(7-10 year olds) TAP/BALLET/LYRICAL/JAZZ (3 recital dances)
These classes range from eighty to ninety minutes per week and build upon a strong understanding of basic ballet technique with the introduction of lyrical movement. The classes expand upon tap vocabulary and begin to involve expanded stretching and jazz technique exercises. An emphasis begins to be placed on strengthening the dancer’s center/core and continues to stress flexibility.
Tuesday 6:15-7:45PM *SECOND-FOURTH GRADE PREP COMP
Wednesday 6:30-8:00PM *SECOND GRADE PREP COMP
Wednesday 7:05-8:35PM *THIRD GRADE PREP COMP
Wednesday 7:15-8:45PM *FOURTH GRADE PREP COMP
Thursday 7:00-8:20PM *SECOND-FOURTH GRADE PREP (NO COMPETITIONS)
(10-18 year olds) TAP/BALLET/LYRICAL/JAZZ (3 recital dances)
A ninety minute class weekly that involves learning more intermediate tap steps, introducing more advanced stretch and jazz movement, and strengthening ballet technique as we work on the dancer’s knowledge of body placement through more difficult ballet combinations. We will be introducing more stylized movements in lyrical performance as we work on putting emotion into the dancer’s lyrical dancing.
Monday 7:15-8:45PM *SIXTH-TWELTH GRADE PREP COMP
Tuesday 7:15-8:45PM *FIFTH/SIXTH GRADE PREP COMP
(Kindergarten & Up)
Wednesday 4:30-5:15PM Hip Hop (1 recital dance)
Wednesday 5:20-6:05PM Jazz/Tap (1 recital dance with option for a second)
(1 recital dance) (5 & older)
These classes will introduce the basic vocabulary of hip hop movement and incorporate the latest styles of street dance, breaking, popping, and locking. It will encourage the development of the individual dancer’s style and personality to the movement. Upper and lower body conditioning is needed to develop the dancer’s strength and stamina. No previous dance experience is required.
Thursday 5:15-6:00PM 5-8 Year Olds
Thursday 7:30-8:15PM 8 & Up
Adaptive Dance Classes (class size limited to 10)
Our adaptive dance classes will provide an opportunity for individuals with special needs to experience the joy of performing arts through dance education. Designed for students with Down syndrome, Autism and other developmental and physical disabilities, our classes provide a great way for children with special needs to improve motor skills, confidence and socialization. Students will be introduced to tap, jazz and ballet and will learn routines throughout the year that will be performed at the spring recital as well as regional events. Each class will be staffed with instructors from the studio, as well as a number of “mentor” dancers from NFDC.
Friday 7:30-8:15PM Ages 6 & Up
*We welcome dancers ages 3-5 to enroll in our preschool program