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This class is for adults with 0 to 2 years of experience, or for students with former education who want to get back into training. Fundamentals of formal ballet will be taught. Necessary skills such as core strength and stability, weight placement, turn-out, and alignment will be introduced.
Intermediate Adult Ballet (2-4 years of experience)
This class continues to build on the information learned in Adult 1. Students should have 2 to 4 years of continuous training and have teacher recommendation. In adage movements, instructors will be watching for the development of weight placement over the forefoot of the supporting leg in order to facilitate correct turnout and strength. Single Pirouettes should become refined and strong, and doubles will be introduced. Ballon in petit allegro should be cleanly established. Grand allegro will become refined.
Advanced Adult Ballet (4+ years of experience)
This class continues to build on the information learned in Adult 2. Students should have 4+ years of continuous training and have teacher recommendation. Further development of strength and control of the trunk and pelvis in adage work will be concentrated on. This control of the body’s core will be further called upon to perform the correct throwing action of the leg for a Grand Battement and also in grand allegro. Double Pirouettes should be easily attained at this level.
So you think you can dance? Feel inspired to try something new? This beginner class will introduce you to several basic concepts of Modern dance technique that will encourage strength, coordination, and a spirit of adventure. Classes will include warm-up, technical training, and movement exercises. Younger students will be considered with permission from the Dance Arts Director.
It’s never too late to learn the Shim Sham! In this beginner class, you’ll learn the basics of tap dance through traditional and contemporary dance patterns that will have you jivin’ all year long.
Adult Advanced Beginner Tap
This class will be taught online. Videos will be emailed each week. Refine your tap fundamentals, and expand your technique. “Get your groove on” dancing to jazz, rock, Broadway, and classical music, as well as creating your own “riffs” through improvisation.
Prerequisite: Adult Beginner Tap
Adult Intermediate Tap
Continue building on your tap dance technique as you dive into traditional and contemporary combinations with more complex musicality and syncopation. Begin to learn some classic tap dance choreography that you can share with friends and family. Previous tap experience required.
Adult Pointework will be included in the Advanced Adult Ballet class and is designated for adults who want to work on strengthening their feet and work in pointe shoes carefully. Students interested in taking the pointe portion of Advanced Adult Ballet must be taking two technique classes per week and be approved by Dance Arts staff. Students enrolled in Advanced Adult Ballet who do not wish to take pointework will continue class on demi pointe and be given additional strengthening exercises.