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School Of Theatrical Dance
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Dance Classes in Great Falls, VA

PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR 2017-2018 SCHEDULE OF DANCE COURSES Classes from September 11th 2017 to June 17 2018

Discovering Dance....

The early years address control over the larger superficial muscle groups, but as training continues, and dancers mature, they tune in to the inner musculature. This allows for an ever increasing refinement in execution. The dancer's entire being is integrated with breath, focus and intent of motion clearly defined. Ultimately the art is in the detail, the nuance, the emotion.

Class placement is determined by Faculty evaluation of a child's gross motor development, emotional maturity, attention span, muscle tone and coordination.

Classes are sequential, building lesson to lesson.

Regular attendance is important and part of the commitment expected when students enroll. Too many absences will not only frustrate the child, but also impede the progress of the entire class.

Twinkletoes and Pre Ballet

Several sessions offered throughout the year. Ballet story time, creative movement, first steps towards balance, coordination, rhythm, and dance vocabulary. These are Non-performance classes, with parental participation encouraged in Twinkletoes. Open house held at the end of the Pre-ballet session.

Classical Ballet:

Our Ballet program adheres to, and supplements the Royal Academy Syllabus (Pre-Primary -Grade 8) with elements of Vaganova (Russian) and Cecchetti (Italian) techniques. We do not administer examinations. Students are consistently evaluated for posture, alignment, hip rotation, lengthening of the leg, stretch of the foot, shape of the arms and hands, eye line, muscle tone, flexibility, expressiveness, musicality and learning style. If they are demonstrating a serious commitment, they are recommended to move on to the higher levels.
To begin to master Intermediate Level skills, twice a week class is required. Students may need to study at this level for more than one year. After completing Ballet IV, students are evaluated and advised as to what their best track would be. Though all students certainly benefit from the mental and physical challenges, discipline, poise, and grace of basic ballet training, at this stage, physical structure plays a larger role in whether a student can handle more advanced technique.

Jazz:

Our jazz program incorporates Traditional Broadway Style Technique, Musical Theater and Lyrical with the street styles of Hip Hop and Funk. Students will study at the same level for a minimum of two years. The Challenge level jazz is provided for the serious dancer enrolled in ballet technique classes twice a week, or having completed through level VI Ballet taking Ballet Barre or Conditioning (if offered) and an additional Jazz or Modern Class. During rehearsal season, classes may be combined for warm-up and rehearsal.

Tap:

Our tap program provides the universal elements of tap with exposure to Musical Theater Broadway styles of Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rodgers, Rhythm as in Savion Glover and the Old school Hoofer styles of greats such as Bill Robinson and the Nicholas Brothers.
Introduction to Tap for children is offered in combination classes - See Classes PB1and PB2

Hip Hop:

Join us for Friday Night Hip Hop Dance Party. Open to boys and girls age 9 & up.

Challenge Classes, Intermediate - Advanced Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern. 5th Grade & up:

These are select classes for students for whom dance is their primary activity. Students are invited to participate in the December concert, 'Christmas Eve at the Nutcracker Club' and must be available for extra rehearsals on weekends.

Pointe and Pre-Pointe - Age 12 and up:

Students must have had one year of level V Ballet and pass the Pointe Eligibility Test (details available upon request). Enrollment in two ballet technique classes in addition to Pre-Pointe or Pointe Class, and at least one other class, which may be Ballet Conditioning, Jazz or Modern, is required.

Modern/Contemporary:

Provided for the serious dancer enrolled in ballet technique classes twice a week, having completed through level one year of level V Ballet, our Modern /Contemporary program is based on the syllabi of Martha Graham and Jose Limon, supplemented by Lester Horton with Post Modern and Lyrical Elements.

Partnering:

Offered as private coaching or as a workshop for students with strong ballet training.

Private Lessons:

Private Lessons are offered by faculty and student teachers. This is an excellent way for the late beginner, or the student who has missed a few years of training, to get caught up to grade level.

2017 - 2018 SCHEDULE OF DANCE COURSES

Pre Ballet and Creative Movement
TTB
.......Twinkletoes Ballet and Creative Movement (For ages 3 - 4+) Sat. 9:15- 10
Moms & Dads welcome! (Parent or Guardian Required to Participate/Observe)
2017 Fall Session. Class Begins September 30... 5 Week 45 Minute sessions. Tuition $155 (Includes Annual Registration Fee)

PSB.....Pre-School Ballet 8 Week Fall Session (at least age 4 by Sept. 30, 2017) W 2:15-3:00 pm
Mini Sessions: Fall, Winter, Spring. Please call for session dates and tuition.
Non-Performance Class. Open House held during the last class of each session.

PSB.... Pre-School Ballet Mini Session W 6:15-7:00 (start Oct TBD)
Kindergarten and Up BALLET ♦ TAP ♦ JAZZ
Primary I and II Age 5-6 Ballet, Tap, and Creative Movement
PBT1.......Primary I Ballet and Tap (must be age 5 by Sept. 30, and enrolled in Kindergarten)............M 5:30 - 6:15 pm
PBT2.......Primary II Ballet and Tap (must be age 6 by Sept. 30, and enrolled in 1st grade)................W 4:30 - 5:15 pm


Ballet I - IV (At least 2nd grade) Ballet exclusively, requiring more focus and coordination. Barre and center work.
B1/2..............
Ballet I/II (2nd grade and up)............................................................W 5:15 - 6:15 pm
B3.................Ballet III (4th grade and up).................................................................M 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Jazz
JT1............. Intro to Jazz/Tap I/II (at least 2nd Grade) Th 4:45-5:30 pm
J1/2.............Jazz I/II (3rd grade and up)....F 4:30 - 5:30 pm (Students must have completed Ballet I, or be taking concurrently)
J3/4.............Jazz III (5th grade and up).....F 6:15-7:15 (Twice a week Ballet study is required)
HH .............Hip Hop For All ages 7:15-8:15 pm ( Five week sessions. Enroll separately online)

Tap

For Beginner Levels see Primary I (age 5) and Primary II (age 6)

JT1......... Intro to Jazz/Tap I/II (at least 2nd Grade)............................................................................... Th 4:45-5:30 pm
T4
............Tap III/IV (3rd grade and up) Students will study at the same level for a minimum of 2 years... F 5:30 - 6:15 pm

Challenge Classes - For Pre-University and Pre-Professional

5th Grade & Up BALLET ♦ TAP ♦ JAZZ ♦ MODERN

Ballet
These classes meet twice a week, and students must enroll in both. Students will likely study at these levels for more than one year. Students are involved in the Christmas Eve At The Nutcracker Club production, scheduled for December 16th & 17th, 2017.
This will involve periodical weekend rehearsals.

CB 4/5.............Beg. Int. Ballet (4th grade and up)...................T 4:30- 5:30pm, S 1:00-2:15 pm (Counts two classes)
CB 6/7............Adv. Int. Ballet (7th grade and up).....................T 5:30-7:00pm, Th 5:30-7:00pm (Count as two classes)
CB7/8.............Adv. Ballet ........................................................T 7:00-8:30pm, Th 7:00-8:30pm (Count as two classes)

Pointe and Pre-Pointe
Discounted Tuition calculated separately

CP1.............Pre-pointe / Pointe and Variations (open to Ballet level V through Ballet VIII)
Begins 9/16. Alternate Saturdays. 11:15 - 12:45pm. 9/30, 10/14, 10/28, 11/11, cont. in January after Winter Break.
Nov/Dec. Dates/ times may vary due to rehearsal needs.

CP2............. Pointe and Variations (open to Ballet level VI through Ballet VIII)
Begins 9/23. Alternate Saturdays. 11:15 - 12:45pm. 10/7, 10/21, 11/4, 11/18, cont. in January after Winter Break
Nov/Dec. Dates may vary due to rehearsal needs.

CPV.............Pointe Variations Ballet V and Up..................Sundays TBA

Partnering (At least 10th Grade)

CB9....................................................Scheduled on an individual basis

Jazz
Twice a week Ballet required. Mature Teens w/ experience may take these classes w/ Ballet Barre

J6.................Jazz Int. ...............................W 6:15 - 7:15pm
J7................ Jazz Adv.............................W 7:15 - 8:30 pm
HH ...............Hip Hop For All ages 7:15-8:15 pm ( Five week sessions. Enroll separately online)

Tap
Accelerated classes for students enrolled in additional disciplines

T5................Intermediate/Advanced Tap (Youth/Teen/Adult)..........................................S 10:00-11:00am
T6............... Adv. Tap (combined with T5)....................................................................S 11-11:15 am

Modern
Twice a week Ballet required. Mature Teens w/ experience may take these classes w/ Ballet Barre

M1............. Introduction to Modern (must be in Ballet V).................... Not Offered This Semester
M2............. Modern Adv/Beg..................................................................M 6:15 - 7:15 pm
M3..............Modern Int/Adv.....................................................................M 7:15 - 8:30 pm
Recreation (nonperformance) Dance and Fitness classes for Youth, Teens and Adults
AB1............ Ballet Conditioning, Stretch, Center.............................. TBA (private individual and group lessons offered)
TA1.............Tap for Adults and Teens................................................TBA (private individual and group lessons offered)
T5.............. Tap Int /Adv....... (Performance optional)........................ S 10:00-11:00am
HH..............Hip Hop All Ages.............................................................F 7:15-8:15 pm (register separately online through website)

AEROBICS Sessions with Linda Mclean..............................................M/ W / F 9:00 - 10:00 am
(Sept. - Jan.) (Feb. - Jun.) Semester Fee Options: ($320 / 40 Classes) ($200 / 20 Classes) ($120/ 10 classes) $15 pay as you go.
Summer Session (July - Aug.) Pre-payment options: $80 /8 classes (Additional classes - $10 ) $15 pay as you go.
For more information contact Linda at GDMLWM@aol.com

Samsara Yoga with Ranjana Chawla .....................................................T/TH 10:15-11:15 am
Introductory offer- 5 classes for $40
to enroll contact Ranjana at Ranjanac@theayur.com
Core/Stretch and Sculpt with Jenn Mastran TBA
Classes Are Subject to Change. A Six (6) Student Minimum is REQUIRED for All Classes.