W45 Curriculum & Schedule

CURRICULUM

Dancers must be 3 by September 16, 2017

Ballet/Tap Combo introduces rhythm and musicality, elementary ballet and tap skills, weight shifting, and imaginative movements referencing animals and nature.

Dancers must be 5 by December 31, 2017

Please choose one or more of the following classes:

Ballet/Tap Combo (1hr 15 min class) builds upon rhythm and musicality, elementary to intermediate ballet and tap skills, weight shifting, and imaginative movements referencing animals and nature.

Hip-Hop (45 min class) focuses on the popular urban style of dance. Class work consists of a cardio and strength building warm-up, stretching and developing a vocabulary of steps and combinations.

Dancers must be 7 /8 by December 31

Ballet focuses on the foundations of proper body alignment, technique, and vocabulary. In this class dancers develop flexibility, coordination, and confidence. Int-Adv classes require attendance at placement class.

Jazz incorporates foundations of proper body alignment, technique, flexibility and classic jazz dance vocabulary with an upbeat rhythm-based style. Int-Adv classes require attendance at placement class.

Musical Theater Dance (^) builds on the fundamentals of jazz technique while adding elements of acting and storytelling in the classic Broadway style. 

Tap combines rhythm and coordination to make music with the feet and body. Students will learn the basics of tap technique and musicality. 

Hip-Hop focuses on the popular urban style of dance. Class work consists of a cardio and strength building warm-up, stretching and developing a vocabulary of steps and combinations. Intermediate level classes are for dancers with 2-3 years of experience.

Breaking is a style of street dance which focus primarily on four types of movement: top rock, down rock, power moves, and freezes. This class combines fundamentals of these skills with hip-hop foundations.

Jumps & Turns (+) builds upon classic ballet and jazz technique with a focus on across the floor progressions to build skill and understanding of leaps, turns, and floorwork.

Dancers must be 10 by December 31

Ballet focuses on the foundations of proper body alignment, technique, and vocabulary. In this class dancers develop flexibility, coordination, and confidence. Requires attendance at placement class.

Jazz incorporates foundations of proper body alignment, technique, flexibility and classic jazz dance vocabulary with an upbeat rhythm-based style. Requires attendance at placement class.

Musical Theater Dance (^) builds on the fundamentals of jazz technique while adding elements of acting and storytelling in the classic Broadway style. 

Tap combines rhythm and coordination to make music with the feet and body. Students will learn the basics of tap technique and musicality. Saturday classes require placement unless noted as All Level (AL).

Hip-Hop focuses on the popular urban style of dance. Class work consists of a cardio and strength building warm-up, stretching and developing a vocabulary of steps and combinations

Breaking is a style of street dance which focus primarily on four types of movement: top rock, down rock, power moves, and freezes. This class combines fundamentals of these skills with hip-hop foundations.

Acro incorporates elements of both jazz and acrobatics instruction focusing on flexibility, tumbling, strength, and technique with an upbeat rhythm-based style (#)Acro I does not participate in end of season showcase.

Lyrical (+) is a style that builds upon a foundation of classical ballet technique with an emphasis on finding freedom in the movement.  Dancers focus on understanding the dynamics and initiation of the movement along with a sense of breath, musicality, and connection to a story.

Jumps & Turns (+) builds upon classic ballet and jazz technique with a focus on across the floor progressions to build skill and understanding of leaps, turns, and floorwork.

Contemporary (+) is a fusion of ballet, modern, and jazz technique that incorporates artistry and improvisation to create unconventional shapes, dynamics, and musicality.

Latin Jazz is a high energy class where students explore the rich diversity of traditional Latin dance styles through movement and rhythm.

 

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PLACEMENT

Students ages 7+ registering in Intermediate or Level 2 and above classes must attend placement in order to confirm their enrollment. Placement in appropriate/required levels will determine if they will continue in all classes selected.

Class placement is based on the evaluation—not prior level—and is determined at the discretion of evaluators and Program Directors. 

For more details on Class Placement, please view our Policies page.

Students must be registered in order to attend placement

The schedule is the same Saturday & Sunday for your convenience. Please attend one day or the other. It is not necessary to let us know which day you are attending.

   September 9th & 10th, 2017

   10-12yr Placement Class

Jazz Levels B, C, D11:15am-12:30pm
Ballet Levels B, C, D12:30pm-1:30pm

  

   Teen Placement Class

Jazz Levels 3 & 49:00am-10:15am
Ballet Levels 3 & 411:45am-12:30pm
Jazz Levels 5 - 712:30pm-1:30pm
Ballet Levels 5 - 71:30pm-2:30pm

  

   Tap & Hip Hop 10-18yr

Int to Adv Tap10:15am-11:15am
Int to Adv Hip Hop*1:45pm-2:45pm
Int to Adv Hip Hop*2:45pm-3:45pm

*Choose one session to attend

  

   7-9yr Placement Class

Ballet Int/Adv10:15am-11:00am
Jazz Int/Adv11am-11:45am

 

 

BDC Forms & Schedules

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Additional Programs

Summer Workshop Series
4-day style-specific workshops designed for serious, advanced dancers
Summer Intensive
4-day multidisciplinary dance intensive
Junior Training Program
3- or 6-week summer immersion course for dancers ages 13-17
For focused and intense contemporary training

Program Staff

Alie Beach

Allie Beach

Director of Youth Programming
Selena Hepburn

Selena Hepburn

Program Coordinator
Dayna Camp

Dayna Camp

Program Coordinator
Jessica Seavor

Jessica Seavor

Junior Training Program Coordinator
Alison Chi

Alison Chi

Administrative Assistant
Camille Acampora

Camille Acampora

Administrative Assistant

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