Length:18 Weeks January 30- June 8th
Rehearsal 3 is typically taken along with this class. Rehearsal 3 is solely devoted to working with a choreographer on classical ballet choreography for the spring production. See Below
Instructor: Christine Juarez
Ballet 3 can be used as an introductory level for those students 10-11 years who show the maturity to dive in and work hard. Students would be asked to take a placement class if they are new to dance and have not taken ballet in the past 2 years. Ballet 3 can also can be taken as a sequential class following Ballet 2. The concepts of locomotion, body awareness, pathways, dance vocabulary, sequencing, musicality, and a strong emphasis on anatomy, core strength and the use of proper alignment are strongly taught at this level. An 18 week curriculum is followed that bases each class on concepts of movement, space or the body and how it functions.
Attire: Pink Ballet slippers, pink tights, black leotard or
A twist on the traditional classical ballet class we will begin each class with a vigorous series of locomotor movements across the floor, for example: skips, gallops, chasses, and prances. Ballet 3 continues with a full barre, center work petite allegro and grand allegro exercises. It continues to dig deeper into the classical ballet vocabulary French vocabulary and the use of musical terms such as; Adagio, moderato, allegro, and presto. This is strictly a technique class. Students wishing to need to register for Rehearsal 3 which meets after class on Wednesdays. Those enrolled will have 2-3 dances in our Seasonal Concert. Contemporary /Modern 3 is highly recommended along with Rehearsal for this level.
Teaching philosophy: I have a very strong philosophy of respect in the classroom. student to teacher, teacher to student ,students to each other, the space and the learning environment. Every student is an individual that learns in a unique way. My job as a teacher is to choose the best language and examples to create a stimulating and playful learning environment. I choose to eliminate negative words in the classroom like” No”,” not” or” wrong.” I believe in transparency. I crave an authentic and healthy relationship with both my students and their families.
14 weeks January 31- May 9
3-4 yrs WHO LIKE TO MOVE TO MUSIC!
Instructor: Marianne Bratsanos
Wiggle and Groove to the Music. This class is perfect for our toddlers that like to groove to the music and can't sit still. Fun props, and games are incorporated in this course that explores different instruments in the wind,. percussion and string instrumental families, tempo, rhythm games, music dynamics are all explored with movement as a reaction. Have you ever found the tempo with a flashlight... you can in Wiggle and Groove.
14 week term $290 February 2- May 11th Rolling enrollment. Students may join at anytime for a pro- rated price.
Instructor :Christine Juarez
This is a fun class!
Parent/ Grandparents/ Guardian or Nanny and toddler take class together. They are guided through exercises. They join in with music and movement as the instructor guides the partners through fun and imaginative games. Guradian stands like tree and we explore " under." Guardian makes a ball with their body and toddlers explore " over." Adult on all fours and we define "through. Props, percussion instruments and getting to know our bodies and how we move are just one wonderful part of introducing toddlers to this class. Balloons, streamers, balls, hoops are all aids in exploring our world.
Attire: Please NO SKIRTS they tend to get in the way and encumber movement and crawling. Solid leggings, barefeet, Solid colored leotard or t-shirt and hair back.
Length: 18 weeks
Instructor: Christine Juarez
Creative Movement is a delightful exploration of how the developing body moves through space, how joints and bones work together and how music influences our bodies to move. This 18 week curriculum includes, opposites, tempo, anatomy, directions, sequencing, pathways, rhythm, improvisation, shape and so much more. This introductory course spans a large amount of movement vocabulary while teaching the basics of how to take a class. Patience, clear direction and encouraging language are the framework that shepherds these young movers through a class
Teaching philosophy: I have a very strong philosophy of respect in the classroom. Student to teacher, Teacher to Student ,Students to each other, the space and the learning environment. Every student is an individual that learns in a unique way. My job as a teacher is to choose the best language and examples to create a stimulating and playful learning environment. I choose to eliminate negative words in the classroom like” No”,” not” or” wrong.” I believe in transparency in teaching and crave an authentic and healthy relationship with both my students and their families.