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Creative Dance I (50 mins. / Thursday / 4-years and up)
Designed for young children, the emphasis is on concepts of rhythm, body awareness, creative movement, and the joy of dance. Young dancers will dance with mom or dad the last 20 minutes of class.
Creative Dance II (50 mins. / Monday / 6-years and up)
Designed for young children, the emphasis is on concepts of rhythm, body awareness, creative movement, and the joy of dance.
Beginning Contemporary Dance (55 mins. / Tuesday / 7 yrs. and up) Concept of rhythm, body alignment, and space awareness. Creative movement through locomotor skills, developing self-expression and confidence.
Beginning Ballet (60 mins. / Wednesday / 8 yrs. and up)
Foundation of technical training in ballet and contemporary dance: body alignment and creative movement through short ballet barré routines, locomotor skills, cross-floor patterning, and group cooperation.
Junior Contemporary Dance for Early Teens (75 mins. / Tuesday / 10 yrs. and up). Emphasis on body alignment, rhythm, space, and creative movement; developing strength, flexibility, and confidence.
Junior Ballet* (75 mins. / Monday / 10 yrs. and up) Emphasizing firm foundation – the big step into the serious ballet world.
Junior / Intermediate Ballet** (90 mins. / Friday 12-years and up) Based on Vaganova method. Coordination between arms and legs is emphasized, both at the barre and center work.
Intermediate Ballet** (90 mins. / Wednesday / 13-years and up) Based on Vaganova method. More demanding work for ballet routines; a good time to begin pointe work.
Intermediate/Advanced Ballet** (90 mins. / Monday / 14-years and up). Based on Vaganova method. Advanced technical training with longer combinations for intensive ballet.
Ballet Pointe Work*** (45 mins. twice a week, Weds. & Fri. / 13-years and up.) Student must be approved by instructor. Three ballet classes per week required. First two weeks include foot strengthening exercises.
Intermediate* & Int./Advanced** Contemporary Dance*
Intermediate* (Tuesday / 13-years and up),
Int./Adv.* (90 mins. / Thursday / 15 yrs. and up)
Based on José Limon and Merce Cunningham training – more intensive technical movement and longer composition.
Committed Performance Group Members are required to have both ballet and contemporary dance training, along with good attendance credit from the 2016 school year. Members chosen by instructor’s invitation. Member’s list will be announced by the end of February 2017. Class generates additional dance pieces for annual performance. Schedule TBA.
* Class requires dance training at least twice a week.
** Two ballet classes per week required.
*** Three ballet classes per week required.
Attire: Hair tied back off the face. Ballet students must have leotard and light pink ballet slippers and tights. A wrap dance skirt is optional (after barré exercise). Contemporary dance students must have leotard and leggings, bare feet or cotton socks.
Visitors are welcome for the last ten minutes during the last lesson of every month. Please make prior arrangements for special circumstances such as visiting relative or new students observing classes.
Placement is very important for the benefit of all students’ safety and optimum learning. If you are uncertain as to the appropriate placement in classes, please contact Ling Hui.
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