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Class Descriptions 2019-2020

Á LA CARTE PROGRAMMING!

It's a hit! Thanks to our dance families' enthusiastic feedback, we’re thrilled to continue to offer a unique á la carte menu format throughout all ages and levels of programming.  This program design enables younger and/or beginning dancers to choose from a delicious mix of movement styles that offer a taste of all that is to come as they explore the world of dance. These programs are chock full of original games and activities to introduce classic and current movement genres with a focused eye on fun! As well, this format allows our older dancers the opportunity to balance school and social activities with a digestible dance schedule. 

Looking for more? Our Team format offers those seeking a dedicated structure the opportunity to select from a range of commitment levels. Our Pathways conferences are designed so that we may be of assistance as you plot a path that will best meet your dancer's and your family's goals and needs. We welcome you to schedule a Pathways conference with our Director, Beth Wheeler: director@adancersdream.net

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Vacation FUN Center Ages 3-8yrsThemed Special Events to keep your darling moving during a variety of public no-school and vacation days! VFC runs 9:00am-1:00pm

Let your mover's imagination run wild! Our themed special events include exciting movement activities (of course!) as well fun and funky crafting, obstacle course activity, unique games and creative play - plus time for snack/lunch (see below). Dress up encouraged (!) but not required.

All Vacation Fun Center Special Events run 9:00am - 1:00pm and are designed for Ages 3-8yrs.

 

FEB VFC SPECIAL EVENTS:
Themes will be announced shortly!

Monday February 15th

Tuesday February 16th

Wednesday February 17th

Thursday February 18th 

 

APRIL VFC SPECIAL EVENTS:

Themes will be announced shortly!

Monday April 18th 

Tuesday April 19th 

Wednesday April 20th 

Thursday April 21st 

 

Snack/Lunch:

Pack your own snack/lunch/beverage  OR  take advantage of simple meal service as follows:
Pizza, drinks, and snacks are available to purchase for an additional fee (pizza slices must be ordered at Drop-Off). 

Cost:

  • SINGLE VFC EVENT:  $40 each
  • CHOOSE 4 & $AVE!: Select All Four VFC Special Events (for same child in the same week) = $150

Don't Miss Out! Register 30 days before event(s) to help guarantee your spot = These popular programs often Sell Out!

 

 

PRESCHOOL I Ages 2.5–3 (25 min class options)Created for the little ones who just can’t wait to dance!

PSDANCEMIX (PSDMX) explores basic ballet, jazz, hip hop, and more. Your darling will be introduced to the world of dance through original games and activities sure to entertain and inspire. (Revolution Split-Sole Stretch Ballet slippers >>  Girls = white, Boys = black.  See required dancewear hereChoose One: Mon 2:00pm, Wed 10:00am, Thurs 10:00am, Sat 9:00am

TINY TUMBLERS (TT) introduces our youngest movers to a variety of balance, jumping, weight exchange, flexibility and coordination activities to start their tumbling journey. The perfect class for younguns with lots of energy! (Barefoot. See required dancewear here) Choose One: Mon 2:30pm, Wed 10:30am, Thurs 10:30am, Sat 9:30am

 

PRIMARY Ages 4-6 (25 min class series)Exciting a' la carte options offer you a yummy dance class menu!

PR Ballet Beats (PRBLT) combines classic and original exercises to introduce and explore the beauty of the ballet along with fun and funky activities to get your dancer grooving. (Revolution Split-Sole Stretch Ballet slippers >>  Girls = white, Boys = black. See required dancewear here). Choose One: Mon 3:00pm, Thurs 3:00pm, Sat 10:00am

PR Tap (PRTP) turning shoes in to musical instruments, this class is key to honing listening skills and, of course, it’s a blast.  (Revolution Student Buckle Tap Shoes >>  Girls = tan, Boys = black. See required dancewear here) Choose One: Mon 3:30pm, Thurs 3:30pm, Sat 10:30am

PR Hip Hop (PRHH) This high energy class is designed to encourage your young movers to make appropriate use of their enthusiasm while building focus, creating muscle memory, and developing their uniquely super swagger! (Inside Sneakers. See required dancewear here). Mon 4:00pm, Sat 11:00am

PR Acro (PRAC) encourages young movers through a variety of balance, jumping, weight exchange, flexibility and coordination activities to develop and nurture their love of tumbling. (Barefoot. See required dancewear here). Mon 4:30pm, Sat 11:30am

 

MINI Ages 6-8 (25 & 55 min class series options)Select from a sweet list of a' la carte classes sure to challenge and charm!

MINI Tap (MNTP) turning shoes in to musical instruments, this class is key to honing listening skills and, of course, it’s a blast.  (Revolution Tap Boot >>  Girls= tan, Boys=black. See required dancewear hereThurs 4:30pm (25 mins)

MINI Jazz Mix (MNJZ) explore a wide range of fun and funky movement styles. From Classic Jazz to Hip Hop to Lyrical and more this class will help dancers adopt strong attention to alignment & technique while delighting in age-appropriate music sure to get their groove on! (Revolution Jazz Boot >>  Girls=tan, Boys=black. See required dancewear hereThurs 5:00pm (25 mins)

MINI Acro I (MNAC) encourages young movers through a variety of balance, jumping, weight exchange, flexibility and coordination activities to develop and nurture their love of tumbling. (Barefoot. See required dancewear here). Tues 3:00pm (55 mins)

MINI Ballet Ex (MNCHex) known for attention to purity of form and line, the syllabus of Enrico Cecchetti guides young dancers through light and lively exercises that build poise, strength, control, and a love of classical ballet unlike any other. Dancers registered for this non-performance based course are exam eligible! Learn more here. (Revolution Leather Split Sole Ballet Slippers >>  Girls=pink, Boys=black. See required dancewear here). Wed 3:30pm (55 mins)

MINI Ballet Rehearsal (MNCHxp) combine this weekly Rehearsal with our Mini Ballet Ex class listed above and joyously prepare for community and recital performances! Wed 4:30pm (25 mins)

MINI Hip Hop (MNHH) This high energy 80's street style has taken the world by storm (again!) and is now firmly ingrained in the international dance vernacular. In these dynamic classes, dancers are encouraged to develop their own unique style! And, rest assured, classes are always presented with a very cool yet very kid/family friendly selection of music and movement.  Required Footwear = sneakers or combat boots (See required dancewear here Tues 4:30pm (55 mins)

ENRICHMENT Ages 6-TeenOur enrichment programming enables dancers of all levels to participate in technically strong classes in a variety of classical and current styles.

ACROTACTICS

Ages 6 thru 18 (Level I = 55 min, Levels II & III = 85 min)

These classes are leveled. Please speak with our director for placement.

Flip out with our rockin’ acro program! Our unique approach gleans the best attributes of traditional acrobatic, contortion, and tumbling training to allow our dancers to increase stretch, strength, and stamina while gaining balance, control, and the technical tactics of proper form to approach new skills safely— All making the mastery of fun and fabulous tumbling/contortion tricks attainable. The best part? We turn these creative skills into unique dances that will wow your friends and family!

Required Footwear = Barefoot (See required dancewear here)
Tuesdays: 3:00pm (Level I = typically ages 6-8), 3:00pm (Level II = typically ages 7-9), 4:30pm (Level III = typically ages 10-Teen)

Prefer another day? Grab 6 friends and we'll open a class for you [7 student minimum]. Semi-Private classes are also available by appointment - additional fees apply

HIP HOP

Ages 7-Teen (Junior, Tween & Teen = 55 min)

This high energy 80's street style has taken the world by storm (again!) and is now firmly ingrained in the international dance vernacular. These dynamic classes present classic and creative moves to encourage dancers to develop their own unique swagger! Do rest assured, classes are always presented with a very cool yet very kid/family friendly selection of music and movement.  Required Footwear = sneakers or combat boots (See required dancewear here)    Tues 4:30pm (Mini/Junior), Tues 6:00pm (Twn/Teen)

TAP

Ages 9-18 (Junior & Teen = 55 min).

Tap is a blast! Beginner tappers work basic rhythmic patterns in combinations to gain self-confidence and control. Intermediate tappers work a combination of strength and technical drills to build the precision necessary for this uniquely American-born dance style to explode. Advanced tappers work more intricate rhythmic patterns to add speed and spark! Required Footwear: Revolution Black Oxford tap shoes. (See required dancewear here)
Mon 5:00pm (Junior), Mon 6:30pm (Teen)

JAZZ

Ages 9-18 (Junior & Teen = 55 min)

Explore funk, hip hop, Broadway, lyrical, contemporary, kick line, and your own choreography! A solid warm up underscores the importance of technique and alignment. Required Footwear = Revolution split-sole jazz boots >> Girls=tan, Boys=black (See required dancewear here)

Wed 5:00 (Junior), Wed 6:30pm (Teen)

CECCHETTI GRADED BALLET (BalletEx):

Ages 6-18 (Mini = 55 min, Junior = 55 min, Tween/Teen = 90 min/combined with Ballet Lab)

Known for attention to purity of form and line, the syllabus of Enrico Cecchetti guides dancers through light and lively exercises that build poise, strength, control, and a love of classical ballet unlike any other. Dancers registered for this course are exam eligible! Learn more here. Non-Performance.  Required Footwear = Revolution leather split-sole ballet slippers >> Girls=pink, Boys=black (See required dancewear here)

Wed 3:00pm (Mini = P1), Mon 3:30pm (Junior = P3), Mon 5:30pm (Twn/Teen = G1), Wed 5:30pm (Twn/Teen = G2)

MINI & JUNIOR Ballet Rehearsal (CHxp) combine this weekly Rehearsal with our Mini or Junior Ballet Ex class listed above and joyously prepare for community and recital performances! Wed 4:30pm (25 mins)

BALLET LAB (BLab)

Ages 11-18 (55 min)

Offers the classical self-discipline of the art form introduced with a jovial and progressive style. Our upper levels add intricate footwork and choreography with a determined focus on gaining strength and control. These levels work at a much more determined pace in an effort to prepare dancers for collegiate and professional programs. To achieve that goal, these classes must be combined with a complete and comprehensive dance schedule. You’ll have fun, but you’ll work harder than you ever have before! Performance Eligible  Required Footwear = Revolution leather split-sole ballet slippers >> Girls=pink, Boys=black (See required dancewear here)

Mon 6:00pm , Wed 6:00pm

PRE-POINTE & POINTE

Ages 10–teen (45 min)

Strengthening barre exercises enable each dancer to work at her own pace to attain the “brass ring” of children’s ballet: the Pointe shoe. By audition/invitation. Be sure to let your teachers and director know if Pointe is your goal and ask for our complete outline of Pointe requirements.

Mon 5:00pm AND Wed 5:00pm

ALL TEAMS - Ages 4 - TeenOur Inclusive Performance Teams Welcome YOU! Dip your toes or Dive straight in, our teams are built to embrace you.

Sparkle Squad

Love to Dance? Love to Perform? You'll Love Sparkle Squad! Welcoming dancers of all levels, this NEW Community Dance Performance Troupe is all about getting out in the town we love and doing what we adore = DANCING! 

Sparkle Squad is FUN, FLEXIBLE, and AFFORDABLE! 

  • ENJOY Parades, Festivals, Community Support = we're there for the fun!
  • YOU can PERFORM = as much or as little as your agenda permits! 
  • FLEXIBLE class schedule = a perfect family fit!
  • AFFORDABLE = eligibility is simply the cost of  just one class/week plus a small flat participation fee ($25) - for the year!


Teen (High School) Dream Team

  • Your High Schooler wants to be involved in their school sports/activities.
  • Your High Schooler wants to continue their dance training.
  • Your High Schooler wants to continue to participate in dance competitions.

WE HAVE THE ANSWER! Our High Schooler Friendly Dream Team!

We understand many of our High School age dance families seek a flexible selection of competition qualifying classes to balance school activities and we present that opportunity while continuing our dedication to the integrity of a driven educational standard of technical progression and inclusion in all areas. ALL Teen Dream Teamers are required to attend either Monday or Wednesday Cecchetti BalletExLab plus at least one additional style-specific performance class of their choice which can easily be accomplished in a single afternoon/eve. Minimum weekly requirement: 2 classes = 3 hrs. To learn more about our Teen (High School) Dream Team see Class Descriptions
Learn more about our High School Dream Team  HERE

The Dream Team

We’ve created a fun, supportive, and hardworking atmosphere within which our dancers train, perform, and compete in national dance competitions and community performances as a tightly knit group. 

You may guess that we spend a lot of time together. You bet we do! This is often a family affair as our team has become a gracious social environment that welcomes new members and their families with open arms. The educational aspects of our team program have been designed with a strong focus on technique, choreography, and performance. For those potentially interested in dance beyond High School, (college dance programming, college dance company &/or team, professional work, etc.) our "Add On" Dream Team format provides a focused curriculum to help you meet those goals. Additionally, our "All In" Dream Team programming continues to offer discounted tuition structure. This program is ideal for those VERY serious about their dancing, as we encourage our dancers to accept physical and emotional challenge. All dance company members must register for and maintain a committed attendance in their required team classes and rehearsals. Complete team information is available upon request. Pathways Conferences with our director are also welcomed to ensure new and returning team families have all of the information necessary to support and enjoy their dancer’s participation on our Dream Team.

CLICK HERE for FALL 2019–2020 Weekly Class Hour Team Requirements = Pick Your Path!

CLICK HERE for FULL SEASON 2019–2020 Team Requirements = soup to nuts, what's your commitment.

CLICK HERE for SUMMER 2019 Performance Team Requirements (to be eligible for Fall 2019–2020 Performance Teams)

 

AGELESS (ADULT) CLASSESAdditional Adult programming added regularly!

Ageless (Adult) Tap

This class is perfect for whatever level you are currently at! You'll feel accomplished, be inspired, and have a blast being challenged to learn new rhythms while working out the stresses of your week as this American born style explodes on your feet. Dress Code is casual. Wear which ever tap shoe style is comfortable for you (yes, we have a shop here at the studio if you wish to grab a new pair). Drop-In payment options available OR $ave with a class $eries!

Mon 6:00pm

Ageless (Adult) Ballet

Whether you're new to Ballet or have had a life long love of the art form, this class will help you increase strength, flexibility, balance, and grace. And, you'll feel fabulous! Dress Code is casual. Wear what you are comfortable moving in. Ballet slippers suggested. (yes, we have a shop here at the studio if you wish to grab a new pair). Drop-In payment options available OR $ave with a class $eries!

Wed 7:00pm

 

 

Dress CodeWhat does your dancer need for class? Find out here! Our Personal Shopper function is available to make things even easier :o)

All dancers are required to adhere to the following dress codes. With grand respect, of course, and in relation to the pronouns "Girls" and "Boys", please assume and apply the words "those who identify as" in front of these terms throughout our information.

For your convenience, all Dress Code items (and more!) are available in our studio store! Shop in-person OR use our "Personal Shopper" online experience HERE!

 

Pre-School & Primary Dancemix (ages 2½ – 6)

Girls = No matter the season or style of dance scheduled, dancers are to wear leotard and tights. Color is up to the dancer and family! Skirts are welcome, as long as the length does not restrict movement. Please note: Princess crowns, wings, wands, jewelry, etc (as much as we love them!), must remain outside of class time :o)

Hair must be well secured neatly off the face for ALL classes and rehearsals: elastics, barrettes, etc., every week (“scrunchies” and headbands don’t qualify).

Boys = No matter the season or style of dance scheduled, boys may wear sweat pants and t's or tanks.

Dance footwear IF you think your dancer may be interested in participating in our June performance, color and brand of footwear DOES matter :o) Please see details outlined on class descriptions page.

Click HERE for your online Personal Shopper!

Enrichment Programming (ages 6 & over = Minis through Teens)

Girls = No matter the season, female dancers in Jazz, Tap, Ballet Lab, Acro are to wear black leotard and tights. (Pink tights for ballet. Black, tan or pink for other styles.). Ballet Lab dancers are permitted to wear a short ballet skirt if desired. Please see info in next category for Cecchetti Ballet.

Please note: BLACK body hugging shorts & and dance pants may be permitted in jazz, tap, acro (not in ballet).

Hair must be well secured neatly off the face for ALL classes and rehearsals: elastics, barrettes, etc., every week (“scrunchies” and headbands don’t qualify).

Boys = No matter the season or style of dance scheduled, boys may wear sweat pants and t's or tanks.

Dance footwear for all classes is outlined on class descriptions page.  

Click HERE for your online Personal Shopper!

Cecchetti Ballet (ages 6 & over)

All graded ballet classes are color coded as noted below.  Click HERE for your Personal Shopper!
Girls for Class: 

MINI [P1]: Lilac Eurotard Pinch Front Camisole leotard. Pink Revolution Leather Split Sole Ballet Slippers. Pink Full Foot or Convertible Tights.
JUNIOR [P3]: Light Blue Eurotard Pinch Front Camisole leotard. Pink Revolution Leather Split Sole Ballet Slippers. Pink Full Foot or Convertible Tights.

TWEEN [G1]: Eggplant Eurotard Adjustable Camisole leotard. Pink Revolution Leather Split Sole Ballet Slippers. Pink Full Foot or Convertible Tights.

TEEN [G2]:  Navy Blue Eurotard Adjustable Camisole OR Tank leotard. Pink Revolution Leather Split Sole Ballet Slippers. Pink Full Foot or Convertible Tights.

Boys for Class:
MINI: Lilac T-Shirt, Black Leggings. Black Revolution Leather Split Sole Ballet Slippers. Black socks.

JUNIOR: Light Blue T-Shirt, Black Leggings. Black Revolution Leather Split Sole Ballet Slippers. Black socks.

TWEEN: Eggplant T-Shirt, Black Leggings. Black Revolution Leather Split Sole Ballet Slippers. Black socks.

TEEN:  Navy T-Shirt, Black Leggings. Black Revolution Leather Split Sole Ballet Slippers. Black socks.

Please Note for Spring Exams: Dress Code for Spring Exams requires Girls in all levels to be in Black unadorned camisole leotard. Boys in all levels to be in White T Shirt, White Socks. Full exam details will be distributed late winter.

The Dream Team

Girls = No matter the season, female dancers in Jazz, Tap, Ballet Lab, Acro are to wear black leotard and tights. (Pink tights for ballet. Black, tan or pink for other styles.). Ballet Lab dancers are permitted to wear a short ballet skirt if desired. Please see info in above category for Cecchetti Ballet.

Please note: ALL Team Dancers are to own a Black Leotard AND Black body hugging dance shorts. These dance shorts &/or dance pants may be permitted in jazz & tap (not in ballet).

Hair must be well secured in a standard "ballet bun" neatly off the face for ALL classes and rehearsals. Ballet Buns must remain secure (no wispies) throughout class. Be sure your dancer has a full supply of hair essentials (elastics, hairpins, snap clips, gel, pump hairspray, etc.) in her dance bag at all times!

Boys = No matter the season or style of dance scheduled, boys must wear black dance pants for ballet, black dance pants or sweats for jazz, tap, etc. with fitted t's or tanks.

Dance footwear for all classes is outlined on class descriptions pageClick HERE for your Personal Shopper!

PLEASE NOTE: All team members must bring all shoes to each class & rehearsal!

TEAM DANCERS arriving to class unprepared more than once will be asked to exit the class until properly attired and groomed. Should this become a regular occurrence, a parent conference will be scheduled.

Be advised that your dancer’s account will be appropriately charged if we need to supply required dancewear or hair supplies for class.