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Our 2017-2018 DANCE SESSION began Aug. 18. Many classes are now full and/or closed for enrollment. If you would like to be placed on a class waitlist or considered for late enrollment, please e-mail us at info@danceast.org.   

All classes are co-ed unless otherwise indicated.  

2017-2018 DANCE SESSION CLASSES FOR AGES 7-16 (NOTE: if you have an 8-year-old new to dance, Triple Threat at DancEast is the perfect entry-level class for your dancer. Click here to view Triple Threat class availability.)

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AGES 7-13

The following five classes are tailored to younger dancers (ages 7-10) who have been taking dance for a few years and are ready to go to the next level with their skills and technique. These classes are also a great entry point for slightly older dancers (ages 9-13) who haven’t danced for a while or perhaps have never taken formal lessons but would like to get started in a welcoming environment!

Ballet & Modern I / Ballet & Modern II, Thursdays 5:50-6:50 PM

Dancers will learn Ballet and Modern dance technique, as well as improvisation and composition, in this fun and inspiring class. Some prior dance experience is recommended - particularly for dancers on the younger end of the age range. Triple Threat is a prerequisite to this class for 7 and 8-year-olds. Dancers will be divided into two separate groups, according to technical ability displayed, after the first week or two of classes are used for assessment. 

Jazz, Thursdays 6:55-7:40 PM  

Dancers will learn Jazz dance technique in this fun and upbeat class. Some prior dance experience is recommended - particularly for dancers on the younger end of the age range. Triple Threat is a prerequisite for 7 and 8-year-olds to take this class.    

Tap I, Thursdays 5:00-5:45 PM  

Dancers will learn Tap dance skills in this class. Some prior dance experience is recommended - particularly for dancers on the younger end of the age range. Triple Threat is a prerequisite to this class for 7 and 8-year-old dancers.  

Ballet I, Saturdays 11:00 AM-12:00 PM   

Dancers will learn Ballet technique in this fun and inspiring class. Some prior dance experience is recommended - particularly for dancers on the younger end of the age range. Triple Threat is a prerequisite to this class for 7 and 8-year-olds.

Contemporary Dance with Acrobatic Elements, Thursdays 4:10-4:55 PM  

This class will focus on the Contemporary genre (an expressive style of dance that incorporates elements of jazz, modern, ballet and improvisation). Acrobatic elements will be used to complement the art form. This is the perfect class for increasing flexibility and strength while also increasing dance ability. Not to be confused with Gymnastics, Acrobatics is the performance of movement that requires balance, coordination and agility. Prior experience in dance and/or tumbling/gymnastics is recommended. 

Breakdance II  (accepting waitlist enrollments)

Mondays 5:50-6:50 PM 

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ADDITIONAL CLASSES FOR AGES 10-16

Tap II, Thursdays 5:00-5:45 PM - ages 10-14

Dancers will continue to hone their Tap dance skills in this class. Prior tap dance experience is required for this class.  

Ballet Technique, Wednesdays 6:30-7:00 PM - ages 10-14  

This is the perfect complementary class for students who enroll in the Wednesday Contemporary Jazz class. The instructor will cover a variety of Ballet skills - ranging from Allegro and Adagio combinations to leaps and turns. A minimum of two years of previous Ballet experience is highly recommended.

Contemporary Jazz, Wednesdays 7:10-7:55 PM - ages 10-14   

This class will focus on the genre of Contemporary Jazz - a fun and upbeat style of dance that incorporates energetic movement and modern music interpretation. Students should have at least two years of previous dance experience in Ballet, Modern and/or Jazz in order to enroll in this class. Students who do not have that level of experience should review and consider the Thursday class options.

Jazz / Hip Hop for Intermediate to Advanced Dancers, Mondays 6:55-7:55 PM - ages 12-16  (4 spots available)

First semester – August-December – will be devoted to mastering Jazz dance choreography and specific techniques. The class will perform a Jazz routine choreographed by instructor Curtis Thomas in the Dec. 16 “Making Spirits Bright” show. Second semester – January-May – will be devoted to Hip Hop dance technique and mastering specific combinations/developing freestyle abilities. The class will perform a Hip Hop routine choreographed by instructor Lindsay Fine Smith in the May 19 “DancEast Showcase.” This class is appropriate for dancers with a minimum of two (preferably three or more) years of experience in at least one of the class genres.  

Acrobatic Dance Elements Workshop - ages 12-16  (4 spots available)

Prior experience in dance and/or tumbling/gymnastics (preferably in both) required for this class. This is the perfect class for increasing flexibility and strength while also increasing dance ability. Not to be confused with Gymnastics, Acrobatics is the performance of movement that requires balance, coordination and agility. This class will teach dancers how to incorporate that movement into their dance technique. 

NOTE: class will only meet on the following Saturdays (11:15 AM-Noon) and will cost $350. It does not fall within the tuition scale, so all students will pay the full rate for the workshop (may be payed in monthly installments).

Sep. 9 and 23, Oct. 21, Nov. 4, 11 and 18, Dec. 2 and 9
Jan. 20, Feb. 3 and 17, Mar. 3, 17 and 24, Apr. 7, 14, 21 and 28, May 12

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Higher level classes for AGES 10-16

The following six classes are appropriate for dancers with two or more years of experience in specific dance genres. Please read the class descriptions carefully, and if you are interested in registering, e-mail info@danceast.org. Online registration for these classes is now closed. 

Tap III / Tap IV, Wednesdays 4:40-5:25 PM

Dancers will continue to hone their Tap dance skills in this class. A minimum of two years of prior Tap dance experience AND permission from DancEast studio owner are required to enroll. Dancers will be divided into two separate groups, according to technical ability displayed, after the first week or two of classes are used for assessment. 

Modern III, Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 PM

Acceptance into DancEast Ensemble AND/OR a minimum of two years of Modern dance experience are required for enrollment in this class. Not to be confused with Contemporary dance, Modern dance is a specific dance discipline that retains some Ballet technique while also expanding upon that technique to explore total body involvement and creative expression. This class will allow dancers to play the part of paint to the instructor/choreographer's paintbrush. They will also have the opportunity to explore structured improvisation.

Ballet II & III, Saturdays 1:00-2:00 PM

Dancers will learn Ballet technique in this fun and inspiring class. A minimum of two years of prior experience in Ballet is required.  Ballet I is a prerequisite to this class for 11 and 12-year-olds. This is a mixed-level class but does require experience! 

Ballet III, Wednesdays 5:30-6:15 PM

Acceptance into DancEast Company OR permission from DancEast studio owner is a requirement for enrollment in this class. Dancers will build upon Ballet technique already learned and expand their abilities and knowledge in that genre of dance.

Pointe, Wednesdays 6:20-6:50 PM

Acceptance into DancEast Company OR permission from DancEast studio owner is a requirement for enrollment in this class. Dancers must also be enrolled in the Wednesday 5:25-6:10 PM Ballet III class in order to enroll in this class.

Modern IV, Wednesdays 7:00-8:00 PM

Acceptance into DancEast Company OR three years of Modern dance experience AND an invitation from DancEast studio owner are required for enrollment in this class. Not to be confused with Contemporary dance, Modern dance is a specific dance discipline that retains some Ballet technique while also expanding upon that technique to explore total body involvement and creative expression. This class will allow dancers to play the part of paint to the instructor/choreographer's paintbrush. They will also have the opportunity to explore structured improvisation and composition.