SUMMER CLASS SCHEDULE FOR 8-17 YEAR OLDS:
Hip Hop 2, ages 8-12 (for students who have completed Hip Hop 1)
Hip-hop dance is a street-inspired style performed to hip-hop music and reflecting hip-hop culture. Each class includes an upbeat warm-up followed by urban dance choreography unique to the instructor's style.
Mondays 5:05-6:05 PM
Breakdance 1, ages 6-10 ~ 4-week workshop: July 11th, 18th, 25th, and August 1st
Breakdance is an energetic and often acrobatic style of dance that incorporates intricate footwork and even pantomime. It's a great way to burn a lot of energy while learning about rhythm and increasing strength and flexibility.
Thursdays 4:15-5:15 PM
Tap for Musical Theater, ages 7-12
Tap turns a dancer's feet into percussive instruments, and it's a wonderful genre to help build musicality. This class explores how tap is used for expression and character in musical theater.
Mondays 5:15-6:00 PM
Acrobatic Dance, ages 7-12 ~ 4 week workshop: June 6, 13, 20, and 27
This is the perfect class for increasing flexibility and strength while also increasing dance ability. Not to be confused with Gymnastics, Acrobatic Dance is the performance of movement that requires balance, coordination and agility.
Thursdays 5:15-6:45 PM
Multi-Genre (Ballet//Jazz/Hip Hop), ages 7-11
A multi genre class that allows students to learn a variety of skills in one class. Every week will be different, with opportunities to explore and develop each style of dance.
Saturdays 9:35-10:35 AM
Ballet/Modern 2, ages 10-15
We will explore the similarities and differences between these two dance techniques; building on skills the dancers already know and introducing new movements, sequences, and ideas. This class will move effortlessly through the discipline and structure of a ballet class into the freedom and expressiveness of modern dance.
Jan-May Spring Class Schedule below…
NEW *** Beginning Hip Hop Class***
Saturdays 12:00-1:00- March 23- May 4- (No Class April 20) Ages 10- teens -$100 for the six week series
SIX-WEEK WORKSHOPS FOR HOMESCHOOL STUDENTS!
Tap for Musical Theater, Mondays- March 25-April 29- 1:00-1:45 PM, Ages 10-17 - $90 for the 6 week series
Dance for Musical Theater, Mondays- March 25- April 29- 1:50-2:50 PM, Ages 10-17-$100 for the 6 week series
(Students should have at least some prior experience in dance - ballet and/or jazz for the Dance class and tap for the Tap class. Having learned choreography to dance in a show counts!)
Dance is integral to Musical Theater, and Ballet is the foundation of all dance forms; most Musical Theater choreography is given using French terms from Ballet, so it's important to know those terms for auditions and rehearsals. (Auditions run quickly, so it's helpful to know the lingo.) Training in Tap and Jazz - and some knowledge of Ballroom dance and Partnering - can be incredibly helpful to the Musical Theater actor, as well. And of course - Broadway-style dancing isn't just about dance! It has a look and feel that must be conveyed to an audience. We'll cover all of these intricacies and aspects of movement in our Dance for Musical Theater Workshops at DancEast!
CLASSES FOR AGES 8-17: LIST AND DESCRIPTIONS
Mondays 4:10-4:55 pm for ages 5-8
Mondays 5:00-6:00 pm for ages 9-13
Mondays 6:05-6:50 pm for ages 8-12
Mondays 6:55-7:55 pm (intermediate/advanced) for ages 13-17
Mondays 5:00-6:00 pm (intermediate/advanced) for ages 13-17
Thursdays 4:50-5:35 pm for ages 13-17
Thursdays 5:40-6:25 for ages 10-14
Saturdays 1:00-2:00 pm for ages 10-14 (begins Sep. 1 and ends Apr. 27)
Saturdays 1:00-2:00 pm for ages 13-17 (begins Sep. 1 and ends Apr. 27)
Mondays 6:05-6:50 pm (intermediate/advanced) for ages 13-17
Wednesdays 6:40-7:25 pm (beginner/intermediate) for ages 7-11
Wednesdays 4:45-5:30 pm (beginner/intermediate) for ages 8-14
Thursdays 4:50-5:35 pm (upper intermediate) for ages 10-14
Thursdays 4:00-4:45 pm (advanced) for ages 13-17
Wednesdays 5:35-6:35 pm (beginner/intermediate) for ages 8-14
Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm (upper intermediate) for ages 10-14
Thursdays 6:10-7:25 pm (advanced) for ages 13-17
*Classes designated “Technique” will not culminate in a performance in the May Dance Showcase. Rather, the focus will be on improving dancers’ technical expertise in the genre of the class.
Breakdance is an energetic and often acrobatic style of dance that incorporates intricate footwork and even pantomime. It's a great way to burn a lot of energy while learning about rhythm and increasing strength and flexibility. Dancers of all ages love learning to be B-boys and B-girls at DancEast!
Hip Hop dance is a street-inspired style performed to hip-hop music and reflecting hip-hop culture. Each class includes an upbeat warm-up followed by urban dance choreography unique to the instructor's style.
Contemporary dance is the most current form of dance today, borrowing from Ballet, Modern and Jazz to create a uniquely 21st-century style of movement. Class at DancEast incorporates the choreographic aesthetic of the instructor with exciting and unique musical choices.
Ballet is an artistic dance form performed to music using precise and highly formalized steps and gestures. Classical Ballet, which originated in Renaissance Italy and established its present form during the 19th century, is characterized by light, graceful and fluid movements.
Pointe is the form of classical Ballet in which a Ballet dancer supports all body weight on the tips of fully extended feet wearing Pointe shoes.
Acrobatic Dance is the perfect class for increasing flexibility and strength while also increasing dance ability. Not to be confused with Gymnastics, Acrobatic Dance is the performance of movement that requires balance, coordination and agility.
Tap turns a dancer's feet into percussive instruments, and it's a wonderful genre to help build musicality.
Jazz dance has its roots in African and European dance traditions, but it is a uniquely American style that developed in conjunction with the rise of Jazz music. Jazz class at DancEast is fun and energetic, and it allows dancers to showcase their individual styles through unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns.
Modern dance, not to be confused with Contemporary dance, evolved during the late 19th/early 20th centuries as a means to move away from the classical movement of Ballet dance. In practice, it simultaneously borrows from and rejects the teachings of Ballet, incorporating such techniques as contract-and-release, emotion-based improvisation, use of gravity to enhance movement and pedestrian movement.