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Spring Classes wrap up May 9-15

Registration NOW OPEN for the 2019 Summer dance session. Classes begin June 3rd and end Aug 2nd.

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

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Tap for Musical Theater, ages 7-11

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    

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Songwriting Workshop with local musician Whit Hill, ages 8-12

Want to write songs? Let’s write! In addition to teaching dance, Miss Whitley is an award-winning songwriter whose songs have been performed all over the country and on TV. She loves teaching songwriting and guitar to kids of all ages. For this cool new class, we will learn how songs work—and write a song together every time we meet! Everyone will also receive a songwriting “prompt” to explore between classes. 

Wednesdays 5:25-6:25 PM    

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Dance for Musical Theater, ages 8-12

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 class at DancEast!  

Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 PM   

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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    

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Multi-Genre (Ballet/Modern/Jazz), 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 10:55-11:55 AM  

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Ballet & Pre-Pointe/Pointe, ages 11+ ~ 4 week workshop: June 6, 13, 20, and 27

A ballet technique class with emphasis on pointe and pre-pointe work. Younger students can dance in ballet flats and dancers with previous pointe experience can wear pointe shoes for whole class. 

Thursdays 4:15-5:15 PM  

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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. 

Wednesdays 6:20-7:20

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Advanced Contemporary, ages 12+

Ballet/Contemporary class includes technical exercises from both ballet and contemporary techniques in warm up and traveling sequences. Dancers will learn phrase work, and use improvisation, partnering, and compositional skills.

Saturdays 12:00-1:00 PM

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Ballet/Modern 3 Technique, ages 12+

For more advanced dancers, or those who feel ready to be challenged. We will do a quick ballet barre, then focus on advanced, complex modern combinations designed to sharpen technique and develop your ability to learn choreography quickly. You will sweat!

Saturdays 1:10-2:10 PM

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Intro to Clogging, ages 5+ - FAMILY CLASS (parents encouraged to join)

Clogging is a high energy style of dance that originated in he United States in the hills of the Appalachians. This beloved style of dance has evolved over the years, incorporating numerous styles of step dances. Clogging has expanded from being performed to only country and bluegrass music to all genres of music. Join us for an introductory course designed for the whole family and learn both traditional and contemporary clogging techniques!

Mondays 6:10-7:10 PM    

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Jan-May Spring Class Schedule below…

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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

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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!  

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CLASSES FOR AGES 8-17: LIST AND DESCRIPTIONS

Breakdance

Mondays 4:10-4:55 pm for ages 5-8

Mondays 5:00-6:00 pm for ages 9-13

Hip Hop

Mondays 6:05-6:50 pm for ages 8-12

Mondays 6:55-7:55 pm (intermediate/advanced) for ages 13-17

Contemporary Technique*

Mondays 5:00-6:00 pm (intermediate/advanced) for ages 13-17

Ballet Technique*

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)

Pointe/Pre-pointe Technique*

Saturdays 1:00-2:00 pm for ages 13-17 (begins Sep. 1 and ends Apr. 27)

Pointe Performance

Mondays 6:05-6:50 pm (intermediate/advanced) for ages 13-17

Acrobatic Dance

Wednesdays 6:40-7:25 pm (beginner/intermediate) for ages 7-11

Tap/Jazz

Wednesdays 4:45-5:30 pm (beginner/intermediate) for ages 8-14

Tap

Thursdays 4:50-5:35 pm (upper intermediate) for ages 10-14

Thursdays 4:00-4:45 pm (advanced) for ages 13-17

Ballet/Modern

Wednesdays 5:35-6:35 pm (beginner/intermediate) for ages 8-14

Modern

Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm (upper intermediate) for ages 10-14

Thursdays 6:10-7:25 pm (advanced) for ages 13-17

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*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.

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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:

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.