Dance, Movement, Yoga

General Information about Our Dance Classes:

Dancers must be the specified age by September 1, 2014

The fee listed is for eight weeks of class.  The dance year consists of four eight-week quarters.  With the exception of ballroom and latin dance, we do not accept new students after the second quarter.

We hold recitals in the spring, and most students who participate for the entire year will need to purchase a costume.  Costumes are ordered over the winter so that they will arrive in time for the May recitals and photos.

Acro and Tumbling Intensive

for ages 9-13 Instructor Mackenzie Lewis
June 22nd - July 24th, 2015

This class is designed for students looking to improve and deepen their understanding of acrobatics and tumbling as it relates to dance.  Students will develop the fundamentals of strength, flexibility, balance, and focus and begin to apply those techniques into more advanced skills and tricks.  Students must have a backtround in gymnastics or at least 4 years of ballet and/or jazz training.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
11:00 - 12:30 p.m.
Fee: $57

June 22, 23, 24, 26

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July 20, 21, 22, 24


Dress requirement: leotards/fitted dancewear, no shoes are required

Adaptive Dance

for ages 5 - 15 Instructor Mackenzie Lewis
June 29th - July 3rd, 2015

This course is designed for children ages 5-15 years old with special needs.  The class will provide students the opportunity to express and learn in a creative, nurturing, and friendsly environment.  The goal of this class is to introduce students to the creative and expressive elements of dance while allowing self-expression and inspiring learning.  The class will be interactive and involve fun activities such as circle time, stretching, sing alongs, and creative movement.  Students will develop independence, balance, self-confidence, and a love for music and movement.  Parents and caregivers are invited to take part in the class.  The instructor has a Bachelor of Arts in dance as well as a dance education mintor from the University of Minnesota, as well as a background in working with special needs children and adults as a caregiver, instructor, and dance teacher.

Monday - Friday
June 29 - July 3
1:00 - 1:45 p.m.
Fee: $37


Dress requirement: comfortable clothing, no shoes are required

Ballet, ages 7-8

Instructor: Marcia Keegan
June 11th - August 27th, 2015

The dancers will focus on barre technique for strength of feet, ankles, knees, and proper placement.  The class will include a variety of classical steps including turns, small jumps, and moving large leaps.

Fee: $29
Thursdays, 1:00 – 2:00

June 11, 18, & 25

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August 13, 20 & 27

Ballet, ages 9-12

Instructor: Marcia Keegan
June 11th - August 27th, 2015

The dancers in this level will focus on core strength for the whole body and correct placement at the barre to prevent injuries and improve classical technique.  The class will include turns, adagio, small jumps and grande allegro (big leaps)

Fee: $29
Thursdays, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

June 11, 18 & 25

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August 13, 20 & 27

Children’s Contemporary/Lyrical Intensive

for ages 9-13 Instructor Mackenzie Lewis
June 15th - July 17th, 2015

This class will infuse methods of ballet, jazz, and modern, creating a fluid style of movement that encourages self-expression.  This class will introduce students with prior dance background to an intermediate/advanced warm-up, a series of across the floor combinations, and a culmination of choreography at the end of the class.  Contemporary/lyrical will allow dancers to share movement with the intention of fostering self-expression and a personal story.  This class is for students with at least 3 years of recent dance training.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
11:00 - 12:30
Fee: $57

June 15, 16, 17, 19

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July 13, 14, 15, 17


Dress requirement: leotards and shorts or fitted dancewear, no shoes are required

Children’s Hip Hop Intensive

for ages 9-13 Instructor Mackenzie Lewis
June 8th - July 17th, 2015

This class will offer students an intermediate-advanced level of hip hop.  Students will learn and review the fundamentals of hip hop through a warm up/stretch, across the floor combinations, and choreography for a high-energy dance routine.  This class is for dancers with at least 2 years of recent hip hop and/or jazz training.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
Fee: $57

June 8, 9, 10, 12  11:00 - 12:30

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July 13,14,15,17  12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Dress requirement: athletic clothing, clean tennis shoes

 

Children’s Jazz/Tap Intensive

for ages 9-13 Instructor Mackenzie Lewis
June 15th - 19th, 2015

This class will offer students an intermediate-advanced level of jazz and tap training.  This jazz/tap combo class will challenge students' technique through a technical warm up, across the floor, and fun combinations.  We will spend 45 minutes on jazz, and 45 minutes on tap.  This class is for dancers with at least 3 years of recent jazz and tap training.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
June 15, 16, 17, 19
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Fee: $57


Dress requirement: leotards and leggings or fitted dancewear, jazz shoes, tap shoes

Children’s Turns/Leaps/Flexibility Intensive

for ages 9-13 Instructor Mackenzie Lewis
June 22nd - July 24th, 2015

This class is for students looking to advance their technique with a specific focus on turns, leaps, and overall flexibility.  The class will offer dancers new techniques to stretching, turns, and advanced skills.  Dancers will learn to use breath and alignment to power their technique.  Dancers must have at least 3 years of recent jazz/ballet/lyrical training.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Fee: $57

June 22, 23, 24, 26

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July 13, 14, 15, 17


Dress requirement: leotards/fitted dancewear

 

Intro to Choreography and Composition

for ages 10-15 Instructor Mackenzie Lewis
June 29th - July 3rd, 2015

This class will help students learn the tools they need to create dances that express a personal vision.  Students will develop integrity of form and structure while showing a prnounced awareness of the individual's movement vocabulary.  We will broaden our understanding of movement improvisation and how it is applied to choreography as well as learning other choreographic tools, which will be implemented through brief assignments related to dance and performance.  This class is for the creative individual who is constantly making up their own dances, loves listening to music, and who wants to share their creativity through dance.  For students with at least 3 years of recent dance training.

Monday - Friday
June 29 - July 3
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Fee: $47


 

Intro to Dance for 3 - 5 year olds

Instructor Mackenzie Lewis
June 29th - July 3rd, 2015

This class is an introductory course for dancers 3-5 years old that will focus on exploring creative movement, self expression, music, and dance.

Monday - Friday
June 29 - July 3
1:45 - 2:30 p.m.
Fee: $37

Dress requirement: comfortable clothing, no shoes are required

Intro to Jazz/Hip Hop for 6 - 9 year olds

Instructor Mackenzie Lewis
June 29th - July 3rd, 2015

This class will offer students a beginning-level introduction to the fundamentals of jazz and hip hop dance.  Students will learn the basics of jazz/hip hop through a warm up/stretch, across the floor combinations, and choreography for a high-energy dance routine.  This class is for dancers ages 6-9 with at least one year of recent hip hop and/or jazz training.

Monday-Friday
June 29 - July 3
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Fee: $47


Dress requirement: leotards/fitted dancewear and jazz shoes

Intro to Tap for 6 - 9 year olds

Instructor Mackenzie Lewis
June 29th - July 3rd, 2015

This class is designed for dancers with little or no tap experience.  It is an introductory class that will teach students the basic fundamentals of tap.  This class will focus on learning basic technique in a fun inviting environment.

Monday - Friday
June 29 - July 3
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $47


Dress requirement: athletic clothing, tap shoes

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