Teen & Adult Dance

General Information about Our Dance Classes:

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.

Advanced Ballroom & Latin, ages 8 - adult

Advanced Ballroom & Latin, ages 8 - adult

Instructor: Tom Larson
March 16th - May 11th, 2014

Continuation from Intermediate Ballroom & Latin 2

Sundays
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Fee: $88 per person

Dress requirement: smooth-soled shoes, no jeans

 

Advanced Contemporary Workshop

for ages 13 and up with at least 3 years of contemporary or ballet training
June 16th - July 2nd, 2014

This class will offer students an advanced level of contemporary dance training.  The class will build upon students' technical abilities while developing artistry through warm-ups, across the floor combinations, and learning contemporary repertoire.  

Mondays & Wednesdays
June 16 - July 2 (6 sessions)
1:30 - 2:30
Fee: $59

Ballroom Dance Parties

Ballroom Dance Parties

January 1st - December 31st, 2014

There will be dance parties on Saturdays, April 5 & 19 and May 3 & 17  from 7 to 10 p.m. in the dance studio. 

There will be a live band for the first party of each month, and the second party each month has a theme.

April 19 will be a Country Western theme, with a lesson in Country Two-step and Line Dance
May 17 will be a Latin theme, with a lesson in Salsa and Bachata

Instructor Tom Larson will offer a ballroom and Latin dance lesson during the first hour.  This is an opportunity to have fun trying out new dance skills in a relaxed and comfortable environment.  Dancers of all experience levels are welcome.  Refreshments will be provided.  Admission is $12 per person.

Beginning Ballroom and Latin Dance, ages 8 - adult

Beginning Ballroom and Latin Dance, ages 8 - adult

Instructor: Tom Larson
March 16th - May 11th, 2014

Partners encouraged, but not required

Basics for foxtrot, waltz, tango, swing, hustle, salsa, cha cha, rumba, and merengue

Sundays
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Fee $88 per person

Dress requirement: smooth-soled shoes, no jeans

 

Dance Audition: The Phipps Dance Theater Celebrates Broadway

Dance Audition: The Phipps Dance Theater Celebrates Broadway

May 29th - 31st, 2014

Singers: Thursday, May 29, 7-9 p.m., with registration at 6:30

Dancers: Saturday, May 31, 10- noon, with registration at 9:00

 

Auditions for male and female dancers age 16 and older for The Phipps Dance Theater Celebrates Broadway, the tenth annual summer dance production at The Phipps Center.  Auditions will be held May 31 in the dance studio.  The show will feature classic Broadway dance numbers from shows such as: The Lion King, Mary Poppins, Nine, Phantom of the Opera, Sweet Charity, The Pajama Game, CATS, and Anything Goes.  The show will feature the work of choreographers: Melissa Huber, Joanie Mix-Lande, Christina Leines, and Mackenzie Lewis.  Dancers should bring jazz, character, and tap shoes to the audition, as well as a current headshot and a list of rehearsal conflicts from June 1 through August 17.

We will also be holding a vocal audition for singers on May 29 in the music studio.  All vocalists will be asked to come prepared with 32 measures from an up-tempo Broadway piece, as well as sheet music for the accompanist.  Not all dance pieces will feature live singing.  Vocalists are encouraged to attend the dance portion of the audition, and dancers are encouraged to attend the vocal portion of the audition. Vocalists should bring a current headshot and a list of rehearsal conflicts from June 1 through August 17.

Performances will be August 15 - 17 at The Phipps Center.

If you have questions, please contact Mackenzie Lewis

Dance Composition/Choreography Workshop

for ages 13 and up with at least 3 years of recent dance training
June 16th - July 2nd, 2014

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 pronounced 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 assignments in movement and performance.

Mondays & Wednesdays
June 16 - July 2
2:30 - 3:30
Fee: $59

Intermediate Ballroom & Latin 1, ages 8 - adult

Intermediate Ballroom & Latin 1, ages 8 - adult

Instructor: Tom Larson
March 16th - May 11th, 2014

Partners encouraged, but not required

Continuation from Beginning Ballroom & Latin plus basic country two-step, nightclub two-step, and West Coast swing.

Sundays
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $88 per person

Dress requirement: smooth-soled shoes, no jeans

 

Intermediate Ballroom & Latin 2, ages 8 - adult

Intermediate Ballroom & Latin 2, ages 8 - adult

Instructor: Tom Larson
March 16th - May 11th, 2014

Continuation from Intermediate Ballroom & Latin 1 plus samba, Viennese waltz, and more

Sundays
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Fee: $88 per person

Dress requirement: smooth-soled shoes, no jeans

 

Intro to Jazz/Hip Hop for Adults

Instructor: Mackenzie Lewis
June 17th - July 3rd, 2014

This class is designed for adults ages 18 and up who are looking for a fun way to dance and get exercise in a relaxed and encouraging environment.  Intro to Jazz/Hip Hop is for adults at all levels of dance.  This class will introduce students to the fundamentals of dance through a warm-up, stretch, across the floor, and a fun upbeat routine.  No previous experience is required to be part of the class.

Tuesdays & Thursdays
June 17 - July 3
11:30 - 12:30
Fee: $59

Junior Phipps Dance Company Technique & Prep Workshop

for ages 9-13 with at least 3 years of recent dance training
June 16th - July 2nd, 2014

This class will offer current and prospective Junior Phipps Dance Company dancers a class strictly focusing on technique.  The class will cover advanced stretching, alignment, terminology, turns, leaps, tricks, and acrobatic tricks.  This class is for intermediate to advanced dancers.

Mondays & Wednesdays
June 16 - July 2 (six sessions)
12:30 - 1:30
Fee: $59

Phipps Dance Company Technique and Prep Workshop

for ages 13 - 18 with at least three years of recent dance training
June 16th - July 2nd, 2014

This class will offer current and prospective Phipps Dance Company dances a class strictly for focusing on technique.  The class will cover advanced stretching, alignment, terminology, turns, leaps, tricks, and acrobatic tricks.  This class is for intermediate to advanced dancers.

Mondays & Wednesdays
June 16 - July 2 (six sessions)
11:30 - 12:30
Fee: $59

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