The Centre for Dance Education offers optional discipline classes for students interested in jazz, modern, tap, hip hop, contemporary, and musical theatre. They can be taken on their own or in conjunction with two ballet technique classes per week. Students must be ages 7 and up as of September 1, 2018 to enroll in any of the following classes.
Jazz is a high-energy class with roots in jazz music of the last century, but it is brought up to date with the many styles seen in popular culture today. It is an essential part of a dancer’s training.
Modern will cover the foundations of modern dance through a variety of exercises improvisations, and movement combinations that help students feel comfortable moving their bodies in new ways. Our modern instructors are experts in a number of modern techniques, including Lester Horton, José Limón, Martha Graham, Paul Taylor, and Bartenieff Fundamentals.
Tap gives students an opportunity to learn tap technique while incorporating both cabaret and rhythm tap.
Musical theatre teaches students to be versatile as they are exposed to a wide variety of dance genres. The class helps develop a wellrounded dancer who can respond quickly to new choreography in distinct styles.
All enrolled students are required to participate in Spring Concert. Rehearsals begin in class in February 2019.
Optional Disciplines Schedule
||1:30-2:30p||HIP HOP JUNIOR|
||2:30-3:30p||HIP HOP ADVANCED|
||4:00-5:00p||JAZZ LEVEL I|
||6:00-7:00p||JAZZ LEVEL II|
||2:30-3:30p||TAP Level I/II|
||4:00-5:00p||MODERN LEVEL I|
||2:30-3:30p||MODERN LEVEL I|
||6:30-7:30p||MODERN LEVEL II|
||4:15-5:15p||JAZZ LEVEL I|
||5:15-6:15p||JAZZ LEVEL II|
||11:30a-12:30p||TAP LEVEL I|
||12:30-1:30p||TAP LEVEL II|
||5:15-6:15p||MODERN LEVEL I|
||4:15-5:15p||MODERN LEVEL II|