CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

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Acting  (2nd - 5th Grade)

Students have fun with Acting Games, Team-Building Exercises, Improvisation, and Vocal/Projection Techniques, while learning performance skills.  Emotion, projection, and staging techniques will be emphasized. Acting skills develop as we work on scenes, putting together mini-plays for an end-of-year performance*.  (ACTING SHOWCASE PERFORMANCE: Saturday, April 30th, 4:00pm; Rain Date: Sunday, May 1, 4:00pm). *Performance may take place in the outdoor theatre area OR indoors, depending on Weather and Covid guidelines.

Acting  (6th - 9th Grade)

Students have fun with Acting Games, Team-Building Exercises, Improvisation, and Vocal/Projection Techniques, while learning performance skills.  Emotion, projection, and staging techniques will be emphasized. Acting skills develop as we work on scenes, putting together performance material for the end-of-year performance*.  *Performance may take place in the outdoor theatre area OR indoors, depending on Weather and Covid guidelines.

Please Note:  This class will learn performance material, which will be incorporated into the "big" end-of-year recital.  Separately, time permitting, they will also showcase monologues and/or scenes in the ACTING SHOWCASE, on Saturday, April 30, 4:00pm. (Rain Date: Sunday, May 1, 4:00pm).

Piano for Singers with Choral Concert (3rd - 6th Grade & 7th - 9th Grade)

Do you love to sing, but wish you could read music? Piano for Singers will teach you basic piano technique and sight-reading so that you can learn music to sing. No piano? No problem! Every student will receive a beginner keyboard that is yours to keep when the class ends.  Come sing together and learn how to warm up, control your breathing, project your voice, harmonize, and blend with others. Students will learn several songs to perform in a choral concert for family and friends.  Performance will take place during the last class (Wednesday, April 27, 2022).

Keyboards and sheet music will be provided. Students bring their own headphones.  Instead of a traditional costume fee, the "costume" will be a Performing Arts 5678 T-Shirt and student's own black pants.  [Additional Fees:  Class Specific Portable Electronic Keyboard ($60)* and PA5678 T-shirt ($25).] *If the student damages the keyboard, they are responsible for the replacement cost. Student will bring this keyboard home from each class to practice.  The keyboard is class specific and has specific features which will be used by the students.  Students keep the keyboard when the class culminates.

September - December INTRODUCTION To Ballet & Tap  (3-5 year olds)

In this part-year, 45-minute class, Students are introduced to Ballet, learning proper terminology, technique, and how to keep time with music.  In Tap, students learn rhythm, timing, and terminology.  This is a low-key class, perfect for introducing dance to these young students.  Without a performance, students have no stress, and can enjoy the process.  PLEASE NOTE: If you know your student would like to perform in the recital, they may also enroll in the January - May class, which WILL be included in the end-of-year Recital.  Required Attire: Tights, Leotard, Ballet Shoes, and TAN Mary Jane style tap shoes (Velcro preferred.  Under "more" on our website, select "Shoes & Attire" for affordable shoe options.)  

 

 

January - May Ballet & Tap  (3-5 year olds)

In this 45-minute class, Students build upon what they learned if they enroll in the September - December Introduction to Ballet & Tap class.  Students continue to learn Ballet, with proper terminology, technique, and how to keep time with music.  In Tap, students build their understanding of rhythm, timing, and terminology.  Students perform in the Annual Dance Recital (specific time TBA, likely May 2022) Required Attire: Tights, Leotard, Ballet Shoes, and TAN Mary Jane style tap shoes (Velcro preferred.  Under "more" on our website, select "Shoes & Attire" for affordable shoe options.) 

Ballet/Tap (4 ½ - 6 years old)

In this full year, 45-minute class, Students learn Ballet terminology, technique, and how to keep time with music.  In Tap, students will learn rhythm, timing, and terminology.  Students will perform in the Annual Dance Recital (specific time TBA).  Required: Tights, Leotard, Pink Ballet Shoes, and TAN Mary Jane style Tap Shoes (Velcro preferred.  Under "more" on our website, select "Shoes & Attire" for affordable shoe options.) 

Tap

In Tap, Students progress with terminology fluidity, technique, form, counting, keeping time with music, syncopated rhythms, and various styles.  Students will perform in the Annual Dance Recital (specific time TBA).  

Required: Tights, Leotard, and TAN Tap Shoes.  Please see specific class description for exact tap shoe requirements.  Most classes will wear Tan Slip-On Style tap shoe.  Tan Character Tap shoes are for Tap Company only.  (Under "more" on our website, select "Shoes & Attire" for affordable shoe options.) 

Broadway Tap (10th -12 Grade)

An advanced tap class for our oldest students.  This add-on class will focus entirely on "old-school" classic tap, indicative of classic Broadway musical-style.  Enrollment in TAP is required for members of Tap Company.  Tap Character Shoes will be worn.  Students will perform in the Annual Dance Recital (specific time TBA). Permission from instructor required.

Ballet

In Ballet, students concentrate on Ballet terminology, and the placement of the body doing Barre work, jumps, turns, sequences across the floor, and center combinations.  Students learn counting, terminology, and technique.  Short combinations are taught during each class.  Students perform in the Annual Dance Recital (specific time TBA).  Attire: Tights, Leotards, Pink Ballet Shoes.  (Under "more" on our website, select "Shoes & Attire" for affordable shoe options.) 

Jazz

Jazz terminology and body placement, proper technique, movement across the floor are the focus of this class.  Students work on turns, jumps, and short combinations weekly.  Students will perform in the Annual Dance Recital. Attire: Tights, Leotard, and Tan Slip-On Style Jazz Shoes.  (Under "more" on our website, select "Shoes & Attire" for affordable shoe options.) 

Broadway Jazz

This class is for students with a solid dance background to fine-tune their skills.  Class includes stretching, movements across the floor, and terminology, focusing on Broadway-Style Jazz and "Acting-the-Dance".  While working on performance skills, students learn quickly taught combinations, mimicking an audition environment, gaining skills to pick up choreography quickly.  Students perform in the Annual Dance Recital. Attire: Tights, Leotard, and Tan Slip-On Style Jazz Shoe and/or Character* Shoes.  (Under "more" on our website, select "Shoes & Attire" for affordable shoe options.  The specified style of TAN character shoe should be purchased for 9th - 12th Grade Class only.) 

Musical Theatre

This class incorporates Acting, Singing, and Movement.  While this is not a “dance” class, students learn simple dance steps that compliment the songs they sing.  Team-Building Exercises and Acting Improvisational Games bring classmates together in a structured, fun atmosphere.  Students perform in the Annual Dance Recital.  Attire: Tights or Leggings, Leotards or Tank  Tops, and Tan Slip-On Style Jazz Shoes.  (Under "more" on our website, select "Shoes & Attire" for affordable shoe options.)

Musical Theatre Company

A class for the dedicated dancer who loves all aspects of Musical Theatre. Students combine trained dance technique with acting and singing.  Focus is on the material for the end-of-year performance.  Students audition for roles, working together as an Ensemble, putting together strong dance, singing, and acting numbers.  Students must have a strong dance background with Jazz and Ballet technique. This class will perform in the Annual Dance Recital.  Attire: Tights, Leotards, and Tan Slip-On Style Jazz Shoes.  (Under "more" on our website, select "Shoes & Attire" for affordable shoe options.)*Permission from instructor is required.  Enrollment in an additional Ballet and/or Jazz Class is required.

Hip Hop (Coming Soon!)

 

Registering for the the proper level class is important. If you have questions, please reach out, and we can guide you in the right direction.  In some case, we will offer to briefly meet you to assess background and determine what class(es) are the best fit.  We want each student to have a rewarding experience where they progress without being overwhelmed.