Descriptions

Adagio/Lift
with Keith Bonanni

Contact the studio to schedule a private session.

The art of cabaret-style partner lifts and moves. Beneficial to ballroom dancers, figure skaters, jazz dancers, and ballet dancers. Couples required. Males do not need dance experience.

Competition is available for serious dancers.



Ballet


Our classical ballet training emphasizes proper technique in a fun and supportive environment. All methods and techniques of ballet are taught, including both syllabus and non-syllabus classes. Cecchetti training and exam preparation (through the advanced level) are available upon request.


Adv. Adult Ballet with Colette Kenville
     Fridays, 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.

Int. Adult Ballet with Amy Hutchison
     Sundays, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

A relaxed ballet class for adults with prior ballet knowledge.


Beginning Ballet & Tap: Ages 3 - 4 with Victoria Gilbert
     Tuesdays, 4:15 - 5:00 p.m.

Beginning Ballet & Tap: Ages 5 - 7 with Victoria Gilbert
     Tuesdays, 5:00 - 5:45 p.m.

Youth classes introduce the young child not only to dance basics but also teach them French ballet terms while having fun.


Cecchetti Grade 1 Ballet: Ages 8 - 10 with Victoria Gilbert
     Mondays, 4:30 - 5:15 p.m.

Cecchetti Grade 2 Ballet: Ages 11 - 13 with Victoria Gilbert
     Mondays, 6:45 - 7:45 p.m.

Cecchetti Grade 2/3 Ballet: Ages 11 - 13 with Victoria Gilbert
     Tuesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

These classes will prepare the student to take the Cecchetti exams.


Pre-pointe Ballet: Ages 11 - 13 with Colette Kenville
     Wednesdays, 5:45 - 7:00 p.m.

[Description coming soon]


Intermediate Ballet: Ages 11 - 13 with Colette Kenville
     Fridays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Intermediate ballet for young teens. Various styles are taught including Cecchetti levels II, III, and IV.


Intermediate/Advanced Ballet: Ages 13 - 18 with Colette Kenville
     Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Higher level ballet for teens, for serious students only. Various styles are taught including Cecchetti levels IV, V, and VI.


Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary Ballet: Ages 13 - 18 with Colette Kenville
     Fridays, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

[Description coming soon]


Advanced Ballet: Cecchetti level VI with Colette Kenville
     By appointment

Contact the studio for class times.




Ballroom and Latin
with Louise Tamres


Contact studio for class times.

Private lessons are ongoing and available at your convenience.



Flamenco
with Holly Matthews


NOTE: Flamenco classes are open to returning students only. Contact the studio to be informed of when new open-enrollment classes will be offered.

** Due to home football games, classes will meet either on Fridays or Saturdays. Fall term class dates are as follows:
Friday, 9/23
Friday 9/30
Saturday 10/8
Saturday 10/15
Friday 10/21
Saturday 10/29
NO CLASS 11/4 or 11/5
Saturday 11/12
Friday 11/18
Saturday 12/3
Saturday 12/10


Flamenco Levels 1/2
    Fridays, 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Saturdays, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Levels 1 and 2: Class will focus on refining the first copla of the Sevillanas, with the addition of castanets. In addition, we will begin to work on the second copla of Sevillanas, as well as Rumba vocabulary for the use of improvisation, and general technique.


Flamenco Levels 2/3
    Fridays, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Saturdays, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Levels 2 and 3: Class will focus on all four Sevillanas, and try to get all four polished, with castanets. We will also work on Bulerias vocabulary for the use of improvisation, and general technique.


Class payment options:
Fridays only: 4 classes = $60.00
Saturdays only: 6 classes = $90.00
Whole semester--10 classes (one class on Fridays, one class on Saturdays) = $150.00


** For all Flamenco classes **

Dancers may wear a long skirt or pants and flamenco shoes are highly recommended. Character shoes are acceptable, if already owned. If buying new shoes, however, flamenco shoes should be purchased.
Flamenco shoes may be purchased at Flamencoshoes.com. Contact instructor via email at hollyamatthews(at)hotmail(dot)com for help in choosing shoes. Skirts may be ordered from discountdance.com.



Hip-Hop
with Molly Wiesse


Hip-Hop: Ages 11 - 17
     Thursdays, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

The kids will learn how to warm up properly, basics of across the floor, and learn choreography and combinations. With fun music and style, it will be a very fun and lively class!





Jazz Dance


Beginning Jazz Dance: Ages 8 - 10
with Victoria Gilbert
     Mondays, 5:15 - 6:00

This class will work on basic jazz dance technique as well as proper stretching for increased flexibility. Ballet encouraged as a companion class, but not required.


Intermediate Jazz Dance: Ages 10 - 14
with Victoria Gilbert
     Tuesdays, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

[Description coming soon]



Latin and Salsa
with Louise Tamres


Continuing Salsa
Thursdays, 8:30-9:30 p.m.
Class dates: Sept. 29 - Dec. 8. No class Nov. 24

With infectious rhythms in the music, this high energy dance will have you heating up the dance floor! This class is for those who already know the basics of Salsa and Mambo.

Note: Discounted fee if couples sign up for the full 10-week term. Drop-in fee is available for singles ($10/class) or couples ($20/class).
If you do not have a partner, please contact the studio ahead of time so that we know to expect you. We strive to maintain lead/follow balance.


Private lessons are ongoing and available at your convenience.




Lyrical
with Sarah Tsung

Beginning Lyrical: Ages 10 - 13
     Thursdays: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

A class to begin developing artistry and strengthen technical elements. Goals include expressing yourself to music, learning new movement patterns, and enhancing overall confidence in dance. (Contact teacher if unsure on whether Beginning or Intermediate Lyrical is the best fit for growth!)


Int./Adv. Lyrical: Ages 14+
     Thursdays: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

A class focused on expanding and refining artistry and technical skills/tricks. Goals include combining sequences fluidly, demonstrating flexibility and control, and pushing oneself to explore new movements and expressions of the body. (Contact teacher if unsure on whether Beginning or Intermediate Lyrical is the best fit for growth!)


Lyrical Competition
     Thursdays: 8:00 - 8:30 p.m.

The team only succeeds with hardworking, motivated students-- Absences need to be pre-approved. After auditions the first week, students will learn and perform choreography, develop teamwork skills, and rehearse for competition in the spring. Goals include developing performance skills, perfecting technical elements, and learning to dance in a cohesive group.

Suggested: 3+ years of dance experience, double pirouettes, and right and left splits

Required: A love of dance and a strong work ethic

Note: Class registration does not include competition fees.




Social Dance Survival
Workshop taught by Louise Tamres

Dazzle your friends at the upcoming office party, wedding reception, or social gathering -- no more dreaded sway-of-death and good-bye to two left feet! A few easy steps are all you need to get on the dance floor and to dance to a wide variety of music.

The next scheduled workshop: TBD


Special workshops can be scheduled on an individual basis.




Swing
with Louise Tamres


Note: Social dance classes are for couples. If you do not have a partner, please contact the studio ahead of time and we will place you on a wait-list. We strive to maintain lead/follow balance.


Beginning Swing
Contact studio for class dates

Swing to a wide variety of music: Big Band, Motown, Oldies and Rock 'n' Roll -- all the way to today's top music hits. Learn this fun and simple dance so that you can bop and boogie away at the next party!


Intermediate Swing
Contact studio for class dates

For dancers who want to improve their skills in East Coast Swing. West Coast Swing will be covered if there's enough interest. This is a drop-in class for couples -- please bring your own partner. Each lesson will cover different material and figures.


Private lessons are ongoing and available at your convenience.




Tap


Beginning Ballet & Tap: Ages 3 - 4 with Victoria Gilbert
     Tuesdays, 4:15 - 5:00 p.m.

Beginning Ballet & Tap: Ages 5 - 7 with Victoria Gilbert
     Tuesdays, 5:00 - 5:45 p.m.

Youth classes introduce the young child not only to dance basics but also teach them French ballet terms while having fun.


Beginning Tap: Ages 8 - 10 with Victoria Gilbert
     Mondays, 6:00 - 6:45 p.m.

[Description coming soon]


Tap (invitation only) with Victoria Gilbert
     Tuesdays, 5:45 - 6:30 p.m.

[Description coming soon]




Private Lessons

Private lessons are available by appointment for all levels of any dance type (not just those listed above), for ballet of all levels, and for wedding preparation. To make an appointment, contact the studio.



Wedding Dance Lessons & Social Dance Crash Courses

Private bridal dance lessons or crash courses in social dancing are available upon request.

We work with many bridal couples either privately or in groups. Private lessons are customized to meet your needs and goals. Some couples are interested in working to a particular song, whereas others want general skills to dance during the reception. Our approach does not use choreography; a planned routine tends to stress the groom unless he has prior dance training. Our strategy is to teach you a basic step that fits your music, and then work on a few variations that fit your skill level. Your moves can be flashy or simple based on your personalities and abilities. We'll talk about a clean start and finish, and having fun while you're dancing. The more lessons you take, the more material we can add. Our goal is to make you comfortable with your big day rather than stressing about your solo dance. Most couples schedule 2 to 3 private lessons.

A one-hour session for up to 3 couples costs $75. The cost increases to $100 per hour for private groups of 4 or more couples.

Contact the studio to schedule your lessons or to request more information.