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.



Intermediate High School/ Adult Ballet with Amy Hutchison
     Summer Class! Tuesdays, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

     All summer except for June 30, July 28, Aug 4


Int./Adv. High School/ Adult Ballet with Amy Hutchison
     Summer Class! Fridays, 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.

     All summer except for July 3, July 31, Aug 7


Cecchetti Grade I: Age 7 to 12 with Victoria Gilbert
     Summer Class! Tuesday: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
     June 9 - July 28

Will prepare the student to take the Cecchetti level one exam.



Intro to Ballet & Broadway: Ages 12 and up
with Colette Kenville
     Classes will resume in the Fall

Beginning level class designed for the older student. Will learn ballet as well as the fundamentals of other types of dance. Purpose is to introduce them to different types of dance so that they can later be placed into classes with their own age group. Class is open to age 12 and older, including adults.


Intermediate Adult Ballet with Colette Kenville
     Classes will resume in the Fall

A relaxed ballet class for adults with prior ballet knowledge.



Beginning Ballet & Tap: Ages 3 - 4 with Victoria Gilbert
     Classes will resume in the Fall

Beginning Ballet & Tap: Ages 5 - 6 with Victoria Gilbert
     Classes will resume in the Fall

Beginning Ballet & Tap: Ages 7 - 10 with Colette Kenville
     Classes will resume in the Fall

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



Beginning/Intermediate Ballet: Ages 9 - 12
with Colette Kenville
     Classes will resume in the Fall

Ballet instruction for children with a working knowledge of ballet. Various styles are taught including Cecchetti method.



Intermediate Ballet: Ages 11 - 13 with Colette Kenville
     Classes will resume in the Fall

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



Intermediate/Advanced Ballet: Ages 14 - 18 with Colette Kenville
     Classes will resume in the Fall

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




Ballroom and Latin
with Louise Tamres

Group classes are currently on hiatus until fall term.


Private lessons are ongoing and available at your convenience.



Broadway / Tap
with Amanda Webster


Intro to Broadway, Ballet, and Tap: Ages 12 and up
     Summer Class! Wednesdays: 8:00 - 9:00 pm
     July 8 - August 26


Beginning level class designed for the older student. Will learn ballet as well as the fundamentals of other types of dance.




Flamenco

     Classes will resume in the Fall





Hip-Hop
with Randee Shapiro


Intermediate Hip-Hop: Ages 12 and up
     Summer Class! Wednesdays: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
     June 17 - July 29

Summer special! A laid back, just for fun hip hop class, with new moves each week.




Jazz Dance


Beginning/Intermediate Jazz Dance: Ages 9 - 12
with Victoria Gilbert
     Classes will resume in the Fall

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/Advanced Jazz Dance: Ages 12 and up
with Victoria Gilbert
     Classes will resume in the Fall

A fast paced class for dancers with previous experience.



Latin and Salsa
with Louise Tamres


Latin dances and Salsa will resume in fall term. Private lessons are ongoing and available at your convenience.





Lyrical
with Sarah

Intermediate/Advanced Lyrical: Ages 12 and up
     Summer Class! Wednesdays: 7:00-8:00 p.m.
     June 17 - July 1, and July 15 - July 29


A class focused on expanding lyrical artistry and strengthening technical elements through development of fluidity and exercises in choreography! This class is open to ALL levels pending students come in with a great work ethic, ready for an intense experience, and a smile.




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.

$30 per couple



Swing
with Louise Tamres


Beginning Swing
Group classes are on hiatus until fall term.

Intermediate Swing
Classes will resume in the Fall

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


This summer -- check out the Broadway class. It features plenty of Tap!!

Beginning Ballet & Tap: Ages 3 - 4 with Victoria Gilbert
     Classes will resume in the Fall

Beginning Ballet & Tap: Ages 5 - 6 with Victoria Gilbert
     Classes will resume in the Fall

Beginning Ballet & Tap: Ages 7 - 10 with Colette Kenville
     Classes will resume in the Fall

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


Intermediate Tap: Ages 9 - 13 with Victoria Gilbert
     Classes will resume in the Fall

Basic tap technique will be taught, increasing the student's tap vocabulary and building a strong rhythmic foundation. The classes focus on Rhythm tap and Broadway-style tap.


Intermediate/Advanced Tap: High school students and adults
with Victoria Gilbert
     Classes will resume in the Fall

Improve your technique and skills in this high intensity class, with focus on Rhythm tap and Broadway-style tap.




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.