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.


Beg. Adult Ballet with Colette Kenville
     Thursdays, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

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

Int. Adult Ballet with Amy Hutchison
     Sundays, Jan. 3, 24, 31 at 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
     Thursdays, Jan. 14, 21; Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25 at 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
     Sundays, March 6 through June 5 at 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 - 6 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 with Tap: Ages 7 - 9 with Colette Kenville
     Fridays, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

This class will prepare the student to take the Cecchetti level one exam. Students will also work on tap.


Cecchetti Grade 2 with Victoria Gilbert
     Tuesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
     Thursdays, 4:15 - 5:15 p.m.

This class will prepare the student to take the Cecchetti level two exam.


Beginning/Intermediate Ballet: Ages 11 - 13 with Colette Kenville
     Mondays, 5:00 - 6:15 p.m.

Beginning/Intermediate Ballet/Jazz: Ages 10 - 11
with Colette Kenville
     Fridays, 6:15- 7:15 p.m.

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
     Wednesdays, 5:00 - 6:15 p.m.

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
     Mondays, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
     Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

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




Ballroom and Latin
with Louise Tamres

Fall term social dance classes feature
- a 4-week Beginning Swing session on Thursdays, Sept 24 - Oct 15
- a 4-week Salsa session on Thursdays, Oct 29 - Nov 19
- and an Intermediate Swing drop-in class on non-football Saturdays.


Private lessons are ongoing and available at your convenience.



Broadway
with Amanda Webster


Intro to Broadway: Ages 12 and up
     Saturdays, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Beginning level class designed for the older student. You will learn Ballet as well as the fundamentals of other types of dance including Jazz and Tap.




Flamenco
with Holly Matthews


** Summer Flamenco class dates **


Intermediate/Advanced Flamenco
    Friday July 29, 7:30-8:30 pm
    Saturday, July 30, 9:00-10:30 am (hour and a half)
    Friday August 12, 7:30-8:30 pm
    Saturday August 13, 9:00-10:30 am (hour and a half)
    Friday August 26, 7:30-8:30 pm

This class will focus on technique and Sevillanas with castanets.
Requirement: knowledge of arms for first copla of Sevillanas.


Beginning/ Advanced Beginning/ Beginning Intermediate
    Friday July 29, 8:30-9:30 pm
    Saturday, July 30, 10:30-11:30 am
    Friday August 12, 8:30-9:30 pm
    Saturday August 13, 10:30-11:30 am
    Friday August 26, 7:30-8:30 pm

This class will focus on technique and the first Sevillanas, adding arms.


For Everyone:
     Date is TBD
We will have a student show / celebration at Kenville Studios in the back area of her studio, outside. We will have dancing, food, and friends. You will have an opportunity to try out your Sevillanas with your castanets or arms (or stick with the feet, that’s fine, too!)


Summer Class Registration
Registration for Summer classes: You do not need to pay for the entire session, only the classes you can come to. However, it is important for you to register and pay before classes start, so that the teacher can cancel class if no one, or not enough people, will be there. Contact the studio for registration and payment.

Hour-long classes = $15.00 each.
Hour and a half classes= $20.00 each.
No charge for the performance-just bring some food or drink and your flamenco duende!


** 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 Randee Shapiro


Hip-Hop: Ages 14 and up
     Thursdays, 5:15 - 6:15 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!





High School Performance
with Colette Kenville


High School Performance: Ages high school and up
     Fridays: 7:15 - 8:15 p.m.

Learn a variety of dance styles. This class is open to all students with prior dance experience. Performance opportunities are available during the school year.




Jazz Dance


Beginning/Intermediate Jazz Dance: Ages 9 - 12
with Colette Kenville
     Fridays, 5:30 - 6:15

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.


Beginning/Intermediate Ballet/Jazz: Ages 10 - 11
with Colette Kenville
     Fridays, 6:15- 7:15 p.m.

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


Intermediate/Advanced Jazz Dance: High School & Adult
with Victoria Gilbert
     Tuesdays, 7:30 - 8:15 p.m.

A fast paced class for dancers with previous experience.



Latin and Salsa
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.


Continuing Salsa
Thursdays, 5-week mini session, 8:15-9:15 p.m.
Class dates: Jan. 21 - Feb. 25 (no Feb. 11)

Note: If majority of class cannot attend Feb. 18, a make-up class will be added.

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.


Private lessons are ongoing and available at your convenience.




Lyrical
with Sarah Tsung

Beginning Lyrical
     Thursdays: 6:15 - 7:15 p.m.

Intermediate Lyrical
     Thursdays: 7:15 - 8:15 p.m.


A class focused on expanding lyrical artistry and strengthening technical elements through development of fluidity and exercises in choreography!




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


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
Saturdays, 5-week mini session, Jan. 23 - Feb. 20, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

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
Saturdays, 5-week mini session, Jan. 23 - Feb. 20, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

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 - 6 with Victoria Gilbert
     Tuesdays, 5:00 - 5:45 p.m.

Beginning Ballet & Tap: Ages 7 - 9 with Colette Kenville
     Fridays, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

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


Intermediate Tap: Ages 8 - 12 with Victoria Gilbert
     Tuesdays, 5:45 - 6:30 p.m.

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
     Tuesdays, 8:15 - 9:15 p.m.

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.