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  • These classes are a progressive program of dance instruction. A dance revue will be held each April with costumes for any/all students in the youth dance program.  (Students in dance lessons do not have to participate in the dance revue.)

    DRESS CODE:
    • Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Broadway Bound–
    Girls: Leotard, tights, ballet and tap shoes
    Boys: T-shirt, black tights, shorts or jazz pants, ballet and tap shoes

    • Acrobatics & Tumbling–
    Leotard, unitard, or sweat pants and gym shoes

    • Locations:
    FDS = Betty Merkle Ford Dance Studio at Franciscan Rec Complex
    NCA = Noble Center Auditorium
    NCC = Noble Center Classroom

    REGISTRATION FOR FALL 2017 CLASSES BEGINS AUGUST 28.

    YOU MUST PREREGISTER FOR THESE PROGRAMS. CLICK ON A CLASS NAME BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION. 

    Broadway, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop Classes

    Broadway Bitsies – Dance and Tumbling for Tots: Ages 2-3

    Dance and tumbling class for our youngest Broadway stars!  Class covers basic tap, ballet, jazz and tumbling pre-skills to get students ready for formal dance and tumbling classes. Students will hop, jump, sway, sing and tumble with fun music and motions specific to the age and attention span of the young child! Students need dancewear: socks (not tights), ballet shoes and tap shoes. Fee-R/NR: $73/$85.50 *No classes held 10/31 or 11/23.

    Register here

    Broadway Bound I: Ages 3-5  

    Tap, ballet and jazz will be taught in this combination class learning basic steps to fun music. Fee-R/NR: $73/$85.50 *No classes held 10/27, 10/31 or 11/24.

    Register here.

    Musical Theatre Dance: Age 7-13

    Students will progress forward with their dance techniques while further exploring various dance styles used in Broadway shows! Fee-R/NR: $73/$85.50 *No classes held 10/27 or 11/24.

    Register here.

    Tap Dance: Age 5-13

    Tap styles from Broadway to Rhythm tap will be covered in this class with an empahsis on developing proper tap technique and clear tap sounds.  Fee-R/NR:  $73/$85.50 *No class held on 10/31.

    Register here.

    Jazz Dance: Age 5-13

    PLEASE NOTE:  THE DATES POSTED IN THE 2017 FALL PLAYBOOK ARE INCORRECT.  JAZZ DANCE CLASSES WILL BE HELD FROM SEPTEMBER 18 THROUGH NOVEMBER 22.

    This class will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality, and developing complex rhythms and patterns.   Fee-R/NR:  $73/$85.50 *No class held on 10/31.

    Register here.

    Street Jazz-Hip Hop: Ages 9-15

    This exciting new dance style can be seen on popular video productions. Used as a great body strengthening technique, dancers will learn the fundamentals of hip-hop. This course emphasizes movement, isolations, stretching, strengthening, and rhythms.Dancers participate in warm-ups and learn fun routines. Fee-R/NR: $73/$85.50 *No classes held on 10/27 or 11/24.

    Register here.

     

    Ballet Classes

    Introduction to Ballet: Ages 3-5

    Learn the fundamentals of dance such as rhythm, coordination and creative movement while you prepare for barre work. Fee-R/NR: $73/$85.50 *No classes held on 10/31 or 11/23.

    Register here.

    Classical Ballet I: Ages 6-15

    This introduction class begins with the fundamentals of dance such as rhythm, coordination, and creative movement. Dancers learn basic ballet terms, positions and barre work as well as simple combinations. Fee-R/NR: $73/$85.50 *No classes held on 10/27 or 11/24.

    Register here.

    Classical Ballet II: Ages 6-15

    Barre and centre floor work will be emphasized. Fee-R/NR: $73/$85.50 PREREQUISITE: CLASSICAL BALLET I OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR. *No class held on 11/23.

    Register here.

    Classical Ballet III: Ages 10-15

    Barre and centre floor work for advanced students. Fee-R/NR: $73/$85.50 PREREQUISITE: CLASSICAL BALLET II OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR. *No class held on 11/23.

    Register here.

    Acrobatic and Tumbling Classes

    Acrobatic & Tumbling – Beginner I: Ages 3-5; Ages 6-9

    Stretches and tumbling exercises for the beginner, including cartwheels, front and back rolls, headstands, etc. Children must remain seated at the mat during individual instruction time. Dress code: leotard, ballet or gym shoes. Long hair must be pulled back in bun or pony tail. Short hair should be out of face with a head band. This is a 30 minute class. Fee-R/NR:  $73/$85.50  *No class 11/26.

    Register here 

    Acrobatic & Tumbling – Beginner II: Ages 3-9

    Continuation of the skills learned, this class will focus on backbends, front and back limbers, round offs, etc. Dress code: girls-leotard, boys-tee shirt and shorts; everyone should wear ballet or gymnastic shoes. Long hair must be pulled back in bun or pony tail. Short hair should be out of face with a head band. Fee-R/NR: $73/$85.50 PREREQUISITE: BEGINNER I. *No class 11/26.

    Register here.

    Acrobatic & Tumbling – Intermediate/Advanced Ages 6-16

    For those who have some basics and are ready for backbends, front and back limbers, round offs, etc. Dress code: girls-leotard, Boys-tee shirt and shorts; everyone should wear ballet or gymnastic shoes. Long hair must be pulled back in bun or pony tail. Short hair should be out of face with a head band. Fee-R/NR: $73/$85.50  PREREQUISITE: BEGINNER I. *No class 11/26.

    Register here.

     

    Cheer and Dance Teams

    Explosion Teams: Ages 5-13

    Coach: Rachel Hayes

    Sparkler and Dynamite Teams are designed for beginner cheerleaders who wish to learn and perfect their skills in tumbling, stunting, cheers and pom-style dance. Students will have the opportunity to perform in the community. Please wear tennis shoes, shorts and a t-shirt. Long hair must be in a ponytail. Fee-R/NR: $73/$85.50 *No class held 11/23.

    Register here.

    Dance Team: Ages 8-13

    Coach: Rachel Hayes

    Explosion Dance Team is designed for dancers who wish to learn and perfect their skills in competitive group dance. Students will have the opportunity to perform in the community and compete (when available). Fee-R/NR: $73/$85.50 *No classes held 10/27 or 11/24.

    Register here.