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2020 SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMS
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JAZZ 2, for ages 11+
With Tom Masters

This class will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and patterns. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz such as Broadway, Matt Mattox, and Contemporary to help develop a well-rounded dancer. We’ll be dancing in the grass, so dancers will need jazz shoes or socks for this class.
Monday and Wednesday, 4-5:30PM June 29, July 1,6,8 at Chesterwood
4 Class session $60

DANCE EXPRESSIONS 2, for ages 11+
With Kristine Waterman

The primary goal of this class is to get students excited, motivated, and moving in new ways that empower, challenge and inspire them to reach their fullest potential. Incorporating a variety of genres, each class will involve general technique, alignment, and core strength training. Equal emphasis will be placed on students developing their individual talents while advancing skills associated with creating and working as a community. Through improvisation and dance making exercises students will work together to create original movement and choreography that fully expresses each dancer’s inner voice and identity.
Monday and Wednesday, 4-5:30PM July 13,15,20,22 at Chesterwood
4 class session- $60

MODERN, for ages 10+
With Bettina Montano

Be prepared to MOVE! In this class students will explore and develop the fundamentals of dance technique through the study of traditional modern dance principles. Through center practice, traveling exercises, phrase-work, improvisation and dance making, students will establish a strong sense of alignment, rhythmic and musical versatility and freedom of expression through movement. What to wear: Leotard, leggings and bare feet!
Thursday, 4:00-5:15PM, July 2,9,16 at Chesterwood
3 Class session- $45

BALLET 2, for ages 11+
On ZOOM
With Fiona Scruggs

This class is for students with previous ballet training including an understanding of basic ballet vocabulary. Students will build on that vocabulary and refine alignment through dynamic barre work which builds strength, stamina and versatility. Emphasis is placed on whole body movement, breathing, and musicality.
Tuesday, 4-5:30PM, June 30-July 21
$60

PROGRESSING BALLET TECHNIQUE, for intermediate/advanced level dancers ages 14+
On ZOOM
With Micheline Weiler

The Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) is an innovative body-conditioning and strengthening program, developed specifically to accelerate the technique of dancers, when used alongside ballet training. One of the important elements used in the PBT method is muscle memory, which helps to improve students’ understanding of core stability, weight placement, and alignment. The exercises are built around the concept of removing the floor and setting up the proprioception in the mind and body, ready for the classroom, with the use of a variety of exercise balls and resistance bands. Each exercise correlates directly with the development of the dancers’ technical ability, for their implementation into the ballet curriculum. Additional equipment is required for this program. Visit https://pbt.dance/home/equipment and purchase the first three items listed (exercise ball, fusion ball, resistance band.)
Friday, 4:00-5:30, June 26-July 24
5 Class session – $75

BROADWAY JAZZ, for intermediate/advanced level dancers ages 13+
With Tom Masters

This high-energy class will prepare any dancer for the bright lights of Broadway! Relying heavily on a knowledge of ballet and jazz, this class will place a high focus on musical interpretation as you learn actual Broadway choreography.
Thursdays, 5:30-7PM, June 25-July 16, at The Mount
4 Class session – $60

DANCE EXPRESSIONS 1 (7-9yr)
With Kristine Waterman

A playful approach to traditional technique, improvisation, shape and rhythm, music and story, and balance and flow, this class is an ideal introduction to dance. Dancing outdoors will be our inspiration allowing the natural beauty of our environment to inspire dance making as we explore a new way of being together and connecting.
Mondays, July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2:30-3:30pm, at Chesterwood
4 Class session – $60

BEGINNER TAP OUTDOOR (7-9yr)
With Kristine Waterman

This class is an introduction to the basic tap fundamentals, terminology and practice. We will focus on developing coordination, rhythmic skills and proper tap technique. Students will explore new ways to create rhythmic patterns and choreography as we embark on this new adventure — tapping outdoors!
Tuesdays, July 7, 14, 21, 28 – 4:30-5:30pm, Outdoors at Pulse
4 Class session – $60

CREATIVE DANCE ON ZOOM (4-6yr)
With Kristine Waterman

In this class, dance is inspired in a nurturing, fun and creative environment. Children will engage in rhythm exercises, dance games, movement sequences and improvisational exercises all while being introduced to the primary principles of dance technique. This virtual Creative Dance/Pre-Ballet curriculum also emphasizes learning to connect and interact successfully with others while on a video platform. Summer creative movement will get students movin’ and groovin’!
Tuesdays, July 7, 14, 21, 28 – 9-10AM, on Zoom
4 Class session – $60