2018-19 Young Dance Programming

YOUNG DANCE CLASSES

Classes run September through May. Young Dance has an open enrollment policy.

Young Dance offers modern dance, ballet, diverse dance forms: West African, Afro-Brazilian, contemporary Indian Dance, street dance, all abilities dancing for indiviudals with and without disibilities, and choreography, for any BODY. Students of all levels and backgrounds enjoy our collaborative and creative approach to dance! Young Dance is committed to making dance accessible to all interested participants. 
 
Our academic year programming runs September 6, 2018 through May 17, 2019. All of our classes are taught by professional artists and dance educators with post secondary degree education. Three performances are scehduled during the academic school year for classes to participate in. These are the Fall Round Up, Pasta Promenade, and Spring Round Up. These performances showcase what the students have been working on in their classes. 
 
*Dance Together participants will have an in-class celebration scheduled the last day of each session. Dance Together classes are scheduled for 3 shorter sessions throughout the academic school year. Session dates listed under Dance Together heading.
 

CLASS CALENDAR:

  • Classes begin Thursday September 6, 2018
  • Fall Break: Classes will not be held Thursday Oct. 18 - Saturday Oct. 20, 2018 
  • Annual Pasta Promenade FRIEND-raising dinner and student performances, Saturday Oct. 27th
  • Wednesday October 31, Boys Get Movin' and World Dance will not be held
  • Thanksgiving Holiday: Classes will not be held Monday Nov. 19- Saturday Nov. 24, 2018
  • Fall Round Up! and Potluck, Saturday December 15, 2:00p.m. Location: TBA
  • Holiday Break: Monday December 17- Friday January 4, 2019
  • Winter Break: No classes held Saturday February 16- 18th
  • Spring Break: Classes will not be held Saturday March 30 - Friday April 5, 2019
  • Spring Round UP! Saturday May 18, 11:00 a.m. Location: TBA
 

 

REGISTRATION

Step One: View LIST OF CLASSES AND SCHEDULE

Step Two: Complete the REGISTRATION FORM

Step Three: TUITION AND PAYMENT INFORMATION

 


PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES LISTED BY AGE:

1-3 years: Dance Together
3-5 years: Creative Movement One
5-7 years: Creative Movement Two
7-9 years: Modern Level One, Ballet, Boys Get Movin', All Abilities Dancing One, Choreography, Company
9-11 years: Modern Level Two, Ballet, Boys Get Movin', World Dance, All Abilities Dancing One, Choreography, Company
11-14 years: Modern Level Three, Contemporary Technique Studies, World Dance, All Abilities Dancing Two, Choreography, Company
14- 18 years: Modern Level Four, Contemporary Technique Studies, World Dance, All Abilities Dancing Two, Choreography, Company
18 and older: All Abilities Level Two
 

CLASS SCHEDULE

Dance Together


Ages: 1-3 with caregiver (crawlers and walkers welcome)
Children and their caregivers discover the joys of movement through movement games, stories, and songs. More Information
 
Session I: Friday September 7- Friday December 14
Session II: Wednesday January 9- Friday May 17
 
Wednesday 5:15-6:00 p.m.
Location: Center for Performing Arts, Sunroom
 
Friday 10:15-11:00 a.m.
Location: Center for Performing Arts Sunroom

Dance Together: Saturday Morning - Taught by Young Dance faculty through Golden Valley Parks and Rec. 

Saturday 9:00-9:45 a.m. (9/22-12/8)

Creative Movement I


Ages: 3-5 (Pre-K)
Exploration, improvisation, and expression through movement. Children develop large and fine motor skills, as well as coordination, rhythm, teamwork, and listening skills. More Information
 
Tuesday 4:30-5:15 p.m.
Location: Center for Performing ArtsSunroom
 
Monday 4:30-5:15 p.m.- This section is closed. Contact Young Dance to be placed on a waitlist. 
Location: Center for Performing ArtsSunroom
 
Saturday 9:30-10:15 a.m. - This section is closed. Contact Young Dance to be placed on a waitlist. 

 

Creative Movement II


Ages: 5-7 (K-1)
Exploration of dance language through improvisation and creative movement games, students are exposed to class structure, complex routines, and acquire a deeper understanding of the dance concepts Space, Time, Body, Effort, Movement, and Form. More Information
 
Monday 5:15-6:00 p.m.
Location: Center for Performing ArtsSunroom
 
Saturday 10:15-11:00 a.m.

 

 

Boys Get Movin'


Ages: 7-10
This exciting full-bodied movement class just for boys explores a roller coaster ride of movement fun! Come swing, roll, jump, express, create, and sweat while learning the freedom and enjoyment of dance. More Information
 
Wednesday 5:15-6:15 p.m.
Location: Center for Performing Arts, Chapel Room

 

Modern Level One


Ages: 7-9 (grades 2-3)
Introduction to modern Dance, through improvisation and technique. Explores concepts of Space, Time, Body, Effort, Movement, and Form. Students develop listening skills, problem solving skills, perception and evaluation skills, and teamwork through large and small group activities. More Information
REGISTRATION AND TUITION (Level One is offered at 2 times)
 
Monday 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Location: Center for Performing Arts, Chapel Room

 
Tuesday 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Location: Center for Performing Arts, Chapel Room
 

Modern Level Two


Ages: 9-11 (grades 4-5)
Modern dance learning through technique, improvisation, and choreography. More Information
 
Tuesday 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Location: Center for Performing Arts, Chapel Room

Modern Level Three


Ages: 11-14 (grades 6-8)
Explores modern dance concepts of Space, Time, Body, Effort, Movement, and Form, but with a strong emphasis on working together. Developing teamwork and collaborative skills. More Information
 
Tuesday 5:15-7:15 p.m.
Location: Center for Performing Arts, Sunroom

Modern Level Four


Ages: 14-18 (grades 9-12)
Modern dance concepts of Space, Time, Body, Effort, Movement, and Form with technical rigor and deep creativity. Confidence and self-awareness are key themes, along with empathy, embodiment, and energetic expression. This class explores elements of teamwork and leadership with an emphasis on exploring the self and articulating self-expression. More Information
 
Thursday 6:30-8:30 p.m.

 
 
 

Contemporary Technique Studies


Ages: 11-18
This class focuses on the comprehensive instruction of Contemporary Ballet and Modern Dance technique: Alignment, Momentum, Shape, and Breath. An in-depth exploration of floor work and locomotive phrases will be explored, as well as, technique and skill building. More Information

 
Saturday 10:00-11:00 a.m.

All Abilities Dancing One


Ages: 7-11
Creative Dance for youth living with and without disabilities. This class will focus on positive body awareness, creativity, teamwork, motor coordination, and personal expression.
 
Saturday 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Location: Center for Performing Arts, Sunroom 


 

All Abilities Dancing Two


Ages: 11 and Older
Participants develop skills of improvisation, partnering, and choreography with an emphasis on communication, collaboration, and performance. 
 
Thursday 5:00-6:30 p.m.

 

Ballet (from a body-positive, somatic perspective)


Ages: 7-11
Basic ballet skills, terminology, rhythm, and coordination will be taught with an emphasis on body-positive awareness to skill building, flexibility and coordination. Students will be introduced to spatial awareness, musicality, steps, and alignment particular to performing ballet technique.
 
Monday 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Location: Center for Performing Arts, Chapel Room


World Dance


Ages: 9-18
Instruction in West African, Afro-Brazilian, Contemporary Indian Dance, and Street Dance Forms: Hip-Hop, and Voguing (European styles). The class will rotate instruction and be taught by guest faculty from Duniya Drum & Dance, Contempo Physical Dance, Ananya Dance Theater, and Scott Stafford. 
 
Wednesday 6:15-7:15 p.m.
Location: Center for Performing Arts, Chapel Room

Choreography


Ages: 7-18
This class will introduce students to both the exploration of the choreographic process and the basic tools used in choreography. Students will learn dance-making through improvisation, activities, and discussion.
Saturday 1:45-2:45 p.m.