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 technique, ballet, improvisation, world dance, and choreographic skills 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. During the academic school year we schedule two informal showings, fall and spring, to celebrate what participants have been learning in the 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, Date TBA
  • 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

 

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.
 
Friday 10:15-11:00 a.m.

Dance Together - Spring Session Only

Saturday 10:00-10:45 a.m. (Session dates:)
Location: TBA

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
 
Monday 4:30-5:15 p.m.
 
Tuesday 4:30-5:15 p.m.
 
Saturday 9:30-10:15 a.m.

 

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.
 
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.

 

Level One Modern Dance


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.

 
Tuesday 5:00-6:00 p.m.
 

Level Two Modern Dance


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

Level Three Modern Dance


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.

Level Four Modern Dance


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 Level One


Ages: 7-11
Creative Dance for youth living with and without mobility impairments. This class will focus on positive body awaress, creativity, teamwork, motor coordination and personal expression.
 
Saturday 12:00-1:00 p.m.


 

All Abilities Level Two


Ages: 11 and Older
Through partnering skills this class will emphasize 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.


World Dance


Ages: 9-18
Instruction to West African, Afro/Brazilian, and Indian American Dance. (Taught by Guest Faculty)
 
Wednesday 6:15-7:15 p.m.

Choreography


Ages: 8-18
This class will introduce students to both the exploration of the choreographic process and the basic tools used in choreography. Students will learn through improvisations, creation activities, and discussions tools to make a dance. Students will have an opportunity to present their dance works in the final school or company performance.
Saturday 1:45-2:45 p.m.