Dance

Boys & girls, 3-18 years, will learn to dance through music, rhythm, and creative movements!  Dance Coordinator, Sarah Chapleau, and her staff, teach classes designed for all skill levels in Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop/Jazz, Hip Hop Poms and Lyrical. The dance program is offered from September through May, in addition to a summer dance program.

The dance programs culminate with an annual dance recital in the spring, and at the end of the summer session. Sarah’s class structure is built on a regimen of natural skill progression. Once a student has mastered the beginning courses, he or she can move up to intermediate and advanced classes.

 

May 2020 Online Dance Classes

Online Dance Class Instructions

Creative Movement (Online-Zoom) Ages: 4-6

Dancers will jump and jive to upbeat music while learning foundational dance steps in this online creative movement workshop.  An internet connection must be available to participate in class. The Zoom link and details will be emailed to you the day before the workshop. Please change the sign-in name on Zoom to your child’s name when logging them on for the class. Questions? Contact Julie Freels, Recreation Supervisor, at julief@vhparkdistrict.org.

Recommended dance attire: leotard or fitted t-shirt/stretch pants; ballet shoes if available.

Code Dates  Day     Time   Instructor Fee
462001-1 5/19 Tu  9:00-9:30 am Sarah Chapleau $4 REGISTER
462001-2   5/26  Tu   9:00-9:30 am Sarah Chapleau $4 REGISTER

 

 

Ballet (Online-Zoom) Ages: 7-12

In this online ballet class, dancers will explore ballet dance technique while learning ballet positions, terminology and theory. An internet connection must be available to participate in class. The Zoom link and details will be emailed to you the day before class. Please change the sign-in name on Zoom to your child’s name when logging them on for the class. Questions? Contact Julie Freels, Recreation Supervisor, at julief@vhparkdistrict.org.

Recommended dance attire: leotard, tights, ballet shoes, and hair tightly secured.  Male attire: fitted t-shirt, stretch pants, and ballet shoes.

Code   Dates  Day Time   Instructor Fee
462002-1  5/12-6/9 Tu 10:00 -10:35 am Sarah Chapleau    $18 REGISTER

                                                                                                           

 

 

Tap (Online-Zoom) Ages: 7-12

This online dance class is designed to introduce students to tap dance.  Dancers will learn basic tap moves while improving their flexibility, sense of rhythm and overall coordination.  An internet connection must be available to participate in class. The Zoom link and details will be emailed to you the day before class. Please change the sign-in name on Zoom to your child’s name when logging them on for the class. Questions? Contact Julie Freels, Recreation Supervisor, at julief@vhparkdistrict.org.

Recommended dance attire: leotard, tights, tap shoes, and hair tightly secured.  Male attire: fitted t-shirt, stretch pants, and tap shoes.

Code Dates  Days Time   Instructor Fee
462003-1 5/12-6/9 Tu 11:00-11:35 am Sarah Chapleau  $18 REGISTER

REGISTER for the 2019/2020 Dance Program

Summer 2020 Dance Levels & Attire

Register for the 2020 Summer Dance Program

Summer Dance 2020
The last class of the summer session is parent viewing day.

Pre Tap/Ballet 1 | 3-4 Years
This class is designed to introduce students to tap and ballet dance. Learning some basic tap and ballet skills will allow the students to experience each style of dance while improving their flexibility, sense of rhythm and overall coordination. Dance attire: Black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes, and hair tightly secured. Male attire: fitted white t-shirt, black stretch pants, black ballet shoes, and black tap shoes.

Pre Tap/Ballet 2 | 4 Years
This class is designed to introduce students to tap and ballet dance. Learning some basic tap and ballet skills will allow the students to experience each style of dance while improving their flexibility, sense of rhythm and overall coordination. Dance attire: Black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes, and hair tightly secured. Male attire: fitted white t-shirt, black stretch pants, black ballet shoes, and black tap shoes.

Tap/Ballet 1 | 5-6 Years
This class is designed to introduce students to tap and ballet dance. Learning some basic tap and ballet skills will allow the students to experience each style of dance while improving their flexibility, sense of rhythm and overall coordination. Dance attire: Black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes, and hair tightly secured. Male attire: fitted white t-shirt, black stretch pants, black ballet shoes, and black tap shoes.

Ballet 1/2 | 7-10 Years
Classical ballet is taught in this class. The student will learn terminology, barre work, center combinations and across the floor progressions. The technique and level of difficulty will increase with each level of ballet. Dance attire: Black leotard, light pink tights, pink ballet shoes, and hair tightly secured.  Male attire: fitted white t-shirt, black stretch pants, and black ballet shoes.

Lyrical | 10-13 Years
Lyrical is a style combining modern, jazz and ballet dance and is characterized by fluidity and grace. We use movement and music to express strong emotions throughout each piece. The classes also include stretches, leaps, turns and movement across the floor. Dance Attire: Black leotard and black tights or jazz pants, nude lyrical shoes, and hair tightly secured. Male attire: fitted white t-shirt, black stretch pants, and black lyrical shoes.

Hip Hop Poms | 7-10 Years
In hip hop/poms, students will learn the fundamentals and intermediate skills of Hip Hop dance, such as basic choreography and break dance movements; as well as have the freedom to develop their own style through freestyle movement. Dancers will learn proper technique in both styles. Dance attire: Comfortable clothes and clean soled shoes. No jeans or boots.

Payment Options & Recital Information

Special Dance Payment Policy
Participants enrolling for the full year of dance (September – May) have the following payment options:

  1. Pay in full
  2. Pay in thirds: 1/3 at registration, 1/3 on October 1, 1/3 on December 1. Auto-debit from a credit/debit card is required
    for this option.

Recital Information
The school year dance program will culminate with a dance recital in the spring. The cost of costumes and tickets are not included in the class fee. These items will need to be purchased for the recital. Dress rehearsal is mandatory in order to participate in the dance recital. The recital is optional. Your child can register for the class even if he or she decides not to participate in the recital.