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.

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Summer 2020 Dance Levels & Attire

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.