Dance Classes

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To register for classes, complete the registration page and email to dawn@theperformingartsacademy.com

Dance Class Descriptions

Creative Movement will be a fun time for little ones to stretch, wiggle and dance!  The basics of ballet and contemporary dance will be taught along with some fun dance games and the use of props.  We will explore the space while learning vocabulary and new ways to express yourself!  Comfortable clothing, leotard, tights, skirt or a tutu is fine for this class! Ballet shoes are suggested but bare feet are fine.  Hair up and out of the face is best for young dancers.

Ballet is one of the oldest and most beautiful forms of dance.  The ability to be flexible and strong while being graceful and balanced is a great skill to learn.  There is a whole new language to learn through ballet and in this class we will focus on proper technique and how to move like a ballet dancer.  Leotard, tights and ballet shoes should be worn for this class.  Boys should have a fitted t-shirt, ballet shoes and boys dance tights. Hair should be in a bun for girls and up and out of the face.

Get ready to learn some Jazz and Modern dance in this class!  We will start by stretching and strengthening those muscles then start to move.  Jazz is fun, energetic, theatrical and upbeat while Modern is grounded, abstract, unique and expressive.  Learning both of these dance techniques can be very beneficial to young kids.  Through combinations and improvisation the students will have a chance to learn new terminology, get exercise and build confidence through dance!  Comfortable, fitted clothing is fine for this class with hair up and out of the face.  Jazz shoes should be worn for jazz and bare feet are perfect for modern dance!

*Ballet & Contemporary Combination classes will rotate styles each week.  Dancers can dress accordingly each class.  The first class of each session will be Contemporary Dance.

Tap Dance was invented on the sidewalks, studios and theaters of the USA and is known as the truly American dance form.  Tap has both a visual and aural dimension.  Students learn how to craft rhythm and carry that rhythm with coordinated movements which train and strengthen the whole body.  Tap dance develops the musical ear and improves the ability of students to concentrate upon, hear, retain and reproduce both musical and language patterns both in and out of dance class.  All students will be introduced to classic tap technique and combinations in a lively, encouraging atmosphere.  Some of our younger dancers will use basic percussion instruments (i.e. shakers, rhythm sticks and other props) for “rhythm work;” which is a playful, expressive time of inventing and playing rhythm games. Tap dance is body friendly and can be learned quickly by adults of all ages. Comfortable, fitted dance clothing of any kind is fine for all tap classes with hair up and out of the face. Tap shoes are required for class.  Dancers may wear whatever style they are comfortable with, though we request black shoes for performance opportunities that may arise.

Have you danced for years?  Have you always wanted to take a dance class but never have?  Both are welcome here!  All teachers have new ways to teach dance.  Come try my class to review or try something new!  Each week we will learn a different form of dance and rotate through the session.  Ballet, Modern, Jazz and Line Dancing will be taught.  Ballet is beautiful but challenging, Modern is relaxing and expressive, Jazz is quick and fun, and Line Dancing is a great work out and a chance to learn choreography!  All great ways to move, laugh, work up a sweat and have an hour for YOU!  Hope to see you there!  Comfortable clothing can be worn for all styles of dance for this class.  Ballet or Jazz shoes are great for these styles while bare feet or tennis shoes work well for Modern and Line Dancing.

Need to stretch and relax but also tighten up those abs and work your muscles?  This is the class for you!  A half an hour to stretch and release all of the tension followed by a half an hour to get your blood flowing and strengthen your body.  We will always end with a nice cool down and stretch to finish up!  A great way to get in a workout without going to the gym!  Comfortable clothing and tennis shoes or bare feet will work for this class.

Come and have some fun!  A chance to get a workout and learn some choreography!  Line dancing is very repetitive which is a great way for you to have time to pick up the movement.  No pressure here….if you don’t get it, that’s ok!  Just keep moving and leave all your stress at the door.  An hour to just focus on your body, the music and a time to ENJOY dancing!  Tennis shoes and comfortable clothing are perfect for this class.  If a pair of boots and hat inspire you…..wear them!!  Can’t wait to see you there!

Dance Schedule

The Performing Arts Academy is registering for Fall Dance Classes
with instructors, Rosanne Mork,  and Mara Andriacco.
 

Session 2 (14 Weeks) begins January 7th to April 13th
Performance is April 13th

Summer Session (10 Weeks) begins May 13 to August 10th
Performance is August 10th
*fee includes dance performance costume

MONDAY  

Tap Classes Taught by Rosanne Mork
Ballet, Contemporary, Length, and Strength Classes Taught by
 Mara Andriacco

Ages 5-7| 5:00 – 5:30
Tap | Fee: $115

Ages 5-7 | 5:30pm – 6:10pm
Ballet & Contemporary | Fee: $157

Ages 8-11 | 6:10pm  – 7:00pm
Ballet & Contemporary | Fee: $157

Ages 12-18 | 7:00 – 8:00
Ballet & Contemporary | Fee: $ 185

Teen-Adult | 8:00pm – 8:45pm
Length & Strength | Fee: $5 per class attended

TUESDAY
All Classes Taught by Mara Andriacco

Adult | 7:45 – 8:45
Ballet & Contemporary Dance | Fee: $5 per class attended

WEDNESDAY
Creative Movement Taught by Mara Andriacco
Tap Taught by Rosanne Mork

Parent/Toddler | 5:00 – 5:30
Creative Movement | Fee: $5 per class attended

Ages 3-4 | 5:30 – 6:00
Creative Movement | Fee: $115

Ages 3-4 | 6:00 – 6:30
Tap | Fee: $115

Ages 8-11 | 6:30 – 7:15
Tap | Fee: $157

Ages 12 -18 | 7:15 – 8:00
Tap | Fee: $157

Adult | 8:00 – 8:45
Tap | Fee: $5 per class attended

THURSDAY                                                                                                                                                                     
Line Dancing Taught by Mara Andriacco
                                                                           

Teen-Adult | 7:45 – 8:45
Line Dancing | Fee: $5 per class attended