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Ages 11-12

BDA 20212022 Programming and Registratio

Annual Class

Ballet

Focuses on developing balance, correct muscle use and alignment, flexibility, expression and musicality. Students will learn classical ballet terminology through barre work, adage, and allegro. Ballet is the foundation for all other  styles. Royal Academy of Dance exams offered for select ages.

 

* Pre-Pointe & Pointe by teacher recommendation only.  

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Annual Class

Jazz

A high energy class that focuses on developing flexibility, strength, and technique. Classes will include a warm up, set exercises, and various choreographed progressions. Multiple styles of jazz, including hip hop and lyrical, will be introduced in some classes. CDTA exams offered for select ages. 

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Annual Class

Tap

A fast moving class that focuses on developing rhythm, coordination, and musicality. Classes will included progressions and swing exercises, as well as increase ankle, knee, and hip flexibility and strength. CDTA exams offered for select ages. 

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Annual Class

Contemporary

Contemporary dance borrows from jazz, ballet, funk, social dance styles, and many modern dance styles of the 20th century. Contemporary dance encourages natural, spontaneous movement and personal interpretation. It focuses on self-expression, awareness of space, body movement, use of body weight, efficiency of muscle use, and safe body alignment. 

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Annual Class

Modern

Classes will incorporate elements of Limon and Graham techniques. The technique focuses on contraction, release, fall, and suspension. Dancers will learn choreographic and improvisational techniques, and proper posture, as well as increase coordination, flexibility, and strength. CDTA exams offered for select ages. 

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Annual Class

Musical Theatre

Created for the excitement of performing. A combination of singing, dancing, and acting for the young performer. Classes will include movement & vocal exercises, scene work, and character development. Puppetry and improvisation will be introduced in older classes. 

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Annual Class

Hip Hop

Features warm up and routines, focusing on the latest funky moves. Dancers will learn correct Hip Hop posture, will increase their fitness level, as well as increase coordination, agility, and strength. Breaking, popping, and locking will be introduced in older classes.  

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Annual Class

Strength & Pre-Pointe

A strengthening class combined with our pre-pointe class. Dancers interested in dancing on pointe in the future should attend our strengthening class, however those in Pre-Pointe are there by recommendation only. 

For full class listings and registration information, please read our 2021/2022 Programming Guide.