CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

CLASS DESCRIPTION: Classes during COVID will be taught as not to exert cardio and will pace in a creative innovative social distance way

PLEASE SCROLL ENTIRE PAGE TO SEE DESCRIPTIONS FOR ALL GENRES OF DANCE AT HWSD for our ANNUAL Ten Month School Year Season September 2020-to- June 2021

SUMMER WORKSHOPS & CLASSES Begin July thru mid August

ALL STUDENTS & INSTRUCTORS WILL WEAR MASKS AT THIS TIME

CREATIVE MOVEMENT/DANCE: Age 3 to Pre-K: This program combines creative dance, Ballet skills, Theater and Pantomime, Musicality, Gross and Fine Motor skills.  It is full of Fun and Creativity. All students must be fully potty trained NO Diapers: No recital: * Family Viewing Days cannot be offered throughout the year. CM Students will participate in our Recital Performance June 2021

*Some levels/grades listed may be combined due to enrollment during COVID times.

BALLET I: Kindergarten & Grade III: Basic Ballet skills, barre, center and across floor, terminology, core work, dance etiquette and creative dance application

DESCRIPTION OF OUR BALLET SERIES: Ballet II thru to Advance: Formal core technique including barre, center, petite and grande allegro and combinations.  Development of grace, artistry and performance are included. Technique progression with each level.

BALLET I/ II: Grades 1 & 2

BALLET III/IV: Grade 3 – 6+ Multilevel & New students

BALLET V: Grade 5 & Older

Intermediate Ballet: Incoming Pre Pointe / P.A.S.S. Students evaluated in Spring 2021: Will also take required P.A.S.S. ProgramClass and Ballet 2x per week

INT. ADV. BALLET: Students who HAVE COMPLETED the PREPOINTE/P.A.S.S. Program are required to take Ballet 2x per week and other Instructor approved students not in Pointe. All required to begin in September

ADVANCE BALLET: Instructor approved students who take Ballet 2x per week and students enrolled in the Pointe Program: All required to start in September

ADVANCE STUDENTS CURRENTLY ON POINTE: 2 Pointe Classes per week required



The MANDATORY Summer Requirements:for all incoming PRE POINTE/P.A.S.S. students: Minimum of 4 Ballet classes. Current Advance Ballet students: Minimum of 4 Ballet classes. Current POINTE Students: minimum of 4 Pointe classes.

In the future, summer 2021, it is essential to maintain strength that has developed thru the school year. This requirement must be fulfilled during summer only in order to continue as it is a safety issue to maintain strength for the rigors of the ballet/pointe program. Our Summer Class Card program from July to August allows for ample time and classes to fulfill this requirement.

As in every year, the HWSD ten month school year program, attendance is paramount to pursue and progress in all classes.  Each year our overall HWSD schedule is subject to change according to many things: There are many variables and hours of planning to create a schedule that works across the board as well the availability of our instructors. We realize it can be difficult to pick and choose activities.  We would love nothing more than to have our students remain in our growing programs.  Attendance as I mentioned is necessary and fair to all to progress, be safe, to develop technique as an ensemble and class.  Our attendance Policies are listed on our POLICIES PAGE

Please note: When purchasing any new Pointe shoes, please have them looked at by Ms. Carol or Ms. Katy prior to sewing any ribbons or putting names inside the shoes.  Ms. Carol and Ms. Katy will notify individual students should they feel any pointe shoes need replacing.  NEW students in our Prepointe program will be notified when the time comes about any information regarding shoes.

JAZZ: Grade 3-12: Classic Jazz technique with elements of Contemporary: Lyrical: Hip Hop: Broadway and Ailey influences. The Multilevel class offered welcomes new students

MODERN: Grade 3-12: Classes include warm-up, stretch, alignment, Modern dance elements from Limon, Humphrey and Graham techniques. The Multilevel class offered welcomes new students

TAP: Beg. – Int./Adv. Classes offered for Grades 3-12: Classic Tap technique and combinations.

ALLEGRO DANCE ENSEMBLE: *SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID 19 from Sept to Dec. OPEN TO ALL ADVANCE STUDENTS ONLY in Ballet: Pointe: Jazz and Modern: HWSD in house resident Company that performs for Schools: Libraries: Museums: Community Events: Fundraisers: Charities and More: See Registration Page for Participation

NON RECITAL PROGRAMS and CLASSES: SEE BELOW HERE FOR DESCRIPTIONS: Names will be taken for Interest: Minimum of 4 students to run. Classes will renew with interest.

CHILDREN’S BROADWAY FUN, CREATIVE DANCE & IMPROV: Diverse Class offering expressive creative dance and movement with exploring imagination: music: storytelling; pantomime: group dynamics, Broadway fun and more. No experience necessary. Grade 1 thru Middle School. Runs for 6 weeks: $100: No Recital: Student Showcase:

ADULT BALLET CLASS : ALL ADULTS: 16+: College students: Alum, Home School studentss: Open level class with core technique including barre, center, petite and grande allegro and combinations. Some dance/movement experience recommended, but not required. 6 class card good for 8 weeks from date of purchase $100. $20 Drop In:


MOVE GROOVE FITNESS & STRETCH: ALL ADULTS: 16+: College students: Alum, Home Schoolers: This class will be modified due to COVID to not reach exertion and be comfortable to breath in a mask. BRING WATER BOTTLES. Great workout offering a stretch warm-up, use of hand weights, easy to do cardio dance patterns using a variety of music from Funk, Swing, Country, Soul, R&B, Salsa, Disco and more.  No experience necessary: 10 Class Card $100 good for any Cardio Groove Class : good for 12 weeks from date of purchase: Please bring an exercise mat to class for floor work. Drop In $15: Start time THURSDAYS 9:00-10:00:

ADAPTIVE DANCE Ages 4-10: 6 wks. $145
Class is based on Creative Movement and Modern Dance styles that are tailored to meet the specific needs and abilities of students. Students develop self-esteem and confidence through the process of learning dance movement that promotes strength, balance, coordination and flexibility. Opportunities for self expression through improvisation and creating group choreography are included to promote social connections among the dancers. Taught by experienced instructors with PT and Autism Behavioral Experience. See Faculty page


PRIVATES: SEMI PRIVATES: SPECIALTY EVENT DANCES for weddings and more: AUDITION PREP: BALLROOM: (see under PARTIES) Available upon request. [email protected] (BIRTHDAY PARTIES on hold until further notice)