CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

CLASS DESCRIPTION: Classes 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 2020 – 2021 Ten Month School Year Season

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 offered throughout the year.

*Some levels/grades listed may be combined

BALLET I: Kindergarten & Grade I: 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 II: Grade 2

BALLET III/IV: Grade 3 – 8+ Multilevel & New students

BALLET V: Grade 5

TEEN BALLET: Students in Grade 6 – 12 who enjoy the study of Ballet who are not in the Pointe Program and/or take Ballet 1x per week   (experience necessary)

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

ADVANCE I/II BALLET: Instructor approved students who take Ballet 2x per week and students enrolled in the Pointe Program: required to start in September 2020

POINTE PROGRAM: important NEW updates for 2020-2021 year: ALL PRE POINTE STUDENTS: ADVANCE BALLET STUDENTS and CURRENT POINTE STUDENTS are REQUIRED TO START IN SEPTEMBER 2020:

WE HOPE THOSE STUDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY ON POINTE ARE WORKING WITH THE VIDEOS PROVIDED ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL.

The MANDATORY Summer Requirements have been suspended due to COVID 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. For summer 2020 we welcome anyone who is comfortable returning.

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, in the 2020-2021 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

ADVANCE BALLET: 2 Ballet Classes per week required

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

In the upcoming 2020-2021 school year the Advance classes listed on our NEW schedule coming out this June will be the ONLY classes in 2020-2021 program in Ballet and Pointe for the level of your student. 

ADVANCE BALLET may use the incoming Prepointe Ballet class or Teen ballet class as a makeup for reasons listed in our policies.  It may not be a substitute or in place of to attend for any length of time.

Prepointe/P.A.S.S. Ballet Students may use Ballet V and or Teen Ballet as a makeup for reasons listed in our policies. It may not be a substitute or in place of.

POINTE:* there are only the two required Adv. Pointe classes available for 2020-2021, therefore there are NO available classes to be used for makeups. There will be 3 makeup dates provided by HWSD at no extra fee in October to Feb.  (TBA) for anyone who is absent due to illness/injury or mandatory graded/school commitment or mandatory family obligation.  If unable to attend those designated dates, the only way to makeup Pointe for these reasons in our policies is a private to be arranged with instructor availability for a fee.  Extended/ Multiple PRIVATES may NOT be arranged to replace attending ensemble classes. All makeups for any class must be done by Feb.15.

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: Names will be taken for Interest: Minimum of 4 students to run. These classes will begin in October and run until winter break. 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 8 weeks: $125: No Recital: Student Showcase: October start.

ADULT BALLET CLASS : ALL ADULTS: 16+: College students: Alum, Home Schoolers: 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: Start time October


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 October

ADAPTIVE DANCE Ages 4-10: 6 wks. $145 START TIME: OCTOBER
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. Each program session will conclude with an informal showing of student work, which will be presented in the studio for family and friends. Taught by experienced instructors with PT and Autism Behavioral Experience.


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 2021)