CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

CLASS DESCRIPTION:

PLEASE SCROLL ENTIRE PAGE TO SEE DESCRIPTIONS FOR ALL GENRES OF DANCE AT HWSD for our ANNUAL Ten Month School Year Season September 2021-to- June 2022: NEW SCHEDULE will be online by June 1.

SUMMER WORKSHOPS & CLASSES Begin July thru mid August : See SUMMER PAGE

SEE POLICIES PAGE FOR ALL HEALTH REGULATIONS

PLEASE SEE OUR POLICIES PAGE REGARDING SCHOOL/CLASS REQUIREMENTS: PLEASE DO NOT DOUBLE BOOK YOUR STUDENT WITH OTHER ACTIVITIES DURING HWSD CLASS TIME: THANK YOU

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. No parental viewing during class time. All students must be fully potty trained NO Diapers: * Family Viewing Days offered throughout the ten month dance season. (viewing days still temporarily suspended due to covid)

BALLET/ JAZZ Combo Class: Kindergarten thru Grade 2: We believe Ballet is a great introduction to the foundation of dance. Students explore movement through the grace and technique of ballet to develop core, strength and focus in learning ballet skills, barre, center and across floor, terminology, core work and dance etiquette. Jazz Fundamentals with basic technique and application of varied genres on Jazz: see Jazz description below. Students will have both Ballet Slippers and Tan Slip On Jazz shoes for class

DESCRIPTION OF OUR BALLET SERIES FOR BALLET for Grade 3 up to ADVANCED BALLET: Formal core technique including barre, center floor, petite and grande allegro and dance combinations.  Development of grace, artistry and performance are included. Both Vocabulary and Technique skills will progress with each level.

BALLET Grade 3 – 6+ Multilevel & New students

INTERMEDIATE BALLET: Grades 5-9: Students who have Ballet experience but not in pre pointe program may take class. This class is also for Incoming Pre Pointe / P.A.S.S. Students evaluated in Spring 2021 who will also be required to take the P.A.S.S. Program Class and Int. Ballet 2x per week.

P.A.S.S. CLASS: Placement: Alignment: Stretch: Strengthening Class: For all incoming Pre Pointe Students. This strengthening class must be taken prior to moving on to our POINTE PROGRAM. All Dance students are welcome to enroll in this class.

INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED BALLET: Grades 5-9: *Instructor approved students with ballet experience not in Pointe program may also take class. Students who HAVE COMPLETED the PRE POINTE/P.A.S.S. Program are required to take Ballet 2x per week 2 half hour Pointe I classes per week. Other Do not purchase Pointe shoes until notified by instructor.

POINTE I: Students who have completed our P.A.S.S. Class move onto to this class and will be notified when to purchase shoes: Pointe I students do not perform in the annual recital.

ADVANCED BALLET: Students will take Ballet 2x per week and students enrolled in the Advanced Pointe Program: Instructor approved students new to HWSD. All required to start in September

POINTE II/III Classes: ADVANCED BALLET STUDENTS CURRENTLY ON POINTE: 2 Pointe III Classes per week required

JAZZ: Grade 3-12: Jazz dance incorporates up and down beats, syncopated rhythms, isolated body movements. Jazz dance can be often considered & described as dramatic, storytelling, theatrical movements. In exploring Jazz throughout our dance season, our classes offer varied facets of jazz dance with elements of slower paced Contemporary & Lyrical movement: Hip Hop: Broadway/Musical Theater and Ailey influences.

MODERN CONTEMPORARY: Grade 3-12: Classes include warm-up, stretch, alignment, Modern dance elements developing core technique, balance, strength and creative moving through space with dimension, fall, release and recovery and improvisational techniques. Influences of Tharp movement may be incorporated.

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

THE MANDATORY SUMMER REQUIREMENTS FOR BALLET STUDENTS & STUDENTS WHO HAVE ALREADY BEEN CURRENTLY ON POINTE. 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. Of course these students are welcome to take their other genres during summer: Spaces in all summer classes must be reserved by Day/Date

All incoming Intermediate Ballet PRE POINTE/P.A.S.S. students: Minimum of 4 Ballet classes. Students are welcome to take varied genre classes.

Intermediate Advanced Ballet Students and Advanced Ballet Students: Minimum of 4 Ballet classes. Students are welcome to take as many varied genre classes as well.

POINTE Students who have already been on POINTE: Minimum of 4 Pointe classes.

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: New students who will be in Pointe I class in Sept. will be notified when to purchase 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 for older students already on POINTE.  NEW students in our Prepointe program will be notified when the time comes about any information regarding shoes.

ALLEGRO DANCE ENSEMBLE: OPEN TO ALL ADVANCED 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: This gives our older students more opportunities to perform and may count as community service towards school programs. 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.

MOVE GROOVE DANCE 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 if wearing 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 $115 good for any 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: This class is ongoing.

DANCE FIT FUN FOR MOMS to BE & MOMS w/ BABY: An easy to do workout incorporating stretch and strengthening movements to keep your body moving to great music. Please bring water bottle and mat to class for floor work. Your child may be in a hand held carrier and or swaddle holder to your body. 6 Class Card $100 good for eight weeks from date of purchase. FRIDAY MORNINGS 9:00-10:00. Must have 3 to run the class, this will be an ongoing program:

DANCE FOR ADULTS: Exploring Movement thru Ballet Barre, center floor with Modern and Jazz techniques. Class will be taught to the level of the class. FRIDAY MORNINGS 10:30-11:30: $100 for a 6 Wk. Class Card good for eight weeks from date of purchase. Must have 2 to run the class. No experience necessary. Class cards are renewable with class interest.

ADAPTIVE DANCE Ages 4-10: 6 wks. $150 Renewing every 6 weeks with interest.
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]