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 2022-to- June 2023:

SUMMER WORKSHOPS & CLASSES Begin July thru mid August : See SUMMER PAGE for 2022

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

STUDENTS IN Creative Movement – Gr. 12 WILL ALL PARTICIPATE IN OUR ANNUAL YEAR END RECITAL PERFORMANCE: Class Card programs do not participate in recital

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:

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 Ballet Slippers.

JAZZ: Grade 3-12: 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. Jazz dance incorporates up and down beats, syncopated rhythms, isolated body movements. Jazz dance can be often considered & described as dramatic, storytelling, theatrical movements.

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: Multilevel Class offered for Grades 3-Adult: Classic Tap technique and combinations. Class will be taught to the strength in the class.

DESCRIPTION OF OUR BALLET SERIES FOR BALLET for Grade 3 up to ADVANCED BALLET: (see above for K-2) 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.

YOUTH BALLET MULTILEVEL: Grade 3 – 5+

INTERMEDIATE BALLET I/II: Grades 6+: Students who have Ballet experience. Students in Pointe I are required to take Int. Ballet 2x per week.

ADVANCED BALLET I/II: Middle to High School Students: *Instructor approved students with ballet experience. Students enrolled in the Pointe Program currently on pointe are required to take Adv. Ballet 2x per week.

POINTE I: Students who have completed our P.A.S.S. Class move onto to this class 2x per week and will be notified when to purchase shoes during the Summer prior to September Start: Pointe I students do not perform in the annual recital.

ADVANCED POINTE: Students are required to take 2x per week

THE MANDATORY SUMMER REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERMEDIATE – ADVANCED BALLET STUDENTS & THOSE STUDENTS WHO HAVE ALREADY CURRENTLY BEEN ON POINTE. MINIMUM of 4 CLASSES EACH FOR SUMMER 2022: 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 Students are welcome to take varied genre classes throughout the year and summer

As in every year, the HWSD ten month school year program, attendance is paramount to pursue and progress in all classes.  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 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

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. TBD due to covid restrictions in venues we have performed in. Rehearsals will be during the Adv. Class time

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: 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: EIGHT CLASS CARD $125, expires ten weeks from date of purchase: Renewable: Please bring an exercise mat to class for floor work.

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. EIGHT CLASS CARD $125, expires ten weeks from date of purchase: Renewable. THURSDAY MORNINGS 10:30-11:30: Must have 3 to run the class, this will be an ongoing program: taking names and will notify start date

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. MONDAY EVENINGS 7:00-8:00 EIGHT CLASS CARD $125 expires ten weeks from date of purchase: Renewable. Must have 2 card holders to run the class. No experience necessary. Class cards are renewable with class interest. Email [email protected] for attending class.

SENIOR DANCE FIT & STRETCH: Adults: Easy to do Dance Patterns & Stretch work for Seniors; Great workout: THURSDAY MORNINGS 11:30-12:30: EIGHT CLASS CARD $125, expires ten weeks from date of purchase. Renewable. Must have 3 to run the class. Taking names to notify start date

ADAPTIVE DANCE Ages 4-8: 6 week sessions. $150 FRIDAYS 3:45-4:30. 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: BIRTHDAY PARTIES: SPECIALTY EVENT DANCES for weddings and more: AUDITION PREP: BALLROOM: (see under PARTIES) Available upon request. [email protected]