Performance dancers make a commitment to regularly attend classes from September through early June. In order to participate in the dance concert, they are also required to attend rehearsals. Instructor permission is required for all Performance classes. Contact Tracey Burroughs, Dance Program Director, at (215) 345-0176 if you have questions or need additional information about Performance classes. Classes begin August 28th.
2017-2018 Class Descriptions and Times
Ballet is the most influential, foundational and recognizable style of dance. It is characterized by strength, grace, balance, precision and discipline. Dancers develop correct posture, conditioning, flexibility and strength, as well as learning the terminology associated with this style of dance. All dancers are encouraged to attend Ballet classes because it is the core foundation for all other styles of dance. Pink Ballet slippers are required.
|Ballet I-III||Tuesday||4:30-5:30 PM||A|
|Ballet III-V||Monday||4:30-5:30 PM||A|
|Ballet Junior/Company||Tuesday||7:00-8:30 PM||A|
Hip Hop is a dynamic, high energy style of dance that was popularized by street dance crews in New York City and Los Angeles. Dancers learn a variety of popular movements and combinations featured in music videos and television shows including So You Think You Can Dance. The tempo of Hip Hop improves coordination, boosts endurance and fosters self-confidence.
|Hip Hop/Jazz I-II||Wednesday||5:00-6:00 PM||B|
|Hip Hop/Jazz II||Tuesday||5:30-6:30 PM||A|
|Hip Hop/Jazz III||Tuesday||5:30-6:30 PM||B|
|Hip Hop Intermediate/Advanced||Thursday||6:30-7:30 PM||A|
Musical Theater combines singing, dancing, and acting. Musical Theater productions are often referred to as “musicals”. Dancers learn choreography developed by our talented and experienced instructors as well as choreography from well-known Broadway shows. A Chorus Line, West Side Story, Annie, Hairspray, and Chicago are some of the shows dancers have studied in the past. Dancers will also learn fun acting exercises, such as improvisation, which helps dancers develop confidence, creativity, and self-awareness.
|Musical Theater Beginner/Intermediate||Thursday||6:30-7:30 PM||B|
|Musical Theater Intermediate||Monday||5:30-6:30 PM||B|
|Musical Theater Advanced||Monday||5:30-6:30 PM||A|
Contemporary is a creative, expressive and unique style of dance. Dancers develop technically and creatively. Choreography is designed to strengthen technique, fine tune the body, and cultivate each dancer’s passion through self-expression and artistic movement.
|Contemporary I-II||Wednesday||6:00-7:00 PM||A|
|Contemporary II-III||Wednesday||6:00-7:00 PM||B|
|Contemporary IV||Thursday||4:30-5:30 PM||B|
|Contemporary V||Thursday||4:30-5:30 PM||A|
|Contemporary Junior||Thursday||7:30-9:00 PM||A|
|Contemporary Company||Monday||6:30-8:00 PM||A|
Regularly featured in movies, television shows, music videos and commercials, Jazz is one of the most popular styles of dance. It is a high energy, expressive style that encourages individuality and personality. Dancers develop a strong Jazz technique. They learn intricate choreography, leaps, jumps, turns, across the floor progressions, and stylized movements. Ballet and Contemporary complement Jazz because of its strong technique. Dancers are strongly encouraged to attend classes in all three styles.
|Jazz/Hip Hop I-II||Wednesday||5:00-6:00 PM||B|
|Jazz/Hip Hop II||Tuesday||5:30-6:30 PM||A|
|Jazz/Hip Hop III||Tuesday||5:30-6:30 PM||B|
|Jazz IV||Thursday||5:30-6:30 PM||B|
|Jazz V||Thursday||5:30-6:30 PM||A|
|Jazz Junior||Wednesday||7:00-8:30 PM||B|
|Jazz Company||Wednesday||7:00-8:30 PM||A|
Tap dancers create beautiful rhythms using various combinations, and for that reason, Tap is often considered a form of music in addition to a style of dance. Dancers have the opportunity learn both Broadway and hoofing styles while learning a variety of steps and combinations. Due to its complexity, Tap fosters concentration and muscle memory. It also improves flexibility, rhythm, timing and coordination. Tap shoes are required.
|Tap Beginner/Intermediate||Monday||6:30-7:30 PM||B|
|Tap Junior||Monday||7:30-8:30 PM||B|
|Tap Company||Monday||8:00-8:30 PM||A|
Affordable rates including an unlimited rate enable dancers take multiple classes for a more well-rounded and immersive dance experience. Minimum enrollment requirements apply to all classes. Class schedule, levels, age requirements, and prices are subject to change.
|Class Time Per Week||Monthly Fee|
|1 1/2 Hours||$90|
|2 1/2 Hours||$140|
|3 1/2 Hours||$182|
|4 1/2 Hours||$216|
|Unlimited Rate – Dancers taking 5+ hours pay a flat rate||$230|
Auto Pay is required for all Performance classes. Your monthly fee will be conveniently and automatically charged on the 5th from September to May. Cancellations and changes to the amount charged to your card must be made in writing, and within ten days of the next scheduled payment. Contact Heidi Ford at (215) 345-0176 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or need additional information about Auto Pay.
A registration fee must be paid once during the program year for each dancer. No discounts apply to the registration fee. The fee for each dancer who registers in Session 1 is $30.00, Session 2 is $25.00, Session 3 is $20.00, Session 4 is $15.00 and summer camp is $5.00. Registration fee must be paid in full before the first day of class. Classes begin August 29th.
After one dancer in a family pays the full price, other family members receive a 10% discount on equal or lesser fees for dance classes. Multiple discounts do not apply.