Beyond the Barre 2017-2018 Dance Class Descriptions

Preschool-Ballet (ages 3-4): Preschool-Ballet encourages children to use their imaginations while learning to move to classical music.  We use a wide variety of props to make this level of ballet extremely fun and help them develop a love of dance! Pre-Ballet is a fun class sure to keep your preschooler moving and learning.                                                                             (45 min. class/Tuition $240 per semester)   Teacher-Dena Morley

Ballet I- (ages 5-6): Ballet 1 is an age-appropriate ballet class where children will learn basic ballet techniques while working on coordination, balance, flexibility, and musicality.  These children will learn correct body alignment and correct classical ballet technique while beginning to work on strengthening exercises at the barre.                                                                (1 hour class/Tuition $260 per semester) Teacher-Dena Morley

Ballet II– (ages 6-7): Ballet II uses some of the basic techniques taught in Ballet I and gradually moves the students into a traditional ballet class format of barre followed by center exercises.  Students will gradually learn how to 'turn-out' so that their muscles develop correctly.  Moving in time to the music and learning classical ballet terminology is encouraged at this level.   (75 minute class/Tuition $288 per semester)    Teacher-Dena Morley

Ballet III-(ages 7-8): Ballet III students work on developing technique, vocabulary, flexibility, strength, and coordination. The traditional ballet class format of barre followed by center exercises is used.                                                                                     (75 minute class/Tuition $288 per semester) Teacher-Dena Morley

Ballet III/IV (ages 7-9): Ballet IV level students are promoted according to individual progress in acquiring technique and strength. These dancers are presented with a more challenging vocabulary.  Ballet IV classes ensure the student’s mastery of the fundamental movement methods.  Ballet III students must be invited to this class with instructor’s recommendation (90 minute class/Tuition $308 per semester)   Teacher Dena Morley

Ballet IV- (ages 8-9): Ballet IV level students are promoted according to individual progress in acquiring technique and strength. These dancers are presented with a more challenging vocabulary.  Ballet IV classes ensure the student’s mastery of the fundamental movement methods.     
(90 minute class/Tuition $308 per semester)   Teachers Dena Morley & Karla Coghill

Ballet V/Pre-Pointe (ages 8-12): Ballet V is for students that want to advance their training, and for girls, prepares them for pointe.  Correct placement and turnout continue to be emphasized. Students who want to go on pointe must take ballet class at least twice a week, preferably three times per week, in order to build the necessary strength.  Students may advance to pre-pointe with instructor's recommendation only.   
(90 minute class/Tuition $308 per semester)   Teachers Dena Morley & Karla Coghill

Ballet V/VI-( Pre-Pointe/Pointe)-(ages 10 and up): Ballet VI level classes are for intermediate to advanced students. A minimum of 3 technique classes per week is required. Students may advance to pointe with instructor's recommendation only. Ballet V students must be invited to this class with instructor’s recommendation.                             120 minute class/Tuition $348 per semester)  Teacher Dena Morley

Ballet VI-(Pointe)-(ages 10 and up): Ballet VI level classes are for advanced students. A minimum of 3 technique classes per week is required.   In Ballet VI, dancers work on refining their technique to advance their training.  Students may advance to pointe with instructor's recommendation only.    
(105 minute class/Tuition $320 per semester)     (120 minute class/Tuition $348 per semester)                                             Teachers Dena Morley & Karla Coghill

NEW Beyond the Barre ELECTIVES OFFERED!!

Contemporary - (ages 10 and up)- Contemporary is an expressive form of dance using vocabulary from ballet, jazz, lyrical and modern techniques. Students will be exposed to a variety of movement qualities, musical rhythms and emotional interpretations. Students will learn through warm ups, across the floor and longer combinations.                                                    (1 hour class/Tuition $260 per semester)   Teacher- Karla Coghill

Jazz Class - 2 Levels- Jazz 1 (ages 7-9)/ Jazz 2 (ages 10 and up)-These Jazz classes will focus on learning proper jazz technique such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and patterns. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz such as Broadway, Street and Contemporary to help develop a well-rounded dancer. Both levels of Jazz include a proper warm-up, stretches, across-the-floor progressions, and combinations.   (Jazz 1-45 min. class/Tuition $240 per semester,   Jazz 2-1 hour class/Tuition $260 per semester)            Teacher-Heather Yee

Tap I (ages 5-7)- This basic tap class focuses on basic rhythm and tap choreography.  The class emphasis is on developing proper tap technique, producing clear tap sounds, and having fun.   (1 hour class/Tuition $260 per semester)         Teacher-Rachel Perin

Tap/Musical Theater Combo Class (ages 8 and up)- Tap classes are designed to develop rhythm, style and sound. Students will learn a variety of tap styles from Broadway to Rhythm tap. Exercises focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement. The class emphasis is on developing proper tap technique, producing clear tap sounds, and having fun.  Musical Theater class will focus on learning proper dance technique while exploring the various dance styles used in Broadway shows. Class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with Broadway style jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, and combinations. Emphasis will also be placed on learning performance skills such as connecting with the audience and telling a story through dance and facial expressions.       (1 hour class/Tuition $260 per semester)   Teacher-Rachel Perin
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