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SUMMER Dance CLasses
AGES 3-13
JUNE 23- JULY 26, 2014

Registration for Summer Classes 2014 will be available on or before March 1, 2014.  Current students at the School of Dance will receive a Summer 2014 class recommendation by March 1, 2014 and may register for classes once they receive their class recommendation.  Explore dance through a variety of classes during the 5 week summer session (June 23 – July 26). No prior dance experience required. All classes take place at our main campus, the Patricia McBride & Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance.

Summer dance classes will not meet on Friday July 4th.  There will be no make-up classes.

AGES 3-7

Creative Movement 3-4 Tuesday 4:00-4:45 PM $90
Creative Movement 3-4 Saturday 9:00-9:45 AM $90
Pre-Ballet 5-6 Tuesday 4:45-5:30 PM $90
Pre-Ballet 5-6 Saturday 9:45-10:30 AM $90
Beginning Ballet 6-7 Monday 3:45-4:45 PM $95
Beginning Ballet 6-7 Saturday 10:30-11:30 AM $95

AGES 7-9

Children’s Ballet 7-9 Mon/Wed/Th
Choose 2 or 3 days/week
3:30-5:00 PM 2 days: $210
3 days: $260
Children’s Jazz 7-9 Wednesday 5:00-6:00 PM $90
Children’s Modern 7-9 Thursday 5:00-6:00 PM $90
Boy’s Dance
By placement only
7-9 Tu/Th
Required 2 days/week
5:30-6:45 PM n/a

AGES 10-13

Youth Ballet 10-13 Mon/Wed/Thurs
Choose 2 or 3 days/week
4:45-6:15 PM 2 days: $210
3 days: $260
Youth Modern 10-13 Monday 6:30-7:30 PM $90
Youth Jazz 10-13 Wednesday 6:30-7:30 PM $90

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AGES 3-7

CREATIVE MOVEMENT
AGES 3-4
In a fun and encouraging environment, students explore musicality, rhythm, creativity and movement through space. This class introduces age appropriate stretching, basic strengthening, balance, motor skill development and coordination. Class meets once per week for 45 minutes.

PRE-BALLET
AGES 5-6
This class introduces classical ballet vocabulary, emphasizing musicality and individual creative expression in an innovative, fun and easy to learn manner. Class meets once per week for 45 minutes.

BEGINNING BALLET
AGES 6-7
Fundamental exercises of ballet are introduced while maintaining an emphasis on musicality, development of overall body strength, alignment and the enjoyment of moving. Students expand their knowledge of French ballet terminology at this level. Class meets once per week for 60 minutes.

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AGES 7-13

CHILDREN'S BALLET
AGES 7-9
A traditionally structured ballet class is offered during hour and a half classes three days a week. Students learn to do a full barre and centre work and will continue to increase their technical proficiency. More challenging steps are introduced with a continued emphasis on musicality, body alignment, overall strengthening and the usage of French terminology. Class meets three times per week for 90 minutes.

CHILDREN’S JAZZ
AGES 7-9
Students learn the basics of classical and contemporary jazz technique while improving rhythm, motor skills and flexibility. Class set to upbeat, familiar music. Class meets once per week for 60 minutes.

CHILDREN’S MODERN
AGES 7-9
A first introduction to modern dance. Students explore various movement styles, spatial relationships and rhythmic patterns in a structured class environment. Class meets once per week for 60 minutes.

BOY’S DANCE
AGES 7-9
Class for boys to explore dance in an all male environment. Stretching, strengthening, muscle coordination and musicality are all emphasized through an introduction to a variety of dance styles. The School of Dance subsidizes this class which allows talented boys the opportunity to try dance for no cost. A placement class is required for admission. Call the School at 704.372.3900 for more information and to schedule a placement class. Tuition free for accepted students.

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AGES 10-13

YOUTH BALLET
AGES 10-13
Introductory ballet class for older beginners with little or no formal training. In this traditionally structured ballet class students will begin with a full barre and progress to centre work to gain technical proficiency. Class will emphasize musicality, body alignment, overall strengthening and the usage of French terminology. Class meets twice per week for 90 minutes.

YOUTH MODERN
AGES 10-13
A first introduction to modern dance. Students explore various movement styles, spatial relationships and rhythmic patterns in a structured class environment. The class will emphasize development of core body strength, articulation of the spine, and personal expression. Class meets once per week for 60 minutes.

YOUTH JAZZ
AGES 10-13
Students learn the basics of classical and contemporary jazz technique while improving rhythm, motor skills and flexibility. Class set to upbeat, familiar music. Class meets once per week for 60 minutes.

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Dress Code

In the proud tradition of classical ballet and in encouragement of each dancer’s positive self-image, we strive to have a clean, uniformed appearance for all our students. Please help us achieve this goal by purchasing leotards, tights and ballet shoes that match our dress code requirements and by fixing your child’s hair for class in the appropriate manner as listed.

School of Dance dress code attire may be purchased at Morris Costumes (4300 Monroe Rd, Charlotte, NC, 28205).

Summer Girls Ballet Class Attire

Item  
Girls Leotard Solid color leotard
Tights
Pink convertible tights
Shoes Pink leather ballet shoes
Hair

Creative Movement and Pre-Ballet students should wear hair pulled back in a bun or ponytail. All Beginning Ballet, Children’s Ballet and Youth Ballet students should wear a high bun on the crown of the head for class. No bangs, loose ends, ponytails or ornamentation is allowed. Please use a hair net to keep fly away ends in place.

Summer Boys Ballet Class Attire

Item  
Shirt Solid color T-shirt
Leg wear
Black bike shorts or jazz pants
Ankle Socks White
Shoes Black or white leather ballet shoes

Modern Class Attire
Girls: Solid color leotard, footless black tights, bare feet. Boys: Same as ballet attire above, bare feet.

Jazz Class Attire
Girls: Solid color leotard, black jazz pants, black jazz shoes. Boys: Same as ballet class attire, black jazz shoes.