Dance Offerings

Dance Offerings

We are dedicated to providing high-quality, pre-professional and recreational training and instruction. We ensure small classroom size so that each student can accomplish goals both individually and collectively.

We offer 32-week dance programs September - May for ages three through adult. If you are interested in joining one of these programs mid-year, please contact Jennifer Agbay, director of dance, at 508.471.1794 for an evaluation. For adult classes in dance offered in winter/spring 2018, please visit the adult offerings page. For information on summer dance offerings, see the summer dance program page.

Please Note: A faculty-supervised evaluation is required for new students ages 7+. Make arrangements with Jennifer Agbay, director of dance, before registering or call 508.471.1794 to schedule a class placement audition.


New Semesters Begin in September and January


BALLET PROGRAMS
 

Pre-School Dance (Ages 3-4)

An introduction to dance for girls and boys. A fun, creative class where students learn to move with the music and enrich their coordination and listening skills. Children learn basic postures, positions and spatial structures. Props are also introduced to help enrich the child’s expressive movement. 
 
Schedule: One 45 min. class/week
Instructor: TBA
Times: Wednesdays 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Dates: Sept 11 - May 13 (32 weeks)
Tuition: $600

Check out Pre-School Tap conveniently scheduled in tandem with this class.


Creative Movement (Ages 5-6)

Created for future dancers, this class focuses on body, space, force and time in order to further develop movements, musical awareness and creative expression. It develops a child’s coordination, flexibility, musicality and listening skills while the students have fun. Creative materials such as hoops, balls, hats and scarves are utilized to enhance a child’s creativity.

Schedule: One 45 min. class/week
Instructor: TBA
Times: Wednesdays 5:15 PM - 6 PM
Dates: Sept 11 - May 13 (32 weeks)
Tuition: $600

Check out Elementary Tap conveniently scheduled in tandem with this class.


Pre-Ballet (Ages 7-8)

Developed for more mature children. We intensify the use of different levels of space, rhythm and qualities in movement and begin to work on skills used to create and remember dances for performance. Stretch and flexibility exercises introduce movement patterns of classical ballet steps and basic ballet technique. Creative materials and fun activities are a part of the class.
 
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week
Instructor: Charlotte McNutt/TBA
Times:
Wednesdays 6 PM - 7 PM OR
Saturdays 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Dates: Sept 7 or 11 - May 13 or 16 (32 weeks)
Tuition: $800


Primary Ballet I (Ages 9-10)

Children are introduced to classical ballet technique. This class features elementary barre exercises with an emphasis on correct posture and introduction to center and diagonal movements for intensified work on strength and flexibility.
 
Schedule: One 90 min. class/week
Times:
Tuesdays 5:30 PM – 7 PM OR
Saturdays 9:15 AM – 10:45 AM
Dates: Sept 7 or 10 - May 12 or 16 (32 weeks)
Tuition: $960


Primary Ballet II (Ages 10-11)

This class further develops control and balance with increased theory, including complete positions of the body, barre, center work and an introduction to diagonal combinations.
 
Schedule: Two 90 min. classes/week
Times:
Tuesdays 4 PM – 5:30 PM
Fridays 4 PM – 5:30 PM
Dates: Sept 10 - May 15 (32 weeks)
Tuition: $1,920


Pre-Pointe 

Recommended for Primary II and up

This class is designed to concentrate on preparing students for pointe work. In this 30 minute class, students practice barre exercises and use thera-bands and other props to help achieve flexibility in their feet, as well as strengthen their ankles and legs.

Schedule: One 30 min. class/week
Instructor: Charlotte McNutt
Times: Mondays 7 PM - 7:30 PM
Dates: Sept 9 - May 11 (32 weeks)
Tuition: $480


Primary Ballet III (Ages 12-13)

The focus of this class is intense development of body awareness and special awareness in combination with control and balance of the body, in the standard ballet stance. Increased knowledge of vocabulary and theory are taught, including complete positions of the body. Barre, center work and diagonal combinations are longer and more complex in this level. Epaulment and coordination of the arms are introduced.
 
Schedule: Two 90 min. classes/week
Times: Tuesdays 4 PM – 5:30 PM
Fridays 4 PM – 5:30 PM
Dates: Sept 10 - May 12 (32 weeks)
Tuition: $1,920


Ballet Level A (Ages 13-14)

Training intensifies with further study of the coordination and connection between movements, as well as barre, center work and diagonal combinations.
 
Schedule: Three 90 min. classes/week
Times:
Mondays 5:30 PM - 7 PM
Thursdays 4 PM – 5:30 PM
Fridays 6:15 PM – 7:45 PM
Dates: Sept 9 - May 15 (32 Weeks)
Tuition: $2,304


Ballet Level B (Ages 14-15)

From this level forward, the plasticity, coordination and connection of movements of the arms, legs, feet, head and body are the primary developmental goals. For those deemed ready, a pointe class is added twice a week.
 
Schedule: Four 90 min. classes/week + two 45 min. pointe classes/week
Times:
Mondays 4 PM - 5:30 PM
Mondays 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM (pointe class)
Wednesdays 4 PM – 5:30 PM
Thursdays 4 PM – 5:30 PM
Fridays 5:30 PM – 7 PM 
Fridays 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM (pointe class)
Dates: Sept 9 - May 15 (32 weeks)
Tuition: $3,360


Ballet Level C (Ages 15+)

Emphasis is placed on greater stability and complexity in the study of positions, adagio, jumps, turns and more. There is greater development of strength, flexibility and quality of the movement.
 
Schedule: Five 90 min. classes/week (including two pointe classes and one contemporary)
Times:
Mondays 4 PM – 5:30 PM 
Tuesdays 4 PM – 5:30 PM (contemporary)
Tuesdays 6 PM – 7:30 PM (pointe class) 
Wednesdays 4 PM – 5:30 PM 
Thursdays 5:30 – 7 PM (pointe class)
Dates: Sept 9 - May 14 (32 weeks)
Tuition: $3,360
 


Ballet Level D (Ages 16+)

In this class there is intensified study of adagio, pirouettes and development of ballon (quality of jumping). Use of space is emphasized and length of combinations are increased to develop stamina.
 
Schedule: Five 90 min. classes/week (including two pointe classes and one contemporary) and two 30-minute focused coaching sessions.
Times:
Mondays 4 PM – 5:30 PM & 8:15 PM - 8:45 PM
Tuesdays 4 PM – 5:30 PM (contemporary)
Tuesdays 6 PM – 7:30 PM (pointe class) 
Wednesdays 4 PM – 5:30 PM 
Thursdays 5:30 – 7 PM (pointe class)
Saturdays 12:45 PM - 1:15 PM
Dates: Sept 7 - May 16 (32 weeks)
Tuition: $4,960


Beginner Pointe

Students learn the essence of the three quarter pointe and how it is vital to strong, safe, articulate training. Students learn how to manage their posture and turnout which are major components to the training and education of pointe work. Students must be deemed ready for pointe work through an evaluation and recommendation of instructor/director of dance.
 
Schedule: One 45 min. class/week
Instructor: Charlotte McNutt
Times: Fridays 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
Dates: Sept 13 - May 15 (32 weeks)
Tuition: $600


Intermediate Pointe

This class is designed to help strengthen and secure all beginner pointe work plus challenge students in pace, music tempo and longer combinations. Newer technical elements are added, as well as weight transfer to one leg and one leg balances. The class remains committed to safety, proper posture and the essence of the three quarter pointe training.
 
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week
Instructor: Charlotte McNutt
Times: Wednesdays 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Dates: Sept 11 - May 13 (32 weeks)
Tuition: $800


Boys Class (Ages 8+)

Finally, a class created for BOYS ONLY! This class, taught by our professional male instructor, will give 90 minutes of training in classical ballet in an athletic, building way. Gain muscle, strength, endurance, agility and learn to jump higher than before! This class also teaches you classical vocabulary and terminology to heighten your experience and education.
 
Schedule: One 90 min. class/week
Instructor: David DuBois
Times: Mondays5:30 PM - 7 PM
Dates: Sept 9 - May 11 (32 weeks)
Tuition: $960
 


Pas De Deux (Ages 14+)

French for “step of two,” Pas De Deux is a set dance for both male and female ballet dancers. During this class, male and female dancers learn the art of ballet partnering through refining their ballet technique, increasing core strength, learning weight transfer/balance, nuanced coordinated movements, as well as stressing cooperation and trust. Dancers begin with basic skills and progress to more challenging combinations.This training is specifically helpful for dancers who are pursuing professional careers.
 
Schedule: One 45 min. class/week
Instructor: David DuBois
Times: Mondays7 PM - 7:45 PM
Dates: Sept 9 - May 11 (32 weeks)
Tuition: $720


Teen Ballet Beginner I (Ages 12-18)

This class is designed to provide beginner to intermediate training and education to adolescents that are interested in the fundamentals of classical ballet. Introduction to ballet terminology, ballet barre exercises, center work and ballet combinations from the diagonal are included in this beginner class.
 
Schedule: One 75 min. class/week
Instructor: Charlotte McNutt
Times: Wednesdays 8 PM - 9:15 PM
Dates: Sept 11 - May 13 (32 weeks)
Tuition: $800


Teen Ballet Beginner II (Ages 12-18)

This class is designed to provide intermediate training and education to adolescents that are interested in the fundamentals of classical ballet. Continued instruction in ballet terminology, ballet barre exercises, center work and ballet combinations from the diagonal are included.
 
Schedule: One 90 min. class/week
Instructor: Charlotte McNutt
Times: Wednesdays 6:30 PM - 8 PM
Dates: Sept 11 - May 13 (32 weeks)
Tuition: $960
 
 
Male Variations I (Invitation Only)

Male students are provided with training and coaching in some of the best known classical variations for men in dance. The small class size enables each student to practice and perform variations in front of the instructor individually.
 
Schedule: One 30 min. class/week
Instructor: David DuBois
Times: Mondays7:45 PM - 8:15 PM
Dates: Sept 9 - May 11 (32 weeks)
Tuition: $480

Please note, Variations students will perform at a special showcase and will not be included in the Spring Reflection.

Variations I and II (Invitation Only)

Students are provided with training and coaching in some of the best known classical variations in dance for female dancers. The small class size enables each student to practice and perform variations in front of the instructor individually.
 
Schedule: One 30 or 60 min. class/week
Times:
Tuesdays 7:30 PM - 8 PM (Variations II)
Thursdays 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (Variations l) 
Dates: Sept 10 or 12 - May 12 or 14 (32 weeks)
Tuition: Variations I - $800 / Variations II - $480

Please note, Variations students will perform at a special showcase and will not be included in the Spring Reflection.


ENRICHMENT CLASSES
 
Ballet Clinic
This 30 minute clinic for the first 10 weeks of the fall semester will provide extra training, information and application to certain technical elements (i.e. port de bras, petite allegro, flexibility etc). Area students from other schools are welcome to participate in this clinic! Non-conservatory students cast in The Nutcracker are required to take this class.
 
Schedule: One 30 min. class/week
Times:
Saturdays 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM (Polichinelles)
Saturdays 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM (Ages 7-11)
Saturdays 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM (Ages 12+)
Dates: Sept 14 - Nov 16 (10 weeks)
Tuition: $150


Contemporary

Study current composition and improvisation and further develop your choreographic creativity and imagination.
 
Schedule: One 60 or 90 min. class/week
Times:
Tuesdays 4 PM - 5:30 PM (Level ll - Ages 14+)
Thursdays 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM (Level l - Ages 10-13)
Dates: Sept 10 or 12 - May 12 or 14 (32 weeks)
Tuition: Level l - $800 /Level ll - $960


Dance Improvisation

Dance improvisation is the process of spontaneously creating movement. Development of improvised movement material is facilitated through a variety of creative explorations including body mapping through levels, shape and dynamic structure. Dancers can move freely and organically in a space that is supported and nurtured.
 
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week
Times:
Tuesdays 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM OR
Tuesdays 8 PM - 9 PM
Dates: Sept 10 - May 12 (32 weeks)
Tuition: $800


Jazz

Class begins with a technical, center warm up of isolations, stretching and conditioning. Correct body placement and terminology are based on the technique of the instructor’s area of expertise. Students go on to dance across the floor and learn center combinations, demonstrating technical elements and through a variety of jazz dance styles and movements. 
 
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week
Times:
Thursdays 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM (Jazz l, Ages 8-10) 
Tuesdays 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (Jazz lll, Ages 14+)
Dates: Sept 10 or 12 - May 12 or 14 (32 weeks)
Tuition: $800


Leaps, Jumps and Turns

Leaps, jumps and turns are important components in every dancer’s repertoire and enhance all dance styles. This technique class is designed to focus on and assist students in elevation exercises, balance and spotting, proper body alignment and transfer to center leaps, right leaps, left leaps, calypsos, chaînés, pirouettes, fouettés, a la seconde turns and straddle leaps. While combining all these elements, students have a thorough experience in barre practice, across the floor exercises and choreography.
 
Schedule: One 30 min. class/week
Instructor: Sarah-Katarina “SKooJ
Times: Tuesdays 7:30 PM - 8 PM
Dates: Sept 10 - May 12 (32 weeks)
Tuition: $480

Modern

This free form/style of dance allows the body to move in very expressive ways. This class is designed to introduce students to dance and expression without boundaries and explores techniques of the great modern dance masters.
 
Schedule: One 90 min class/week
Instructor: TBA
Times: 
Mondays 4 PM - 5:30 PM (Ages 12-15)
Mondays 5:30 PM - 7 PM (Ages 15+)
Dates: Sept 9 - May 11 (32 weeks)
Tuition: $960

Musical Theatre Dance (Ages 12+)

This class is designed for theatre students to learn a combination of musical theatre dance, jazz and Broadway styles. In the performing business, auditions are your tests and dance classes are where you study. Weekly dance combinations help to prepare students for picking up and executing choreography for “triple threat” status.
 
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week
Times: Tuesdays 8 PM - 9 PM or Fridays 7 PM - 8 PM
Dates: Sept 10 or 13 - May 12 or 15 (32 weeks)
Tuition: $800
 
Stretch and Strength (Levels Primary II+)

This 30 minute class focuses on flexibility for many aspects of the body, turnout, splits, hamstrings and back. Conditioning the body to obtain stronger core, back muscles and height in extension is a perfect complement for dancers and athletes.
 
Schedule: One 30 min. class/week
Times: Tuesdays 5:30 PM - 6 PM
Dates: Sept 10 - May 12 (32 weeks)
Tuition: $480
 

Pre-School Tap (Ages 3-4)

A fun, creative class where pre-schoolers are introduced to tap basics, musicality and rhythm.
 
Schedule: One 45 min. class/week
Instructor: Brittany Kaloudis
Times: Wednesdays 5:15 PM - 6 PM
Dates: Sept 11 - May 13 (32 weeks)
Tuition: $600
 
Check out Pre-School Dance, conveniently scheduled in tandem with this class.

Elementary Tap (Ages 5-6)

An introduction to tap for girls and boys. Students learn beginner basics of tap including how to shuffle, flap and hop to the rhythm of the music.
 
Schedule: One 45 min. class/week
Instructor: Brittany Kaloudis
Times: Wednesdays 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Dates: Sept 11 - May 13 (32 weeks)
Tuition: $600

Check out Creative Movement, conveniently scheduled in tandem with this class.

Theatrical Tap Beginner I (Ages 12-18)

Whether you’re seeking that “triple threat” title or want to brush up on your skills, this class is for you. Tap is an exciting and challenging art form that developed out of African polyrhythms in America’s Jazz Age. Elements of classic and Broadway-style tap are taught. Tap shoes are required. See dress code for style.
 
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week
Instructor: Brittany Kaloudis
Times: Wednesdays 6 PM - 7 PM
Dates: Sept 11 - May 13 (32 weeks)
Tuition: $800

Theatrical Tap Beginner II (Ages 12-18)

Intermediate students continue the study of classic and Broadway-style tap. As students progress, musicality and rich percussive traditions are emphasized through fundamental skills and increasingly intricate progressions. Tap shoes are required. See dress code for style.
 
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week
Instructor: Brittany Kaloudis
Times: Wednesdays 7 PM - 8 PM
Dates: Sept 11 - May 13 (32 weeks)
Tuition: $800

Advanced Tap (Ages 12+)

Experienced tap dancers increase their skills and abilities through shading, musicality and thinking rhythmically. Students will be challenged with footwork and intricate combinations.
 
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week
Instructor: Brittany Kaloudis
Times: Tuesdays 7PM - 8PM
Dates: Sept 10 - May 12 (32 weeks)
Tuition: $800

YAGP Competition Prep (Ages 9-12)

The Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) is an elite, international ballet and contemporary dance competition. Students are selected and trained by the artistic staff to prepare for this unique opportunity. This class is limited and requires regularly scheduled private sessions with coach/choreographer.
 
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week
Times: Tuesdays 8 PM - 9 PM
Dates: Sept 10 - May 12 (32 weeks)
Tuition: $800 
 

YAGP Competition Prep (Ages 13+)

The Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) is an elite, international ballet and contemporary dance competition. Students are selected and trained by the artistic staff to prepare for this unique opportunity. This class is limited and requires regularly scheduled private sessions with coach/choreographer.
 
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week
Times: Wednesday 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Dates: Sept 11 - May 13 (32 weeks)
Tuition: $800

West African Dance (Teens and Adults)

Presented in partnership with Crocodile River Music, students move their bodies to the fun and high energy music of West Africa. They learn principles of rhythm, fundamental movements and the ancient stories behind the traditional dances and rhythms of Mali. Every class is accompanied by live drums!
 
Schedule: One 60 min. class/week
Instructor: Shani Collins-Achille
Times: Thursdays 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Dates: Sept 12 - Nov 21 (10 weeks)
Tuition: $135/Drop In: $20

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