DANCE

Dance classes are designed to offer quality dance instruction in a fun, enjoyable learning environment. The Dance Program runs in accordance with the school year, meaning the program dates are monthly from September - May.  Registration for the program opens in July and closes in August.  Late registration is available through September. 

Registration for the 2022.23 season is open 
 

Ages
3 yrs
(30 minutes): Combination of tap and tumbling.  Rhythmic exercises and basic tap technique and terminology are instructed.  Tumbling includes beginner skills and stretching and strengthening exercises.
4-7 yrs (60 minutes): Combination of tap, ballet, and tumbling. A progression system is used.  Ballet barre and center are introduced.
8 yrs + (90 minutes):  A combination of tap, ballet, jazz, and tumbling.

There are also 1/2 private and semi-private lessons available.

Skills

  • Tap:  A graded tap system is used. This level progresses students into more advanced skills.
  • BalletCechetti and French systems are taught with an emphasis on preparation for pointe work (Age 12).
  • Tumbling: Tumbling: Skills taught from beginner to advanced levels.
  • Jazz: Age appropriate music is used. Ballet technique is incorporated for roper execution of movement. Classical jazz and hip hop styles are instructed.

 

Instructors
Shari Bartlett, Martha Butler, and assistants. Shari is a certified dance instructor through Dance Masters of America and is a member of the Professional Dance Teachers Association. Martha is certified through Dance Masters of America and Chicago National Association of Dance Masters.



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