Fall/Spring 2018-2019 Classes

 

Children’s Preschool Division ages 3-5 years

3-4 yrs. Tap/Ballet/Creative Movement

students must be 2.5 years old by August 31, 2018

Designed to begin the true joy of dance for the littlest dancers (boys and girls), this one-hour weekly class consists of a combination of dance genres taught during each class. The basics are taught in tap and ballet technique. Children explore dance through movement, music and narrative. Children are encouraged to use imagination and explore Musicality through creative movement. 12 students Max per class. One recital dance and costume.

  • Monday 9:30-10:30am Ms. Salena
  • Monday 4:00-5:00p Ms. Lauren (3-5yrs old Blue Leotard)Image-1(1)
  • Tues. 9:30-10:30a Ms. B. EvansWaitlist
  • Tuesday 11:00-12:00pm Ms. Megan
  • Tuesday 5:30-6:30p Ms. Tennille (3-5 yr olds Blue Leotard)
  • Wednesday 9:30-10:30am Ms. Megan
  • Wednesday 3:30-4:30pm Ms. Anna
  • Saturday 9:30-10:30a Ms. Akilah
  • Saturday 9-10am-Ms Brittany   

4-5 yrs. Tap/Ballet

students must be 4 years old by August 31, 2018

This one-hour weekly class continues to work on tap and ballet basic technique for the preschool aged dancer (boys and girls). These students will learn technique both at the barre and center floor. Musicality and style are developed further in this class. 12 students max per class. One recital dance and costume.

  • Monday 10:30-11:30am Ms. Salena
  • Monday 5:00-5:30p Ms. Lauren (3-5yrs old)
  • Tuesday 9:30-10:30a Ms. Megan
  • Tuesday 10:30-11:30a Ms. Brittany
  • Tuesday 3:30-4:30p Ms. Megan
  • Tuesday 5:30-6:30p Ms. Tennille (3-5 yr olds)
  • Wednesday 10:30-11:30a Ms. Megan
  • Wednesday 4:30-5:30p Ms. Savannah S
  • Saturday 9:30-10:30a Ms. Anna
  • Saturday 11-12p Ms. Akilah Brooks

4-5 yrs. Pre-Hip Hop

students must be 4 years old by August 31, 2018

This 30 minute weekly class introduces our 4 – 5 year old dancers to basic hip hop technique for the preschool aged dancer (boys and girls). Building strength & learning style while studying hip choreography will challenge the preschool aged dancer in an exciting, high-energy, child-friendly atmosphere. 12 students max per class. Students wear sneakers and LDC black logo’d shirt. Musicality and style are developed further in this class. Strongly suggest that these students enroll in 1-hour tap/ballet. One recital dance and costume.

  • Monday 11:30-12p Ms. Salena
  • Monday 4-4:30p Ms. Megan
  • Monday 5-5:30p Ms. Lauren
  • Tuesday 11:30-12p Ms. Megan
  • Tuesday 5-5:30p Ms. Tennille
  • Saturday 10:30-11a Ms. Akilah

Children’s Elementary Division Ages 5½-8½ years

5.5 – 7 yrs. Tap/Ballet/Jazz Combination

kindergartners & 1st graders

This hour and a half weekly class continues to develop ballet and tap technique at the barre and center floor. Jazz is taught at this level as well. Dancers (boys and girls) will explore traditional jazz, lyrical jazz and hip-hop styles. Two recital dances and costumes. (Red Leotard)Image-1(1)

  • Monday 5-6:30p Ms. Lauren Waitlisted
  • Tuesday 4-5:30p Ms. Anna
  • Thursday 4-5:30p Ms. Lyndsay
  • Friday 5-6:30p-Ms. Kristen Waitlisted
  • Saturday 10-11:30a Ms. India

7-8.5 yrs. Tap/Ballet/Jazz Combination

2nd & 3rd graders

This hour and a half weekly class continues to develop ballet and tap technique at the barre and center floor. Jazz is taught at this level as well. Dancers (boys and girls) will explore traditional jazz, lyrical jazz and hip-hop styles. Two recital dances and costumes. (Green Leotard)

  • Wednesday 4:00-5:30p Ms. Lauren
  • Thursday 4-5:30p Ms. Lauren
  • Friday 4-5:30p Ms. Kristen

 

Hour-long Disciplines

Age Groups: A Ages 6-8 grades (1st-3rd grade)

students must be 6 years old by Aug. 31, 2018

6-8 yrs. Ballet A (1st, 2nd, 3rd Grade)

This hour 60 minute beginning ballet class will teach the positive benefits are associated with learning the art of ballet including skill, grace, poise, self discipline and self confidence. You will begin by learning the rules and traditional techniques of ballet which have been handed down over the centuries. The dancers will slowly transition to Barre and Center-floor combinations will challenge the dancers while instilling grace and coordination. Dancers will learn Variations such as the Nutcracker’s Clara Doll Dance & Four Little SwansOne recital dance and costume. DRESS CODE…BLACK LEOTARD, PINK TIGHTS.

  • Tuesday 4:30-5:30pm Ms. Savannah
  • Thursday 4:30-5:30pm Ms. Ashley

6-8 yrs. Beginning Hip-Hop A (1st, 2nd, 3rd grade)

This one-hour, beginning hip-hop class focuses on popular “street” dance. Building strength & learning style while studying hip, new choreography will challenge the young dancers in an exciting, high-energy, child-friendly atmosphere. One recital dance and costume. (LDC $8 T Shirt Required. Hair up, Tights, exercise pants & hip hop sneakers required. Baggy clothes not allowed)Image-1(1)

  • Monday 5:30-6:30p Ms. Anna
  • Tuesday 5:30-6:30p Ms. Megan
  • Wednesday 6:15-6:45p Ms. Anna (30 minutes)
  • Friday 4:30-5:30p Ms. India
  • Saturday 11:30-12:30p Ms. India

6-8 yrs. Beginning Lyrical (1st, 2nd & 3rd grade) White leotard

This one-hour lyrical class focuses on ballet technique, strength and lyrical aesthetics. Barre and Center-floor combinations will challenge the young dancers while instilling grace and coordination. Lyrical style interprets the music in an emotionally expressive way. Increasingly popular in the last few decades, lyrical dance is commonly danced to music of any style, including classical, pop, or rock. One recital dance and costume.

  • Monday 4:30-5:30p Ms. Megan
  • Wednesday 4:30-5:30p Ms. Anna

Tap Ages (6–8 yr olds 30 Minutes)

This up-beat 6-8 yr old 30 minute beginners class focuses on tap technique. Technique and style will be taught through barre, progressions and center floor combinations. One recital dance and costume.

  • Thursday 5:00p – 5:30pm Ms. Salena (30 Minutes)

 

Leaps & Turns (6–8 yr olds 30 Minutes)

Technique, Leaps, and Turns,  a class created for the dancer who wishes to give extra attention to improving their technique. This class will focus on the proper execution of basic leaps and turns and will include leap combinations and turn sequences.Many styles of leaps, turns across the floor, and combinations will be taught (NO RECITAL)

  • Tuesday 6:30-7p Leaps & Turns (6-8yr)-Ms. Megan

Broadway Dance Ages (6–8 yr olds 1st, 2nd& 3rd Grade)

This fun and creative one hour class fuses Musicality, dance and theatre resulting in building confidence and stronger stage presence. One recital dance and costume.

  • Wednesday 5:30-6:30p Ms. Lauren
  • Friday 5:30-6:30p Ms. India

Hip Hop BOYS only Hip Hop Dance Ages (7–12 yr olds)

This fun and creative 30 miniute HIP HIP Boys only class is taught by Hip Hop Teacher Darian, One recital dance and costume.

  • Thursday 5:30-6:00p Mr. Darian  NEW BOYS ONLY CLASS

Older Children and Teen Division 

Hour-long Disciplines
Age Groups: B, C, D
B Ages 9-11 grades (4th-6th grade)
Ages 12 and 14 (7th grade and 8th grade)
Ages 15 and up (9th grade and up)-NEW this YEAR
Levels: 1-2 and 3-4
1-2 Student has trained 2 years or less in a particular discipline (Completed training means one-hour classes; this wouldn’t include combination classes or 6-8 year old classes).
3-4 Student has completed at least 2 years of training in a particular discipline (Completed training means one-hour classes; this wouldn’t include combination classes).

 

Ballet B 1-2 9 -11yrs 4th – 6th Grade 

Must be 9 by August 31, 2018

This 90 minute beginning ballet class focuses on technique, strength and aesthetics. This class provides a welcoming & friendly environment, with individualized instruction & attention. Throughout this class, dancers will learn the basic body positons, core ballet exercises such as plie’ & tendu. 18-22 students per class. One recital dance and costume.

  • Thursday 5:30-7p Ms. Ashley
  • Saturday 10a-11:30a Ms. Brittany M

 

Ballet/ Pre-Pointe B3-4 9 -11yrs 4th – 6th Grade 

This 75 minute class on Monday and 90 minute class on Wednesday must be taken together. The faculty continues to guide students in proper positioning, body alignment and technical knowledge. Barre and Center-floor combinations will challenge the dancers while instilling grace and coordination. Students at this level focus on increased center floor work, particularly in the areas of petite allegro and pirouettes. One recital dance and costume.

  • Monday 5:30-7p Ms. Akilah Brooks (must take Wednesday class also)
  • Monday  7:30-8:45p Ms. Jaclyn **WAITLIST
  • Wednesday 5:30-7p Ms. Akilah Brooks (must take Monday class also)

Ballet C 1-2 Beginning 12 yr old & up (7th graders & up)

Must be 12 by August 31, 2018

This 60 minute beginning ballet class focuses on technique, strength and aesthetics. This class provides a welcoming & friendly environment, with individualized instruction & attention. An emphasis on proper body alignment will be a key point of focus, in addition to hip rotation and postural placement. Students will be introduced to the technique of spotting with the head while turning both in the center & across the floor. Dancers will also expand their ballet vocabulary while learning new movements & positions. One recital dance and costume.Image-1(1)

  • Wednesday 7:30-8:30pm Ms. Jaclyn

Ballet C3-4 Advanced 12 yr old & up (7th graders & up)

This one-hour & fifteen minute ballet class focuses on technique, strength and aesthetics for the serious dancers. This class will move at a much quicker pace, offering complex Barre and Center-floor combinations that will challenge the dancers preparing them for performance and study at nationally recognized dance institutions. At this level, dancers should begin to explore & develop their artistry, musicality & epaulement. Students must be enrolled in the Ballet C3-4 class twice a week. By invitation. 2 recital dances and 2 costumes for the Tuesday/Thursday Classes.

  • Monday 7:30-8:45p Ms. Jacyln
  • Tuesday 6:15p-7:30p Ms. Jaclyn (Must take with Thursday class) (Ballet Recital dance)
  • Thursday 7:15-8:30p Ms. Ashley (Must take with Tuesday Class) (Ballet Recital dance)

Pointe 12 yrs & up 7th Grade & up

This 30-minute class follows the Ballet C3-4 technique class and focuses on technique, strength & aesthetics en pointe. Classic Repertoire Variations may be taught. Invitation only based on strength & physical development. Twice a week.

  • Monday 8:30-8:45p Ms. Jacyln
  • Tuesday 7:15-7:45p Ms. Jacyln (Must take with Thurs. class) (No Recital Dance)
  • Thursday 8:15-8:45p Ms. Ashley (Must take with Tues. class)(Pointe Recital Dance)

Broadway Dance B Ages 9 – 11yrs (4th – 6th grade)

Must be 9 by August 31, 2018

This fun and creative one hour class fuses Musicality, dance and theatre resulting in building confidence and stronger stage presence. One recital dance and costume. (LDC $8 T Shirt Required. Hair up, Tights, exercise pants & jazz shoes required. Baggy clothes not allowed)

  • Thursday 6:30-7:15pm  Ms. Anna
  • Friday 6:30-7:30pm  Ms. India
  • Saturday 11:30-12:30pm Ms. Anna

Broadway Dance C Ages 12- 18yrs  

This fun and creative one hour advanced class fuses Musicality, dance and theatre resulting in building confidence and stronger stage presence. One recital dance and costume. (LDC $8 T Shirt Required. Hair up, Tights, exercise pants & hip hop sneakers required. Baggy clothes not allowed)Image-1(1)

  • Saturday 11:30-12:30pm Ms. Jaclyn

 

Hip-Hop B1234 (All Levels 4th -6th graders 9 – 11yrs)

Must be 9 by August 31, 2018

This one-hour, all level hip-hop class focuses on popular “street” dance. Building strength & learning style while studying hip, new choreography will challenge the dancers in an exciting, high-energy atmosphere. One recital dance and costume. (LDC $8 T Shirt Required. Hair up, Tights, exercise pants & hip hop sneakers required. Baggy clothes not allowed)

  • Monday 6:30-7:30p Ms. Megan
  • Tuesday 5:30-6:30p Ms. Anna
  • Wednesday 7-8p Ms. Anna
  • Thursday 5:30-6:30pm Ms. Anna
  • Saturday 10:30-11:30a Ms. Anna

Hip-Hop C1234 (All Levels 7th grade & 8th 12yrs & 14yrs)

Must be 12 by August 31, 2018

This one-hour, all level 12 yrs- 14yrs  hip-hop class focuses on “street” dance. Building strength & perfecting style while learning hip, new choreography will challenge the dancers in an exciting, high-energy atmosphere. One recital dance and costume. (LDC $8 T Shirt Required. Hair up, Tights, exercise pants & hip hop sneakers required. Baggy clothes not allowed)Image-1(1)

  • Monday 7:15-8:15p Ms. Anna
  • Monday 7:30-8:30p Ms. Megan

Hip-Hop D LEVEL (All Levels 9th grade & Up 15yrs – 19yrs)-NEW THIS YEAR

This one-hour, all level 15-18 years (must be in Highschool) hip-hop class focuses on “street” dance. Building strength & perfecting style while learning hip, new choreography will challenge the dancers in an exciting, high-energy atmosphere. One recital dance and costume. (LDC $8 T Shirt Required. Hair up, Tights, exercise pants & hip hop sneakers required. Baggy clothes not allowed)

  • Wednesday 8:30-9:30p- Ms. Anna-NEW THIS YEAR

Jazz B1-2 (4th – 6th grade 9 – 11yrs)

Must be 9 by August 31, 2018

This one-hour beginners class focuses on jazz technique in an energized fun class with both classic music & current music of today. Technique and style will be taught through progressions and center floor combinations. Students will continue to explore traditional jazz and lyrical/contemporary jazz styles by focusing on technique, strength and flexibility. One recital dance and costume.

  • Monday 4:30-5:30p-Ms. Anna
  • Monday 7:00-8:00p-Ms. Lauren 
  • Wednesday 7-8p Ms. Salena
  • Friday 4:00-5:00p-Ms. Kristen

Jazz B3-4 (4th – 6th grade 9 – 11yrs)

This one-hour energized fun class focuses jazz technique with both classic music & current music of today. It provides solid technical training, which is essential to the progression of a beginner. This method encourages a general lengthening of the body, develops beautiful bodyline, and builds stage presence, musicality & a sense of individual style. One recital dance and costume.

  • Wednesday 7-8p Ms. Akilah

Jazz C1-2 (7th grade & up 12 yrs & up)

This one-hour energized fun beginner class focuses jazz technique with both classic music & current music of today. Each class begins with a set warm-up in which each exercise is taught & broken-down in clear detail. After the Warm-up, a piece of choreography in a “classic jazz” style is taught & studied. These classes are the recommended class for the dancer who is preparing for High School Dance Teams. One recital dance and costume.

  • Tuesday 8-9pm-Ms. Salena (Dance Team Prep)
  • Thursday 8:15-9:15p Ms. Anna (Dance Team Prep)

Jazz C3-4 (7th grade & up 12 yrs & up)

This one-hour advanced class will expose dancers to more advanced & diverse choreography, challenging them to elevate their level of training while maintaining a strong focus on their core jazz technique. After the Warm-up, a piece of choreography in a “classic jazz” style is taught & studied. The choreography is designed to incorporate the technique taught in the warm-up & nurture the artistic development of the dancers. One recital dance and costume. Dance Team Prep takes this class.

  • Wednesday 7:30-8:30p Ms. Lyndsay 

Jazz C1234 Drill/High Kick

This 90 minute class will expose dancers to Jazz Drill.  Jazz Drill is a precision form of jazz dance that focuses on technique, strength and flexibility. High Kick teaches dancers correct high kick technique sequences through flexibility and endurance.
One recital dance and costume. Dance Team Prep takes this class.

  • Wednesday 8p-9:30pm Ms. Lauren

Lyrical/Contemporary B 1-2 (9-11yrs 4th – 6th grade)

Must be 9 by August 31, 2018

This one hour beginners class focuses on the fusion of ballet and jazz styles. Lyrical interprets the music in an emotionally expressive way. Increasingly popular in the last few decades, lyrical dance is commonly danced to music of any style, including hip-hop, rock, swing, pop, or classical. This year this class will also teaching Contemporary as part of the class. One recital dance and costume.

  • Tuesday 7:15-8:15p Ms. Anna
  • Thursday 4-5p Ms. Anna

Lyrical/Contemporary B 3-4 (9-11yrs 4th – 6th grade)

This one hour intermediate class focuses on the fusion of ballet and jazz styles. Lyrical interprets the music in an emotionally expressive way. Increasingly popular in the last few decades, lyrical dance is commonly danced to music of any style, including hip-hop, rock, swing, pop, or classical. This year this class will be merging modern dance with lyrical technique by also teaching Contemporary as part of the class. One recital dance and costume.Image-1(1)

  • Wednesday 7-8p Ms. Lauren
  • Thursday 7:15-8:15p Ms. Libbie

Lyrical/Contemporary C 1-2 (12yrs & up, 7th grade & up)

Must be 12 by August 31, 2018

This one hour beginners class focuses on the fusion of ballet and jazz styles. Lyrical interprets the music in an emotionally expressive way. Increasingly popular in the last few decades, lyrical dance is commonly danced to music of any style, including hip-hop, rock, swing, pop, or classical. This year this class will also teaching Contemporary as part of the class. One recital dance and costume.

  • Thursday 7:15-8:15p Ms. Akilah
  • Thursday 7:15-8:15p Ms. Anna

Lyrical/ Contemporary C3-4 (12yrs – 14 yrs ; 7th grade & 8th Grade)

This one hour advanced class focuses on the fusion of ballet and jazz styles. Lyrical interprets the music in an emotionally expressive way. Increasingly popular in the last few decades, lyrical dance is commonly danced to music of any style, including hip-hop, rock, swing, pop, or classical. This class will be merging modern dance with lyrical technique by also teaching Contemporary as part of the class. One recital dance and costume.

  • Tuesday 7:30-8:30p Ms. Lyndsay
  • Thursday 6:15-7:15p Ms. Lyndsay
  • Saturday 10:30-11:30am Ms. Jaclyn

Contemporary/Improv D (15yrs – 18 yrs ; Must be in High School)-New This Year

This one hour advanced Dance improvisation class focuses on 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 dynamics schema.One recital dance and costume.

  •  Monday Cont/Improv 8:45-9:30p-Ms. JaclynWAITLIST

 Tap B1-2 (9 – 11yrs old 4th – 6th grade)

Must be 9 by August 31, 2018

This up-beat beginners class focuses on tap technique. Technique and style will be taught through barre, progressions and center floor combinations. One recital dance and costume.

  • Monday 4-4:30p Ms. Anna
  • Tuesday 6:30-7p Ms. Salena
  • Wednesday 5:30-6:30p Ms. Anna

Tap B3-4

This up-beat advance class focuses on tap technique. Technique and style will be taught through barre, progressions and center floor combinations. One recital dance and costume.

  • Tuesday 7-8p Ms. Salena

Tap C12  (Beginning 7th grade & up 12yrs &14yrs)

This up-beat beginners class focuses on Upper Level tap technique. Technique and style will be taught through barre, progressions and center floor combinations twice a week. One recital dance and costume.

  • Thursday 7-8p Ms. Salena

 Tap C34  (Advanced 7th Grade & 8th Grade)

  • Thursday 8:30-9:15p Ms. Salena

 

Leaps & Turns B Level (9 – 12 yrs olds 60 Minutes)

Technique, Leaps, and Turns,  a class created for the dancer who wishes to give extra attention to improving their technique. This class will focus on the proper execution of basic to intermediate leaps and turns and will include leap combinations and turn sequences.Many styles of leaps, turns across the floor, and combinations will be taught (NO RECITAL)

  • Monday 7:15-8:15p-Ms. Lyndsay
  • Tuesday 7:15-8:15p-Ms. Akilah

Leaps & Turns C1234 (12 yrs- 14 yrs)

Must be 12 by August 31, 2018

Technique, Leaps, and Turns,  a class created for the dancer who wishes to give extra attention to improving their technique. This class will focus on the proper execution of basic to intermediate leaps and turns and will include leap combinations and turn sequences.Many styles of leaps, turns across the floor, and combinations will be taught (YES RECITAL)

  • Tuesday 8:15-9:15p-Ms. Anna

Leaps & TurnsD1234 (15 yrs & Up)-New this year

Must be 15 by August 31, 2019

Technique, Leaps, and Turns,  a class created for the dancer who wishes to give extra attention to improving their technique. This class will focus on the proper execution of  intermediate to advanced leaps and turns and will include leap combinations and turn sequences. Many styles of leaps, turns across the floor, and combinations will be taught (YES RECITAL)

  • Tuesday 8:30-9:30p-Ms. Lyndsay

Pilates

The body’s center is axis from which all movements begin and end. Pilates enables dancers to improve and maintain balance and control. This class will give the dancer the advantage of the core strength used when dancers are performing big leaps that look elegant as well as pirouetting across the dance floor with ease and grace. No Recital Dance.

  • Tuesday 7:00 – 8p Ms. Tennille Ages 9 -13 yr old

Lengthen, Stretch & Flex ()

Must be 9 by August 31, 2018

This one hour long class will include various methods of flexibility exercise and stretching with the purpose of improving performance as well as preventing injury.  Flexibility is typically defined as the range of motion available around a joint; specifically cover the area of dynamic flexibility and warm-up. This class is a complement to every dance regime. Using foam rollers, massage balls & resistance bands, you will be led through a series of mild to deep stretches. Yoga Mat is required.

  • Tuesday 4-5p Ms. Lyndsay (9-11yr olds)
  • Wednesday 6:30-7p Ms. Lauren (6-8yr olds)
  • Thursday 5:30-6p Ms. Lyndsay (6-8yr olds)
  • Thursday 4:00-4:30p Ms. Liz (6-8yr olds)
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Acro (acrobatics/tumbling)-New This Year

Acro (acrobatics/tumbling) is centered on fundamental acrobatic technique to increase flexibility, strength, balance, coordination, endurance, timing, body awareness, self-discipline, and confidence. Classes focus on proper hand placement and body alignment with emphasis on the muscles and flexibility required to perform proper technique.

level I: Introductory level class that will build acro skills and knowledge of the basics. Students will learn skills including a baby bridge, forward pike roll, pre-cartwheel, somersault, straddle and tuck jumps, and more. (Recommended for ages 6-11yrs)                            4:30 – 5:30pm -Ms Liz

level II: This class will cover somersault variations, right & left cartwheels, handstand, elbow handstand, bridge kick-over, bridge straight legs feet together, backbend from standing up, round off, backbend stand up.  (Recommended for ages 9-18yrs)                 5:30 – 7pm -Ms Liz   

 

Yoga C1234 (12 yrs old – Up)

Maintain your body’s openness and experience the stress releasing benefits of stretching with this explorative, educational class.

Must be 12 by August 31, 2018
·       Saturday 9:30 – 10:30 12 yrs & up  Ms. Jaclyn

 

 

 

We are thrilled this year to open a whole new level of dance (D-Level) 14-18yr olds (Must be a freshman in HS) Listed below are the classes available to this dancer.

 

Monday, Cont/Improv 8:45-9:30p-Ms. Jaclyn

Tuesday, Jazz (L&T) 8:30-9:30p-Ms. Lyndsay

Tuesday, PBT 8-9p-Ms. Tennille

Wednesday, Hip Hop 8:30-9:30p-Ms. Anna