tutu ballet
Ages 3-4

This class is designed for our younger students to learn basic ballet terminology, elementary coordination skills, and a respect for the discipline of the art of ballet. All tutu ballet students will receive a tutu upon registering!

Offered:  Friday 5:15 to 6 PM and Saturday 10:15 to 11 AM

 

ballet one
Ages 4.5-6

This class introduces the elementary exercises of ballet technique for mastering the placement of the body, the legs, the arms, and the head. In addition, students will continue to develop elementary skills in the coordination of steps and a respect for the discipline of the art of ballet. 

Offered: Friday 5:15 to 6 PM and Saturday 12 to 12:45 PM

 

ballet 2
Pre-requisite: Ballet one or permission of instructor

Building on the previous years’ skills, the subtleties of the classical training will begin to be addressed. Awareness of correct line will become part of the measure of progress. Coordination between the arms and legs is emphasized and the positioning of the upper body.

Offered: Tuesday 5:15 to 6:15 PM-CLOSED & Thursday 5:15 to 6:15 PM-NEW!

 

ballet 2 INTERMEDIATE

Pre-requiste: permission of instructor ONLY

This class will follow the ballet 2 syllabus but at a more detailed level.

Offered:  Monday 5:15 to 6:15 PM

 

ballet III
Pre-requisite: Ballet 2, ballet 2 INT and permission of instructor

In this class, students begin to understand the interrelatedness of barre and center while continuing to work on basic alignment. The vocabulary will become more extensive, and the importance of transitioning between positions and strengthening stability will be stressed.

Offered: Wednesday 6:15 to 7:45 PM

 

ballet four*
Pre-requisite: Ballet III and permission of instructor

In this level, classical placement should be established as the arms and head begin to respond in a natural way. The students will begin to master beats, various turns, more complicated adagio work, developing elevation in big jumps, and acquiring more graceful movement qualities.

Offered: Monday 4:15 to 5:15 & Tuesday 7:30 to 8:45 PM

 

ballet V*
Pre-requisite: Ballet four and permission of instructor

In this level, the students will begin to explore the study of jumps in various ways with springiness and elasticity of the feet emphasized. Exercises at barre and center will become more complicated and executed at a faster tempo.

Offered: Monday 6:15 to 7:45 & Wednesday 4 to 5:30 PM

 

EPIC ballet*
Pre-requisite: 7+ years of formal ballet technique training and permission of instructor ONLY.

In this level, the execution of the fundamental movements learned in previous levels are carried through with finishing touches. 

Offered: Monday 6:15 to 7:45 & Wednesday 4 to 5:30 PM

 

tWEEN ballet

Pre-requisite:  ages 9-12 with little formal ballet training

This class is designed for students in their tween years with little (3 years or less) to no previous formal ballet training. Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of ballet for later mastering the placement of the body, legs, arms, and head. They will develop correct body posture and alignment, gain an understanding of specific ballet terminology, improve flexibility, as well as learning the respect and discpline required for classical ballet.

Offered: Monday 6:15 to 7:15

 

tEEN ballet one
Pre-requisite:  ages 13+ with no previous formal ballet training

This class is designed for students in their teenage years with little (3 years or less) or no previous formal ballet training.  Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of ballet for later mastering the placement of the body, legs, arms, and head.  They will develop correct body posture and alignment, gain an understanding of specific ballet terminology,  improve flexibility, as well as learning the respect and discpline required for classical ballet. 

Offered: Monday 8 to 9 PM

 

tEEN ballet 2
Pre-requisite: tEEN ballet one

This class is for students who have completed Teen Ballet one, and not yet ready to be placed in a regular level ballet class.  They will continue to build on the skills learned the previous year, while consistently focusing on their whole body connection and an awareness of correct line.

Offered: Wednesday 8 to 9:15 PM

 

adult ballet

Pre-requiste:  none

This class is designed for adults as a beginner's ballet technique class.  Focus will be on barre and increasing flexibility.

Offered:  not offered Fall 2014

 

pointe one

Pre-requisite:  permission of instructor ONLY

Basic elements of pointe work are introduced in this class. Emphasis will be barre work to develop a strong technique in pointe work and continuing to work on placement and ballet technique.

Offered: Tuesday 8:45 to 9:15 PM

 

pointe 2

Pre-requisite:  permission of instructor ONLY

This class continues to develop strength in pointe work while refining the technique.  Continuing to strengthen ballet technique en pointe; the class will consist of barre work and center exercises focusing on the control and transitions to and from pointe.

Offered: Wednesday 5:30 to 6:15 PM

 

*indicates 2 day/week class

Jazz is a high -energy class that allows dancers to explore their own style through the athleticism of dance. Each class will begin with an energetic warm-up that involves stretch and strengthening followed by combinations of jumps, leaps, and turns across the floor. Emphasis will be on proper alignment and technique while promoting and encouraging individual style and expression. CDC's jazz classes EXPLODE with energy! 

 

tutu jazz

Ages: 3-4

This class is designed for our younger students to learn basic jazz terminology, elementary coordination skills, and rhythmic patterns all while shakin' their groove thang! All tutu jazz students will receive a tutu upon registering!

Offered: Saturday 11 to 11:45 AM

 

jazz one

Ages: 4.5-6

In this class, students will begin to explore the basic fundamentals of Jazz. Basic technique, proper body alignment, rhythm, balance and coordination will all be introduced while encouraging each dancers' individual style.  Class is set to upbeat, age appropriate music and explodes with FUN! 

Offered: Saturday 1 to 1:45 PM

 

jazz 2
Pre-requisite:  Ages 6+, permission of instructor
or completion of jazz one 

In this class, students will continue to explore the basic fundamentals of Jazz. Basic technique, proper body alignment, rhythm, balance and coordination will all be emphasized while encouraging each dancers' individual style. 

Offered: Wednesday 5:15 to 6:15-CLOSED & Monday 5:15 to 6:15 PM NEW!

 

jazz 2-INT

Pre-requisite:  jazz 2 or permission of instructor

In this class, students will continue to explore the fundamentals of Jazz in preparation of jazz III. Basic technique, proper body alignment, rhythm, balance and coordination will all be emphasized while encouraging each dancers' individual style. 

Offered: Friday 4:30 to 5:30 PM

 

jazz III
Pre-requisite: Jazz 2-INT or permission of instructor

In this class, focus will be strongly on proper alignment and basic technique, while continuing to build on the previous years' skills.  Combinations will become more complex and emphasis will be placed on building strength and flexibility.  Ballet class is STRONGLY advised.

Offered: Wednesday 4:15 to 5:15 PM

 

jazz four
Pre-requisite:  Jazz III and permission of instructor

Students will continue to improve technique, flexibility, core strength, and certain skills. Proper alignment and execution of skills learned should be mastered. Across the floor and center combinations will become more detailed and complex as we incorporate a more difficult combinations of skills. Students will be introduced to a new variety of styles during across the floor and center combinations.  Ballet class is required.

Offered: Monday 6:45 to 7:45 PM

 

jazz V

 

Pre-requisite:  Jazz four and permission of instructor

Students will continue to improve technique, flexibility, core strength, and certain skills. Proper alignment and execution of skills learned should be mastered. Across the floor and center combinations will become more detailed and complex as we incorporate a more advanced combinations of skills. Students will be introduced to a variety of styles during across the floor and center combinations.  Ballet class is required. 

Offered: Tuesday 4:45 to 5:45 PM

 

 

EPIC jazz

By teacher permission only. No exceptions.

This is the highest level that CDC has to offer in jazz. Classes will incorporate all the basics of technique combined with high-energy and stylized choreography that is current to the dance world. Across the floor and center combinations will become more detailed and complex as we incorporate more difficult combinations of skills. Students will be pushed to the next level in their abilities, while developing their own style.  Ballet class is required.

Offered: Tuesday 7:45 to 9 PM

 

tWEEN jazz

Pre-requisite:  ages 8-11, and/or completion of jazz one & 2

This class is designed for students who are in their tween years and have little (3 or less years) to no formal ballet training. Dancers will set the foundation of Jazz technique, improve flexibility, learn  rhythmic patterns, and gain a greater confidence.  tWEEN ballet is strongly advised.

Offered: Monday 7:15 to 8:15 PM

 

tEEN jazz

Pre-requisite:  12+ with little (3 or less years) to no formal training

This class is designed for students in their teenage years with little (3 or less years) to no formal training.  Dancers will be introduced to the fundamentals of Jazz technique, improve flexibility, learn basic rhythmic patterns, and gain a greater confidence. tEEN ballet is strongly advised.

Offered: Tuesday 7:30 to 8:30 PM

 

tap one
Pre-requisite:
ages 6-9 with little to no previous tap training

This class, designed for our young tappers, will work on elementary tap steps, coordination skills, and gain an increased awareness of musicality and rhythm.

Offered: Friday 7:15 to 8 PM - ONE SPOT LEFT (8/28)

 

tap 2
Pre-requisite: Completion of beginning levels or permission of instructor

This class is designed to refine tap skills, while moving beyond the basics of tap. Students will put the fundamentals to work by learning new steps, rhythms, patterns, and combinations.

Offered: Tuesday 6:15 to 7:15 PM

 

tap 2-INT

Pre-requisite: tap 2 or permission of instructor

Offered: Thursday 6:15 to 7:15 PM

 

tap III

Pre-requisite: Completion of Intermediate Tap and permission of instructor

This technique class will focus on faster and more intricate footwork. The dancer at this level will develop speed, clarity, dynamics, and the ability to execute to complex rhythmic combinations.

Offered: Wenesday 6:15 to 7:15 PM

 

tap four
Pre-requisite: Permission of instructor
ONLY

This class will emphasize the importance of technique and musicality.  Students will learn to use their whole body when tap dancing: to loosen their ankles, work from their hips, incorporate and use their arms, engage their core, and feel the groove throughout their body and soul.  A variety of genres and styles of music are used in class to highlight creative and distinct rhythms. Students learn to clap rhythms, sing rhythms, and count rhythms and will be challenged to think outside of the box.

Offered: Tuesday 7:15 to 8:15 PM

 

teen/adult Tap
Pre-requisite:  Ages 13+ with no previous formal Tap training

This class is designed for students 13+ with little to no formal tap training.  Focus will be on learning the fundamentals of tap and gaining a sense of musicality and rhythm.

Offered: Thursday 7:30 to 8:30 PM

modern one
Pre-requisite: at least 1 year of ballet training & over the age of 9.

In this class, students will learn the fundamentals of modern dance technique. Basic antatomy will be introduced as well as the study of the muscles and their movements to gain a higher kinesthetic awareness. Focus will be on connection to the ground (and moving from standing to floor or vice versa), shifting of weight, catch & release, sequencing the body so it moves as a whole, spacial awareness, and musicality.  Ballet is required with this class.

Offered: Tuesday 5:15 to 6:15 PM

 

modern 2
Pre-requisite: Permission of instructor ONLY

In this level, students will build on the previous years' vocabulary and skills, as they begin to put steps into a sequence, where transitioning through the movements and space will be stressed. Focus will be on through-line, counter balance, and dynamics as well as a more intense look at the previous years' skills. At least two years in this level is required before moving to the next level. Ballet is required with this class.

Offered: Thursday 6 to 7 PM

 

modern  III/four 
Pre-requisite: Permission of instructor ONLY

In this level, students will have a more vigorous warm-up to develop the skills needed to perfect thier technique, understand how it relates to their center work, and build muscular endurance.  Concentrating on proper alignment, use of breath, quality of structural form, oppositional energy, moving through space, directional changes, speed and performance quality. Dancers will gain a strong awareness of how their anatomy and breath is connected to their movement.  Focus will be on emotional connection to movement & performance qualities, clear understanding of breath, articulation of the legs, feet, & arms, and to master all previous years' skills.  Ballet is required with this class.

Offered: Thursday 4:45 to 6 PM

 

EPIC modern
Pre-requisite:  Permission of instructor ONLY. No exceptions.

In this level, students will begin to explore improvisation, contact improvisation, and somatics. They will work on more intricate choreography and perfect their transitioning skills. All previous years' skills should be engrained in their muscle memory so they can discover their individual style and have a greater freedom of expression. Ballet is required with this class.

Offered: Thursday 8:15 to 9:30 PM

 

lyrical one
Pre-requisite: at least 1 year of Ballet training & over the age of 9.

Lyrical is a form of dance that fuses modern, jazz, and ballet techniques and conveys the emotion of a song's lyrics through the body's movements. In this class, students will focus on continuation of movement, connectivity to movement, emotional connection to movements and flexibility. This is a highly technical class and is not reccommended to students who are in less than two classes per week. Ballet is required with this class.

Offered: Friday 7 to 8 PM

 

lyrical 2

Pre-requisite:  at least 3 years of formal dance training and permission of instructor

In this class, students will continue to focus on continuation of movement, connectivity to movement, emotional connection to movements and flexibility. This is a highly technical class and is not reccommended to students who are in less than two classes per week.

Ballet is required with this class.

Offered: Thursday 5 to 6 PM-CLOSED

 

lyrical III

Pre-requisite:  at least 5 years of formal dance training & permission of instructor.

In this level, students will continue to focus on fluidity of movement, timing, and technique while exploring the underlying intention and meaning behind the movement and the music. This is a highly technical class and is not reccommended to students who are in less than two classes per week.

Ballet is required with this class.

Offered: Thursday 8:15 to 9:15 PM

 

EPIC lyrical
Pre-requisite:  Permission of instructor ONLY

In this level, students will be challenged to explore the underlying intention and meaning of movement while working on interpreting music and expressing emotions.  This class is for mature dancers that are ready to find an open and honest connection to movement and incorparate this into their dancing.  Ballet is required with this class.  

Offered: Thursday 6 to 7

Since Hip Hop is not a technique, like other dance disciplines, all levels are solely based upon age unless otherwise suggested by the instructor.

tutu hip hop

Ages 3-4.5

Due to high demand, we are offering a hip hop class for our tiny dancers!  Hippitty hoppers will learn basic rhythmic steps set to upbeat and fast-paced music.  Focus will be on coordination, basic hip hop skills, appropriate classroom behavior, and of course FUN! 

Offered:  not offered fall 2014

 

hip hop one
Ages 5-7
In this class, students will learn various rhythmic steps set to an upbeat soundtrack of hip hop music designed for the young dancer. Focus will be on rhythm, musicality, floor work and FUN!

Offered: Friday 6:30 to 7:15 PM

 

hip hop 2
Ages 8-11

One of our most popular classes!  This class is all about getting your groove on with a high energy warm-up that continues into a choreographed hip hop routine.   Focus will be on increased musicality, performance, and fun!

Offered: Wednesday 5:15 to 6:15 PM

 

hip hop III
Pre-requisite:  Ages 12-15

In this class, students will be challenged with a contemporary hip hop routine after a short warm-up.  Choreography will be high energy and fast paced, and will focus on rhythm, hitting beats, agility, and showmanship.

Offered: Wednesday 6:15 to 7:15 PM

 

hip hop PRO

Pre-requisite:  Ages 11-14 and permission of instructor, must have previous hip hop experience

For the more advanced hip hop dancer!  Same as hip hop III but with more focus on showmanship with harder, more intricate choreography.

Offered: Thursday 7 to 8 PM

 

EPIC hip hop
Pre-requisite:  Permission of instructor ONLY

Our top level of hip hop with harder, more intricate choreography and an intense focus on developing each dancer's personal style.

Offered: Tuesday 6:30 to 7:30 PM

tutu ballet/tap

Ages: 3 to 4

Offered:  not offered fall 2014

 

ballet/tap one

Pre-requisite:  ages 4.5-6

A combo class like no other!  At CDC, we do not believe that 30 minutes per week is enough time for young dancers to fully benefit from each of these two very different disciplines.  Our combo class will focus on either ballet or tap each week (alternating) for the full hour!  This gives dancers the chance to try both, without the interruption of shoe and class changes.  Class curriculum will follow Beginning I level syllabuses for Ballet and Tap.  

Offered:  Friday 4:30 to 5:15 PM

 

ballet/tap 2

Pre-requisite:  ages 6-8

See above description.  Class will follow  level 2 syllabuses for Ballet and Tap. 

Offered: Friday 6:15 to 7:15 PM

 

tutu ballet/jazz

Ages: 3 to 4

Offered:  Tuesday 4:30 to 5:15 PM


ballet/jazz one

Pre-requisite:  ages 4-5.5

A combo class like no other!  At CDC, we do not believe that 30 minutes per week is enough time for young dancers to fully benefit from each of these two different disciplines.  Our combo class will focus on either ballet or jazz each week (alternating) for the full hour!  This gives dancers the chance to try both, without the interruption of shoe and class changes.  Class curriculum will follow level one of ballet and jazz.

Offered: Friday 4:30 to 5:15 PM

 

conditioning*

Pre-requisite:  ages 10+ and enrolled in level four+ classes

A muscle conditioning class that emphasizes breathing, flexibility, core strength and stability.  An intense workout for anyone who wants to develop long, lean muscles and increased flexibility.  Focus is on correcting body alignment and personalizing each dancers' workout to his or her needs.

Offered: Monday 5:15 to 6 PM, Tuesday & Thursday 4 to 4:45 PM

 

leaps & turns

Pre-requisite:  must be in  level four or higher jazz

A high-paced jazz technique class that includes intense core and strengthening exercises and various across the floor progressions. This class  will focus on improving the dancers strength, power, precision, and technique when executing jumps, leaps, and turns.

Offered: Tuesday 5:45 to 6:30 PM

 

musical theater one 

Pre-requisite:  ages 5-8

This is a mixed level class that introduces musical theater dance to young students. Emphasis will be on ballet and jazz techniques and will combine center work and basic dance combinations from musicals. 

Offered: Monday 6 to 6:45 PM

 

musical theater 2

Pre-requisite:  ages 9-12

This is a mixed level class that introduces musical theater dance to young students. Emphasis will be on ballet and jazz techniques and will combine center work and basic dance combinations from musicals. 

Offered: Thursday 4:15 to 5 PM

 

musical theater III

Pre-requisite: ages 12+ and permission of instructor 

This is an advanced level class that combines the technical aspects of jazz with the performance of musical theater. Every 2 weeks, students will focus on one musical and work on developing a character, musicality, stage presence, and acting while dancing.

Offered: Wednesday 8:15 to 9:15 PM

 

*indicates a 2-3 day/week class

all descriptions based on the 2014-15 season

**Classes in the summer may have combined levels**

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