|Creative Intro to Dancing Ballet||Pre-Ballet||Pre-Ballet and Tap Dance|
|Ballet & Jazz Dance||Classical Ballet||Hip Hop, Beg/Int|
|Dance Policies & Guidelines||Meet Our Faculty|
Creative Intro to Dancing Ballet is a stimulating, fun and imaginative series of classes that introduce the fundamentals of dance while nurturing a child’s agility and musicality. Students learn to follow the teacher’s instructions while working in a challenging and supportive environment and interacting with their peers. By using games, props, toys and rhythm instruments, the class offers creative ways to challenge the child both mentally and physically.
Jun 23-Aug 11
Sep 1-Dec 8
Aug 29-Dec 5
No Class 11/28
The Pre-ballet class introduces students to a formal study of classical ballet through age-appropriate skill development, creative expression, and music appreciation, while exploring the relationship between music and dance. Students will learn basic ballet vocabulary and steps.
Aug 31-Dec 7
Sep 10-Dec 17
Sep 12-Dec 19
Dress Code Required. No Class 11/28
This combination class serves as a perfect introduction to two dance subjects on the same day! This is an ideal class to develop movement skills, sense of rhythm, music awareness and developmental fitness, as it enriches lives with a love of dance at an early age.
Jun 23-Aug 11
Sep 1-Dec 8
No Class 11/24
In these classes students are taught fundamental ballet technique, vocabulary, exercises at the barre, stretching and center floor work. Students will also learn basic jazz dance steps such as jazz squares, chasses, kick ball change, jazz pirouettes and combinations across the floor.
|W||Sep 2-Dec 9||5-6PM||$220/$233||19008|
No Class 11/24
Classic ballet technique is taught to students through various structured exercises. Ballet classes are traditionally organized, including stretching, barrework, porte de bras, adagio, pirouettes, petite and grand allegro. The techniques and skills learned in ballet class make it the cornerstone of all dance styles. Students will learn technique and placement, while emphasizing musicality.
|Th||Sep 3-Dec 10||4:30-5:30PM||$234/$247||19059|
|Th||Sep 3-Dec 10||5:30-6:30PM||$234/$247||19060|
No Class 11/26
Hip Hop is a blend of today’s high energy urban dance steps. It can incorporate break dancing, popping and locking, funky and percussive movements. All the routines are age-appropriate use non-suggestive music/movements.
|M||Aug 31-Dec 7||3:30-4:15PM||$194/$207||19126|
No Class 9/7, 11/23
Tap & Hip Hop Combo
Ages: 6-8 years old
Instructor: Sandy Taylor
This class teaches rhythm, coordination, and an introduction to basic tap and hip hop fundamentals. As students progress they will learn to refine their dancing skills and master more intricate footwork and movement.
|Tu||Jun 23-Aug 11||4:30-5:30PM||$120/$133||19507|
|Tu||Sep 1-Dec 8||4:30-5:30PM||$234/$247||19508|
Location: Hamilton Comm. Center, Dance Studio, 503B So Palm Dr
No Class 11/24
More information will be added for these Dance Camps soon:
Storybook Dance Camp
Fairytale Ballet Camp
Magical Fairytale Dance Camp
Drum Rhythms Dance
Theatre Dance Camp
Pre-Ballet I & II: Hair must be worn up in a bun or pony tail and tightly secured; hair that gets
in their face can be very distracting for young dancers. Dancers need to wear a leotard, tights,
and pink leather ballet shoes. Absolutely NO BARE FEET IN CLASS!
Ballet I & II: Hair must be worn up in a bun and tightly secured. Dancers need to wear black leotards (any sleeve length) is fine, pale pink tights and pink leather or canvas ballet shoes. In cold weather a ballet wrap may be worn in class; ballet skirts are allowed.
Jazz Dance - Beginning & Intermediate: Black jazz shoes must be worn. Any style of leotard, tights or dance pants. Hair should be worn up and out of face.
Pre-Tap & Tap: Tap shoes and comfortable clothing that does not restrict the dancer’s movement.
Hip Hop: Tennis shoes and comfortable clothing that does not restrict the dancer’s movement. NO DRESSES OR SKIRTS IN CLASS PLEASE.
*Teen & Adult Lyrical Jazz & Hip Hop classes are permitted to wear whatever they are most comfortable in. Jazz shoes are recommended.
**Jazz and Ballet shoes may be purchased at Children’s Boot Shop, 826 Grant Ave., 897-1460. Dance shoes (including Tap shoes) and apparel my be purchased at The Dance Shop in Petaluma, (707) 778-3188 or San Rafael, 459-4008. Sometimes leather ballet shoes are available at Payless Shoe Source. The best place to shop online (of you know your size) is discountdancesupply.com.
There will be no refunds for missed classes. If a class is canceled due to an unexpected teacher illness or absence, parents will be called regarding a make-up class. Classes must start on time in order to warm up properly and prevent injury. Please pick up your children promptly after class from the studio. They must stay with the teacher until they see you.
A $10 LATE PICK UP FEE WILL BE PAID BY THE PARENTS TO THE TEACHER AFTER A
10-MINUTE POST CLASS GRACE PERIOD.
Observing Class: Parents are welcome to sit in the lobby during class and peak in from time to time. We will observe the last 5 minutes of every class for the children to perform for their parents.
Performances/Recitals: Pre-Ballet I & II, Hip-Hop (ages 6-8), & Pre-Tap classes will perform in costume for parents and friends on their last day of class. Costume for this performance will be borrowed from Novato School of Dance.
Ballet I, Jazz Dance - Beginning & Intermediate, Hip-Hop (ages 9-12), & Tap Dance classes will perform Dec. 6 the City of Novato Holiday Craft Fair. The fee f th or costumes is included in the class price.
A full length recital, incorporating all the dance classes will tack place in May. Make sure you sign up your kids for our Spring session so they don’t miss out on the fun!
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the class instructor, Megan Titus, (707) 972-3478.