In Dance Intensive students learn the art and craft of three areas of dance: Ballet, Modern/Contemporary, and Hip Hop. Afternoon electives include jazz, tap, salsa, choreography, and guest artist workshops. Ages 8 - 19, beginner - advanced.
Dance Intensive Curriculum
Monday - Friday, July 16 - 20
(9-9:30) Warm up
(9:30-10:45 am) Ballet Classes
(11-12) Hip Hop
(1-2) Modern/Contemporary/Guest Artist Workshop
(2-3:00) Electives (jazz, tap, salsa, improv, student choreography)/Performance Preparation/Guest Artist Workshop
Fridays, 1:30 pm Student Recital
Ballet. It all starts at the barre, the fundamental language of dance, the ABC's of dance. Ballet helps strengthen the body, improves balance, and follows the rhythm of the music.
Modern/Contemporary dance, even through small movements and simple, helps very often to improvise. One does not necessarily have to always follow the rhythm. This style allows us to work and personalize some of the movements of our body.
Hip Hop make us move in a different way than with classical ballet. It encourages us to dance with more energy, be rhythmically confident, and express our emotions.
Electives are held in the afternoon and are open to all dance students in the styles of jazz, tap, and salsa. Note that students who would like to enroll in the tap elective should have tap shoes on day one of Dance Intensive.
Guest Artist. This year's visiting guest artist is the renowned dancer and choreographer Barry Kerollis. His works have been performed from New York City to Los Angeles, and his career credits include working as Artistic Director of Alaska Dance Theatre, dancing with Pacific Northwest Ballet, and recognition as "an innovator using unique media to connect with audiences" by Dance Magazine. Youtube.com
Our goal is for every dancer, whether a beginner or advanced student, to finish Dance Intensive having signficantly improved upon their dance technique, knowledge of various styles, and their love of dance. Our class sizes are large enough to ensure everyone has fun and makes friends, and yet small enough so that every student gets the attention he or she needs to achieve their full potential.