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CREATIVE MOVEMENT

2-3 YR OLDS
FRI/5:30 - 6:00PM
with Melinda Kasal-Canty

Creative Movement - is a fun way for young children to explore movement through music and mimic play. It encourages imagination and creativity as well as expending energy.

INTRO TO DANCE

4-6 YR OLDS
THURS/5:30 - 6:15PM
with Melinda Kasal-Canty

Introduction to Dance – Is a step forward from Creative Movement. As they are able to retain more, slightly older dancers are introduced to the very basic terms of dance, both Jazz, Ballet, and Modern. More upbeat than Ballet, class is conducted with more upbeat music.

BALLET

4-6 YR OLDS
MON/5:30 - 6:15PM
with Melinda Kasal-Canty

Ballet – Theatrical dance in which a formal academic technique is combined with music, poetry, costume, and scenery. Ballet is a highly disciplined stage art, based on a centuries-old tradition of movement. It is also the foundation of many other forms of dance, such as Hip Hop and Jazz. Ballet is a disciplined form of dance that instills poise, grace, body carriage and flexibility. This class concentrates on AGE-APPROPRIATE techniques taught at the ballet barre, center floor, jumps and turns.

BALLET I

7-10 YR OLDS
MON/6:15 - 7:15PM
with Melinda Kasal-Canty

Ballet  – Theatrical dance in which a formal academic technique is combined with music, poetry, costume, and scenery. Ballet is a highly disciplined stage art, based on a centuries-old tradition of movement. It is also the foundation of many other forms of dance, such as Hip Hop and Jazz. Ballet is a disciplined form of dance that instills poise, grace, body carriage and flexibility. This class concentrates on techniques taught at the ballet barre, center floor, jumps and turns.

Level I – Basic class format, terminology, and technique.

BALLET I/II

[COMBO] 7-10 & 11-16 YR OLDS
SAT/12:30 - 1:30PM
with Melinda Kasal-Canty

Ballet – Theatrical dance in which a formal academic technique is combined with music, poetry, costume, and scenery. Ballet is a highly disciplined stage art, based on a centuries-old tradition of movement. It is also the foundation of many other forms of dance, such as Hip Hop and Jazz. Ballet is a disciplined form of dance that instills poise, grace, body carriage and flexibility. This class concentrates on techniques taught at the ballet barre, center floor, jumps and turns.

Level I – Basic class format, terminology, and technique.

Level II – More complicated terminology and technique are incorporated, concentrating more on center floor work, jumps, and turns.
Must have completed at least one year of ballet and placement of instructor.

MUSICAL THEATER

7-16 YR OLDS
TUES/5:15 - 6:00PM
with Melinda Kasal-Canty

Wanna be a Triple Threat (Singer, Actor, Dancer)? Then Musical Theater is for you. A class which allows you to sing, act, and dance...all at the same time. Learn how to use your breath to be able to sing and dance at the same time; improve; and act out your dance moves. Class will teach you to be more of a LIVELIER performer.

JAZZ I/II

[COMBO] 7-10 & 11-16 YR OLDS
SAT/1:30 - 2:30PM
with Melinda Kasal-Canty

Jazz – Showcases a dancer's individual style and originality. This type of dance is high energy, fun, and consist of unique, exaggerated moves, fancy footwork, huge leaps, and turns.

Level I - Terminology and technique are introduced with simple choreography.

Level II – Terminology and technique are mastered. Slightly more complicated choreography is provided.

JAZZ II/III

11-16 YR OLDS
TUES/6 - 7:15PM

Jazz - Showcases a dancer's individual style and originality. This type of dance is high energy, fun, and consists of unique, exaggerated moves, fancy footwork, huge leaps, and turns.

Level II – Terminology and technique are mastered. Slightly more complicated choreography is provided.

Level III -- More complicated turn, leap, jump sequences are introduced and mastered. Choreography is quicker and faster.

FUNDAMENTALS OF TECHNIQUE

7-16 YR OLDS
THURS/6 - 7:15PM & SAT/11AM - 12:15PM
with Melinda Kasal-Canty

This class introduces basic technique in Modern (concepts of Ballet and Jazz are also covered). It also provides development in body awareness, alignment, and use of breath to body movement. Improvisation will also be explored.

Modern is related to ballet, but aims at different types of performance, instead of the classical ballet. Modern dancers prefer a more relaxed and free style of dancing. While ballerinas try to be light on their feet, modern dancers use body weight to increase movement.

[CONTEMPORARY] HIP-HOP

8-16 YR OLDS
WED/6:00 - 7:00PM
with Melinda Kasal-Canty

Originating from Break Dancing of the 1980’s, Hip Hop is an extremely energetic form of dancing. It is unique in that it allows its dancers to perform with freedom of movement, adding in their own personalities, with very fast arm, leg, body, and head movements. Some choreography will incorporate Modern moves and style.

ADULTS (17+)

TUES/7:30 - 8:45PM
with Melinda Kasal-Canty

Dancers will learn a combination of Ballet, Modern, and Jazz.

Ballet – Theatrical dance in which a formal academic technique is combined with music, poetry, costume, and scenery. Ballet is a highly disciplined stage art, based on a centuries-old tradition of movement. It is also the foundation of many other forms of dance, such as Hip Hop and Jazz. Ballet is a disciplined form of dance that instills poise, grace, body carriage and flexibility. This class concentrates on AGE-APPROPRIATE techniques taught at the ballet barre, center floor, jumps and turns.

Modern -- Related to ballet, but aims at different types of performance, instead of the classical ballet. Modern dancers prefer a more relaxed and free style of dancing. While ballerinas try to be light on their feet, modern dancers use body weight to increase movement.

Jazz -- Showcases a dancer's individual style and originality. This type of dance is high energy, fun, and consists of unique, exaggerated moves, fancy footwork, huge leaps, and turns. 

ATTIRE:
Form fitting clothes such as leotards, tank tops, camis over leggings, jazz pants, skorts, or boy-cut shorts (worn over tights). If loose fitting tops are worn, a leotard or tucked in cami/tank top MUST BE WORN UNDERNEATH (no midriffs are to be shown). Must wear Jazz or Ballet slippers. Jazz shoes can be split soles, slip-on or lace up. Can be barefoot. ABSOLUTELY NO SOCKS (can be hazardous to dancer). Hair up and away from face in a bun, braid, or pony tail.

PURCHASING ATTIRE:

--Payless Shoe Source (for shoes only).

- Liesl Dancewear
13885 Hedgewood Dr., Ste #141
Woodbridge, VA 22193
(703-659-2937)

--Heather's Dancewear Boutique Inc.

8759 Mathis Ave.

Manassas, VA 20110

703-331-5964

www.heathersdancewear.com

--Dancewear Solutions (online)

www.dancewearsolutions.com

1-866-542-6500