Pre-School & Kindergarten
Classes are designed to enhance the creative ability, coordination and musicality of the child between the ages of 3 to 5 years. The classes are 45 minutes or one hour weekly and combine creative movement in pre-ballet, tap and introductory acrobatics.
Students must have a minimum of 3 years of ballet training and be at least 12 years of age. Students must also be enrolled in a ballet training class along with their pointe work.
Limbering and stretching exercises are emphasized while one builds and develops strength, balance and endurance. Basic tumbling will be learned. All students desiring to accomplish beautiful acrobatics should enroll in a ballet class also.
Combination Class Tap/ Jazz/ Ballet
Combination classes in Tap/Jazz/Ballet are available for 1st through 12th grade students.
A style of theatrical dancing that is not as restricted as classical ballet; movements are expressive of feelings.
Classes are open only by audition. Auditions for ages 12 and under will be Tuesday, September 3rd – Jazz 5 PM, Lyrical Ballet at 6PM. Auditions for ages 13 and over will be held Wednesday, September 4th- Jazz 6 PM, Lyrical Ballet 7 PM. All Company Students must take a combination tap, jazz, ballet class, no exceptions.
All the elements of barre, centre, adagio, and allegro are given during each class.
Jazz & Hip Hop
Classes are offered to students 6 years of age and older. Barre and centre floor exercises, isolations, combinations and routines are presented. Various styles of Jazz are taught to pop, rock, blues, hip hop and lyrical music.
The classes emphasize technique, clarity of sound, rhythm, speed and training in basic combinations and routines.
A dance style that combines elements of ballet, modern, jazz, and tap dance techniques. It is commonly set to popular music.
Classes begin on Monday, September 9, 2019.
No Classes on the follow days:
Halloween (Thursday, October 31, 2019)
Thanksgiving weekend (Wednesday, November, 27, 2019 through Sunday, December 1, 2019)
Christmas Vacation (Sunday, December 22, 2019 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020)
February Vacation (February 16-22, 2020)
April School Vacation (April 19th – 25th, 2020)
Memorial Day (Monday, May 25, 2020)
Students interested in Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern and Acrobatics will find classes for their particular talent and will receive instruction by talented, conscientious and dedicated teachers. Although the lessons themselves are to be considered most important, both teacher and student anticipate the annual dance recital which is held mid June, depending on the availability of the theatre rental.
Students are placed at the appropriate levels in each subject based on a combination of age, previous dance training and their demonstrated skill. Students do not necessarily change levels each year since dance classes often vary in pace within the same level, according to how each group works together. Changes may be suggested after classes begin to assure that each student receives the best possible learning experience.
Any color leotards and tights are allowed for classes. Ballet skirts must be attached to leotard. Hair must be pulled away from the face for class. Company students are required to wear black leotards
The required shoes are:
Ballet: White slipper, 3rd grade and below
Pointe: As recommended by teacher
Tap: White (3rd grade and below)
Flat Mary Jane style tap shoe (4th grade and older)
Jazz: Tan Bloch Boot (4th grade and older)
DANCE SWEATERS only are permitted in class.
No sweatshirts or T-shirts allowed.
Fitted dance shorts are allowed.
A non-refundable registration fee of $25 per student and a maximum of $50 per family is payable upon registration.
Tuition & Fees
Payments are due at the beginning of each month. Tuition must be paid regardless of whether the student is present for their lesson. If there is a similar lesson held at a different time, the student may make up their missed lesson during that class. Payments may be made by cash or check (payable to Dawn’s School of Dance or Dawn Rand). A $30 fee is applied for all returned checks.
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Discounts are offered for families with 3 or more children taking classes. Please discuss with the director
Recital Costumes & Sizing
A non refundable $50 deposit is due for all costumes by November 1.