Acting class is open to all students beginning in Ballet I. Its purpose is to help dancers to explore their own individual artistry, build confidence, leadership skills and develop team cooperation. The curriculum uses theater games and improvisation to help artists develop the ability to make creative choices when preparing to perform a variation or full-length ballet.
For dancers with little to no experience in hip-hop dance. This class is designed to introduce concepts of the hip-hop culture as well as musicality, coordination, style, self-confidence, increase memory and execution of movement. The warm-up is designed to instill and nurture movement that the student can use to express themselves and get familiar with this style of dance.
For dancers with a little to moderate amount of hip-hop training. This class is designed to elaborate upon the hip-hop culture and use those concepts to explore urban movement. We will practice musicality, coordination, style, isolations, self-confidence, increase memory and execution of movement. The class purpose is to begin to focus these standard concepts into technically fun and inspiring dances. Lessons in this class can be applied to athletic development, cultural awareness and exploring creativity.
For dancers with a moderate to exceptional amount of hip-hop training. This class is designed to share concepts of the hip-hop culture and fine tune those concepts while challenging the dancer to express himself/herself using musicality, coordination, style, movement quality and high-level choreography. These classes will be used to prepare the student for master classes that will be featured at the studio.
Parents and students are encouraged to avoid making appointments during class time. Students who miss class regularly will be moved into a lower class level in order to maintain the integrity of each class’s curriculum. Parents must notify the Academy if their child is going to be absent. Students are encouraged to make-up all missed classes as quickly as possible.
The class terms at the Academy are August thru July. Meaning, classes begin in mid-August of one year and end in July of the next year. Tuition at the Academy is based on a single amount divided into twelve monthly payments. Tuition is due by the tenth of each month. A late fee of $10 is expected for payments received after the tenth of each month. Tuition is not reduced to reflect missed classes due to illness, work schedules, vacations, or holidays. Make-up classes can be arranged with the teacher. Adjustments will be made for summer vacations if the Academy is notified in writing beforehand.
A student is considered enrolled in a class until the Academy is notified in writing that the student will not be returning. This policy permits the Academy to keep the enrollment in each level from exceeding the limit established by the Directors to maintain professional standards. Tuition is due until written notification is received. Notifications can be mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.