Spring Session 2022 - Open Dance Classes
We are offering a 10 week spring dance session. These classes will be open classes, which means students will have the opportunity to explore multiple genres of dance. Including ballet, jazz, modern, tap, acro and contemporary. All classes will be at a beginner level, so students need no prior experience.
(Grade 3 - Grade 5)
(Grade 6 - Grade 8)
-Tan stirrup tights
-Optional black shorts
Hair must be kept off the face and neck, preferably in a bun.
-White fitted t-shirt
If hair is long, it must be kept off the face and neck.
Students may wear an extra layer such as pants or a sweater during warm up.
All dancewear can be purchased at the studio.
Why is there a dress code?
Dress codes serve many purposes when it comes to dance education. They create a sense of community and belonging (my friends look like me, we have something in common), promote discipline (when it’s dance class, wearing my uniform is how I show my teacher I am ready to learn), and allow for full range of movement (I can move my whole body without anything getting in my way). From a teacher’s perspective, a dress code is a system put forth as part of our classroom management plan due to the fact that they eliminate distractions. Eliminating these distractions allows us to maximize our time together with learning and growing. Having a set dress code also reduces stress at home when preparing to come to dance class (when it’s time for dance, I know exactly what to wear!).
My child is advanced for their age, can they dance with older children?
To create an ideal learning environment, age groups are taught separately to ensure proper instruction at each stage of development (just like academic schools). With less of a range of developmental stages in the classroom, the teacher is able to focus on the needs of each individual student no matter their skill set. This is a system put forth in our strategic classroom management plan that allows our time together to be used more effectively. Please do not put our staff in the position of offering preferential treatment by placing your child in a class not intended for them. We strive to treat all families equally and request respect in our decision making as we have your child’s best interests at the forefront of those decisions.
My child is already registered for dance in the regular session, can they register for these classes?
Of course! If your child has been wanting to explore different genres of dance but isn't sure what to try, this session would be great way for them to try out different styles without committing to a full year. It's also a great opportunity to brush up on basics and really refine their technique.
Will students registered for these classes be in the year end show?
No - because this is only a 10 week session, students registered in the spring session will not be participating in our year end show. However we will plan to have parent viewing in the last class, so you can see what your child has been working on!