Classes

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2014-2015 ScheduleDownload a Printable Schedule Here: 2014-2015 Schedule

Click Here To Register: 2014-2015 Registration Form

To register, please complete the above form and return it to the office in one of three ways:

1) Drop off your completed form along with tuition and $20 registration fee in our mailbox (#17) which is located next to our front door. The mailbox is locked, secure, and checked frequently.
2) Mail in your completed form along with tuition and $20 registration fee to 17 S. Valley Road, Paoli, Pa 19301.
3) Bring your registration form and tuition to the studio during our open hours. The studio is open during class time, so please see our class schedule to find out when we are open.

 

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Studio 180 offers professional instruction for all ages and dance abilities. Each student’s development, work habits and progress will be evaluated each year to assure appropriate level placement for the subsequent year of study. Student progress is also evaluated on an ongoing basis and level adjustments will be made throughout the year when warranted.

Foundation Dance Classes

Foundation dance classes provide the framework for an understanding of the discipline and artistry of dance. Taught in a warm and welcoming environment, these classes will enable students to gain confidence in their dancing ability while developing their coordination and musicality skills.

Mommy & Me (Age 2) This class is designed as an intro to dance for young students interested in trying dance for the first time. The class provides light exercise and basic movement vocabulary for both mother and child. It is a great way to explore movement together in a safe and friendly environment. Class is added to the schedule at various times throughout the year. Please contact the studio if you are interested in enrolling.

Pre-Dance (Ages 3-4) Pre-dance classes are designed to encourage creative movement, self-expression and group interaction while introducing basic ballet, hip-hop and jazz movement and music concepts. These classes introduce children to music and movement through a structured progression of lessons, activities, and games.

Primary Dance (Ages 5-6) Primary dance classes are a prelude to formal classical ballet and jazz instruction. Students will learn basic vocabulary and steps in a structured, but fun environment.

Professional Training Division 

The Professional Training Division is a curriculum of dance that is based on Classical Ballet and incorporates complementary styles of dance. It provides students with the structure and progression needed for proper training and growth. Students in the Training Division of classes are required to take a class placement and an interview.

Division 1 (Ages 7-8): Correct form, alignment, placement and execution will be emphasized through Classical Ballet technique. Jazz class is a good balance to ballet and enables students to understand and control the quality of their movements while also having fun with dancing to today’s popular music.

Division 2 (Ages 9-11): Correct form, alignment, placement and execution will be emphasized through Classical Ballet technique. Students in this division are required to develop and strengthen proper alignment and technique while en pointe by taking one pointe class per week and at least two ballet technique classes. Classes in jazz and contemporary are encouraged so that students are able to apply their technique to a variety of movement styles and forms of expression.

Division 3 (Ages 12+): In addition to an emphasis on technique, students in Division 3 will begin to focus on musicality and the artistry of their movement through the use of increasingly complex steps and combinations. Students in this division are required to develop and strengthen proper strength and technique by attending pointe, partnering, and at least two ballet technique classes. Classes in jazz and contemporary are encouraged so that students are able to apply their technique to a variety of movement styles and forms of expression.

Teen & Adult Classes

Jazz Hip Hop - Increase coordination, rythym, strength and flexibility while learning some of the latest moves to today’s popular music.

Contemporary - This style enables students to expand their technique in an abstract and expressive form of dance through a blending of ballet and jazz. Class is taught with contemporary music that encourages the dancer to use movement to express strong emotions. Students are not required to take ballet, but are encouraged to do so.

Ballet – Ballet classes with full barre, center, and floor work. Classes are great for professionals, teens, adults, and home schooled children.

Yoga - Enjoy the stress-fighting and health-boosting benefits of yoga through our various class offerings by certified yoga instructors. **Note: Students must bring their own mat.