BALLET, JAZZ, MODERN & TAP

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Celebrating Our 28th Year!

2021-2022 DANCE SEASON

Beginning the week of September 13, 2021

Please register in advance to secure your place in class

Register online now! Click here.

WATCH ME MOVE (ages 18 months+ with parent or caregiver): 

Mondays, 4:45-5:30 pm

A fun-filled creative movement class for children and parents. This class encourages free movement and play, along with child and parent bonding. Music is chosen to enhance imagination and creativity. A great way to explore, grow, and make new friends! 6-week sessions October 2021 & February 2022. Allison Taber

MUSIC & MOVEMENT (ages 3+): Wednesdays, 2:45 - 3:30 pm

For our littlest ballet dancers: an introduction to ballet for the very young dancer. Two 8-week sessions start October 6, 2021, and February 2, 2022

Allison Taber

 

BALLET/TAP I (ages 5+): Wednesdays, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

One half-hour of tap and one half-hour of ballet in this fun class for kindergarteners and first graders. (Full term, recital)

Jasmine Rand

 

JAZZ/TAP I (ages 6+): Wednesdays, 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Jazz/tap is back! This fun class incorporates a half-hour of jazz with a half-hour of tap for our returning ballet/tap dancers & new dancers. (Full term, recital)

Jasmine Rand

 

DANCE GAMES (ages 4-6): Thursdays, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

A fun-filled Creative Movement class featuring dance, games, and fun music! (Full term, recital)

Allison Taber

 

DANCE CREATIONS (ages 7+): Thursdays, 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Utilizing dance and theatrical games, props & improvisation with lots of opportunity for creative exploration, this fun creative movement class is sure to take children into a whole new world of dance! (Full term, recital)

Allison Taber

 

BALLET I (ages 7+): Wednesdays, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

First-year, full-hour ballet class for our returning jazz/tap dancers or new dancers. (Full term, recital)

Juliette Lauzier Bridges

 

JAZZ I (ages 8+): Thursdays, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

An introduction to this exciting, rhythmic form of dance. (Full term, recital)

Juliette Lauzier Bridges

 

BALLET III (ages 9+): Wednesdays, 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Hour-long ballet class for our returning Ballet II dancers or students new to The Ballroom with equivalent dance experience. (Full term, recital)

Juliette Lauzier Bridges

 

BALLET IV (ages 10+): Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Fourth-year ballet, for our returning Ballet III students or those new to The Ballroom with equivalent dance experience. (Full term, recital)

Juliette Lauzier Bridges

 

JAZZ FUSION (ages 12+): Mondays, 6 - 7 pm

Jazz dance is upbeat & fun. Jazz Fusion links different styles of jazz dance each with its own characteristics and influences. This class is appropriate for our returning Jazz Fusion dancers or dancers with equivalent experience. (Full term, recital)

Sara Handspicker

 

BALLET TECHNIQUE (Ballet VI-VII dancers, 12-17): Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:45 pm

An additional technique class for our Ballet VI/VII dancers-- further expanding their technique essential for strength and systematic progression. (Full term, recital)

Juliette Lauzier Bridges

 

BALLET VI/VIII (age 12-17): Thursdays, 4:30 - 6 pm

A combined class for our sixth to eighth-year Ballet dancers or equivalent. (Full term, recital)

Juliette Lauzier Bridges

 

CONTEMPORARY MODERN (teens & adults 15+): Mondays, 7 - 8 pm

Expressive, energetic, and fun, modern dance changes and evolves. Contemporary modern combines elements of different dance genres but also focuses on self-expression and composition. Pre-requisite: prior dance (ballet, jazz, and/or modern). (Full term, recital)

Sara Handspicker

 

ADULT/TEEN INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED TAP: Thursdays, 6 - 7 pm

Intermediate/advanced level tap includes technique & choreography. A minimum of 10 years prior tap is recommended. (Full term, recital)

Juliette Lauzier Bridges

 

ADULT/TEEN ADVANCED BEGINNER TAP: Thursdays, 7:30 - 8:30 pm

Join us for this fun, rhythmic dance class! 2 years prior tap is suggested. (Full term, optional recital)

Juliette Lauzier Bridges

PLEASE NOTE: Ages in the class description are guidelines. Prior experience is the most important factor in determining class placement. Also, some changes in the schedule may be needed, during the dance term. Classes with low enrollment may be canceled or postponed-- advance registration is important! For more information contact Nan Brett at 207-583-6964.

 

PRIVATE LESSONS & coaching are available with our dance instructors by appointment.

ABOUT OUR CLASSES

We offer classes that focus on building sound technique in an atmosphere that fosters creative self-expression and respect for individual’s varying interests and abilities.

 

Our classes will end with a recital currently planned for the evening of Friday, May 6th, 2022. Our goal for the year-end recital is to not only give family and friends the opportunity to see the dancers in action but also to provide an opportunity for the dancers to experience the joy of performance and the focus and excitement engendered by working toward a concrete goal. Costumes will be simple and choreography will reflect the growing capabilities of the dancers. (Adult students will have the opportunity to participate in the recital fun if they wish.)

POLICIES

 

We will follow the December, February & April school vacation calendar but dance classes will be held on teacher workshop days and many holidays. We do not automatically cancel classes when school cancels for the weather. Cancellation decisions will instead be based upon predicted safe travel for afternoon and evening classes.

 

While, obviously, a sick child does not belong in class, we do ask that you keep in mind the value of continuity and consistency in class attendance. Please give the office a call if your child will be absent & let us know if transportation is an issue (we may be able to help!)

 

Our goal at the Ballroom is to offer high-quality classes, taught by professional performing artists and teachers, at an affordable price. Some limited scholarships and work-study positions are available. (Speak to Nan Brett, director of the Ballroom) Financial hardship should not interfere with a developing dancer’s training.