BALLET, JAZZ, MODERN & TAP
Celebrating Our 27th Year!
2020-2021 DANCE SEASON
Beginning the week of September 14, 2020
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WATCH ME MOVE (ages 18 months+ with parent or caregiver):
Thursdays, 4:30-5:15 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 8, 2020, & February 4, 2021. Allison Taber
JAZZ/TAP I (ages 6+): Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 pm
Jazz/Tap is back! This fun new class incorporates 1/2 hour of Jazz with 1/2 hour of Tap for our returning Ballet/Tap & Ballet/Jazz dancers. (full term, recital). Jasmine Rand
DANCE CREATIONS (ages 6+): Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 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 II (ages 8+): Wednesdays, 3:30 pm
Second-year, full hour Ballet class for our returning Ballet I dancers or equivalent (full-term, recital). Juliette Lauzier Bridges
BALLET III (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 V (11+): Thursdays, 3:30-5 pm
Fifth-year ballet, now in a 1.5-hour format for our returning Ballet IV students or those new to The Ballroom with equivalent dance experience. (Full term, recital) Juliette Lauzier Bridges
JAZZ FUSION (11+): Mondays, 6 pm
Jazz dance is upbeat & fun. Jazz Fusion links different styles of Jazz dance each with their own characteristics and influences. This class is appropriate for our returning Jazz Fusion dancers as well as new dancers (Full term, recital). Sara Handspicker
BALLET VI/VIII (13+): Thursdays, 5-6:30 pm
Sixth-Eighth year Ballet- for our returning Ballet V/VII dancers or equivalent. (Full term, recital). Juliette Lauzier Bridges
CONTEMPORARY JAZZ (14+): Mondays, 7 pm
Energetic & fun, Jazz Dance changes, and evolves. As a theatrical form, it can represent musical theater as well as dance styles associated with the popular culture. Contemporary Jazz combines elements of different dance genres but also focuses on self-expression. Pre-requisite: prior dance (Ballet, Jazz, or Modern). (Full term, recital) Sara Hanspicker.
TEEN TAP (Teens 16+): Wednesdays, 5:30 pm
Full hour Tap class for our returning Teen Tap dancers or equivalent (most students have had a minimum of eight years prior tap). (Full term, recital). Juliette Lauzier Bridges
BALLET X (ages 16+): Wednesdays, 6:30-8 pm
10th-year Ballet students further expand their technique essential to progression while also focusing on musicality. Pointe work emphasizes the strengthening of muscles and safe, proper use of feet. (Full term, recital) Juliette Lauzier Bridges
ADULT INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED TAP: Thursdays, 6:30–7:30 pm
Intermediate/advanced level tap includes technique & choreography. A minimum of 10 years prior Tap is recommended (full-term, optional recital). Juliette Lauzier Bridges
ADULT ADVANCED BEGINNER TAP: Thursdays 7:30-8:30 pm
Last year's beginner tappers are now “advanced beginners”! Join us for this fun, rhythmic dance class! (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 7th, 2021. 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.)
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.