BALLET, JAZZ, MODERN & TAP
WATCH ME MOVE (ages 18 months + with parent or caregiver): TBD
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.
TBA – we are still looking for our perfect new WMM teacher.
MUSIC & MOVEMENT (ages 3+): Wednesdays, 2:00-2:45 pm
For our littlest ballet dancers: An introduction to dance for the very young dancer. (Two 8 week sessions start October 2, 2019 and February 5, 2020). Taught by Juliette Lauzier Bridges
BALLET/TAP I (ages 5+): Wednesdays, 3:45-4:45 pm
1/2 hour of Tap and 1/2 hour of Ballet in this fun class for kindergärtners and first graders. Taught by Jasmine One (Full term, recital)
BALLET/JAZZ I (ages 6+): Mondays, 3:30-4:30 pm
Featuring 1/2 hour each of Ballet & Jazz for our returning Ballet/Tap dancers and new students. Taught by Karianna Merrill (Full term, recital)
BALLET I (ages 7+): Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 pm
First year, full hour Ballet class for our returning Ballet/Jazz dancers or new dancers! (Full term, recital). Taught by Juliette Lauzier Bridges (Full term, recital)
BALLET II (8+): Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 pm
Hour long Ballet class for our returning Ballet I dancers or students new to The Ballroom with equivalent dance experience. Taught by Juliette Lauzier Bridges
(Full term, recital)
BALLET IV (10+): Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 pm
Fourth year full hour Ballet for our returning Ballet III students or those new to The Ballroom with equivalent dance experience. Taught by Juliette Lauzier Bridges (Full term, recital)
JAZZ FUSION (10+): Mondays, 4:30 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. Taught by Karianna Merrill (Full term, recital)
BALLET V/VI (12+): Thursdays, 4:30-6:00 pm
Fifth- Seventh year Ballet – now a 1.5 hour class for our returning Ballet IV, VI dancers or equivalent. Taught by Juliette Lauzier Bridges (Full term, recital)
CONTEMPORARY JAZZ (13+): Mondays, 5:30 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). Taught by Karianna Merrill (Full term, recital)
TEEN TAP (Teens 15+): Wednesdays 5:30 pm
Full hour Tap class for our returning Teen Tap dancers or equivalent (most students have had a minimum of seven years prior tap). Taught by Juliette Lauzier Bridges (Full term, recital)
BALLET IX (15+): Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 pm
Ninth year Ballet students further expand their technique essential to progression while also focusing on musicality. Pointe work emphasizes strengthening of muscles and safe, proper use of feet. Taught by Juliette Lauzier Bridges (Full term, recital)
ADULT INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED TAP: Thursdays 6:00-7:15 pm
Intermediate/advanced level tap includes technique & choreography. A minimum of 9 years prior Tap is recommended. Taught by Juliette Lauzier Bridges (Full term, optional recital)
ADULT BEGINNER/ ADVANCED BEGINNER TAP: Thursdays 7:15-8:15 pm
Have you always wanted to Tap? Did you Tap as a child or have you been doing our Adult Beginner Tap class? Here is your chance to participate in this fun, rhythmic form of dance! Taught by Juliette Lauzier Bridges (Full term, optional recital)
PLEASE NOTE: Ages in class description are guidelines. Prior experience is the most important factor in determining class placement. Also some changes in the schedule may be needed, (classes with low enrollment may be canceled or postponed) during the dance term 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 8th, 2020. 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.