Dance Classes

 

MONDAY

Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT)
with Clover Robinson
5-6 p.m.
8 weeks beginning Jan. 13
$90 class fee (or $81 for donors)
$85 for Sr Division Dancers
Open to Ballet II & up
Please bring a racket ball to class!
This is an innovative program for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best in classical ballet. Each exercise has been developed with care and guidance with a team of physiotherapists. Students will use fitness and fusion balls as tools to find posture and weight placement, developing correct movement patterns by activating the correct muscles. Activation of these intrinsic muscles assists to prepare the feet, calves, and hamstrings for a safe and healthy transition onto pointe. Clover Robinson is a certified PBT instructor. (Ballet II students taking PBT are invited to take barre of the 6 p.m. ballet class for free.)

Dance Conditioning
with Cassie Serdula
5-6 p.m.
8 weeks beginning March 9
$90 class fee (or $81 for donors)
$85 for Sr Division Dancers
Open to Ballet II & up
Full-body strength & cross training for improved connection with proper muscles for dancing, while reducing the risk of injury. (Ballet II students taking Dance Conditioning are invited to take barre of the 6 p.m. ballet class for free.)

Ballet I
for ages 7 & up
with Sarah Mudd
5-6 p.m.
16 weeks beginning Jan. 13
Formal training in Classical Ballet begins at this level. We’ll focus on learning basic vocabulary, alignment, weight transfer, musicality, and coordination, while dancing in a fun and nurturing environment. Junior Division Dancers are invited to join BTA and participate in the Nutcracker Season and/or the Spring Dance Concert. Parent/Teacher conferences are held the last week of classes to give parents the opportunity to discuss their child’s progress.

Ballet III & IV
with Clover Robinson
6-7:30 p.m.
16 weeks beginning Jan. 13
Dancers will study sustained barre and center work, along with adagio, pirouettes, and allegro combinations, and will be expected to work with greater emphasis on discipline, exactness and precision in skills. Senior Division Dancers are invited to join BTA to participate in the Spring Dance Concert.

Rehearsal for Spring Concert
Ballet III & IV
7:30-8:45 p.m.
beginning Feb. 8

 TUESDAY

Ballet II
with Clover Robinson
5-6:30 p.m.
16 weeks beginning Jan. 14
Ballet II students take two classes per week and focus on developing technical abilities as well as artistic expression, developing self-confidence, coordination, balance, and musicality, while learning the discipline of the art form. Junior Division Dancers are invited to participate in the Spring Children’s Recital.

Ballet III & IV
with Cassie Serdula
5-6:30 p.m.
16 weeks beginning Jan. 14
See Monday’s description.

Beginning Pointe
with Clover Robinson
6:45-7:45 p.m.
16 weeks beginning Jan. 14
Students will be introduced to basic pointe work, developing strength and alignment.

Intermediate/Advanced Pointe & Variations
with Cassie Serdula
6:45-7:45 p.m.
16 weeks beginning Jan. 14
The study of Ballet technique as applied to pointe work.

Rehearsal for Spring Concert
Ballet III & IV
7:30-8:45 p.m.
beginning Feb. 9

WEDNESDAY

Grown Up & Me Dance
for ages 2-3
with Clover Robinson
11-11:30 a.m.
6 weeks beginning Jan. 15
$42 class fee ($38 for donors)
Little dancers along with their adult dancing partners will enjoy fun and games through movement and music. They’ll have so much fun that they won’t even realize that they are learning gross motor skills, listening skills, musicality, social skills, and learning how to follow teacher directions!

Pre-Ballet
for ages 5-7
with Sarah Mudd
4:30-5:15 p.m.
8 weeks beginning Jan. 15 & Mar. 11
$56 class fee (or $50 for donors)
$8 tutu/sash fee (student’s to keep)
Dancers at this level will learn posture, flexibility, and coordination using music and expression, developing a strong foundation of physical and mental understanding necessary for Classical Ballet training. Fun and beautiful basic ballet concepts are introduced. Dancers will learn vocabulary and build a foundation in ballet technique prior to entering into our leveled classes. There will be a mini performance on the last day of class for family & friends.

Teen & Adult Ballet
for Beginners
with Sarah Mudd
5:30-6:30 p.m.
8 weeks beginning Jan. 15 & Mar. 11
$90 class fee (or $81 for donors)
For the student who always wanted to take ballet, but never did. We’ll cover the basics of ballet: learning dance vocabulary, proper body alignment, and coordination. Dance for fitness & fun — it’s never too late to start!

Ballet III & IV
with Clover Robinson
5-6:30 p.m.
16 weeks beginning Jan. 15
See Monday’s description.

Contemporary
with Clover Robinson
6:30-7:30 p.m.
8 weeks beginning Jan. 15
$90 class fee ($81 for donors)
$85 for Sr. Division Dancers
Students will use elements of ballet, jazz, and modern dance to explore a wide range of movement styles, pushing boundaries, gravity, and imagery as they gain technical and artistic experience.

Stretch Conditioning
with Clover Robinson
6:30-7:30
8 weeks beginning Mar. 11
$90 class fee (or $81 for donors)
$85 for Sr. Division Dancers
This class provides an opportunity to release muscle tension and improve flexibility while strengthening core and stabilization muscles essential for enhancing a dancer’s technical development.

Ballroom
with Brenda Angle
6:30-7:30 p.m.
6 weeks beginning Jan. 15
Single $68 (or $61 for donors)
Couple $135 (or $101 for donors)
Learn a variety of dance styles! Perfect for beginners.

Rehearsal for spring concert
Ballet III & IV
7:30-8:45 p.m.
beginning Feb. 10

 THURSDAY

Creative Movement
for ages 3-5
with Sarah Mudd
4:30-5 p.m.
8 weeks beginning Jan. 16 & Mar. 12
$56 class fee (or $50 for donors)
$8 tutu/sash fee (student’s to keep)
This class focuses on the joy of movement, encouraging children to use and develop imagination through participation in dance, storytelling, & music. There will be a mini performance on the last day of class.

Ballet II
with Sarah Mudd
5-6:30 p.m.
16 weeks beginning Jan. 16
See Tuesday’s description.

Ballet III & IV
with Clover Robinson
5-6:30 p.m.
16 weeks beginning Jan. 16
See Monday’s description.

Beginning Pointe
with Sarah Mudd
6:30-7:30 p.m.
16 weeks beginning Jan. 16
See Tuesday’s description.

Intermediate/Advanced Pointe
with Clover Robinson
6:30-7:30 p.m.
16 weeks beginning Jan. 16
See Tuesday’s description.

Improv/Choreography
with Amaris LaSalle
7:30-8:30 p.m.
16 weeks beginning Jan. 16
Students will explore movement and creativity in new, exciting ways through guided prompts, and will develop timing, spacial awareness, and artistry. This is a contemporary-based class, but will incorporate movement from multiple genres of dance, encouraging original and authentic exploration. Try new exercises in imagery, tempo, group, and solo work in a fun and supportive environment.

SATURDAY

Zumba
for teens & adults
with Gabby Sherbeyn
10-10:30 a.m.
6 weeks beginning Jan. 18
$42 class fee(or $38 for donors)
Zumba is a fitness program that combines Latin and international music with dance moves. Zumba routines incorporate interval training — alternating fast and slow rhythms — to help improve cardiovascular fitness.

 

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