Classes

January – June 2018 Schedule

Studio A

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

2:00-2:45pm
Tutus for Tots
Ages 3 – 4½
Instructor: Laura

10:30-11:45am
Adult Jazz Movement
Instructor: Laura

3:00-4:00pm
Intro to Ballet & Jazz
Ages 5 – 7
Instructor: Laura

3:00 – 4:15pm
Intro Hip Hop & Tap
Ages 5 – 7
Instructors: Laura/Hannah

(First half is Hip Hop in Studio A. Second half is Tap in Studio B.)

3:00-3:45
Tutus for Tots
Ages 3 – 4½
Instructor: Kyleigh

3:00 – 4:00pm
Intro to Ballet & Jazz
Ages 5 – 7
Instructor: Laura

3:45 – 5:15pm
Ballet II
Ages 9-12
Instructor: Laura

4:00- 5:15pm
Ballet I/ Jazz I Combo
Ages 6 – 8
Instructor: Laura

3:30 – 4:15pm
Hip Hop I
Ages 6-8
Instructor: Laura

4:00 – 5:30pm
Contemporary IV
Instructor: Stephanie

5:15 – 6:45pm
Ballet III/IV
Ages 8 – 12
Instructor: Laura

5:15 – 6:30pm
Jazz/Hip Hop III/IV
Instructor: Laura

4:15 – 5:30pm
Hip Hop II
Ages 9-12
Instructor: Laura

4:00- 5:15pm
Musical Theater Jazz II/III
Instructor: Kyleigh

5:30 – 6:30pm
Pointe IV
Instructor: Kyleigh

6:45 – 7:15
Level IV Rehearsal
Instructor: Laura

6:30 – 7:00
Level IV Rehearsal
Instructor: Laura

5:00 – 7:00pm
Ballet III / IV
Instructor: Laura
(First 30 min is Stretch/Conditioning with Hannah in Studio B)

5:15 – 6:30
Contemporary/Lyrical lI / III Plus
Instructor: Kyleigh
(Level II with Studio Permission)

6:30-7:30pm
Junior Dance Team
Instructor: Kyleigh

 

Studio B

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

4:30 – 5:30
Mini Dance Team
Instructor: Kyleigh

3:30 – 4:00pm
Tap I
Ages 6 – 8
Instructor: Hannah

4:15 – 5:00pm
Tap I
Ages 6 – 8
Instructor: Hanah

3:45 – 5:00
Ballet I
Ages: 6-8
Instructor: Laura

5:30 – 6:30pm
Beginning Pointe

Instructor: Stephanie

4:00 – 5:00pm
Tap III
Instructor: Hannah

5:30 – 6:30pm
Tap II
Ages 9 – 12
Instructor: Hannah

5:00 – 6:30pm
Stretch, Conditioning, Tap II
Ages 9 – 12
Instructor: Hannah

6:30 – 7:30pm
Adult Tap

Instructor: Hannah

Kelsey teaching

Photo courtesy of Michael East

Tutus for Tots

These classes are appropriate for children ages 3½ to 4½ years old. They introduce students to the structure of a dance class where listening and following directions are very important. Students learn basic ballet and tap steps and begin to develop musicality. Imaginative exercises and improvisational dance are elements of each class that encourage students to discover the pure joy of movement and creativity.

Jazz & Hip Hop

In jazz classes, students work on developing a strong fundamental technique along with flexibility, style, and a charismatic stage presence. Hip hop classes are focused on teaching students how to learn combinations of movement quickly and to execute steps with strength, speed, and precision. At FDA, our goal is to train our students to be versatile dancers and performers so that those who wish to pursue dance either in college or professionally will be better equipped to meet the demands of future choreographers and directors. In advanced jazz classes, students work on various styles of dance including hip hop, musical theater, lyrical, and contemporary.

Tap

Tap is important for developing well rounded and versatile dancers and is especially helpful in developing musicality and coordination. Students are strongly encouraged to take tap along with ballet and / or jazz.

Combo Classes

Ballet and Jazz: Students will spend the first half of class learning ballet and the second half learning jazz. Students must have ballet slippers and wear a leotard and tights to class (no jazz pants during ballet). Jazz shoes are optional unless required for a performance.

Jazz and Tap: Students will spend the first half of class learning jazz and the second half learning tap. Students must have both jazz and tap shoes.

Ballet & Pointe

Ballet technique is essential for the development of a strong and versatile dancer. Beginning classes focus on proper placement and body alignment, and students are taught how to turn out safely from the hips. As students advance, training encourages precision, a quickness and lightness of movement, the ability to cover space with ease and grace, and a refined carriage of the upper body.Those who develop the required strength and control are promoted to pointe shoes.

Private Lessons

Private lessons are available upon request. For students enrolled in at least one weekly class, the cost is $30 for a 45 minute class. For students who only study privately, the cost is $35 for a 45 minute class. Please contact the studio to set up a day and time.

Dress Code

All students should arrive to class looking tidy and professional in appearance.

Ballet Attire

Shoes: Pink ballet slippers. Bloch slippers are recommended.

Attire: Pink tights and a pink or black leotard. Short ballet skirts are permitted. Dance sweaters and legwarmers will be permitted in cold weather.

Jazz, Hip Hop & Tap Attire

Shoes: Black or tan split sole jazz shoes.  Black tap shoes.

Attire: Leotards of any color, tights, jazz pants, form fitting tank tops, and legwarmers are all permitted. NO BAGGY CLOTHING.

We recommend Threadbare Dancewear in Arcata for your dance clothing:

Threadbare Dancewear
668 8th Street
Arcata, CA 95521
(707) 822-7894

Performance Makeup Instructions

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