Dancer Border The Dance Conservatory

Class Descriptions and Dress Code

Ballet

Class

Creative Movement (Ages 3-4)
A fun, introductory class into the world of dance. Students will learn basic dance room etiquette, in a fun and age appropriate setting. Dancers will focus on large motor skills, basic concepts and creativity.

Creative Ballet (Ages 4-5)
An introductory class with more focus on ballet terminology, large motor skills with an introduction to ballet technique. Students will reinforce etiquette and concepts introduced in Creative Movement.

Dress: Pink leotard with attached skirt, pink tights, pink ballet shoes. Hair must be pulled back away from face, and attached securely!
Ballet I, Ballet I (exp)
This class is designed for students with little or no ballet experience. Ballet technique, stretching and combinations will be practiced and introduced. Emphasis will be placed on body awareness, balance/control and expression.

Dress: Pink leotard, pink tights, flat ballet shoes, NO SKIRTS OR SHORTS. Hair must be pulled back away from face, and attached securely!
Ballet
These classes consist of traditional ballet training, including stretching, and center allegros and adagios. A strong emphasis will be placed on technique and ballet terms.

Dress: Black leotard – any style, pink tights, flat ballet shoes, NO SKIRTS OR SHORTS. Hair must be pulled back away from face, and attached securely!

Boys: T-shirt (slightly form-fitting), flexible black shorts or sweats (shorts cannot exceed the knees in length; shorts or sweats must be form-fitting enough for body-line detection). Black ballet slippers.

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Bharatanatyam

Class

Bharatanatyam: Indian Classical Dance (Ages 10 and up)
This ancient dance form derives inspiration from the temples of southern India. It has three main stylistic components: Technical, lyrical and dramatic. Bharatanatyam places emphasis on complex rhythmic patterns, graceful poses and expressions.

Dress
Leggings, Tunic, and Scarf.
Bollywood Dance (Ages 12 - 18)
This dance derives inspiration from many forms of dance including Indian classical and folk dances, belly dancing and hip-hop.

Dress
Leggings, Tunic, and Scarf.

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Hip Hop Funk

Class

Hip Hop Funk (Ages 5 and up)
Hip hop is a contemporary dance form incorporating urban street styles, funk and club movement trends. Popping, locking and gliding techniques will be emphasized. All classes offered are beginning level and are divided by age groups, not ability.

Dress: Baggy layers, comfortable & flexible clothing. Socks and tennis shoes. (Please carry these shoes separately in a dance bag – do not wear them outside!) Hair must be pulled back away from face, and attached securely!

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Jazz and Lyrical

Class

Jazz (Ages 7 and up)
This class consists of jazz technique including floor warm-ups, isolations, progressions and combinations. This is a fast-paced class usually set to popular music.

Lyrical (Ages 8 and up)
A graceful style of dance, focusing on emotion, storytelling. Flexibility and ballet technique are emphasized.

Dress: Any solid colored leotard, any color tights, Capri jazz pants or dance shorts, tan tie or slip-on jazz shoes. Hair must be pulled back away from face, and attached securely!

Boys: T-shirt (slightly form-fitting), flexible black shorts or sweats (shorts cannot exceed the knees in length; shorts or sweats must be form-fitting enough for body-line detection). Black jazz shoes.

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Contemporary and Modern

Class

Contemporary (Ages 8 and up)
An expressive style that borrows from lyrical, modern, ballet, and jazz techniques. It allows the dancer to break from the strict structure of ballet with an emphasis on improvisation, floor work, breathing and posture.

Modern (Pre Teen and up)
Pre-Teen and Teen classes focus on a variety of modern techniques. Advanced class focuses on Horton Technique.

Dress: Any solid colored leotard w/convertible tights (optional), capris or shorts. Bare feet or dance paws. Hair must be pulled back away from face, and attached securely!

Boys: T-shirt (slightly form-fitting), flexible black shorts or sweats (shorts cannot exceed the knees in length; shorts or sweats must be form-fitting enough for body-line detection). Bare feet or dance paws.

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Tap

Class

Tap (Ages 5 and up)
These classes will emphasize the development and advancement of tap technique including center floor and progressions; the importance of precision, rhythmic abilities and sound quality is also stressed.

Dress: Any solid colored leotard, any color tights or shorts. Suggested tap shoe: Bloch "Tap On" or Capezio CG09, in black. Hair must be pulled back away from face, and attached securely!
Boys Dress
T-shirt (slightly form-fitting), flexible black shorts or sweats (shorts cannot exceed the knees in length; shorts or sweats must be form-fitting enough for body-line detection). Black flat tie tap shoes, leather finish, not patent leather.

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Competitive Classes

Class

TDC Elite, Pre Elite, Petite Elite, and Pre Petites: Dancers selected through auditions.

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