Types of Dancing

Regular Classes

Ballet Combo: Pre-School Ballet class for 4 & 5 year olds that focuses on imaginative and creative movement as well as a general introduction to ballet fundamentals. This program is a wonderful way to introduce children to dance and music.

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Ballet: ( ):
Graded Levels

         Pre-School (see Ballet Combo as above)
         Primary to Grade 8 (ages 6 and up)

Vocational Levels(including Pointe)

         Intermediate Foundation, Intermediate,
         Advanced Foundation, Advanced One & Advanced Two.

Dress Regulations for Ballet Classes

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Pre-Junior Jazz/Tap Combo: Pre-School (ages 4 and 5 Years)Sure to inspire all our young stars, this creative program will explore both Jazz and Tap steps. A fun filled program, taught by qualified instructors please see our Dance Attire information for more details.

Tap: (ages 5/6 and up) Junior to Advanced ADAPT Syllabus.

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Jazz: Junior 1 to Advanced ADAPT Syllabus (ages 5/6 and up).

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Stretch 'n Tumble:This acrobatic and stretch program is for children age 5 and up who have had limited or introductory acro experience or who have completed our Stretch ’n Tumble programs in the past and are continuing to expand their acro skills. These students will be introduced to acrobatics and tumbling and also focus on flexibility. This class will be strictly for training purposes; choreography will not be offered.

Acrobatics A / B:These programs are available to dedicated students who have mastered basic acro movements and who are interested in developing and perfecting their acro skills further. Dancers must be interested in expanding their acro knowledge in all areas. Flexibility is also a focus for this class.

The division of these classes will be determined by the teachers and studio director after considering both age and ability. A corresponding questionnaire regarding student’s acro capabilities must be filled out at the time of registration as well as an Acrobatics Waiver and Release Form.

Acro Intensive 1 / 2 / 3:Participation in these classes will be by invitation only from the Danscott teaching staff and studio director. Class placement will be determined after considering both age and ability. This program will run for the entire dance year and will be sure to encourage capable students to work hard on learning new acro and tumbling skills as well as perfecting existing tricks. Our goal is to use these skills to enhance any extra choreography that might be offered. An Acrobatics Waiver and Release form must be signed when students register for this program.

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Lyrical / Contemporary:Classes will offer and explore different styles of Lyrical/Contemporary. The teachers will concentrate on perfecting and strengthening technique and also performance ability. An emphasis will be placed on musical interpretation and emotion. Please note that these classes will include more than one level of dancer and are available to Jr 3 B Jazz and up to Int 3/ Pre-Adv Jazz. Students registering for Lyrical/Contemporary must also be registered in a Jazz and a yearly Ballet program at Danscott. Students will be placed in classes according to age and also their jazz/ballet level.

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Technique and Progressions: (Junior 2 Jazz and Higher) All students at a Junior 2 Jazz level to Int 2 Jazz level must register for this mandatory program. Int 3/Pre-Adv Jazz students should note that extra time has been included in their regular class schedule for refining technique; if a technique class is deemed necessary after registration is complete, it will be added and registrants notified. All tech/prog classes will inspire dancers to drastically increase their flexibility and strength and also supplement their overall training by refining technique and overall placement. Turns and jumps will also be a focus in this program. Appropriate tech/prog levels will be determined by the teachers and studio director.

ADAPT Exam Preparation for Jazz / Tap: These extra classes are for students in Junior 2, Jazz/Tap level to Intermediate 3 (Adapt Syllabus) Jazz /Tap level, who are working towards a 2018 exam. These classes will only be offered for 6-8 weeks and will be completed before our Adapt exams in early December. These classes will be mandatory for any students who are working towards their Adapt exams.

You will register for these programs in late September, through the studio office. Further information will be available from your teachers when dancing starts in the fall.

Specialty Classes Available

Musical Theatre:We will be working on different Jazz styles with a focus on improving performance ability, singing and acting, through Musical Theatre. All students are required to take a Jazz class in conjunction with the Musical Theatre class. This class is offered to students starting at the Jr 3 A and as high as Intermediate 3B levels of Jazz. All grouping of classes will be determined by age, dance ability, experience and commitment.

The musical theatre levels will be determined by the teachers and studio director and scheduled accordingly. Participation in competition will be at the discretion of the teacher and director.

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Advanced Contemporary: (this program will be offered for 12 weeks, starting in Sept) This class will focus on different styles and techniques in Jazz with an emphasis on Open, Modern, Lyrical, Ballroom, etc and is under the direction of Miss Sarah Dolan. The guest teachers for this program, will be introducing the dancers to many new forms of Jazz and creative new ideas, all to enhance their overall dance experience. This program will feature many guest teachers and also include weekly conditioning as well as combinations. This program is available to PI 3 B, PI 3/Int 1 B, Int 1 B and Int 3 B (Adapt) level Jazz students or Advanced Foundation Ballet levels and higher.

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Hip Hop / Street Jazz: (This program will be offered for 12 weeks under the direction of Joey Braunwarth.) These programs are an exciting step for Danscott and we are thrilled to be continuing with these 12 week intensive programs. Our sessions are available for dancers at a Pre-Int 3 A & B, Pre-Int 3/Int 1B, Int 1B, Int 3B Jazz level; a second program for dancers at a Pre-Int 1 B and PI 2 A & B, Jazz level; and a third program, Junior Level, for students 6 years + or at a Junior level of dance. These hip hop/street sessions are sure to deliver an exciting experience and will absolutely enhance your child’s overall dance training. See our separate handout for Hip Hop/Street Jazz registration for those who are not already registered in a yearly program at Danscott.

Joey Braunwarth bio, click here.

Partnering and Adagio Class:The emphasis for this program will be on instruction and performance experience in partnering and is sure to motivate and inspire us to reach new heights. This program will be offered providing sufficient participation. Dancers, who will be eligible to attend these classes, will be invited by the Danscott teaching staff and studio director. Watch for further details in early September.

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