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Dance Centre North Curriculum is designed to keep our dancers focused, nurtured and to enhance all aspects of their lives through discipline, respect and proper dance training. This applies whether their aspiration be professional or student and for physical or emotional enjoyment. Class attire is uniformed to focus on the dancers lines without the distraction of added apparel/accessories.
CLASSICAL BALLET: A dance form that concentrates on purity of line and elegance of carriage. With consistent training, the ballet class serves to foster strength and flexibility, while cultivating musicality and fluidity of movement.
VARIATIONS: A class that exposes the dancer to the classical ballet solos/repertoire as preparation for use on the professional stage. These classes are incorporated into the curriculum on a regular basis.
PAS DE DEUX: Partnering skills necessary for a ballet student’s complete training. Entrance into this class is at the discretion of the Director. Only students from the advanced division level taking all ballet classes are eligible.
PRE-BALLET: A class designed for 5 and 6 year old children, with the emphasis on developing the joy of movement through the basic ballet exercises, positions, steps and terminology.
CREATIVE MOVEMENT: An early movement class for 3 and 4 year olds emphasizing rhythm, coordination, motor skill development, flexibility and stimulating the imagination.
JAZZ: A dynamic form of dance focusing on rhythm, expression and style. Various forms of Jazz dance including Theatre Dance are taught concentrating on coordination, technique and stage presence.
MUSICAL THEATRE JAZZ: Is a style class based on the eras of the Broadway Theatre from the 1920’s to present. Students apply jazz fundamentals to Broadway inspired choreography from a variety of musicals and genres.
MODERN/CONTEMPORARY: Structured with a body conditioning/ modern technique warm up. Modern is an interpretive form of dance with its origins in natural body movement and improvisation. This class is a requirement for all dancers in the Upper Division to enhance their overall training and for continuing dance at the college level.
TAP: Style of American theatrical dance using precise rhythmical patterns of foot movement which can produce varied sounds when using a variety of music compositions.
BODY CONDITIONING: Offered at scheduled times throughout the year. A class designed to complement the overall training of a dancer. Focusing on parallel and turned out exercises, core work, stretch and toning exercises developed to assist in injury prevention.
Ballet (Girls): Solid black leotard (no multiple strap backs), pink tights and pink ballet slippers (elastics sewn to shoes – not tied) for Ballet levels Children’s Beginning through Advanced. Pre-ballet may wear any solid color leotard with pink tights and pink ballet slippers.
Ballet (Boys): White t-shirt (preferably form fitting), black tights with black ballet slippers (elastic sewn to shoes – not tied).
Modern, Jazz, Theatre Dance, Tap: Any solid color leotard and footless tights. Tap students please wear tights with feet or convertibles. Tan buckle tap shoes with a low heel, for beginning tap students. Hair must be worn up into a bun.
Short hair must be secured away from the face. No excessive jewelry, leg or thigh warmers, shorts, tshirts, skirts or sweat pants may be worn during class. Please label all of your child’s dance clothing, particularly the shoes. Unlabeled dance wear is hard to return.
**No cell phones allowed in classrooms. **
Join the DCN Family!!
The 2018 Summer Studies Program starts Monday, July 9th and runs through Thursday, August 9th.
Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” OPEN auditions will be held Tuesday, September 4th. Registration begins at 4:00 and the auditions with Moscow Ballet’s Rehearsal Director starts at 5:00 p.m. Register at: http://www.nutcracker.com/youth-auditions/signup-form