Wings School of Dance

Curriculum & Overview


Ballet Class
Ballet Classes are based on the Cecchetti method with an emphasis on grace, poise, proper body lines and a thorough understanding of executing proper technique. In addition, students will be instructed on ballet history, terminology and occasionally view age and level appropriate performance videos to assist with their learning. Dancers will be encouraged to use their natural turnout and learn safe exercises for increasing their natural range of motion. All ballet classes will include a center floor warm up followed by traditional barre exercises, across the floor exercises and center floor work.

Jazz Class
Jazz Classes incorporate traditional, Broadway and contemporary styles in a high energy, fun atmosphere. Classes will include warm ups, across the floor technique, center combinations and flexibility exercises set to popular music. Students will be instructed on jazz history, terminology and occasionally view age and level appropriate performance videos to assist with their learning.

Tap Class
Tap Classes include basic footwork, musicality and rhythm. Tap classes will encourage a full body approach which will incorporate all forms of dance to enhance dancers’ overall technique. Classes include warm ups, across the floor exercises and combinations that blend coordination and rhythm into high-energy routines. Students will be instructed on tap history, terminology and occasionally view age and level appropriate performance videos to assist with their learning.

Performance Team
Performance Team Classes offer more challenging, yet nurturing lessons focused on training dancers for performances at community events, conventions and other exciting performance opportunities! Members rehearse once per week to prepare for performances and are required to take one Ballet and one Jazz technique class in addition to their weekly team class. All dancers 8 and up are welcome to join the team. All Performance Team events are mandatory unless otherwise noted.

Creative Dance Classes
Creative Dance Classes meet once a week for 45 minutes of dance exploration. These classes are specifically designed for dancers 4-5 years old. Lessons primarily focus on providing a structured outlet for physical release while introducing Ballet, Tap and/or Tumbling in a creative set of themed exercises often utilizing props and visual aids. Pre-Ballet Classes meet once a week for 30-45 minutes of introductory technique that has a whimsical flare specifically designed for children ages 6-7 in the in-between stages of Creative and full length technique classes. All students enrolled in Creative Dance Classes must be potty trained.

Summer Camps
Summer Camps will be offered throughout the summer months to children ages 5 and up. Campers will attend 4-day themed dance camps based on exciting themes like Broadway, Disney and Glee to explore new styles of dance along with a themed craft project. Dance campers will perform a routine for their parents in the studio at the end of the week to showcase their new moves based on the theme of the camps.

 

 


Class Overview

Class Size
To ensure that all students receive the utmost attention, class sizes are limited. Creative classes will have no more than 10 students and Level 1-3 classes are limited to 12 students. Waitlists will be created for students interested in enrolling in classes that are full.

Ages 3-5
Creative Dance Classes meet once a week for 45 minutes of dance exploration. Classes are specifically designed for dancers 3-5 years old. Lessons primarily focus on providing a structured outlet for physical release while introducing Ballet, Tap and/or Tumbling in a creative set of themed exercises often utilizing props and visual aids.

Ages 5-7
Ballet/Tap/Jazz classes meet once a week for 45 minutes of introductory ballet and jazz technique that has a whimsical flare specifically designed for children ages 5-7 in the in-between stages of creative dance and full length technique classes.

Ages 7 and Up
Level I-III Group Classes meet once a week for one hour.  Students will be instructed on proper technique in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical or Hip Hop dance specifically designed for their age and level. Students will also learn appropriate rehearsal and performance etiquette in preparation for the annual recital. Group classes will be offered in a range of levels, beginner through advanced. Ballet is the foundation for all dance styles taught at Wings School of Dance, students are highly encouraged to take ballet in addition to other technique classes.

 

 

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