​QUALITY DANCE EDUCATION
for boys and girls, beginners, intermediate or proficient/advanced levels.
A NEW FUN WAY TO LEARN :
Three different styles of dance taught creatively.
Fee: $160 / 12-week semester, payable in two payments.
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Placement for Intermediate and proficient/advanced level classes begins
Saturday, August 14, set by appointment when we contact you to confirm your registration. We will try to be flexible. The Playmakers’ fall semester of dance will begin with a few classes of 10 students each because of space and safety concerns. (See Schedules below.)
Girls may wear ballet shoes; jazz shoes are not required, but may be used if already owned. Clothing may be comfortable but appropriate. Again, leotards may be worn if already owned. Boys must have jazz shoes with socks and wear comfortable but appropriate clothing. We can discuss options further when you register.
Each class level (beginners, intermediate, and proficient/advanced) will learn at least 3 differ-ent styles of dance in this semester. They are ballet, jazz and either lyrical jazz or hip hop. Beginning with basic ballet movements, exercises and vocabulary, the student will adapt these to other styles, and create a short routine (which will teach spatial concepts and sequencing of steps.) These dance classes will be based on the National Core Arts Standards for Dance.
Each class level will begin with the knowledge and skills students have and progress to the next level of difficulty. It may take more than one semester to progress to the next level. There is a lot to learn but it can be rewarding and enjoyable for the student. They must have patience and practice often.
CLASS FOR YOUNG BOYS
There is no reason that boys can’t do sports and arts. Dance is a physical and athletic activity requiring great skill, strength and agility. It is an ideal fit for energetic young boys. The class will integrate athletic skills and masculine dance movements to teach boys how to avoid injuries in sports. It will include stretches and splits, jumps and turns, safe falls, acrobatic tricks and hip-hop.
Classes will be on Mondays and Wednesdays due to other activities taking place. The cast for “Gretel! The Musical” are rehearsing this semester as well, using the same room at times. It opens mid-October.
We will attempt to make the times convenient for the students and parents if at all possible.
Young boys’ class: Wednesdays, 4:00- 4:45
Beginners (no previous dance or only one when young) Wednesdays, 5:00– 6:00
Intermediate Level (2-3 years of dance) Mondays 4:00-5:00
Proficient/Advanced: (4 years or more) Mondays, 5:15-6:15.
All students must be 6 years of age this semester. The winter/spring classes will include 4 & 5 year olds. A specific weekly schedule is available when you register.
Possible times for extra classes are available if registrations fill the times listed are Mondays’ 6:30-7:30 and 7:45-8:45. There could be an extra class on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30. If there are other scheduled activities on Mondays, for example, we might be able to add to Wednes-days or shift a Wednesday class to Mondays. But all students in each class must be willing to do this.
The dance instructor, Ashley Davidson, has been in The Playmakers’ productions and activities since 1995, when at the age of eight years old she performed the role of Amaryllis in “The Music Man”. Since then she has continued acting in many productions and has added singing and dancing in others. She now choreographs and directs both dramatic and comedic productions. She is director for the upcoming production of “Gretel! The Musical”. She taught theatre skills for the Playmakers young thespians and a dance team before the pandemic forced the closure of all activities. Ashley studied dance for eight years with Suzanne Boles.