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Summer Dance Program – July 2014 EARLY REGISTRATION BEGINS NOW!

Ballet technique, contemporary, stretch & strength, posture placement, dance vocabulary and musicality.

The summer intensive program will have a strong classical emphasis with the support of contemporary dance movement.  Creative instruction will be given to explore and refine the classical & contemporary movements with sensitivity to each students particular physical requirements. The classes will focuses on proper and safe body alignment and posture stabilizers. The techniques that are taught in the program are progressive.  It will give the student a strong technical base plus increase their range of motion and overall flexibility.

Programs are held at The Scotiabank Dance Centre studios at the Yaletown downtown location.

All students (ages 7 – 19 years) that are interested in auditioning for the full-time 2014/2015 season will be observed through the summer programming.  Please notify us of your interests for the (ITP) Intensive Training Program.  Current ITP students must attend summer programming in order to be re-considered for Fall 2014/2015 full-time dance season.

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CHILDREN PROGRAMS

Division 1 Intensive (7 – 10 yrs) *ages are approximate
(*Please note registrants that do not have previous ballet dance experience please contact us prior to registration.)

This encouraging and challenging progressive ballet class will introduce the true training of the preliminary basics of ballet technique.  It will not only develop the eager student‘s athleticism but also their appreciation for the art of classical ballet. Emphasis of safe correct body alignment, development of physical strength and flexibility will be progressed throughout the session. The student will learn classical ballet terminology and technique through strengthening exercises, ballet barre work, safe stretching, centre floor movement and combinations with arm movements (port de bras) and  jumps (allegro work).

The contemporary part of the intensive will have a heavy emphasis on connection between the body and mind where dancers are encouraged to explore and discover their inner emotions through movement while pushing their bodies beyond traditional movement.The classes would be exploring balances, weight energy, floor work, rolling, falling and recovery, flexibility and range of motion, jumping through space and physical creative phrasing plus improvisation.  The use of breath, postures, mind and body connections is a large part of the structure of each class to develop the dancers body awareness and natural impulses which are valuable tools for the developing dancer.

Uniform/supplies:  Any solid colour leotard, short white dance socks, ballet slippers, foot undies, black dance shorts, small towel, Flexi-stretcher device, water bottle & snack

Level 3 @ The Dance Centre studios

Tentative 2014 schedule:

1:00-5:00pm Ballet & Contemporary, stretch & strength technique

July 7 – 24, 2014 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)

Aug 5-14, 2014 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs.  Aug dates to be confirmed)

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Division 2 Intensive (11 – 15 yrs) *ages are approximate – Must have previous ballet experience

This encouraging and challenging progressive program will introduce the true training of the basics of ballet and dance technique.  It will not only develop the eager student‘s athleticism but also their appreciation for the art of classical ballet. Emphasis of safe correct body alignment, development of physical strength and flexibility will be progressed throughout the session. The student will learn classical ballet terminology and technique through strengthening exercises, ballet barre work, safe stretching,  centre floor movement and combinations with arm movements (port de bras)and  jumps (allegro work).

The contemporary part of the intensive will have a heavy emphasis on connection between the body and mind where dancers are encouraged to explore and discover their inner emotions through movement while pushing their bodies beyond traditional movement.The classes could often be exploring balances, weight energy, floor work, rolling, falling and recovery, flexibility and range of motion, jumping through space and physical creative phrasing plus improvisation.  The use of breath, postures, mind and body connections is a large part of the structure of each class to develop the dancers body awareness and natural impulses which are valuable tools for the developing dancer.

Uniform/supplies:  Any solid colour leotard, ballet tights, ballet slippers, foot undies, black dance shorts, small towel, Flexi-stretcher device, water bottle & snack

Level 3 @ The Dance Centre studios

Tentative 2014 schedule:

1:00-5:00pm Ballet & contemporary, stretch & strength technique

July 7 – 24, 2014 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)

Aug 5-14, 2014 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs.  Aug dates to be confirmed)

 Register now

 

Full time Intensive Training Programs – 2014/2015 Season

Auditions for these programs will be observed during summer intensive programming.

More information (604) 312-4408

 

ADULT / TEEN OPEN PROGRAMS

Ballet – Level 1 /2 (must have previous ballet experience)

Fundamentals and basic technique is always reviewed and stressed in this program with continual development of dance movement vocabulary and longer combinations at the barre and center practice. Travelling and linking steps together along with pirouettes from a travelling preparation will be taught along with progressive allegro work carry the student into simple grand allegro ballet movements. Review and drilling of allegro will be the strongly focused to move the student forward to the next level where you can combine the allegro work together and start to feel more confident. Understanding the use of major and micro muscles will be emphasized to maximize your bodies potential. Musicality will also be an important focus for this level to understand the how to use the music to help you dance classical ballet with lyrical qualities and ease of movement to advance your studies.

Wednesday 6:30-8:00pm (July 9, 16, 23 & Aug 6, 13, 2014)

Saturdays 10:30am-12:00pm (July 12, 19, 26 & Aug 9, 16, 2014)

$ 25.00 Drop in
$ 180.00 12 hr flex class card

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Ballet – Level 2/3 (must have previous ballet experience)

This encouraging and challenging progressive ballet class will introduce the true training of the preliminary basics of ballet technique.  It will not only develop the eager student‘s athleticism but also their appreciation for the art of classical ballet. Emphasis of safe correct body alignment, development of physical strength and flexibility will be progressed throughout the session. The student will learn classical ballet terminology and technique through strengthening exercises, ballet barre work, safe stretching,  centre floor movement and combinations with arm movements (port de bras)and  jumps (allegro work).

Tuesday 6:30-8:00pm (July 8, 15, 22, 29 & Aug 5, 12, 2014))

$ 25.00 Drop in
$ 180.00 12 hr flex class card

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Ballet – Beginner Pointe / Demi-pointe

Beginner level for students that are physically ready to dance on pointe. The student usually start off on demi-pointe with the instructor before they are allowed to dance on pointe. The dancer must be able to execute all levels of demi-pointe of their regular dance technique classes before they are ready to do pointe work for the very first time. The dancer must be able to hold their turn out properly with good body alignment and placement with a strong classical movement vocabulary. Proper pointe alignment, strength and movement with two feet to two feet footwork will be the focus at this level. (Please note all students must be fully warmed up before taking this class. Previous ballet technique class scheduled is highly advisable.)

Wednesday 8:00 – 8:30pm (July 9, 16, 23 & Aug 6, 13, 2014)

Saturdays 12:00 – 12:30pm (July 12, 19, 26 & Aug 9, 16, 2014)

 

Ballet – Pointe 2 / Demi-pointe
(Student must have permission from the instructor to participate pointe work. All other student may participate in the demi-pointe work of the class.)

A progression from beginner pointe where the student will be focusing on two feet to one foot exercises such as pas de bourre pique, retire and pose along with turns. Students will have the opportunity to build their strength and link their steps together into center practice without the use of the barre. (Please note all students must be fully warmed up before taking this class. Previous ballet technique class scheduled is highly advisable.)

Tuesday 8:00-8:30pm (July 8, 15, 22, 29 & Aug 5, 12, 2014)