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2017-18 Schedule RELEASED!

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CLASS: Acro/Tumbling (Ages 5-10 ) 

DRESS CODE: Leotard or dance shorts/top. No shoes. No baggy clothing. No jewelry.

Need to expand your tricks and agility? Look no further, this class will work on cartwheels, forward/backward rolls,back/front walk overs, aerials, back hand springs, and other skills needed to enhance your dance training.Students will build on more difficult skills throughout the year and be able to apply the new skills as an extension to their artistry and ability. 


CLASS: Acro/Tumbling (Ages 11 & UP ) 

DRESS CODE: Leotard or dance shorts/top. No shoes. No baggy clothing. No jewelry.

Need to expand your tricks and agility? Look no further, this class will work on aerials, back hand springs, and other skills needed to enhance your dance training.Students will build on more difficult skills throughout the year and be able to apply the new skills as an extension to their artistry and ability. 


CLASS: Tiny Dancers (Ages 2-4)

DRESS CODE: Leotard and tights required. Preferred pink ballet shoes and tan tap shoes. Hair secured back and NO JEWELRY except post earrings.

Our Tiny Dancers class is designed for the preschool level age group. This appropriate creative movement based class will include learning new ways to move by imitation and imagery, retaining simple to complex sequences and patterns, and using creative risk-taking. Dancers will learn basic locomotor and non-locomotor movement and vocabulary of the genres of jazz, tap, and ballet. They will display the difference between their right and left sides all while having fun in a safe and welcoming environment.


CLASS: Dance Fundamentals I (Ages 5-7)

DRESS CODE: Leotard and tights required. Preferred pink ballet shoes and tan tap shoes. Tan Jazz Shoes are OPTIONAL. Hair secured back and NO JEWELRY except post earrings.

Creating an environment to begin to develop even more dance skills and vocabulary, Dance Fundamentals I is perfect for any dancer who wants to enter the next phase of training. This class will include understanding floor patterns, tempo, level, and directional changes and able to show the differences, identifying the different genres of dance being taught (ballet, jazz, and tap),  and the structural order of each style. Retaining more information on the given styles and being able to perform each with confidence and understanding while all focusing on creative risk-taking and problem solving skills.


CLASS: Dance Fundamentals II (Ages 8-10)

DRESS CODE: Leotard and tights or dance shorts/pants and tank required. NO loose fitting clothing. Preferred pink ballet shoes and tan Jazz Shoes. Hair secured back and NO JEWELRY except post earrings.

Dance Fundamentals II is a continuation of Dance Fundamentals I. Dancers will begin to dive deeper into their technique training and focus on Ballet and Jazz skills and vocabulary. Dancers will increase the level of understanding of exercises and choreography. Dancers will be challenged to know the differences and similarities of Ballet and Jazz.


CLASS: Technique Focus Intermediate/ Advanced (Ages 11 and up)

DRESS CODE:  Leotard and tights or dance shorts/pants and tank required. NO loose fitting clothing. Jazz shoes or contemporary half shoes. Hair secured back and NO JEWELRY except post earrings.

The Alfonso Academy Technique Focus Lab centers around fine-tuning technique and placement for leaps, turns, and other technical skills required for dance. It will review basic placement for dancers, as well as, add more advanced skills such as leaps, turns, and acrobatics. Dancers will be given encouraging individual and group feedback to aid in students’ successes. This class is ideal for an advanced and focused dancer who wants to perfect their technique and continue to push themselves to the next level of training.


CLASS: Technique Focus Lab Beginner

DRESS CODE: Leotard and tights or dance shorts/pants and tank required. NO loose fitting clothing. Jazz shoes or contemporary half shoes. Hair secured back and NO JEWELRY except post earrings.

The Alfonso Academy Technique Focus Lab centers around fine-tuning technique and placement for leaps, turns, and other technical skills required for dance. The beginner/intermediate class will break down the basics for dancers who have zero to a few years of prior knowledge with dance and need more focus on leaps, turns, and acrobatics. Dancers will be given encouraging individual and group feedback to aid in students’ successes. This class is ideal for any dancer who wants to perfect their technique and continue to push themselves to the next level of training.encouraging individual and group feedback to aid in students’ successes.


CLASS: Beginner Ballet (Ballet I) 

DRESS CODE: Black leotard and pink tights. Canvas pink ballet shoes and hair neatly secured in a bun. NO EXCEPTIONS. Warm-up clothing only to be worn during the first few exercises at the barre.  

Boys: White shirt/black leggings-Black ballet shoes

Beginner Ballet is a traditional beginner level classical ballet class. Students will be exposed to the French and Russian methods of training. Class will consist of exercises at the barre and only move to center once ready according to the instructor's progressive curriculum. Dancers will learn ballet vocabulary and variations. This class is perfect for any dancer who wants to continue to strengthen their technique for any dance style and want to train for one full hour in ballet in hopes to progress to the intermediate level. Ballet is the fundamental form of dance to help improve any dancer’s training.  Teacher recommendation needed.


CLASS: Intermediate Ballet (Ballet II) 

DRESS CODE: Black leotard and pink tights. Canvas pink ballet shoes and hair neatly secured in a bun. NO EXCEPTIONS. Warm-up clothing only to be worn during the first few exercises at the barre.  

Intermediate Ballet is a classical ballet class. Students will be exposed to the French and Russian methods of training. Class will consist of exercises at the barre and in center. Dancers will learn ballet vocabulary and variations. Intermediate students are working towards the progression to Advanced placement and Pointe class. This class is perfect for any dancer who wants to continue to strengthen their technique for any dance style. Ballet is the fundamental form of dance to help improve any dancer’s training. Teacher recommendation needed.


CLASS: Advanced Ballet (Ballet III) 

DRESS CODE: Black leotard and pink tights. Canvas pink ballet shoes and hair neatly secured in a bun. NO EXCEPTIONS. Warm-up clothing only to be worn during the first few exercises at the barre.  

Advanced Ballet is a classical ballet class. Students will be exposed to the French and Russian methods of training. Class will consist of exercises at the barre and in center. Dancers will learn ballet vocabulary and variations. Advanced students are continuing to strengthen and challenge their ballet technique to maintain strong clarification for Pointe class.  This class is perfect for any dancer who wants to continue to strengthen their technique for any dance style. Ballet is the fundamental form of dance to help improve any dancer’s training. Teacher recommendation needed.


CLASS: Pointe

DRESS CODE: Black leotard and pink tights. Properly-fitted pointe shoes and hair neatly secured in a bun. NO EXCEPTIONS. Warm-up clothing only to be worn during the first few exercises at the barre.  

Pointe is an extension to Advanced Ballet. Students will be selected to attend when ready for this class. Class will consist of exercises at the barre and in center. Dancers will learn ballet vocabulary and variations on pointe. Advanced students are continuing to strengthen and challenge their ballet technique to become strong all around dancers.  Ballet is the fundamental form of dance to help improve any dancer’s training. Teacher recommendation needed.


CLASS:  Contemporary ( Ages 11 and up)

DRESS CODE: Leotard and tights or dance shorts/pants and tank required. NO loose fitting clothing. Jazz shoes, contemporary half shoes, or bare feet. Hair secured back and NO JEWELRY except post earrings.

The Alfonso Academy Jazz/ Contemporary class will alternate between the two styles and also fuse them together. Dancers will explore jazz and some modern terms during class and will be challenged with intricate choreography and expression. Working on our ability to move in and out of the floor with ease will be a key focus.  Certain technical skills are required and will be increased and perfected. Students will learn to develop themselves as an individual and begin to define who they are as a dancer. Any dancer wanting to challenge their self-expression and performance skills are up for an adventure! 


CLASS: Contemporary/Intro to Improv

DRESS CODE: Leotard and tights or dance shorts/pants and tank required. NO loose fitting clothing. Jazz shoes, contemporary half shoes, or bare feet. Hair secured back and NO JEWELRY except post earrings.

DESCRIPTION: n introductory class that will teach the beginning foundations of contemporary dance (combination of jazz, ballet, lyrical, and modern) through improv dance techniques. This class will explore a range of creativity and teach a strong sense of movement ownership.


CLASS: Dance Improvisation ( Ages 11 and up)

DRESS CODE: Leotard and tights or dance shorts/pants and tank required. NO loose fitting clothing. Jazz shoes, contemporary half shoes, or bare feet. Hair secured back and NO JEWELRY except post earrings.

Dance Improvisation will take the dancer on a journey of self-discovery and expression. This class is designed for the individual to come alive and become a confident person in all that he or she does throughout life. Learning particular tools and skills needed to perform on the spot, the teacher will guide students through the process obtaining these skills through various exercises. Students will be required to use their creativity and step out of their comfort zones. Dancers will also begin to learn how to choreograph and create their own work.


CLASS: Jazz ( Ages 11 and up)

DRESS CODE: Close fitting dance wear.Leotards preferred. NO BIG t-shirts or non-dance bottoms. 

Jazz class will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and patterns. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz such as Broadway, Funk, Contemporary, Commercial to help develop a well rounded dancer.


CLASS: Hip-Hop (Ages 6-10 )   

DRESS CODE: Loose fitting dance wear. Sneakers/street shoes/boots required. Be one with YOUR STYLE.

Keeping to the basics, but adding more intricate combinations and skills, this high energy class will keep you moving to the beat and push you to express your inner style. Different types and culture to hip-hop will be discovered. It will help with learning multiple,rhythms, tempos, and accents while moving in and out of the floor. 


CLASS: Hip-Hop (Ages 11 & up )   

DRESS CODE: Loose fitting dance wear. Sneakers/street shoes/boots required. Be one with YOUR STYLE.

Keeping to the basics, but adding more intricate combinations and skills, this high energy class will keep you moving to the beat and push you to express your inner style. Different types and culture to hip-hop will be discovered. It will help with learning multiple,rhythms, tempos, and accents while moving in and out of the floor. 


CLASS: Stretch and Conditioning (Ages 6 & up)

DRESS CODE: Close-fitting dance wear.

 This class is designed to push and maintain dancers stretching and body conditioning skills. It will help them become more aware of their body and how it is used for dance and physical activity. Preparing the body for classes such as Pointe and gaining physical advances will be a key focus.


CLASS: Adult Ballet

DRESS CODE:  Leotard and tights preferred. Fitness wear accepted (leggings/top). Canvas pink ballet shoes (socks ok) 

Adult Ballet is a traditional classical ballet class. It will present barre, center, and across the floor exercises. Ballet aids with flexibility, focus, balance, length, endurance, stamina, control, centering, and agility. Please join us for one of the best workouts you will ever experience! No age requirement or experience necessary. 

 

CLASS: Contemporary/Intro to Improv

DRESS CODE: Close fitting dance wear. Leotards preferred. NO BIG t-shirts or non-dance bottoms. 

DESCRIPTION: n introductory class that will teach the beginning foundations of contemporary dance (combination of jazz, ballet, lyrical, and modern) through improv dance techniques. This class will explore a range of creativity and teach a strong sense of movement ownership.