Youth term pricing can be found on the Rates & Policies page.
2013 Fall Schedule of classes:
The 2013 Fall Term ends on December 21st.
Pre-registration for full-term 2013 Fall Youth classes is currently closed, however, we may be able to offer trial classes and late registrations if there is still space in the class. For questions and youth class inquiries, please call 919-797-2871 (Studios office), 919-684-6402 (ADF main office), or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-registration is still OPEN for the following class! Register online here.
DANCING WITH YOUR LITTLE ONE (BIRTH-3 YEARS) WITH JODY CASSELL
Dancing with your child can be fun, bonding, and educational. Dip, swirl, bounce, twist, twirl, and soar into exploring the ways of moving that you can also do at home. This creative movement class includes skill building movements, music and rhythms which add to the fun and learning. All caregivers are welcome. * This class will be divided into 4-week sessions at $60 per session, 2-week sessions at $30 per session, or $20 per family drop-in.
Session 3: November 12 & 19
Session 4: December 3 & 10
2014 Winter/Spring PREVIEW schedule of classes:
2014 Winter/Spring Term begins on January 13th and ends on May 17th. A PDF of the schedule can be found here.
Registration is now open! Winter/Spring Tuition: $255
** Early Bird Discount ** Register your child by January 1st and receive $15 off youth tuition!
BEGINNING BALLET (AGES 6-12) WITH REBECCA ELVIN
Strength, flexibility, and focus are not the only benefits of this introductory ballet class. Students will be introduced to classical ballet technique and vocabulary with an emphasis on confidence and enjoyment. Ballet shoes required.
Creative Movement I (Ages 4-5) with Dana Lossing
Creative Movement provides a basis for a child’s future study of dance. It is important that the class be physically and mentally stimulating, while also being a ton of fun! This class will focus on developing basic coordination skills such as balancing, rolling, skipping, and jumping, as well as some basic dance technique. We will explore the idea of using movement for expression and storytelling, as well as how to relate movement to music. We will stretch and strengthen our bodies through games, dances, and the use of fun props.
Creative Movement II (Ages 6-7) with Rebecca Elvin
This class will also focus on the development of basic coordination, strength, flexibility, and musicality, but will incorporate more dance technique. We will begin to explore the idea of choreography and the memorization of movement. Children will also become familiar with the structure and etiquette of a dance class, starting with center exercises and stretching, then going across the floor, and finishing with a fun dance. Most importantly, your child will learn how to move in new, exciting ways in a loving, supportive, and fun environment!
Dancing with Your Little One (birth-3 years) with Jody Cassell
Dancing with your child can be fun, bonding, and educational. Dip, swirl, bounce, twist, twirl, and soar into exploring the ways of moving that you can also do at home. This creative movement class includes skill building movements, music and rhythms which add to the fun and learning. All caregivers are welcome. * This class will be divided into 4-week sessions, at $60 per session or $20 per family drop-in.
Session 1: January 14 – February 4
Session 2, etc: Dates TBA
DANSTORY (AGES 5-7) WITH MARSHA THOMAS
Danstory is making connections between dance and the real or imaginary world. We will invent movement, learn technique, and explore actions in picture books or imagined stories – eventually creating and communicating our own stories through dance.
Developmental Movement for Young Children (Ages 2-3) with Rebecca Elvin
In this fun and nurturing creative movement class, children will explore dance concepts using multi-sensory props and instruments. Through movement stories, nursery rhymes, and a wide variety of music, children will strengthen and gain greater control of their bodies as well as increase their understanding of how they can move in their own space, through general space and in relation to other dancers. These concepts are particularly important as young children navigate their shared classroom and outdoor spaces with others and discover the strength, abilities and limitations of their growing bodies. Developmental Movement supports healthy brain development as well as positive social and emotional skills.
Hip Hop (Ages 8-13) with Ron West
This hip hop class aims to make dancers aware of their bodies by focusing on weight shifting, dancer synchronization and beat recognition within the most current music styles. As the class continues it will give dancers an opportunity to be exposed to increasingly more complex and fluid movement. Get ready for a fast paced and bumping class!
Introduction to Dance (Ages 4-5) with Rebecca Elvin
In Intro to Dance we will use multi-sensory props and a wide selection of music to explore various dance concepts such as space, rhythm and balance. Students will also be introduced to patterns and combinations that incorporate dance technique and specific dance elements such as leaps, jumps and turns. In addition to directed instruction, students will use self expression and improvisation to further develop their skills. Most importantly, we will be learning and having fun in a safe and supportive environment.
Jazz DANCE (Ages 8-11) with Dana Lossing
This class will introduce students to a variety of jazz techniques, giving them the basic movement vocabulary needed to conquer more advanced jazz classes to come. Upbeat stretching and warmups will be followed by across the floor turns and leaps. We will also work on building a new jazz combination every 3-4 weeks, and review the previously learned material each week.
Modern TECHNIQUE I (ages 8-12) with stephanie leathers
This class aims to encourage creative expression through movement, investigation and development of artistic ideas through improvisation and understanding of dance technique, and performance regardless of previous experience. Students will use whole body movements, strength, flexibility, endurance, and proper alignment to understand and develop dance technique. Utilizing time, space, weight, and flow, momentum and breath, students will learn how to move safely and naturally. Most importantly, it is an opportunity to establish a community in dance and safe place to explore new or familiar ideas.
Modern Technique II (Ages 12-16) with William Commander
This beginner level modern technique is open to students with no prior dance training but will also be fun for those with previous dance experience. Focus will be on anatomical intelligence and spatial awareness. This class begins with a warm-up of exercises to develop a strong core and flexibility that will enable students to maintain a stronger and healthier body. Some concepts of partnering will be introduced to students. Ultimately, this class is about the joy of moving and being creative.
Pre-Ballet (Ages 4-5) with Rebecca Elvin
This class offers a fun and stimulating introduction to ballet. Students will explore ballet technique and learn dance vocabulary in an imaginative and supportive learning environment. Focus, body awareness, self expression and musicality round out this age appropriate dance experience. Ballet shoes required.