Dance Company Auditions: July 21 & 23
2015 - 2016 Classes Begin: August 3, 2015
Closed for Labor Day: September 7, 2015
Dance Company Classes Begin: September 8, 2015
Our 2015-16 schedule begins August 3, 2015!
Our classes for students 6 years thru 17 years have something for everyone: from ballet to acro, hip hop, jazz, tap & modern. We have great Musical Theatre classes too, where students can sing & dance their way through the school year. We're pleased to offer classes for beginners, as well as those continuing their dance education into Level 2 classes!
Classes for our 2015-16 School Year begin August 3, 2015! Enrollment is now open thru Nov. 30, 2015.
Learning Acro is a fun way for students to achieve core strength, better balance and self confidence in their body and abilities. Our class will include warm ups that teach students how to properly stretch and make their bodies more flexible. Skills such as forward & back rolls, back bends, cartwheels and front & back straddles will be taught on the mats, all under close supervision.
Monday: 7-8pm Register Online Now!
Ballet (6-7yrs, 7-8yrs, 8-10yrs & 9-11yrs)
Our Ballet classes will follow the American Ballet Curriculum and be taught by an ABT Certified Teacher. This program is a natural progression for our Angelina Ballerina & Kindergarten Ballet students. Classes will continue to focus on building a solid foundation in ballet technique with an emphasis on proper placement and safe progressions of movement. All while remaining sensitive to the developmental needs of younger dancers and having fun!
6-7yrs 7-8yrs 8-10yrs 9-11yrs
Tuesday: 4-5pm Friday: 4-5pm Tuesday: 6-7pm Friday 7-8pm
Ballet Level 2 (6-7yrs, 7-8yrs & 8-10yrs)
Students with at least one year ballet experience (other than preschool or kindergarten classes) will continue to focus on building a solid foundation in ballet technique. Class follows the American Ballet Curriculum and is taught by an ABT Certified teacher. Students are trained to use their bodies correctly, focusing on kinetics and coordination, as well as anatomy and proper body alignment. Register Online Now!
6-7yrs 7-8yrs 8-10yrs
Thursday: 4-5pm Friday: 5-6pm Friday: 6-7pm
Ballet for Teens (12-16yrs)
This class is designed to introduce the teen student to basic ballet techniques in order to achieve graceful movement, core strength and proper posture. Students will learn how movements are incorporated into choreography, as well as an understanding of musical awareness and continued rhythm. This class welcomes students who have had some ballet when they were younger, as well as teens who have never had formal ballet training.
Wednesday: 7-8pm Register Online Now!
Broadway Dance (7-12yrs)
This exciting program introduces students to dance steps & routines of Broadway's greatest musicals! Class work consists of a jazz warm-up, stretching, and building a vocabulary of steps and combinations all set to the best music of Broadway.
Monday: 6-7pm Register Online Now!
Hip Hop (6-8yrs; 7-12yrs)
In this class, students will explore rhythms and sounds and how they translate in their body. They will learn basic steps to contemporary funk hip-hop music and popular songs heard on the radio, as well as learn how to count to musical beats of the song in the form called "dancers eight." Class will incorporate how to stay grounded, initiate isolations and fluid transitions, and how to string movement together to form a choreographic piece. Register Online Now!
Saturday: 11am-12pm Thursday: 6-7pm
Hip Hop Level 2 (9-13yrs)
Students will further explore complex rhythms and sounds and how they translate in their body. This fast paced class will introduce more complicated movements and choreography, all to current funk & hip-hop music. Students are required to have at least 1 year of hip hop dance or a hip-hop combination dance class to qualify for this class.
Tuesday: 6-7pm Register Online Now!
Hip Hop/Modern Combo (9-13yrs)
Students will combine the basics of hip hop with the free expression of beginner, modern dance. They will learn fluid isolations, how to count music, as well as how to work to remember choreography. This energetic class will teach combinations to popular hit music as well as R&B styles. This is a great class for students with no prior dance experience or students who already have taken a beginner hip hop or modern dance class.
Wednesday: 6-7pm Register Online Now!
Jazz Level 2 (8-12yrs)
A fast paced class that combines a fusion of jazz dance as seen on TV & stage with mainstream street as seen in music videos. Class begins with a warm up to improve strength, flexibility, posture & alignment. Students are taught which muscles dancers us to make movements or create shapes. As class progresses, students will be introduced to more complicated steps & choreography. Students with at least one year jazz dance or a jazz combo class qualify for this class.
Tuesday: 5-6pm Register Online Now!
Jazz/Tap Combo (6-10yrs)
This class will teach students basic tap terms and moves, training muscles for isolated foot moves, and class routine. Emphasis is placed on the importance of rhythm and clear sounds. Students will also learn the basics of jazz dance and see how dancers create shapes with body movement.
Wednesday: 5-6pm Register Online Now!
Modern Level 2 (8-12yrs)
This class will explore a technique called "weighted release", which is more loose and free-flowing than ballet. Students will also practice improvisation and ballet technique, but with a modern twist. Students who have had at least one year of ballet and/or ballet-modern dance qualify for this class.
Wednesday: 6-7pm Register Online Now!
Musical Theatre Song & Dance Performance (6-9 & 10-17yrs)
This dynamic class introduces students to the combined art forms of song and dance. Class work consists of a jazz warm-up, stretching, and building a vocabulary of steps and combinations, and learning to sing along with the music while dancing. Students have the opportunity to perform in our annual Spring Recital. Each class will be taught by both a dance teacher and a voice teacher. Register Online Now!
Saturday: 12-1pm Saturday: 2-3:30pm
Tap Level 2 (8-12yrs)
This class will focus on training muscles for isolated foot exercises. Emphasis placed on the importance of rhythm and clear sounds, and students will be exposed to a variety of exercises and combinations. This class moves at a quicker pace so students should have at least one year of tap or a tap combo class.
Thursday: 6-7pm Register Online Now!
Anchorage Music & Dance Center
9210 Vanguard Drive, #1 Anchorage, AK 99507
Ph: (907) 345-1555
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