Enrollment for 2016-17 School Year:
First Day of 2016-17 School Year:
Anchorage Music & Dance Center
Our classes for students 6 years thru 17 years have something for everyone: from ballet to hip hop, jazz, tap, modern & combos. 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.
This year we have a new class, “Leaps, Turns & Landings” that will show students how to safely jump and land to enhance their performance in other classes such as ballet, jazz & hip hop.
Classes for our 2016-17 School Year begin August 1, 2016! Enrollment is now open thru Nov. 30, 2016.
Ballet (6-8yrs, 8-10yrs)
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!
Friday: 4-5pm Tuesday: 5:45-6:45pm
Ballet Level 2 (7-9yrs)
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.
Ballet for Teens (13-16yrs)
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 taken ballet classes, as well as teens who have never had formal ballet training.
Wednesday: 7-8pm Register Online Now!
Ballet/Modern (6-10yrs & 9-12yrs)
Ballet/modern combo class will incorporate the fundamentals of ballet with the free flowing movements of lyrical modern, most widely known from Fox network's competition 'So You Think You Can Dance,' in which dancers tell a story with their bodies. Many basics of ballet and modern will be covered to prepare the dancer for their next class in either style.
Thursday: 4:15-6:15pm Friday: 6-7pm
Broadway Jazz (6-10yrs)
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.
Thursday: 6-7pm Register Online Now!
Hip Hop-Begin (6-10yrs)
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.
Tuesday: 4:45-5:45pm Register Online Now!
Students 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 with some dance experience and beginners are welcome!
Thursday: 6:30-7:30pm Register Online Now!
Hip Hop for Boys (9-12yrs)
Because sometimes you just want to hang out with the guys! Boys in this class will learn cool steps to contemporary funk hip-hop music, as well as learn how to count to musical beats of the song. Class will incorporate how to stay grounded, initiate isolations and fluid transitions, and how to string movement together to form a choreographic piece. Students with some dance experience and beginners are welcome.
Wednesday: 5:30-6:30pm Register Online Now!
Hip Hop for Teens (13-16yrs)
A fast paced class where students explore complex rhythms and sounds and how they translate in their body. They will be introduced to more complicated movements and choreography, all to current funk & hip-hop music. Students with some dance experience and beginners are welcome!
Tuesday: 6:45-7:45pm Register Online Now!
Hip Hop/Modern Comb (6-10yrs & 9-12yrs)
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.
Saturday: 10:45-11:45am Tuesday: 5:45-6:45pm
Jazz/Hip Hop (6-10yrs)
Class begins with a warm up to improve strength, flexibility, posture & alignment. First half of class is a fusion of jazz dance where students are taught which muscles dancers us to make movements or create shapes. Hip hop half class teaches basic steps to contemporary funk hip-hop. They will also learn how to count to music beats of the song in the form called "dancers eight". Class will incorporate how to stay grounded, how to initiate isolations and fluid transitions.
Monday: 6:30-7:30pm 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!
Leaps, Turns & Landings (9-16yrs)
Class focuses on proper technique to assist students on the leaps, jumps and turns that dancers perform in Ballet, Jazz and Hip Hop in a safe environment. Exercises and conditioning will focus on strengthening the feet, legs & core to insure safety and longevity of ones body. Ballet and Jazz classes will not spend a lot of time focusing on Leaps ad Turns and a student wishing to strengthen their skill level with these techniques may want to consider the Leaps and Turns class as an adjunct to skill development.
Modern Level 2 (10-16yrs)
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. A voice teacher will also work with the students.
Saturday: 12-1pm Thursday: 5:30-6:30pm
Anchorage Music & Dance Center
9210 Vanguard Drive, #1 Anchorage, AK 99507
Ph: (907) 345-1555
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