Dance Classes Observation Week:
Open Enrollment for Music Lessons, Group Music Classes & Dance Classes Continues thru January!
Some things can make a huge difference in the quality of instruction your child receives, the amount of extra work and hassles the parents must deal with, and the overall enjoyment and satisfaction of being involved with a dance program. Consider the following factors before deciding on a dance studio for your child.
Dance is a very physical activity that requires a lot of jumping, which can put stress on bones and joints. The best way to prevent against potential injury is by choosing a studio with a professional "floating floor". A floating floor is a dance floor that rests on a system of high-density foam, to absorb the shock of jumping. A vinyl composite "marley" floor is accepted worldwide as the best surface layer for recreational to professional dance. A marley floor allows dancers to slide, with a degree of "controlled slip", but is not slippery so there is less risk of slips and falls. Our studio has a floating floor that has over 1,100 high density foam blocks under the floor surface and a marley top surface. Our special floor helps reduce the risk of injuries and allow students to dance longer without getting tired.
When a dance class has fewer students in it, each child receives more personalized attention, learns more and has more fun. With younger students it is easier for a teacher to maintain control over the class and make sure each student understands the concepts and instructions. Our smaller class sizes make sure that no fundamental concepts are being missed. A smaller class also allows our teachers to ensure that students are not developing bad habits or improper technique. All our dance classes max at 12 students per class. Angelina Ballerina Classes & Fun with Broadway Classes are taught by a Lead Teacher and an Assistant when those classes have more than 6 students.
Our recital is held at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium at UAA in May. Tickets for the recital are $15 when purchased before the performance at the front desk and $20 purchased the day of at the door. Children 12yrs & under are free & must be accompanied by an adult.
Costume Fees are due in full by January 31 st
Dance classes for ages 6yrs and older will include 50-55 minutes of instruction and Kindergarten Dance classes (5-6yrs) include 35-40 minutes of instruction. Angelina Ballerina Ballet (3-5yrs) & Fun with Broadway (3-5yrs) classes have approximately 25 minutes of instruction. All dance classes use the last 5-10 minutes for winding down, changing shoes & exiting the dance studio before the next class begins. If a student arrives late, they must quietly enter the studio & wait for the teacher to tell them it is ok to join the class. Students who arrive 10 minutes or more late are not guaranteed they will join the class right away.
Ballet slippers are a soft-soled shoe, with a glove-like fit of leather. They have suede soles to allow for fluid foot movement across the floor. PayLess Shoes carries the American Ballet Theatre slippers for about $21. Please write your student's name in black marker inside the shoe.
Jazz are flexible like ballet slippers, but most have a block-like, half-inch heel. Jazz shoes allow a dancer to point and flex the foot easily. Jazz sneakers are a lightweight sneaker that are both flexible and versatile.
Tap Shoes.Our teachers recommend Capezio patent leather low-heeled taps for beginners.
Non-Marking Sneakers. White soled sneakers that are ONLY worn in the dance studio.
Here's what you'll need to wear for the classes we offer:
|Dancing Together:||Comfy pants & top, or leotard & tights with or w/out skirts. Non-marking sneakers.|
|Angelina Ballerina Ballet:||Pink Leotard, Pink Tights & Ballet Slippers Angelina Ballerina Skirt/Ears - Purchase at Front Desk: $30|
|Kindergarten Ballet:||Pink Leotard, Pink Tights & Ballet Slippers|
|Ballet 6-7yrs, 7-8yrs & 8-10yrs:||Pink Leotard, Pink Tights & Ballet Slippers|
|Ballet/Modern Combo:||Pink Leotard, Pink Convertible Tights & Ballet Slippers Convertible tights roll up at the foot so you can go barefoot|
|Ballet/Jazz Combo:||Girls: Pink Leotard, Pink Tights, Ballet & Jazz Shoes
Boys: Blk Jazz Pants, White Top, Ballet & Jazz Shoes
|Ballet/Tap Combo:||Girls: Pink Leotard, Pink Tights, Ballet Slippers & Tap Shoes
Boys: Blk Jazz Pants, White Top, Ballet & Tap Shoes
|Acro||Girls: Pink Leotard, Pink Tights, Acro Shoes
Boys: Blk Jazz or Yoga Pants, White Top, Acro Shoes
|Broadway Dance:||Blk Leggings or Sweat Pants, Fitted Top & Jazz Shoes|
|Hip Hop; Hip Hop/Modern Jazz/Hip Hop & Musical Theatre:||Blk Leggings or Sweat Pants, Fitted Top & Non-Marking Jazz/Hip Hop & Musical Theatre: Sneakers|
|Jazz/Tap Combo:||Blk Jazz Pants, White Top, Jazz & Tap Shoes|
Shoes worn outside the dance studio & jeans ARE NOT permitted in the dance studio & students wearing either or both will not participate in class.
Anchorage Music & Dance Center
9210 Vanguard Drive, #1 Anchorage, AK 99507
Ph: (907) 345-1555
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