Activity Guide Spring/Summer 2019 - Page 92

DANCE ACADEMY DANCE ACADEMY Our Dance Academy classes and professional, experienced instructors inspire creativity and self-expression, teach core dance concepts, and give students a strong foundation in quality dance technique and vocabulary. Instructional classes are offered throughout the year in six-week sessions. (jm) REQUIRED ATTIRE: Dancers are expected to come to class in appropriate dance attire. No jeans, dresses, sandals or street shoes are allowed. All dancers must wear dance shoes to class. Black jazz shoes are required for jazz/hip hop and theatrical. Black tap shoes are required for all tap and combination classes. Pink ballet shoes are required for all ballet, lyrical and pre-ballet classes. © Daniela D'Argento Program Contact Class Descriptions PARENT/TOT DANCE 18 months-3 years Designed for our littlest dancers, this class introduces basic ballet, coordination, and gross motor skills through creative movement and interactive songs with a parent present. Ballet shoes are optional for parent/caregiver TINY TOT DANCE 2.5-3 years Your child will learn dance concepts and develop rhythm, coordination, and balance while moving and grooving to music and using creative props to inspire imagination. Parents/ guardians are required to stay within the building for the duration of each class, no exceptions. Children must be able to attend class without a parent present. CREATIVE MOVEMENT 3-4 years This class develops motor skills, balance, cognitive awareness, creativity, rhythm, musicality and self-esteem. Parents/guard- ians are required to stay within the building for the duration of each class, no exceptions. Children must be able to attend class without a parent present. PRE-BALLET/TAP 4-5 years KINDER-BALLET/TAP 5-6 years This class is divided into two units: ballet and tap. Your child will be taught core concepts, age-appropriate technique, and vocabulary in these two genres of dance. Kinder classes build upon skills taught in the pre-ballet/tap program. KINDER JAZZ 5-6 years Your child will be taught core concepts, age-appropriate tech- nique, and vocabulary in traditional and contemporary jazz. BALLET/LYRICAL 6+ or instructor approval This class merges the techniques of ballet and jazz. Participants will learn to dance with fluid movements characterized by the expression of their emotions. JAZZ/HIP HOP 6+ or instructor approval This combination class is divided into two units: jazz and hip hop. Your child will learn core technique and vocabulary in both genres of dance. JESSICA MARQUEZ jmarquez@gepark.org (630) 942-7264 FROM THE ARCHIVES: TAP & TOES, 1982 92