Summer Term Schedule
2:30-3:30 Foundational / Intermediate / Advanced Flamenco
EXPERIENCE THE JOY OF DANCE IN THE SUMMER!
Summer time is the perfect time to enjoy dance for fun, community and fitness. Our 4-week summer session offers the option of drop-in or term enrolment to make scheduling around vacation or other plans a breeze! Classes are open to all abilities and experience levels, so that trying something new is easy and stress-free. Multiple class options at each level make it easy for dancers to maintain their conditioning and technique throughout the summer. Summer class descriptions are below; schedule may change, subject to enrolment.
Please note that while we are delighted to offer the present schedule, the health and safety requirements of the COVID-19 pandemic mean that programming is currently offered via secure livestream classes at-home.
REGISTRATION IS PRESENTLY OPEN. CLASSES RUN JULY 5th - JULY 31st.
Offers students aged 7 to 12 the opportunity to explore and consolidate the technical and artistic foundations of classical ballet in the Russian Classical Style. This class provides an excellent introduction for students who are new to ballet, and allows students with beginning ballet training the opportunity to prepare for intermediate work. Dancers of all abilities and are welcome; modifications and variations of exercises will be given to suit all skill and experience levels. Class includes traditional barre, centre and across-the-floor work.
YOUTH AND ADULT BALLET:
Offers students aged 13+ the opportunity to explore the elegance and refinement of the Vaganova style, via true ballet training that develops strength, flexibility, musicality and artistry beyond a barre class. Dancers of all abilities are welcome; modifications and variations of exercises will be given to suit all skill levels. Beginning dancers will focus on foundational technique, whereas intermediate and advanced dancers will be given progressively challenging work. Class includes traditional barre, centre and across-the-floor.
Offers students with previous pointe training the opportunity to develop and maintain strength, expand their technical prowess and explore repertoire via barre, centre and across-the-floor work. Dancers at all levels of pointe training are welcome; modifications will be offered for exercises to meet the needs of differing skills and experience. Students will also have the opportunity to learn classical variations.
PLEASE NOTE: Participation in Pointe class is solely at the discretion of the instructor. For safety reasons, students will not be allowed to dance en pointe until they are at a minimum age of 11 years old. Students who have not begun pointe training will not be eligible to join this class. Students joining The Conservatory who have begun pointe training elsewhere will be evaluated to determine their level. Students enrolled in Pointe are required to take ballet class prior, to properly warm-up and prepare for the demands of pointe work.
IMPROVISATION & COMPOSITION:
Offers dancers aged 13+ the opportunity to explore the creative process and the elements of choreographic composition in a collaborative environment. Taught by Guest Artist-in-Residence Sylvia Berman, dancers will learn different methods and techniques in the contemporary idiom to inspire and refine the generation of movement phrases, and work together to create original pieces for performance.
Offers dancers ages 11+ the opportunity to develop strength and flexibility to support and enhance their dance technique, using the latest tools from dance medicine and renowned methodologies such as Progressing Ballet Technique. Dance Conditioning is an excellent class for intermediate, advanced and adult dancers (particularly dancers in Pre-pointe and Pointe) who wish to develop and maintain superior range of motion and dynamic stability in extension, turns, jumps and balances.
COMBINED FOUNDATIONAL / INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED FLAMENCO:
Offers flamenco dancers with some previous training the opportunity to build upon foundational basics, and introduces and refines more advanced work; including exploring the different families of flamenco dance, learning to play and dance with castanets, abanicos (fans), mantones (shawls), canes and/or the bata de cola dress with long train.
Looking for other dance styles not yet on the schedule? Drop us a note!
We are open to offer additional classes with sufficient interest, and are happy to maintain a waiting list for programming requests.