Summer Term Schedule

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Tuesday

3:30-5:00  Youth and Adult Ballet A

5:00-6:00  Pointe  A

6:15-7:15      Foundational Tap

7:15-8:15      Private Lesson A

Wednesday

3:30-5:00  Musical Theatre

5:15-6:15      Youth and Adult Flamenco

6:30-8:00  Artistry and the Dancer

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Thursday

3:30-5:00  Youth and Adult Ballet B

5:00-6:00  Pointe  B

6:15-7:15      Foundational Ballet

7:15-8:15      Private Lesson B

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 trying something new is relaxed and joyful.  Multiple class options at each level make it easy for dancers to maintain their conditioning and technique throughout the summer.  Private lesson slots are available in the Summer Term; please contact us to arrange scheduling.

Summer class descriptions are below; schedule may change, subject to enrolment.  

Please note that community COVID-19 health and safety requirements will determine whether programming is offered

in-studio or via secure livestream classes at-home.  

REGISTRATION IS PRESENTLY OPEN.   CLASSES RUN JULY 6th - JULY 29TH.

FOUNDATIONAL BALLET:

Offers dancers aged 8 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 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.

Instructor:  Melissa Mahady Wilton

YOUTH AND ADULT BALLET:

Offers dancers aged 13+ the opportunity to explore the elegance and refinement of the Russian Classical 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 more challenging work. Class includes traditional barre, centre and across-the-floor with supplemental conditioning work.

Instructor:  Melissa Mahady Wilton

POINTE:

Offers dancers with previous pointe training the opportunity to maintain and expand strength and technique via barre, centre and across-the-floor work.  Dancers at all levels of pointe training are welcome; exercises will be modified to meet the needs of differing skill and experience levels. Dancers will have the opportunity to learn classical variations appropriate to their level.

PLEASE NOTE:  Participation in Pointe is at the discretion of the instructor. Dancers must be a minimum age of 11 years old, and have prior pointe training to join this class.. Dancers joining The Conservatory who have begun pointe training elsewhere will be assessed to determine their level. Dancers enrolled in Pointe must take ballet class prior, to properly  prepare for the demands of pointework.

Instructor:  Melissa Mahady Wilton

FOUNDATIONAL TAP:

Offers dancers aged 8+ an introductory class for people with happy feet!  Do you ever catch yourself tapping your feet to the rhythm in a grocery store? Unable to keep still when a good beat comes on?Foundational Tap is perfect for anyone who wants to pick up a new style of dance, dancers who have been away from the style for a while, or actors wanting to add a new skill to their resume! Dancers will focus on building up practical tap skills, such as steps, counting, and rhythms, as well as learning short combinations of choreography to have fun and put our new dance skills into practice.  

Instructor:  Courteny Green 

MUSICAL THEATRE:

Offers dancers aged 13+ the unique opportunity to explore the Musical Theatre genre in a jazz-based workshop. The first 60 minutes will focus on proper jazz technique to emphasize safe, strong movement for dancers; including warm up, stretch, barre, traveling steps, jumps and turns. The last 30 minutes will focus on learning styles of choreography from the musical theatre canon, so dancers can become comfortable with the genre and its styles. Dancers will also practice 'mock-auditions' in a safe, comfortable environment, learning short works to perform with classmates that day; as auditions are an essential skill. 

Instructor:  Courteny Green 

YOUTH AND ADULT FLAMENCO:

Offers dancers 13+ the chance to explore the unique rhythms, styles, and structured improvisations of the dances of southern Spain. Dancers will focus on palmas (hand clapping), zapateado (footwork), filigrana (arm and hand movements) and marking or danced steps; including sevillanas (the social dances of southern Spain). Youth and Adult Flamenco builds upon foundations to introduce and refine more advanced work, including exploring the families of flamenco, learning to play and dance with castanets, abanicos (fans), mantones (shawls), canes and/or the bata de cola dress (long train). Dancers with different experience levels will be given variations suitable to their needs.

Instructor:  Anthea Morgan

                                                                                  ARTISTRY AND THE DANCER:

Offers dancers aged 13+ the unique opportunity to enrich and expand their dance artistry via guided discovery of character development and the exploration of their personal, authentic artistic expression. Dancers will have the joy of delving into dance history, repertoire, acting, mime, port de bras, line, etc., to understand the context and evolution of choreographic traditions, and to refine their own unique movement signatures. This relaxed, playful class is suitable for youth and adults with a broad range of experience levels, including beginners. Dancers will grow as storytellers and artists.

Instructor:  Anthea Morgan

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.