~Fall 2018 Schedule at PPAC
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In this class students will gain a more complete understanding of ballet technique. Emphasis will be placed on proper technique and alignment and increasing strength and flexibility. Students are expected to have prior experience in ballet and to be more self-disciplined.
These students will take one class a week.
This is an accelerated ballet class for committed students. More difficult technique will be introduced and students will be encouraged to strive for grace and poise as there will be an emphasis on performance quality. *These students are expected to take two ballet classes a week.
Ballet 3 students must have taken ballet 2 or be seen by Director.
This class is for students who have had some ballet and jazz training. Lyrical dance tells a story. It is a technical form of ballet with the expression and interpretation of jazz. It is strongly recommended that jazz and ballet classes be taken in addition to this class. Students will perform a lyrical dance in the recital.
In this class students will be introduced to the rhythmical and percussive world of tap! A dance form that has a long history through many movies and musicals and is really great for building skills in understanding rhythm and making music with the body! Join us for this fun class with percussive performances in recital!
This class will introduce students to jazz technique and performance. This class will use upbeat music and work with different tempos, focusing on musicality. Jumps and turns will also be worked on. It is recommended that students who take jazz have also taken ballet or take ballet in conjunction with their jazz training, to round out their technique training.
This class, a very popular choice among students, will introduce you to the urban style of dance called Hip-Hop. With its roots based in NYC and LA, this dance is a cultural phenomenon that has taken over. We will go over foundational elements of the dance and work them into fun routines where students will gain confidence with their own movement and the music.
Act, Sing & Dance
Class begins with warm-up exercises that include both physical and vocal components. Students learn improvisational skills through theater games and exercises geared to encourage students to explore various emotions and different ways to express them through pantomime, scene work, monologue work, and character study, all while having lots of fun! These activities increase focus while also expanding vocabulary and encouraging children to speak audibly and clearly.
The intermediate/advanced class takes the skills the student might already know and expands them to more advanced tricks. To be placed in the intermediate/advanced class a student should be able to do a standing back bend and be able to stand up from the back bend, front walk overs and round offs. This class will focus on elbow stands, one handed front walkovers, Valdez, back handsprings, aerials and the technique required to execute these moves with precision.
This class introduces students to theatrical style dancing. Students will study the works of renowned choreographers like Jerome Robbins,(West Side Story) Bob Fosse, (Chicago), Michael Kidd, (Guys and Dolls), and Michael Bennett, (A Chorus Line). In addition, the class will reflect the styles of legendary innovators like Gus Giordano, Charles Kelley, and Jack Cole. (Recommended attire – Black leotard, tan tights, beige or black jazz shoes, or character shoes)
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