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class description


Pre-Dance I/II
Ø  An introduction to dance, which includes ballet, jazz, and tap.  Applying the technique the students will use “barre work”, steps across the floor, and a dance combination to further their education.
Jazz and Hip Hop
Ø  Dancing to video and/or Broadway music incorporating isolations, barre work, center stretches, and traveling across the floor with technical moves ending with a dance combination.
Tap
Ø  A combination of styles and techniques for timing, speed, agility and rhythmic dynamics.
Modern
Ø  A style of theatrical dance that breaks from the mold of classical ballet and favors movement deriving from the expression of inner feeling.
Lyrical
Ø  An expressive dance form combining ballet, jazz and modern techniques.
Ballet
Ø  A disciplined art form that demonstrates a graceful and precise way of movement.  Ballet is a background necessary for all forms of dance.
Pointe
Ø  Dancing on pointe requires considerable strength and skill and is a central part of a ballerina’s repertory. 
 
Requirements for Pre-dance, Combination, Tap and Jazz, Modern & Hip/Hop Classes
All dancewear requirements are expected by the third week of classes.
All female dancers are required to wear a leotard and tights for every class.
Ages 3-6 Ages
Ø  Pink ballet shoes. Black patent leather tap shoes.
Ø  Pink leotard (short or long sleeve, or tank-top style) and pink tights. No leotards with skirts attached.
Ø  No dance skirts or tutu.
Ø  Boys need white T-shirt and sweat pants or shorts, black patent leather tap shoes and black ballet shoes.
5/6 Hip Hop
Ø  Pink leotard (short or long sleeve, or tank-top style) and pink tights. No leotards with skirts attached.
Ø  Pink ballet shoes
Ages 7&8
Ø  Tap – Bloch U shell buckle tan tap shoes.
Ø  Jazz – Split-sole black jazz shoes.
Ø  Black leotard with pink(required for ballet) or tan tights. No dance skirts.
Ø  Biker shorts or jazz pants are allowed. (When wearing jazz pants instructors need to be able to see the dancer’s feet.)
Ø  Boys need white T-shirt and sweat pants or shorts, black patent leather tap shoes and black ballet shoes.

All Students 9 and up:
Ø  Tap – Bloch U shell buckle tan tap shoes.
Ø  Jazz  - Split-sole black jazz shoes
Ø  Hip Hop Jazz–Split-sole black jazz shoes - Jazz sneakers for advanced levels may be required
Ø  Black leotard or bike-a-tard is required for class.
Ø  Biker shorts, jazz pants, form-fitting dance warm-up attire are allowed.
Ø  Boys – white T-shirt and sweat pants or shorts, Black split sole jazz shoes. Black lace-up tap shoes (see instructor).
Ø  May also require tan slip-on booties for performance.

Proper Attire and requirements Ballet and Lyrical
Lyrical:  All Levels
Ø  Must take ballet
Ballet:  All levels
Ø  Hair must be securely fastened away from the face and neck.  Hair in bun for all Companies.
Ø  Students may wear form fitting dance warm-ups. 
Ø  Dance skirts are reserved for Pointe class only. 
Ø  Black leotard any style, pink footed tights, pink ballet shoes with elastics sewn on. 
Ø  Pointe shoes must have ribbons sewn correctly and elastics if necessary.
Ø  No shorts, baggy shirts, or loose-fitting warm-ups are allowed.
Pointe
Ø  Pointe must be at least 11 years old
Ø  Must take 2 ballet classes in addition to the Pointe class.
Ø  Must be approved by the instructor and director to enter a Pointe Class
Ø  Do not buy Pointe shoes if you are starting Pointe class for the first time until the teacher instructs you to do so.

*****    T-shirts, sweats and shorts are not part of the dance attire and students will not dance that day.   *****

Please put all names or initials in dancewear - shoes(inside of shoe please), dance bags and jackets.
Contact Information
St Saviours School Of Dance
350 Sound Beach Ave
Old Greenwich, CT 06870
Phone: (203) 637-8555
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