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Combined Early Education, Ages 3-7: Friday 9-10 a.m.
Combines the curriculum of Creative Movement, Dance Exploration, and Intro to Dance.
Creative Movement, Ages 3 & 4: Saturday 9-10 a.m.
Emphasis on connecting ideas with movement, creative expression, and musicality.
Dance Exploration, Age 5: Saturday 10-11 a.m.
Emphasis on social and spatial awareness and character development.
Intro to Dance, Ages 6 & 7: Saturday 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Emphasis on body awareness, pattern/pathway reproduction, rhythm awareness, and classroom etiquette.
Ballet 1, Ages 7 & 8: Monday 4-5 p.m., Thursday 6-7 p.m.
Emphasis on alignment and placement, self-control and positions. This level marks the beginning of the formal training in the art of ballet.
Ballet 2-3, Ages 9-12: Monday & Friday 5-7 p.m., Wednesday 4-6 p.m.
Improving the strength in the lower body, feet, and back, as well as coordination between movements. The study of pirouettes and pointe (as permitted by instructor) begin. Students are expected to maintain consistent alignment throughout a given exercise.
Modern 1, Ages 10 & up: Wednesday 7-8 p.m. (previously Contemporary)
Emphasis is placed on alignment, balance, strength, and flexibility to enhance proper dance technique. Graham, Limon, and Bartenieff Fundamentals are referenced as students learn floor work, weight shifting, and traveling, as well as practice dynamic, expressive interpretations of movement.
Jazz 1, Ages 10 & up: Thursday 6-7 p.m.
This beginner’s jazz class will focus on learning proper dance technique and terminology. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz to help develop a well-rounded dancer. Class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with jazz movement and it is recommended that students have knowledge of Ballet 3 techniques before taking this class. The class includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, and combinations.
Hip Hop 1-2, Ages 7 & up: Thursday 6-7 p.m.
A high-energy class that infuses the basics of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements. Class includes upper and lower body conditioning as well as a rigorous warm-up to help prepare students for more stamina and body control.
Ballet 4-5, Ages 13 & up: Tuesday 4-6 p.m. & Thursday 5-7 p.m.
Emphasis on strengthening stability in various movements, delving into musicality and artistic expression, and further developing pointe work. Developing graceful transitions and suppleness with an emphasis on performance quality.
Ballet 6-7, Ages 14 & up: Monday & Tuesday 6-8 p.m.
The more difficult forms of adagio are introduced with continuation of polishing the technique of turns and more advanced sections of allegro (jumps). Further development of combinations in adagio, allegro, and exercises on pointe, with the use of both classical and contemporary music. The main focus is on the development of exceptional technique, artistry, and individualism.
Ballet 4-7, Ages 13 & up: Friday 4-6 p.m.
A combination class of Ballet 4-5 and Ballet 6-7 that emphasizes developing transitions, technique, artistry, individualism, and quality.
Ballet 4-7, Ages 13 & up: Saturday 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
This is for students who are members of the Sangre de Cristo Ballet Company - the "Company class."
Partnering, SDC Ballet Company members only (Ballet 5-7): Wednesday 4-6 p.m.
Working various partnering skills. For male dancers, this allows them to train in a way that will provide the strength to gracefully and confidently lift, catch, and carry a female partner. For female students, this class offers the opportunity to be lifted and carried and to work the muscles necessary to be a graceful partner.
Classical Variations, Ages 14 & up: Thursday 7-8 p.m.
The study of classical and contemporary solo variations from famous ballets. Students are introduced to and gain an appreciation for the technical difficulty of the solos as well as an opportunity to express their individual style and artistic ability.
Men's Technique, Ages 12 & up: Friday 4-5 p.m.
After learning the fundamentals of classical, male ballet students should take a special men's ballet class in order to develop their technique. Specificity of male ballet technique is a variety of jumps and turns as well as presentation which are completely different from the elements of female technique.
Modern 2, Ages 12 & up: Monday 7-8 p.m., Tuesday 6-7 p.m. (previously Contemporary)
Focuses on self-expression and further building of strength, flexibility, and musicality. Floor work, qualitative movement, improvisation, inversions, and beginner partnering skills are covered throughout the year. Graham, Limon, and Bartenieff fundamentals are referenced as students develop floor work, weight shifting, and traveling, as well as practice dynamic, expressive interpretations of movement.
Contemporary 3, Ages 14 & up: Monday 5-6 p.m., Wednesday 4-5 p.m.
More advanced and fast paced study of all modern styles with emphasis on Contemporary Movement. Focus is on the details of technique, consistency, and expression along with further mastery of turns, jumps, falls, and floor work.
Jazz 2, Ages 12 & up: Tuesday 7-8 p.m., Thursday 4-5 p.m.
This intermediate level jazz class will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality and developing intricate rhythms and patterns. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz to help develop a well-rounded dancer. Class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with traditional jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, and combinations.
Jazz 3, Ages 13 & up: Monday & Tuesday 5-6 p.m.
Advanced jazz students will be expected to take risks, exploring their own unique styles, as well as master the technique, speed of the movements, musicality, and flexibility. Combinations will become increasingly more complex and intricate.
Sangre de Cristo Dancerz: Wednesday 5:15-6:30 p.m.