2018-2019 Class Schedule

With 2018-19 classes now in session, we can only add students on a case by case situation.  We are especially looking to find anyone with Jazz experience that would like to join one upper level classes.  Also, keep checking our website for special sessions/classes that don’t require a year long committment.  Please contact Sara Dewanz 651-494-8526 with any questions.
2018-19 class schedul;e

Fall Class Descriptions:

Classical Ballet: 

Creative Movement I (Ages 3-4) This class introduces students to ballet in a 30-minute long session. They will learn basic vocabulary and dance skills through movement games and creative exploration.

Pre-Ballet I (Ages 5) This 30-minute class meets once a week. Students will continue learning the basic ballet vocabulary including the addition of barre work. Combinations will include more coordination and sequencing; as well as to greater emphasize straight legs and pointed feet, posture and proper placement for ballet.

Pre-Ballet II (Ages 6) This 30-minute class meets once a week. Students will continue learning the basic ballet vocabulary including the addition of barre work. Combinations will include more coordination and sequencing; as well as to greater emphasize straight legs and pointed feet, posture and proper placement for ballet.

Ballet I (Age 7+) This class meets once a week for an hour. It is the beginning class to ballet training. Students will learn body placement and basic vocabulary obtaining a solid foundation in ballet technique.

Ballet II (Prerequisite Level I or instructor approval) This class meets once a week for an hour. Students continue to learn ballet fundamentals and terminology while developing strength, confidence, balance and flexibility. More emphasis on precision of movement is placed at this level that must be obtained in order for advancement into Level 3.

Ballet III (Prerequisite Level II or instructor approval) This class meets twice a week for an hour each class. Students are challenged mentally at this level by connecting upper and lower body movements together and by having to remember and perform simple sequences.

Ballet IV (Prerequisite Level III or instructor approval) This class meets twice a week for 90 minutes each class. Students work on faster and more complex exercises. An emphasis on demi-pointe work is introduced to promote stronger ankles for more challenging vocabulary.

Ballet V (Prerequisite Level IV or instructor approval) This class meets twice a week for 90 minutes each class. Students work on developing adagio and pirouette skills. Upon instructor approval students may begin pre-pointe work.

Ballet VI (Prerequisite level V or instructor approval) This class meets twice a week for 90 minutes each class. This is an intermediate level class that focuses on complex petite allegro exercises.

Character/Repertoire (Must be enrolled in Level V+ Ballet 2 nights a week) This class is offered for our more advanced dancers. The purpose is to add a third night of technique into the week. The class will focus on Character Ballet and classical repertoire.

Pre-Pointe (Instructor approval required) The minimum age to attend this class is 12 and students must be enrolled in a technique class Level 5 or greater. Students work on specific foot flexibility and strengthening exercises. There are flexibility, strength and alignment tests prior to advancing en pointe.

Pointe (Prerequisite Pre-Pointe and instructor approval required)This class follows the 5/6 technique class and solely works on pointe skills. Students must be at least 13 years old and have instructor approval to attend. Students must take a minimum of two Level 5+ technique classes a week to attend.

Other Opportunities:

World Dance (Age 7+) This class is designed for a dancer who would like to learn a variety of dances from different cultures. Students will learn a new dance style approximately every month depending on difficulty. Examples include but are not limited to: African, Chinese, Italian and Indian. 

Tap This American dance style uses special shoes that have metal on the toes and heels so the dancer can make rhythmic noise while moving. Like Ballet, Tap dancing requires technique, development and dedication. Our Tap classes will follow a leveled curriculum. Students must excel in all steps prior to advancement. The starting age for this class is 7 years old due to the fine motor demands as well as the ability to memorize exercises.

Tap I (Age 7+) This is a 30-minute introductory class that meets once a week.

Tap II (Prerequisite Tap I or instructor approval) This class will meet once a week for 45 minutes.

Tap III (Prerequisite Tap II or instructor approval) This class is for students who have several years of tap experience. It will meet once a week for 45 minutes. 

Tap IV (Prerequisite Tap III or instructor approval) This class will meet once a week for 45 minutes. Students will begin more advanced work that requires increased ankle strength and flexible soled shoes.

Tap IV (Prerequisite Tap III or instructor approval) This class is for students who have several years of tap experience. It will meet once a week for 45 minutes.

Jazz This American dance style was developed from Ballet roots and Jazz music. The body placement tends to be more fluid and parallel as opposed to ballet’s upright and turned out posture. This style of dance will also follow a leveled curriculum where students must excel in all steps prior to advancement. Classes will combine traditional Jazz music with modern age appropriate songs.

Jazz I (Age 7+ with 1 previous year of ballet) his is a 30 minute introductory class that meets once a week. Students will learn basic vocabulary and sequencing.

Jazz II (Prerequisite Jazz I or instructor approval) This class is for students who have several years of dance experience. It will meet once a week for 45 minutes.

Jazz IV (Age 10+ Prerequisite Jazz I or instructor approval) This class is for students who have advanced Jazz technique training. Students will increase the difficulty level by working in shoes with heels. 

Classes are pro-rated at $15/hour with monthly payment.  Please include a $30 family class placement payment with your registration.

 

 

 

 

Please mail your Check, made out to CFSoD to:

Cannon Falls School of Dance

c/o Jennifer Becker

8000 Hwy 19

Cannon Falls, MN 55009 

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