DANCE

Ages 4-18

Rooted in the belief that dance is for everyone and every body, our dance program provides a variety of ways to discover the joy of moving. Physical, emotional, and social development, individual feedback, and engagement in collaborative dance making are hallmarks of our curriculum. Our program values and draws upon the varied and rich traditions of all dance forms to foster an appreciation and understanding of the universal language of dance.

 

Skill-building and movement vocabulary are woven into each lesson as students explore the artistry of dance as it relates to the school’s chosen curricular theme of the year. In our dance classes, students are celebrated as movers, performers, choreographers, and as a supportive community of dancers.

Dance Explorers

Ages 4-6

Meets once per week for 45 mins

Fridays from 4:15-5:00

Stories, poetry, props, music, and various dance genres will guide students to develop rhythmic and spatial awareness, coordination, self-confidence, and age-appropriate movement skills such as leaping, galloping, jumping, skipping, etc. Each child’s imagination and artistic expression is fostered and celebrated in a supportive and inclusive environment.

Dance Grooves

Ages 7-9

Meets once per week for 60 mins

Wednesdays from 4:15-5:15

Get on up and Move! This class draws upon various dance genres and cultures, including jazz, funk, musical theater, Latin rhythms, contemporary, and more to develop universal dance skills such as rhythmic and spatial awareness, coordination, and age-appropriate movement skills. Students are guided through various dance experiences that foster and celebrate self-expression and the creative process in a supportive and inclusive environment.

Open to all levels!

Movers & Makers

Ages 10-13

Meets once per week for 60 mins

Thursdays from 5:30-6:30

Express yourself! This class draws upon various dance genres and cultures, including jazz, funk, musical theater, Latin rhythms, contemporary and more to develop universal dance skills such as rhythmic and spatial awareness, relationships, coordination and movement skills. Students engage in the creative process learning teacher generated movement as well as creating their own dance movements and phrases. In this class students are fostered and celebrated as movers, performers, choreographers, directors, collaborators, and groovers in a supportive and inclusive environment.

Open to all levels!

COMING IN OCTOBER! 

Move On!

Ages 16+

Meets once per week for 60 mins

Mondays from 6:30-7:30

Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29

To register for this class, contact capitalregiondancealliance@gmail.com

using “MOVE ON!” in the Subject Line.

This inclusive hip hop class for ages 16+ welcomes developmentally and physically disabled and neuro-typical participants in a collaborative atmosphere that celebrates individuality through movement. Move On! Is a Dance Alliance outreach program presented in collaboration with the SPAC School of the Arts.

​COMING IN JANUARY 2022!

​COMING IN JANUARY 2022!

Dance Collective Project

Open to teens ages 13-18

Dancers will collaboratively engage in the choreographic process to create performance pieces that connect to our local and global community as well as with SPAC’s visiting artists. The Dance Collective Project provides teens with various dance backgrounds the opportunity to grow together as performers, choreographers, and leaders as they expand and refine their creative voices.