DANCE

Ages 3-18

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.

CLASSES 

Dance Explorers

Ages 5-6 (without a caregiver)

Fridays, 4:00-4:45pm

This class uses a variety of music and dance genres to guide students in developing rhythmic and spatial awareness, coordination, self-confidence, and age-appropriate movement skills such as leaping, galloping, jumping, skipping, etc. This is the perfect introduction to the foundations of dance.

Movers & Makers

Ages 7-9 (open to all levels and abilities)
Wednesdays, 4:15-5:15pm

Ages 10-13 (with prior dance experience)
Thursdays, 6:00-7:00pm

Jazz, musical theater, modern, ballet, and Latin dance styles are woven into this dance class that builds fundamental skills such as rhythmic and spatial awareness, coordination, and age-appropriate dance steps.  Additionally, students’ creativity is tapped into and fostered through guided improvisations as they are invited to create their own dance movements and phrases. Solo and group dances will be shared periodically throughout the year with family and friends and other audiences as determined in consultation with the students.

Move On

Ages 16+

Mondays, 6:30-7:30pm

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

using “MOVE ON!” in the Subject Line.

This inclusive dance class for ages 16+ welcomes developmentally disabled and neuro-typical participants in a collaborative atmosphere that celebrates individuality through movement. Participants will experience a fusion of hip hop, contemporary, tap, pop, and jazz dance styles throughout each session. Move On! Is a Dance Alliance outreach program presented in collaboration with the SPAC School of the Arts.