Dancer‟s Name: _______Age:________ We are happy to welcome you to Dance Works Performing Arts Center Street Address: _ for the 2007 - 2008 dance season. The goal of Dance Works is to provide a City, State, Zip: _ quality-learning environment for students of all ability levels. We offer an extensive program of study starting with elementary basics, and continuing Parents‟ Names: _ through “pre-professional” classes. Small class sizes, professional adult Home Phone: Work Phone:________ _ instructors, and affordability are only three of the many reasons that DanceWorks Years at Dance Works:__________ Cell Phone:_______________ is the studio of choice for many aspiring dancers. We offer a myriad of classes Where did you hear about DanceWorks? Newspaper____ Phone Book____ Recommended_____ beginning with our A-B Three classes (for 3 year olds), and top off with our adult and professional level program. Class # Class Name Day Time Our affiliation with Lakeville City Ballet provides additional opportunities for students pursuing classical ballet training. The caliber of our program is exemplified as several of our students have earned placement at the Joffrey Ballet,
American Ballet Theater, Julliard, Ballet West, and the San Francisco Ballet summer programs. Students from Dance Works have the opportunity to perform with Lakeville City Ballet in the presentation of “The Nutcracker Ballet”, There is a non-refundable registration fee of $35 per family. thSummer Dance Festival, and elementary out reach programs. This affiliation For returning 2006-2007 students, return your registration form by June 30 to along with our Jazz & Tap Festival, and spring recitals provide performing receive a $20 discount off your registration fee. (The CrossRoads location is open opportunities for our students, as well as a “limited” involvement in local dance 7 days a week from 6 am – 8 pm for drop off registrations.) competitions. Pease send this form with September tuition and the registration fee to: A choice of two convenient Lakeville locations, Central Studio at 20137 Icenic Dance Works Performing Arts Center Trail (Dodd & Hwy 50), as well as CrossRoads Studio, our new facility at 17470 20137 Icenic Trail, Lakeville, MN 55044 – 7708 thGlacier Way (175 & Dodd) provide flexibility in scheduling for students living No confirmations will be sent, however, you will be notified if the class for which you registered is full. in the Apple Valley, Farmington, Rosemount, Lakeville, and Prior Lake areas. Parents: “My signature here indicates that I understand the tuition fee schedule Our CrossRoads location is open 7 days a week from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. for drop in (see page 17) of 9 equal payments (September through and including May). registration. I have read the recital information in this booklet and understand that all accounts Please take a moment to read this booklet, review our class descriptions, and including May tuition must be paid in full by May 1, 2008.” staff profiles. We take great pride in presenting them to you.
Our class schedules are inserted in this booklet, and as always, are subject to Parent Signature: Date: change. Keep this booklet handy for reference throughout the dance season.
Dance Works Performing Arts Center
2007- 2008 Tuition Fees -1-
2007 – 2008 Fall Registration Form
th & Dodd) Tuition is based on approximately 32 weeks of instruction. 9 equal payments are Open House at DanceWorks Crossroads Studio (175thdue on the first class of each month, September through & including May 2008. Tuesday, August 7 5:30 – 8:00 thNote: Late fee: $5 late fee is charged for payments received after the 15th of the month. Wednesday, August 15 5:30 – 8:00 rdReturned checks: $20 is charged for each returned check. Thursday, August 23 5:30 – 8:00
We strongly encourage registration by mail to avoid waiting in line. If you have
specific questions regarding classes or placement, please feel free to call either location before mailing in your registration. This will help expedite the process and save you time. Enrollment is on a first come, first serve basis with limited class sizes. A shoe exchange is available during all open houses. Bring your used shoes to the thstudio by July 10 and sell them on the honor system. Pick up all unsold shoes by rdAugust 23.
Competition Danceline Teams Workshop & Audition at DanceWorks ~ Open to
ages 12 and up. All who wish to try-out for All Star Competition Danceline or DanceWorks Dream Team MUST ATTEND the Intensive Danceline Workshop during thsummer session on Tuesdays & Thursdays July 10 – August 16, 2007; 7:00 – 8:30 pm.
The Workshop concludes with a 4-Day Try-outs & Audition Clinic on August thththth7, 9, 14 & 16 ~ 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. There will not be an alternate audition
date. (Please call either studio to register.) **Refer to the Summer 2007 Brochure for fee information for the workshop & audition.)
Classes Begin: Monday, September 10, 2007 ndrdNutcracker Rehearsals: Begin Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, Sept 23 at ththe Central location. Nutcracker performances are tentatively set for November 24 th& 25, 2007. There will be a mandatory parents meeting on Sunday, September 16, 2007, 1:00 p.m. at the DanceWorks Central location.
Recital Costume Payments Due: December 1, 2007
Annual Jazz & Tap Festival: Mid-March, 2008
Parent Open Houses: February, 2008 (watch for dates in newsletter and fliers!) Recital Pictures: April, 2008.
Classical Ballet Parent Conferences are scheduled during the spring. ththMay Recitals: Tentatively set for May 18 & 19, 2008. Classes end with the May
recital. Rehearsals are usually two weekday evenings preceding the recital.
Thanksgiving Break: Wednesday, Nov. 21 through Sunday, November 26, 2007. Christmas - New Year’s Break: No classes Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007 through
Wednesday, January 2, 2008. Classes resume on Thursday, January 3, 2008. thstSpring or Easter Break: March 17 through March 21 2008. Classes resume on th Monday, March 24.
2007 - 2008 Dance Season Calendar
Open House Dates: (You may register for all classes at either location.)
Open House at DanceWorks Central Studio (Dodd & Hwy 50) th Tuesday, July 10 5:30 – 8:00 th Wednesday, July 18 5:30 – 8:00 thThursday, July 26 5:30 – 8:00
Dance Works’ Directors Direct Payment Plan
Ann Jacobson Studio Manager at the DanceWorks Crossroads location is a graduate of We are pleased to offer you a new service – the Direct Payment Plan. Now you can the University of Iowa Dance Department. She performed in several student showcases as
have your payments for tuition, costumes, etc made automatically from your an undergraduate and is currently performing with the Ray Terrill Dance Company. Ann
has taught at several dance studios both here, as well as in Iowa. She teaches Jazz, Jazz checking or savings account. Funk, Hip Hop and Tap at DanceWorks. The Direct Payment Plan Denise Vogt our Ballet Director, trained in London, England, and has earned her ; Saves time – fewer checks to write teaching certificates from the Royal Academy of Dance in London for elementary, ; Payments will always be “on time”, no late fees intermediate, and advanced ballet. Her performing experience includes the Kiel Ballet ; Easy to sign up for and easy to cancel Ensemble, Osnabruck Contemporary Dance Theatre, and the Kassel Ballet Co. in Germany. Here’s how the Direct Payment Plan works: She started her teaching career by opening her own school at age 19 in London, and has ; You authorize regularly scheduled payments to be made from your since guest taught in London, California, Germany, and at the University of Minnesota and checking or savings account. Ballet Arts Minnesota. th; Your payments will be made automatically on the 5 of each month and Andrea Sjogren Director of the Tap Program has been dancing since the age of 5. She
proof of payment will appear in your bank statement. was a member of the Gustavus Adolphus College Dance Co. and has been teaching tap,
ballet & jazz for the past several years. She regularly attends “master classes” and is a ; If your payment amount changes during the year, your ACH payment can member of the Int‟l Tap Association. Andrea recently completed her Master‟s Degree in be easily adjusted on a monthly basis. You will not be over or under charged. Education at Concordia University. ; If you are already signed up for the Direct Payment Plan and have been
using it during the ‟06-‟07 dance year, you do not have to sign up again and Dance Works’ Instructors you may continue to use this service for your fall registration fees. Barry Leon trained in tap, jazz & ballet, principal dancer with Pennsylvania Ballet, AUTHORIZATION FOR DIRECT PAYMENT New Jersey Ballet, Feld Ballet, American Repertory Ballet, and North Carolina Dance Theatre. Former artistic director of Buffalo Ballet Theater. Currently Ballet Master for I authorize DanceWorks Performing Arts Center Metropolitan Ballet for the Twin Cities and a teacher at the U of M & Ballet Arts to initiate entries to my checking/savings account. This authority will remain in effect until I Minnesota. He is a member of the New York Hall of Fame. Barry teaches the upper levels notify you in writing to cancel it in such time as to afford the company a reasonable of ballet at DanceWorks. opportunity to act on it. I can stop payment of any entry by notifying my financial institution 3
days before my account is charged. Please include a “VOIDED” check with this application. David Stright has an extensive background as a ballet instructor, professional performer, high school teacher, and coach. David began his studies at the Andaházy School of Classical Ballet and Minnesota Dance Theatre and School. He performed internationally (NAME OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTION) (BRANCH) with “Up With People” and has danced many major roles, such as Loyce Houlton‟s Nutcracker Fantasy, Giselle, Pachelbel, Puss and Boots, Coppelia, and many more. He teaches ballet and pas de Deux at DanceWorks. (CITY) (STATE) (ZIP CODE) Gwen Oukrop has been dancing for over 16 years and teaching for 8. She has taken Master Tap Classes from Bril Barrett, Dianne Walker, Tap Dogs, Lane Alexander, and Savion Glover. She teaches Tap and A-B Three‟s and loves working with children & (SIGNATURE) (DATE) adults to instill a love for dance. Come and join the fun! Meggan McQuillan has a B.S. from the U of M. She has thought at Children‟s (NAME – PLEASE PRINT) Theater in Minneapolis for the past 15 years and has performed with Ballet of the Dolls. Meggan has also been on staff at the Classical Ballet Academy, Ballet Arts, as well as several other dance companies. She brings her expertise in teaching, performing and (ADDRESS – PLEASE PRINT) choreography to DanceWorks. Ted Sothern currently is a member of Ballet of the Dolls, and has performed with Account No. Checking or Savings the Minnesota Dance Theatre, Washington Ballet, Boston Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theatre & Atlanta Ballet and has danced the role of the Nutcracker Prince in Lakeville City Ballet‟s production of The Nutcracker. He has been a guest teacher at the Financial Institution Routing Number Minnetonka Dance Theatre and principal ballet teacher with Diane‟s World of Dance. Between these symbols I: I: on the bottom left of your check) He teaches the intermediate levels of ballet at DanceWorks. -16- -3-
Dance Works’ Instructors Continued…
May 2008 Recital Information Terry Field graduated with a B.F.A. in dance from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. She has performed professionally in Arizona and in Washington, D.C. and was an adjunct faculty member at Northern Virginia Community College. While residing in Virginia, Terry developed a successful Child Our spring recitals in May allow our students to demonstrate their talents and Development Creative Arts program. She brings her experience, professionalism and love of dance to experience the joy of performing. As always, the recital is optional, and students Dance Works working with our A-B Threes, KinderMoves and Contemporary classes. and/or parents may make the decision not to participate. However, recital Maria Boscaino is from New York City where she trained as a ballet dancer and taught ballet and choreography will be a portion of the regular class curriculum starting in January. modern to children and adults. She has created a special series of classical programs for children that combine the choreography of Isadora Duncan with tales from Greek mythology. Maria teaches elementary The recital is tentatively scheduled for the third weekend of May 2008. Dress and adult ballet at DanceWorks.
rehearsals are held on two weekday evenings preceding the recital at Lakeville Melissa Berberena began dancing at the age of 5. She trained in all forms of dance, especially jazz, tap & danceline at Dance Arts Center in Eden Prairie. She has been teaching for 9 years. Melissa South High School. This year there will be 4 separate performances, in addition teaches danceline and jazz funk classes. to the “Evening of Ballet”. Sophie Ruhl is currently a senior at St. Thomas University and will be assisting in Ballet as well as helping with The Nutcracker choreography. She has trained at DanceWorks for 12 years and this will be The instructors will measure each student for costumes in class during November, her third year teaching here. and payments are due on December 1, 2007. We are sorry, but costumes cannot Colleen Barber graduated from the U of M and is certified by the Physicalmind Institute in be returned or refunded. Students in combination classes (Ballet/Tap or Jazz/Tap) Advanced Pilates Matwork and Standing Pilates. She studied Ballet, Contemporary & Jazz for over 20 will wear the same costume for both dances. years primarily with Minnesota Dance Theater. She also has developed and taught dance-training programs for competitive figure skaters. She will teach ballet & Pilates. (A-B Threes do not order costumes since they are not in the spring recital)
Benjamin Johnson, has taught ballet around the Twin Cities for the past several years. His
professional career spanned two decades of performing onstage, the last eight years with James Sewell Recital pictures are taken after costumes arrive, sometime in April. Purchasing Ballet in Minneapolis. He has choreographed extensively, and has taught at DanceWorks summer individual pictures is optional, but students are encouraged to come for their class sessions as his schedule permitted. This will be his second year teaching the advanced ballet class. group photo. Julie Berg teaches Contemporary Ballet/Modern technique. She is an award-wining choreographer and has taught and performed in Chicago and Houston. Julie was the resident choreographer for Houston Videotaping is not allowed during the recital or dress rehearsals as they create a Dance Theatre & Woodlands Ballet Theatre, Houston, TX as well as director of integrated Modern distraction for our younger dancers. Professional videotapes will be available. technique/Pilates training programs within their ballet schools. Julie certified to teach Pilates in 1996 & has helped to train new teachers through the Physical Mind Institute. She received her BS in dance with a minor in kinesiology from Western Michigan University. Gina Penn has been dancing since the age of 5. She trained in all forms of dance at Paulyn‟s Dance Studio in Norfolk, NE, and at the University pf Nebraska-Lincoln, specializing in tap. She has been teaching for 12 years. This will be her second year teaching tap at DanceWorks. Frederick Vogt danced professionally in Europe with various companies. He is teaching Encore Jazz II at DanceWorks. Lara Balding New to DanceWorks, Lara is originally from Canada where she began studying Highland dance at age 7. She represented Nova Scotia several times at the Canadian Interprovinical Championships where she won numerous awards including several gold medals. She has performed and competed across Canada, the U.S, Scotland & England. She performed with Heatherbrae Highland Dancers, Amethyst, Scottish Dancers of Nova Scotia & was a choreographer for the Jr. Heatherbrae Troupe. She has her teacher certification with the British Assoc. of Teachers of Dance and is a professional member of FUSTA and Scotdance Canada. Sarah Szukalski New to DanceWorks, Sarah began dancing at the age of 3. She has performed around the Midwest and been teaching dance for 5 years. Graduated from the U of M. Sarah will be teaching Musical Theatre, Jazz, & Hip Hop this year.
Adjunct Dance Works Instructors Matthew Keefe holds a BFA in Dance from the University of Iowa. He has danced professionally with several major companies. He is an award-winning choreographer of more than 30 ballets and teaches and choreographs throughout the United States. Charisse Ponder dance artist; who has worked as a dancer, teacher, and choreographer. She has studied at the Joffrey Ballet in New York City, and St Olaf, Carleton, and Meredith colleges. She performed with Minnesota Dance Theatre and the Prairie Home Companion Show Live.
Monthly Newsletters Lakeville City Ballet’s
Monthly newsletters are distributed to all students during class at the beginning of each
month. Important information regarding holidays, revised schedules, costumes, etc. as Nutcracker 2007 Information well as answers to questions you may have, can be found in each edition. The monthly
newsletters are also published on our website, www.danceworksmn.com. We strongly Lakeville City Ballet‟s annual winter event, “The Nutcracker”, is tentatively encourage parents to “drop in” the main building or check the website to get a copy if your scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend, as well as a performance on a school day for student does not bring one home at the beginning of each month. A newsletter will be ththe 4 graders in our school district. This production features DanceWorks posted on the bulletin board in the main lobby for your review. (We always find students in the Classical Ballet program, Levels I-Advanced, and is open to all newsletters on the floor after they‟ve been distributed so we know that they don‟t always other DanceWorks students and children in the community who wish to be in the get home!)
production. For students who are not in the classical ballet program, a placement thaudition for Community Dancers will be held on Sunday, September 16 at 12:00
noon, at DanceWorks Central location. A mandatory parent meeting will follow at A-B Three’s for 3-year-olds 1:00. A-B Three‟s is a program designed specifically for 3 year olds. Basic Nutcracker rehearsals are held on Saturday and/or Sunday afternoons at ndlocomotor skills, counting, parachute play, and movement exploration comprise DanceWorks Central location depending on level, beginning September 22 and this ? hour weekly class. Enrollment is ongoing monthly; class size is limited to continue through the performances in November. Mandatory Dress rehearsals thth10 students per class. A-B Three‟s will not participate in the spring recital, but are tentatively scheduled on Saturday & Sunday, November 17 & 18 and thstwill have an informal year-end program at DanceWorks Studio. A-B Three’s Monday, November 19 or Wednesday, November 21. students should wear pink leotards, pink tights and pink ballet slippers. All parents with students involved in this production will need to volunteer in one capacity or another. The location of the performances is tentatively set at the
Lakeville South High School. Videotaping is not allowed during the dress KinderMoves for 4-Year-Olds rehearsals or performances. KinderMoves meets for 45 minutes each week and is open to 4-year-olds. It All students must provide a separate $100 Costume deposit check, which is emphasizes locomotor skills, basic ballet moves, rhythmic activities, creative held to ensure all costumes and accessories are returned. movement, and just plain having fun. Once your child turns 4, he/she may enroll stin this program anytime up until December 1 and will not be subject to our fall All Nutcracker Fee information will be distributed the first week of class. “cut-off” open enrollment date. Black leotards, pink tights, and pink leather ballet slippers are required for girls and white shirt, black sweatpants, and black *MAKE YOUR CHECKS PAYABLE TO: leather ballet slippers for boys. “Lakeville City Ballet”
The Nutcracker Workshop Fee and costume deposit (two separate checks) Ballet/Tap & Jazz/Tap Combinations made payable to “Lakeville City Ballet” are due September 22, 2007
; Please place your registration form & check into the “Lakeville City Ballet/Tap or Jazz/Tap Combo Classes offer a progression of classes beginning Ballet” payment box located in the lobby of DanceWorks Central location. with a primary introduction to the world of dance for students 5-7 years old. ; Do not place any LCB forms into the DanceWorks Tuition box. Refer to Page 10 for class attire requirements. Beginning Ballet/Tap meets 1 hour per week: ? hour for tap and ? hour for ballet. This class is a fun learning and performing experience for students 5 - 6 years old.
Ballet/Tap I meets 1 hour a week. Students must have completed Beginning
Ballet/Tap, or be at least 6 years old.
Jazz/Tap I thru IV is a progression of classes for the student with jazz, tap,
and/or ballet experience. Students should be 7 years old to register for this class.
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Lakeville City Ballet Tap Program
DanceWorks is the residence of Lakeville City Ballet. In the fall of 2003, the We offer 8 levels of tap for students interested in a more intense tap program. non-profit Lakeville City Ballet was formed. Lakeville City Ballet’s goals are to All classes will participate in Tap and Jazz Fest as well as the spring recital. All bring high quality, professional-grade dance to the South Metro area. We will be students in the tap program are required to wear black jazz pants and a black dance producing classical and contemporary performances that provide exposure to shirt. All Tap students are required to have hard soled, black oxford tap shoes. artistry, discipline, and the athleticism of dance. Lakeville City Ballet performs Competitive tap students may also be required to have tan tap shoes as well as an the full-length Nutcracker Ballet in November 2007. This production is open to additional costume, as they will participate in 2 or 3 local competitions as part of all interested ballet students. Any one in the community who wishes to their curriculum. All Tap program students will also be part of “Tap participate and who is not currently enrolled in DanceWorks Classical Ballet Extravaganza” as the finale for the spring recital and are required to purchase a program may audition on September 16, 2007 at 12:00 noon at the Central t-shirt ($15), which will be worn during the spring recital performance. The t-shirt location for character placement. Nutcracker Rehearsals begin on Saturday, Sept. will be part of the costume order due in December. This complimentary class will ndrd22 & Sunday, Sept. 23. Nutcracker performances are tentatively set for commence 6-weeks prior to the show dates. All “hour long” classes will
Thanksgiving Weekend. There will be a mandatory parents meeting on participate in Tap Extravaganza.
Sunday, September 16, 2007, 1:00 p.m. at the DanceWorks Central location. Tap I / II: Students must have prior tap experience and have instructor approval.
Lakeville City Ballet offers a complimentary performance of The Nutcracker to Two years of combination classes are helpful before admittance to this tap class. thlocal 4 grade students. The vision of Lakeville City Ballet is to expand the Class meets for 45 minutes,, once a week.
repertoire of the company, offering the community and surrounding areas the Tap III / IV: Students must have mastered all tap basics and some high-level tap chance to see other classics such as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella, techniques. Students should have an understanding of rhythm changes and ability in addition to The Nutcracker. to learn at a quick pace. Class meets for 45 minutes, once a week. As part of LCB’s community outreach goals, LCB will be hosting and Intermediate / Advanced Tap: Students must have successfully mastered presenting three different venues. Lakeville City Ballet will be performing an several high-level tap techniques as well as an excellent understanding of tap educational outreach program for various local school districts. In the summer, vocabulary. Class meets for 45 minutes, once a week. LCB will host a “Summer Dance Festival”. The performance is a non-
competitive event, which provides an opportunity for various dance groups and Competition Tap Lines professionals to perform together. th Our last outreach program is The Nutcracker production for the 4 graders in Any student with prior tap experience may AUDITION for placement in a the community, which we offer for free. “Competition Tap Line”. Please be aware of the financial and time obligations
In addition, LCB awards scholarships to dancers who show dedication, related to this type of program. Four performing lines will be selected based on thcommitment and potential. ability and age. (Audition #1 was held on June 4. Those dancers selected at that th To reach these goals we use revenue from ticket sales, membership and time do not need to audition again.) Audition #2 will be held on Thursday, August 9,
donations. If you wish to become a member or make a donation, you may pick up the last day of the 2-day summer tap workshop #2. **Students who are new to our
program and wish to be considered for this class should enroll in the Summer Tap a brochure at the DanceWorks studios or contact Denise Vogt at 952-469-3336 or ththWorkshop #2, Tuesday & Thursday August 7 & 9 to be evaluated. (**Refer to e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also visit our website at
www.lakevillecityballet.org the Summer 2007 Brochure for fee information for the workshop & audition.)
Mini Tap Performing Line
Junior Tap Performing Line Intermediate Tap Performing Line Denise Vogt, Artistic Director Senior Tap Performing Line
For your convenience, all class dancewear as well as shoes may be ordered online at www.curtaincallforclass.com. Log in to the Curtain Call website then enter the DanceWorks studio identification which is danceworksmn and follow the instructions. You may also purchase dancewear and shoes at local businesses such as Step „n Stretch in Burnsville or Grand Jète on Grand Ave. in St. Paul. Shirts with the DanceWorks logo may be purchased on line at:”teamidentity.com, then go to “find my team” link.
Classical Ballet Program Continued...
Ballet V: Jazz Program Ballet V meets 3 times a week for a total of 6? hours.
Includes Jazz Funk, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre and Encore Jazz Ballet V is required to participate in a Contemporary Ballet class as part of their Jazz Funk is a combination of jazz and hip-hop. It incorporates the “foundation elements” of jazz, training. Students must have completed Ballet IV to enroll. Pointe is introduced to yet encompasses the current styles of street dance and music video choreography. Jazz Funk I – V and individual students who are 11 years or older, as they become technically and Jazz Funk / Hip Hop VI – Advanced will participate in the Tap & Jazz Fest in March, as well as the physically ready. Leotard: Royal Blue spring recital. Upper level Jazz students are strongly encouraged to also take Core Ballet & Leaps, Turns & Jumps. Current students should advance to the next level unless contacted by an instructor. All students in all classes are required to wear black jazz pants and a black dance shirt. Ballet VI: Ballet VI meets a minimum of 4 times a week for a total of 9 hours. Jazz Funk I: This is a good class for students transitioning from combination Ballet VI is required to participate in a Contemporary Ballet class as part of their classes. Students must be at least age 7 to begin Jazz Funk. Meets once a week training. Students must have completed Ballet V to enroll. Pointe and repertoire are for 1 hour. offered in this level. Students must have an understanding of ballet terminology and Jazz Funk II: Students need to have at least 1 year of jazz experience or special be technically proficient with elementary level steps. VI Leotard: Purple permission from the teacher. Meets once a week for 1 hour. Jazz Funk III: Students need to have at least 2 years jazz experience or special Intermediate Ballet: meets a minimum of 5 times a week for a total of 12 hours permission from the teacher. Meets once a week for 1 hour. for the dancer who has completed Levels 1 – VI or for the new student who has Jazz Funk IV: Students need to have at least 3 years of jazz experience or auditioned and placed in this level. Students must have an understanding of ballet special permission from the teacher. Meets once a week for 1 hour. terminology and be technically proficient with intermediate level steps. Students are Jazz Funk V: Students need to have at least 4 years of jazz experience or special encouraged to enroll in *Encore Jazz II as part of their training. permission from the teacher to participate in this class. Intermediate Leotard: Navy Meets once a week for 1 hour. Advanced Ballet: meets a minimum of 5 times a week for a total of 12? hrs. This Jazz Funk/ Hip Hop VI: Students need to have at least 5 years of jazz class is for the serious ballet student. Enrollment in this class is by audition or experience or special permission from the teacher to participate in this class. invitation only. Students must have an understanding of ballet terminology and be Meets once a week for 1? hours. technically proficient with advanced level steps. Students are required to enroll in Jazz Funk/Hip Hop VII: This is a 1?-hour class for the advanced Jazz Advanced Contemporary class as part of their training. Students are also encouraged Funk/Hip Hop dancer. to enroll in *Encore Jazz II as part of their training. Jazz Funk/Hip Hop VIII: This is a 1?-hour class for the advanced Jazz Advanced Leotard: Black Funk/Hip Hop dancer. *Encore Jazz I is geared for Ballet levels IV through VI. Advanced Jazz Funk/Hip Hop: Dancers must have instructor approval to *Encore Jazz II is geared for the Intermediate & Advanced Ballet student. participate in this high level Jazz Funk / Hip Hop class which meets for 1? hours per week. Pas de deux Jazz Funk/Hip Hop for the Class of 2008: This class is for “seniors only”. David Stright teaches a class in partnering, Pas de deux, which is designed for This class will focus mostly on choreography, so students are encouraged to take advanced ballet levels or by invitation. It will be offered on Fridays at 6:15 – 7:15 a second class at their level during the week. Meets once a week for 1? hours. pm. at the CrossRoads studio. To make this class possible, we need any and all men to help on a committed weekly basis. The dancers and partners will learn the basic partnering steps. No ballet training is needed for the men. Attire will be Boys Hip Hop This class is for “boys only” 8 years and older. Meets once a easy-breathable clothes (sweats & t-shirt) The only requirement is enthusiasm. week for ? hour. Please contact Denise Vogt if your Dad, Uncle or Friend is interested in joining this class with you. Core Ballet for Danceline, Jazz Funk, JazzDance & Tap: This class is required for the Dream Team and All-Stars Danceline students. It is also strongly encouraged for all upper level Jazz & Tap students. Meets once a week for 1 hr.
Leap, Turns & Jumps: This 8-week class is strongly encouraged for all Jazz
& Danceline students. Meets once a week for 45 minutes. -7- -12-
Jazz Program Continued…
Classical Ballet & Modern Program
JazzDance Classes Our classical ballet program is designed with 8 levels for a complete ballet
education. Students progress through levels based on their developing technical In an effort to distinguish different jazz dance styles, “Encore Jazz” was skills. Weekly curriculum includes barre work, center exercises, allegro, pirouette, created. This class will offer a more “stylized” classical/musical theatre type adagio, pointe, repertory, and pas de deux. Levels V & above are also required to of jazz. Encore Jazz will include elements of syncopation, isolation, and include a contemporary or jazz class. All students are strongly encouraged to groundedness, but is further enhanced by a strong ballet element. Students participate in the Lakeville City Ballet production of The Nutcracker. Students considering this class will be required to enroll in “Core Ballet” IN desiring a less intense ballet schedule are welcome to participate in the program, ADDITION to their regular scheduled “Encore Jazz” class time. but will not have the opportunity to perform in the spring show, The Evening of *All students currently enrolled in ballet levels IV and higher will Ballet. However, all classical ballet students may participate in the Lakeville City
Ballet production of The Nutcracker. Nutcracker choreography will be included have this “core ballet” class waived.
in all levels of the regular ballet class curriculum. Classical ballet levels V and
higher should expect to purchase a minimum of 3 costumes. Pointe work is Encore Jazz I: This class is geared towards students 10 years and older. It introduced in ballet level V. Girls must be 11 years of age or older and be will include 1 hour of classical jazz IN ADDITION TO “Core Ballet” for a enrolled in a minimum of 3 ballet technique classes per week. total of 2 hours per week.
Ballet I: Meets once a week for 1 hour. Students learn the basic foundations for Encore Jazz II: This class will consist of students ages 13 and higher ballet study. Students must be 7 years old to begin the classical ballet program. wishing to further their study of JazzDance. All students wishing to
Leotard: Light Pink participate in this class and lack a strong ballet foundation must get prior instructor approval. This class will include 1? hours of classical jazz IN Ballet II: Meets twice a week for a total of 2? hours. Students must have ADDITION TO “Core Ballet” for a total of 2? hours per week completed one or more years of ballet. Leotard: Light Blue *Ballet students are not required to take Core Ballet. All NEW students seeking enrollment in Ballet III through VIII must participate
in a placement class. Instructors determine placement. Highland Dance Class Placement is not based on age.
Please call the studio for a date and time for evaluation. For the first time, we‟re pleased to offer Highland dance lessons. Highland dancing is an aerobic sport that builds poise, balance and has a positive Ballet III: Meets twice a week for a total of 3? hours. Students must have impact on building self-confidence. Highland Dance is a traditional style of completed one year of Ballet II and should exhibit a general understanding of dancing from Scotland. It is one of two dance forms in the world that are ballet terminology and proper execution of basic steps. danced entirely on the ball of the foot (the other is Irish step dance). The Leotard: Hunter or Forest Green music is typically a tune on the bagpipes, and a dancer usually wears a kilt.
Unlike other dance mediums, Highland dances are generally danced solo and Ballet IV: Meets 3 times a week for a total of 5 hours. Students must have
completed Ballet III to enroll. Leotard: Burgundy in competition. Students should wear a leotard & tights, black leather
Ghillies or white soled ballet slippers.
Beginning Highland: This class is for the beginning student Ages 6 and up.
*Classical Ballet levels Intermediate and higher are strongly
Musical Theatre Class encouraged to enroll in “Encore Jazz” as part of their training. Musical Theatre dance involves using Jazz and Tap steps while creating a character / style on stage as seen in the “Wizard of Oz” on the yellow brick road.
Class Attire and Shoes Danceline
*All Star Competition Danceline/Jazz Funk Team: Meets1? hrs twice a week. Dancers will not be allowed to participate in class without the appropriate shoes
*DanceWorks Dream Team: Meets 1? hrs. twice a week. and attire. All Jazz, Danceline & Tap dance shirts must be black and can be of any *Also are required to take Core Ballet class 1 hr/week and strongly suggested to style. A warning will be given the first time; the dancer will sit out of class the take the 8-week class, Leaps, Turns & Jumps (* Refer to Jazz Section for details.) second time.
Enrollment for these competition teams is determined by Audition only. *Students in Combination classes (Ballet/Tap or Jazz/Tap) may wear Anyone wishing to audition for these classes MUST ATTEND all 4-days of the any color leotards and tights, bike-pants, etc. However, shorts, oversized shirts, Competition Danceline Try-Outs & Audition Clinic. The 4-day Clinic fee is $50. and overall “sloppy” dancewear are not allowed. These classes consist of synchronized kicks, teamwork, jazz-funk and fun. Boys wear white shirts & black sweatpants or black men‟s tights for all classes. Students will participate in local dance team competitions, Jazz & Tap Fest and Ballet/Tap combination classes wear black tap shoes. Girls wear pink the Spring Recital Shows. Please call either studio at 952-432-7123 or leather ballet slippers and boys wear black ballet slippers. *Refer above for class th952-469-3336 by July 15 to register for this Workshop & audition. attire. Four-Day Competition Danceline Try-Outs & Audition Clinic Jazz/Tap combination classes wear black split-sole jazz shoes and black tap thththth August 7, 9, 14, & 16 @ 7:00 – 8:30 pm shoes. *Refer above for class attire. *If this conflicts with vacations, please contact Melissa at 952-432-7123 Auditions for Competition Danceline/Jazz Funk are on: Jazz Funk, Hip Hop, JazzDance, Mini, Junior High & th Thursday, August 16 ,2007, 7-8:30 p.m. at DanceWorks CrossRoads location Transitional Danceline students wear black jazz pants, a black dance shirt,
The competition costume for this class averages $185. Please anticipate this black split-sole jazz shoes, OR Capezio Jazz Sneakers expense when enrolling. There will be NO “ALTERNATE” AUDITION DATE. All Star Competition Danceline/Funk & The following classes do not require an audition to enroll: DanceWorks Dream Team students must wear black jazz pants, a black Mini Danceline: Meets 1 hour a week for grades 4-5. dance shirt, Capezio Jazz Sneakers, and black split-sole ballet slippers. Junior High Danceline: Meets 1 hour a week for grades 6-8.
Transitional Danceline: Meets for 1? hours a week for high school. Tap students in Levels I & higher who are enrolled in 1 hour classes, are Danceline students are required to wear black jazz pants , a black dance shirt, and required to wear black jazz pants and a black dance shirt. Black HARD sole black Capezio jazz shoes and black split-sole ballet slippers. oxford tap shoes are required. Performance Competition Tap Lines students may also be required to purchase _________________________________________________________________ tan tap shoes as well as an additional costume. Adult Classes Available Classical Ballet students must wear their hair neatly secured in a bun. Girls *Adult Ballet *Adult Beginning & Intermediate Tap should wear pink split-sole leather ballet slippers and pink tights; boys wear black *Adult Hip Hop *Adult Advanced Tap split- sole leather ballet slippers. (Leotard colors for each level are listed on pages 11 and 12.) *Adult Ballroom ~ $90 per couple (6-weeks)
* See weekly schedule for days and times of these classes Class Shirts available online _________________________________________________________________ If you wish to have “DanceWorks” logo shirts, they may be purchased online for
$15 plus shipping at www.teamidentity.com. The embroidered logo shirts are optional. To purchased go to the website and follow to “find my team” link.
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