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CAA Dance Classes for Ages 2-12

When: January 19, 8:45 AM - 2:00 PM - Add to Calendar
Where: Williams Theatre 113
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IPFW Community Arts Academy

Dance Classes for Ages 2-12

Dance classes take place in Williams 113

Registration/payment is due by January 11, $10 late fee after January 11.

Dance Recital Dress Rehearsal Saturday, April 20, Williams 113

Dance Recital Performance Saturday, April 27, Williams Theatre

The dance recital is free and open to the public!

Saturdays, January 19 - April 27 (14 sessions) 

Important Notes for Dance Classes

*CAA dance instructors will do their best to place students into appropriate classes based on their age and level. Our suggestions are made with the students’ development and progress in mind. Our goal is to properly place all students in classes that will maximize their opportunities at improving. Please be aware that the ages listed for each class are approximate and the students’ ages in each class may vary slightly.

Although there are certain requirements and expectations for various classes, we do understand that students and parents may choose not to follow our recommendations for different reasons. If this is the case, please make the staff aware of your situation.

**Also, please be prepared. Occasionally, if a dance class fails to meet minimum enrollment requirements, we will adjust the schedule and move the other dance classes to fill those time slots.

A dance recital will take place on the last day of class; families and friends are invited to attend. Costumes for the recital will be provided but the following items will be required for class:

Pre-Dance and Ballet Clothing Requirements

Girls: Solid color leotard, pink tights and pink leather ballet slippers

Boys: White t-shirt, solid color pants and black leather ballet slippers

Tap Clothing Requirements

Girls: Solid color leotard, pink tights and black tap shoes

Boys: White t-shirt, solid color pants and black tap shoes

Hip-Hop Dance Clothing Requirements        

Everyone dress comfortably for movement and wear soft-soled shoes or tennis shoes

 

Pre-Dance (ages 2-3*)      

8:45-9:15 a.m.**

Fourteen 30-minute sessions: $99

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Perfect for the younger student, this class is designed as an introduction to dance. The class will explore movement through music, stimulate students’ imagination and promote creativity. It also will give them an understanding of the classroom community, improve social skills and develop fine motor skills all while having fun! Please note that this is not a parent-participation class and that the student should be prepared to take part in this class independently.

Ballet I (ages 4-5*) 

9:15 -10 a.m.**

Fourteen 45-minute sessions: $129

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This class will introduce younger students to basic ballet vocabulary and technique in a structured yet fun setting. Simple coordination, musicality, rhythm and concentration will be emphasized. Students are encouraged to explore space and enjoy dancing.

Ballet II (ages 6-8*)

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.**

Fourteen 45-minute sessions: $129

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This class is suitable for beginners and will cover the fundamentals of classical ballet technique. It is a more formal setting that will give students the discipline to mature as dancers. The importance of strength, flexibility, rhythm, musicality and memorization will be stressed. Basics of performing will be introduced. It is recommended that students have taken Ballet I but it is not required.

Ballet III (ages 9-12*)

12 noon to 12:45 p.m.**

Fourteen 45-minute sessions: $129

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In this class students will gain a more complete understanding of ballet technique. Emphasis will be placed on proper technique and alignment and increasing strength and flexibility. Students are expected to have prior experience in ballet and to be more self-disciplined. 

Tap I (ages 4-6*)

10 – 10:30 a.m.**

Fourteen 30-minute sessions: $99

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This is a great intro class that will get young students used to making sounds with different parts of the tap shoe. Elements such as toe taps, heel digs, shuffles and ball-changes are taught. Body rhythms and using imaginative play to explore improvisation will be incorporated. There will be an emphasis on dancing to the beat and hearing rhythms of different music.

Tap II (ages 7-9*)

11:15 a.m. to 12 noon**

Fourteen 45-minute sessions: $129

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This class teaches basic, fundamental tap technique. Students will enhance their rhythm skills by learning fun combinations. Musicality, improvisation and performance quality will be emphasized. It is designed for beginner students.

Tap III (ages 10-12*)

12:45 – 1:30 p.m.**

Fourteen 45-minute sessions: $129

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In this class students will gain a more complete understanding of tap technique. Emphasis will be placed on proper technique and increasing strength and flexibility. Students are expected to have prior experience in tap and to be more self-disciplined. 

Hip Hop (ages 6-12*)

1:30 – 2 p.m.**

Fourteen 30-minute sessions: $99

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This class teaches the fundamentals of hip hop movement. It is an upbeat and high-energy class. Stretching, isolations, rhythms, musicality, upper body strength and funky footwork will all be incorporated. Students will learn to memorize choreography by working on a combination each class.

**Also, please be prepared. Occasionally, if a dance class fails to meet minimum enrollment requirements, we will adjust the schedule and move the other dance classes to fill those time slots.

Questions should be directed to Melinda at hainesmd@ipfw.edu or 260-481-6059. Register by phone or online with links above.



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