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Summer of Dance

Summer of Dance ALL YOU CAN DANCE pass and weekly passes are on sale now!!

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Please note: Summer of Dance classes will be canceled Tuesday, June 2nd. Please check back for further updates.
Summer of Dance is ZOOMING TO YOU! 
 

Summer of Dance 2020 is a little different this year and we have made a few changes:

  1. This year we will offer 12 classes a week open to dancers ages 10+. We have combined the Junior and 16+ classes. 
  2. We have lowered the prices of the passes and provided options for every budget and circumstance. 
  3. All classes will be held on a private Zoom Room. A link to the page for the classes will pop up on a confirmation window after purchase as well as delivered in an email. Emails can take up to 30 minutes to receive. Once you have clicked through, click on the Zoom link for the class you are taking.
  4. Every Summer of Dance class will have a moderator who will assist the teacher and facilitate questions through the chatroom.
  5. Now that we are online, you can join the fun anywhere with an internet connection! Over the years, many in our Summer of Dance community have moved away. Now Summer of Dance alumni can dance with us again! Here's a chance to reconnect, reenergize and recommit! 
  6. NEW TIMES: Classes will be held at 5pm, 6:15pm and 7:30pm. Please see the class schedule link below.
  7. NEW CLASSES: Check out our schedule below. We've added some cool new classes for you!

Helpful hint: please make sure you have downloaded Zoom to the device that you plan on using for classes prior to Monday June 1st or whenever you plan on taking your first class.

WHY ARE WE HAVING SUMMER OF DANCE ONLINE AS STAY AT HOME RESTRICTIONS ARE BEING LIFTED?

While we realize that the restrictions are being lifted, we are also committed to keeping our dancers and community safe. At this time, we are not comfortable putting 30 dancers in a sweaty room together. Even if ONE dancer unknowingly was infected, it would put everyone in the room at risk, including our teachers. Thank you for your understanding. 

General Description of the Program:

Summer of Dance is an eight-week dance intensive, offering up to 12 classes a week in a variety of styles. The classes are focused on developing skill, increasing dance vocabulary, sweating, and having fun! Combinations are not repeated so if you miss a class, you will not fall behind.

This program is not about competing. It’s about creating community and encouraging one another to push beyond our boundaries to develop a stronger level of physical control and expression. The program is designed for students who are looking to brush up their skills and/or advance their abilities so they can nail their dance audition, burn some calories, and a great time along the way.

All instructors have a vast knowledge of theatre and concert dance and have been teaching with us for many years.

For the 2020 Summer of Dance Online addition: All classes are open to all dancers 10 and up. Minors must participate at the discretion of their parent or legal guardian.

Everyone is welcome to participate regardless of how they identify, who they love or how they vote. Summer of Dance is a safe space to learn and sweat!

View our class schedule and class descriptions to learn more!

Tap 1

Monday
5 pm - 6 pm
Taught by Hilary Hirsch


This class focuses on the fundamental building blocks of tap including terminology, technique, balance, weight shift, and clarity of sound. It’s perfect for the “never tapped before” dancer or the “I took a class one time in college” performer. It’s always good to review the basics. All levels welcomed. Tap shoes recommended.

Technique and Skills 

Monday
6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Taught by Lauran Stanis

This class replaces Musical Theatre 1 and focuses on the basics: terminology, technique, and application. This is perfect for the beginner OR for the more advanced dancer who is looking to brush up their skills. 

Musical Theatre Combos and Character 

Monday
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Taught by Molly Lajoie


This class focuses on character development and retention of a combination. Technique, skills, and terminology will be taught within this class with specific attention given to the acting component.  This class is for movers and dancers to grow in their audition performance. Appropriate dance shoes are recommended (jazz shoes, jazz sneakers, character shoes).

Hip Hop

Tuesday and Thursday
5 pm - 6 pm
Taught by Nick Flores


This class for the student who loves the dancing they see in a music video. It’s a more urban expression with a whole new sensibility that will challenge dancers of all levels. This class is fun and fast paced and focuses on isolation, weight shift, strength and endurance. Combinations change every class. All are encouraged to attend but the beginner dancer will need to have patience and determination. Please wear appropriate dance shoes. Street sneakers are okay.

Classical Jazz

Tuesday
6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Taught by Lauran Stanis


This jazz technique class is heavily influenced by ballet and modern dance forms. This type is performed from the core, with clean and strong lines emanating from the hips and chest. Each week will explore the specifics of various jazz masters and their personal styles including Bob Fosse, Jack Cole, Gus Giordano, Luigi, and Matt Mattox. Look forward to strong contractions, isolations, parallel passes, shoulder twists, and hinges.

Ballet for Everyone

Tuesday
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Taught by Nicole Olson


This is ballet practiced to a funky beat.  This class focuses on terminology, strengthening and stretching.  This class is open to all levels. However the more advanced ballet students might find it more intermediate. This class is perfect to help create line, strength, flow of movement, control, balance and foundation of terminology that is essential in all forms of dance. Please wear appropriate dance shoes. Ballet shoes or bear claws are good. 

Contemporary Dance

Wednesday
5 pm - 6 pm
Taught by Nicole Olson


This class introduces more of a modern dance sensibility. It focuses and technique and expression. All levels are encouraged to attend but this class tends toward a more intermediate or advanced dancer. Floor work and leaps are part of this class. Please ask instructor for alternate moves if needed. Please wear appropriate dance shoes. Bare feet are fine.

Tap 2

Wednesday 
6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Lauran Stanis


This class moves a little faster than Tap 1. It still reinforces the same building blocks but introduces more combination work. (Good for beginner/intermediate levels or for dancers looking to brush up their skills.) Tap shoes recommended.

Heels and Precision 

Wednesday
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Taught by Molly Lajoie


This class is designed to work the dancers balance and technique in character heels required for professional auditions. Half of the class will consist of a warm-up, physical conditioning, balance and technique in heels.  The second half will consist of a short combination with a focus on body awareness and “nailing” the combination perfectly, with a smile on your face!  Different styles of dance will be used for the combinations, but all will be done in character heels.  This class is for the intermediate/advanced dancers.   

Hip Hop

Tuesday and Thursday
5 pm - 6 pm
Taught by Nick Flores


This class for the student who loves the dancing they see in a music video. It’s a more urban expression with a whole new sensibility that will challenge dancers of all levels. This class is fun and fast paced and focuses on isolation, weight shift, strength and endurance. Combinations change every class. All are encouraged to attend but the beginner dancer will need to have patience and determination. Please wear appropriate dance shoes. Street sneakers are okay.

Musical Theatre Combos and Style

Thursday
6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Taught by Molly Lajoie


This class focuses Style and strong Technical Skills. New combinations will be taught weekly at a brisk audition pace. This class is to prepare the dancer for quick retention and performance for an audition. It is considered and intermediate/advanced class. Appropriate dance shoes required (jazz shoes, jazz sneakers, character shoes).

Tap 3

Thursday
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Lauren Stanis

This is an intermediate/advanced class that moves faster than the beginning class and focuses more on pick-ups, pull backs and more intricate combination sequences. Not recommended for beginners. Tap shoes required.