Summer of Dance 2021

Summer of Dance

Summer of Dance

Summer of Dance is an eight-week dance intensive, offering up to 14 classes a week in a variety of styles — and starting June 17, all Summer of Dance classes will be offered virtually and in-person. 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 have 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.


Musical Theatre Combo and Character

Jun 1, 2021 to Jul 20, 2021

Musical Theatre Combo and Character

Tuesdays from 5pm – 6pm
Taught by Molly Lajoie

This class focuses on character development and retention of a combination.  Technique, skills and terminology will be taught within the 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 (W)

Jun 1, 2021 to Jul 21, 2021

Hip Hop

Tuesdays from 6:15pm – 7:15pm
Wednesday from 7:30 – 8:30pm
Taught by Nick Flores

This class is for the student who loves the dancing they see in music videos. 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...


Heels and Precision

Jun 1, 2021 to Jul 20, 2021

Heels and Precision

Tuesdays 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Taught by Molly Lajoie

This class is designed to work the dancer's 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...


Musical Theatre Combo and Styles

Jun 2, 2021 to Jul 21, 2021

Musical Theatre Combo and Styles

Wednesdays 5pm – 6pm
Taught by Molly Lajoie

This class focuses on style and strong technical skills. New combinations will be taught weekly at a brisk audition pace. This class prepares dancers for quick retention and performance for an audition. It is considered an intermediate/advanced class. Appropriate dance shoes required (jazz shoes, jazz sneakers, character shoes).


Tap 3

Jun 5, 2021 to Jul 24, 2021

Tap 3

Saturdays from 11:15am – 12:15pm
Taught by Lauran 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.


Technique and Skills

Jun 7, 2021 to Jul 19, 2021

Technique and Skills

Mondays from 5pm – 6pm
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.


Contemporary Dance

Contemporary Dance

Mondays from 6:15pm – 7:15pm
Taught by Nicole Olson

This class introduces more of a modern dance sensibility. It focuses on 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.

 

Jun 7, 2021 to Jul 19, 2021


Ballet

Jun 7, 2021 to Jul 19, 2021

Ballet

Mondays from 7:30pm – 8:30pm

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.


Tap 1

Jun 3, 2021 to Jul 22, 2021

Tap 1

Thursdays from 5pm – 6pm
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.


Tap 2

Jun 3, 2021 to Jul 22, 2021

Tap 2

Thursdays from 6:15pm – 7:15pm
Taught by 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.


Classical Jazz

Jun 3, 2021 to Jul 22, 2021

Classical Jazz

Thursdays from 7:30pm – 8:30pm
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.


Strength and Conditioning

Jun 5, 2021 to Jul 24, 2021

Stretch and Conditioning

Saturdays from 10am – 11am

Taught on rotation


Tap 1 + 2 Combo

Jun 2, 2021 to Jul 21, 2021

Tap 1 and 2 Combo

Wednesdays from 6:15pm – 7:15pm
Taught by Molly Lajoie


Hip Hop (T)

Jun 1, 2021 to Jul 21, 2021

Hip Hop

Tuesdays from 6:15pm – 7:15pm
Wednesday from 7:30 – 8:30pm
Taught by Nick Flores

This class is for the student who loves the dancing they see in music videos. 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...