SCHOOL OF DANCE
For notice of school cancellation we will follow the local school closing. If there is no school in Northborough there will be no dance class. If there is a delayed start there will be no classes before NOON. If there is an early release morning classes will be held but there will be no afternoon or evening classes.
Classes begin Monday, September 11, 2017.
No classes on the following days:
PRE-SCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN
Classes are designed to enhance the creative ability, coordination and musicality of the child between the ages of 3 to 5 years. The classes are 45 minutes or one hour weekly and combine creative movement in pre-ballet, tap and introductory acrobatics.
COMBINATION CLASS TAP/JAZZ/BALLET
Combination classes in Tap/Jazz/Ballet are available for 1st through 12th grade students.
All the elements of barre, centre, adagio, and allegro are given during each class.
Students must have a minimum of 3 years of ballet training and be at least 12 years of age. Students must also be enrolled in a ballet training class along with their pointe work.
JAZZ and HIP HOP
Classes are offered to students 6 years of age and older. Barre and centre floor exercises, isolations, combinations and routines are presented. Various styles of Jazz are taught to pop, rock, blues, hip hop and lyrical music.
The classes emphasize technique, clarity of sound, rhythm, speed and training in basic combinations and routines.
Limbering and stretching exercises are emphasized while one builds and develops strength, balance and endurance. Basic tumbling will be learned. All students desiring to accomplish beautiful acrobatics should enroll in a ballet class also.
A style of theatrical dancing that is not as restricted as classical ballet; movements are expressive of feelings.
A dance style that combines elements of ballet, modern, jazz, and tap dance techniques. It is commonly set to popular music.
Classes are open only by audition. Auditions for ages 12 and under will be Tuesday, September 6th - Jazz 5 PM, Lyrical Ballet at 6PM. Auditions for ages 13 and over will be held Wednesday September 7th- Jazz 6 PM, Lyrical Ballet 7 PM. All Company Students must take a combination tap, jazz, ballet class, no exceptions.
Students in K, 1st, and 2nd grade there will be a beginner lyrical company on Saturdays from 12 – 1 PM and beginner Jazz on Thursdays from 4 – 5 PM no audition.
RECITAL COSTUMES and SIZING
A deposit ($50) for all costumes is due by November 1.
A registration fee of $25 per student and a maximum of $50 per family is payable upon registration.
CLASS TUITION AND FEES
Payments are due at the beginning of each month. Tuition must be paid regardless of whether the student is present for their lesson. If there is a similar lesson held at a different time, the student may make up their missed lesson during that class. Payments may be made by cash or check (payable to Dawn’s School of Dance or Dawn B. Rand). A $30 fee is applied for all returned checks.
|Minutes/Hours of Dance||Cost Per Month|
10 Equal monthly payments September - June
Discounts are offered for families with 3 or more children taking classes.
Students interested in Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern and Acrobatics will find classes for their particular talent and will receive instruction by talented, conscientious and dedicated teachers. Although the lessons themselves are to be considered most important, both teacher and student anticipate the annual dance production which is held mid June, depending on the availability of the theatre rental.
Students are placed at the appropriate levels in each subject based on a combination of age, previous dance training and their demonstrated skill. Students do not necessarily change levels each year since dance classes often vary in pace within the same level, according to how each group works together. Changes may be suggested after classes begin to assure that each student receives the best possible learning experience.
Any color leotards and tights are allowed for classes. Ballet skirts must be attached to leotard. Hair must be pulled away from the face for class. Company students are required to wear black leotards.
The required shoes are:
DANCE SWEATERS & VESTS only are permitted in class.
No sweatshirts or T-shirts allowed.
NO JEWELRY is to be worn in class.