2020-21 Young Dance Class Program

Young Dance offers Creative Movement, Modern, Ballet, Choreography, Hip Hop, Afro-Modern, Dance and Technology, Conditioning, and All abilities dancing for indiviudals living with and without disibilities. Students of all levels and backgrounds enjoy our collaborative and creative approach to dance! Young Dance is committed to making dance accessible to all interested participants. 
 
Our academic year programming runs September 16, 2020 through May 27, 2021. All of our classes are taught by professional artists and dance educators with post secondary degree education. Three performance opportunities are scheduled during the academic school year. The performances are scheduled at the end of each trimester. These performances showcase what the dancers have been working on in their classes. Dance Together and Family Dance participants will have an in-class celebration scheduled the last day of each session.
 
 

Trimester Dates & Curriculum Themes  

  • FALL: Dancing our Roots: Connecting Form and History, September 16-November 21, 2020

  • WINTER: A Body in Motion: Embodying science and the science in our bodies, November 30- February 27, 2021

  • SPRING: Where we Stand: Moving through and being moved by our environment, March 1- May 22, 2021

 


Holiday Calendar 

  • Classes begin Wednesday, September 16, 2020
  • Fall Break: Classes will not be held Wednesday, October 14 - Saturday, October 17, 2020 
  • Thanksgiving Holiday: Classes will not be held Monday, November 23- Saturday, November 28, 2020
  • Holiday Break: Wednesday, December 16- Saturday, January 2, 2021
  • Winter Break: No classes held Saturday, February 15-  Tuesday, February 18, 2021
  • Spring Break: Classes will not be held Monday, April 5 - Saturday, April 11, 2021

 


REGISTRATION

  • Online registration will be open for the academic season 2020-21 on August 12!
  • To reserve a space in Young Dance classes for the Fall session email jennifer@youngdance.org

 


Distance Learning and Covid-19 Prevention Plan

Classes will be offered on a trimester schedule to offer points during the year where it will be easy to pivot to in-person or hybrid programming. The Fall Session will be offered online through distance learning. A plan to pivot to In-person or hybrid programming for the Winter and Spring sessions will be communicated closer to the session start dates. 
 

PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES LISTED BY AGE:

1-3 years: Dance Together, Family Dance
3-5 years: Creative Movement 1, Family Dance
5-7 years: Creative Movement 2, Family Dance, Let's Get Movin' 
7-9 years: Modern 1, Ballet, Let's Get Movin', All Abilities Dancing 1, Choreography, Company
9-11 years: Modern 2, Ballet, Let's Get Movin', Afro-Modern, Hip Hop, All Abilities Dancing 1, Dance and Technology, Choreography, Conditioning, Company
11-14 years: Modern 3, Contemporary Technique Studies, Hip Hop, Afro-Modern, Dance and Technology, All Abilities Dancing 2, Choreography, Conditioning, Company
14- 18 years: Modern 4, Modern 5 (by recommendation), Contemporary Technique Studies, Hip Hop, Afro-Modern, All Abilities Dancing 2, Choreography, Conditioning, Company
18 and older: All Abilities Dancing 2, Conditioning
 

CLASS SCHEDULE

Dance Together


Ages: 1-3 with caregiver (crawlers and walkers welcome)
Children and their caregivers discover the joys of movement through movement games, stories, and songs. More Information
 
Fall Session:
  • Monday, 5:15-5:45 p.m.
  • Friday, 10:15-10:45 a.m.
Spring & Winter Session: 
  • Monday, 5:15-6:00 p.m.
  • Friday, 10:15-11:00 a.m.
 

Creative Movement I


Ages: 3-5 (Pre-K)
Exploration, improvisation, and expression through movement. Children develop large and fine motor skills, as well as coordination, rhythm, teamwork, and listening skills. More Information
 
Fall Session:
  • Monday, 4:15-4:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 4:30-5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, 10:15-10:45 a.m.
  • Saturday, 9:15-9:45 a.m.
Spring & Winter Session: 
  • Monday, 4:15-5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 4:30-5:15 p.m.
  • Thursday, 10:15-11:00 a.m.
  • Saturday, 9:15-10:00 a.m.

Creative Movement II


Ages: 5-7 (K-1)
Exploration of dance language through improvisation and creative movement games, students are exposed to class structure, complex routines, and acquire a deeper understanding of the dance concepts Space, Time, Body, Effort, Movement, and Form. More Information
 
Fall Session: 
  • Monday, 6:00-6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 4:30-5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, 10:15-10:45 a.m.
Spring & Winter Session: 
  • Monday, 6:00-6:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 4:30-5:15 p.m.
  • Saturday, 10:15-11:00 a.m.

Let's Get Movin'


Ages: 6-9 (grades 1-3)
This class focuses on dance elements emphasized in teamwork, partnering and creativity while providing a foundation in Modern dance that is non-gendered specific. Dancers will experience an exciting full-bodied movement class exploring a roller coaster ride of movement fun! Come swing, roll, jump, express, create, and sweat while learning the freedom and enjoyment of dance. More Information
 
Fall Session:
  • Thursday, 5:00-5:45 p.m.
Spring & Winter Session: 
  • Thursday, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

 

Family Dance


Ages: 1-6 with caregiver (crawlers and walkers welcome) 
Children and their caregivers discover the joys of dance through movement games, stories, and songs. These early classes introduce children to group learning environments, while using movement to develop strong bonds with their caregivers and cooperatively work with others in the class. Children also develop large and fine motor skills in classes that emphasize observation, exploration, manipulation, imitation, and repetition. Save space in your schedule and bring the whole family together for a session of dancing together. More Information * Tuition is calculated per family. 
 
Fall Session:
  • Tuesday 5:00-5:30 p.m.
Spring & Winter Session: 
  • Tuesday 5:00-5:45 p.m

 

Modern 1


Ages: 7-9 (grades 2-3)
Introduction to modern Dance, through improvisation and technique. Explores concepts of Space, Time, Body, Effort, Movement, and Form. Students develop listening skills, problem solving skills, perception and evaluation skills, and teamwork through large and small group activities.
 
Fall Session:
  • Tuesday, 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Spring & Winter Session: 
  • Tuesday, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Modern 2


Ages: 9-11 (grades 4-5)
Modern dance learning through technique, improvisation, and choreography. More Information
 
Fall Session:
  • Tuesday, 6:15-7:15 p.m.
Spring & Winter Session: 
  • Tuesday, 6:15-7:45 p.m.

Modern 3


Ages: 11-14 (grades 6-7)
Explores modern dance concepts of Space, Time, Body, Effort, Movement, and Form, but with a strong emphasis on working together. Developing teamwork and collaborative skills. More Information
 
Fall Session:
  • Thursday, 6:15-7:15 p.m.
Spring & Winter Session: 
  • Thursday, 6:15-8:15 p.m.

Modern 4 & 5


Ages: 14-18 (grades 8-12)
Modern dance concepts of Space, Time, Body, Effort, Movement, and Form with technical rigor and deep creativity. Confidence and self-awareness are key themes, along with empathy, embodiment, and energetic expression. This class explores elements of teamwork and leadership with an emphasis on exploring the self and articulating self-expression. *Registration for Modern 5 is by recommendation only. 
 
Fall Session:
  • Modern 4: Thursday, 6:15-7:15 p.m.
  • Modern 5: Monday 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Spring & Winter Session: 
  • Modern 4: Thursday, 6:15-8:15 p.m.
  • Modern 5: Monday 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Contemporary Technique Studies


Ages: 11-18
This class focuses on the comprehensive instruction of Contemporary Ballet and Modern Dance technique: Alignment, Momentum, Shape, and Breath. An in-depth exploration of floor work and locomotive phrases will be explored, as well as, technique and skill building. More Information
 
Fall Session:
  • Saturday, 10:15-11:15 a.m.
Spring & Winter Session: 
  • Saturday, 10:15-11:30 a.m.


Hip Hop 


Ages: 9-18
This class is full of energetic choreography that offers a glimpse into the history of Hip Hop, including the styles that created and made hip hop so popular (i.e. breaking, popping, locking, and house). 
 
Fall Session:
  • Monday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 
Spring & Winter Session: 
  • Monday, 7:15-8:15 p.m.

Ballet (from a body-positive, somatic perspective)


Ages: 7-11
Basic ballet skills, terminology, rhythm, and coordination will be taught with an emphasis on body-positive awareness to skill building, flexibility and coordination. Students will be introduced to spatial awareness, musicality, steps, and alignment particular to performing ballet technique.
 
Fall Session:
  • Tuesday 5:00-5:45 p.m.
Spring & Winter Session: 
  • Tuesday 5:00-6:00 p.m.


All Abilities Dancing 1


Ages: 7-11
Creative Dance for youth living with and without disabilities. This class will focus on positive body awareness, creativity, teamwork, motor coordination, and personal expression.
 
Fall Session:
  • Wednesday 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, 11:15-12:00 p.m. - This section will be offerd online only through distance learning for Fall, Winter, & Spring Sessions.
Spring & Winter Session: 
  • Wednesday 5:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, 11:15-12:00  - This section will be offerd online only through distance learning for Fall, Winter, & Spring Sessions.

All Abilities Dancing 2


Ages: 11 and Older
Participants develop skills of improvisation, partnering, and choreography with an emphasis on communication, collaboration, and performance. 
 
Fall Session:
  • Wednesday 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Spring & Winter Session: 
  • Wednesday 5:30-7:00 p.m.


 
 

Afro-Modern 


Ages: 11 and Older
Based in rhythms from Africa and the diaspora, Afro-Modern Dance is a contemporary class where dancers explore full body expression rooted in West African, Caribbean, and American dance traditions. Focus on wellness, community, improvisation, and fluidity across movement styles.
 
Fall, Winter, & Spring: 
  • Wednesday 7:15-8:15 p.m.

Choreography


Ages: 7-18
This course will introduce choreographers to both the exploration of the choreographic process and the tools used in choreography. Choreographers will learn dance-making through improvisation, activities, and discussion. Participants who sign up for the class for all three trimesters; Fall, Winter, Spring, will have the opporunity to create a dance for the Company Spring concert at The Lab theater, April 30-May 1, 2021. *Registration for Choreography 2 is by recommendation only. 
 
Fall, Winter, & Spring: 
  • Choreography 1, Saturday 2:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Choreography 2, Thursday 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Dance & Technology: Screen Dance  


Ages: 10 and Older
Instruction in the dance form that combines videography, direction, choreography, dancing, and creativity.
This class will be offerd online only through distance learning for Fall, Winter, & Spring Sessions. 
 
Fall, Winter, & Spring: 
  • Thursday, 10:15-11:15 a.m.

Conditioning with Push Fitness!   


Ages: 10 and Older (Families encouraged) 
Young Dance and Push Fitness are teaming up to offer a family conditioning class for dancers and dance enthusiasts. This class, taught by Janine from Push Fitness, will introduce a conditioning regine that will allow dancers the opportunity to build strength and stamina to compliment their technical and stylistic dance training, as well as prevent injuries. 
 
Fall, Winter, & Spring: 
  • Friday, 5:00-6:00 p.m.