2018-19 Young Dance Programming
YOUNG DANCE CLASSES
Classes run September through May. Young Dance has an open enrollment policy.
Young Dance offers modern dance, ballet, diverse dance forms: West African, Afro-Brazilian, contemporary Indian Dance, street dance, all abilities dancing for indiviudals with and without disibilities, and choreography, for any BODY. 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 6, 2018 through May 17, 2019. All of our classes are taught by professional artists and dance educators with post secondary degree education. Three performances are scehduled during the academic school year for classes to participate in. These are the Fall Round Up, Pasta Promenade, and Spring Round Up. These performances showcase what the students have been working on in their classes.
*Dance Together participants will have an in-class celebration scheduled the last day of each session. Dance Together classes are scheduled for 3 shorter sessions throughout the academic school year. Session dates listed under Dance Together heading.
- Classes begin Thursday September 6, 2018
- Fall Break: Classes will not be held Thursday Oct. 18 - Saturday Oct. 20, 2018
- Annual Pasta Promenade FRIEND-raising dinner and student performances, Saturday Oct. 27th
- Wednesday October 31, Boys Get Movin' and World Dance will not be held
- Thanksgiving Holiday: Classes will not be held Monday Nov. 19- Saturday Nov. 24, 2018
- Fall Round Up! and Potluck, Saturday December 15, 2:00p.m. Location: Barton Open School
- Holiday Break: Monday December 17- Friday January 4, 2019
- Winter Break: No classes held Saturday February 16- 18th
- Spring Break: Classes will not be held Saturday March 30 - Friday April 5, 2019
Spring Round UP! Saturday May 18, 11:00 a.m. Location: TBA
Step One: View LIST OF CLASSES AND SCHEDULE
Step Two: Complete the REGISTRATION FORM
Step Three: TUITION AND PAYMENT INFORMATION
PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES LISTED BY AGE:
1-3 years: Dance Together
3-5 years: Creative Movement One
5-7 years: Creative Movement Two
7-9 years: Modern Level One, Ballet, Boys Get Movin', All Abilities Dancing One, Choreography, Company
9-11 years: Modern Level Two, Ballet, Boys Get Movin', World Dance, All Abilities Dancing One, Choreography, Company
11-14 years: Modern Level Three, Contemporary Technique Studies, World Dance, All Abilities Dancing Two, Choreography, Company
14- 18 years: Modern Level Four, Contemporary Technique Studies, World Dance, All Abilities Dancing Two, Choreography, Company
18 and older: All Abilities Level Two
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
Session I: Friday September 7- Friday December 14
Session II: Wednesday January 9- Friday May 17
Wednesday 5:15-6:00 p.m.
Location: Center for Performing Arts, Sunroom
Friday 10:15-11:00 a.m.
Location: Center for Performing Arts Sunroom
Dance Together: Saturday Morning - Taught by Young Dance faculty through Golden Valley Parks and Rec.
All Abilities Dancing Two
Ages: 11 and Older
Participants develop skills of improvisation, partnering, and choreography with an emphasis on communication, collaboration, and performance.
Thursday 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Instruction in West African, Afro-Brazilian, Contemporary Indian Dance, and Street Dance Forms: Hip-Hop, and Voguing (European styles). The class will rotate instruction and be taught by guest faculty from Duniya Drum & Dance, Contempo Physical Dance, Ananya Dance Theater, and Scott Stafford.
Wednesday 6:15-7:15 p.m.
Location: Center for Performing Arts, Chapel Room
This class will introduce students to both the exploration of the choreographic process and the basic tools used in choreography. Students will learn dance-making through improvisation, activities, and discussion.
Saturday 1:45-2:45 p.m.
Location: Cowels Center for Dance, Room: 2B