The 2017 Summer Evening class schedule (June 26-August 4) is posted here: 2017summereveningclasses041517.
The 2017 Kids Summer Dance Workshops flyer is posted here: 2017 kids-summer-dance-workshops-rev1-1.
Download the 2017 Summer Dance Intensive brochure here: 2017 Olympia Summer Dance Intensive.
The 2016-17 Class Schedule is posted below. (The 2017-18 schedule will be posted in July.)
Parent/Child, Pre-Ballet/Creative Dance, Ballet, Pointe, Downs’ at Dance, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Tap, Stretch & Strengthen, Contemporary, and Modern (for specific instructors, please see online registration.)
Classes beginning Wednesday, September 14 and thereafter.
If schedules don’t work for you, please see Directors for alternatives.
AND CHILDREN’S BALLET
|Parent/Child Creative Dance||A creative dance class for parents and toddlers age 1 to 3 years old (older siblings can participate free of charge if enrolled in another class.)||
|Creative Dance 3/4||For kids 3 or 4 years olds by 8-31-16. This class focuses on storytelling and movement with live music accompaniment. For extra fun, add Pre-Ballet.||
|Pre-Ballet 3||Creative Dance for kids 3 years old by 8-31-16. For extra fun, add Creative Dance 3/4 class.||
|Pre-Ballet 4||Creative Dance for kids 4 years old by 8-31-16. For extra fun, add Creative Dance 3/4 class.||
|Pre-Ballet K||Creative Dance for Kindergarteners. For extra fun, add hip-hop or tap.||
|Pre-Ballet 1st||Creative Dance-Intro to Ballet for 1st graders. For extra fun, add hip-hop or tap.||
|Children’s Beginner 1 Ballet||Beginning Ballet for 2nd-4th graders. For extra fun, add hip-hop, tap, and/or jazz.||
|Children’s Beginner 2/3 Ballet||For dancers who have taken Beg. 1, Beg. 2 or equivalent. (Most students take this class two years.) We encourage dancers to add hip-hop, tap, jazz, and/or contemporary.||
|Beginning Ballet for 4th-7th Graders||For new ballet students. We encourage dancers to add hip-hop, tap, jazz, and/or contemporary.||Sat. 12:15-1:15 (try hip-hop before or stretch & strengthen after!)|
|Children’s Beginner 4 Ballet (Pre-Pointe)||For dancers who have taken Beg. 3 or equivalent. Minimum twice per week required. We encourage dancers to add a third ballet class and/or hip-hop, tap, jazz, contemporary.||
AND TEEN/ADULT BALLET
|Children’s Intermediate 1 Ballet (Beginning Pointe)
Adults may take Intermediate 1 ballet if also enrolled in Teen/Adult Int/Adv Ballet.
|Minimum twice per week required. Don’t buy pointe shoes until Josie/Ann say ok; some go on pointe later. Pointe shoe fittings to be scheduled. We encourage dancers to add a third ballet class and/or hip-hop, tap, jazz, contemporary.||
|Intermediate 2/3 Ballet
Adults may take Intermediate 2/3 ballet if also enrolled in Teen/Adult Int/Adv Ballet.
|Minimum twice per week required. More than two ballet classes a week and at least two pointe classes per week encouraged. All take this class at least 2 years, some 3+ years. There is no pointe in these classes; if you wish to continue pointe, add at least one Lower Pointe class per week. We encourage dancers to take more than two ballet and pointe classes a week, and/or add jazz, tap, hip-hop, contemporary, modern, stretch & strengthen.||
|Lower Level Pointe||Requires at least 2 ballet classes per week and 1 year of previous pointe work.||
|Advanced Ballet||Minimum twice per week required (and minimum two pointe classes if taking pointe.) We encourage dancers to take more than two ballet and pointe classes a week, and/or add jazz, tap, hip-hop, contemporary, modern, stretch & strengthen.||
|Upper Level Pointe||Minimum twice per week required. Requires at least 2 ballet classes per week.||
|Teen/Adult Beginner/Intermediate Ballet||For new and continuing students. Twice a week highly recommended.||
Wed. 7:50-9:00 (try jazz or stretch & strengthen before!)
|Teen/Adult Intermediate/Advanced Ballet||For teen/adult dancers at the Int. 1 level or higher. Also taking Int. 1, Int. 2/3 or Teen/Adult Beginner/Intermediate Ballet is encouraged.||Mon. 8:00-9:10Wed. 12:00-1:00|
STRETCH & STRENGTHEN
|Stretch & Strengthen||For new and continuing students – requires a pilates or yoga mat.||
SPECIAL NEEDS/ADAPTIVE DANCE CLASSES
The focus will be dancing for enjoyment and creative expression. Movement and music will delight and enrich the experience of these “uniquely-abled” students, and a great sense of accomplishment and “job well done” will build self-esteem.
|DAD (Downs’ at Dance) – an “adaptive dance class” incorporating ballet, jazz, and creative dance specifically for students with Down Syndrome 6th grade and up. specifically for students with Down Syndrome.||This class has a different quarter schedule and tuition rates than other classes. Tuition for each 8-week session is $100. The fall session starts Fri. Sept. 9. Students can start any time (tuition prorated.)||
|Jazz 2nd-4th Graders||For new and continuing dancers.||Thu. 5:00-5:50|
|Jazz 4th-7th Graders||For new and continuing dancers.For continuing dancers.||Thu. 7:00-8:00|
||Talk to directors for instructor approval.||Wed. 5:55-6:55 NEW TIME!|
|Advanced Jazz||Talk to directors for instructor approval.||Thu. 5:50-6:50 NEW TIME! (try modern before!)|
|Hip-Hop K-1st Graders||For new and continuing dancers. (Black dance sneakers required.)||
|Hip-Hop 2nd-3rd Graders
||For new and continuing dancers. (Black dance sneakers required.)||
|Hip-Hop 2nd-4th Graders||For new and continuing dancers. (Black dance sneakers required.)||Sat. 10:20-11:10 (try ballet after!)|
|Hip-Hop 4th-5th Graders||For new and continuing dancers. (Black dance sneakers required.)||Mon. 6:00-6:55 (try ballet before!)|
|Hip-Hop 6th-7th Graders||For new and continuing dancers. (Black dance sneakers required.)||Mon. 7:00-8:00|
|Teen/Adult Hip-Hop (we’re excited to welcome back instructor Billie Jean from maternity leave!)||For new and continuing dancers. (Dance sneakers shoes that are clean and not worn outside are required.)||Tue. 5:50-6:50 (try tap after!)|
|Tap K-1st Graders||For Kindergartners and 1st graders.||
||For new and continuing dancers, 2nd grade and up. (Oxford-style shoes required, not patent leather shoes.)||
|Intermediate 1/2 Tap||For continuing dancers – see Directors if unsure of level placement. (Oxford-style shoes required, not patent leather shoes.)||
|Teen/Adult Tap||For new and continuing dancers, middle school through adult.||Tue. 7:55-8:55
(try hip-hop or stretch & strengthen before!)
|Middle Advanced Tap||For continuing dancers – see Directors if unsure of level placement.||Wed. 7:00-8:00|
||Talk to directors for instructor approval.||
CONTEMPORARY & Modern
|Kids Contemporary||For kids 3rd grade and up.||Fri. 6:05-7:00|
|Teen/Adult Contemporary||For teens and adults.||Fri. 7:00-8:00|
|Advanced Contemporary||Talk to directors for instructor approval.||Fri. 4:55-6:05|
|Teen/Adult Modern||Draws upon Graham and Limon techniques for teens and adults. Previous dance experience preferred.||Thu. 4:45-5:45|