Summer Ballet* 9 weeks of Drop-in Class Sessions
*DAG is CLOSED the week of July 1-6
If you are new to the studio, or just looking for a fun weekly activity during the summer, or are a DAG dancer who misses classes. We are here for you.
The drop-in classes are designed to work with our families summer schedule. When selecting classes please use the level your dancer was enrolled in during the 2018 – 2019 dance year NOT what level they will be dancing in the upcoming dance year. If you are new to DAG please use age guidelines up to age 7, the office staff will be more than happy to assist you in selecting a level for dancers 8 years and up.
Tumble 4 Tots – a new class centered for our younger dancers. It will include dancing and tumbling skills. At such young ages it is important for our students to learn the movement of the body as well as body control. In our Tumble 4 Tots class, we will work on strengthening the muscles with a fun and age appropriate approach. We will also work on balance, basic tumble skills, and incorporate our creative dance skills to build a strong foundation for our ballerinas. Attire: Girls, can wear ballet attire, or leotard with leggings or compression shorts. Boys, can wear compression shorts, and T-shirt tucked into shorts. No shoes needed.
Jazz/Tap – DAG offers Tap and Jazz classes for ages 5 (Kindergarten and up). We find that summer time is great time to introduce Jazz & Tap so that our students can sample or hone in their skills for the school year. Jazz is a great enhancement to ballet that gives more attention to musicality and syncopation. Attire: Boys & Girls need Tap shoes and jazz shoes. If a student is trying out the style and does not have specific shoes, ballet shoes can be used for Jazz. DanceArts Supplies store, DAG’s own supplies store, can order Tap shoes, we just need a week prior to class. Girls can wear leotard, or Top and leggings, or compressiosn shorts. Boys can wear shorts and t-shirt tucked in.
Ballet – is DanceArts core discipline. Classical ballet is based on formalized movements and positions of the arms, feet, and body designed to enable the dancer to move with the greatest possible agility, control, speed, lightness, and grace. Classical-ballet technique is based on the turn-out position of the legs, which increases the range of movement through added mobility in the hip joint and also imparts a more pleasing line to the extended leg. Attire: Boys & Girls must have Ballet shoes: Girls, tights and a leotard. Pointe shoes if taking pointe/variations. Skirts/Tu-tu’s are optional for younger girls.. For boys, a compression shirt or a white t-shirt which can tuck in and athletic shorts or compression shorts should work.