Summer of Dance 2021

Summer of Dance

Summer of Dance

Summer of Dance is an eight-week dance intensive, offering up to 14 classes a week in a variety of styles — and starting June 17, all Summer of Dance classes will be offered virtually and in-person. The classes are focused on developing skill, increasing dance vocabulary, sweating, and having fun! Combinations are not repeated so if you miss a class, you will not fall behind.

This program is not about competing. It’s about creating community and encouraging one another to push beyond our boundaries to develop a stronger level of physical control and expression. The program is designed for students who are looking to brush up their skills and/or advance their abilities so they can nail their dance audition, burn some calories, and have a great time along the way.

All instructors have a vast knowledge of theatre and concert dance and have been teaching with us for many years.


Musical Theatre 2

Jun 9, 2022 to Jul 25, 2022

Taught by Molly Lajoie

This class explores the various styles of dance that musical theatre encompasses. It teaches and reinforces technique and terminology. The level of this class varies, but traditionally it’s considered intermediate to advanced. Beginners are recommended to take Musical Theatre 1. Please wear appropriate dance shoes.*

*Ballet or jazz shoes, jazz sneakers, character shoes

 


Musical Theatre 1

Jun 6, 2022 to Jul 28, 2022

Taught by Molly Lajoie

This class focuses on basic terminology, character, technique development, and combination retention. Good for beginners or dancers who are looking to brush up their skills and technique. Please wear appropriate dance shoes.*

*Ballet or jazz shoes, jazz sneakers, character shoes


Audition Technique

Jul 5, 2022 to Jul 26, 2022

Taught by Molly Lajoie

This class is to prepare the dancer for quick retention and performance. Audition situations will be the focus of this class so come prepared to learn quickly. A new combination will be taught each week at a brisk pace. Feedback will be given. It is considered an intermediate/advanced class. Beginners/Movers may attend and will be given alternate suggestions, however, there will not be a lot of terminology explanation. A shorter warm up will be given, so come early and stretch prior to class. Please wear appropriate dance shoes.*


Heels and Precision

Jun 8, 2022 to Jul 25, 2022

Taught by Molly Lajoie

This class is designed to work the dancer’s balance and technique in character heels required for professional auditions. Half of the class will consist of a warm-up, physical conditioning, balance, and technique in heels. The second half will consist of a short combination with a focus on body awareness and “nailing” the combination perfectly, with a smile on your face! Different styles of dance will be used for the combinations, but all will be done in character heels. This class is for intermediate/advance


Leaps and Turns

Jun 6, 2022 to Jul 28, 2022

Taught by Lauran Stanis

This class focuses more intently on various turns and leaps seen across multiple dance forms. This class will develop your balance, agility, coordination, strength, and alignment to improve the dancer's ability to jump and turn. Please wear appropriate dance shoes.* Street sneakers not recommended. 

*Ballet or jazz shoes, jazz sneakers, character shoes


Tap 3

Jun 9, 2022 to Jul 26, 2022

Taught by Lauran Stanis

Designed for the intermediate/advanced tap dancer, this class moves faster than Tap 2 and focuses more on pick-ups, pull backs, close to the floor footwork, and challenging weight shifts. Not recommended for beginners. Tap shoes required.


Technique and Skills

Jun 7, 2021 to Jul 19, 2021

Technique and Skills

Mondays from 5pm – 6pm
Taught by Lauran Stanis

This class replaces Musical Theatre 1 and focuses on the basics: terminology, technique and application. This is perfect for the beginner or for the more advanced dancer who is looking to brush up their skills.


Contemporary

 

 

Jun 7, 2022 to Jul 27, 2022

Taught by Nicole Olson

This class introduces more of a modern dance sensibility. It focuses on technique and expression. All levels are encouraged to attend but this class tends toward a more intermediate or advanced dancer. Floor work and leaps are part of this class. Please ask instructor for alternate moves if needed. Please wear appropriate dance shoes.* Bare feet are fine.

*Ballet or jazz shoes, jazz sneakers, character shoes


Ballet For All

Jun 8, 2022 to Jul 26, 2022

Taught by Nicole Olsen

This class focuses on terminology, strengthening, and stretching. This class is open to all levels, however, the more advanced ballet students might find it more intermediate. This class is perfect to help create line, strength, flow of movement, control, balance, and foundation of terminology that is essential in all forms of dance. Ballet shoes or bear claws or jazz shoes are recommended.


Tap 1

Jun 6, 2022 to Jul 28, 2022

Taught by Hilary Hirsch

This class focuses on the fundamental building blocks of tap including terminology, technique, balance, weight shift, and clarity of sound.  It’s a beginner level course but it’s always good to review the basics! All levels welcomed. Tap shoes recommended.


Tap 2

Jun 8, 2022 to Jul 28, 2022

Taught by Lauran Stanis

This class reinforces the fundamentals of Tap 1 but introduces more combination and technical work. This class is for beginners who are ready to really challenge themselves and for intermediate levels to focus on sounds, clarity, and memorization. Tap shoes required.


Classical Jazz

Jun 7, 2022 to Jul 27, 2022

Taught by Lauran Stanis

This technique class honors the jazz dance's Afro-Carribean roots and is influenced by ballet and modern dance forms. With a large emphasis on style, jazz is performed from the core, with clean and strong lines emanating from the hips and chest. Dancers can look forward to the specifics of various jazz masters and their personal styles, including Bob Fosse, Jack Cole, Gus Giordano, Luigi, and Matt Mattox featuring strong contractions, isolations, parallel passes, shoulder twists, and hinges. Please wear


Strength and Conditioning

Jun 5, 2021 to Jul 24, 2021

Stretch and Conditioning

Saturdays from 10am – 11am

Taught on rotation


Junior Tap

Jun 9, 2022 to Jul 26, 2022

Taught by Lauran Stanis

A well-rounded leap into what you see on Broadway today. All levels are welcome to participate and we encourage you to work on all of the styles this summer! Our teachers are ready to help beginners work on terminology and body awareness, while challenging intermediate/advanced dancers with more intricate steps and faster tempos.


Audition Technique

Jun 7, 2022 to Jul 25, 2022

Taught by Molly Lajoie

This class is to prepare the dancer for quick retention and performance. Audition situations will be the focus of this class so come prepared to learn quickly. A new combination will be taught each week at a brisk pace. Feedback will be given.  It is considered an intermediate/advanced class. Beginners/Movers may attend and will be given alternate suggestions, however, there will not be a lot of terminology explanation. A shorter warm up will be given, so come early and stretch prior to class. Please wear appropriate dance shoes.*


Junior Musical Theatre

Jun 6, 2022 to Jul 28, 2022

Taught by Molly Lajoie

We have brought back a fun variety pack of junior classes this year. Contemporary, Hip Hop, Musical Theater and Tap will give you a well-rounded leap into what you see on Broadway today. All levels are welcome to participate and we encourage you to work on all of the styles this summer! Our teachers are ready to help beginners work on terminology and body awareness, while challenging intermediate/advanced dancers with more intricate steps and faster tempos.


Junior Hip Hop

Jun 7, 2022 to Jul 25, 2022

Taught by Nick Flores

We have brought back a fun variety pack of junior classes this year. Contemporary, Hip Hop, Musical Theater and Tap will give you a well-rounded leap into what you see on Broadway today. All levels are welcome to participate and we encourage you to work on all of the styles this summer! Our teachers are ready to help beginners work on terminology and body awareness, while challenging intermediate/advanced dancers with more intricate steps and faster tempos.


Junior Contemporary

Jun 8, 2022 to Jul 27, 2022

Taught by Nicole Olsen

A well-rounded leap into what you see on Broadway today. All levels are welcome to participate and we encourage you to work on all of the styles this summer! Our teachers are ready to help beginners work on terminology and body awareness, while challenging intermediate/advanced dancers with more intricate steps and faster tempos.