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Modern

Kids & Teens Classes

Is your child a pioneer of new ideas, an explorer extraordinaire, or a tad on the rebellious side? Modern dance is the “wild child” of the formalized dance techniques. Modern dance promotes open-mindedness and supports self-expression. It is highly permissive and very creative. In Modern class, students will become best friends with the floor, improvise, and discover their limitless movement potential, all while developing technical skills. Classes follow an updated syllabus of studies along with open work, designed to allow for flexibility and creativity in instruction. Because of the demands at higher levels, Intermediate and Senior level students must also take Ballet.

  • Primary: ages 7-8 beginners; age 6 with 1-2 years of structured dance experience. Not currently offered. Stay tuned for future classes.
  • Junior 1: ages 9-10 beginners; ages 7-8 if moving up from Primary Modern. Either Wednesday 4:30-5:30 pm or Saturday 10:15-11:15 am.
  • Junior 2: ages 11-12 beginners; ages 9-11 moving up from Junior 1 Modern. Either Wednesday 5:30-6:30 pm or Saturday 11:15-12:15 pm.
  • PreIntermediate: ages 11+ moving up from Junior 2 Modern. Twice weekly class; Monday & Wednesday 6:30-7:30 pm. Students at this level are not required to take additional classes, but DSS &/or Ballet are recommended.
  • Intermediate 1: age 13+, subject to teacher recommendation. Twice weekly class; Monday & Wednesday 4:30-5:30 pm. Students at this level are required to take at least one Ballet class as well. Dancers’ Stretch & Strength (DSS) is also recommended.
  • Intermediate 2/Senior: age 14+, subject to teacher recommendation. Twice weekly class; Monday & Wednesday 5:30-6:30 pm. Students at this level must be dancing in a minimum of 2 additional classes weekly, at least one of which must be Ballet. Additional class options are Dancers’ Stretch & Strength (DSS) or Jazz.

Our 2019/20 Season is currently underway. Classes started in September. In order to ensure a positive experience for all students, we are happy to set up a trial class for any newcomers. If you are interested in joining our programs, please contact the office to check availability and arrange your child’s trial class.