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                           Dance  & Theater Arts Studios
           
       Semester I   Mon Sept 11, 2017—Sat Jan 27, 2018
                              Phone: 914-231-9179    
                       www.danceandtheaterarts.com
                      Email: JanettaBetz@optimum.net
               [Please be sure your mailbox accepts this!]
                                                                                                                                               Semester I Calendar

Mon-Sat         Sept 11-16            First week of classes!
Thur-Sat        Sept 21-23             Rosh Hashanah--no classes
Mon                Oct 9                     Columbus Day--no classes
Fri, Sat            Nov 10, 11            Veterans Day Wknd--no classes
Tues-Sat        Nov 21-25              Thanksgiving Recess--no classes
Mon-Sat         Dec 25-Jan 6         Holiday Recess--no classes
                                                       [classes resume Mon Jan 8, 2018]
Mon                Jan 15                   MLK Day--no classes

Final Classes Semester I   [includes Weather Make-ups]
                       [Parent Invitation only—Class Observation]

Mon, Tue, Wed         Jan 8, 9, 10
Thur                           Jan 18
Fri, Sat                      Jan 26, 27

Complimentary Group Make-up Class [for absences only]

 Tue    Jan 23             3:45-4:30   Preschool/Elementary
                                   4:30-5:30    Middle/High School
  

                                DANCE ATTIRE

GIRLS: Ballet: Black/pink leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers,         soft skirts of any color are optional.  No tutus.  Leotard w/attached skirt   is acceptable.  Convertible or footless tights are acceptable. 
                       
Jazz: Black jazz pants or leggings, any color leotard or plain-colored  tank top or fitted T- shirt, socks or tights, black jazz shoes [any brand split-sole w/heel]. No jazz sneakers except for Jazz/Hip-Hop II & III.
           
Modern: Any style ballet or jazz clothes, footless tights, socks, no shoes.

Tap: Black or pink leotard w/tights or black leggings, black tap shoes w/socks or tights. Oxford or Junior Tyette style.  No Character tap shoes.


BOYS:  Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz:  White T-shirt, black leggings or sweat pants, black socks for Ballet, black Oxford tap shoes for Tap.      No shoes for Modern.

Dance shoes are not to be worn outside.  Please have your child wear their street shoes and change into dance shoes at the studio.  Timely arrival to class is important and attendance at all classes is expected.     Make-ups are for emergencies only.












                              CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
                                  
                                     Dance Classes

Little Feet Ballet is a first dance class setting (with guardian nearby). Tots learn to take turns and follow directions while learning Ballet terms and simple movements/rhythms. Fun with props and instruments.
Pre-School Ballet levels teach fundamental technique, with an emphasis on ‘fun’, using a variety of classic music styles, props, and creative movements & rhythms honoring the child’s imagination.        
Elementary Ballet levels continue to teach Ballet terms, positions and early barrework. Self-expression and musicality encourage more coordinated steps.                                                                         
Intermediate Ballet/Pre-Pointe levels maintain more extensive barre and floor technique, step combinations, and choreography. Some students will begin/continue pointe shoe education and technique.           Tap levels teach rhythm and coordination, muscle isolation; a variety of music for dancing feet. 
Creative Dance [Brain Dance] Having interactive fun, exploring movement concepts, developing dance skills, strengthening the body and brain in a rudimntary Modern Dance setting.  
Creative Modern More technically challenging than Creative Dance, this class is for dancers ready to learn more skills while continuing to have fun improvising and choreographing.
Jazz/Hip-Hop levels teach muscle memory though muscle isolation, coordination, rhythm and dance combinations. Choreography is infused with classic and contemporary technique.               

                                     Theater Classes

Broadway/Jazz Dance levels combine Jazz, Ballet and Modern technique to train dancers of all ages. Contemporary music for warm-up, Broadway & Movie Musical choreography styles for center floor, provide decades of dancing fun (Musicals from 1920’s to the present).       
Creative Movement and Song is a unique program combining elements of dance, drama and song into an energetic, fun-filled learning experience. Movement, rhythm and listening skills are taught through the use of music and poems ranging from nursery rhymes to silly songs.                                         
Animated Classics Song & Dance is an introductory Musical Theatre class that’s fun and energetic. Children learn acting, singing & dancing skills in a comfortable and nurturing environment, along with classic animated stories and music.  A favorite throughout Westchester!             Broadway Prep/‘GLEE’ Clubs provide the Musical Theatre student technique in Acting, Singing & presentation styles in a process-oriented environment. Song coaching, audition & performance preparation build confidence for the stage. For Singers Who Move!
Acting Escapades students explore acting technique through stories ranging from the classics to contemporary. Expression, diction and confidence are the key to this imaginative process. Improvisation skills will also be utilized.                                                                                    Teen/Adult Actors Workshops  are acting technique classes using improvisation exercises designed to stimulate imagination, build confidence, and foster originality in an enjoyable environment. Script & monologue preparation included. Stage experience welcomed.
Teen/Adult Vocal Cabaret Workshop  provides professional voice technique and individual/group song coaching with a pianist/musical director. Class will culminate in a studio and/or cabaret performance.  
Teen/Adult BYP Dance Get in shape w/core conditioning/stretch exercises in basic Barre, Yoga & Pilates techniques.  Class ends w/a fun variety of dance styles.
Argentine Tango/Swing Dance this 10 week course [$250] is a fun & recreational class for couples & singles of all ages.  Let loose, socialize & get exercise before dinner or another dance event!
Adult Classes available for Modern, Ballet and Broadway/Jazz Dance,