Youth Classes/Clases de Jovenes

 

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2019 Fall Term at ADF’s Samuel H. Scripps Studios – REGISTRATION OPEN!
youth classes

September 9-December 15, 2019
Tuition:  $195

DEVELOPMENTAL MOVEMENT I (AGE 2)
Movimiento de Desarrollo (2 años)

Mondays, 4:00pm–4:30pm with Laura Grant
In this class, two-year-olds will get to explore all of the dance possibilities available to their young bodies, including jumps, turns, going upside down, balancing on one foot, rolling, gliding, and making interesting shapes. We access our ability to move through playful games that are designed to develop their physical strength and coordination, listening comprehension, collaboration skills, attention span, and imagination. A range of music, props, and stories help us on our dance journey each class.

DEVELOPMENTAL MOVEMENT II (AGE 3)
Movimiento de Desarrollo (3 años)

Mondays, 4:30pm–5:00pm with Laura Grant
In this class, three-year-olds will get to explore all of the dance possibilities available to their young bodies, including jumps, turns, going upside down, balancing on one foot, rolling, gliding, and making interesting shapes. We access our ability to move through playful games that are designed to develop their physical strength and coordination, listening comprehension, collaboration skills, attention span, and imagination. A range of music, props, and stories help us on our dance journey each class.

DISCOVERING DANCE (AGE 4)
Descubriendo Baile (4 años)

Mondays, 4:00-4:45pm with Danielle Segretto
Saturdays, 10:00-10:45am with Emilie Raleigh

Danielle Segretto’s class description:
This class combines the basic elements of dance with artistic expression. The children will stretch, move and explore through dance game and exercises. They will practice flexibility, perseverance and respect for themselves, their bodies and their peers and teacher. They will learn basic developmental movements to help train their gross motor and bilateral coordination while also being given cues to create and explore their own movement possibilities.
 
Emilie Raleigh’s class description:
This class will be an open and safe environment for children to explore movement through a variety of methods.  The children will be given a time and place to express their emotions, thoughts, personalities through movement; as well as create personalized movement through improvisation and collaboration exercises.  They will make connections to other content areas including math, visual art, and nature; and respond to dance they see/do verbally and kinesthetically. 

Creative DANCE (AGEs 5-6)
Baile Creativa (5-6 años)

Mondays, 5:00-5:45pm with Danielle Segretto
Saturdays, 11:00-11:45am with Emilie Raleigh

Danielle Segretto’s class description: 
As these students enter the world of traditional school, their understanding of their own capacity increases. In this class, young dancers will be challenged to expand their understanding of their bodies as well. They will be given exercises to increase flexibility and challenge coordination, while being encouraged to participate in creating a positive class environment. We will explore intrinsic motivation for hard work. This class will also seek to nurture your young dancer’s love of movement and creative expression.
 
Emilie Raleigh’s class description:
This class will focus on honing the child’s individual voice in dance through improvisation, creation, collaboration, and reflection.  We will focus on creating more clarity in movement, effort (use of time, weight, flow, and space), body shapes, and special relationships.  The students will be taught how to keep the dance environment welcoming to all ideas and with that respect for their own dance voice and that of their peers.  The class will be a place and time for children to respond verbally and kinesthetically to dance through the introduction of dance vocabulary. 

dancing puzzles: creating Choreography (AGES 7–9)
Rompecabezas de baile: creando coreografía (7-9 a
ños)

Wednesdays, 4:15pm–5:15pm with Jody Cassell
In this class, young creative dancers learn about improvising and choreographing dances. They will play with movements and dance concepts as well as plan or arrange their movements. They will create patterns of movement that they informally perform for and then teach their classmates. The students’ creations can be just simple and fun, or we can experiment by rewinding, varying speed, or dancing on different levels. This is a class in happiness, taking creative initiative, and following others’ dance designs. 

Intro to Modern Dance (AGES 7–9)
introduccion a baila moderna (7-9 a
ños)

Saturdays, 12:00pm–1:00pm with Emilie Raleigh
This class is set up to nourish the students love for movement by offering new methods to create, and their dance skills by continuing their overall growth in technique.  The students will be given the opportunity to learn about different modern dance concepts, as well as being introduced to new choreography choices.  They will work collaboratively and individually to approach problem solving in dance.  We will focus on what it takes to support the environment of acceptance that of the class and how to respond respectfully to all ideas expressed; including their own. 

Movement Exploration: Dance Composition (AGES 9-11)
exploraciÓn de movimiento: ComposiciÓn de Baile (9-11 a
ños)

Tuesdays, 4:15pm–5:15pm with Jody Cassell
Spring into exploring through creative dance compositions. Each class begins with a body/brain connection of warming up with the fundamental movement patterns of BrainDance©. The objective of teaching creative dance composition is to develop the dancers’ capacity to be inventive creators, successful collaborators who are capable of higher order thinking.  An emphasis on proper body alignment and technique will provide the dancers with more possibilities in their dance designs.  Based on the five part lesson plan developed by the renowned Anne Green Gilbert, dancers learn through movement concepts such as place, direction, pathway, focus, rhythms, and relationships. Dancers become skilled with basic Language of Dance motif symbols and they solve both simple and complex movement problems by using various choreographic forms and improvisational structures. Delightfully challenging, expansive, fun, and empowering!

Contemporary Modern I (AGES 9-11)
baile moderna contemporÁneo i (9-11 a
ños)

Mondays, 5:15pm–6:15pm with Toya Chinfloo
This class will develop each dancer’s foundation of dance vocabulary, movement skills, flexibility, and musicality in order to build modern and contemporary dance technique.

Contemporary Modern II (AGES 11-14)
baile moderna contemporÁneo ii (11-14 aÑos)

Mondays, 6:15pm–7:15pm with Toya Chinfloo
Dancers will hone their technical skills in contemporary and modern dance, fusing modern dance technique from Horton, Dunham, and Graham to a range of various popular and cultural recording artists.

Modern III (AGES 13-17)
baile moderna iii (13-17 aÑos)

Tuesdays, 7-8pm with Jasmine Powell

This class is designed for students to learn, enhance, and challenge known and unknown applications of modern dance. Students will develop skills through warm-up, movement, memory, and whole-body choreography to magnify combinations through space. This class is great for those who have some dance background and wish to refine full-body integration, flexibility, strength, and technique that moves toward a well-rounded dancer. 

Pre-BALLET (AGES 4-5)
pre-ballet (4-5 aÑos)

Thursdays, 4:15-5:00pm with Marsha Thomas
This class offers a fun and stimulating introduction to ballet. Students will explore ballet technique and learn dance vocabulary in an imaginative and supportive learning environment. Focus, body awareness, self expression and musicality round out this age appropriate dance experience. Ballet shoes required.

Intro to BALLET (AGES 5–7)
Introducción a Ballet (5-7 años)

Thursdays, 5:00-5:45pm with Marsha Thomas
Students will continue to focus on body awareness, self-expression and musicality while further exploring introductory ballet vocabulary and technique in an imaginative environment. This class will work on familiarity with the traditional ballet class structure, with an emphasis on confidence and enjoyment. Ballet shoes required.

Ballet Fundamentals (ages 7-9)
fundamentos de ballet (7-9 aÑos)

Thursdays, 6:00-7:00pm with Marsha Thomas
Students will continue to focus on body awareness, self-expression and musicality while further exploring introductory ballet vocabulary and technique in an imaginative environment. This class will work on familiarity with the traditional ballet class structure, with an emphasis on confidence and enjoyment. Ballet shoes required.

Ballet Technique I (ages 9-11)
tÉcnica de ballet i (9-11 aÑos)

Wednesdays, 4:15-5:15pm with Danielle Segretto

This class will focus on learning age-appropriate ballet terminology while developing the musculature to perform traditional ballet combinations with ease. We will practice ballet and dance terminology while using ballet exercises to improve strength, coordination and grace. The dancers will discuss intrinsically motivating themselves to work hard in all of their classes and the importance of practicing habits of perseverance to continue to grow as dancers and artists.

Ballet Technique II (ages 12-14)
tÉcnica de ballet i (12-14 aÑos)

Wednesdays, 5:15-6:15pm with Danielle Segretto
This class is for the young dancer that desires a higher level of technique and technical awareness of their movement. It is designed to build on previous ballet and dance knowledge, and also to focus on the correct alignment and kinesiological awareness that can be taught to this age group. We will evolve basic ballet movements into more challenging steps and concepts, building continued strength and body awareness.

Intro to Jazz (ages 6-8)
introducciÓn a jazz (6-8 aÑos)

Thursdays, 4:15–5:00pm with Courtney Owen-Muir
Dancers will learn the basic steps of jazz dance including turns, kicks, and leap steps along with popular simple rhythm techniques. This class is designed to introduce jazz movement to the creative mover and start to explore technique.

Jazz FUndamentals (ages 8-10)
Fundamentos de Jazz (8-10 años)

Thursdays, 5:00–6:00pm with Courtney Owen-Muir
Students will warm up by exploring basic elements of dance and choreography such as shape, rhythm, gesture, and tempo. Dancers will also learn the fundamental elements of jazz dance; leaps, turns and kicks. This class will build on concepts and techniques learned in Intro to Jazz.

Jazz Technique (ages 11-14)
tÉcnica de jazz (11-14 aÑos)

Thursdays, 6:00–7:00pm with Courtney Owen-Muir
This class will build on concepts learned in Jazz Fundamentals to further explore the basic and complex elements of jazz dance. We will explore the idea of using movement for expression and storytelling, as well as how to relate music to movement through learning choreography and combinations.

HIP HOP I (AGES 7-9)

Saturdays, 11:00am–12:00pm with Jose Velasquez
Kids will learn a variety of different movements to help build a solid foundation and develop confidence all while learning about the history along the way. Basic movements from the style of Breaking and Party Dancing will be learned and applied.

HIP HOP II (AGES 10-12)

Saturdays, 12:00pm–1:00pm with Jose Velasquez
In this class we will dig deeper into the dance and focus on variations and more advanced movement. The idea of freestyling and what a cypher is introduced and applied at the end of every class. Students are challenged and encouraged to step outside their comfort zones to better prepare them to engage in movement outside of the classroom.

HIP HOP III (AGES 13-17)

Saturdays, 1:00pm–2:00pm with Jose Velasquez
In this class students will focus on learning concept ideas to further build and expand the students’ foundation and level of freestyling. They will also be challenged by learning choreography and more intricate patterns of movement. Students in this class should have a basic understanding and execution of the fundamentals.

 

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