Program for Dancers Ages 3-18!
Classes Offered by Age (Level placement per instructors' approval)
*Age As of September 1, 2018
Age 3: Creative Movement
Age 4: Pre-Ballet
Age 5: Beginning Ballet
Age 6 & 7: Pre-Primary Ballet, Ballroom, Jazz/Tap, Acro
Age 8-10: Ballet, Ballroom, Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, Acro, Hip Hop
Age 11+: Ballet, Ballroom, Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, Acro, Hip Hop
Suggested Class Requirements by Age / Level
Ages 3-5: 1 class a week
Ages 6-8: 2-3 classes a week
Ages 9-11: 3 classes or more a week
Ages 12+: 4 classes or more a week
Description of Classes
Creative Movement: A 45-minute ballet and tap combo class designed to further nurture the development of dance in your child. Your dancer will continue to learn basic ballet skills and vocabulary while developing poise and introducing proper body positioning. The tap portion will introduce basic tap steps and terminology while furthering their rhythm and sound coordination.
Pre-Ballet: A 60-minute ballet and tap class continuing the skills learned in Creative Movement. An increased focus is placed on technique, terminology, and strengthening of the body.
Beginning Ballet: A 60-minute ballet-focused class that emphasizes a greater focus on body alignment, turnout, terminology, dance etiquette, and discipline.
Pre-Primary & Primary Ballet: Both of these 60-minute classes are for dancers who have shown growth in body awareness, coordination, knowledge and execution of basic ballet steps, and terminology.
Jazz/Tap: A 60-minute jazz and tap class building on the knowledge dancers have gained from their ballet classes. This class is comprised of a high-energy warm up, stretching, basic jazz terminology, basic tap terminology, across the floor, and fun jazz or tap combinations all set to popular, kid-friendly music.
Ballet: A 60-minute technique class focused on building the fundamentals of ballet. Ballet is the foundation of most modern day dance forms. This beautiful and demanding technique is a necessity for all young, aspiring dancers.
Jazz: A 60-minute technique class focused on the styling of jazz dance. Jazz combines many styles and techniques from ethnic and contemporary dance to ballet. Our jazz classes teach basic jazz dance technique, terminology and style with an emphasis on proper technique, alignment and movement quality.
Contemporary: A 60-minute class blending the elements of Contemporary and Modern dance, such as freedom of expression, interpretation of music, principles of fall and recovery, control, breathing, balance and contraction/release. Teachers incorporate an eclectic blend of contemporary and post-modern movement into their classes. Contemporary allows students to explore their individual dance style outside of the structure of traditional ballet and jazz classes.
Tap: A 60-minute technique class. Tap is a style of American theatrical dance, distinguished by percussive footwork and rhythms. Our tap classes stress the basics of tap while also teaching musicality and rhythm.
Hip Hop: A 60-minute high energy class. Hip Hop encompasses many different urban dance styles such as poppin’, locking, breaking as well as freestyle movement to give students the opportunity to develop their own sense of style. Our Hip Hop classes teach rhythm, coordination, musicality and choreography without suggestive music or movements. Students are challenged to think on their feet while enjoying an energetic and fast-paced dance class. Our Hip Hop dancers develop focus, strength, and agility while having fun. This is an excellent class for high-energy kids who want to take a fast and fun dance class.
Acro: A 60-minute stretch-and-strengthening focused class that helps dancers gain flexibility, agility, and focus. Dancers will learn basic tumbling skills, progressions, and fundamental acrobatic techniques.
NON-COMPANY STUDIO PROGRAM (Program for dancers Ages 3-18)
Our goal is that each student experience invaluable life lessons as they grow in an artistic environment. No matter your age or level, there is a place for you at Miami Dance Collective! The Studio Program offers a technique-focused program for recreational dancers ages youth through teen. With our amazing faculty and state-of-the-art facility, we are confident that you will enjoy learning ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, and creative movement.
Mission: To provide a nurturing and disciplined environment for children to learn the art and craft of dance. To provide a serious,
well-rounded training facility focusing on the development of dancers artistically, physically and professionally.
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