A unique curriculum for our youngest students. Classes are designed to introduce these youngsters to the fun and spirit of the art. Students are introduced to the fundamentals of ballet and tap or ballet and acrobatics in one hour sessions. These classes aid with coordination, the development of fine motor skills, musical awareness and listening skills. A variety of activities introduce the young dancer to the magical world of music and movement. We have classes for 2 year olds as well as classes for 3 year olds.
For children ages 4-5. All children at this level are placed in classes by age. These programs introduce the young student to the study of dance with age appropriate skill development. The appreciation of music and the opportunities for creative expression are enhanced. Combination classes in ballet and acrobatics or ballet and tap are offered in one hour sessions.
For children ages 5-6. An excellent foundation in dance education. These programs begin to prepare the young student for the physical requirements of the trained dancer. The structured syllabus allows for the study of the fundamentals of dance technique, without limiting the student’s freedom of self-expression. Combination classes in ballet and acrobatics or tap and jazz are offered in one hour sessions.
For children ages 6.5 and up. Students may now begin to explore the many forms of dance.
Children begin to learn the exercises necessary for mastering the placement of the body, the legs, the arms, and the head. They work in class on the development of skills and the coordination of steps. The classes become increasingly complex as students advance through systematic development. As their training progresses emphasis is placed on developing strength, stability, and grace.
It should be emphasized that students promoted to level 5 are the only students considered for Pointe work. Pointe is an extension of serious ballet training and all students will be evaluated and placed at the discretion of the instructor. All Pointe students are expected to dance a minimum of 3 hours per week.
This multi-Level form of dance technique, therapeutic in value has evolved from Classical ballet with a focus on musical theater, lyrical dance, African and modern dance. In all levels, body awareness through proper alignment and conditioning are stressed. Through a structured series of dance sequences, quick movements, isolations and complicated rhythms, jazz dance in its many forms may be experienced and enjoyed by all. Designed for students to learn and develop both technical skolls and aesthetic fundamentals. class material will include dance technique, terminology and basic kinesiology. Wonderful offsprings of Jazz include Lyrical Jazz and Hip-Hop.
A wonderful assistance to the physical body. In addition to being fun, students improve flexibility, coordination and strength. Acrobatics enhances the development of gross motor skills and as students begin to excel at mastering tricks, self confidence is achieved.
The study of rhythm and precision. Tap is an exciting art and an excellent foundation in dance education. In addition to learning the dance steps basic to most tap instruction, we encourage a full body approach which encompasses all forms of dance as a means of enhancing the overall technique.
Prepare for a future in dance. Increase flexibility, strength, and stamina. Learn how to use breathe and body awareness to enhance ability and express identity. Instruction is designed to awaken individual talents and freedom of self-expression.
Learn the fun of drama, music, dance, theater games and improvisation. Students will participate in song and dance routines to music from musicals and movies.
College Prepatory Classes-
At New England Dance Academy Students are prepared for an academic advanced into the College and University Arena.
Students are prepared for College Auditions, including but not limited to individual study in All Course Performance Work, Dance History, Kinesiology, Choroeography and Improvisation. Whether your interest take you to a career in the performing arts, or a PHD in Dance Education. The professional Faculty at NEDA will work together to prepare the foundation each dancer requires to help them achieve their goals.