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Dance Conservatory Classes

All classes begin the week of August 24th and run through June 5th.

Ages 3-6

Creative Movement

Young students are introduced to the fundamentals of dance through imaginative play, which enhances self-confidence and strengthens cognitive skills, coordination, rhythm, spatial awareness, and large motor skills.

Ballet 1/2

Students are instilled with ballet fundamentals and a focus on anatomical awareness, safe body alignment, and even weight distribution while also incorporating creative play elements.

Jazz 1/2

While exploring classical and contemporary forms of jazz dance, instructors focus on safe body alignment while emphasizing complex rhythmic patterns, vitality, coordination, strength, and flexibility.

Ages 7-12

Ballet Leveled

Building on the foundations instilled in Ballet 1/2 these ballet classes will continue to grow the students dance vocabulary with a focus on anatomical correctness that includes safe body alignment and even weight distribution.

Leveled – Multiple instructors and studios have been booked for these time slots. The first week of classes students will participate in a group master class to assess how the group should be divided up in a way that everyone will be in a class environment that is supportive and helps them grow.

Beginning & Intermediate Ballet

Any age is a good age to begin ballet training. This class is ideal for dancers who want to be introduced to the foundational skills of ballet for the first time, students who took dance at a very young age and are now looking at getting back into dance, and students who have started their dance training but are not quite ready for our intermediate level. The course is structured to help prepare students to move into our Intermediate ballet course with a focus on anatomical correctness that includes safe body alignment and even weight distribution.

Contemporary

Students learn dance techniques from classical modern to contemporary styles of movement. Instructors provide technical training and also help to develop the individual dancer’s creative expression.

Courses Offered: Beginning Contemporary 1 (ages 7-12), Intermediate Contemporary 2 (ages 7-12), Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary 3 (ages 7-12) & Advanced Contemporary 4 (ages 7-12)

Jazz

While exploring classical and contemporary forms of jazz dance, instructors focus on safe body alignment while emphasizing complex rhythmic patterns, vitality, coordination, strength, and flexibility.

Courses Offered: Beginning Jazz 3 (ages 7-12), Beginning/Intermediate Jazz 4 (ages 7-12), Intermediate Jazz 5 (ages 7-12) & Intermediate/Advanced Jazz 6 (ages 7-12)

Pre-Pointe

This is a preparation class for our pointe program that focuses on strengthening ankles and working on proper alignment techniques. Students can wear either flat ballet shoes or demi-pointe shoes for this course until they have been approved for pointe shoes.

Young Men’s

This class is designed to promote and support young men’s involvement in the dance world. Focus is placed on improving techniques specific to the role of a male dancer, while it gives young men the opportunity to be the majority in the class and to receive support as a dancer.

Ages 12+

Ballet

These Intermediate/Advanced classes combine instruction in classical and contemporary ballet techniques with a focus on anatomical correctness that includes safe body alignment and even weight distribution.

Beginning & Intermediate Ballet

Any age is a good age to begin ballet training. This class is ideal for dancers who want to be introduced to the foundational skills of ballet for the first time, students who took dance at a very young age and are now looking at getting back into dance, and students who have started their dance training but are not quite ready for our intermediate level. The course is structured to help prepare students to move into our Intermediate ballet course with a focus on anatomical correctness that includes safe body alignment and even weight distribution.

Contemporary

Students learn dance techniques from classical modern to contemporary styles of movement. Instructors provide technical training and also help to develop the individual dancer’s creative expression.

Courses Offered: Intermediate Contemporary 5 (ages 12+) & Advanced Contemporary 6 (ages 12+)

Jazz

While exploring classical and contemporary forms of jazz dance, instructors focus on safe body alignment while emphasizing complex rhythmic patterns, vitality, coordination, strength, and flexibility.

Courses Offered: Advanced Jazz 7 (ages 12+) & Intermediate Jazz 8 (ages 12+)

Pre-Pointe

This is a preparation class for our pointe program that focuses on strengthening ankles and working on proper alignment techniques. Students can wear either flat ballet shoes or demi-pointe shoes for this course until they have been approved for pointe shoes.

Pointe

Continuing the focus on classical and contemporary ballet techniques, Intermediate & Advanced Pointe students develop skills while working in pointe shoes. Instructors work with students to determine the safest approach based on the individual’s foot structure. Approval is required for enrollment. These classes are traditionally for female dancers; however, male dancers may choose to attend in order to increase foot strength.

Young Men’s

This class is designed to promote and support young men’s involvement in the dance world. Focus is placed on improving techniques specific to the role of a male dancer, while it gives young men the opportunity to be the majority in the class and to receive support as a dancer.

“I love being able to dance with my friends after school.” – Texas Dance Conservatory Student