The Conservatory of Performing Arts 

2019-2020 Schedule

2019 Summer Schedule

Mini Movers Summer Dance

Ages 3 – entering Kindergarten in September

Dance, creative movement, and a dance related craft each day

9-11 am Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Session 1 – July 16-18, 2019

Session 2 – July 30 – August 1, 2019

Session 3 – August 13 -15, 2019

Enrollment is limited to 8 young artists per session

Early Bird Tuition – $100 per session*

Jr Dance Intensive

For young artists entering 1st – 3rd grades in September

Each session includes – Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Dance History, Musical Theatre, Modern and a performing arts based craft project

9 am – 12 noon – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Session 1 – July 15 – 18, 2019

Session 2 –July 22 – 25, 2019

Session 3 – July 29 – August 1, 2019

Session 4 – August 5 – 8, 2019

Session 5 – August 12 – 15, 2019

Session 6 – August 19 – 22, 2019

Enrollment is limited to 10 young artists per session.

Early Bird Tuition $195 per session*

Focused Dance Intensive

For young artists ages 9 and up

12:30 – 4:30 pm Monday – Friday

Session 1 – July 15-19, 2019 – Focus on Jazz

Classes:  different styles of jazz dance, stretch and strengthen, leaps and turns, hip hop, dance health / injury prevention and dance history.

Session 2 – July 22 – 26, 2019 – Focus on Musical Theatre

Classes: theatre dance, acting, vocal, stage makeup, audition prep, theatre tech, history and mindful movement.

Session 3 – July 29 – August 2, 2019 – Focus on Tap

Classes: tap, music theory / rhythm work, dance conditioning, dance health / injury prevention and dance history. 

Session 4 – August 5-9, 2019 – Focus on Ballet

Classes: classical ballet, contemporary, floor barre, variations, dance history, leaps and turns, dance health and injury prevention.

Session 5 – August 12 – 16, 2019 – Focus on Modern

Classes: different styles of modern dance, choreography/composition, stretch and strengthen, improvisation, dance health and injury prevention and dance history.

Session 6 – August 19 – 23, 2019 – Performing Arts Sampler

Classes: ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, musical theatre, conditioning , dance and theatre history and related topics.

Enrollment will be limited to 16 young artists per session with groups over 8 being broken into 2 groups by a combination of age and level.

Early Bird Tuition – $350 per session*

Open Summer Classes

July Session – July 15 – August 1, 2019

August Session – August 5 – 22, 2019

Monday 

4:30 – 5:30 PM – Beginner – Advanced Beginner Ballet ages 8+

5:30 – 6:30 PM – Hip Hop ages 8 +

5:30 – 7 PM  – Intermediate / Advanced Ballet – ages 10+

Tuesday

4:30 – 5:30 PM – Beginner – Advanced Beginner Modern ages 9+

5:30 – 7 PM – Intermediate / Advanced Modern – ages 12+

Wednesday

4:30 – 5:30 PM – Beginner – Advanced Beginner Tap ages 8+

5:30 – 7 PM – Intermediate / Advanced Tap – ages 12+

Thursday

4:30 – 5:30 PM – Beginner – Advanced Beginner Jazz ages 8+

5:30 – 7 PM – Intermediate / Advanced Jazz – ages 12+

Early Bird Tuition

1 hour class – $65 / session

1.5 hour class – $95 / session

*Early Bird Tuition prices expire 6/15/19

$25 per student insurance fee and $25 per family registration fees will be added to the tuition for anyone who hasn’t been enrolled at the studio during the 2018-19 school year.  These fees will be applied to the 2019-2020 season if continuing with classes after the summer.

Curriculum Offerings

All of the classes in both the Studio and Conservatory Track follow a graded curriculum.  Initial placement and  progression are based on the young artist’s ability to execute the skills.  This provides young artists with the skills they need for success.

LOWER  SCHOOL – all classes for ages 2 1/2 – 7 years old

Dancing Fun 1 – ages 2 1/2 – 4 – This class provides an introduction to dance by exploring movements that are the foundations of Ballet and Jazz with emphasis on creative  movement, gross motor coordination, musicality, qualities of movement, and creative thinking.  Young Artists in this class must be toilet trained and not in pull ups before they can enroll.    Studio Track Only

Dancing Fun 2 – ages 3 1/2 – 5 – For students who have completed the work introduced in Dancing Fun 1, Level 2 introduces new material in all areas.  Both Tracks

Jr Ballet/Tap/Jazz – ages 5 – 7 – Age and developmentally appropriate foundations in each of these 3 dance styles.  The curriculum for these 3 styles is designed so the skills taught in each area compliment each other.  Studio Track – Combination Ballet / Tap/ Jazz,  Conservatory Track – separate classes in each style.

Hip Hop Jr – ages 5-7 – A fun and energetic class based on age and developmentally appropriate movement and music.  Conservatory Track Only

UPPER SCHOOL – all classes for ages 8+

Ballet– Classical ballet technique based primarily on the Vaganova and Paris Opera Ballet Styles while incorporating advances in dance medicine to maximize training while minimizing injury risk.   Both Tracks  Ballet levels that require Variations as a 2nd class are not considered performance classes.

Company Class – ages 10+ – Our 3 companies work with a variety of guest teachers /choreographers on pieces for non competitive performances.  Conservatory Track Only

Company Prep ages 9+ – For students interested in auditioning for our performing companies, this class helps students strengthen their technique while working on performance skills.  Conservatory Track Only

Floor Barre – ages 9+ Floor Barre consists of ballet based exercises laying on the floor to develop proper alignment and strength to improve regular ballet technique and reduce injury risk.  Our class also incorporates pilates, gyrokinesis and fascial work to safely increase strength, stability, and flexibility.  This class is paired with either Prepointe or Variations depending on the level of the young artist.  Conservatory Track Only  This class is not considered a performance class.

Hip Hop– A high energy, age appropriate way of dancing set to popular music.  Different from jazz in its movement expression, this class still includes warm up, centre work and across the floor movements.  Both Tracks

Jazz – A strong base of classical jazz technique is augmented with a variety of styles including funk, theatre and commercial jazz for a well rounded variety.  Class includes warm up, across the floor and centre combinations.  Both Tracks

Modern -Young Artists will be exposed to a variety of techniques including Horton, Limon, Graham and Cunningham.  Young artists will also use their new vocabulary of movement to explore improvisation. Conservatory Track Only

Musical Theatre Workshop – Triple threat skills of singing, dancing and acting  are taught through the staging of a favorite musical.   Young artists will be cast in a production and learn about all aspects of staging a show as they progress through the year.  The students will produce and perform in a complete production at the end of the year.   Conservatory Track Only

Prepointe –  ages 9+- Classes are designed to build the strength and alignment needed for proper pointe work.  This class is taught at 2 levels – the first level is bare foot and the second level works in prepointe shoes.  Both levels are available to young artists of all genders who are at the correct technical level.  At least 1 additional ballet class per week is require for Prepointe classes. Conservatory Track Only  These classes are not considered performance classes

Pointe – ages 11+ – Young artists who are assessed as being technically ready and having the physical requirements needed for working safely en pointe are introduced to pointe work in a safe and methodical fashion.  Two additional ballet classes per week are required to participate in Pointe class.  It is important to realize that pointe classes are not suitable for every ballet dancer. Conservatory Track Only

Tap – Classes emphasize a rhythmic and musical approach to tap dancing.  Young artists are taught how to use their feet as instruments and create a symphony of sound.  Both Tracks

Variations – Young artists are taught excerpts from ballets as a way to integrate their technical classes with artistry.  This class requires an additional ballet class.  Conservatory Track Only

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