Conservatory Dance Track
The Conservatory track is for dance academy students who are serious about studying the art of dance and are preparing for entrance into a collegiate dance program, conservatory program, or who are training for a professional career in dance. Typically, during their third year, students are placed in classes identified as conservatory classes once they complete all introductory and/or regular dance courses. Conservatory students are those students that have indicated that they wish to pursue the arts after high school and have demonstrated the talent and skill sets required to be in a conservatory class. To that end, conservatory classes have a higher rigor and demand on the student and require a serious commitment.
Conservatory classes may be taken by any Dance Academy student at the discretion of the Director.
Advanced Ballet (A2)
Course Description: A study of beginning pointe techniques in classical ballet for students with a strong technical ballet base. Classical ballet variations with appropriate technique, theory, and history will also be learned. Students perform in the Fall, Winter and Spring dance concerts.
Modern II: Intermediate-Advanced Level/Contemporary technique (B3)
Course Description: This intermediate modern dance class continues with the fundamental modern dance skills learned in the previous level and introduces more advanced contemporary techniques. This course includes floor work, inversion and improvisation, as well as rhythmic, isolated and expressive movement. Classwork will deepen students' alignment, strength, flexibility, coordination, rhythm, dynamics and spatial awareness. The concepts of ballet and codified classical modern dance are explored, along with somatic awareness, efficient athleticism, and creative voice. Students perform in the Fall, Winter and Spring dance concerts.