SPRING/Fall 2018

Two Locations

You May Register Anytime Throughout The Semester

 

 

Greenwich Village

The Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance

55 Bethune Street, Top Floor, Greenwich Village, NY 10014

 

 

TUESDAY

9:45am-10:30am Mommy & Me 2 years  Register or Trial for this Class

 

 

Tribeca 

Imagine School of Swimming Flagship

40 Harrison Street, 2nd Floor, TriBeCa, NY 10013

 

 

WEDNESDAY

3:15pm-4:00pm  Fairy Ballet 2.5 years  Register or Trial for this Class

4:00pm- 4:45pm  Pre Primary Prep 4 years   Register or Trial for this Class

4:45-5:30pm  Primary 6  Register or Trial for this Class

 

THURSDAY

4:00pm- 4:45pm  Pre School 3.5  years  Register or Trial for this Class

4:45pm-5:45pm  Grade One 7 years  Register or Trial for this Class

 

SATURDAY

9:30am-10:15am  Mommy & Me 2 years  Register or Trial for this Class

10:15am-11:00am  Pre School One (Beginner) 3-3.5  Register or Trial for this Class

11:00am-11:45am  Pre School Two (Older) 3.5-4.5  Register or Trial for this Class

11:45am-12:45pm  Grade One 7 years  Register or Trial for this Class

 

 

TRIAL CLASSES

Free trial classes are offered for all classes. Please email or call ahead of time to set up a trial.

 

Mommy & Me (Age 2)

This class is structured to stimulate coordination skills, listening skills, balance, music interpretation, creative movement and motor development in the youngest dancers, ages 2-3 years. This program is an excellent introduction to the world of dance and lots of fun for Mom and dancer! Mom will also participate in class with the dancer.

 

Fairy Ballet (Age 2.5)

This wonderful class is designed for children who want to dance but are not quite old enough to join a ballet class. We uses props, stories and songs to teach balance, rhythm, movement, coordination, and basic ballet steps. Parents are invited to watch the last ten minutes of class as so we can show what we have learnt. 

 

Pre School (Age 3 & 3.5)

This class is for children who are ready to separate from their parent and dance independently. In this class exercises promote early childhood development with a focus on body awareness, gross motor skills and individual expres­sion through Creative Movement. The program includes basic ballet steps, balance, rhythm, flexibility, coordination, and creativity. Simple stretches and isolation exercises help to develop flexibility and body awareness. A favorite segment of class deals with traveling steps across the floor to encourage coordination and musicality. Listening skills and classroom etiquette are emphasized. Class meets one or more times a week for 45 minutes.

 

Pre Primary Prep (Age 4.5)

Pre Primary Prep is a continuation of Pre School that prepares the student for Pre Primary. The program continues with focus on ballet steps, increased balance, rhythm, flexibility, coordination, and creativity.  A favorite segment of class deals with traveling steps across the floor to encourage coordination and musicality. Listening skills and classroom etiquette are emphasized. Class meets one or more times a week for 45 minutes.

 

Pre Primary (Age 5)

Class begins with conditioning exercises to develop strength, balance and coordination. Introductory barre exercises are incorporated to develop good posture and to stress proper alignment. Music Appreciation is included to instill melody and rhythm into each class. A favorite segment of class deals with traveling steps across the floor to encourage coordination and musicality. Listening skills and classroom etiquette are emphasized. Class meets one or more times a week for 45 minutes.

 

Primary (Age 6)

As the next progression from Pre Primary, Primary is the first introduction to Royal Academy of Dance training.  With the option to examine in the spring, students will continue with their development of technique and presentation through a combination of curriculum designed to ensure the student reaches their full potential.  If your dancer has the desire to complete their first ballet exam, they must attend two classes per week.

 

Grade One (Age 7)

  • To be able to perform simple movement sequences showing awareness of basic techniques in ballet
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the vocabulary of ballet
  • Demonstrate basic technical skills
  • Be able to perform simple movement sequences showing awareness of musicality in ballet
  • Demonstrate a basic sense of appropriate timing
  • Demonstrate a basic responsiveness to music
  • Be able to show awareness of performance in ballet
  • Demonstrate a basic use of expression
  • Demonstrate a basic awareness of an audience

If your dancer has the desire to complete their first ballet exam, they must attend two classes per week.