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DANCE CLASSES- 

KILLINGLY, CT

September 16, 2024 - June 13, 2025
NOW ENROLLING 

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EARLY CHILDHOOD DANCE PROGRAM - age 0-5

Classes are  designed to enhance gross and fine motor skill development,

collaborative creativity, self-awareness, rhythm, cognitive thinking and independent processing.

Classes are fun and supportive and allow our littlest learners to flourish! 

• Me and My Mini - age 0-2.5           Fridays 9:00-9:45

A 45 minute creative movement group for ages birth through 2.5 with a grown-up. Group is focused on adult and baby spending quality time together, fostering attachment, and baby interacting with others their age. Get groovy and have fun  to upbeat music with props, instruments, and a story.

• Creative Movement  - age 3-4           Tuesdays 4:00-4:45   

Children are exposed to beginning dance concepts in a fun, recreational and supportive way.  Children will explore the use of the body though storytelling and music.  Creative Movement class aids in the physical development of the body and exercises the imagination!  Students explore Elementary Ballet, Tumbling, Balance Beam, Improvisation, and, obstacle courses, props, and  imaginative movement.

• Foundations of Dance / Pre-Ballet - age 5-6         Mondays 4:00-5:00 

Introductory classes aid in the development of gross motor skills, movement creativity, fitness, and body awareness.  Classes blend educational concepts in a developmentally designed curriculum that places special emphasis on building self-confidence and self-esteem. Students will gain foundational awareness of Ballet Technique, Modern Concepts of Movement and Tumbling/Balance Beam Work.  Kiddos have a blast in these fun, upbeat, and supportive classes!

YOUTH DANCE PROGRAM - age 6-12

Comprehensive curriculum designed to ensure the proper development of young bodies. Under our professional faculty, students will enhance coordination, creativity, teamwork, task-mastering, confidence, and learning skills. Explore Rhythms, Movement Concepts and Elementary Technical Concepts. 
We honor dance as an art form and not as a competitive sport or pageantry.
Students may take one or multiple classes.

• Ballet and Modern Dance 1 - age 6-8    Tuesday 5:00-6:30

Ballet and Modern Dance students are introduced to the fundamentals of proper technique for ballet in a positive, inspiring, and creative environment. In Modern Dance class students embrace their inner artists as they engage in creative exploration. Through improvisation and guided exercises, students discover new ways of moving and expressing themselves, tapping into their emotions and imagination.Classes focus on developing strength, flexibility, musicality, self-confidence and awareness, and love for dance.  

• Jazz / Tap 1  - age 6-8    Mondays 5:00-6:00pm

Students in Jazz Dance 1 classes are exposed to a wide range of Jazz Dance styles and techniques. Students explore Classic Jazz, Broadway Jazz, Funk, Modern Jazz, and Contemporary Dance.  Proper attention is paid to muscle development, body awareness, musicality, and performance skills.  Students will enjoy an upbeat class that explores a variety of styles in a fun atmosphere.  Tap I introduces students to the percussive form of dance.  Children will gain a foundation in basic technical steps, terminology, and historical background while enhancing rhythm, coordination, and creative making. We highly suggest taking a Ballet class if enrolling in Jazz/Tap Dance. 

• Jazz/Contemporary Dance Styles 2  - age 9-12     Tuesdays  5:30-6:30

Contemporary Styles explores the post modern genres of dance - Jazz (Broadway, Funk, Street), Modern Dance, Contemporary, Improvisation/Choreography.  Students develop a strong sense of musicality, coordination, and personal style.  Proper attention is paid to muscle development, body awareness, musicality, and performance skills.  Students will enjoy an upbeat class that explores a variety of styles in a fun atmosphere.  Strongly suggested to be taken with Ballet 2/3.

• Tap 2 - age 9-12    Tuesdays 6:30-7:30

Tap 2 focuses on musicality, clarity of sound, ensemble precision, and historical context.  Children will deepen their foundation of basic technical steps, terminology, and historical background while enhancing rhythm, coordination, and creative making.  

• Ballet 2  - age 9-12     Thursdays 4:00-5:00 

Ballet 2 students work to master proper technique for ballet in a positive, inspiring, and creative environment. Each week students perform a classical barre, expand knowledge of technical exercises and concepts, practice petite allegro, center work, progressions and grande allegro.  Classes focus on developing strength, flexibility, musicality, self-confidence and awareness, and love for dance. 

• Modern Dance 2 - age 9-12    Thursday 5:00-6:00

Modern Dance class embraces the student's inner artist as they engage in creative exploration. Through improvisation and guided exercises, students discover new ways of moving and expressing themselves, tapping into their emotions and imagination. Classes focus on developing strength, flexibility, musicality, self-confidence and awareness, and love for dance.  

• Ballet Company  - age 9-19    Monday Class and Rehearsal 6:30-8:00 

Ballet Company members are an elite group of students wishing to further their ballet knowledge and involvement. The  Ballet Company is comprised of students from our Killingly and Putnam locations, and placement auditions are held in September.  Monday's class/rehearsal takes place at the Killingly studio.  Company members will learn classical and original repertoire, perform for community events, and present their own performances.

TEEN DANCE PROGRAM - age 13+

  Students at this level engage with comprehensive curriculums to enhance their technical skill, historical context, performance execution, creative making, and critical thought.  Teen Level Classes in our Killingly location are geared to the beginner/intermediate student.  Students looking for advanced training should see our Putnam location program options (Information Below).   Students at this level are welcome and encouraged to audition for our Ballet Company

• Ballet 3  - age 13-18         Mondays 5:00-6:30pm 

Students will build upon and enhance their technical foundation into a rich classical practice.  Classes include foundational and intermediate ballet vocabulary as well as barre work, center work, and progressions, which develop strength, coordination, and flexibility. Students at this level will focus on proper placement, alignment, and proper technical execution both at the barre and in the center. Students will experience intricate barre work, pre-pointe preparation, center practice, progressions, and classical variations.  Students will make the theoretical connections from training to performances and develop a strong balletic aesthetic and facility.  

• Modern Dance 3 - age 13-18       Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm 

Modern dance is a highly expressive style of dance that challenges the structured dance technique of classical ballet. The focus of modern dance is expression, rather than following a rigid set of postures or technical positions that ballet dancers are trained in. Modern dance movements are considered freeform and fluid, and are often inspired by other dance styles—for example: African dance, ballet, and folk dance.

• Tap  3 / Adult Tap - age 13 +  Wednesdays 7:30-8:30pm

Students in Tap 4 will gain a strong awareness intermediate/advanced technical steps, terminology, and historical background while enhancing rhythm, coordination, and creative making.  Attention, at this level, is paid to proper technical execution, clarity of sound, rhythm analysis, musicality, speed and syncopation.  Students will engage with improvisation and choreographic development to enhance their communication as a tap dancer.

• Jazz/Contemporary Dance 3 - age 13-19    Thursdays 6:00-7:00

Jazz Dance 5 is an intensive study of Jazz Dance Techniques.  Students will expand their classical jazz vocabulary though an advanced study of leading Jazz Dance styles including: Classic, Broadway, Commercial, Street, Latin, and Afro Jazz. 

Students will engage with physical warm-up of the body, advanced center floor technical skills, complex progressions

and traveling phrases, challenging and rigorous choreography.  Students will also engage with Contemporary Dance

• Ballet Company  - age 9-19    Monday Class and Rehearsal 6:30-8:00 

Ballet Company members are an elite group of students wishing to further their ballet knowledge and involvement. The  Ballet Company is comprised of students from our Killingly and Putnam locations, and placement auditions are held in September.  Monday's class/rehearsal takes place at the Killingly studio.  Company members will learn classical and original repertoire, perform for community events, and present their own performances.

THE DANCE COMPANY - age 12+ (PUTNAM, CT LOCATION)

Students in The Complex Dance Company are enrolled in either Level 5 or 6 Conservatory Programs and engage with comprehensive curriculums designed to enhance advanced concepts of technical skill, historical context, performance execution, creative making and critical thought.  Level 5 and 6 classes require multiple days and genres of training and assume an intermediate/advanced knowledge of classical and contemporary dance techniques. Our Level 5 classes are for advanced intermediate students with strong passion for dance. 
Students must be accepted into the Conservatory Program to enroll in Level 5 Classes.
Level 6 dancers are preparing for the next chapter of their arts and academic training and professional life.  These students are engaged artists, leaders, and proficient in advanced dance concepts.  Students in Level 6 must take all classes listed below.  Acceptance into the Level 6 program is by invitation or audition only.

Ballet 5 - age 12-14      

Classes include intermediate/advanced ballet vocabulary as well as barre work, center work, and progressions, which develop strength, coordination and flexibility. Students at this level will be introduced to classical variations and historical context.  Pre-Pointe work to be explored at this level IF dancer shows physically readiness.

• Jazz 5- age 12-14    

Jazz Dance 5 is an intensive study of Jazz Dance Techniques.  Students will expand their classical jazz vocabulary though an advanced study of leading Jazz Dance styles including: Classic, Broadway, Commercial, Street, Latin, and Afro Jazz.  Students will engage with physical warm-up of the body, advanced center floor technical skills, complex progressions and traveling phrases, challenging and rigorous choreography.  Students will also study hip hop dance

Modern 5 - age 12-14    

Modern dance is a highly expressive style of dance that challenges the structured dance technique of classical ballet. The focus of modern dance is expression, rather than following a rigid set of postures or technical positions that ballet dancers are trained in. Modern dance movements are considered freeform and fluid, and are often inspired by other dance styles—like African dance, ballet, and folk dance.

• Contemporary Dance 5 - age 12-14    

Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements.  Students will refine their artistry and performance presence, as well as, enhance their physical strength in combination with fluidity of movement.

Tap  5 / IntermediateTeen Tap - age 13-19    Thursdays 5:00-6:00pm

Students in Teen Tap/Tap 5 will gain a strong  foundation in intermediate technical steps, terminology, and historical background while enhancing rhythm, coordination, and creative making.  Attention, at this level, is paid to proper technical execution, clarity of sound, rhythm analysis, musicality, speed and syncopation.  Students will engage with improvisation and choreographic development to enhance their communication as a tap dancer.

• Conservatory Composition - age 12-19   (must be enrolled in Intermediate Teen /  The Complex Dance Company)

  In this class, students learn the methods and concepts of choreography and divised theatre.  Students develop their own unique approach to movement and theatre making and explore various choreographers, playwrights, theatre companies, and performance artists.  The class will explore the elements of conceptual development and critique through various mediums and approaches of making. 

• Ballet 6 - age 14+   

Ballet 6 meets three times per week and assumes prior Ballet experience at the secondary level.  Students will enhance their basic technical foundation into a rich classical practice.  Students will experience intricate barre work, pre-pointe/pointe work, center practice, progressions, and classical variations.  Students will make the theoretical connections from training to performances and develop a strong balletic aesthetic and facility.

• Tap 6- age 14+  

Students in Tap V will possess a strong  knowledge of intermediate/advanced technical steps, terminology, and historical background while enhancing rhythm, coordination, and creative making.  Attention, at this level, is paid to proper technical execution, clarity of sound, rhythm analysis, musicality, speed and syncopation.  Students will engage with improvisation and choreographic development to enhance their communication as a tap dancer.

• Jazz Dance 6- age 14+    

Jazz Dance V is an intensive study of Jazz Dance Techniques.  Students will expand their classical jazz vocabulary though an advanced study of leading Jazz Dance styles including: Classic, Broadway, Commercial, Street, Latin, and Afro Jazz.  Students will engage with physical warm-up of the body, advanced center floor technical skills, complex progressions and traveling phrases, challenging and rigorous choreography.

• Modern Dance 6- age 14+     

Modern 6 explores multiple methods of modern dance, such as, Graham, Horton, Limon, and Duncan.  Students are versed in contextual and historical awareness of modern dance, exemplify a strong foundation of technical movement concepts, and richly build/refine creative voice through improvisation and collaborative movement making activities. 

• Contemporary Dance 6 - age 14+    

Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements.  Students will refine their artistry and performance presence, as well as, enhance their physical strength in combination with fluidity of movement.

• Dance Company - age 12+     (Level 5 and 6 Conservatory Members)

An innovative Dance Company for Social Change.  The Complex Performing and Creative Arts Centre’s  Dance Company is a place for creative exploration and growth.  Students develop their own work through a rich process of research, observation, consideration, ideation, and collaboration.  Students learn to advocate for their visions, ideas, and creations.  The Company produces full-length dance performances that speak to issues, injustices, and situations that are on the minds of our young people.  The Company brings their work to this and various communities to evoke social change.  Under the direction of Nichola Johnson, MFA 

• Ballet Company  - age 9-19    Monday Class and Rehearsal 6:30-8:00 

Ballet Company members are an elite group of students wishing to further their ballet knowledge and involvement. The  Ballet Company is comprised of students from our Killingly and Putnam locations, and placement auditions are held in September.  Monday's class/rehearsal takes place at the Killingly studio.  Company members will learn classical and original repertoire, perform for community events, and present their own performances.

Season

September 2024 - June 2025
Enrollment Continues until Full

Students enroll for the full season (prorated if beginning late) unless class is otherwise noted.

Tuition rates are for all genres of Art Classes.  Students may enroll in multiple genres for the tuition price listed.

Tuition

45 Minute Class - $72 per month
1 Hour Class - $78 per month
2 Hours per week - $145 per month
3 Hours per week - $190 per month
4 Hours per week - $225 per month
5 Hours per week - $250 per month
6+ Hours per week - $265 per month

Private Music - $36 per 30 minute lesson

Enrollment for Current Students opens May 1, 2024
Enrollment for New Students opens June 1, 2024

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