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“Unfortunately the annual spring dance performance for 2020 has been canceled this spring due to COVID-19 precautions.  We hope to see you safely back in the studio soon!”



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Download the Dance Policies booklet here.


Early Childhood Dance Programs 

Ages infants – 5 years

The atmosphere in our studios is comfortable, warm and friendly. The curriculum encourages natural dance movement in cooperation with, imaginative play, musicality, independence, sensory and fine motor development, strength, balance, flexibility, coordination, and spatial awareness. Dancers roll, stretch, jump, dart, and swing while learning about body, effort, shape, space, time, and direction. The benefits are physical, social/emotional, and cognitive. Sensory exploration and movement exploration guides children to understand ownership of their bodies and create movement goals.  

This program teaches children to play with purpose and enjoy dancing, and to begin listening to directions from a teacher. Dancers also expereince the joy of dancing for your community both in class and in the theatre.

Youth Dance Programs

Ages 6-14

Our Youth Dance classes develop turnout, coordination, beginning skills, spatial awareness, and discipline while developing both friendships and a love of dance. Dancers are led to advance their dance vocabuary and practice sharing their ideas, and understanding of the art form. 

Adult Dance Programs

Ages 15+

Adult classes are inclusive, easy to follow, and led by friendly and experienced instructors.  Dance keeps you actively exercising, learning basic skills or refining, and having fun while meeting new people. Adult programming in Swing & Ballroom, Latin, Ballet, Hip Hop, and Modern Dance is offered seasonally throughout the year.

For additional information, please contact Genevieve Garcia, genevieve.garcia@pdop.org



Youth Classes for Winter 2020 resume as follows**:

o   Monday classes: 2/3-4/27
o   Tuesday classes: 2/4-4/28
o   Wednesday classes: 2/5-4/29
o   Thursday classes: 2/6-4/30
o   Friday classes: 1/24-4/24
o   Saturday classes: 1/18-4/25
 
**Class does not meet March 21-28 and April 10-12

 

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What to Expect in Class


 Suggested Dress for Participants

Proper attire is required for all Dance classes:

·         Hair must be secured away from the face, preferably a bun if possible.

·         Please no stiff fabric or jeans for normally scheduled classes.

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Specific dance attire information is as follows:

Pirouettes with my Partner

Creative Movement

Dance & Tumbling

Leotard or skirted leotard and pink/skin toned tights or solid colored T-shirt and athletic-type shorts or leggings.  Pink/skin toned leather or canvas ballet shoes, or bare feet

Ballet

Ballet & Tap

Tap

Leotard or skirted leotard and pink/skin toned tights or solid colored T-shirt and athletic-type shorts or leggings.  Pink/ skin toned leather or canvas ballet shoes, tan tap shoes

Jazz

Broadway Studio

Leotard or skirted leotard and pink/skin toned tights or fitted jazz pants, capris or leggings. Bare feet are preferred, ballet shoes or tan jazz shoes allowed

Hip Hop & Tumbling

Hip Hop

T-shirt and athletic-type pants or shorts, fitted jazz pants, capris or leggings, clean sneakers, bare feet may be recommended for tumbling sections of class.

Adult

Clothes you can move or stretch in. Ballet shoes for Ballet, clean sneakers for Hip Hop, non-rubber soled shoes for Swing, Ballroom, Latin, and Tango.

 Dance Policies

Attendance

Consistent Attendance is essential to dancer’s progress in class. We recommend that dancers attend each week if possible. If your child is ill, we discourage their coming to class. If you anticipate an absence from your child’s class, please inform your teacher in advance or email Genevieve Garcia at genevieve.garcia@pdop.org

Bathroom Breaks

Visit the restroom before class begins.  Requests for breaks are distracting to the class as a whole. 

Classroom Etiquette

Please make sure that your child has had water, a snack, washed hands, and visited the restroom prior to class as to not disturb the rhythm of the class and their focus.  

To enter, we will line up at the far door. To exit, we will use the doors closest to the restrooms.

Parents/guardians may only enter the room when there is an observation day.  If you feel that your dancer may need some transitional help into the dance space, please email Genevieve Garcia and the team will do our best to accommodate your dancer’s needs.  

Communication

We aim to provide excellent customer service with proactive communcation by your teacher and teaching assistant, Dance Coordinator, Customer Service Staff, Dance Studio Newsletters and emails. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to discuss them with your instructor or contact Genevieve Garcia, genevieve.garcia@pdop.org.

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