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PAS '21 Winter Dance / Fitness Classes

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Dance is an important part of Musical Theater. Most shows are musicals so not only must you be a good actor and singer, you will also need to expand your dancing skills. The more well-rounded your abilities are, the better chance of being cast. Keeping up your dance training will maintain your strength, endurance and flexibility, build strong technique and vocabulary, and keep you on the path to expand your skills to a more advanced level. All ages are approximate. Some classes may require approval from the Dance Director.

 

DANCE DRESS CODE
 

Girls

Ballet: Black leotard, pink tights, and pink split sole ballet shoes preferred. Black leggings, short black skirt or shorts optional

 

Jazz / Musical Theater: Solid color leotard, tan tights, black leggings or shorts may be worn.  Black jazz shoes for all levels, character shoes may be used in more advanced levels.

 

Lyrical / Contemporary: Solid color leotard, tan tights, black leggings or shorts may be worn.

Bare feet, jazz shoes, or ballet shoes may be worn.


Tap: Comfortable pants, t-shirt, black tap shoes.
 


Boys

Ballet:  Black t-shirt, black comfortable pants, black split sole ballet shoes. 
  


Jazz / Musical Theater/Lyrical/Contemporary:  T-shirt or other solid color t-shirt, black comfortable pants, black jazz shoes.


Tap:  Comfortable pants, t-shirt, black tap shoes.
 

DANCE
 

Ballet:  Ballet training is an important part of dance and musical theater training. Jazz, lyrical, contemporary and musical theater dance are all based on ballet technique. Ballet can be found in many musicals including "Oklahoma!", "Carousel", "Brigadoon," "West Side Story" and "An American In Paris". Classes will consist of a warm up and stretch, barre, and center work.

 

Note:  Intermediate/Advanced Ballet students should have previous ballet class experience. Requires permission from Dance Director.

Day
Time
Ages / Level
Teacher
Tuesday
4 PM
Beginner / Intermediate
Jody Haggerty
Tuesday
5 PM
Intermediate  / Advanced
Jody Haggerty

 

 

Hip Hop: Hip Hop classes will teach the street dance styles that are showing up in contemporary theater in musicals such as "Hamilton", "In The Heights", and "Bring It On.".

Day
Time
Ages
Teacher
Monday
4 PM
8 - 12 years old
Dante Brattelli

 

Jazz:  Jazz dance is a technique that may refer to classic jazz or to Broadway or theatrical jazz. Commercial jazz, which has been popular since the 1980s, combines aspects of hip hop and jazz and is often done to pop music. This classes will focus on warm ups, stretching, basic steps and proper technique. This class is best when taken in conjunction with a ballet class. 

 

Notes:

   Intermediate Jazz students should have previous jazz class experience. Requires permission from Dance Director. 

   Intermediate/Advanced Jazz students should have previous jazz class experience. Requires permission from Dance Director.

   Advanced Jazz students should have previous jazz and ballet class experience. Requires permission from Dance Director.

Day
Time
Ages / Level
Teacher
Thursday
5 PM
Intermediate
Jody Haggerty
Thursday
7:30 PM
Advanced
Jody Haggerty
Sunday
2 PM
Beginner
Jody Haggerty

 

Tap:  Tap Dance an integral part of a musical theater that can be seen in class shows like "Anything Goes" and "42nd Street." This class will focus on warm up, basic steps, technique, coordination, and musicality.

  
Notes:

   Intermediate Tap students should have previous tap class experience. Requires permission from Dance Director.

   Advanced Tap students should have previous tap class experience. Requires permission from Dance Director.

Day
Time
Ages / Level
Teacher
Tuesday
6 PM
Advanced
Jody Haggerty
Thursday
6 PM
Intermediate
Jody Haggerty
Sunday
1 PM
Beginner
Jody Haggerty

 

Musical Theater: Musical theater is a style used in Broadway musicals that relies heavily on a knowledge of ballet, tap, and jazz. This class will focus on warm up, combinations from musicals and the proper technique to perform them. It is best taken in conjunction with a jazz class.


Note:  Intermediate/Advanced Musical Theater students should have previous dance class experience. Requires permission from Dance Director.

Day
Time
Ages / Level
Teacher
Monday
5 PM
Beginner / Intermediate
Dante Brattelli
Monday
6 PM
Intermediate / Advanced
Dante Brattelli

 

Lyrical / Contemporary: Lyrical dance is a dance style that uses aspects of ballet and jazz to interpret emotions of song lyrics and/or music. Contemporary dance is also an expressive style incorporating elements from many styles of dance including modern, jazz, lyrical and ballet.

Day
Time
Ages / Level
Teacher
Thursday
8:30 PM
Ages 10 and Up; Intermediate / Advanced
Jody Haggerty

 

 

Introduction to Theater Arts:  A fun mix of dancing, singing, and acting exercises and games to introduce the 4-6 year olds to the magic of theater.

Day
Time
Ages / Level
Teacher
Thursday
4 PM
Ages 4 - 6
Jody Haggerty

 

 

Adult Dance:  A fun mix of dancing for adults.

Day
Time
Ages / Level
Teacher
Sunday
12 PM
Adults
Jody Haggerty

 
 

FITNESS

 

Broadway Bootcamp: Broadway Bootcamp is a fitness training class to help get you in shape, build up your stamina for performing, and workout to your favorite Broadway tunes! You'll be doing cardio and bodyweight exercise, all while having fun in a safe environment for all fitness levels!  

Day
Time
Ages / Level
Teacher
Friday
6:30 PM
Teens
Jake Tavormina
Friday
7:30 PM
Adults
Jake Tavormina

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