Community Dance Academy Curriculum
Creative Movement and Music: Ages 3-4
This class is designed to instill a love of dance and an enduring appreciation of physical activity through imaginative movement and play. The child will learn the foundation of movement, spatial awareness, rhythm, coordination, creativity and personal expression.
Preliminary Division: Ages 4-8
Students are introduced to basic dance movements, beginner ballet, and music skills. Levels are carefully constructed for each age group, encouraging rhythm, coordination, creativity, and listening skills. Informal presentations are held for parents at the end of the year.
Lower Division (Ballet 1-3)
Technique is introduced with continued opportunity for creative expression. Lower Division students participate in the June Performance at the Keiter Performing Arts Center. Classes continue to build strong technique and dance vocabulary. Female students will begin pointe work when their age and strength are appropriate.
Upper Division (Ballet 4-6)
Upper Division classes continue to build and strengthen technique and dance vocabulary. Female students will begin pointe work when their age and strength are appropriate.Daily classes and expanded performance opportunities are provided for those students who wish to study more intensively.