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These classes, eclectic in method, help students develop their acting potential and sharpen their skills in interpreting scripts. Previous theatre studies are not required. The classes will cover the following skills:

  • More creative confidence
  • Quicker thinking on your feet
  • Better at public speaking in social situations

ACTING 1

(Grades K-2)
Through clever and improvisational theatre games, students will stretch their imaginations as they uncover valuable acting skills and build self-confidence while having fun!

ACTING 2

(Grades 3-5)
Improvisation is an art form that gives students the chance to develop on many different levels. This energetic and upbeat class will introduce students to improvisational acting and basic scene study as they expand on what they’ve learned during theatre games in Acting 1.

ACTING 3

(Grades 6-12)
Acting 3 students will continue to develop their craft through acting techniques, warm-ups, and exercises in individual and group work. They will study songs and monologues from new works, classic theatre and film, and will be guided to an open and truthful performance. 

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Intro to Dance

(Grades K-2)
This fun and energetic class for students in grades K-2 will introduce children to the structure of dance classes and students will learn the basics of ballet, jazz, modern, stretch and musicality.

Intro to Dance

(Grades 3-5)
This fun and energetic class for students in grades 3-5 will introduce children to the structure of dance classes and students will learn the basics of ballet, jazz, modern, stretch and musicality.

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Tap combines dance and percussion and explores a variety of styles including the two traditions of rhythm tap (hoofing) and Broadway tap. Each of these styles focus on exercises that increase control, coordination, and rhythm. Classes include across the floor exercises that teach dynamics, shading, phrasing, and musicality along with extended rhythmic phrases and improvisation exercises center floor. The goal is to develop tap dancers that are equally strong musicians, dancers, and performers.

Intermediate Tap

(Grades 6 and Up)
You love tap and have mastered the basics but now you’re looking for a little more of a challenge. Look no further. This fun and energetic class is an exciting way to learn an advanced tap techniques and more complex rhythms.

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Grease Prep

(Grades 8-12)
Grease is the word....and you won't want to miss this super fun class! Perfect for the student that just loves the music and moves from Grease or for any student in grades 8-12 that wants to get a jump on auditioning and start prepping for the Conservatory's summer production of Grease!

Willy Wonka Jr Prep

(Grades 3-7)
This class is for all students that love Willy Wonka and perfect for any student that wants to get a jump on learning the songs and dances for the Conservatory's summer production of Willy Wonka Jr!.

Musical Theatre Dance Styles

(Grades 7-12)
From Oklahoma to Hamilton, students in grades 7-12 will learn exciting and fun dance combinations from some of Broadway's most famous shows!

JassThese classes are designed to give students a detailed knowledge of classical ballet which includes technique, alignment, terminology, musicality, and artistic expression. Through the styles and technical training that is taught at the Royal Ballet School in London and the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City. Basic anatomy and kinesiology is also taught to develop their understanding of how their body moves. Students will also learn about classical music.  Students are evaluated and placed in these levels by the Ballet Faculty.

ITTY BITTY BALLET

(Grades K-2)
This fun and educational class will introduce K-2 students to ballet through terminology and an understanding of the basic structure of a ballet class. Proper movement and foot position will be emphasized. Upon completion of this class, students will be prepared to move to higher level classes that will feature more barre work, across the floor steps and basic jumps and turns.

Beginning Ballet

(Grades 3-5)
This dynamic class is designed for students in grades 3-5 that want to learn beginning ballet. Students will do basic barre work, train to travel across the floor and learn combinations as they develop the skills and techniques required to move up to Intermediate Ballet.

Beginning Ballet for Teens

(Grades 7-12)
This dynamic class is designed for pre-teens and teens that want to learn beginning ballet or any student looking to improve their dance skills. Students will do basic barre work, train to travel across the floor and learn combinations as they develop the skills and techniques required to move up to Intermediate Ballet.

Intermediate Ballet

(Grades 8-12)
Created for the student who wishes to build on the techniques learned from Beginning Ballet and continue serious training. Whether you are in search of perfect pirouettes, higher legs in Grand Battement or elevated jumps, this class will raise your artistry to the next level. Prerequisite: Dancers in this class must also take Cecchetti Ballet Level l/ll

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Pointe classes build upon the ballet technique and offer students the chance to study classical ballet variations. Pointe work requires continuous study to develop the correct musculature and all pointe shoes must be approved by the instructor prior to wearing. Students wishing to take pointe must be approved by the Director of Education and be enrolled in two ballet technique classes.

Pointe 

(Grades 8 - 12)
First and second year pointe students will benefit from instruction designed to guide and train the muscles required to succeed and accelerate en pointe. This class is the key to effective, safe and beautifully executed pointe work. Prerequisite: Dancers in this class must also be enrolled in the appropriate level Ballet and Cecchetti Ballet classes.

JassThe Cecchetti method is a progressive system of training dancers from pre-ballet to professional level. Each class includes a program of set exercises for each day of the week, divided up, so that different muscle groups are emphasized on different days to prevent overwork and injury.
The Cecchetti class level will correspond with the dancer’s Ballet class level. Both Ballet and Cecchetti Ballet classes must be taken in tandem.

Cecchetti Ballet II/III

The Cecchetti method is a progressive system of training dancers from pre-ballet to professional level. Each class includes a program of set exercises for each day of the week, divided up, so that different muscle groups are emphasized on different days to prevent overwork and injury.
The Cecchetti class level will correspond with the dancer’s Ballet class level.

Cecchetti Ballet IV/V

The Cecchetti method is a progressive system of training dancers from pre-ballet to professional level. Each class includes a program of set exercises for each day of the week, divided up, so that different muscle groups are emphasized on different days to prevent overwork and injury. The Cecchetti class level will correspond with the dancer’s Ballet class level.

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Classes Begin Monday, January 10, 2022
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Acting

Acting

Acting Classes

Join Conservatory teachers for classes to explore the Fun and Fundamentals of Acting and Improv!

Dance

Dance

Dance Classes

Train with Conservatory dance instructors in Ballet, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, and Tap. Dance classes are technique focused and a great way to keep in shape!

Musical Theatre

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Musical Theatre Classes

The Conservatory production of Grease for Grades 8-12 and Willy Wonka Jr for Grades 3-7 will return to the main stage of the Theatre in Summer of 2022. Students can jump into Musical Theatre classes for an introduction to acting, voice and dance, and how to put it all together to tell a story by enrolling into prep classes now!

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