FULL SEASON:  Sept-May

                                      FULL SEASON CLASSES 

Broadway Arts Center offers a wide variety of Dance & Theater classes.  From toddlers to teens, we have classes for all levels and abilitieS!  Our  Full season classes run from Sept – May ending with our spring recital performance. Scroll down to see Class Descriptions.  We also offer 6-week introductory “Mini-Classes” throughout out the year. We also offer lots of fun SUMMER CLASSES  and DRAMA CAMPS including mini classes for all ages, “fairytale” princess workshops and even  technical intensives for more advanced students. Addtionally we offer several additonal PRODUCTIONS thru out the year that students can participate in.


Class Placement

We have classes for beginners-Advanced for all ages. Its important for students to be placed in the appropriate age/level class for them to be successful. The first month is considered a trial. The grade/age levels listed below are a guideline, however, students may be moved to a higher or lower level at the Instructors discretion. Some classes require prior training for particular age levels to join.  We run many classes throughout the week so we can almost always accommodate your scheduling needs! 

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SIBLINGS

We have many families with dancing siblings, so we know the unique joys and challenges multiple children can be on your schedule (and wallet)! Forthis reason, we offer very generous discounts on tuition for siblings. With our expanded facility we are able to offer siblings classes on the same day back-to-back or even simultaneously! Like many studios, we perform multiple recitals, and the task of arranging siblings together in the same show can be quite difficult! For this reason we have designated which class is in each showtime on our class schedule at the beginning of the year. So you will know upfront which classes to choose so that your children are in the same show!


FULL SEASON ~ CLASS LEVELS & DESCRIPTIONS

 8 Month session -   Sept to May 


                             PRIMARY LEVELS

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The “PRIMARY”  LEVELS A & B & C: These are the first  levels of dance all ages 3-6. Young Students should complete these levels before moving onto fundamental levels. 

PRIMARY LEVEL A: PRE-BALLET    Age 3 & 4   Uses imagination, music, props &  movement to teach basic BALLET skills. Added focus on body control & awareness, balance, coordination, language & expression. REQUIREMENTS: potty trained, able to listen & follow directions and happily attend class without parent. TUITION RATE: 30 min (see chart)

TUMBLING: Age 3-4  Add a 15 minute tumbling section onto your Pre-Ballet Class! Tumbling offers opportunity to increase strength, balance, coordination, body control and confidence. But most of all it’s FUN!! TUITION RATE 45 min (when added to Pre-Ballet

PRIMARY LEVEL B: PRE-BALLET/ TAP    Grade *PRE-K / K/ Gr 1   Rising *PRE-K must complete Full season of Pre-Ballet A (Including Recital Participation)  to be eligible for level B. This class is a continuation of PRE-BALLET  plus the introduction of TAP ! Including: shuffles, toe drops, heel digs, ball changes, marches, and more! . TUITION RATE: 45 min

PRIMARY –  LEVEL C: PRE-BALLET/JAZZ  Grade K-2 This class is for beginners and experienced dancers. This level teaches basic Ballet positions and steps and includes the addition of JAZZ !  In Jazz students will practice isolations, traveling steps, rhythm exercises, and lots more fun!! TUITION RATE: 45 Min

 


FUNDAMENTAL LEVELS

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“FUN-DAMENTAL” LEVELS 1, 2, 3  Must demonstrate excellent class behavior, maintain focus & attention,  show good attitude and effort.  Some classes have pre-requites to join for certain grade levels.

BALLET / TAP (1 ) (Gr 1-3) This class is a continuation of our pre-ballet and  tap. This class is open to all students in grade 1-2. (First graders  must complete a full season of *PRE-BALLET/TAP before taking this class) Students will learn how to use the Ballet Barre, aquire more skills with added attention to rhythm, balance, coordination vocabulary and self expression.  TUITION RATE: 45 min

BALLET / JAZZ (1):  (Gr 1-3) First Graders must complete a full season of *PRE-BALLET/JAZZ before taking this class. Students will learn how to use the Ballet Barre, aquire more skills with added attention to balance, coordination, and vocabulary. In Jazz  will work on building confidence with attention on self expression, flexibility, turns, leaps with fun choreography!. Moves and music are always age appropriate! TUITION RATE: 45 min

BALLET / TAP ( 2 ) (Gr 2-4) Second graders must have completed a FULL season Level 1 before taking this level.  Students will continue to build ballet skills at the barre, center and traveling steps including turns and jumps with an added focus on memorization, vocabulary, expression and flexibility.  Add the Jazz 2 class for even more fun and additional recital dance! TUITION RATE: 45 min

JAZZ ADD ON ( 2 ) (Gr 2-4) Add this high energy class onto the BALLET/TAP 2 class to work on building coordination and confidence with attention on rhythm, flexibility, turns, leaps with fun choreography!. Moves and music are always age appropriate! Open to all 2-4 graders.  TUITION RATE: 30 Min

 LYRICAL BALLET   (3):  (Gr 3-6) .  This class will focus on Ballet technique, flexibility, and expression while building confidence, grace and poise.  The word “lyrical” refers to the style of dance that uses contemporary music (as opposed to classical music) in which the lyrics of the song influence the movements. Includes: barre exercises, stretches, center work and movements across the floor. .  TUITION RATE: 45 min

JAZZ / TAP  (3)  (Gr 3-6)  These high energy class will work on building coordination and confidence with attention on expression, conditioning, flexibility, turns, leaps with fun choreography!. Includes different elements of JAZZ including Broadway, Hip-Hop and Technical Jazz. Moves and music are always age appropriate! Tap will build strength, rhythm,  technique and musicality TUITION RATE: 45 min

 LYRICAL BALLET  (4):  (Gr 4-6)  This class will focus on Ballet technique, flexibility, and expression while building confidence, grace and poise.  The word “lyrical” refers to the style of dance that uses contemporary music (as opposed to classical music) in which the lyrics of the song influence the movements. Includes: barre exercises, stretches, center work and movements across the floor.  TUITION RATE: 45 min

JAZZ / TAP (4)  (Gr 4-6)  These high energy class will work on building coordination and confidence with attention on expression, conditioning, flexibility,  turns, leaps with fun choreography!. Includes different elements of JAZZ including Broadway, Hip-Hop and Technical Jazz. Moves and music are always age appropriate! Tap will build strength, rhythm,  technique and musicality TUITION RATE: 45 min


 After students complete fundamental levels, they can continue in the Recreational levels OR Those looking for more challenge can move to Comprehensive (Intermediate) level or may Audition for our (Advanced) Company Levels.  The benefits of dance education (confidence, creative expression, fitness, team work, etc) are the same regardless of what level you dance at! 


TEEN  LEVELS : Grade 7-12

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“RECREATIONAL LEVEL”  for Grade 7-12 students who simply LOVE to dance for FUN and recreation! Class will focus on building skills, flexibility & conditioning while fostering confidence, self expression & having FUN! Appropriate for beginners & experienced dancers 

LYRICAL BALLET (RECREATIONAL) : (Gr 7-12)  This class will focus on Ballet technique, flexibility, and expression while building confidence, grace and poise.  The word “lyrical” refers to the style of dance that uses contemporary music (as opposed to classical/ instrumental music) in which the lyrics of the song influence the movements. Includes: barre exercises, stretches, center work and movements across the floor.    TUITION RATE: 45 min

 JAZZ (RECREATIONAL) :  (Gr 7-12) Students will continue to build skillsincluding: traveling steps including turns and jumps with an added focus on memorization, vocabulary, expression, flexibility and conditioning.  Class will include elements of HIP-HOP, Musical Theater  as well as traditional Jazz technique.   RATE: 45 min

NEW!!  "ADVANCED TEEN LEVEL" For experienced dancers who have mastered comprehensive skills and are looking for more challenge. Must have splits, leaps, pirouettes and demonstrate good technique, attitude, behavior and attendance. Studio approval required to enroll

ADVANCED LYRICAL BALLET  (Gr 8-Up) This class will focus on Ballet technique, flexibility, and expression as well as more complex turns and leaps. This class Includes: barre exercises, stretches, center work and movements across the floor.  It is highly Recommended to take the wed TEEN TECHNIQUE class in addition to this class.  Studio approval required to enroll TUITION RATE: 45 min

ADVANCED JAZZ  (Gr 8-Up) Students will continue to build skills including traveling steps, leaps and turns with an added focus on form, flexibility and expression. Class will include different elements of jazz including: HIP-HOP and Musical theater as well as traditional Jazz. Recommended to take the wed TEEN TECHNIQUE class in addition to this class.  Studio approval required to enroll TUITION RATE: 45 min.


No two students will progress at the exact same rate - even when they receive the exact same training.  

Dancers are encouraged to progress at Their own pace.  


COMPREHENSIVE LEVELS: Gr 2-7

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“COMPREHENSIVE”  LEVEL  in an Intermediate level For hard working and skilled dancers who have demonstrated a mastery of fundamental skills and are ready for more challenge. This level requires instructor approval to enroll based on current skill level, behavior, attitude & attendance. This level is appropriate for students who approach class in a serious manner and have demonstrated good form, confidence, coordination & expression.

 COMPREHENSIVE (A) : LYRICAL BALLET / TAP / JAZZ  (GR 2-5) : This class is designed for students age 7-10 who have  who have demonstrated excellent focus and attention as well as good form, confidence, coordination & expression. This level requires instructor approval based on current skill level, behavior, attitude & attendance. Class will focus on Ballet technique, flexibility, and expression while building confidence, grace and poise.  This  class Includes: barre exercises, stretches, center work and movements across the floor. In Tap and Jazz Students will continue to build skills including traveling steps and turns with an added focus on memorization, vocabulary, flexibility, musicality, turns, jumps and expression. Class will include different elements of jazz including: Hip-Hop and Musical theater as well as traditional Jazz . REQUIRES ENROLLMENT IN WED 4:00 TECHNIQUE CLASS  in addition to this class. TUITION RATE 90 min

COMPREHENSIVE (B) LYRICAL BALLET (GR 4-7) :  This Intermediate level requires instructor approval based on current skill level, behavior, attitude & attendance. This level is appropriate for students who approach class in a serious manner and have demonstrated good form, confidence, coordination & expression. This class will focus on Ballet technique, flexibility, and expression while building confidence, grace and poise. The word “lyrical” refers to the style of dance that uses contemporary music (as opposed to classical/ instrumental music) in which the lyrics of the song influence the movements and expression of the dance. This classIncludes: barre exercises, stretches, center work and movements across the floor. REQUIRES ENROLLMENT IN WED 5:00 TECHNIQUE CLASS  . TUITION RATE 90 min

COMPREHENSIVE (B) TAP / JAZZ (Gr 5-7)  This Intermediate level requires instructor approval based on current skill level, behavior, attitude & attendance. This level is appropriate for students who approach class in a serious manner and have demonstrated good form, confidence, coordination & expression. Students will continue to build skills including traveling steps and turns with an added focus on memorization, vocabulary, flexibility, musicality, turns, jumps and expression. Class will include different elements of jazz including: Hip-Hop and Musical theater as well as traditional Jazz technique. Add Lyrical Ballet or Drama for a well rounded dance education!! Students aspiring for a company level class should also take the OPEN LEVEL TECHNIQUE class in addition to this class. TUITION RATE: 60 min.

 

 


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DRAMA/ MUSICAL THEATER : Gr 3-12

DRAMA / MUSICAL THEATER: Gr 3-UP In these recreational classes, students will learn basic stage directions, projection, diction and timing as well as basic elements of Musical Theater. This class involves scripted and improvisational activities as well as vocal training and blocking (movement.) Requires confident readers,memorization skills and creative thinkers. Instructor will choose either a small dramatic scene or a musical number  (depending on the needs of the script) for these classes to perform in the spring recital .  TUITION RATE: 45 min

Students looking for additional dramatic opportunities should also consider participating in our Theater Workshop Productions offered at different times thru out the year and our Summer Broadway Bootcamp. It is recommended to take to full season class prior to or conjunction with the the workshops and camps to learn and improve your stage skills. The Workshops and Bootcamp require an audition for parts. 

 

 


COMPANY CLASSES

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COMPANY LEVELS: Encore (Bravo & Ovation) and Senior. These advanced placement classes require and audition or invitation to participate

ENCORE DANCE COMPANY (Gr 6-8) This class is in divided into 2 levels (Bravo & Ovation) for gifted students who will study BALLET /HIP-HOP/JAZZ/TAP & THEATER and BEGINNER POINTE Technique class (60 min) Strict discipline, attendance & dress code. Students must demonstrate excellent attitude and class behavior as wellas flexibility, technique and expression. A placement audition is required to enroll. Students will also study Musical Theater for a well rounded education. Company students will have many responsibilities in the recital as well as be required to participate in other performance opportunities. Tuition rate: 4:00 hrs a week

SR COMPANY CLASSES (Gr. 9-12) For our most advanced High School students with many years of training we offer high level classes in BALLET, POINTE, HIP-HOP/JAZZ, TAP & THEATER. Requires previous training, commitment, discipline, and a positive attitude. Strict attendance & dress policy required. Students are placed by audition conducted over the summer. Sr Company students may audition for major roles in our SpringRecital. Students will also have additional performance opportunities including: parades, festivals, nursing homes etc. Tuition rate 4.5 hrs a week.

 


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TECHNIQUE CLASSES

These physically demanding INTENSIVE classes provide serious students additional support and practice to ensure proper execution of skills. These are designed for students who desire a deeper level of training. Technique classes are non-performing and are designed to be taken in ADDITION to your regular dance class.  Class includes: conditioning, stretch, barre work, turns, leaps and other advanced skills.  COMPANY PREP Classes are open to all recreational and/or company students who meet the requirements listed.  COMPANY TECHNIQUE CLASSES require a placement audition or invitation from an instructor to attend.

TECHNIQUE (A) :  AGE 7-9 (Gr 2-4) This class is REQUIRED for all Comprehensive A students.  It  is also open to any serious student in a level 2 class. 

TECHNIQUE (B) :  AGE 9-12 (Gr 4-7) This class is REQUIRED for all Comprehensive B Ballet students.  It  is also open to any serious student in a level 3 class. 

TECHNIQUE  (C) (TEENS) This Class is open to all Teens.  

ENCORE COMPANY  TECHNIQUE (Demi & Beginner Pointe) It is required of all Encore company students 

SENIOR TECHNIQUE  (POINTE)  class is required of all senior comoany members