classes in all levels of dance from beginner to advance. Dancers
will be encouraged, motivated and challenged by IDC instructors.
All dancers will develop knowledge of dance disciplines of their
choice or level of commitment. Dancers may choose the class(s)
they are interested in and IDCís professional staff will place
dancers in the appropriate level according to individual ability and
Classes are designed to
improve body awareness and posture placement and foster
self-confidence, emphasizing motor skills development, coordination
and limbering exercises. Group
activities will be introduced along
with classroom manners.
Students must be able to keep quiet, listen and follow instructions.
Movement/Pre-Ballet (3-5): A class for the very young. Basic beginner ballet techniques
and free creative movement exercises will be introduced. 30 minutes.
Tap (5-7): Dancers
should have taken at least one year of Creative Movement/Pre-Ballet
first but not required.
Tap class starts with simple basic rhythm steps to develop strong
tap techniques. 60 minutes.
Beginner classes for students with
little or no previous dance experience. Learn basic traditional
technique and vocabulary; terminology, body positions and stretching
in each dance discipline.
A classical ballet class
for the very beginner with no experience, which includes barre work, center floor exercises and across the
floor combinations. A strong ballet foundation is critical to
becoming a truly fine dancer in any dance form.
classical ballet class for returning dancers with at least one year of Ballet I/A
experience. Introducing more challenging barre, center and
across the floor techniques and combinations. 75 minutes.
Is a beautiful blend of ballet, jazz and modern. Students learn the
rhythms of jazz and the emotions of modern dance. Dancers create a
story or express the mood or theme of the music and its lyrics.
A class that combines many styles and
techniques from ethnic and contemporary to ballet. Consisting of
exercises to stretch and tone muscles and to develop support for
proper stress-free alignment of the skeletal structure. 60
dance experience in Pre-Ballet/Tiny Tap is helpful but not
required. This class follows the Al Gilbert teaching technique
along with learning different rhythms and counting. 60
Previous dance experience is helpful in Pre-Ballet/Tiny Tap,
and/or Ballet I but not required. Students will explore the
fundamentals of funk and hip-hop. 60 minutes.
Beginner/intermediate classes for older students with little
experience. The focus will be
on traditional technique, vocabulary, terminology, stretch and
II: A classical ballet
class which includes barre work, center floor exercises and across
the floor combinations for students with one or two years of Ballet
I experience. More complicated intermediate exercises and
routines will be taught. 75 minutes.
Previous ballet experience is required for this class. Learn the
introduction of interpretive movements and body expressions
(expressing emotions) using a combination of ballet, jazz and
modern. 60 minutes.
II: Review techniques
taught in Jazz I adding more
complicated technique. Need at
least two years of ballet or jazz experience. 60 minutes.
II/III: Develop stronger
technique and movement of the feet to a variety of music. Students
should have at least one/two years of tap experience. Practice time
outside of class will be required. 60 minutes.
This class requires at least one year of previous dance experience in funk,
ballet or jazz. Students will learn street style, funk, hip/hop
movements to the latest popular music (age appropriate).
This exciting dance style can be seen on popular video productions.
class for dancers with three-four years of dance experience
know the basic technique and
terminology and demonstrate each with good form.
A good working knowledge of leaps,
turns and floor work is expected.
A classical ballet with an emphasis on getting
ready for going on pointe. 90 minutes.
class for dancers with
three-four years of ballet, jazz or modern training. 60
class that requires at least two
years of previous dance experience in ballet or jazz. Dancers
should know the difference between an inside and outside pirouette.
III: A class that explores intermediate funk/hip-hop
combinations and encourages students to create their own
choreography with the group. Focus will be on the execution of
certain moves, perfecting timing and performance. 60 minutes.
Comp Funk Jr.
For the serious dancer that wants to do
competitions. Class attendance is mandatory.
Intermediate/advanced funk/hip-hop techniques and staging will be
taught for preparation for competitions. See our Performing Group policy form for more
specific details. 60 minutes. P.S. If you were in this
class last year, you do not need to audition.
Level IV (13-up/By
the serious advanced student/instructor who have taken four or more years of
any level III class listed above
or a summer intensive with instructorís
approval and is
committed in attending workshops and competitions.
Ballet IV: Must have good strong ballet technique and is
willing to work hard in this class. Must have a good
attendance record from previous classes. 90 minutes.
This class is an emotional and contemporary form of dance combining
the grace and beauty of ballet with the strength and flexibility of
movements and body expressions of modern dance will be stressed.
Students must be open to
working on expressing emotions. 75 minutes.
IV: More challenging
combinations will be introduced. Students will be pushed harder.
Requirements: Double pirouettes, attitude turns, grand jete and
hitch kicks. 75 minutes.
Pointe: A 60 minute class
following the Ballet IV class with the focus of going on Pointe. Dancers
must take both Ballet IV classes to be in this class. No
exceptions!! This class is only for the students who show
dedication, hard work, and have a good attitude. Proper
technique will be stressed for safety precautions while en pointe.
IV: At least 3-4 years previous dance
experience in funk, hip-hop, jazz, tap, ballet and performance, or
cheerleading experience is preferred. This class explores
advanced combinations and encourages students to create
their own choreography individually and with the group. 60
Comp Funk Sr.: This
is a collaborative class that will work on the finer points of
staging and choreography. Instruction on several pieces of
choreography. Focus on performance and competitions. Students are expected to bring in their
own choreography to share with the class. Attendance is
mandatory! This is a physically demanding class - extra
rehearsals will be required before competitions.
in these classes for a more relaxed time of exercise and fitness
while learning some basic to intermediate tap and latin dance moves.
It's a great way to condition your muscles and improve your general
60 minute class will begin January 8, 2013. It is
a classic tap dance class for
gung ho adults. Practice outside of class is expected. This class
will dance one optional recital piece for the upcoming spring
recital performance in June.
Zumba fitness: What is
Zumba? A Latin-inspired, dance-fitness class that incorporates
Latin and international music and dance movements, creating a
dynamic, exciting, exhilarating, and effective fitness program.
It combines fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body
using an aerobic/fitness approach to achieve a unique blended
balance of cardio and muscle-toning benefits. Cost :
$6.00 per class.
Pink ballet shoes, basic leotards,
and tights in white, pink, black or tan.
superfluous clothing to be worn over or tied to shoulders or
Black tap shoes (strap or oxford),
basic leotard, tights, camisole tops & shorts.
PANTS OR LEG WARMERS ALLOWED DURING TAP SESSION.
Black or Tan jazz shoes, basic leotard,
tights, jazz pants, camisole tops and shorts.
Black dance sneakers, jazz pants or
capris and fitted tops, leotards & tights.
loose clothing, cropped or tank tops, no shorts or denim.
Nude foot undeez, basic leotards,