Dance at DSA addresses the child’s need to move. We emphasize the developmental stages, focusing on body awareness, synchronized movement, spatial exploration, group dances, circle games and expressive movement, which culminates in our year-end recital which is a very magical time for young dancers and families alike.
Dance Classes with Bridget Geshrick
Ages 3-4 years; 45 min. class
Dress includes pink ballet shoes, pink tights and solid leotard of choice. Class meets without parents.
Ages 5-6 years; 60 min. class
Dancers should wear pink ballet shoes, pink tights and solid leotard of choice.
Must be at least 7 years of age; 60 min. class
This class requires a more “professional” appearance with black leotards, pink ballet shoes and pink tights. Hair should be worn up in a bun.
Ballet/Tap Combo: There are eight levels of classes
Beginning: Ages 4 1/2 to 7 yrs; 60 min. classes
Combo I (1 year of tap experience): Ages 6 to 7 yrs; 60 min. class
Combo II (2 years of tap experience): Ages 7 to 8; 60 min. class
Combo III (3 years of tap experience): Ages 8 +; 90 min. class with tap, ballet and jazz
Combo IV (must be approved by Miss Bridget): 90 min. class with tap, ballet and jazz
Combo V (must be approved by Miss Bridget): 90 min. class with tap, ballet and jazz
Combo VI (must be approved by Miss Bridget): 90 min. class with tap, ballet and jazz
Advanced Combo (must be approved by Miss Bridget): 90 min. class with tap, ballet and jazz
Dancers should wear pink ballet shoes, tan tap shoes, pink or tan tights, tan jazz shoes and a solid leotard of choice. (Hair should be worn up in a bun for Combo I, II, III, IV, V, VI and Advanced Combo)
Advanced Ballet / Pre-Pointe
Must be at least 11 years of age, pre-approved by Miss Bridget and be taking 2 classes per week; 90 min. class.
Students advance their ballet technique with the introduction of Pointe shoes. This class emphasizes the strengthening of the core muscles as well as the feet and ankles. Exercises will focus on technique, strength and the physical development necessary to successfully dance on pointe.
Dance Classes with Patrice Freeman
Age 7+; 60 minute class
This class is for anyone interested in hip hop dance. Hip hop dance borrows from different types of dance to include jazz, break dance, cheer, and modern dance. The down beat is emphasized through exploration of motion and coordination. Conditioning, strength, and flexibility will also be emphasized.
Black hip hop shoes required; black tank tops or leotard and gym shorts or leggings are appropriate dance wear. Hair must be pulled back.
Jazz / Hip Hop Combo
Age 8-13; 90 minute class
This class is for those with previous dance experience, preferably at least one full year of hip hop. The class will add on from previous hip hop instruction and incorporate jazz elements such as leaps, turns, and character elements. These students will perform two dances in the recital.
Black hip hop shoes and jazz shoes required. All students must meet dance wear guidelines. See above.