Celebrating 25 Years of Innovative Dance Education in Brooklyn!Dancewave provides a transformative dance experience for youth ages 2-18, bringing together compassionate expert teaching artists and open-hearted students in a brand new dance center in the heart of growing Gowanus, Brooklyn. A trailblazer in youth development best practices, Dancewave offers dance classes with a supportive Culture Model and emphasis on wellness and inclusivity. Learn more about the Dancewave Culture Model here. Questions? Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
ANNOUNCEMENTS○ Spring Registration open until January 27th. (class schedule below)
○ $10 Trial Classes available for drop-in January 9-27 Register for trial classes here
○ Creative Movement drop-ins on Tuesdays – Ages 2-3y: Details & Registration below
DANCEWAVE SCHOOL CLOSURESDancewave Youth Spring Classes will be cancelled the following days: January 20 ○ February 15-21 ○ April 9-18
CLASS STYLES & DESCRIPTIONSCreative Movement ○ Ages 2-3
Creative Movement introduces toddlers to the world of dance through playful interaction. This class engages children ages 2-3 and their parent/caregiver with imaginative movement, music and rhythms, interactive games, and fun! Students socialize with other young dancers and bond with caregivers through tactile exploration and creative expression.
Modern ○ Ages 6-18 | Good for: Creativity ○ Spatial Awareness ○ Improvisation ○ Momentum ○ Strength
Modern technique begins with a focus on locomotor skills and group awareness through simple combinations, guided stretching and song. Modern Basics incorporates principles of Modern technique such as fall and recovery, suspense and release, and connecting breath with movement. Advancing into a more structured class environment, they learn to moderate their energy and group interactions through partnering and choreography exercises. This class is taken in comfortable clothes and barefoot.
Hip Hop ○ 6-13 | Good for: Creative Expression ○ Musicality ○ Body Awareness ○ Isolations ○ Coordination ○ Flow
Hip Hop is an engaging and energetic contemporary style well suited for dancers interested in music and rhythm. Starting with the basics principles of Hip Hop (breaking, popping, and locking) students are guided through stationary sequences with a focus on physical placement in space. Intermediate and advanced classes incorporate complex footwork, introduction to breakdance into more rigorous combinations, exploring a deeper level of coordination and confidence. Dancers wear comfortable street clothes and clean sneakers (must be wiped off before entering the studio).
Ballet ○ Ages 3-18 | Good for: Poise ○ Structured alignment ○ Flexibility ○ Strength ○ Artistry ○ Musicality
Ballet is an excellent foundational technique that can serve as a solid base to support a lifelong practice in dance. Creative Ballet classes develop creative expression through basic steps and positions, exploring high/low levels and rhythmic movement. Intermediate students delve deeper into the traditional ballet class structure and terminology, building longer sequences and phrase work. Advanced students refine positioning and detail through more complex movement sequences, leaps and turns. Ballet students wear leotard, tights, and ballet slippers.
Pointe ○ Ages 13-18 (Pre-pointe ○ Ages 11-13)
Pointe is the classical ballet technique of supporting dancers’ movement weight on the tips of fully extended feet within pointe shoes. Pre-Pointe is a required year of preparation for this process, providing ballet dancers ages 11-13 with exercises for supporting strength, conditioning and care of the foot and ankle. Pre-pointe is taken in flat ballet slippers, and Intermediate level dancers graduate to wearing pointe shoes after age 13 at the instructor’s discretion. All pointe classes are designed for students with previous ballet training.
Youth Company Program ○ Ages 7-18
Is your child passionate about dance? Eager for more experience learning choreography? Consider joining our Youth Company Program, an immersive year-round training program that provides rehearsal and performing opportunities with renowned choreographers, and cultivates leadership and community among students at Dancewave. Click here to learn more!
Spring Semester Schedule: January 9-May 11, 2020
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