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Dance Classes Ages 9 -11

We provide an opportunity for students to not only learn terminology and technique, but also self-discipline, confidence, respect and an appreciation for dance as an art form. Our goal is to provide inspiration and education to our students in a healthy and nurturing environment.  Our faculty does much more than teach-they are dedicated to inspiring dancers through music, movement and many forms of dance. 

Classes are divided into graduated levels designed to facilitate learning as well as to care for and nurture the physical, social and mental development of our students. For all students ages 4 and over class is scheduled once weekly for a 32 week semester that runs from September through May.  We welcome enrollment throughout the year.  Our year culminates in a fantastic performance that showcases dancers of all ages in all genres. 

 

Fall 2019-Spring 2020

Registration begins August 5th for classes that begin the week of August 26th.

Registration is on-going until February 1st and tuition can be pro-rated. However, space is limited and early registration is recommended.

If you are interested in registering for classes or would like more information please email mwilliams@richlandacademy.com or call 419-522-8224, or feel free to stop by! 

 *Note tuition is marked for each individual class if taken by itself. We offer discounts for students who take multiple classes. Please check our pricing here, or stop by the desk for more information.*

  

Essentials/ Ballet 1A (Age 9)

Students will learn and practice proper ballet technique and vocabulary with emphasis on strength, flexibility, body isolation's, musicality, rhythmic development, and artistic style. Great for 9 year-olds who have taken Essentials!

Ballet technique is the foundational principle of body movement and form used in ballet. It is a very structured technique that requires proper teaching and training. Class is required to strengthen the dancer’s body and mind so they can gracefully exhibit the difficult choreography the audience sees in a performance.

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Ballet 1A (Age 10 & 11)

This class is great for beginner 10 year-olds and 11 year-old's who have only taken the Ballet 1A one year. Students will learn and practice proper ballet technique and vocabulary with emphasis on strength, flexibility, body isolation's, musicality, rhythmic development, and artistic style. Ballet technique is the foundation of all dance technique, movement, and form, It is a very structured technique that requires proper teaching and training. Class is required to strengthen the dancer’s body and mind so they can gracefully exhibit the difficult choreography the audience sees in a performance.

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Jazz 1A (Age 9-11)

A blend of traditional jazz with current jazz styles. Dancers focus on body isolation's, rhythmic development, terminology, and artistic style through choreography and across the floor combinations. This fun, energetic class combines the techniques of jazz, musical theater, and hip hop at an appropriate skill level.This class is great for beginner 10 & 11 year olds, and 9 year olds who have only taken the Jazz 1A one year.

Throughout the semester students will work on coordination, flexibility, strength and stamina all while working on their stage presence and performance skills.

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Tap 1A (Ages 9 -11)

Our tap classes blend “Broadway style”, “Rhythm style”, and “fun” emphasizing technique and clarity of sound. The main goals in the beginning tap levels are identifying, utilizing, and demonstrating tap terminology as well as understanding tap as a form of entertainment and technical form of dance. Great for beginners!

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Musical Theater Dance (Ages 9-12)

A specialty class for students who want to be a triple threat! We will study styles of movement from famous choreographers and the Broadway shows that made them famous, as well as learning basic vocal and acting techniques, and playing theatre games. By the end of the class, students will be able to perform a full number with dancing, singing, and acting! Great for beginners!

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No Classes the weeks of:

November 25, 2019-Thanksgiving Break

December 1, 2019-Nutcracker Tech Rehearsal, Mid-Semester make-up week for music students 

December 23, 2019-January 5, 2020-Winter Break (Classes resume Monday, January 6, 2020)

April 10, 2020-April 17, 2020-Spring Break

 

 

 

 

 

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