Dance Classes

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Exercise your mind, become a better communicator, reduce stress, improve fitness, and more! Dance benefits people of all ages.

 

Members of BlackRock get to enjoy great benefits such as discounts on classes. By joining at the Family Fan level, you can save $15 per class per student, plus the multitude of other benefits members at this level receive. Join today!

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WINTER DANCE CLASSES

NEW ADULT CLASS! West African Dance (& Drumming) w/ Soul In Motion Players, Inc.

The Soul In Motion Players, Inc. West African Dance/Drum class is a combination-instructor led class. The dance class is taught by a company member [Soul In Motion Players, Inc.] and the drum instruction is led by a company musician during class. Dance students will not only explore a variety of African dance styles each week, but enjoy live drumming accompaniment with every class! It’s suggested that dance students wear a traditional lapa for the class. A lapa is a large piece of African fabric that is wrapped around the waist of the dancer.

Ages 18-up *| Sundays| 3:00 PM-4:30 PM
217.3711.1 | 8 weeks | Starting Sunday 1/15

Early Registration: $250/Members $235
Regular Registration: $260/Members $245

NEW ADULT CLASS! BollyBlast – a Bollywood Fitness Dance Class

BlackRock Center for the Arts presents Jhalak Dance Academy with their high energy workout, BollyBlast. If you are looking to get fit and have fun, this is the class for you. Incorporating Bollywood style dancing with fitness moves, this class will provide you with a great workout while you enjoy upbeat, exciting music and energetic, engaging dance moves. Join BollyBlast for the perfect dance workout!

Ages 18-up *| Tuesdays | 7:30 PM-8:30 PM
217.3701.1 | January – March | Starting Tuesday 1/10

Season Pass (12 Sessions): $75
Drop-in Rate: $8/class payable day-of at the Front Desk.  Call 301-528-2260 to save your spot.

NEW ADULT CLASS! Hip Hop for Adults w/ ClancyWorks Dance Company

ClancyWorks Dance Company is a contemporary modern dance company that shifts perceptions through performance. For the BlackRock Friday night class series,  ClancyWorks company members will be teaching an exciting and fun hip hop class. This class infuses the latest styles of street dancing with basic fundamental moves from the foundations of hip hop. Participants are encouraged to bring their own individual personality and style to the movements, and most importantly to have fun learning and dancing in this high-energy class!

Ages 18-up *| Fridays| 6:30 PM-7:30 PM
217.4551.1  | January-March | Starting Friday 1/13

Season Pass (12 Sessions): $75
Drop-in Rate: $8/class payable day-of at the Front Desk.  Call 301-528-2260 to save your spot

 

*If you have someone under 18 years old interested, please call our Education Department at 240-912-1062.

 

Hip Hop

Explore the art of urban style dancing. All students will spend time exploring rhythm, body isolations, popping funk, basic break dance moves and innovative techniques. Have fun, dance to some great music, and share your skills with family and friends at the end of each session!

Hip Hop Kidz

Ages 5-8 | Fridays| 4:30 PM-5:30 PM
217.4501.1 | 10 Weeks | Starting Friday 1/13

Early Registration: $225/Members $210
Regular Registration: $235/Members $220

Hip Hop Youth

Ages 8-13 | Fridays | 5:30 PM-6:30 PM
217.4521.1 | 10 Weeks | Starting Friday 1/13

Early Registration: $225/Members $210
Regular Registration: $235/Members $220

Pre-Ballet

Students learn simple ballet skills through exercises and creative explorations. Through the use of games and a variety of music, students develop specific movement skills and become familiar with ballet terminology and the elements of dance. Students must be able to attend class without a caregiver present.

Ages 3½ -5 | Sundays | 3:00 PM-4:00 PM
217.3021.1 | 10 Weeks | Starting Sunday 1/15

Early Registration: $225/Members $210
Regular Registration: $235/Members $220

Instructor: Maria Shorb

Just Dance

We will learn some of the hottest new line dances in this class! Students need not have prior dance training, but from the ‘Whip’ to the ‘Sid Shuffle’, students will learn basic steps that are applied in dance from hip hop to jazz. Our final class will be a culmination of all the line dances we have learned in a dance party format that is not to be missed.

Ages 6-10 | Tuesdays | 5:00 PM-6:00 PM
217.4652.1 | 8 Weeks | Starting Tuesday 1/17

Early Registration: $185/Members $170
Regular Registration: $195/Members $180

Instructor: Latechia Mitchell

Dancing for Musical Theatre

This high energy class teaches students how to move and groove to some of their favorite songs from classic and modern musical theater. Learn how to do group choreography and how to use dance as a tool to tell the story of musical theater scenes on stage. This Is a great class for any student who has taken a theater class and wants to expand their learning!

Ages 10-15 | Saturdays | 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
217.3421.1 | 10 Weeks | Starting Saturday 1/14

Early Registration: $225/Members $210
Regular Registration: $235/Members $220

Instructor: Sonie Mathew


Dance Conservatory

The Dance Conservatory provides focused, year-long study for students of all ages. We encourage students and families to read each course description carefully to find the best fit for the year. The price of all conservatory dance classes include a $52 costume fee for the spring recital. All Conservatory dance classes culminate in mid-year demonstrations and Spring conservatory recitals the weekend of June 10-11, 2017.

 

NEW! Youth Ballet

This is a great introductory course for older youths who are just starting their study of ballet or have some past experience. Students are introduced to the basic ballet positions and steps which will be the base for their learning the art form. They will work mainly on centre floor and beginning barre exercises.

Age 9-13
617.3254.1 | Wednesdays | 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
Meets 1/11-3/15 and 3/29-6/7

Early Registration: $467/Members $452
Regular Registration: $477/Members $462

Instructor: Maria Shorb

Pre-Ballet

This is a great introductory course for our youngest students interested in developing a strong foundation in ballet. Students learn the basics through exercises, games and dances to develop coordination, musicality, creativity and motor skills. Students must be able to attend class without a caregiver present.

Age 4-6
617.3024.1 | Sundays | 2:00 PM-2:45 PM
Meets 1/15-3/19 and 4/2-6/18

Early Registration: $365/Members $350
Regular Registration: $375/Members $360

Instructor: Maria Shorb

Ballet Level 1

Students are introduced to the basic ballet positions and steps which will be the base for their learning the art form. They will work mainly on the centre floor and beginning barre exercises.

Ages 5-7
617.3304.1 | Tuesdays | 5:30 PM-6:30 PM
Meets 1/10-3/14 and 3/28-6/6

Early Registration: $467/Members $452
Regular Registration: $477/Members $462

Instructor: Maria Shorb

Ballet Level 2

Students begin to learn basic ballet technique and terminology through exercises at the barre and centre floor, such as: plie, tendu, releve, port de bras, jumps, turns, leaps, and dances.

Ages 7-9
617.3314.1 | Thursdays | 5:30 PM-6:30 PM
Meets 1/12-3/16 and 3/30-6/8

Early Registration: $467/Members $452
Regular Registration: $477/Members $462

Instructor: Maria Shorb Ballet Level 3

Ballet Level 3/4

Students continue to learn new steps with emphasis on alignment and stance while becoming more familiar with ballet terminology. Petit allegro combinations, pique turns and stretching exercises are introduced.

Ages 9-14
617.3324.1 | Tuesdays | 6:30 PM-7:30 PM
Meets 1/10-3/14 and 3/28-6/6

Early Registration: $467/Members $452
Regular Registration: $477/Members $462

Instructor: Maria Shorb

Beginning & Intermediate Ballet Technique

For older students who are new to ballet or have some previous ballet experience and wish to develop strong skills over the course of a Conservatory year. Students practice beginning ballet skills and combinations at the barre, centre floor and across the floor. Students will become familiar with ballet terminology, and musicality.

Ages 12 and up
617.3154.1 | Wednesdays | 7:00 PM-8:15 PM
Meets 1/11-3/15 and 3/29-6/7

Early Registration: $567/Members $552
Regular Registration: $577/Members $562

Instructor: Maria Shorb

Young Artists Ballet (YAB)

Students can only join Young Artist Ballet Classes in January with permission of the Instructor Becci Kimm. YAB is based on the internationally recognized methodology of The Royal Academy of Dance. The Academy’s syllabi have been devised with great care to enable a child to progress through their dance training in planned stages to insure safety of physical development and well-being. Teachers adhere to the carefully structured syllabi and continue to train through the Academy’s professional development courses throughout their teaching careers. The YAB Instructor, Ms. Becci Kimm has achieved lifetime membership to The Royal Academy of Ballet. Please note that Introduction to Young Artists Ballet is currently FULL and will not accept new students at this time.