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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SUMMER DANCE CLASSES

ADULT CLASS! BollyBlast Bollywood Fitness 

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-aerobics workout!

Ages 16 and up | 8 Weeks
Tuesdays | 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Starts 6/27
517.3701.1
Instructor: Aiyauna Sims

Payment Options:
All Season Pass: $85.00.  This pass will allow you to attend all 8 sessions starting June 27.  This pass can be purchase online by clicking the button above, at our Front Desk or by calling us at 301-528-2260.

Drop In: $12 per class.  Drop In tickets can be purchased at the Front Desk prior to each class and are good for that one class session only.

 

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 | 9 Weeks
Fridays | 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM | Starts 6/23
517.4501.1

Early Registration: $202.50/Members $187.50 | Regular Registration: $212.50/Members $197.50
Instructor: Monique Watson


Hip Hop Youth

Ages 9-13 | 9 Weeks
Fridays | 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM | Starts 6/23
517.4521.1

Early Registration: $202.50/Members $187.50 | Regular Registration: $212.50/Members $197.50
Instructor: Monique Watson

ADULT CLASS! Hip Hop Adult *NEW PRICES*

Ages 16 and up | 8 Weeks
Fridays | 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM | Starts 6/30
517.4551.1

Payment Options:
All Season Pass: $85.00.  This pass will allow you to attend all 9 sessions starting June 23.  This pass can be purchase online by clicking the button above, at our Front Desk or by calling us at 301-528-2260.

Drop In: $12 per class.  Drop In tickets can be purchased at the Front Desk prior to each class and are good for that one class session only.
Instructor: Monique Watson

*If you have someone under 16 years old interested in this class, please contact us at 301-528-2260.

 

BALLET

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 4-6 | 9 Weeks
Sundays | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Starts 6/25
517.3021.1

Early Registration: $202.50/Members $187.50 | Regular Registration: $212.50/Members $187.50
Instructor: Maria Shorb

Ballet Levels 1 and 2

This is a combined class for students with previous ballet experience and will focus on ballet technique and terminology.

Ages 7-9 | 9 Weeks
Thursdays | 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM | Starts 6/22
517.3161.1
Early Registration: $303.75/Members: $288.75 | Regular Registration: $313.50/Members $298.50
Instructor: Maria Shorb

Ballet Levels 3 and 4

This is a combined class for students with previous ballet experience where students will be at the barre and learn advanced ballet technique.

Ages 10-13 | 9 Weeks
Tuesdays | 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM | Starts 6/20
517.3091.1

Early Registration: $303.75/Members: $288.75 | Regular Registration: $313.50/Members $298.50
Instructor: Maria Shorb

ADULT CLASS! Ballet for Adults

This is a combined class for both beginner and intermediate level adult students, focusing on ballet technique, combinations, and musicality.

Ages 14-and up | 9 Weeks
Wednesdays | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM | Starts 6/21
517.3101.1

Early Registration: $303.75/Members: $288.75 | Regular Registration: $313.50/Members $298.50
Instructor: Maria Shorb

 


Young Artists Ballet (YAB) Summer Intensives:

The following intensives are for students who have completed YAB classes with Becci Kimm during the 2016-2017 Conservatory year. They are designed to help students rapidly gain strength in body placement and knowledge of work, along with endurance and stamina. It is recommended that students attend as many sessions as possible to prepare for next year’s more difficult level of study.

Intensives are sold by the week.

Young Artists Ballet Half-Day Intensives (for Intro through Level 2)

This camp is designed for students who have completed any of the following YAB classes with Becci Kimm during the 2016-2017 Conservatory year: YAB Intro to Ballet, Level 1, or Level 2. In addition to continuing their ballet education, students will be introduced to mime, gesturing, character development, and theater production elements including costumes, scenery, props, music, and lighting.

Ages 6-12 | 1 Week
Monday, 7/10 – Friday, 7/14 | 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
517.4185.1
Early Registration: $337.50/Members: $322.50 | Regular Registration: $347.50/Members: $332.50
Instructor: Becci Kimm

YAB Levels 3 and 4 Intensive

Students will concentrate on foot work and demi pointe strengthening in preparation for future pointe work.
Ages 9-14 | Monday – Thursday |5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Early Registration: $90/Members: $75 | Regular Registration: $100/Members: $85
Instructor: Becci Kimm

Monday, 6/19 – Thursday, 6/22 |517.4162.1

Monday, 6/26 – Thursday, 6/29 |517.4162.2

Monday, 7/10 – Thursday, 7/14 |517.4162.3

Monday, 7/17 – Thursday, 7/20 |517.4162.4

Monday, 7/24 – Thursday, 7/27 |517.4162.5

YAB Level 5 Intensive

Students will concentrate on introductory pointe work and continue to develop better technique, strength, and body placement.
Ages 12-14 | Monday – Thursday |6:30 PM – 7:45 PM
Early Registration: $112.50/Members: $97.50| Regular Registration: $122.50/Members: $107.50
Instructor: Becci Kimm

Monday, 6/19 – Thursday, 6/22 |517.4172.1

Monday, 6/26 – Thursday, 6/29 |517.4172.2

Monday, 7/10 – Thursday, 7/14 |517.4172.3

Monday, 7/17 – Thursday, 7/20 |517.4172.4

Monday, 7/24 – Thursday, 7/27 |517.4172.5

 


Dance Conservatory

Please note: We are not currently taking new registrations for our Conservatory Program.  Please check out this page again next fall.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.