Dance Dimension

 


Creative Movement: Toddlers (ages 1.5 - 3)                                                                                                                 Students will be introduced to studio dance in a fun and nurturing environment with an emphasis on gross motor skills, rhythm and controlled movement.  Activities and games specifically designed with basic ballet technique are introduced.  No potty training requirement.  Dress code is leotard (any color) tights and pink ballet slippers, long hair should be pulled back off face and neck.  The class is 45 minutes long and is scheduled into three 6-week sessions during the year. 

Preschool Combo: Preschool (ages 3 – 5)                                                                                                                   During this 45-minute combo class, students will learn the basic fundamentals of ballet and tap in a fun yet structured environment. Class curriculum is designed to improve coordination, strengthen gross motor skills, and prepare them as stage performers. Proper technique and terminology is used throughout each class. Dress code is leotard (any color) tights and pink ballet slippers, long hair should be pulled back off face and neck.  Preschool combo students will participate in the Winter Showcase and the June Recital.  There is one costume for the June recital.

Beginner Combo: Grades K – 1 (ages 5 – 7)                                                                                                      Students are enrolled in 30 minutes of ballet and in addition can take a 30-minute tap class and/or a 30-minute hip-hop/jazz class.  Those wishing to enroll in all three are encouraged to do so. The class curriculum is designed to prepare them as polished performers and technical dancers. Introductions to traditional combinations will prepare them as they transition from beginner to intermediate. Dress code is light blue leotard; convertible tights and pink ballet slippers, black tap shoes, black hip-hop sneakers; long hair should be pulled back off face and neck. Beginner students will perform in both the Winter Showcase and the June Recital.  There is one costume for the ballet performance and one costume worn for both the tap and hip hop performances.

Primary Combo: Grades 2 – 3 (ages 7 – 9)                                                                                                                   Students are enrolled in 45 minutes of ballet and in addition can take a 30-minute tap class and/or a 30-minute hip-hop/jazz class. Those wishing to enroll in all three are encouraged to do so. The class curriculum is designed to continue their preparation as polished performers and technical dancers. Introductions to traditional combinations, extensive choreography and barre work will prepare them as they progress as young dancers. Dress code is cranberry leotard, convertible tights and pink ballet slippers, black tap shoes, black hip-hop sneakers; long hair should be pulled back off face and neck. Primary students will perform in both the Winter Showcase and the June Recital.  There is one costume for the ballet performance and one costume worn for both the tap and hip hop performances

Secondary Combo: Grades 4 – 5 (ages 9 -11)                                                                                                              Students are enrolled in 45 minutes of ballet and in addition can take a 30-minute tap class and/or a 30-minute hip-hop/jazz class. Those wishing to enroll in all three are encouraged to do so. The class curriculum is designed to continue their progression as polished performers and technical dancers. Introductions to complex combinations, more challenging choreography and barre work will prepare them they prepare for advancement into our junior dance program. Dress code is hunter green leotard; convertible tights and pink ballet slippers, black tap shoes, black hip-hop sneakers; long hair should be pulled back off face and neck. Secondary students will perform in both the Winter Showcase and the June Recital.  There is one costume for the ballet performance and one costume worn for both the tap and hip hop performances.

Junior Combo: Grades 6 – 8 (ages 11 – 14)                                                                                                                 Students are enrolled in 60 minutes of ballet and in addition can take a 45-minute tap class and/or a 45-minute hip-hop/jazz class. Those wishing to enroll in all three are encouraged to do so. The class curriculum is designed to continue their progression as polished performers and technical dancers. Challenging Barre work; advanced combinations as well as challenging choreography prepare them they prepare for advancement into our senior dance program. Dress code is navy blue leotard, convertible tights and pink ballet slippers, black tap shoes, black hip-hop sneakers; long hair should be pulled back off face and neck. Junior students will perform in both the Winter Showcase and the June Recital.  There is one costume for the ballet performance and separate costumes worn for each the tap and hip hop performances.

Senior Combo: Grades 9 - 12 (ages 14+)                                                                                                                      Students are enrolled in 60 minutes of ballet and in addition can take a 45-minute tap class and/or a 45-minute hip-hop/jazz class. Those wishing to enroll in all three are encouraged to do so. The class curriculum is designed to continue development as polished performers and technical dancers. Extensive Barre work, advanced combinations as well as complex choreography prepare them for a college dance program or career in the performing arts. Dress code is black leotard, convertible tights and pink ballet slippers, black tap shoes, black hip-hop sneakers; long hair should be pulled back off face and neck.  Senior students will perform in both the Winter Showcase and the June Recital.  There is one costume for the ballet performance and separate costumes worn for each the tap and hip hop performances.

Classical Ballet / (Pre)Pointe: Instructor Approval                                                                                                      Students who are on pointe must take ballet class in addition to the pointe class. Readiness for pointe work is determined by each student's strength and physical development, not by their age. The instructor will advise parents when a student has the necessary strength and maturity to go on pointe. Pointe class may be taken only with the permission of the instructor.  Dress code is black leotard, convertible tights and properly fitted pointe shoes in good condition, long hair should be pulled back off face and neck.  The pointe class will perform in the recital and there is a costume required.

Dance Team: (ages 5 & up)                                                                                                                                Students showing exceptional dedication and ability are invited to train and participate in competitions as well as various local and regional events. Approved studio attire is required at all events. Any fees or costs associated with competitions and events are the responsibility of the student. All team students must be enrolled in ballet. Complex choreography will be showcased at performance events.  Dress code is strictly enforced with leotard, tights, correct shoes; long hair should be pulled back off face and neck.  Each team performance will have a separate costume.  However, if any additional routines entered, we will do our best to reuse existing costumes.  Team groups are comprised of students with similar skill, age, interest and commitment level.  Team students perform in the Winter Showcase, the June recital, and other venues in addition to competitions.  Costumes are required for each performance. Our dance teams have trained with the Radio City Rockettes in New York City, Belly Queen Dance Theater, Stars Dance Company and renowned professional choreographers throughout the world. We have performed for the Boston Celtics, Providence Bruins, and Brockton Rox as well as several charitable events raising over $10,000 since 2001 for various local food pantries, charities, and causes in our “Dance for a Difference” annual campaign.

Musical Theater                                                                                                                                                              Our musical theater program is open to anyone ages 5+ wishing to participate in a musical stage production. Students audition for roles and prepare rehearsals while developing their ability to perform. Vocal training, dance choreography as well as individual coaching are supplied throughout the months leading up to the performance. Some of our past shows have included our Winter Showcase, The Wizard of Oz, and Annie.  Dress code is athletic comfortable clothing allowing for free movement and non-street footwear (dance shoes, slippers, socks); long hair should be pulled back off face and neck.  Costume list will be provided to each student once the roles are announced; Dance Dimension has a large inventory of costumes that can be utilized by students provided they are cleaned and returned in good condition.  Students will be responsible for the cost of their costumes. Students will participate in 2 productions annually, our Winter Showcase in December and our annual recital in June.                                                                                                             

Musical Theater Competition Team                                                                                                                             Our musical theater competition team is open to all dance team students in addition to any student Grade 4+.  In addition to our 2 studio productions, the musical theater competition team will participate in a regional competition in the spring and potentially a national competition if qualified.

Summer Programs                                                                                                                                                         Our summer program is designed to supplement our performing arts program with additional training and performance opportunities.  Guest instructors including master classes are available to expose students to different styles, choreography and performance opportunities.  Performances at venues throughout the region give our summer performers unique opportunities that are only available during the summer.  Our program offers camps and classes that are designed to improve overall technique, give students of all ages to try something new, and allow for artistic expression.  The dress code for our summer programs (other than team intensive) is as follows: studio tee (or non-logo shirt) with black athletic comfortable pants allowing for free movement and non-street footwear.  Long hair should be pulled back off face and neck.                                           

Our Dance Team summer intensive is a week long workshop that is designed to prepare our team students for the demands of the performance year.  It is expected for all students interested in training as a member of our dance team.  The intensive includes choreographed combinations being featured in the upcoming routines, class work designed to improve flexibility, technique, and stamina and the "what judges see" session that includes industry professionals giving tips to students as they prepare themselves for competitions.  The dress code for team intensive is tights, leotard, hair pulled back off face and neck and all dance shoes.  Color coordinating skirt or studio logo t-shirt may be worn with instructor approval.                                                                                

Our 2017 summer session is now available on our "summer program" page!!.