Welcome to Rochester Conservatory of Dance Studio Classes for Ages 1-Audlt

Programs & Classes 2019-2020 | Ages 1- Adult

Wee Move | Ages 1.5-2

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We Move Classes

We Move | 30 min/week -Dancers & Caregiver will meet once a week to learn the basics of dance together! These foundational tools include classical Ballet positions and arms, rhythm and musicality, and spatial awareness. This class is a ton of fun for the little ones, and YOU! There are no costume or performance fees associated with this class. 

Wee Move Class Options:

Saturdays 9:15- 9:45 Wee Move Ballet (Ages 1-2 with caregiver)

Level 1 AB | Ages 2.5-3

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Level 1 Classes

Ballet | 30 min/week- Children will focus on the fundamentals of Ballet dance- core body strength, arms (port de bras) and correct turn out based on a student’s anatomy and muscular development is emphasized in center floor work and across the floor. Ballet is required for students wishing to enroll in Tap/Jazz combo.  Dancers will perform 1 Ballet dance in the Annual Performance. There are costume & performance fees associated with this class. 

Level 1AB Class Options:

Thursdays 5:30-6:00 Ballet 1 A (Ages 2-3)

Saturdays 10:15-10:45 Ballet 1B (Ages 2.5-3)

Level 2/3 AB | Ages 4-6

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Level 2 Classes

.Ballet | 30 min/week- Children will focus on the fundamentals of Ballet dance- core body strength, arms (port de bras) and correct turn out based on a student’s anatomy and muscular development is emphasized  in center floor work and across the floor. Ballet is required for students wishing to enroll in Tap/Jazz combo.  Dancers will perform 1 Ballet dance in the Annual Performance. There are costume & performance fees associated with this class. 

Tap/Jazz| 30 min/week – children will develop an outstanding sense of rhythm and musicality through tap & explore high-energy movement rooted in foundational Jazz Technique.Dancers will perform 1 Tap, and 1 Jazz dance in the Annual Performance. There are costume & performance fees associated with this class. Ballet is required for students wishing to enroll in Tap/Jazz combo.

Acro | 30 Min/week- This class develops flexibility, strength, and coordination. This class focuses on floor exercise and tumbling. Combination of technique and choreography. Dancers will perform 1 Acro dance in the Annual Performance. There are costume & performance fees associated with this class. It is preferred that Acro dancers are enrolled in a Ballet class, but not required. 

Hip Hop| 30 Min/week- This classes teach the fundamentals of hip hop movement. They are upbeat and high- energy classes. Stretching, isolations, rhythms, musicality, upper body strength and funky footwork will all be incorporated. This class is a great way to get your heart pumping, let loose, and have fun! 

Dancers will perform 1 Hip Hop dance in the Annual Performance. There are costume & performance fees associated with this class.

Modern Ensemble| 1 Hour/week -Modern Ensemble will be run like a Professional Dance Company, where dancer will have the opportunity to be cast in pieces, learn concert style chorography, and perform in a professional, ticketed, dance concert each winter. Modern Ensemble dancers will be cast in pieces based on their age, ability, and technical skill. Students must be at least 6 years old and enrolled in 1 other class at RCD to participate in Modern Ensemble. 

Level 2/3 AB Class Options:

Tuesday 6:00-7:00- Modern Ensemble (6+yr)

Thursdays 6:00-6:30- Ballet 2/3 A (Ages 4-6)

Thursdays 6:30-7:00 Tap/Jazz 2/3AB (Ages 4-6)

Saturdays 9:45-10: 15 Ballet 2/3B (Ages 4-6)

Saturdays 10:45-11:15- Tap/Jazz 2/3C (Level 2/3AB Production Dancers Also welcome) (Ages 4-6)

Saturdays 11:45-12:15- Acrobatics (Beginner/Intermediate)

Saturdays 12:15-12:45-- Hip Hop (Beginner/ Intermediate)

Level 4 AB | Ages 7-10

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Level 4 Classes

Ballet | 45 min/week- Children will focus on the fundamentals of Ballet dance- core body strength, arms (port de bras) and correct turn out based on a student’s anatomy and muscular development is emphasized  in center floor work and across the floor. Ballet is required for students wishing to enroll in Tap/Jazz combo.  Dancers will perform 1 Ballet dance in the Annual Performance. There are costume & performance fees associated with this class. 

Tap/Jazz| 30 min/week – children will develop an outstanding sense of rhythm and musicality through tap & explore high-energy movement rooted in foundational Jazz Technique.Dancers will perform 1 Tap, and 1 Jazz dance in the Annual Performance. There are costume & performance fees associated with this class. Ballet is required for students wishing to enroll in Tap/Jazz combo.

Acro | 30 Min/week- This class develops flexibility, strength, and coordination. This class focuses on floor exercise and tumbling. Combination of technique and choreography. Dancers will perform 1 Acro dance in the Annual Performance. There are costume & performance fees associated with this class. It is preferred that Acro dancers are enrolled in a Ballet class, but not required. 

Hip Hop| 30 Min/week- This classes teach the fundamentals of hip hop movement. They are upbeat and high- energy classes. Stretching, isolations, rhythms, musicality, upper body strength and funky footwork will all be incorporated. This class is a great way to get your heart pumping, let loose, and have fun! 

Dancers will perform 1 Hip Hop dance in the Annual Performance. There are costume & performance fees associated with this class.

Modern Ensemble| 1 Hour/week -Modern Ensemble will be run like a Professional Dance Company, where dancer will have the opportunity to be cast in pieces, learn concert style chorography, and perform in a professional, ticketed, dance concert each winter. Modern Ensemble dancers will be cast in pieces based on their age, ability, and technical skill. Students must be at least 6 years old and enrolled in 1 other class at RCD to participate in Modern Ensemble. 

Level 4AB Class Options:

Tuesday 6:00-7:00- Modern Ensemble (6+yr)

Thursday 6:00-6:30 Tap/Jazz 4AB (Ages 7-10)

Thursday 6:30-7:15 Ballet 4AB (Ages 7-10)

Saturdays 11:45-12:15- Acrobatics (Beginner/Intermediate)

Saturdays 12:15-12:45-- Hip Hop (Beginner/ Intermediate)

Level 5 AB | Ages 11 - 18

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Level 5 Classes

Ballet | 1 hour/week- Children will focus on the fundamentals of Ballet dance- core body strength, arms (port de bras) and correct turn out based on a student’s anatomy and muscular development is emphasized in center floor work and across the floor. Ballet is required for students wishing to enroll in Tap/Jazz combo.  Dancers will perform 1 Ballet dance in the Annual Performance. There are costume & performance fees associated with this class. 

Pre-Pointe| 30 Min - This Ballet Technique class will focus on foundational aspects of Classical Ballet in pointe shoes. Students will work on strength, endurance, while expanding their knowledge of classical ballet.  Dancers will perform 1 Pre-pointe Variation in the Annual Performance.  Additional costume & performance fees associated with this class. All students interested in Pointe invited! Teacher Approval needed to wear pointe shoes. Ballet is required for students enrolled in this class. 

Tap/Jazz| 1 Hour/week – children will develop an outstanding sense of rhythm and musicality through tap & explore high-energy movement rooted in foundational Jazz Technique.Dancers will perform 1 Tap, and 1 Jazz dance in the Annual Performance. There are costume & performance fees associated with this class. Ballet is required for students wishing to enroll in Tap/Jazz combo.

Acro | 30 min-1 hour/week- This class develops flexibility, strength, and coordination. This class focuses on floor exercise and tumbling. Combination of technique and choreography. Dancers will perform 1 Acro dance in the Annual Performance. There are costume & performance fees associated with this class. It is preferred that Acro dancers are enrolled in a Ballet class, but not required. 

Hip Hop| 30 Min/week- This classes teach the fundamentals of hip hop movement. They are upbeat and high- energy classes. Stretching, isolations, rhythms, musicality, upper body strength and funky footwork will all be incorporated. This class is a great way to get your heart pumping, let loose, and have fun! 

Dancers will perform 1 Hip Hop dance in the Annual Performance. There are costume & performance fees associated with this class.

Modern Ensemble| 1 Hour/week -Modern Ensemble will be run like a Professional Dance Company, where dancer will have the opportunity to be cast in pieces, learn concert style chorography, and perform in a professional, ticketed, dance concert each winter. Modern Ensemble dancers will be cast in pieces based on their age, ability, and technical skill. Students must be at least 6 years old and enrolled in 1 other class at RCD to participate in Modern Ensemble

Level 5 AB Class Options:

Tuesday 6:00-7:00- Modern Ensemble (6+yr)

Tuesday 7:00-8:00 Acro (Intermediate/Advanced)- teacher placement required

Wednesday 5:30-6:30- Ballet 5AB (11+)

Wednesday 6:30-7:00 Pre-Pointe/Pointe 4C/5AB

Wednesday 6:30-7:30- Tap/Jazz 5AB (11+)

Saturdays 11:45-12:15- Acrobatics (Beginner/Intermediate)

Saturdays 12:15-12:45-- Hip Hop (Beginner/ Intermediate)

Adult | Ages 18+

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Adult Classes 

Ballet | 1 hour/week- Students will focus on the fundamentals of Ballet dance- core body strength, arms (port de bras) and correct turn out based on a student’s anatomy and muscular development is emphasized in center floor work and across the floor. Ballet is required for students wishing to enroll in Tap/Jazz combo.  Dancers will perform 1 Ballet dance in the Annual Performance. There are costume & performance fees associated with this class. 

Pointe| 30 Min - This Ballet Technique class will focus on foundational aspects of Classical Ballet in pointe shoes. Students will work on strength, endurance, while expanding their knowledge of classical ballet.  Dancers will perform 1 Pre-pointe Variation in the Annual Performance.  Additional costume & performance fees associated with this class. All students interested in Pointe invited! Teacher Approval needed to wear pointe shoes. Ballet is required for students enrolled in this class. 

Tap| 30 min/week – Students will develop an outstanding sense of rhythm and musicality through Tap. Dancers will perform 1 Tap dance Annual Performance. There are costume & performance fees associated with this class. 

Jazz | 45 min/week- Students will explore high-energy movement rooted in foundational Jazz Technique. Dancers will perform 1 Tap dance Annual Performance. There are costume & performance fees associated with this class.

Cardio Hip Hop| 45 Min/week- This classes teach the fundamentals of hip hop movement. They are upbeat and high- energy classes. Stretching, isolations, rhythms, musicality, upper body strength and funky footwork will all be incorporated. This class is a great way to get your heart pumping, let loose, and have fun! This class WILL NOT participate in the annual performance 

Modern Ensemble| 1 Hour/week -Modern Ensemble will be run like a Professional Dance Company, where dancer will have the opportunity to be cast in pieces, learn concert style chorography, and perform in a professional, ticketed, dance concert each winter. Modern Ensemble dancers will be cast in pieces based on their age, ability, and technical skill. Students must be at least 6 years old and enrolled in 1 other class at RCD to participate in Modern Ensemble

Adult Class Options:

Monday 7:00-7:45- Adult Hip Hop

Tuesday 5:30-6:00- Tap 5C/Adult 

Tuesday 6:00-7:00- Modern Ensemble

Tuesday 7:00-8:00- Adult Ballet (Int/Adv)

Tuesday 8:00-8:30- Adult Pointe 

Wednesday 6:00-7:00- Adult Ballet (Beginner/Intermediate)

Wednesday 7:00-7:45- Adult Jazz

RCD Company

RCD Company information can be found in our 2019-2020 Handbook.

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