Adult Open Division

Overview

The Adult Open Division is designed for adult dancers of all ages and abilities. Whether a student has years of dance experience or wants to learn dance for the first time, the Academy has the perfect class. All classes are fun, educational, and challenging for working professionals and others interested in dance. The drop-in schedule allows for flexibility and variety, offering a great workout to relieve daily stress. 

 

Spring Semester: January 25 - June 5, 2016

Adult Open Division Spring Semester Schedule

 

Class Prices

Drop-in Class: $15.00
Professional Drop-in Class*: $10.00
College Student Drop-in Class*: $12.00
10 Class Card: $140.00
Professional 10 Class Card*: $90.00
College Student 10 Class Card*: $120.00

Enrollment-based classes** 
9-week session: $125.00  

Enrollment classes cannot be pro-rated if student enrolls after the first week of classes. 

* Must present a valid student ID, union card, letter of verification on letterheard from the institute of employment, or a CPS ID to be eligible

**Intro to Pointe, Ballet Repertoire, and Modern Repertoire are not drop-in classes. Students must register for the full session. Students must be approved for Intro to Pointe. Approval forms are available at Reception.

 

10 Class Cards

Class Cards are only valid during the semester in which they are purchased. No extensions or refunds will be issued for unused classes.

 

Drop-in Classes

Drop-in classes do not require pre-registration or enrollment. Students may begin at any time during the semester, and take a drop-in class of their choice. This allows the adult student flexibility with their schedule and variety in their dance lessons. Unless otherwise marked as an enrollment class, Adult Division classes are drop-in. Join us at any time throughout the semester for a drop-in class! 

 

Enrollment-Based Classes

Fall Semester Enrollment-Based Classes 

Intro to Beginning Pointe *Teacher’s approval required*

Session 1: 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21

Session 2: 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23

A nine-class series on basic beginning pointe work, classes will guide the students through pre-pointe preparation, finding a proper pointe shoe, sewing, and beginning pointe exercises. For the safety of the students, it is mandatory that they take two ballet technique classes a week. Daielma Decker will need to approve student’s enrollment in pointe during the Monday technique class. Please pick up an approval form from Reception as you check in for technique class.

 

Classical Modern Repertoire

Session 1: 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26

Session 2: 4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28, 6/4 (note no class on 4/23)

Students will learn original and re-staged choreography of Isadora Duncan. Students are required to take Classical Modern/Duncan Technique class weekly


About Intro to Pointe and Classical Modern Rep Registration:

Intro to Pointe and Classical Modern Rep are enrollment based classes, not drop-in classes. Students must be approved for Intro to Pointe prior to registering. Classical Modern Rep does not require prior approval, but does require the corresponding technique class to be taken. 

Enrollment is open for Adult Division enrollment-based classes. Students may enroll at Reception for their class card. Registration is available until each class is full (capacity: 16 students). The class is filled on a first come, first served basis. Classes cannot be pro-rated if student enrolls after the first week of classes. 


Adult Division Recommended Attire and Shoes

In general, close-fitting clothing that allows the dancer to feel comfortable and allows for proper instruction is recommended. Some prefer to wear a leotard and dance tights, dance shorts or a dance skirt, however this is not required. No costumes or tutus please.


Ballet, Keep Fit- Ballet shoes, socks are also acceptable

BeMoved- Socks, ballet shoes, or jazz shoes

Classical Modern, Pilates, Yoga - Socks or bare feet

Hip Hop- Sneakers or jazz shoes - no street shoes in the studios please

Jazz- Jazz shoes, ballet shoes or socks

Tap- Tap shoes


Studio Late Policy

Our classes require a proper warm up in order to avoid injury, therefore, either Reception or Faculty may ask students to not participate if they arrive more than 10 minutes late. 

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Classes

Classes

Basic Ballet

An introduction to ballet technique, no previous experience is required.


Beginning Ballet   

Appropriate for students with basic understanding and knowledge of ballet technique and that have taken basic ballet.

 

Keep Fit Ballet   

Keep Fit is a one hour class for dancers familiar with ballet technique.  Strength and stretching exercises are infused in the traditional ballet class to improve flexibility, condition the muscles, and aid in balance and stability while experiencing the joy and beauty of ballet.


Advanced Beginning Ballet   

For the experienced beginner, an introduction to new material and preparation for intermediate ballet.


Intermediate Ballet   

Technical proficiency and sufficient knowledge of ballet terminology required.

Intro to Pointe

9-Week Session - not a Drop-in Class
Teacher’s approval required

A 9-week class on basic beginning pointe work, classes will guide the students through pre-pointe preparation, finding a proper pointe shoe, sewing, and beginning pointe exercises. For the safety of the students, it is mandatory that they take two ballet technique classes a week. One of those classes must be the Joffrey Open Ballet class immediately before the Intro to Pointe Class. Kim Sagami or Suzanne Lopez will need to approve student’s enrollment in pointe during their ballet technique class. It may take up to several weeks. Please pick up an approval form from Reception as you check in for technique class.

 

Advanced/Professional Ballet   

Technical proficiency required, a professional level class.

 

Classical Modern – Duncan Technique

Experience the technique of Isadora Duncan including floor, barre, locomotive movements & improvisation.

 

New! Classical Modern Repertoire - Duncan Technique 

9-Week Session - not a Drop-in Class

In this 9-week class series, students will learn original and re-staged choreography of Isadora Duncan. Students are required to take Classical Modern/Duncan Technique class weekly.

 

New! BeMoved®

BeMoved® is a new dance fitness experience designed by Sherry Zunker. Classes begin with easy‐to‐follow therapeutic movements that integrate the upper and lower body. The warm up flows into dance styles inspired by a wide variety of musical genres. Each week focuses on a different musical and dance style such as Bollywood, jazz, Latin and disco. BeMoved is designed to inspire participants to embrace dance as a lifelong means to health, joy and fulfillment.


Basic Tap   

For the students with little or no tap experience.


Intermediate Tap

For the experienced tap dancer looking to refine technique.

 

Beginning Hip Hop

A high energy class with fun and challenging combinations to upbeat rhythms that will build core strength and endurance. 

 

Intermediate Hip Hop

More fast-paced than the beginning level, this class will move quickly through fun combinations that will build strength, stamina, and rythym while encouraging students to express their individual style through movement. 

 

Jazz

An upbeat class that will develop your musicality, creativity, endurance, and coordination.

 

Pilates

This is a core strengthening class with an emphasis on improving strength and flexibility, as well as awareness, efficiency, flow and stamina.

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Vinyasa yoga is a series of poses that will move you through the power of inhaling and exhaling, all the while bringing the physical body to optimum health.

 

 

Content

The Adult Open Division is designed for adult dancers of all ages and abilities. Whether a student has years of dance experience or wants to learn dance for the first time, the Academy has the perfect class. All classes are fun, educational, and challenging for working professionals and others interested in dance. The drop-in schedule allows for flexibility and variety, offering a great workout to relieve daily stress. 

 

Spring Semester: January 25 - June 5, 2016

Adult Open Division Spring Semester Schedule

 

Class Prices

Drop-in Class: $15.00
Professional Drop-in Class*: $10.00
College Student Drop-in Class*: $12.00
10 Class Card: $140.00
Professional 10 Class Card*: $90.00
College Student 10 Class Card*: $120.00

Enrollment-based classes** 
9-week session: $125.00  

Enrollment classes cannot be pro-rated if student enrolls after the first week of classes. 

* Must present a valid student ID, union card, letter of verification on letterheard from the institute of employment, or a CPS ID to be eligible

**Intro to Pointe, Ballet Repertoire, and Modern Repertoire are not drop-in classes. Students must register for the full session. Students must be approved for Intro to Pointe. Approval forms are available at Reception.

 

10 Class Cards

Class Cards are only valid during the semester in which they are purchased. No extensions or refunds will be issued for unused classes.

 

Drop-in Classes

Drop-in classes do not require pre-registration or enrollment. Students may begin at any time during the semester, and take a drop-in class of their choice. This allows the adult student flexibility with their schedule and variety in their dance lessons. Unless otherwise marked as an enrollment class, Adult Division classes are drop-in. Join us at any time throughout the semester for a drop-in class! 

 

Enrollment-Based Classes

Fall Semester Enrollment-Based Classes 

Intro to Beginning Pointe *Teacher’s approval required*

Session 1: 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21

Session 2: 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23

A nine-class series on basic beginning pointe work, classes will guide the students through pre-pointe preparation, finding a proper pointe shoe, sewing, and beginning pointe exercises. For the safety of the students, it is mandatory that they take two ballet technique classes a week. Daielma Decker will need to approve student’s enrollment in pointe during the Monday technique class. Please pick up an approval form from Reception as you check in for technique class.

 

Classical Modern Repertoire

Session 1: 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26

Session 2: 4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28, 6/4 (note no class on 4/23)

Students will learn original and re-staged choreography of Isadora Duncan. Students are required to take Classical Modern/Duncan Technique class weekly


About Intro to Pointe and Classical Modern Rep Registration:

Intro to Pointe and Classical Modern Rep are enrollment based classes, not drop-in classes. Students must be approved for Intro to Pointe prior to registering. Classical Modern Rep does not require prior approval, but does require the corresponding technique class to be taken. 

Enrollment is open for Adult Division enrollment-based classes. Students may enroll at Reception for their class card. Registration is available until each class is full (capacity: 16 students). The class is filled on a first come, first served basis. Classes cannot be pro-rated if student enrolls after the first week of classes. 


Adult Division Recommended Attire and Shoes

In general, close-fitting clothing that allows the dancer to feel comfortable and allows for proper instruction is recommended. Some prefer to wear a leotard and dance tights, dance shorts or a dance skirt, however this is not required. No costumes or tutus please.


Ballet, Keep Fit- Ballet shoes, socks are also acceptable

BeMoved- Socks, ballet shoes, or jazz shoes

Classical Modern, Pilates, Yoga - Socks or bare feet

Hip Hop- Sneakers or jazz shoes - no street shoes in the studios please

Jazz- Jazz shoes, ballet shoes or socks

Tap- Tap shoes


Studio Late Policy

Our classes require a proper warm up in order to avoid injury, therefore, either Reception or Faculty may ask students to not participate if they arrive more than 10 minutes late. 

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Designed For: 
15 and up

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