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 offers a great workout to relieve daily stress.

 

Free First Friday!

To kick off fall semester, all classes in the Adult Open Division are FREE on Friday, September 5! This is the perfect opportunity to bring a friend to your favorite class, or take a new class you’ve always wanted to try! Classes fill on a first come first serve basis, so plan to arrive early to reserve your spot!

 

Friday, September 5 

12:00-1:00 PM Keep Fit Ballet with Kim Sagami

12:30-1:30 PM Yoga with Sarina Gomez

6:00-7:00 PM Jazz with Ethan Kirschbaum

6:30-8:00 PM Intermediate Ballet with Kim Sagami

6:45-8:00 PM Classical Modern with Jennifer Sprowl

7:00-8:00 PM Hip Hop with Dantriell Houston

 

Additional FREE classes on Sunday, September 7

11:30-12:30 PM Basic Tap with Phil Brooks

1:00-2:00 PM Intermediate Tap with Phil Brooks

2:00-3:00 PM Ultra Barre with Trish Strong


Schedules

Summer Session: June 2 - August 31, 2014

Summer Session Adult Open Division Schedule 2014

Fall Semester: September 2, 2014 - January 18, 2015

First Semester Adult Open Division Schedule 2014


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 (Intro to Pointe, Ballet Repertoire, Modern Repertoire) 9-week Session**: $125.00

* 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.

 

Enrollment-Based Classes

Intro to Pointe, Ballet Repertoire & Modern Repertoire Schedule:


September 2 - November 3, 2014

    Mondays 8:00-8:45 PM Intro to Pointe (Kim Sagami)
    Tuesdays 8:30-9:15 PM Ballet Repertoire (Kim Sagami)
    Thursdays 8:00-8:45 PM Intro to Pointe (Elizabeth Luse)
    Saturdays 3:45-4:45 PM Classical Modern Repertoire (Jennifer Sprowl) 


About Intro to Pointe, Ballet Rep and Classical Modern Rep Registration:

Intro to Pointe, Ballet Rep, and Classical Modern Rep are 9-week enrollment based classes, not drop-in classes. Students must be approved for Intro to Pointe prior to registering. Ballet Rep and Classical Modern Rep do not require prior approval, but do require the corresponding technique class to be taken. 

Enrollment opens on September 2 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. 


New August-Only Classes!

Back to Basics Ballet Workshop with Emma Peterson

Re-energize after work with a one-hour ballet class designed for those who would like to review the basics of ballet, release their creative self, and revive their muscles. Class is tailored for adult students over 50 and their experience and ability, focusing on moving the body, increasing confidence, and releasing joint pain.

August 5-26

Tuesdays 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Drop-in class prices apply. 

 

Advanced Ballet

For two weeks only, drop-in advanced ballet classes will be taught by Alexei Kremnev, Karin Ellis-Wentz, and Suzanne Lopez. This is a great way for advanced students to get back in shape before the semester begins.

August 18-29

Monday 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Wednesday 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Friday 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

August 18     taught by Alexei Kremnev
August 20     taught by Alexei Kremnev
August 22     taught by Karin Ellis-Wentz  
August 25     taught by Karin Ellis-Wentz     
August 27     taught by Suzanne Lopez
August 29     taught by Suzanne Lopez 

Drop-in class prices apply. 

 

 

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   

An intense hour long intermediate level ballet class- beginning with floor work, stretching, strengthening, and progressing to barre and center work.


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 (Monday 6:30- 8:00pm). Kim Sagami 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.

 

Ballet Repertoire  

9-Week Session - not a Drop-in Class
During the 9-week class series, students will learn a variety of ballet repertoire. Students are required to take one ballet technique class a week and must have at least an advanced beginning knowledge of ballet technique.

 

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.

 

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.

  

New! Ultra Barre

Ultra Barre℠ is a fusion of ballet barre, dance conditioning and pilates-based movements designed to lengthen and tone the muscles using the principles of biomechanics for a safe, yet challenging workout.  Dancers and non-dancers alike will benefit from increased balance, better posture, breath control, coordination, core engagement, flexibility, joint stabilization and alignment, muscular strength and endurance, and proprioception.  Exercises are done with light weights which are provided.  It is recommended to wear form-fitting workout clothing or ballet attire and either socks or ballet/jazz shoes.

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 offers a great workout to relieve daily stress.

 

Free First Friday!

To kick off fall semester, all classes in the Adult Open Division are FREE on Friday, September 5! This is the perfect opportunity to bring a friend to your favorite class, or take a new class you’ve always wanted to try! Classes fill on a first come first serve basis, so plan to arrive early to reserve your spot!

 

Friday, September 5 

12:00-1:00 PM Keep Fit Ballet with Kim Sagami

12:30-1:30 PM Yoga with Sarina Gomez

6:00-7:00 PM Jazz with Ethan Kirschbaum

6:30-8:00 PM Intermediate Ballet with Kim Sagami

6:45-8:00 PM Classical Modern with Jennifer Sprowl

7:00-8:00 PM Hip Hop with Dantriell Houston

 

Additional FREE classes on Sunday, September 7

11:30-12:30 PM Basic Tap with Phil Brooks

1:00-2:00 PM Intermediate Tap with Phil Brooks

2:00-3:00 PM Ultra Barre with Trish Strong


Schedules

Summer Session: June 2 - August 31, 2014

Summer Session Adult Open Division Schedule 2014

Fall Semester: September 2, 2014 - January 18, 2015

First Semester Adult Open Division Schedule 2014


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 (Intro to Pointe, Ballet Repertoire, Modern Repertoire) 9-week Session**: $125.00

* 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.

 

Enrollment-Based Classes

Intro to Pointe, Ballet Repertoire & Modern Repertoire Schedule:


September 2 - November 3, 2014

    Mondays 8:00-8:45 PM Intro to Pointe (Kim Sagami)
    Tuesdays 8:30-9:15 PM Ballet Repertoire (Kim Sagami)
    Thursdays 8:00-8:45 PM Intro to Pointe (Elizabeth Luse)
    Saturdays 3:45-4:45 PM Classical Modern Repertoire (Jennifer Sprowl) 


About Intro to Pointe, Ballet Rep and Classical Modern Rep Registration:

Intro to Pointe, Ballet Rep, and Classical Modern Rep are 9-week enrollment based classes, not drop-in classes. Students must be approved for Intro to Pointe prior to registering. Ballet Rep and Classical Modern Rep do not require prior approval, but do require the corresponding technique class to be taken. 

Enrollment opens on September 2 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. 


New August-Only Classes!

Back to Basics Ballet Workshop with Emma Peterson

Re-energize after work with a one-hour ballet class designed for those who would like to review the basics of ballet, release their creative self, and revive their muscles. Class is tailored for adult students over 50 and their experience and ability, focusing on moving the body, increasing confidence, and releasing joint pain.

August 5-26

Tuesdays 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Drop-in class prices apply. 

 

Advanced Ballet

For two weeks only, drop-in advanced ballet classes will be taught by Alexei Kremnev, Karin Ellis-Wentz, and Suzanne Lopez. This is a great way for advanced students to get back in shape before the semester begins.

August 18-29

Monday 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Wednesday 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Friday 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

August 18     taught by Alexei Kremnev
August 20     taught by Alexei Kremnev
August 22     taught by Karin Ellis-Wentz  
August 25     taught by Karin Ellis-Wentz     
August 27     taught by Suzanne Lopez
August 29     taught by Suzanne Lopez 

Drop-in class prices apply. 

 

 

Designed For: 
15 and up

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