Centralia Ballet Academy has announced its 2020-2021 class schedule. Classes start Monday, September 14.
Learn more about the classes below and view the full program at http://www.centraliaballet.com/services.html.
Moving Together – Dance Class in a Box
A virtual classroom option for children ages 1-4 and their caregivers. Conducted in a “mom/dad/caregiver and me” format, this class is a great opportunity for caregivers to bond with their little one while engaging in games, patterns and creative dance. Children will have the opportunity to develop their coordination and musicality, while practicing simple movements.
At the moment we offer Moving Together “Dance Class in a Box” packages. Each package will include fun dance accessories for dancing at home. Participants will also have access to a special Facebook group page where lessons will be presented as live Facebook sessions and then saved to the page to return to as often as you like! Our first session will take place from September 14 to November 7. Our theme will be Animal Dances. Three classes via facebook live will be included (participants can come back to them as many times as they want during the session), as well as a dance scarf and some other fun accessories.
Children explore a wide range of movements, while developing musicality and spatial awareness. Stories, games and activities will give children many opportunities to express their own creativity. Classroom etiquette and listening skills will also be emphasized.
Introduces children to the positions and terminology of ballet, as well as the traditions of the ballet class. Children practice movements such as gallops, leaps and jumps and learn to refine them in ballet vocabulary. They also explore rhythms, spatial patterns and other elements of dance through creative movement and activity.
Ballet I (choose one) From 8 years old.
The first step in formal ballet training. Emphasis is placed on correct alignment and basic technique, forming the basis for further study.
Ballet 1b – 5 Teacher recommendation required for placement
Continuation of ballet training. Alignment and technique continue to be emphasized, while gradually adding to students’ ballet vocabulary. Levels 2a and 2b meet twice a week and levels 3, 4 and 5 meet three times a week.
From 13 years old
A basic level ballet class focusing on barre work and exercises to improve strength and flexibility. Ideal for those new to dancing or those looking for a fun way to exercise.
Floor-Barre® uses the floor to correct and refine body alignment, strengthen joints and treat musculoskeletal function. Based on ballet, Floor-Barre® creates long, exquisite lines.
For dancers aged 11 and over in ballet 2b or higher taking 3 lessons per week. Includes strengthening exercises in preparation for peak work
Open to students of level 2b and above. Character dance is a theatrical and stylized version of folk and national dances. It is an integral part of the classical ballet repertoire, including dances like the Spanish dance and the Russian dance in “The Nutcracker”, the mazurkas featured in many classical ballets, and more.
From 12 years old. Emphasis will be placed on basic jazz technique, stretching, strengthening exercises, rhythm and isolation of different parts of the body. Previous or current ballet training required.
Starting from 7 years old. Focus on rhythm, musicality and timing. Basic technique and Broadway style will be taught. Classes for children, teenagers and adults. Teacher recommendation required for placement in Tap 1b or Tap 2.
Jazz Musical Comedy – for 8-12 year olds
Introduces basic dance technique, steps and style commonly used in musical theatre. Students will learn to dance and act like Broadway stars! No experience required, although ballet is recommended.
For ages 10 and up with previous or concurrent training in ballet or lyric. Lyrical dance uses a ballet base for an expressive and contemporary dance style.
Boys Explore Dance (choose 1)
For ages 4 to 7 Similar to our regular Explore Dance class, for little guys. We will use games and adventure stories to focus their energy and teach them about movement and rhythm, while allowing them to use their creativity and explore teamwork.
Boys’ Ballet (choose 1)
8-12 years old Two separate classes: one for new students who have never done dance and one for students with one or more years of training. In addition to developing strength and dance technique, this class will also focus on etiquette, courage and becoming a young gentleman.
For boys aged 13 and over who have completed a year or more of training. Includes ballet technique, as well as work on upper body strength, endurance and agility.
Contemporary Workshop Series
For dancers at level 2b and above, this course will allow dancers to use the basics of ballet training in a different way.
The class will meet once a month (the first class will be on September 18; registered students will receive the full timetable for the year)
Day Workshop Course
These are special 10-week courses that are not part of the regular ABC curriculum.
Musical Theater Workshop (ages 8+) 9/29a?’12/8This is a beginner musical theater class for children ages 8+ who will perform two numbers. The first 5 weeks will be dedicated to a Halloween-themed performance, most likely performed in flash mob style on October 31st. The second play will be Christmas-themed and performed in mid-December.
Creature Jam (4-7 yrs) 9/30y?’12/9
This is a 45 minute creative movement class for children ages 4-7 that combines dance, movement, games, stories and science facts centered around the animal kingdom. Ideal for the student who likes to jump like a kangaroo, slide like a snake or charge like a rhino.
Secret Agent Ninja Space Knight (from 8 years old) 10/1y?’12/10
This is a 45 minute class that combines martial arts, stage combat, fitness, movement and story/character creation. And while the teacher is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and will use some aspects of this training in the classroom, this is not a full martial arts/self-defense course.