UNCSA Preparatory Dance Program is excited to be able to share new online classes through the Zoom platform. You can download the free Zoom app to your computer or phone and create an account for yourself online.
Dance is the best way to stay in shape this summer. Our expert faculty are looking forward to welcoming you into their online classrooms from June 15th - July 31st, 2020! All classes will be taught on Zoom. A 10 class card is $120 and can be used for any dance class during the year. No expiration date.
Below is the NEW schedule for the upcoming classes
Mondays, 9:30 - 10:45 a.m. (T. Griggs)
In this physically distant socially unified class, we will draw from multiple dance and somatic influences to warm up and prepare to move together through space. We will begin with a warm up emphasizing articulation, alignment and clarity progressing to phrase work using a movement vocabulary that we will both discover and invent. We will find ways to move fully in our bodies and creatively use whatever spaces we are in.
Mondays, 5:45 - 7:00 p.m. (R. Holleman)
This class is designed for students who are new or returning to ballet. Classes include barre, centre practice and allegro, moving at a slower pace and focusing on developing a foundation of technique and basic ballet vocabulary.
Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. (S. Brooker)
Students who are returning to ballet or are familiar with the basic ballet class will find this course is designed to prepare them to develop the strength and coordination necessary to move forward with their technique and vocabulary.
Thursdays, 11:00 - 12:00 p.m. (A. Dore)
The Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) created by Marie Walton-Mahon (Australian), is an innovative program scientifically created to benefit dancers with a correct posture, effective patterns of breathing, muscle control, flexibility and balance. The Adult classes are designed to develop core strength including: the upper back, defining arms muscles, flexibility of the shoulders strength of the legs and feet using the intrinsic muscles of the calves, hamstring and inner thighs. Students should wear exercise clothing, pants or leggings rolled up to the calf, bare feet and long hair in a high bun/ponytail. A yoga mat or beach towel is needed.
Equipment information for PBT:
Exercise Ball Size:
Under 4’8” - 45cm ball
4’8” to 5’3” - 55cm ball
5’4” to 5’10” - 65cm ball
5’10” to 6’4” - 75cm ball
Fusion Ball/Soft Stability Ball/Pilates Soft Ball - Between 20–23 cm
Saturdays, 9:30 - 10:45 a.m. (A. Blanco)
This class is designed for students who have a grounding in ballet training and knowledge of classical ballet vocabulary. Emphasis in Intermediate ballet is on developing technical strength and building towards more advanced vocabulary.
For additional assistance on how to register online for the Adult Dancer program, how to add a class or how to make an online payment, please review our video tutorials.