Open Division 

 

Dance Arts Studio’s Open Division (for dancers who will be 8 by 12/31/22 - and older) covers a variety of dance styles, including: jazz, tap, musical theatre, modern, hip hop and contemporary theatre & dance composition.

 

Classes are offered at the following levels:

-Basic Technique (8+ by 12/31/22 with no experience needed) 

-Beginning Technique (9+ with 2+ years of training)

-Intermediate Technique (11+ with 4+ years of training)

-Advanced Technique (13+ with 6+ years of training)

-Open Level (11+ / Adult) 

Instructor placement required for both Intermediate and Advanced Technique Levels.

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basic technique

8+ / no experience required

Basic Technique

(turning 8 by 12/31/22, no experience needed)

010A: Basic Tech. - TAP/JAZZ - Tue - 5:00pm (30 min) - Gina DeCroix Russell

010B: Basic Tech. - TAP/JAZZ - Wed - 6:00pm (30 min) - Grace Luttrell Nanavati

010C: Basic Tech. - TAP/JAZZ - Thur - 5:30pm (30 min) - TBD

Dancers are encouraged to also take the corresponding Level 1 Ballet class that immediately precedes or follows the Basic. Tech. Tap/Jazz classes.

 

Dancers must be turning 8 years old prior to 12/31/22.

 

DAS-branded uniform leotard (female-identifying dancers) or DAS-branded milliskin t-shirt (male-identifying dancers) required in LILAC. Uniforms are purchased directly through our online store.

 

Dancers will also need black jazz pants, black jazz shoes and black tap shoes for all tap/jazz classes.

Tuition fee: $45/month

(Our family rate affects this fee. Tuition is then calculated based on total number of weekly hours. Please see our Tuition Rates for additional info.)

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Advanced technique

13+ / with 6+ years of training

Advanced Technique

(13+ with 6+ years of training)

013A: Adv. Tech. - JAZZ - Mon - 7:30pm (60 min) - Gina DeCroix Russell

013B: Adv. Tech. - MODERN - Tue - 7:00pm (60 min) - Gina DeCroix Russell

013C: Adv. Tech. - CONTEMPORARY THEATRE & DANCE COMP. - Tue - 8:00pm (60 min) - Autumn Meyer

013D: Adv. Tech.  - HIP HOP - Wed - 7:30pm (60 min) - Payton Case

013E: Adv. Tech. - TAP/MUSICAL THEATRE (with Int. Tech.) - Thur - 7:30pm (60 min) - Gary Shull / Autumn Meyer

Dancers are encouraged to also take the corresponding Level 4/5 Ballet classes that typically precede or follow our Adv. Tech. level classes.

DAS-branded uniform* leotard (female-identifying dancers) or DAS-branded milliskin t-shirt (male-identifying dancers) required in MERLOT. Uniforms are purchased directly through our online store.

For jazz and musical theatre classes, dancers will also need black jazz pants and black jazz shoes, while adding tap shoes for tap classes and black or skin-toned character shoes for contemporary theatre & dance composition.

 

For modern, dancers will need black jazz pants and will be dancing in barefoot for class.

 

*For hip hop, dancers need a leotard or fitted base layer, leggings or sweats, tennis shoes with non-marking soles (shoes should be clean and free of rocks or any other debris that could damage the dance studio flooring). Baggy shirts and extra layers ARE permitted for hip hop classes as it is appropriate for the style and aesthetic of this class, but please wear a base layer to ensure clothing does not affect stretching, floor work and other inverted movement.

Tuition fee: $60/month

(Our family rate affects this fee. Tuition is then calculated based on total number of weekly hours. Please see our Tuition Rates for additional info.)

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beginning technique

9+ / with 2+ years of training

Beginning Technique

(9+ with 2+ years of training)

011A: Beg. Tech. - JAZZ - Tue - 4:00pm (60 min) - Gina DeCroix Russell

011B: Beg. Tech. - MODERN - Wed - 4:30pm (60 min) - Gina DeCroix Russell

011C: Beg. Tech. - HIP HOP (with Int. Tech.) - Wed - 6:30pm (60 min) - Payton Case

011D: Beg. Tech. - TAP/MUSICAL THEATRE - Thur - 6:00pm (90 min) - Gary Shull / Autumn Meyer

 

Dancers are encouraged to also take the corresponding Level 2 Ballet classes that typically precede or follow our Beg. Tech. level classes.

 

DAS-branded uniform* leotard (female-identifying dancers) or DAS-branded milliskin t-shirt (male-identifying dancers) required in ROYAL BLUE. Uniforms are purchased directly through our online store.

 

For jazz and musical theatre classes, dancers will also need black jazz pants and black jazz shoes, while adding tap shoes for tap classes. For modern, dancers will need black jazz pants and will be dancing in barefoot for class.

 

*For hip hop, dancers need a leotard or fitted base layer, leggings or sweats, tennis shoes with non-marking soles (shoes should be clean and free of rocks or any other debris that could damage the dance studio flooring). Baggy shirts and extra layers ARE permitted for hip hop classes as it is appropriate for the style and aesthetic of this class, but please wear a base layer to ensure clothing does not affect stretching, floor work and other inverted movement.

Tuition fee: $60/month

(Our family rate affects this fee. Tuition is then calculated based on total number of weekly hours. Please see our Tuition Rates for additional info.)

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OPEN LEVEL
 

11+ / ADULT

Open Level

(11+ / Adults)

014A: Open Level / Adult - BALLET - Thur - 7:30pm (60 min) - Gina DeCroix Russell

Our Open Level ballet class on Thursday evenings is a great way to take a structured classical ballet class without the uniform and placement requirements of our Pre-Professional Ballet Division. It's also a wonderful option for dancers wanting an extra ballet class each week.

The class will be adapted throughout the season to best suit the needs and technique levels of our registered students.

Attire: Leotard or fitted base layer, leggings or tights, and ballet shoes. While t-shirts, skirts and warm ups are permitted for our Open Level Ballet class, please wear a fitted base layer to ensure clothing does not affect stretching, floor work, and other inverted movement.

Tuition fee: $60/month

(Our family rate affects this fee. Tuition is then calculated based on total number of weekly hours. Please see our Tuition Rates for additional info.)

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intermediate technique

11+ / with 4+ years of training

Intermediate Technique

(11+ with 4+ years of training)

012A: Int. Tech. - JAZZ - Tue - 8:00pm (60 min) - Gina DeCroix Russell

012B: Int. Tech. - HIP HOP (with Beg. Tech.) - Wed - 6:30pm (60 min) - Payton Case

012C: Int. Tech. - MODERN - Wed - 7:30pm (60 min) - Gina DeCroix Russell

012D: Int. Tech. - TAP/MUSICAL THEATRE (with Adv. Tech.) - Thur - 7:30pm (60 min) - Gary Shull / Autumn Meyer

Dancers are encouraged to also take the corresponding Level 3 Ballet classes that typically precede or follow our Int. Tech. level classes.

DAS-branded uniform* leotard (female-identifying dancers) or DAS-branded milliskin t-shirt (male-identifying dancers) required in DARK NAVY. Uniforms are purchased directly through our online store.

For jazz and musical theatre classes, dancers will also need black jazz pants and black jazz shoes, while adding tap shoes for tap classes. For modern, dancers will need black jazz pants and will be dancing in barefoot for class.

 

*For hip hop, dancers need a leotard or fitted base layer, leggings or sweats, tennis shoes with non-marking soles (shoes should be clean and free of rocks or any other debris that could damage the dance studio flooring). Baggy shirts and extra layers ARE permitted for hip hop classes as it is appropriate for the style and aesthetic of this class, but please wear a base layer to ensure clothing does not affect stretching, floor work and other inverted movement.

Tuition fee: $60/month

(Our family rate affects this fee. Tuition is then calculated based on total number of weekly hours. Please see our Tuition Rates for additional info.)