Teenies: (approx. ages 3-4)
Teenies participate in 45 minutes/week of class time. During their class they will be taught basic ballet technique, flexibility, tumbling basics, and performance routines in two different genres. They will participate in two community events, a December recital and an April recital. This is a great start for our little future dancers! They have the option of participating in the beginning tumbling class to gain strength, flexibility and acrobatic skills.
Tinys: (approx ages 4-5)
Tinys participate in 1 hour of class per week. During their class they will be taught ballet technique, flexibility, and performance routine in two different dance genres. They will have the opportunity to participate in two community events, a December recital and an April recital. They have an option of participating in the beginning tumbling class to gain strength, flexibility and acrobatic skills.
Mini Prep/ Mini Elite: (approx ages 6-8)
Minis participate in 2 required hours of class per week. One hour is strictly dedicated to technique and the other for performance and choreography. They will benefit from the same opportunities as our tiny class but with more intricate skills and routines. They too have the opportunity to attend beginning or intermediate tumbling depending on their level. We divide minis into a mini-prep class (for beginning-intermediate) and a mini elite class (for advanced dancers). Mini Elite will compete in two competitions. This is the age where they really begin to discover their love for dance!
Junior/Teen/Senior Competitive Teams: (jr's up to 11, teens 11-13, sr. 14 and up)
Three hours of class is required. One hour is dedicated strictly to technique. The other two will be a fusion of tech and performance choreography. They too will have many performance opportunities and compete as a team. They will be encouraged but not required to take the tumbling/acro classes offered this year. The competitive teams are a perfect preparation for our advanced elite teams.
Junior/Senior Elite Teams: (jr.s up to 11, sr. elite 11-18 advanced)
These students are chosen by audition to participate in our most elite groups. They are required to take 3 hours/week of dance and encouraged to take 1 hour/week of tumbling/acro. They will also perform and compete around the community and will be pushed with difficult skills and challenging choreography.
Youth and Senior Company (Youth 7-11, Senior 12-18 most advanced)
These are our most advanced groups. Audition is required. They are required to take 3 hours/ week of dance and encouraged to take 1 hour/ week of tumbling/acro. They compete in a more competitive division and will be expected to perform and compete around the community and take a leadership role at FDC. They will be pushed with a quicker pace, difficult skills and challenging choreography.
Hip Hop Company (Youth 7-11, Senior 12-18)
Such a fun time on Friday afternoons! Each group takes just one hour per week and works on an athletic, rhythmic, groovy number for each of our recitals and competition. A simple, straightforward, fun option on its own or in addition to one of our other teams.
PLACEMENT AUDITIONS FOR 2018/2019 SEASON:
July 19, 2018, 6:30pm @ Benjamin Franklin High School
REGISTER BY CLICKING THE LINK TO THE LEFT OF YOUR SCREEN!