Carolina Dance Collaborative in partnership with the YMCA will be offering classes at the Powdersville branch for 2-8 year olds.
Registration is open and done online here at the Carolina Dance Collaborative website. Visit their website, click "Enroll," create an account, add your child, and pick the class you wish to enroll in. All payments can be made online.
This program educates dancers in multiple disciplines with an emphasis on proper technique and an appreciation of the art. Our youngest dancers begin by exploring movement, rhythm, spatial awareness and building their own creativity. These concepts create a foundation that we nurture as dancers grow within the program.
Through the years, dancers will be introduced to discipline, specific terminology, body placement and movement that is appropriately challenging for their level. All dancers will be given the opportunity to join each quarter, showing off their development at at the end of each quarter for a studio showcase as well a year end performance for family and friends.
An additional part of every dancer's curriculum is gaining appreciation of the arts through understanding the history, experiencing the art as a spectator and even becoming a part of the creative process through self-expression. There are many in-class experiences that facilitate this understanding, but we also provide several extra-curricular enrichment opportunities, like our semi-annual Night at the Theatre, that dancers and their families can take advantage of.
As we educate dancers, our goal is to increase exposure and understanding of the art form, and also give dancers the opportunity to develop friendships, memories and an enhanced sense of self that will last a lifetime.
Dance Class Descriptions
Little Learners I (Ages 2-3) & II (Ages 4-5): This 45-minute class combines the elements of creative movement, ballet, and tumbling into one fun and exciting class. Students will learn basic floor tumbling techniques, coordination, strength, flexibility, and rhythm as they explore how to move in and through space with their peers.
Ballet I (Ages 6-8) & II (Ages 9-12): This class will have an emphasis on body placement, proper technique, and ballet terminology at age appropriate levels. This class will benefit dancers continuing their dance training as well as those who wish to begin.The rigor and pace of the class will increase at the year progresses.
* At the discretion of the instructors with Carolina Dance Collaborative, dancers may be placed in classes based on their dance proficiency instead of age.
Class Assessment and Size
During the first two weeks of the quarter, each child will be assessed to make sure they are within an age and level appropriate class. On occasion, a class change may be appropriate to accommodate the needs of the student. Each class must have at least 4 students enrolled in order to stay on the schedule. For the benefit of the students, class sizes are limited. If space is available., enrollment will remain open up to 2 weeks after quarterly registration (full tuition and registration fees are still required though).