Youth Classes

FALL 2018 CLASS SCHEDULE
Sept 16 - Dec 14

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Sunday
11:30-12:15Modern 1 & 2Age 5-7
12:30-2:00Modern 5Age 12-18


Monday
3:45-5:00Ballet 2 & 3
Age 7-9
5:00-6:30Ballet 5
Age 12-18
6:30-7:15Pointe 2
By permission of instructor



Tuesday


3:45-4:30Ballet 1
Age 5-6
4:30-6:00Ballet 4
Age 10-14
6:00-6:45Beginning Pointe
By permission of instructor



Wednesday


3:45-4:30Creative Technique
Age 3-4
4:00-5:30Ballet 6
Age 12-18
4:30-5:45Modern 3
Age 8-11
5:30-6:15Pointe 3
By permission of instructor



Thursday


4:00-5:30Ballet 7
Age 12-18
5:30-6:15Pointe 4
By permission of instructor



Friday


4:00-5:15Ballet 3 & 4
Age 9-12
4:00-5:15Modern 4
Age 11-16
Ballet & Pointe classes are taught by Martha Tornay, Modern Dance classes and Creative Technique are taught by Victoria Roberts-Wierzbowski. See full bios on our faculty page.

  • Students age 8 and up are strongly encouraged to attend class at least twice a week.  
  • All classes are suitable for all genders.  
  • Students will be placed in a level appropriate class.  
  • Pointe classes by teacher permission only.  

DRESS CODE 

Modern & Creative Technique

All participants should wear bare feet (no tights or ballet slippers, please) and loose or stretchy comfortable clothing (leggings, sweat pants, stretch pants, or leotards & footless tights are all acceptable!) 

Ballet

Students can choose to wear a leotard or tight shirt with  footless/convertible tights, leggings or bike shorts. Thin, wraparound ballet skirts are allowed. Hair should be pulled into a bun or securely out of one's face. 

All classes

Please no tutus. No necklaces, hoop earrings or accessories that could catch while dancing.

IMPORTANT DATES 

Sept 16th:    Start of classes
Sept 19th:    No class
Oct 7th & 8th:    No class
Nov 12th, 22nd-25th:    No class
Dec 14th:    Final day of classes

RATES & REGISTRATION

To register, visit the Abrons Arts Center website here, or click on a class in the schedule listing above.
  

Pointe 2, Modern 1 & 2  ....................................................
$242

Pointe 3, Creative Tech, Pointe 4  .......................................
$264

Ballet 1, Beginning Pointe .................................................
$286

Ballet 3 & 4, Modern 3, Modern 4  .....................................
$336

Ballet 5, Modern 5   ...........................................................
$341

Ballet 6, Ballet 7  .............................................      $372
Ballet 4  ..........................................................      $403


** We strive to make dance accessible for all. Needs-based scholarships are available through the Abrons Arts Center registration process. **


The tiered pricing system, based on yearly household income, is listed below:  

$45,000-$54,000 | 25% Discount on classes
$35,000-$44,999 | 50% Discount on classes 
Under $34,999 | 75% Discount classes

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Creative Technique, Modern 1& 2
In these fun, lively classes, students are introduced to the fundamentals of modern dance technique through creative lessons using storytelling, song, props, games and lots of structured dance improvisation. Students explore basic skills and dance concepts (such as level, pathway, direction and rhythm) while developing social skills and refining body awareness and self-expression.

Modern 3 
Level 3 more thoroughly explores the themes introduced in earlier levels while integrating more choreographed movement material, expanding the student’s capacity for physical memorization. Through detailed warm ups, floorwork, set phrase material and improvisation, students increase body awareness while building confidence, strength and flexibility. 

Modern 4
Modern 4 is a mixed level class open to intermediate dancers and those with minimal dance training. Through floorwork, standing warm-up exercises and partner weight sharing explorations, students practice creating strong, supportive muscular engagement and prepare themselves for safe, aligned dancing. Class includes improvised movement scores, introduction to inversions and lots of choreographed movement phrases focusing primarily on development of timing, rhythm, weight and momentum. 

Modern 5
This class follows many of the same themes as Modern 4, though with a more advanced and nuanced approach to the technique. Students explore more complex movement material, and delve more deeply into refining performance skills and developing precise articulation within phrase work and improvisational scores. This class is most suited for those comfortable with the basics of modern dance technique. 

Ballet 1, 2 & 3 
Basic classical ballet warm-ups are explored with sensitivity to the students’ individual anatomy and capabilities. Emphasis is placed on developing strength and coordination while nurturing a love of dance. Class also explores dance-based games to develop self-confidence and learn how to work in a group. 

Ballet 4 - 7 
These classes are designed to emphasize a physical understanding of the source of ballet technique. Through level appropriate barre exercises students are encouraged to recognize their individual anatomy and learn how to practice ballet in a secure and effective way, placing a strong emphasis on épaulement (upper body) working in harmony with the rest of the body. Center exercises further develop an awareness of technique using accessible combinations that are designed to escalate in complexity, giving the dancer the substantial benefit of a classical ballet class.

TEEN COMPANY

Rehearsals: Saturdays, 1:45pm-3:45pm 

Audition only, ages 10+ 

The EVDP Teen Company is a pre-professional audition-based performance troupe. Now entering its tenth year, the company offers a platform for area teens to perform original, student generated choreography as well as repertory from talented guest choreographers. Through weekly rehearsals and regular performance opportunities at a wide range of venues throughout New York and beyond, company members develop skills of collaboration, refine their performance technique, and experience the joys and rigors of working closely with other creative and gifted dance artists.    

More info here