Intro to Dance
KICKSTART YOUR JOURNEY TO BECOMING A STRONGER DANCER.
In a nutshell, each class in this 4-week course focuses on what you need to know to prepare you for any choreography class, regardless of style.
WHAT TO EXPECT
This course is for absolute beginners new to dance, or an experienced dancer seeking a stronger foundation. In just 4 lessons, you’ll learn common terminology, practice many universal steps, how to count and feel the music, how to remember and perform choreography, and learn the physics of turning and jumps. With this new skillset, you’ll be able to take on choreography in any style with more confidence! This course is offered via Group Sessions or Private Lessons.
Here’s a quick overview of what to expect over the 4 sessions:
Lesson 1: Counting, Isolations, and Body Awareness
To kick off this course, we’ll take you through the basics of feeling and counting music. We’ll then help hone your body awareness and control with a deep dive into the foundations of movement. We’ll work through the different parts of the body from head to toe to help you practice moving each one independently.
Lesson 2: Universal Steps & Freestyle
Pas de bourrée? Jazz Squares? Pliés? Learn universal steps that appear in almost ALL dance choreography – regardless of genre.
Lesson 3: Turns, Jumps, & Floorwork
The physics of turns and jumps almost always confuse new dancers. Learn the basics of some common jumps and turns so you can execute them safely, properly, and with confidence!
Lesson 4: Dynamics, Intention, & Storytelling
We’ll dive deep into Dynamics and Intention, exploring the full range of different ways you can execute your movements. You will learn how to modify your movement using Dynamics while adding Intention to elevate your performance quality and power the emotional story you are communicating through your dancing. We’ll show you how to use body language, facial expressions, and dynamics to embody any intention within a choreography.
$99 (4x 1.5 hour group lessons)
Sunday 11 AM – 12:30 PM
April 25 – May 16
Sundays 6 PM – 7:30 PM
May 16 – June 13 (with May 23 off)
Sundays 10:30 AM – 12 PM
May 30 – June 20
Mondays 8:15 – 9:45 PM
May 31 – June 21
$320 (4x 1 hour lessons)
Can’t make it to our group sessions? Learn the Intro to Dance course content via private lessons, scheduled on your time and at your own pace.
Perfect if you want to accelerate your learning or get 1-on-1 (or 2-on-1) guidance.