2018 Summer Dance Program at HDC

J U N E | session one:

+Tiny Tots

Hiphop & Tumble (ages 3-5): This introductory 3-week session combines the fundamentals of basic muscle control with the latest hiphop moves!  Students will be introduced to choreography and learn how to direct power and isolation to different parts of the body, as well as learn how to channel the attitude of the (age appropriate) music.  They will increase in coordination, rhythm, and flexibility.  Students will also work on basic tumbling progressions: forward rolls, backward rolls, handstands, handstand drills, cartwheels, and round-offs.  

·      Tuesdays (June 5th, 12th, 19th)

·      4:30-5:30pm

·      $60 for all 3 classes

Ballet & Lyrical (ages 4-7): This introductory 4-class session builds on the foundation of ballet with fun lyrical movement.  Students will learn how to move their body fluidly and express emotion through movement. Students will work on combining this movement with ballet technique; and will be introduced to pirouettes, leaps, and extensions. 

·      Mondays & Wednesdays (June 4th, 6th, 11th, 13th)

·      5:15-6:15pm 

·      $70 for all 4 classes // (additional $5 off for each additional student that you refer or bring to camp!)

+Hip-hop Classes

LEVEL I -- Beginner/Teenie & Mini (ages 6-10): This introductory 3-class session combines the fundamentals of basic muscle control with the latest hiphop moves!  Students will be introduced to choreography and learn how to direct power and isolation to different parts of the body, as well as learn how to channel the attitude of the (age appropriate) music.  They will increase in coordination, rhythm, and flexibility.  

·      Tuesdays (June 5th, June 12th& June 19th)

·      5:45-6:30

·      $50 for all 3 classes

LEVEL II -- Intermediate/Junior Level (ages 11 & up): This 3-class intensive will challenge your young dancer and take their skills to the next level!  Students will learn exciting new across the floor exercises and center-floor combinations.  Dancers will increase in coordination, rhythm, and flexibility.  

·      Tuesdays (June 5th, June 12th& June 19th)

·      5:00-5:45pm

·      $50 for all 3 classes

Tumbling Classes - These classes are the perfect add-on to our Hiphop intensives! Students will work on basic tumbling progressions: forward rolls, backward rolls, handstands, handstand drills, cartwheels, and round-offs.  For students who are advancing quickly, they will begin to focus on more challenging tumbling skills such as back walkovers and multiple cartwheels.  We will focus a great deal on flexibility and gain a deeper understanding of the role flexibility plays in dance and acrobatics.  *COMBINE A HIPHOP AND TUMBLING CLASS AND RECEIVE $20.00 OFF!

LEVEL I -- Beginner & Mini (ages 6-11)

·      Tuesdays (June 5th, June 12th& June 19th)

·      5:00-5:45pm

·      $50 for all 3 classes

+Jazz & Lyrical Intermediate I & II (ages 10-15): This 3-class session builds on students’ experience and technique by introducing expressive lyrical movement and exciting jazz skills!  Classes will cover technique across the floor and in the center.  Students will learn fun and challenging combinations in both styles!

·      Tuesdays (June 5th, June 12th & June 19th)

·      5:45-7:15

·      $70 for all 3 classesn |*RECOMMENDED for current pre-company & intermediate dancers looking to advance to the next level in their jazz & lyrical ability

+ *FIERCE FRIDAYS I* Technique & Conditioning Intensive (ages 7-10): The goal of this 1.5-hour intensive is to introduce more advanced skills to the young dancer who is showing discipline in class and the desire to learn on a more challenging level.  Students will learn how to complete turn sequences and leaps across the floor using a blend of ballet and jazz technique.  Students will be challenged in their control and balance as they work on center floor combinations.  Additionally, classes will focus on musicality, technical vocabulary, and performance skills.  *Recommended for students preparing to audition for our competitive company

·       Fridays (June 1st, 8th, 15th)

·       5:00-6:30pm

·       NEW STUDENTS: $80 for all 3 weeks

·      DISCOUNTED FOR COMPANY STUDENTS: $30 for all 3 weeks |*REQUIRED for current company students attending Nationals

+ *FIERCE FRIDAYS II* Technique & Conditioning Intensive (ages 11-13): The goal of this 1.5-hour intensive is to introduce more advanced skills to the junior and preteen aged dancer using a blend of modern, jazz, and ballet technique.  Students will take their technique to the next level as they learn how to complete challenging turn sequences and exciting leaps across the floor.  Students will be will be challenged in their control, strength, body placement, and balance as they work on center floor combinations.  Additionally, classes will focus on musicality, technical vocabulary, artistry, and performance skills.  *Recommended for students preparing to audition for our competitive company

·       Fridays (June 1st, 8th, 15th)

·       5:00-6:30pm

·       NEW STUDENTS: $80 for all 3 weeks

·      DISCOUNTED FOR COMPANY STUDENTS: $30 for all 3 weeks | *REQUIRED for current company students attending Nationals

+ *FIERCE FRIDAYS III* AdvancedTechnique & Conditioning Intensive (ages 13-18): Students will be trained in stretching, warm-ups, across the floor combinations, and center-floor choreography all on an advanced level. This intensive will focus on control, core strength, placement, and muscle awareness.  Classes will emphasize strong technique, musicality, technical vocabulary, artistry, and performance skills.  Dancers will be pushed to take their personal style to the next level and gain a deeper understanding of who they are as artists and performers.  *Recommended for students preparing to audition for our competitive company

·       Fridays (June 1st, 8th, 15th)

·       6:30-8:00pm

·       NEW STUDENTS: $80 for all 3 weeks

·      DISCOUNTED FOR COMPANY STUDENTS: $30 for all 3 weeks | *REQUIRED for current company students attending Nationals

+  Ballet Intensives | ages 7-18: This intensive begins with the foundations of dance: classical ballet! Students will complete intensive barre work, across the floor exercises, and both allegro and adagio combinations center floor.  Students will gain a deeper understanding of ballet technique and how to use it more effectively.  They will increase in strength, purity of line, musicality, self-confidence, and focus.  This intensive is perfect for new students who wish to be a part of our competitive company in the Fall!  

Minis & Juniors (ages 7-13) // $100.00

·      Monday, June 18th– 10:00am–1:00pm | *Arrival time 9:45am

·       Wednesday, June 20th– 10:00-1:00pm | *Arrival time 9:45am

Teens & Seniors (ages 13-18) // $125

·      Tuesday, June 19th 1:30-4:30pm | *Arrival time 1:15pm

·      Wednesday, June 20th– 1:30-4:30pm | *Arrival time 1:15pm

·      Thursday, June 21st-1:30-4:30pm | *Arrival time 1:15pm

*Required for current Company students as it is part of our prep week for Nationals // Company students will receive this intensive at a discount - $70 for Minis/Juniors & $85 for Teens/Srs

**Ballet intensive is optional for mini company dancers who just participate in hiphop, but recommended for pre-company students and those looking to advance next season

 J U L Y | session two:

+ *FIERCE FRIDAYS II*  Technique & Conditioning Intensive (ages 8-13 - advancing minis + juniors & preteens): The goal of this 1.5-hour intensive is to introduce more advanced skills to the junior and preteen aged dancer using a blend of modern, jazz, and ballet technique.  Students will take their technique to the next level as they learn how to complete challenging turn sequences and exciting leaps across the floor.  Students will be will be challenged in their control, strength, body placement, and balance as they work on center floor combinations.  Additionally, classes will focus on musicality, technical vocabulary, artistry, and performance skills.  *Recommended for students preparing to audition for our competitive company

·   Fridays (July 13th, 20th, 27th)

·  5:00-6:30pm

·   $80 for all 3 weeks

+ *FIERCE FRIDAYS III* AdvancedTechnique & Conditioning Intensive (ages 13-18 - teens & seniors): Students will be trained in stretching, warm-ups, across the floor combinations, and center-floor choreography all on an advanced level.  This intensive will focus on control, core strength, placement, and muscle awareness.  Classes will emphasize strong technique, musicality, technical vocabulary, artistry, and performance skills.  Dancers will be pushed to take their personal style to the next level and gain a deeper understanding of who they are as artists and performers.  This intensive is required for current competition students, and is recommended for those dancers who wish to be a part of the competition company in the fall.  *Recommended for students preparing to audition for our competitive company

·   Fridays (July 13th, 20th, 27th)

·   6:30-8:00pm

·    $80 for all 3 weeks 

+ Teenie Company *LOVEDANCE* Camp (ages 4-7 - pre-school through second grade): Think of this as ‘Dance Bootcamp’ for our TEENIE age group!  This session is for any young dancer who has had at least one year of dance experience with an interest in being challenged further and showing a desire for performance & competitive opportunities during the 2018-19 dance season! We will cover different genres (jazz, lyrical, tap, hiphop, acro, musical theatre) and introduce many technical skills including advanced flexibility, leg extensions, leaps, turns, other fun tricks, and body movement.  Students will grow in balance, muscle awareness, style, flexibility, strength, and MOST importantly love of dance!.  

·   July 9th- 11th (Monday-Wednesday)

·  9:30-12:30pm 

·   $115 / EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: $95 for all 3 days if registered by May 31st/ $40 nonrefundable deposit holds your spot, payment due in full by first day of camp 

+Leaps & Turns CLINIC (advanced & intermediate dancers ages 9-18): This camp is for dancers with previous years of dance training who would like to improve and work on their technical skills. Get ready for some tricks!  Over the course of three days, we will focus strictly on technique with a main focus on pirouettes, leg turns, and exciting leaps. At the end of the clinic, dancers should have a better understanding of body placement, leg lines and should begin to master more advanced tricks with proper technique.*DANCERS WILL LEARN FROM SPECIAL GUEST INSTRUCTOR BRIAN MASON as well as other very special guests! 

July 9th-11th (Monday-Wednesday)

·2:00-5:30pm

·  $140 / EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: $115 for all 3 days if registered by May 31st/ $50 nonrefundable deposit holds your spot, payment due in full by first day of camp 

·  Dancers will be divided into groups based on age & ability for the best possible learning environment

+MOANA Luau & Dance Camp (beginners ages 3-6): Get ready to sail away to the exotic isle of Motunui, home of our favorite Polynesian Princess – MOANA!  This fun and exciting dance camp is designed to spark creativity in our young and beginner dancers!  We will introduce lyrical and jazz dance using the theme and inspiration behind the ‘Moana movie.  Dancers will be presented with beginner stretches, leaps, ballet placement, choreography, improvisation, as well as creative & innovative movement. They will participate in island themed crafts, water-play, & fun activities outside – including beach picnics & popsicle treats.  

·  July 23th, 25th, 27th (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) 

· 9:30-12:30pm 

·  $120 / EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: $105 for all 3 days if registered by June 15th / $50 nonrefundable deposit holds your spot, payment due in full by first day of camp 

·  Please bring: a beach towel, light snack, ballet shoes (if you have them).  Wear comfy clothes that you can move in!  Don’t forget your sunscreen J// Please make sure to let the HDC staff know if your child has any dietary restrictions

 +BOOTCAMP Prep- Course (dancers ages 9-17): This course is for pre-company and/or intermediate dancers who would like to receive more personal, one-on-one time covering the technical skills that instructors may ask students to perform during our Bootcamp & Company Audition week.  This is a great opportunity to break down skills that you have been struggling with or skills that you would like to learn but have not had the opportunity. In addition to breaking down advanced skills, we will also work on students’ movement and style.  We will break down how to transition effectively and activate the proper muscles for various movements.  Instructors will share their tips on how to pick up choreography faster, make corrections, and succeed in the dance class-room.  

·   23th-25th (Monday-Wednesday) 

·   2:00-5:30pm 

·      $140 / EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: $115 for all 3 days if registered by June 15th / $50 nonrefundable deposit holds your spot, payment due in full by first day of camp

+ACRO & TUMBLE Clinic (advanced & intermediate dancers ages 7-15): This clinic is for dancers with previous years of dance & acro training who would like to improve on their ability to execute the technical skills needed for acrobatic dance. We will focus on back and shoulder flexibility, as well as core and upper body strength and balance.  Muscles will be challenged with repetitive drills and students will gain the confidence to execute impressive tricks. Focus includes: Contortion, Tumbling, Conditioning, Deep Fexibility, & Balance/Strength.  Students will also be introduced to partnering work & acro stunts. SPECIAL GUEST: Brooklyn Williamson

·   Aug. 1st-3rd  (Wednesday-Friday)

·   2:00-5:30pm 

·   $140 / EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: $115 for all 3 days if registered by June 15th / $50 nonrefundable deposit holds your spot, payment due in full by first day of camp 

·   Students will be divided into groups based on acro skill level – intermediate to advanced.

A U G U S T | session three:

 HDC dance-til-you-drop BOOTCAMP | experienced, ages 7 and up: Students will have the opportunity to take from MORE outside instructors, guest teachers, and celebrity dancers/choreographers this year!  Their skills will be taken to the absolute NEXT level!  They will learn a TON and have so much fun while they are at it.  Students will be challenged and introduced to brand new aspects of dance, and they will be exposed to many different teaching styles. They will be trained in musicality, dance vocabulary, artistry, performance skills, and more.  Their love of dance will certainly grow, and new passions will be discovered!  

•     August 13th-16th| Monday - Thursday

•     Styles/disciplines/topics covered: jazz, contemporary, hiphop, lyrical, ballet, musical theatre, tap, acting, improvisation, yoga, conditioning, nutrition for dancers, and much more.

This year we will have TWO separate time options based on age & level!

o  MORNING: Ages 7-15 |  8:45am-2:00pm

ADVANCED Mini/Petite & Junior age dancers (ages 7-12)

INTERMEDIATE Pre-Company dancers & students new to competition (ages 10-15) 

o  AFTERNOON: Ages 12-18 | 2:00pm-7:15pm

ADVANCED: Pre-Teens, Teens, Seniors 

$330 for all 4 days / EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: $299 for all 4 days if registered by June 15th - $65 nonrefundable deposit holds your spot, payment due in full by first day of camp (tuition includes T-shirt!)

•     Confirmed Guest Instructors: Lonni Olson, Allen Cooper, Kanon Sapp, Sarah Hayes Harkins, Juwan Alston, James Schuller, and more exciting faculty to be confirmed in coming weeks!

•    The age guidelines given outline our standard for dividing students into levels and classes.  Regardless of age, students may be asked by instructors to move to a level more appropriate to their ability throughout the week. 

BOotcamp is REQUIRED for prospective competition students as it serves as

their audition for the 2018-2019 dance season