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Academy Classes

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All level placements are subject to approval by Artistic Director

We offer every potential new student a free trial class! Come give us a try risk free and experience our high quality training in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere.

 

Or call (615) 364-1056 or email us at grandrapidsdance@gmail.com to schedule your free trial class.

Intro to Academy

Technique:

Wednesday 5:00 - 6:00pm

Friday 5:00 - 6:00pm

Ideal for beginner students age 6+

Classes emphasize strength and flexibility, increased physicality, more complex movement patterns and a more expansive vocabulary. Students develop a stronger grasp of the syllabus and the ability to execute its principles.

*Full Year Tuition: $950.00 + $25 Registration Fee

Academy Level A 

Technique:

Wednesday 5:00 - 6:30pm

Friday 6:00 - 7:30pm

Saturday 1:00 - 2:15pm

Pre-Pointe / Pointe:

Wednesday 6:30 - 7:00pm

Contemporary:

Saturday 12:15 - 1:00pm

Ideal for ages 8-10

Proper alignment through the pelvis and spine are fundamental elements of class. Students also focus on strengthening feet and ankles in preparation for pointe work. We believe in a nurturing approach to helping students reach their full potential.

*Full Year Tuition: $1,700.00 + $25 Registration Fee

Academy Level B

Technique:

Monday 6:00 - 7:30pm

Tuesday 4:45 - 6:15pm

Thursday 4:45 - 6:15pm

Saturday 11:30 - 1:00pm

Pre-Pointe / Pointe:

Tuesday 6:15 - 7:00pm

Thursday 6:15 - 7:00pm

Contemporary:

Monday 5:15 - 6:00pm

Saturday 1:00 - 2:00pm

Ideal for ages 10-14

Students will develop more complex patterning, bigger movement and skill in dynamics. At this level we emphasize refinement of each student's technique as well as helping them emerge as young artists. Students will also learn proper foundational pointe technique. These skills will be crucial to their pointe work as their training progresses.

*Full Year Tuition: $2,225.00 + $25 Registration Fee

Academy Level C

Technique: 

Monday 6:00 - 7:30pm

Tuesday 5:30 - 7:15pm

Wednesday 6:00 - 7:45pm

Thursday 6:00 - 7:30pm

Saturday 11:30 - 1:00pm

Pointe: 

Monday 7:30 - 8:30pm

Thursday 7:45 - 8:45pm

Variations:

Wednesday 7:45 - 8:45pm

Repertoire:

Tuesday 7:15 - 8:15pm

Conditioning:

Tuesday 5:00 - 5:30pm

Contemporary: 

Tuesday 8:15 - 9:15pm

Saturday 1:00 - 2:00pm

Ideal for advanced students age 13+ with intermediate to advanced pointe experience 

All students will have technique, pointe, variations, repertoire, conditioning and contemporary classes. Students will develop more complex patterning, bigger movement and skill in dynamics. Focus will be placed on developing artistry, strength-building, stamina, speed and dynamics. As the level of difficulty increases, so does the passion for the pursuit for excellence. At this level the curriculum is tailored to prepare students for a professional dance career or entry into a college dance program.

*Full Year Tuition: $3,145.00 + $25 Registration Fee

* - Monthly payment plans are available. A discount of 5% is available if students are registered by August 31. Please read and refer to all tuition refund policies available upon registration. 

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