HAYWARD DANCE EXPERIENCE

Hayward Dance Experience

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Our philosophy is all about learning to love and appreciate all forms of dance while having fun & building community! 
We want to share our passion for dance by giving students of all ages the opportunity to explore and learn
movement and expression with their bodies! 

COME DANCE WITH US!!

"Life is better when you dance!" 

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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS


FIRST STEPS
Itty Bittys & Creative Movers
(Age 3 - Pre K)
Allows dancers to explore movement in a fun and respect-filled environment. Dancers work on social skills as well as physical skills such as gross motor skills, coordination and control.

DANCE BASICS LEVEL 1
Ballet & Jazz Basics
(Kindergarten)
Dance Basics Level 1 Classes are 30 minutes in length focusing the fundamentals of Ballet & Jazz styles of dance which lays the foundation for all other forms of dance learning. Both Jazz & Ballet Shoes are needed for this class. Placement in a Dance Basics class is determined by the instructors according to age, then skill level.

DANCE BASICS LEVEL 2 
Ballet & Jazz Basics
(Grades 1-2+)
Dance Basics Level 2 Classes are 45 minutes. Each year students progress in skill development, musicality, creativity and terminology. Dancers begin to develop even more gross and finite motor skills associated with movement and dance and learn new methods for improvisation and creativity. Both Jazz and Ballet shoes are needed for this class. Placement in a Dance Basics class is determined by the instructors according to age, then skill level. 

COMBO LEVEL 1 & 2
Combo Classes That Include : Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern &/or Hip Hop
(Grades 3+)
Combo Level 1 and 2 Classes are 60 minutes in length. Students are able to select from certain styles of dance and may even sign up for more than one section. Focus continues to be placed on the Fundamentals of Jazz & Ballet but at this stage students are introduced to a broader array of dance styles allowing for deeper appreciation of expression and growth as movers! Placement in the Combo Level 1 or 2 class is determined by the instructors according to age, skill level and needs of the student in order to be successful.

COMBO LEVEL 3
Combo Classes That Include : Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, &/or Hip Hop
(Grades 6+)
L3 Combo Classes are 60 minutes each designed for students who have graduated out of the Level 1 and 2 Combo Classes.
Now that the fundamentals of dance and movement are in place, dancers are guided to work on more complex concepts of their dance training. Correct body placement, proper technique & increased development of skills are given greater importance. Students should expect to see more difficult combinations and movements at this level with challenging choreography. Students are able to select from certain styles of dance and may even sign up for more than one section. Placement in the Combo Level 3 classes is determined by the instructors according to skill level, age, years of dance training, along with other considerations for the student in order for them to be successful in the class.

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LEVEL 4  :  Ballet / Pre-Pointe Class
(Grades 6+)
"Bomb Bellas/Boys"
*By Application/Invitation Only*
Students who wish to participate in the L4 Ballet/Pre-Pointe class must fill out an application to be considered for a position in the class. Instructors evaluate the dancer's skill & ability levels, their behavior in class, listening skills, maturity levels, respect for others (dancers & instructors), how well they work together as a team, their attendance, etc to determine if they will be invited to join the class. Dancers at this level are held to a higher standard of work ethic and commitment. They are required to be in 6th grade or higher, enrolled in at least one Level 3 Combo class per week, attend Technique class, maintain a good attendance record and complete community volunteer hours in order to be part of the class. 

LEVEL 4  : All Styles Dance Class
(Grades 6+)
"Show Stoppers" 
*By Application/Invitation Only*
Students who wish to participate in the L4 All Styles class must fill out an application to be considered for a position in the class. Instructors evaluate the dancer's skill & ability levels, their behavior in class, listening skills, maturity levels, respect for others (dancers & instructors), how well they work together as a team, their attendance, etc to determine if they will be invited to join the class. Dancers at this level are held to a higher standard of work ethic and commitment. They are required to be in 6th grade or higher, enrolled in at least one Level 3 Combo class per week, attend Technique class, maintain a good attendance record and complete community volunteer hours in order to be part of the class.  

TECHNIQUE
(Grades 6+)
*Required for all Bomb Bellas/Boys & Show Stoppers*
Technique allows students to improve the strength & depth of their dance skills and knowledge of their bodies. A once weekly technique class in addition to a student's regular combo class helps students improve turns, leaps, upper & lower body coordination, understanding of complex combinations & movement patterns and confidence in their bodies & abilities. 

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ADULT DANCE
All Styles
(Ages 18+)
Our adult dance classes are 6-8 weeks in length and require no formal dance training, they are open to all skill levels and ages! Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Ballroom & More! To Find out More on how to enroll for Adult Dance Classes, contact us! 




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