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Electives

The following courses can be taken as a single course or can be added on as an elective for students registered in ballet, modern and tap classes. Courses require a year-long commitment. Please note that ages are approximate guidelines.

This class establishes a strong dance foundation for young male students and parallels the course of the Ballet 1 curriculum, but in an encouraging boys-only environment. Boys’ Dance meets twice per week for 90-minutes. The class also combines with Ballet I for a weekly 45-minute stretch time/and or rehearsal for semester-end performances. 

Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Seth Belliston 7yr - 8yr 11mo 08/29 - 05/31 Tu, Fr 04:00 pm - 05:25 pm $2500.00
Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Kelly Ann Sloan 6yr - 8yr 11mo 08/30 - 05/30 Fr 06:00 pm - 06:55 pm $550.00

This technique course explores the core elements of Hip Hop dance practice. Students will learn the internalization of the groove, rock and bounce and how it’s integrated within Hip Hop dance vocabulary from old school party dances to social media trends.

Before progressing towards choreography, students will gain an understanding for Hip Hop dance anatomically, rhythmically, historically and culturally. Through this, students will increase their ability to freestyle and develop their own individual voice, thus giving them foundational access to the Hip Hop community at large.

Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Ernest Felton Baker II 8yr - 11yr 11mo 08/31 - 05/31 Sa 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm $550.00

This technique course explores the core elements of Hip Hop/Street dance styles including Party Dances, Popping, Locking, and House. Students will learn the internalization of the groove, rock and bounce and how it’s integrated within each of the Hip Hop/Street dance styles.

Before progressing towards choreography, students will gain an understanding for Hip Hop/Street dance styles anatomically, rhythmically, historically and culturally. Through this, students will increase their ability to freestyle and develop their own individual voice, thus giving them foundational access to the Hip Hop/Street dance community at large.

Prerequisite: Must be proficient in foundational bounces, rocks, grooves, as well as familiarity in Hip Hop Dance vocabulary.

Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Ernest Felton Baker II 11yr - 18yr 11mo 09/01 - 06/01 Sa 01:00 pm - 01:55 pm $550.00

This course will explore the historical narratives within Hip Hop/Street dance and their enduring impact on American society. In turn students will connect to their own personal narratives and parallel movement vernacular through freestyle and choreography one. 

Iconic storytelling narratives within Hip Hop/Street dance will be referenced from dance documentaries, dance films, music videos, and musicals before students are prompted to write, discuss, freestyle, choreograph, and critically engage in each other’s personal narrative. In result, students will develop a more experimental and stylistic movement practice.

Prerequisite: Must be proficient in foundational bounces, rocks, grooves, as well as familiarity in Hip Hop/Street Dance vocabulary and freestyling.

Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Ernest Felton Baker II 11yr - 18yr 11mo 08/31 - 05/31 Sa 11:00 am - 11:55 pm $550.00

This class is designed for young students who want to deepen their dance skills for Musical Theatre, Ballet, Modern and Tap dance. Luigi, Horton and ballet techniques are used to provide strength and develop strong alignment and versatility of movement. Each week a set warm up leads to across the floor and combination. This class meets once weekly. 

Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Denise Scheerer 9yr - 13yr 11mo 09/01 - 06/01 Su 10:00 am - 11:25 am $700.00

This once weekly class is designed to give dancers who want to deepen their tap study or increase their versatility in dance. It is essential for serious Musical Theatre students who need tap training to be competitive and gives those who love to tap a weekly class. Basic Technique, terminology and music skills are practiced weekly. All levels are welcome in this class. 

Instructor Ages Dates Days Times Fees
Denise Scheerer 13yr - 18yr 11mo 09/01 - 06/01 Sa 05:00 pm - 05:55 pm $550.00

For questions about adult dance classes, please email dance@colburnschool.edu