2017-2018 Dance & Movement Program

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2017-2018 Dance & Movement Program

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Fall Program begins September 5th, 2017, Spring Program begins January 15th, 2018

Moving Arts Studio is proud to include the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 9 level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. The ABT® National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels. Pre-Primary through Level 3 will be taught by ABT® Certified Teachers, Alyce Finwall and Katie Meyers, who have successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. We also offer Contemporary, Acrobatics, Drama and Repertory classes.

Evaluations

Every student in Ballet I and above receives two written evaluations per year. The evaluations will include information on the student’s technical development and attendance. At the end of the year, we have formal evaluations based on the American Ballet Theatre guidelines.

* Please let us know if you have any questions about placement for your child.

Promotion and Payment Options

We accept payment online through the enrollment process here, and can also take payment by phone, or at the studio by cash or check. Monthly payment plans can also be arranged by contacting us at info@movingartsstudiosf.com or by calling 415-408-5500.

If you have a promotion code, you'll have the chance to enter it during checkout to have the discount applied. If you have seen a recent promotion and it's expired or shows no longer available, feel free to contact us, provide the code, and we may still be able to honor it depending on recency of the promotion and remaining availability.

*Please contact us if a class is full and you would like to be placed on the waitlist. We sometimes have spaces open up, and will do everything we can to enroll your child in your desired program times.


Fall Program: September 4 - December 16, 2017

Spring Program: January 15 - May 12, 2018

Pre Primary Ballet A: Fridays 3:15 - 4:00pm, or Saturdays 9:15 - 10:00am

Pre Primary Ballet B: Wednesdays 3:15-4:00pm, or Saturdays 12:00-12:45pm

Primary Ballet A: Fridays 4:00 - 5:00pm, or Saturdays 10:00 - 11:00am

Primary Ballet B: Saturdays 11:00 - 12:00pm

Ballet I: Mondays 5:00 - 6:00pm, Tuesdays 3:30 - 4:30pm and/or Thursdays 3:30 - 4:30pm (two days a week encouraged for this class)

Ballet II: Tuesdays 4:30 - 5:30pm and Thursdays 4:30 - 5:30pm (two days a week required)

Ballet III: Tuesdays 5:30 - 6:45pm and Thursdays 5:30 - 6:45pm (two days a week required)

Pointe: Thursdays 6:45-7:30pm (required for Ballet III)

Contemporary: Mondays 4:00-5:00pm (ages 8-12), or Wednesdays 5:00 - 6:00pm (teen class, ages 13 and up)

Repertory: TBA (placement required)

Acrobatics: Saturdays 12:45 - 1:45pm

Drama for Kids: Wednesdays 4:00 - 5:00pm

Private Lessons: Please call or email to schedule half hour or full hour private lesson ($40 per half hour)



Pre-Primary Ballet A - For ages 3-4, Pre-Primary Ballet is designed to gently introduce our youngest students to a structured and safe classroom environment, while instilling the physical and emotional confidence to explore and create.  Classes are narrative in nature as students are led through a series of movement stories and ballet based activities that appeal to both girls and boys.  Social skills are also developed through collaborative and cooperative games. Girls wear white leotard and white skirt with pink tights and ballet slippers. Boys wear black tights or shorts with white t-shirt and ballet slippers.

* Two class times to choose from, Fridays, 3:15 - 4:00pm, or Saturdays, 9:15 - 10:00am, $330


Pre Primary Ballet B - For ages 4-5, this class is for students who have taken Pre Primary Ballet A, or are ready to move at a faster pace. Girls wear white leotard and white skirt with pink tights and ballet slippers. Boys wear black tights or shorts with white t-shirt and ballet slippers.

* Two class times to choose from, Wednesdays 3:15-4:00pm, or Saturdays 12:00-12:45pm, $330


Primary Ballet A - For ages 5-7, Primary Ballet is a prelude to formal ballet instruction and introduces children to music and movement through a structured progression that emphasized creativity and group interaction. The Primary Ballet syllabus is introduced at a time when fine and gross motor skills are becoming more refined. By introducing students to the basic shapes, positions, postures and traditions of classical ballet, the Primary Ballet curriculum enhances both cognitive and physical development. Girls wear light pink leotard and light pink skirt with pink tights and ballet slippers. Boys wear black tights or shorts with white t-shirt and ballet slippers.

* Two class times to choose from, Fridays 4:00 - 5:00pm or Saturdays, 10:00 - 11:00am, $330


Primary Ballet B - For ages 5-7, this class is for students with prior ballet, or who have completed Primary Ballet A. Girls wear light pink leotard and light pink skirt with pink tights and ballet slippers. Boys wear black tights or shorts with white t-shirt and ballet slippers.

* Saturdays, 11:00 - 12:00pm, $330


Ballet I - The goal of Ballet I is to impart the fundamentals of classical ballet. Class will focus on basic ballet techniques, proper body alignment, ballet terminology and musicality. Students will be introduced to elementary barre and center work. Girls wear light blue leotard with pink tights and ballet slippers. Boys wear black tights or shorts with white t-shirt and ballet slippers.

* Mondays 5:00 - 6:00pm, Tuesdays 3:30 - 4:30pm and/or Thursdays 3:30 - 4:30pm (two days a week encouraged for this class), $330 or $660


Ballet II - Students are invited to Ballet II after they have demonstrated full understanding of the previous level. The class will focus on positions of the arms, direction of the body and increased movement vocabulary. Girls wear lavender leotard with pink tights and ballet slippers. Boys wear black tights or shorts with white t-shirt and ballet slippers.

* This class meets twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30 - 5:30pm, $660


Ballet III - Attention is paid to the proper extension of the legs and shape of the feet, developing movement sequences, port de bras and balance. Students will see an increased difficulty in barre and center work. Students begin focus on repetition and retention. A half hour beginning pointe class is required for all girls in this level and is included in the price of the class. Girls wear dark pink leotard with pink tights and ballet slippers. Boys wear black tights or shorts with white t-shirt and ballet slippers.

* This class meets twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-6:45pm, $760 (included in this class is a one hour pointe class, Thursdays, 6:45-7:30pm)


Contemporary - This class incorporates ballet and modern dance techniques, athletic movement and full use of the body, This fun class utilizes floor work, improvisation, partnering, as well as alignment, gesture and artistry through movement. Monday class for ages 8-12, Wednesday class is for teens, 13 and up).

* Two class times to choose from, Mondays 4:00-5:00pm, or Wednesdays 5:00 - 6:00pm, $330


Acrobatics - For ages 5-11, this acrobatics class includes tumbling, calisthenics, stretching and strengthening.

* Saturdays, 12:45 - 1:45pm, $330


Drama Class for Kids - For ages 4 - 12. Learn to be compassionate, collaborative and creative on stage and in life! Theater gives kids tools that help them build skills involving "The Seven C's": confidence, charisma, compassion, character, collaboration, connection to themselves, each other and the world around them. And most of all to be creative and empower them to express the unique stories and talents in their hearts.

* Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:00pm, $330


Repertory - This class is for Ballet I, Ballet II and Ballet III students. In this class, we will work on two choreographic pieces in both ballet and contemporary styles which will be performed at the end of the spring session.

* By invitation, class times TBD, $200


Refund Policy:

Before one month prior to the first class: Parents receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee per session cancelled.

One month before the first class: Parents receive a refund minus a cancellation fee of $95 per session.

After the first class: No refunds

*Open Enrollment is offered through the first month of each semester (September and January) or until classes fill up. Tuition is due by the student's second class, and may be paid online through the website, by phone, or at the studio by check or credit/debit card. We allow a free trial class prior to enrolling when space permits, but cannot guarantee spots until payment and close enrollment at capacity.