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Ambo Academy Program

Current Session:
Fall
September 19 - November 18, 2022

The Academy Program is an enrollment-based class program designed to give you a diverse and supportive dance education. We emphasize the whole dancer: physical training and health, historical and/or contextual knowledge, and mental health and well-being. When you sign up, you are provided with a free consultation to develop a personalized dance plan to help you meet your goals, desires, and needs!

The Academy Program was created for Professional and Pre-Professional track dancers. As such, most classes are at an Intermediate to Advanced level, though we do offer some classes that are Open level or Beginner! We are happy to add more Beginner and Open level classes as signups allow!

We schedule all classes to YOUR availability!

Take the survey below by Sunday, September 4th if you wish to join us for classes!

2022 Sessions

Spring:  January 10 - May 24

Summer:  June 20 - July 29

Fall:  September 19 - November 18

2023 Sessions

Spring: January 16 - May 26

Summer: TBA

Fall: TBA

Monday Classes

PLEASE NOTE: The below schedule is from our Summer 2022 session. The class schedule will be updated on Monday, September 5th for the Fall session!

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Acro and Floor Work

5-6pm

Amberly M. Simpson

Acro and Floor Work is designed to specifically build your strength and acrobatic skills through a Dance lens. This class incorporates movements and skills from gymnastics, contemporary dance, and much more in order help build safe and functional use of flexibility, as well as the strength and control necessary to reduce and prevent injury.

 

For teens and adults.

Bare feet required.

Some prior experience recommended.

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Mixed Dance Forms

6-7pm

Teachers Rotate

This class is designed to give you diverse exposure to dance styles and practices from across the world. Think of it like an ongoing master class series. We'll explore styles such as Irish Step Dance, Indian Dance, Salsa, Swing, Acro Yoga, and more! The possibilities are endless!

For teens and adults.

Jazz shoes recommended.

All experience levels welcome!

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Jazz

7:30-8:30pm

Jose Brooks

Jazz focuses on building your technique, form, posture, and strength at your individual performance level. Class begins with a progression of technical exercises in center and across the floor to build strength and proficiency in jazz vocabulary. Technique is then applied to short choreographies, further placing an emphasis on the development of stage presence, quality of movement, and confidence. 

For teens and adults.

Jazz shoes or Apolla Shocks required.

Some prior experience recommended

Tuesday Classes

PLEASE NOTE: The below schedule is from our Summer 2022 session. The class schedule will be updated on Monday, September 5th for the Fall session!

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Jazz and Tap Foundations

3:30-5pm

Amberly M. Simpson

A beginner level class divided evenly between Jazz and Tap technique. This class develops movement vocabulary and technical foundations within these two techniques, while also intregrating them into complex choreographic combinations.

For teens and adults.

Jazz and Tap Shoes required.

All experience levels welcome!

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Contemporary

5-6:15pm

Heather Moran

A contemporary technique class that blends elements from a variety of styles and techniques. This class focuses on spatial and body awareness, use of body weight, floor work, leaps, turns, efficiency of muscle usage, and safe body alignment to help you discover your unique movement style.

 

For teens and adults.

Bare feet required.

Some prior experience recommended.

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Rhythm Tap

6:30-7:30pm

Joseph R. Brandt

A beginning-intermediate level rhythm tap class focused on lower-body strengthening and flexibility, layering steps to create complex rhythms, musicality, and improvisation techniques.

 

For teens and adults.

Tap shoes required.

Prior experience required.

Wednesday Classes

PLEASE NOTE: The below schedule is from our Summer 2022 session. The class schedule will be updated on Monday, September 5th for the Fall session!

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Pre-Pointe

5-5:45pm

Amberly M. Simpson

While this class is designed to prepare dancers for going en pointe, the strengthen, stability, and alignment work is universally applicable to all dance styles and practices. Exercises in this class focus on the foot and ankle, as well as building an understanding of kinetic chains and pathways through the body.

 

For teens and adults.

Bare feet and Ballet shoes required.

All experience levels welcome!

All equipment provided!

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Ballet

5:45-7pm

Amberly M. Simpson

Follows traditional class structure, starting with work at the barre, moving to center floor, and then moving across the floor. Dancers will work on developing strength, flexibility, proper alignment, and movement pathways within their ballet technique that allow them to refine execution.

For teens and adults.

Ballet shoes, leotard, and tights required.

Some prior experience recommended.

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Jumps and Turns

7:15-8:15pm

Amberly M. Simpson

This class focuses on strengthening and developing dancers' abilities to execute a variety of jumps and turns. It not only includes a wide array of conditioning exercises to help with kinesthetic awareness, strong alignment, and overall physical endurance, but also builds upon diverse use of jumps and turns within choreography so that dancers are able to apply these skills broadly across performance and technique.

 

For teens and adults.

Ballet or Jazz Shoes required.

Must be enrolled in the 5:45pm Ballet class to enroll in this class.

Program Breakdown

In order to make your experience customizable, you can enroll in the full Academy Program, or you can enroll in specific classes in an a la carte fashion!

Full Academy Program:

Regular: Any 5 Classes

Deluxe: 7+ Classes

Please email us at ambodancetheatre@gmail.com with your enrollment desires so that we can give you a quote on classes, including any necessary prorating!

Full Program Pricing!
***prices are for a monthly tuition rate***
A La Carte Class Pricing
In order to make classes accessible to everyone, please contact us about scholarship and work study opportunities!

Contact us to find out more or enroll!