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Ambo Academy Program

Current Session:
Spring
January 10 - May 24, 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 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!

Currently there is only one class level in the Ambo Academy. It is a mixed-level class that is designed to support dancers who have at least minimal prior dance experience. We will be adding a second level for our Summer 2022 session!

2022 Sessions

Spring:  January 10 - May 24

Summer:  June 20 - July 29

Fall:  September 12 - December 16

Monday Classes

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Mixed Dance Forms

5-6pm

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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Rhythm Tap

6-7pm

Joseph R. Brandt

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

 

For teens and adults.

Tap shoes required.

Some prior experience recommended.

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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 required.

Some prior experience recommended

Tuesday Classes

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Contemporary

5-6pm

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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Ballet

6-7:15pm

Kelley Brady

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.

For teens and adults.

Ballet shoes, leotard, and tights required.

Some prior experience recommended.

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Pre-Pointe

7:15-8pm

Kelley Brady

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 required.

All experience levels welcome!

All equipment provided!

Enroll in Classes!
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!