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Children's Classes

Current Dance School Year:
September 2023 - May 2024

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Summer Session

Summer Session

June 10 - August 9, 2024 

The classes that are currently enrolling are strictly for our summer session! We have classes designed for Adults and Teens, as well as classes designed for Children ages 3-13! These are typically NON-PERFORMING classes that function on 8-week sessions.
 

If you are looking for longer-term enrollment classes for children during the school year, please reach out to our Director of Programming for the Ambo Dance Theatre School, Rachel, at school@ambodancetheatre.org

Course Descriptions

All our children's classes integrate Creative Movement practices within our technical training so that we can develop the artist as well as the dancer!

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Ballet

Ballet is a theatrical dance that features highly formalized steps and movements. It uses body movements, music, and stage scenery to speak emotions, a story, an atmosphere, or a theme. It is theatrical – performed on a stage to an audience utilizing costumes, scenic design and lighting. It can tell a story or express a thought, concept or emotion. Ballet dance can be magical, exciting, provoking or disturbing.

 

Ballet flats, leotard, and tights (skin tone or pink) required.

Level placement determined by instructors.

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Jazz

Jazz dance is a form of dance that combines both African and European dance styles. This high-energy dance has a liveliness that sets it apart from traditional dance forms, such as classical ballet. Like jazz music, jazz dance features improvisation. 

Jazz shoes required.

Level placement determined by instructors.

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Hip Hop

Hip-hop dance is a vibrant form of dance that combines a variety of freestyle movements to create a cultural piece of art. Through its three main styles of popping, locking, and breaking, hip-hop dance has evolved into one of the most popular and influential styles of dance.
Hip Hop Dance is a style of movement characterized by bounces and rocks, executed to Hip Hop music. It has deep historical and social roots in African American culture, having emerged in Black communities living in 1970s New York, as well as other cities around the USA even among multiple racial backgrounds. While frequently referred to as a singular dance style, Hip Hop dance is part of a whole culture of Hip Hop, that includes Deejaying, Graffiti, Emceeing, and Breaking.

Street shoes required.

Level placement determined by instructors.

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Creative Movement

Creative Movement is designed to expand dance related motor, musical, and performance skills. Creative Movement develops coordination and self-expression through dance and music skills that are introduced, explored, and developed. This class uses a wide variety of music, props, and balancing techniques.

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Modern

Modern Dance is the core dance style of the Ambo Dance Theatre Company! Started as a rebellion against the rigid theatrical and performative norms of  ballet, modern dance explores the use of diverse points throughout the body to initiate movement, placing emphasis on the spine, and the head-tail connection. In this style, you'll find integrations of floor work, contraction and release, fall and recovery, and personal expression of movement within proper alignment.

Bare feet required.

Level placement determined by instructors. 

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Tap

Tap dance is a form of dance characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. Two major variations on tap dance exist: rhythm tap and Broadway tap. Broadway tap focuses on dance; it is widely performed in musical theater. Tap is believed to have first originated in the U.S. from African and Irish slaves observing each other's dances on Southern plantations in the 19th century.

Tap shoes required.

Level placement determined by instructors.

Enroll in Classes!

Email Rachel Bucio Grote at school@ambodancetheatre.org for placement in classes that align with your child's availability, interests, and level!

Class Rates
***prices are for a monthly tuition rate***
DISCOUNTS:
Enroll in 2 classes - 10% off all classes
Enroll in 3+ classes - 15% off all classes
1 Sibling Discount - 10% off all classes
2+ Sibling Discount - 15% off all classes


Need financial assistance? We've got you covered!
Please email us at ambodancetheatre.org to learn about work study opportunities!
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