Youth Dance Theatre and Music

 

DANCE...Raises the “barre” by providing

Dance with a Difference!

The Wyckoff YMCA's Dance School Offers

a Year Round Program (September - May)


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The Wee Little Nutcracker

Sat., December 1 at 11am 

As part of the Pre-K and Kinder Curriculum, ballerinas will learn a dance to perform on the Y’s stage during their regular class time. Monthly themes will help guide the lessons and ignite your children’s creativity and passion for movement. Costumes will be provided. A new and exciting opportunity for your young dancer! 


 

Pre-K Classes:baby ballet

Baby Ballerinas

Ages 2 – 3 w/ Adult

Tue. 9:30-10:15am, Wed. 9:30-10:15am, & Thu. 9-9:45am

Be creative through movement, music, and mime. Learn and practice basic ballet skills, terminology, rhythm, and coordination in a supportive and supervised environment.

 

Pre-Ballet I

Age 3

Tue. 10:30-11:15am, Thu. 1-1:45pm, Fri. 12:15-1pm, & Sat. 9-9:45am

Be creative through movement, music, and mime. Learn and practice basic ballet skills, terminology, rhythm, and coordination in a supportive and supervised environment.

 

Pre-Ballet II

Age 4

Mon. 1-1:45pm, Wed. 2:45-3:30pm, Thu. 10-10:45am, & Sat. 9:45-10:30am

Be creative through movement, music, and mime. Learn and practice basic ballet skills, terminology, rhythm, and coordination in a supportive and supervised environment.


Grade K Classes:kinder dance

Kinder Ballet

Mon. 5-5:45pm, Sat. 10:30-11:15am

Learn barre exercises, vocabulary, body alignment, rhythm, and level-appropriate movement for ballet, the foundation for all other dance styles. 

 

Kinder Tap 

Wed. 5-5:45pm

Combine your technique with posture, rhythm, and motor skills while developing self confidence. Beginning tap concepts, patterns, and vocabulary are taught. 

 

Kinder Jazz 

Thu. 4-4:45pm

Move and groove as you learn jazz technique that employs many of the same concepts of ballet. Focus is on strength, technique, memorization, and terminology. 

 


Grade 1 - 2 Classes:ballet

Ballet I 

Tue. 4-5pm

Develop the concepts of ballet including turn out, coordination, and spatial awareness with a specific focus on class etiquette. 

 

Jazz I 

Mon. 5-6pm

Enhance body positions, vocabulary, and stage performance in this class focused on introducing technique, coordination, and flexibility. 

 

Tap I 

Wed. 4-5pm

Great for developing gross motor skills, rhythm, and coordination. Tap I consists of warm-up exercises, across-the-floor combinations, and rhythmic phrases. 

 

Irish Dance I

Thu. 6:15-7pm

Establish familiarity with the music while learning the fundamentals essential to traditional Irish Dance, including foot placement, timing, body alignment, and basic steps. 

 

Modern I

Thu. 5:45-6:45pm

Develop full body integration, with strength and dynamic quality for performance in a creative, energetic, and positive environment. 


Grade 3 - 4 Classes:hip hop

 

Modern II 

Mon. 6-7pm

Develop full body integration, with strength and dynamic quality for performance in a creative, energetic, and positive environment. 

 

Tap II 

Thu. 5-6pm

Explore coordination, time steps, beginning turns, short combinations, and showmanship along with rhythm and timing within a wide range of musical accompaniment. 

 

Ballet II 

Wed. 4-5pm

Learn proper placement, alignment, balance, technique, and control. Focus is on improving strength, and body positioning in barre and center work, as well as learning the vocabulary. 

 

Jazz II 

Tue. 6-7pm

Understanding body awareness, opposition techniques, and pirouettes are an integral piece of this discipline. Complex movement patterns will challenge the dancer’s mind and body. 

 

Irish Dance II 

Thu. 7-8pm 

Evolving mastery of traditional movement concentrating on technique, proficiency, speed, and carriage, with a focus on timing and listening skills. Traditional ceili group dances will be incorporated. Beginning hardshoe dances will be introduced.


Grade 5 -7 Classes:dance

Ballet III

Tue. 5-6pm, Wed. 5-6pm

Develop movement sequences, port de bras, and balance while learning proper extension of the legs and shape of feet. Increase core strength and flexibility. 

 

Jazz III 

Tue. 4-5pm

Develop proper jazz technique through kicks, leaps, and multiple pirouettes. Precision style jazz is taught incorporating strong lines and quick, sharp movements.

Jazz III Adv. 

Mon. 4-5pm

Develop proper jazz technique through kicks, leaps, and multiple pirouettes. Precision style jazz is taught incorporating strong lines and quick, sharp movements. 

 

Tap III 

Mon. 6-7pm

Instill a strong skill set by developing technique and sound clarity with an added focus on increasing speed. Personal responsibility in memorization of steps and using energy and enthusiasm is expected.

 

Modern III 

Thu. 4:45-5:45pm

Explore movement and understand the alignment of the body, the importance of technique, and quality of performance. Floorwork, partner work, and full body movement integration is incorporated.

 

Irish Step III

Thu. 8-9pm

Continue to learn more intricate rhythms and steps in both soft and hardshoes while maintaining proper posture. Focus on increased stamina, and improved foot placement. More complex ceili dances will be taught. 

 

Pre-Pointe 

Dir. Approval   Wed. 6-6:45pm

Dir. Approval. Dancers must be 12 years of age and enrolled in two ballet classes per week.

 


Studio 691 Dance Company 

Character, discipline, hard work, and technique are important attributes that Company Members possess. These dancers are challenged in their technique and pushed to the next level. A large commitment of time is required for these groups. Master classes, trips, and performance opportunities are available. Company dancers are required to take two ballet classes, one modern class, one jazz class, and one rehearsal period in assigned levels. 

New this Year, company members are also required to take one acro class and one conditioning class. Two companies are formed each school year and every dancer is assigned appropriate level classes after the audition process. Director approval only. Contact: [email protected] 


Music Lessons: 

music lessons

Private Instruction in Piano, Voice and Guitar 

By Accomplished Musicians and Qualified Music Educators.

Package of (8) 30min. Lessons/ Once a week = $299 

Pricing for All YMCA and FLCC Members

Questions? Contact: [email protected]


 

Music & Theatre Education Classes: 

Sing & Dance: “Wicked”

Gr. 3 - 7

Sess. I Wed. 4-5pm

Performers pay homage to Broadway’s hit shows. Sing and dance from the musical “Wicked” and perform for family and friends at the end of the session.

Full Member: $140  /  Program Member: $160  

 

Sing & Dance: “Matilda”

Gr. 3 - 7

Sess. II Wed. 4-5pm

Performers pay homage to Broadway’s hit shows. Sing and dance from the musical “Matilda” and perform for family and friends at the end of the session.

Full Member: $140  /  Program Member: $160  

 

Scene Study 101

Gr. 8 - 12

Sess. I / II Tue. 7:45-8:45pm

Engage with others as you delve into scenes that will explore the fundamentals of bringing a character to life on stage. Presentation for family and friends at the end of the session.

Full Member: $140  /  Program Member: $160