Teen Dance Theatre and Music

 

DANCE WITH A DIFFERENCE!

Dedicated to building a strong foundation in the arts, Studio 691 School of Dance is a non-competition institute focused on EDUCATION and EXPOSURE to all dance forms for children and adults. Studio 691 offers distinctive dance programs that motivate students through rewarding, challenging, and energetic classes.

Developing disciplined students, concentrating on dance fundamentals, emphasizing vocabulary, exploring choreography, and positively motivating dancers to excel are the core values of the YMCA Dance Program. Classes include Ballet, Pre-Pointe, Pointe, Jazz, Modern, Tap, Irish Step, and more for ages 2 . through adult. Studio 691 focuses on individual student growth. Students who show potential for professional careers in dance are carefully prepared in our Dance Companies for high school conservatory and college acceptance.


CHILD & ADULT PROGRAM CLASS REGISTRATION OVERVIEW:

2020 Programs...the best you’ve ever SEEN!

$20 OFF 2020 Programming

Registration for Session I AND Session II are OPEN!

PROMO FOR CHILD PROGRAM CLASSES:

REGISTER before August 31 to Receive $20 OFF

each Session I and/or II Class!

PROMO CODE: YMCA20

Promo code can be applied to multiple classes, excluding privates. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Promo must be redeemed at the time of initial in person or online registration. Post registration credits will not be given. Not applicable for Private Lessons or Adult Programming.

Session I  Class Dates:

  • Monday: (no 9/7 Labor Day), 9/14, 9/21, (no 9/28 Yom Kippur), 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26
  • Tuesday: 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27
  • Wednesday: 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28
  • Thursday: 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29
  • Friday: 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30
  • Saturday: 9/12, (no 9/19 Rosh Hashanah), 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31
  • Sunday: 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1
  • Break Week: November 2 - 8
  • Please Note: Monday Classes will operate as a 6 week session and Saturday Classes as a 7 week session. Pricing reflects the adjustment.

Session II Class Dates:

  • Monday: 11/9, 11/16, 11/23, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, (no 12/21), (no 12/28), 1/4, 1/11
  • Tuesday: 11/10, 11/17, 11/24, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, (no 12/22), (no 12/29), 1/5, 1/12
  • Wednesday: 11/11, 11/18, 11/25, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, (no 12/23), (no 12/30), 1/6, 1/13
  • Thursday: 11/12, 11/19, (no 11/26), 12/3, 12/10, 12/17, (no 12/24), (no 12/31), 1/7, 1/14, 1/21
  • Friday: 11/13, 11/20, (no 11/27), 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, (no 12/25), (no 1/1), 1/8, 1/15, 1/22
  • Saturday: 11/14, 11/21, (no 11/28), 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, (no 12/26), (no 1/2), 1/9, 1/16, 1/23
  • Sunday: 11/15, 11/22, (no 11/29), 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, (no 12/27), (no 1/3), 1/10, 1/17, 1/24
  • Break Week: January 25 - 31

REGISTER TODAY!


Session I & II Offerings:

Music Education:

Studio 691 School of Music and Theatre Education offers opportunities for individuals to explore and refine their talents musically and dramatically through private instruction. The accomplished faculty includes musicians and educators currently working in the field of classical music and musical theatre. 

Private Music Lessons:

Sess. I-II   Piano, Voice, Guitar Ages 5 & Up 

Studio 691 offers private and semi-private instruction by accomplished musicians and qualified instructors. Students are invited to perform in an end of semester recital in January.

Contact: [email protected]

Package of (15) Lessons:

Full Member: $600/Session - 30 min./once a week  $880/Session - 45 min./once a week      

Program Member: $620/Session - 30 min./once a week  $925/Session - 45 min./once a week   

 

NEW! Private Voice Lessons on SATURDAYS, 11am-3pm! 

Ages 5 and up.  Space is limited. Contact [email protected]  for details and to register.


INTRO TO SINGING 2 

Gr. 3-5   Sat. 11-11:45am  

Instructor: Danielle Roth

This offering will expose children to the fundamentals of singing. Melody, Tempo, Rhythm, Posture, Breathing and more are covered in this 6 week workshop that will end in a presentation for family and friends.

Full Member: $100     Program Member: $120

 

NEW! Broadway Bound

Gr. 5-7   Mon. 6-7pm

Learn your favorite Broadway show tunes and get the true triple-threat experience: acting, singing, and movement! Songs meld together for a presentation at the end of the session.

Full Member: $120     Program Member: $140

 

NEW! Audition 101 

Gr. 8-12   Mon. 7-8pm

Students are coached through a mock audition experience, and what is required for acting, singing, and dancing. Take away valuable information, individualized material, and be “audition ready” by the end of the session.

Full Member: $120     Program Member: $140


Dance: 

Studio 691 School of Dance provides an environment where your child thrives as a dancer and grows as a young individual with qualities including discipline, respect, responsibility, and grace. We commit to providing high level instruction at low prices all year long. The Y’s Performing Arts wing includes four dance studios where practice is perfected to perform on the Y’s in-house stage. We instill self-confidence and poise through performance.

Gr. 5 - 7: Sess. I-IV

Ballet 3

Tue. 6-7:15pm

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

Full Member: $580    Program Member: $640

  

Irish Dance 3 with Hardshoe 

Thu. 6-7:30pm

Focus on increased stamina, lift, and improved foot placement. Designed for those who have mastered the basic technique of trebles, toes, and clicks while keeping time with the music. More complex rhythms are taught to reel, jig, and hornpipe music with added focus on foot placement, clicks, and spring with proper posture.

Full Member: $600    Program Member: $660

 

Irish Dance 4 with Hardshoe

Thu. 7:30-9pm

Focus on increased stamina, lift, and improved foot placement. Designed for those who have mastered the basic technique of trebles, toes, and clicks while keeping time with the music. More complex rhythms are taught to reel, jig, and hornpipe music with added focus on foot placement, clicks, and spring with proper posture.

Full Member: $600    Program Member: $660

 

Jazz 3 

Tue. 4-5pm

Focus on flexibility, body alignment, core strength, and increased body awareness. Introduction to components of the Advanced Jazz warm-up are incorporated. Pirouettes, opposition techniques, and complex across the floor patterns challenge the dancer’s mind and body.

Full Member: $560    Program Member: $620

 

Jazz 3 Advanced 

Mon. 4-5pm Dir. Approval & Ballet 3 Req.

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

Full Member: $560    Program Member: $620

 

 

Modern 3 

Thu. 5-6pm

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

Full Member: $560    Program Member: $620

 

Pre-Pointe 

Wed. 5:15-6:15pm

Director Approval Required

Take the next important step in training for those serious about dance and focused on Ballet. Continue to develop overall technique and build stretch, strength, and stamina. Dancers must be 12 years of age and enrolled in two ballet classes per week. No registration fee for dancers who meet age and class requirements.

 

Tap 3 

Mon. 5-6pm

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

Full Member: $560    Program Member: $620


Gr. 8 - 12: Sess. I-IV

Ballet 4 

Tue. 7:15-8:30pm, Wed. 4:15-5:15pm

Direction on multiple pirouettes, fluidity of movement, and the intricacies of small and large jumps which are essential in continuing to improve as a ballet dancer.

Full Member: $560    Program Member: $620

  

Ballet 5 

Tue. 6-7:15pm (Non-Performance Class), Wed. 6:15-7:30pm

Director Approval Required

Direction on multiple pirouettes, fluidity of movement, and the intricacies of small and large jumps which are essential in continuing to improve as a ballet dancer.

Full Member: $580    Program Member: $640

 

Jazz 4 

Thu. 4-5pm

Take risks and explore unique choreographic style while refining technique. Emphasis on improved flexibility, warm-up, kicks, turns, jumps, and complex combinations.

Full Member: $560    Program Member: $620

 

Jazz 5 

Sat. 9-10:15am

Director Approval Required

Take risks and explore unique choreographic style while refining technique. Emphasis on improved flexibility, warm-up, kicks, turns, jumps, and complex combinations.

Full Member: $580    Program Member: $640

 

Tap 4 

Thu. 5-6pm

Intricate rhythmic patterns, sound clarity, and increased speed and vocabulary are the focus for continued progress.

Full Member: $560    Program Member: $620

 

Tap 5 

Wed. 5:15-6:15pm

Director Approval Required

Intricate rhythmic patterns, sound clarity, and increased speed and vocabulary are the focus for continued progress.

Full Member: $560    Program Member: $620

 

Modern 4 

Mon. 4-5pm

Build a technique balanced by correct alignment, strength, flexibility, coordination, and musicality. Express yourself through movement.

Full Member: $560    Program Member: $620

 

Modern 5 

Mon. 7-8pm

Director Approval Required

Build a technique balanced by correct alignment, strength, flexibility, coordination, and musicality. Express yourself through movement.

Full Member: $560    Program Member: $620

 

Pointe 

Tue. 7:15-8pm & Wed. 7:30-8:15pm

Director Approval Required

Combine Ballet technique with more advanced progressions in Pointe. Improve core strength, balance, control, and flexibility. Dancers must be enrolled in two ballet classes per week. No registration fee for dancers who meet technical criteria and class requirements.

 

Irish Dance 4 with Hardshoe

Thu. 7:30-9pm

Continue to learn intricate rhythms and steps while maintaining proper posture. Designed for those who have mastered the basic technique of trebles, toes, and clicks while keeping time with the music. More complex rhythms are taught to reel, jig, and hornpipe music with added focus on foot placement, clicks, spring with proper posture, and more movement across the floor.

Full Member: $600    Program Member: $660


Studio 691 Dance Company: 

Tue. 5-6pm & Sat. 10:15-11:45am

Director Approval Required

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 this group. Master classes, trips, and performance opportunities are available.

Company dancers are required to take two ballet classes, one modern class, one jazz class, two pointe classes, and two rehearsal periods in assigned levels.

Questions? Contact: [email protected]


NEW! Dance Ensembles

Our newest Studio 691 offering, designed to expand dancers knowledge, skills, and performance opportunities. Dancers learn choreography in a fast paced and detail driven environment. Focus, passion, and commitment are important qualities for Dance Ensemble Members.

NEW! Theatre Jazz Ensemble

Sat. 11:45am-1pm

Director Approval Required

Open to Level 3 and 4 Dancers: Required to take a Jazz technique class.

Explore and learn choreography based on the diverse styles and history of dance in Broadway Musicals. Dancers bring fundamentals of jazz dance, technique, and showmanship to their Broadway themed dances.

Full Member: $280    Program Member: $340

 

NEW! Kickline Ensemble 

Tue. 5-6pm

Director Approval Required

Open to Level 3A and 4 Dancers: Required to take Ballet and Jazz technique classes.

Focus on precision dance techniques and kickline skills. Dancers are challenged to perfect detailed choreography and to work as a unified group and perform exciting “linked” kickline sequences.

Full Member: $280    Program Member: $340

 

NEW! Tap Ensemble

Mon. 6-7pm

Director Approval Required

Open to Level 4 and 5 Dancers: Required to take Tap and Jazz technique classes.

Combine Tap technique with performance skills to create Classic Broadway-style Tap numbers. Choreography emphasizes clean and clear rhythms, exciting movement patterns, detailed arm positions, and entertaining visual presentation. 

Full Member: $280    Program Member: $340