Dance

Classes for 2016-17 began in September and continue thru the Spring Recital in May 2017(date TBA). Tuition for the entire year is $420 for most classes; $495 for extended classes such as Advanced Ballet sessions. Eight- and 10-week workshops and shorter sessions are priced separately.

TO REGISTER for dance: Mail in a deposit and indicate your child’s age and the class(es) you are selecting. Registration can also be completed at the first class.
Special Offer: Register for three classes & get a fourth (equal or lesser tuition) for free! Payment in installments is possible, by prior arrangement. For more info, call 607-387-5939 or email dance@tburgconservatory.org.

See Dress Codes with Class Descriptions below.

Watch a short video of interviews about the TCFA dance program!

The following is our TENTATIVE SCHEDULE, subject to possible change. Minimum enrollment is necessary for a class to proceed. If TCFA makes a schedule change resulting in a student being unable to attend class, full tuition will be refunded.

Monday Classes with Samantha Johnson, Director
3:30-4:25pm Intermediate Ballet (age 7-10)
Student learns ballet transitions and dances in combination with basic ballet steps and terminology. ATTIRE: Leotard, tights, ballet slippers.
4:30-5:25pm Jr. Contemporary (age 7+)
Ballet-based; introduction to modern ballet and contemporary ballet techniques. ATTIRE: Soft dance clothes (close-fitting), bare feet or foot undies.
5:30-6:25pm Advanced Jazz (age 10+)
Intermediate/Advanced Jazz steps, terminology and combinations. ATTIRE: Soft dance/athletic clothes (close-fitting), jazz shoes.
6:30-7:25pm Advanced Tap (age 10+)
Advanced tap steps, combinations and dances. ATTIRE: Soft dance/athletic clothes (close-fitting), tap shoes.
7:30-8:25pm ADULT INTRO Classes  Short 7- to 10-week introductions; these will run consecutively.
Adult Intro Tap (6 weeks: 9/19-11/7)—Basic tap steps, terminology, combinations, dances. ATTIRE: Soft dance/athletic clothes (close-fitting), tap shoes.
Adult Intro Contemporary (10 weeks: 3/6-5/15)—Ballet-based; basic/intermediate modern contemporary dance styles and techniques. Work with local musicians towards end of course, with improvisational techniques. ATTIRE: Soft dance clothes (close-fitting), bare feet or foot undies.

Tuesdays with Samantha Johnson, Director
4:00-4:55pm Rough & Tumble (Boys, age 5+).
A fun 
combination of freerunning, Jazz, Acro, and safe stage combat. ATTIRE: Soft athletic clothes (close-fitting), sneakers (clean, not street shoes) or jazz shoes.
5:00-6:25pm Advanced Ballet
By permission only; usually taken with Pre-Pointe. ATTIRE: Leotard, tights, ballet slippers.
6:30-6:55pm Pre-Pointe (age 10+) By permission only; two years of ballet experience and enrollment in Advanced Ballet required. ATTIRE: Leotard, tights, ballet slippers.
7:00-8pm Adult Tap Begins November 8

Wednesdays with Samantha Johnson, Director
3:30-4:55pm Intermediate Tap/Intermediate Jazz—Combo (age 7- 10+) Intermediate steps, terminology and combinations. ATTIRE: Soft dance/athletic clothes (close-fitting), tap shoes, jazz shoes.
5-5:55pm Jr. Musical Theatre (age 7-12)
Introduction to basic acting, voice and dance techniques. Group work. ATTIRE: Soft dance/athletic clothes (close-fitting), jazz shoes.

Wednesday Adult Classes with Samantha Johnson, Director:
$80 for full six weeks; $14 per class for drop in
6-6:55pm Adult Yoga/Barre – Begins March 1st
An open adult class that combines techniques of both yoga and ballet, to gently elongate and strengthen the body for a perfect toned look
and true inner strength.
7
-7:55pm Adult Hip Hop – Begins March 8th 
A fun hour of hip hop warm ups, dances, workouts and jam circles. No experience required.

Thursdays with Jaleel Green, Instructor
4:30-5:25pm Jr. Hip Hop (age 7+)
Introduction to and history of basic hip hop warm-ups, steps, combinations and dances. ATTIRE: Soft athletic clothes (close-fitting), sneakers (clean, not street shoes).
5:30-6:25pm Teen Contemporary (age 13+)
Intermediate/Advanced modern contemporary dance styles and techniques. ATTIRE: Soft dance clothes (close-fitting), bare feet or foot undies.
6:30-7:25pm Teen Hip Hop (age 13+)
Includes background history and intermediate/Advanced hip hop warm-ups, steps, combinations and dances. ATTIRE: Soft athletic clothes (close-fitting), sneakers (clean, not street shoes).

Saturdays with Jaleel Green, Instructor
9:00-9:45am Creative Movement/incl. Littlest Tap (age 3-5)
First level dance for little kids. Basic rhythm and movement instruction. This group starts Littlest Tap in January, which includes introduction to rhythm and basic tap steps. ATTIRE: Leotard, tights, ballet slippers, tap shoes.
10:00-10:55am Kinderdance (age 5-7)
Ballet/Tap Combo. Students learn basic ballet and tap steps and terminology. ATTIRE: Leotard, tights, ballet slippers, tap shoes.
11:00-11:55am Acro/Jazz (age 7-10)
Combo; introduction to stretch, strength, tumbling and to Jazz steps and terminology. ATTIRE: Leotard or soft dance/athletic clothes (close-fitting), jazz shoes.

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