Dance

TCFA Dance Program

Registration open through September

We are excited to offer our dance families a new option to register online. Our online system ClassBug can process credit cards and electronic checks, and can automate payment plans for 50/50 split payments (2nd payment due January 20) or monthly payments over 7 months (due on the 20th each month through March). Please note: the online system is the only method of using credit cards or electronic checks to pay for TCFA dance classes, and it must be set up at the time of registration, so if you are interested in using these forms of payment, take a look at the link below:

CLICK HERE TO GO TO TCFA ONLINE REGISTRATION

Discounts for multiple classes are the same as previous years. $15 off for a families second class, $30 for the third, and your fourth class is free! Also this year, we are offering a $20 discount for payment in full by September 30 (one discount per family). To receive this discount, enter “PaymentinFull” in the coupon code box during checkout.

You can also still fill out a paper registration and mail it or bring it to TCFA on the first day of class. Please note: prices have not changed for the 2019-2020 season and there is no early bird registration.

2019-2020 dance registration form

Tentative 2019-2020 dance schedule, classes begin September 7, 2019 (may be subject to change, registration will begin shortly):

MONDAYS: Nancy Kane
3:30-4:25pm – Rough & Tumble
4:30-5:25pm – Beginner Irish
5:30-6:25pm – Junior Musical Theatre
6:30-7:25pm – Adult Irish
7:30-8:25pm – Teen Musical Theatre

TUESDAYS: Miss Sam
3:30-4:25pm – Junior Hip Hop
4:30-5:25pm – Stunt
5:30-6:25pm – Elite Jazz
6 30-7:25pm – Elite Tap
7:30-8:25pm – Teen Contemporary

WEDNESDAYS: Miss Sam
3 30-4:55pm – Int. Ballet, Tap & Acro-Jazz **
5:00-5:55pm – Adv. Ballet & Pre-Pointe
6:00-6:55pm – Adult Tap
7:00-7:55pm – Teen Hip Hop

THURSDAYS: Miss Sam
3:30-4:55pm – Adv. Acro, Tap & Jazz**
5:00-5:55pm – Junior Contemporary
6:00-6:55pm – Elite Acro
7:00-8:25pm – Elite Ballet & Pointe**

FRIDAYS: Miss Sam
1:30-2:25pm – Families Dance
3:15-4:10pm – Junior Competition Creation ****
4:15-5:40pm – Elite Competition Creation **  ****

SATURDAYS: Miss Sam
8:30-9:15am -Creative Movement
9:30-10:25am – Kinderdance
10:30-11 :25am -Beginner Ballet & Tap
11 :30-12:25am -Beginner Acro-Jazz

** Extended class
**** Class by permission

Class Descriptions & Dress Code

Ballet:  leotard, tights, and ballet slippers.
Beginner Ballet & Tap:  Ages 5+.  Student learns basic ballet, and tap, steps, terminology and combinations.
Intermediate Ballet, Tap & Acro-Jazz: Ages 7+.  Student learns ballet transitions and dances in combination with basic ballet steps and terminology.  Intermediate Jazz and Tap steps, terminology and combinations, as well as intermediate acro tricks and tumbling, strengthening and stretch.
Advanced Ballet & Pre-pointe:  Ages 8+.  Student learns advanced ballet transitions and dances, in combination with advanced ballet steps and terminology, and starts PRE POINTE in October.
Elite Ballet & Pointe:  Ages 10+.  By permission only; must have at least 2 years ballet experience and be currently enrolled in Advanced Ballet & Pre-pointe.  Intense focus on strengthening the core body, legs, ankles and feet. Pointe shoes required.

Jazz: leotard or soft dance/athletic clothes (close-fitting), jazz shoes
Beginner Acro-Jazz:  Ages 5+.  An introduction to stretch, strength, and tumbling, as well as Jazz dance steps and terminology.
Intermediate Ballet, Tap & Acro-Jazz:  Ages 6+.  Student learns ballet transitions and dances in combination with basic ballet steps and terminology.  Intermediate Jazz and Tap steps, terminology and combinations, as well as intermediate acro tricks and tumbling, strengthening and stretch.
Advanced Acro, Tap & Jazz:  Ages 7+.  Advanced tap steps, combinations and dances.  Advanced Jazz steps, terminology, combinations and dances.  Advanced strengthening, stretch, and core work to create advanced acro tricks and dances, as well as Jazz dance techniques and combinations.
Elite Jazz:  Ages 10+, or by permission.  Elite strengthening, stretch, and conditioning for core strength and advanced floor tricks.  Partner work. Jazz technical training, combinations and dances.

Tap:  soft dance/athletic clothes (close-fitting), tap shoes
Beginner Ballet & Tap:  Ages 5+.  Student learns basic ballet, and tap, steps and combinations.
Intermediate Ballet, Tap & Acro-Jazz:   Ages 6+.  Intermediate Jazz and Tap steps, terminology and combinations, as well as intermediate level acro tricks and tumbling, strengthening and stretch.
Advanced Acro, Tap & Jazz:   Ages 7+.  Advanced tap steps, combinations and dances.  Advanced Jazz steps, terminology, combinations and dances.  Advanced strengthening, stretch, and core work to create advanced acro tricks and dances, as well as Jazz dance techniques and combinations.
Elite Tap:  Ages 10+.  “Extreme” tap steps, combinations and dances, as well as technique and core training.
Adult “Back to Basics”:  Basic tap steps leading up to an intermediate level of steps, terminology, combinations and dances.  6 week short-session.
Adult Tap:  Basic tap steps leading up to an intermediate level of steps, terminology, combinations and dances. 

Acro:  soft dance clothes (close-fitting), bare feet or foot undies
Beginner Acro-Jazz:  Ages 5+.  An introduction to stretch, strength, and tumbling, as well as Jazz dance steps and terminology.
Intermediate Ballet, Tap & Acro-Jazz:  Ages 6+.  Intermediate Jazz and Tap steps, terminology and combinations, as well as intermediate level acro tricks and tumbling, strengthening and stretch.
Advanced Acro, Tap & Jazz:   Ages 7+.  Advanced tap steps, combinations and dances.  Advanced Jazz steps, terminology, combinations and dances.  Advanced strengthening, stretch, and core work to create advanced acro tricks and dances, as well as Jazz dance techniques and combinations.
Elite Acro:  Ages 12+, or by permission.  All students must have taken acro or gymnastics in the past.  Strong knowledge of acro tricks. Elite strengthening, stretch, and conditioning for core strength and advanced floor tricks.  Partner work.

Creative Movement:  leotard, tights, ballet slippers, tap shoes
Ages 3-5.  First level dance for youngest dancers.  Students learn many song-dances. Basic stretch, balance, rhythm and movement instruction, through ballet steps.  Class starts Littlest Tap in January.

Kinderdance:  leotard, tights, ballet slippers, tap shoes
Ages 5-7.  Student learns basic ballet and tap terminology, rhythm, steps and combinations through games, warm ups, and combinations.  Students also learn song-dances.

STUNT:  soft athletic clothes (close-fitting), sneakers (clean, not street shoes) or jazz shoes
Ages 7+.  A combination class of free running, parkour action, Acro training, agility and strength training, safe stage combat, and stunt tricks.  Intermediate movement coordination, balance, and core strength. Partner work. Sequel class to “Rough & Tumble.”

Hip Hop:  soft athletic clothes, sneakers (clean, not street shoes)
Junior:  Ages 7+.  Beginner and intermediate hip hop warm ups, steps, combinations & dances.
Teen:  Ages 12+.  History of and Intermediate / Advanced hip hop warm ups, steps, combinations and dances.

Contemporary:  soft dance clothes (close-fitting), bare feet or foot undies
Jr:  Ages 7+.  Ballet based; introduction to modern ballet and contemporary ballet techniques, as well as improvisation and beginner weight-sharing techniques.
Teen:  Ages 12+.  Intermediate/Advanced modern contemporary dance styles and techniques.  Improvisation, weight-sharing.

Junior Competition Creation:  Ages 7+, by permission ONLY
Dancers will learn choreography and improvisational techniques to guide student-created choreography, and will create solos, duets, trios, and group numbers with Miss Sam to take to regional dance competition.  Solos, duets and trios are not required, but at least 1 group number is. Must be currently enrolled in two additional TCFA dance classes; one of which must include ballet, tap or jazz.  Additional fees apply.

Elite Competition Creation:  Ages 12+, by permission ONLY
Dancers will learn choreography and improvisational techniques to guide student-created choreography, and will create solos, duets, trios, and group numbers with Miss Sam to take to regional dance competition.  Solos, duets and trios are not required, but at least 1 group number is. Must be currently enrolled in two additional TCFA dance classes; one of which must include ballet, tap or jazz.  Additional fees apply.

Families Dance!
Any family members welcome to dance with child (must be ages 1 or 2) in fun song-dance-yoga-tumble class!  Family members get a chance to stretch and dance with their youngster, while youngsters get to experiment with movement, explore exercises with family, learn a few songs, make friends, and test their balance

ADULT Dance Fitness:  soft athletic clothes (close-fitting), bare feet, yoga mats welcome
Ages 18+.  Beginner-Moderate dance-related workouts, using techniques from Pilates, Yoga, Modern Ballet and Barre.  Class focuses on strength, coordination, and stretch. Most exercises are done in one position or at the Barre; some dancing across-the-floor.

Rough and Tumble: soft athletic clothes (close-fitting), sneakers (clean, not street shoes), or jazz shoes
(Boys) Ages 5+  A fun combination class of free running, parkour, Jazz, Acro, and safe stage combat! Students learn movement coordination, balance and core strength.

Beginner Irish: Male: Irish Concorde heel reel shoes, such as Ryan and O’Donnell brand; Females: poodle socks with sock glue if calves are slender, and Eclipse pumps by Antonio Pacelli or similar padded black-sole ghillies (not ballet slippers), fitted with room for socks but otherwise snug – do not fit “with room to grow”
Ages 7+ Beginner Irish traditional light shoe dance technique develops extraordinary strength, agility, and musicality. Students also learn teamwork in ceili (KAY-lee), or party dances.

Adult IrishMales and females: flexible sole Irish hard (jig) shoes. Poodle socks recommended for women.
Adult Irish dance class works exclusively in hard (jig) shoes. A hard-working but very sociable and fun-loving group of dancers, they learn jigs, reels, and hornpipes while getting a good workout. New dancers of all levels are welcome, and no prior experience is necessary!

Junior Musical Theater: Leather slip-on (not tied) jazz shoes: Females: Tan; Males: black
Ages 7-12  Introduction to basic acting, voice and dance and audition techniques.
Group and solo work.

Teen Musical Theater: Females: Tan 2″ t-strap leather character shoes; Males: black jazz shoes or oxford character shoes
Ages 13+  Intermediate/Advanced acting, voice,  dance and audition techniques.  Group and solo work.

Mandatory Dress Rehearsal: TBA
Annual Spring Dance Recital: TBA
More Information TBA


Special Offers

“Bring A Friend” to Dance Week – TBA
Any registered dancer may bring ONE (1) friend to their
registered dance class -no charge- for a fun class day!
If “Friend” decides to register for class,
dance student will receive a dance prize!

“Make Up Dance Day”
Times and classes TBA

“Family Visitor Week”
Registered dance students may bring up to TWO (2) FAMILY members
to class to participate with, for a fun day of dance!