Conservatory classes are designed for advanced students who desire a more challenging dance curriculum. Focus is on technique, dance history, improv and showmanship in addition to an overall love of dance.
Conservatory classes are fast paced and require each dancer to be highly motivated for personal improvement. Socializing during classes must be kept to a minimum.
In addition to knowledge of advanced dance terminology and technique, dance education also teaches discipline, focus and an ability to use constructive criticism as a tool for improvement.
Adherence to all dress codes and proper class etiquette is expected at all times.
Due to the pace and rigor of these classes, exceptional attendance is required. While occasional illnesses and absences are expected, poor attendance and tardiness will not be tolerated. Dancers are expected to attend at least 90% of scheduled classes in order to continue in the Conservatory. Dancers who cannot commit to this level of attendance are welcome to attend another ballet, jazz, tap, modern or hip hop class to better fit their schedule.
While there is no specific exam to place into conservatory classes, the following technique elements are important for admission and are the continued focus of conservatory classes.
1. Control of pirouettes, advanced turns.
2. Safe flexibility including front extension, arabesque, splits.
3. Ability to show expression through face and body movements.
4. Ability to learn and clean choreography quickly.
5. Ability to take constructive criticism and apply it at an advanced level.
6. Ability to recognize and correct technique issues.
7. Ability to deliver full energy and focus into every class.
8. Ability to hear and interpret music and express emotions through movement.
ONLINE REGISTRATION now available for Winter classes at https://dancestudio-pro.com/online/abdance
The Nutcracker Suite: The Nutcracker presented by A&B Dance Dimensions will be performed by all local dancers who grace the stage in this classic tale. Appropriate for all ages! Come see this classic holiday ballet live on stage just in time for Christmas! Online ticket ordering for The Nutcracker is now available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-nutcracker-suite-tickets-82668442537. Tickets will also be on sale at the studio (cash only) Dec 9-12 and Dec 16-19.
Fundraiser Pick up: * Pickup will at the Church of the Brethren (117 South Church St, Waynesboro) on Mon, Nov 25th from 5-7 pm. (Please note: that there will be NO CLASSES held this week for Thanksgiving break. All orders not picked up on Nov 25th will be discarded.
No Classes 11/25/19-11/28/19: Please note that there will be no classes held Mon, 11/25 – Thurs, 11/28 due to Thanksgiving.
EVERYBODY DANCE IS BACK!
A & B Dance Dimensions is again offering a class specifically for children under the age of 18 who have special needs or disabilities. This class provides an opportunity for students to attend weekly classes to explore movement and imagery in a creative setting. Students will also have the option to perform in the studio’s annual spring recital. Please spread the word!