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© Copyright 2017 by Kutztown Dance Center

Contact Us

Email: kutztowndancecenter@gmail.com

Phone:

844-KDC-DANC

(844-532-3262)

Address

15250 Kutztown Road

Kutztown, PA 19530

Classes Offered

Ballet

An artistic dance form performed to music, using precise and highly formalized set steps and gestures. Classical ballet is characterized by light, graceful, fluid movements. The foundation for all modern, Western, dance forms, ballet is highly recommended for any student wishing to progress beyond a beginner level in any other dance form.

Age: 6yrs – 18yrs

Class Length: 45 minutes – 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Attire: Girls-Black leotard and pink tights, ballet skirt optional, Boys – White shirt and black jazz pants.

  • Shoes: Girls- Pink ballet slippers, Boys- black ballet shoes

  • Hair: Pulled back into tight, clean bun

Pointe

Ballet technique performed on the tips of the toes. This is an advanced performing art requiring a high level of ballet technique. Director approval is required.

Age: 11yrs – 18yrs

Class Length: 30 minutes – 45 minutes

  • Attire: Black leotard and pink tights, ballet skirt optional

  • Shoes: Pointe shoes

  • Hair: Pulled back into tight, clean bun

Contemporary

A style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. The class aims to instruct dancers on how to interpret music through movement and expression while focusing on strength, form and technique.

Age: 8yrs – 18yrs

Class Length: 45 minutes – 1 hour  

  • Attire: Girls- Leotard and tights, any color for both, ballet skirt or athletic shorts optional, Boys – White shirt and black jazz pants.

  • Shoes: Barefoot, foot thongs optional

  • Hair: Pulled back tightly in either a pony tail, braid, or bun

Modern

A “free” form of dance that emerged in the early 20th century. The class will focus on aspects of Martha Graham and Lester Horton modern technique and as such will emphasize core strength and grounded movements. Improvisation will also be a key aspect of the class.

Age: 8yrs – 18yrs

Class Length: 45 minutes – 1 hour  

  • Attire: Girls- Leotard and tights, any color for both, athletic shorts optional, Boys – White shirt and black jazz pants

  • Shoes: Barefoot, foot thongs optional

  • Hair: Pulled back tightly in either a pony tail, braid, or bun

Jazz

A dynamic form of dance that is characterized by its high energy movements. It is most commonly performed to popular music.

Age: 6yrs – 18yrs

Class Length: 45 minutes – 1 hour

 

  • Attire:  Girls- Black leotard with tights, booty shorts/black leggings optional, Boys – White shirt and black jazz pants.

  • Shoes: Black gore boots 

  • Hair: Pulled back tightly off of face

Broadway Jazz

Broadway Jazz: A variation of traditional jazz that focuses on styles most commonly seen on Broadway stages. The class focuses on teaching dancers how to adapt their knowledge of basic steps to fit the chosen style. The class will explore Fosse style jazz, Swing, Jive, African styles,  Latin style, styles from different decades, and more, while performing to music from a variety of hit Broadway musicals!"

Age: 6yrs – 18yrs

Class Length: 45 minutes – 1 hour

 

  • Attire: Girls- Black leotard with tights, booty shorts/black leggings optional, Boys – White shirt and black jazz pants.

  • Shoes: Girls- Black 1.5" Character shoes, Boys- Black gore boots

  • Hair: Pulled back tightly off of face

Hip-Hop

A street dance style that is primarily performed to hip-hop music. It includes a wide range of movements that arose from urban culture and can be seen on music videos today.

Age: 9yrs – 18yrs

Class Length: 45 minutes – 1 hour

  • Attire: Loose fitting and tied to personality. Examples include flannels either on or tied around the waist, joggers, sweatpants, crop hoodies, etc.

  • Shoes: Street sneaker – see instructor for specific sneaker type (please make sure they are separate from shoes worn outside, we do not want dirt, grass, mud, whatever tracked onto our dance floors)

  • Hair: Pulled back tightly off of face

Tap

A percussive dance form that is performed wearing shoes fitted with metal plates, characterized by rhythmic movement and emphasizing precision, time and musicality.

Age: 6yrs – 18yrs

Class Length: 45 minutes – 1 hour

  • Attire: Girls- Leotard and tights, any color for both, athletic shorts or leggings optional, Boys – White shirt and black jazz pants

  • Shoes: Black front lace tap

  • Hair: Pulled back tightly off of face

Acrobatics

A class designed to improve flexibility, strength and stunts. The student will learn tumbling tricks and stunts from somersaults up to aerials and beyond. 

Age: 6yrs – 18yrs

Class Length: 45 minutes – 1 hour

  • Attire: Girls- Leotard and footless tights, any color for both, Boys – White shirt and black jazz pants.

  • Shoes: Barefoot

  • Hair: Pulled back tightly in either pony tail, braid or bun

Baton

Beginner baton skills and developing motor skills in the wrists, arms, and shoulders. The class will explore dance twirl and majorette twirling as well as teach students how to dance with other streamers and other props.

Age:  4yrs - 6yrs+

Class Length: 45 minutes

  • Attire:  Attire needs to be form fitting – i.e. dance shorts or jazz pants and a tight-fitting tank top. No long sleeves, t-shirts, or jeans 

  • Shoes: Black gore boots 

  • Hair: Pulled back tightly in either pony tail, braid or bun

Adult

We offer a wide range of adult classes, depending on interest each year. These classes will be on a punch card system and will include the option to perform in the annual recital.

Age: 18+

Class Length: 1 hour

  • Attire: Aerobic/dancewear

  • Shoes: SEE ABOVE FOR SPECIFIC CLASS REQUIREMENTS

  • Hair: SEE ABOVE FOR SPECIFIC CLASS REQUIREMENTS

Creative Movement

A class designed specifically with young children in mind.  During class time, the students will learn how to interact in a group setting including listening skills and taking turns.  Children will have active lessons in colors, numbers, shapes body part recognition, spatial awareness/directionality, balance, and a myriad of developmentally appropriate gross-motor skills.  Instructors will integrate poetry, music, and manipulatives to continually engage and stimulate little minds and bodies. Students will be grouped according to maturity and developmental readiness by the instructors and studio owner. 

Age: 3yrs -- 4yrs

Class Length: 45 minutes 

  • Attire: Girls- Black leotard and pink tights, ballet skirt optional, Boys – White shirt and black jazz pants.

  • Shoes: Girls- Pink ballet slippers, Boys- black ballet slippers

  • Hair: Pulled back tightly off of face

Combination A –  Introduction to Ballet and Acrobatics

A class geared towards introducing students to the fundamentals of ballet and acrobatics (see above for technique descriptions). They will perform one number in the recital, the dance style to be determined by the teacher.

Age: 4yrs – 5yrs

Class Length: 45 minutes (20 minutes each of ballet and acro)

  • Attire: Girls- Black leotard and pink tights, ballet skirt optional, Boys – White shirt and black jazz pants.

  • Shoes: Girls- Pink ballet slippers for ballet and barefoot for acro, Boys- black ballet slippers for ballet and barefoot for acro

  • Hair: Pulled back tightly off of face

Combination B – Introduction to Ballet and Tap

A class geared towards introducing students to the fundamentals of ballet and tap (see above for technique descriptions). They will perform one number in the recital, the dance style to be determined by the teacher.

Age: 4yrs – 5yrs

Class Length: 45 minutes (20 minutes each of ballet and tap)

  • Attire: Girls- Black leotard and pink tights, ballet skirt optional, Boys – White shirt and black jazz pants.

  • Shoes: Girls- Pink ballet slippers for ballet and black tap shoes for tap, Boys- Black ballet slippers for ballet and black tap shoes for tap

  • Hair: Pulled back tightly off of face