Fall/Winter Session Schedule 2019-2020
Monday, September 9th through Saturday, April 4th (28 weeks)

*No classes:
November 27th – December 1st (Thanksgiving break)
December 24th – January 5th (Holiday break)
*These days are NOT included in the fee paid for the session

The Fall/Winter Session class fees vary by class time and day of the week due to breaks.  A four-payment plan (automatic credit card debit) is available and includes a processing fee of $5/payment. See Marrianne or Debbie in the main office to register via the payment plan system. Payments scheduled for on or about date of registration, October 28th, December 23rd, and February 24th. Registration with full payment can be made online.  Refund policy:  Refunds will be given for any reason minus a $50 cancellation fee.

Skaters must check with the Dance Academy Coordinator, Anne Bak Marine, at amarine@dscclub.com, for proper class placement prior to registering for class.

Dance for Figure Skaters
New this Fall/Winter session, all of our Dance Academy classes will provide an opportunity for skaters to learn a variety of different dance styles to develop technical skills and enhance performance range.  Students will receive training in ballet, contemporary, jazz/hip hop, Broadway, stretching for flexibility and injury prevention, and/or improvisation and choreographic composition.  Dance genres will be taught in 4-5 week units.

Beginner – PreJuv
6:15-7:15pm  Monday, Wednesday, Friday
11:15-12:15pm Saturday

PreJuv – Intermediate
5:15-6:15pm  Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Juvenile – Senior
4:15-5:15pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday
12:15-1:15pm  Saturday

Pilates
1:15-2:15pm  Saturday

Class Fees
Monday $420 (full payment); or four payments of $110.00
Wednesday/Friday/Saturday $405 (full payment); or four payments of $106.25

 

 

Summer Session Schedule 2019
June 17 – August 30 (10 weeks)
No class during Skate Detroit (July 22-26)

DSC Elite Academy (8:30-9:30am) 
Monday – Contemporary Dance
Tuesday – Ballet
Wednesday – Jazz/Hip Hop
Thursday – Ballet Repertory
Friday – Pilates

Pilates Mat Class (All Levels)
Tuesday – 10:50-11:35am
Tuesday – 12:20-1:05pm

Intermediate – Senior High (10:50-11:35am)
Monday – Contemporary Dance
Tuesday – Pilates
Wednesday – Ballet
Thursday – Ballet Repertory

Intermediate – Senior High (12:20-1:05pm)
Monday – Contemporary Dance
Tuesday – Pilates
Wednesday – Ballet Repertory
Thursday – Ballet

Preliminary – Juvenile (9:35-10:20am)
Monday – Ballet
Tuesday – Contemporary Dance
Wednesday – Ballet
Thursday – Jazz/Hip Hop

Preliminary – Juvenile (11:35-12:20pm)
Monday – Ballet
Tuesday – Ballet
Wednesday – Jazz/Hip Hop
Thursday – Contemporary Dance

Preliminary – Juvenile (2:20-3:05pm)
Monday – Ballet
Tuesday – Contemporary Dance
Wednesday – Jazz/Hip Hop
Thursday – Ballet

Beginner – Preliminary (10:20-10:50am)
Monday – Jazz/Hip Hop
Tuesday – Ballet
Wednesday – Creative Dance
Thursday – Ballet

Beginner – Preliminary (1:50-2:20pm)
Monday – Creative Dance
Tuesday – Ballet
Wednesday – Ballet
Thursday – Jazz/Hip Hop

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Class Descriptions (not all classes are offered every session)

Ballet: Ballet technique class provides the fundamental basis for all other movement styles. The skater will learn proper posture, body alignment, flexibility, control, precision, grace, and musicality.

Contemporary: Contemporary, or modern dance, focuses on developing movement and flexibility through the upper body, artistry, creativity, expression, and an understanding of complex musical structures.

Dance Fusion: An exciting way to sample three completely different dance styles and enhance performance range!  First, we’ll journey to the Contemporary dance stage to find your center, move bigger and mobilize your spine.  Next, discover how to add more impact, “pop” and style to your choreography with Jazz/Hip-Hop.  Lastly, we’ll travel to Broadway and infuse your on-ice artistry with fresh, new Musical Theatre pizzazz.  Come and explore Contemporary, Jazz/Hip-Hop, and Broadway all in one summer!  (Skaters must be at a Ballet Level 3 or 4 for this class.)

Dance Fusion, Jr: An exciting opportunity for our Ballet level 1 and 2 skaters (8 yrs old and up) to sample 5 different dance styles this summer!  Similar in structure and objective to the Dance Fusion class for our level 3 and 4 skaters (see description above), this class will introduce our younger skaters to Broadway, Creative Movement, Hip-Hop/Breakdancing (basic moves), Contemporary, and Jazz over 10 sessions.

Jazz/Hip Hop: This dance technique involves movement isolations of the torso, hips, and limbs often in complex rhythmic structures. The style ranges from classic jazz and Broadway to more contemporary hip hop movement vocabulary. Additional emphasis is placed on presentation and performance quality.

Yoga: Expands your physical and mental comfort zone. By balancing ease and effort, strength and stability (sometimes in long holds), your body becomes strong and steady. Breath awareness and pranayama (breathing exercises) can sooth and energize your mind or even balance the hemispheres of your brain giving you an easy method to reduce stress and anxiety and let go of habitual thought patterns. Expect to breathe deeply, be encouraged to push the boundaries of your comfort zone, and move in new and interesting ways in and positive and supportive environment.

Introduction to Choreography: This class, for skaters age 12yrs and older, will introduce the basic creative tools in the choreographer’s toolbox.  For any skater interested in learning to design their own programs, this class sets the groundwork for that artistic process.

Intro to Dance: A fun-filled creative movement class designed to introduce the student to dance through a series of structured improvisational activities. Learning focuses on developing creativity, musicality, large motor skills, and the four basic elements of dance/choreography (direction, level, speed, and shape).

Pilates: Pilates is a form of exercise, developed by Joseph Pilates, which emphasizes the balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility, and awareness in order to support efficient, graceful movement.

Repertory: This class offers the student the opportunity to learn choreography for an informal performance at the end of the session.

Stretching for Flexibility: This class focuses on deep stretching specifically for flexibility training and often includes yoga-based postures. It is recommended to take this class at the END of a skater’s training day. It is not a warm-up class.

Warm-up Classes: (Level 1 & 2) An excellent way for our lower level skaters to begin their training day.  This class will utilize fundamentals from Pilates, ballet, jazz, and/or creative movement as well as light stretching to warm up the skaters’ bodies and get them ready to hit the ice.  (Level 3 & 4) Ballet barre and light stretching will be utilized for a solid warm up before skating.

 

 


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