Summer Session Schedule 2018
June 18 – August 31 (10 weeks)
No class during Skate Detroit (July 16-20)
Summer session fees (10 classes): 30 minute class – $100, 45 minute class – $120, 60 minute class – $150. This is not a per class fee. It is a session fee.
Ballet Level 1
Ballet Level 2
Ballet Level 3
*Ballet Level 4
Dance Fusion Level 3/4
Dance Fusion, Jr (8yrs old and up)
Introduction to Choreography (ages 12yrs and up)
**Stretch Class (all levels)
*Upper level ice dancers and pairs skaters should register for these ballet classes.
**These stretch classes are designed for flexibility training NOT pre-skate warm-up.
Please contact Anne Marine, Dance Academy Coordinator, to determine your skater’s placement in classes (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fall/Winter Session Schedule 2017-2018
Monday, September 11 – Saturday, May 19 (34 weeks)
No classes Wednesday, December 20 – Tuesday, January 2; Classes resume Wednesday, January 3rd
The Fall/Winter Session will run 34 weeks. A four-payment plan (automatic credit card debit) is available. See Marrianne or Debbie in the main office to register via the payment plan system. One-time, full payment registration is available online via the DSC website. Fall/Winter Session fees: (single payment) $510 for 75-minute class, $408 for 60-minute class, $340 for 45-minute class OR automated four-payment plan which includes a nominal fee of $5/payment. Payments scheduled for date of registration, November 11th, January 15th, and March 19th.
Skaters must check with the Dance Academy Coordinator, Anne Marine, at email@example.com, for proper class placement prior to registering for class.
Ballet Level 1
Ballet Level 2
Ballet Level 3
Ballet Level 4
*Dance Teams Ballet
*Classes require coach or Dance Academy coordinator approval
Please contact Anne Marine, Dance Academy Coordinator, to determine your skater’s placement in classes
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.
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.