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Class Descriptions


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Class Descriptions


CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Time to Dance (Ages 2 and 3)
Child and caregiver enjoy 30 minutes of music and movement while working on gross and fine motor skills. The class explores the concepts of space, time and energy. Social skills are enhanced in a fun, nurturing environment that encourages self expression through movement improvisation

Creative Movement Pre-Ballet (Ages 3 and 4)
This class builds on skills introduced in the Time to Dance class, but the children are now working in the class without a caregiver. This class explores the concepts of space, time, and energy, while developing self-awareness, flexibility, and coordination. This class begins to introduce the basics of ballet and bar work. This class continues to promote self expression through movement improvisation.

Ballet 1 (Grades K and 1)
The fundamentals of ballet technique are taught to enhance strength, flexibility, creativity, and artistry. This class promotes self expression through movement improvisation and student choreography.

Ballet 2 (Grades 2 and 3) / Ballet 3 (Grades 4 and 5)
The fundamentals of ballet technique are taught to enhance strength, flexibility, creativity, and artistry. This class promotes self expression through movement improvisation and student choreography. The dancers begin to spend more time working in the center building dance phrases.

Ballet 4 (MS) / Ballet 5 (HS)
The fundamentals of ballet technique are taught to enhance strength, flexibility, creativity, and artistry. This class promotes self expression through movement improvisation and student choreography. The dancers continue to expand their ballet vocabulary while building longer dance phrases, focusing on movement quality and musically. Demi-pointe work is increased to begin basic preparation for pointe work in the upcoming years.

Cecchetti
Cecchetti technique is a graded system of ballet from grade one through professional level grade seven, based on the teachings of Enrico Cecchetti. This class will focus on the 1st and 2nd grade syllabi and will offer students a formal evaluation of their work at the end of the term. The class will be taught by Janet Taisey Craft, a certified Cecchetti teacher.

Pre-Modern (Grades K and 1)
For students interested in continuing the creative movement path, we offer an amazing young modern class which begins to explore the fundmentals of modern dance technique while continuing to build body awareness and self-confidence.  A few of the things we explore through movement in this class are the rise and fall of the body, taking space, and finding our spines.

Modern 1 (Grades 2 and 3) / Modern 2 (Grades 3 and 4)
The fundamentals of modern technique are taught to enhance strength, flexibility, creativity, and artistry. The students begin to understand how to move their bodies through space, working on movement with no boundaries, through movement phrases and improvisation.

Modern Middle School (MS) / Modern High School (HS)
The fundamentals of modern technique are taught to enhance strength, flexibility, creativity, and artistry. The classes will focus on proper alignment, use of breath, oppositional energy, moving through space, directional changes, fall and recovery. The class works on longer phrases of choreography and dancers begin to find their own movement style.

Contemporary Jazz (Grades 2-12) 
A fusion of both Jazz and Modern technique with emphasis on style, musicality and commitment to unconventional movement. This class will increase flexibility, strength and coordination while encouraging the students to move freely. This class will focus on body awareness, build their technical strength as well as dance vocabulary.

Adult Ballet
The fundamentals of ballet technique are taught to enhance strength, flexibility, creativity, and artistry. This class is beginner level, and a large portion of class is spent working at the bar. The class is rounded out with center-work and traveling combinations which build from week to week.

Adult Modern
The fundamentals of modern dance technique are taught to enhance strength, flexibility, creativity, and artistry. The class will focus on proper alignment, use of breath, oppositional energy, moving through space, directional changes, fall and recovery. Each class will begin with a set floor warm-up.

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Tuition


Tuition


TUITION INFORMATION

The Ipswich Moving Company School of Dance offers a 35-week program of classes plus a spring performance. The cost of the program is $610.00. No additional fees for performing, or costumes. Payment can be paid in full or divided into 4 installments of $152.50 each due 9/15/17, 11/15/17, 1/15/18, and 3/15/18.

The Time to Dance program is divided into two 14-week sessions. The cost for each session is $280.00.
Session 1: September 11th, 2017 – December 18th, 2017: payment in full is due 9/11/17.
Session 2: January 6th, 2018 – April 30th, 2018: payment in full is due 1/6/17.

Youth Dance Ensemble is by audition for dancers 12 years or older (information is available on request).
The cost of this program is $650.00.

A $50 deposit per class is due upon registration and is applied to the 4th quarter tuition payment.    

An annual $35 registration fee (one fee per family) is also due upon registration.

A $25.00 discount for siblings is applied to the 4th quarter tuition payment.

Invoices will be sent by email from LGB Bookkeeping Services. Quarterly tuition payments are due by the above payment due dates, but you may pay the total balance for the year at any time. Payment options: Online payment network, cash or check (black or dark blue ink on checks only). Any questions concerning invoices, please contact Laura Geggis at lbgbook@verizon.net.


ADULT CLASSES

Adult Classes offer three options: $20 per class drop-in rate, $175.00 for a 10 class card, or tuition payments following the 35-week program payment options above.

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Teaching Philosophy


Teaching Philosophy


PHILOSOPHY

At the Ipswich Moving Company School of Dance, our emphasis is on teaching movement and classical technique to students in an effort to foster strong foundational skills, love of dance, and lifelong appreciation for the art. Unlike competitive dance schools, our classes teach technique and form that can be applied in more advanced ballet and modern dance studies. We strive to instill a love of the art form in all our students, and prepare our more advanced students for the rigors of a lifelong dance practice.

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Attire


Attire


ATTIRE REQUIREMENTS

Creative Movement

Barefoot. Leotards with footless tights, dance skirts or fitted sweatpants.

Ballet

Pink tights and Pink ballet slippers. Short dance skirts are allowed. Hair must be pulled back. 
Leotard colors as follows:
Ballet 1-3: Light Pink leotard
Ballet 4 & 5: Black leotard
Boys: Plain t-shirts, sweatpants or black tights and black ballet slippers for boys.

Modern Dance

Unitard or leotard and stretch pants or sweatpants. Barefoot. Dance warm-ups & fitted shirts over leotard are allowed. Hair must be pulled back. 

Contemporary Jazz

Leotard and jazz pants. Black jazz shoes. Dance warm-ups and fitted shirts over leotard are allowed. No baggy sweatshirts or t-shirts. Hair must be pulled back. 

Local Dancewear Supply

On Your Toes, 194 Newbury Street #3, Peabody, MA 978-536-7077

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YOUTH DANCE ENSEMBLE

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Youth Dance Ensemble


Youth Dance Ensemble


YOUTH DANCE ENSEMBLE

Youth Dance Ensemble was formed to provide students the opportunity to be part of a working modern dance company.  Students 12 years and older, who are committed, physically able, technically qualified, and passionate in their love of dance can audition in the Spring for the ensemble. Please know, Ipswich Moving Company School of Dance is dedicated to giving as many willing students as possible the opportunity to be a part of the Company.

Once a member, all dancers must attend scheduled ballet class, modern class, and ensemble rehearsal every week. Ensemble members have the opportunity to perform throughout the year, attend master classes, and also create their own choreography.