Dance Classes

Keep In Mind...

  • Pointe, Ballet III, and Modern III classes for the Fall and Winter/Spring semesters are filled. For information regarding placement on a waiting list or details about the the Dance Ensemble in general, Theresa Kendall, the dance instructor, asks that you call her directly at (570)326-5938!
  • Our summer dance program is open to the general public!
  • Our Summer dance classes are filled in the order registration forms with fees are received.
  • Summer dance students are given first preference for all Fall and Winter/Spring class openings.

For the Youngest Dancers

Creative Movement

For ages: 3 - 4

Guaranteed to be a FUN class! Basic body positions for Ballet and Modern will be introduced. The goal of the class is to encourage self-awareness through movement with age appropriate music.

Pre-Ballet

For ages: 4-5

The structure of Ballet will be introduced with barre-work and simple center combinations. Age appropriate music will be used in the center, with improvisation. The goal of the class is to build self-esteem through enjoyment of movement and music.

Ballet

Ballet I

For ages: 6 - 9

Basic ballet techniques such as body carriage, balance, and positioning of head, arms, legs, and feet will be focal. The structure of the ballet class will be followed including barre, centre practice, adagé and allegro. Musical interpretation through creative movement is emphasized and encouraged. Age appropriate music will be combined with classical selections.

Ballet II

For ages 9-12/ 13

Intermediate ballet techniques will be studied through closing in fifth position and using both supporting and working leg at the barre. Directions of the body as well as Vaganova and French School technique will be focal.

Ballet III

Ages: 12/13 to adult

Advanced ballet techniques will be studied through concentration on barre, centre practice, adagé, and allegro. Directions of the body as well as Vaganova and French School technique will be focal. Pirouette en dehors and en dedans will be studied. Opportunities to partner will be available.

Pointe

For ages: 12 - adult

Instruction sur les pointes will be offered beginning at the barre and progressing at the rate of the individual dancer.

The pointe class will be included free of charge upon current enrollment in either Ballet II or Ballet III.


Note: This is offered free of charge for students enrolled in either Ballet II or Ballet III

Ballet I & Ballet II for Home-Schooled Students

For ages: 6 - 13 Years

This class for home schooled students will follow the same goals of Ballet I and Ballet II.


Note: Separate Classes are offered in the Fall & Winter/Spring semesters, but combines with regular ballet classes in the summer only.

Modern Dance

Modern I

For ages: 6-9 years

The goal of the class is to build self-confidence, body awareness, and creativity in a tasteful, fun form of dance.

The class will include José Limon, Martha Graham, and Merce Cunningham floor and standing warm-up and across the floor exercise.

A portion of class time will be devoted to improvisation. Dancers will learn how to use focus, time, level and space to create their own expression of movement and music.



Modern II

For ages: 9-12/13 ys.

The goal of the class is to strengthen self-confidence, body awareness, and creativity in a tasteful, fun form of dance.

The class will include José Limon, Martha Graham, and Merce Cunningham technique, focusing on isolations, alignment, and re-centering.

Breath awareness and control will be emphasized. Through guided and non-guided improvisation, the dancers will learn how to use focus, time, level and space to create their own expression of movement and music.


Modern III

For ages: 12/13 - adult

Through the Nicholais, Limon, Graham, and Cunningham techniques, students will explore and understand elements of modern dance including: focus, level, space, and time. Class may include Pilates, standing exercise, across the floor and recentering techniques, improvisation, and choreography..

The importance of breath, self-expression, and creativity is focal.


Ballroom Dance

Note: This is a summer only class

Ballroom Dance

The ballroom dance class is for couples of all ages! Beginner students are welcome to sign up for the class.

Registration Fees:

  • One price "per couple"