Creative Dance Classes

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Creative Dance Classes 2018-05-16T18:32:57+00:00

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Our creative dance classes focus on the development of the whole child. Dancers develop technique through traditional modern and ballet exercises. In addition, they exercise their creativity and imagination as they explore the elements of dance through age appropriate movement. Dancers are given opportunities to improvise, engage in creative problem-solving, and grow in cognitive, social, and emotional ways as they interact in each class. All classes have live accompaniment by experienced and engaging musicians to expose dancers to a variety of musical genres. Kindergarten and older classes will participate in one proscenium performance each year at Kingsbury Hall as part of the annual spring Tanner Dance Studio Show.

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 classes coming soon!

Fall 2017 Session: August 21-December 9
Spring 2018 Session: January 3-April 28

Prices as follows: Fall (F)

Spring (S)

Full Year (Y)

Registration and Payment Details

Preschool Creative Dance (3½-5 years)

Preschool Creative Dance classes focus on the joy of moving and the exploration of creative ideas through movement.  The class includes age-appropriate technique or exercises for the whole body.  It introduces the preschool child to ways to move through space like galloping, skipping, sliding, running, leaping, jumping and hopping.  Dancers explore shape and space, rhythm and songs, qualities of moving, and many forms of literature.  Teachers use preschool curriculum springboards that they creatively weave into the dance class.  All classes have live accompaniment by experienced and engaging musicians.  Children learn to be independent and to interact with a teacher and their peers.

3 1/2 – 4 1/2 yrs (VT3Y1-17/18)

Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 pm

$254 (F)

$254 (S)

$484 (Y)

This class is currently full. Please choose another. 

3 1/2 – 4 1/2 yrs (VT3Y2-17/18)

Thursdays 1:30-2:30 pm

$238 (F)

$254 (S)

$468 (Y)

This class is currently full. Please choose another. 

3 1/2 – 4 1/2 yrs (VT3Y3-17/18)

Saturdays 9:30-10:30 am

$238 (F)

$238 (S)

$454 (Y)

This class is currently full. Please choose another. 

4-5 yrs (VT4Y1-17/18)

Wednesdays 1:00-2:00 pm

$254 (F)

$254 (S)

$484 (Y)

Spring registration has been closed.

4-5 yrs (VT4Y2-17/18)

Thursdays 10:45-11:45 am

$238 (F)

$254 (S)

$468 (Y)

Spring registration has been closed.

4 – 5 yrs (VT4Y3-17/18)

Saturdays 10:30-11:30 am

$238 (F)

$238 (S)

$454 (Y)

This class is currently full. Please choose another. 

Elementary Creative Dance Kindergarten-Second Grade

Creative Dance classes focus on training the body as an instrument, the introduction of the elements of dance:  space, time and energy, and self-expression through the exploration of creative ideas through movement.  The class includes age-appropriate technique or exercises for the whole body.  By age eight, dancers begin to work at the barre and to learn basic ballet vocabulary.  The class introduces the young dancer to ways to move through space like galloping, skipping, sliding, running, leaping, jumping and hopping.  Dancers explore shape and space, rhythm, both metric and breath, and qualities of movement.  Teachers use literature and other elementary curriculum springboards that they creatively weave into the class.  All classes have live accompaniment by experienced and engaging musicians.  Children attend classes alone but parents are invited to watch on the first day of class, during parent participation and observation at the end of the semester.  All students kindergarten and above perform at Kingsbury Hall in a year-end performance. 

Kindergarten (VTK2-17/18)

Tuesdays 1:30-2:30 pm

$254 (F)

$286 (S)

$498 (Y)

This class is currently full. Please choose another. 

Kindergarten (VTK3-17/18)

Wednesdays 4:00-5:00 pm

$254 (F)

$514 (Y)

Spring registration has been closed.

Kindergarten (VTK4-17/18)

Thursdays 4:00-5:00 pm

$238 (F)

$286 (S)

$498 (Y)

Spring registration has been closed.

Kindergarten (VTK5-17/18)

Saturdays 10:30-11:30 am

$238 (F)

$270 (S)

$484 (Y)

Spring registration has been closed.

Kindergarten Previously Registered Only (VTK1-17/18)

Tuesdays 9:30-10:30 am

$254 (F)

$270 (S)

$498 (Y)

Spring registration has been closed.

1st Grade (VT104-17/18)

Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 pm

$254 (F)

$286 (S)

$514 (Y)

Spring registration has been closed.

1st Grade Previously Registered (VT101-17/18)

Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 pm

$254 (F)

$270 (S)

$498 (Y)

This class is currently full. Please choose another.

1st Grade Previously Registered (VT102-17/18)

Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 pm

$254 (F)

$286 (S)

$514 (Y)

This class is currently full. Please choose another.

1st & 2nd Grade (VT105-17/18)

Saturdays 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

$238 (F)

$270 (S)

$484 (Y)

Spring registration has been closed.

Previously Registered 1st-2nd Grade (VT103-17/18)

Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 pm

$254 (F)

$286 (S)

$514 (Y)

Spring registration has been closed.

2nd Grade Advanced (VTA2-17/18)

Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 pm

$254 (F)

$286 (S)

$514 (Y)

Spring registration has been closed.

Creative Dance Third-Sixth Grade

Tanner Dance classes for upper elementary students focus on training the body as an instrument, the introduction of the elements of dance:  space, time and energy, and self-expression through the exploration of creative ideas through movement.  The class includes technique or exercises for the whole body which build strength, flexibility, endurance, agility, balance and grace.  Dancers work at the barre and learn basic ballet and modern dance vocabulary throughout the class.  Dancers learn to do basic jumps, leaps and turns and explore shape and space, rhythm, both metric and breath, and qualities of movement as they improvise and create dances.  Teachers are aware that some dancers are preparing to audition for junior high dance companies and will work to prepare dancers for the audition process.  All classes have live accompaniment by experienced and engaging musicians.  Dancers attend classes alone but parents are invited to watch on the first day of class, during parent participation and observation at the end of the semester.  All students perform at Kingsbury Hall in a year-end performance. 

3rd-4th Grade (VT301-17/18)

Fridays 4:00-5:00 pm

$238 (F)

$270 (S)

$484 (Y)

Spring registration has been closed.

3rd-4th Grade (VT302-17/18)

Saturdays 12:30-1:30 pm

$238 (F)

$270 (S)

$484 (Y)

Spring registration has been closed.

3rd-4th Grade Advanced (VTA3-17/18)

Wednesdays 5:30-6:45 pm

$318 (F)

$358 (S)

$644 (Y)

This class is currently full. Please choose another.

4th-5th Grade Advanced (VTA45-17/18)

Tuesdays 6:00-7:15 pm

$318 (F)

$338 (S)

$624 (Y)

Spring registration has been closed.

5th-6th Grade (VT56-17/18)VTJH-17/18

Wednesdays 5:30-6:45 pm

$318 (F)

$358 (S)

$644 (Y)

This class is currently full. Please choose another.

Junior & Senior High School

Junior High and High School Dance is an exciting and sophisticated adventure.  Teachers strive to make these young dancers as versatile as possible in all genres of dance with a sound focus on training the body as an instrument, the introduction of the elements of dance and self-expression and confidence through movement. The class includes technique that builds strength, flexibility, endurance, agility, balance and grace.  Dancers work at the barre and learn basic ballet and modern dance vocabulary throughout the class.  Dancers learn to do jumps, leaps and turns and explore shape and space, rhythm, both metric and breath, and qualities of movement as they improvise and create dances.  Teachers are aware that some dancers are preparing to audition for dance companies and will work to prepare dancers for the audition process.  All classes have live accompaniment by experienced and engaging musicians.  Parents are invited to watch on the first day of class, during parent participation and observation at the end of the semester.  All students perform at Kingsbury Hall in a year-end, performance.

6th-9th Grade (VTJH-17/18)

Tuesdays 7:30-8:45 pm

$318 (F)

$338 (S)

$624 (Y)

Spring registration has been closed.

High School (VTJH2-17/18)

Wednesdays 7:00-8:30 pm

$358 (F)

$358 (S)

$682 (Y)

Spring registration has been closed.