Creative Dance Classes

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 2016 Session: August 22-December 10
Spring 2017 Session: January 3-April 29

2016-2017 Calendar

Prices as follows: Fall | Spring | Full Year

Registration and Payment Details

 

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Parent/Tot Class

 

The Parent/Tot class focuses 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, and many forms of literature.  Teachers use preschool curriculum springboards that they creatively weave into the class.  All classes have live accompaniment by experienced and engaging musicians.  Children move with a parent or other caregiver, independently and with the group.

 

Parent/Tot I (V1802-16/17): 18 months – 2 1/2 yrs

*This class is integrated for students with and without disabilities.

Thursdays 10:30-11:15 am

$174 | $184 | $342

Spring registration is now closed.

 

Parent/Tot I (V1801-16/17): 18 months – 2 1/2 yrs

Saturdays 9:30-10:15 am

$174 | $184 | $342

Spring registration is now closed.

 

Parent/Tot II (V102-16/17): 2 1/2 – 3 1/2 yrs

Thursdays 9:30-10:30 am

$230 | $246 | $482

Spring registration is now closed.

 

Parent/Tot II (V103-16/17): 2 1/2 – 3 1/2 yrs

*This class is integrated for students with and without disabilities.

Thursdays 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

$230 | $246 | $482

Spring registration is now closed.

 

Parent/Tot II (V101-16/17): 2 1/2 – 3 1/2 yrs

Saturdays 10:30-11:30 am

$230 | $246 | $454

Spring registration is now closed.

 

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 (V201-16/17)

Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 pm

$246 | $246 | $468

Spring registration is now closed.

 

3 1/2 – 4 1/2 yrs (V202-16/17)

Thursdays 1:30-2:30 pm

$230 | $246 | $454

Spring registration is now closed.

 

3 1/2 – 4 1/2 yrs (V203-16/17)

Saturdays 9:30-10:30 am

$230 | $246 | $454

Spring registration is now closed.

 

4-5 yrs (V402-16/17)

Wednesdays 1:00-2:00 pm

$246 | $246 | $468

Spring registration is now closed.

 

4-5 yrs (V403-16/17)

Thursdays 10:45-11:45 am

$230 | $246 | $454

Spring registration is now closed.

 

4 1/2 – 5 yrs (V404-16/17)

Saturdays 10:30-11:30 am

$230 | $246 | $454

Spring registration is now closed.

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 (V502-16/17)

Tuesdays 1:30-2:30 pm

$246 | $276 | $496

Spring registration is now closed.

 

Kindergarten (V505-16/17)

Wednesdays 4:00-5:00 pm

$246 | $276 | $496

Spring registration is now closed.

 

Kindergarten (V503-16/17)

Thursdays 4:00-5:00 pm

$230 | $276 | $482

Spring registration is now closed.

 

Kindergarten (V506-16/17)

Saturdays 10:30-11:30 am

$230 | $276 | $482

Spring registration is now closed.

 

Kindergarten Previously Registered Only (V501-16/17)

Tuesdays 9:30-10:30 am

$246 | $276 | $496

Spring registration is now closed.

 

1st Grade (V604-16/17)

Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 pm

$246 | $276 | $496

Spring registration is now closed.

 

1st Grade Previously Registered (V601-16/17)

Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 pm

$246 | $276 | $496

Spring registration is now closed.

 

1st Grade Previously Registered (V602-16/17)

Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 pm

$246 | $276 | $496

Spring registration is now closed.

 

1st & 2nd Grade (V603-16/17)

Saturdays 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

$230 | $276 | $482

Spring registration is now closed.

 

Previously Registered 1st-2nd Grade (V605-16/17)

Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 pm

$246 | $276 | $496

Spring registration is now closed.

 

2nd Grade Advanced (V701-16/17)

Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 pm

$246 | $276 | $496

Spring registration is now 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 (V902-16/17)

Fridays 4:00-5:00 pm

$308 | $276 | $604

Spring registration is now closed.

 

3rd-4th Grade (V903-16/17)

Saturdays 12:30-1:30 pm

$230 | $276 | $482

Spring registration is now closed.

 

3rd-4th Grade Advanced (V901-16/17)

Wednesdays 5:30-6:45 pm

$308 | $346 | $604

Spring registration is now closed.

 

4th-5th Grade Advanced (V1001-16/17)

Tuesdays 6:00-7:15 pm

$308 | $346 | $604

Spring registration is now closed.

 

5th-6th Grade (V1002-16/17)

Wednesdays 5:30-6:45 pm

$308 | $346 | $604

Spring registration is now closed.

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 (V1101-16/17)

Tuesdays 7:30-8:45 pm

$308 | $346 | $604

Spring registration is now closed.

 

High School (V1102-16/17)

Wednesdays 7:00-8:30 pm

$368 | $392 | $722

Spring registration is now closed.