Academy


Class Descriptions

 

CREATIVE BALLET Creative Ballet is an introduction to ballet for three to five year olds. Through rhythm, games, music and imagination students learn basic ballet positions, coordination and musicality. Students must be potty trained and be able to communicate with others.

PRE-BALLET – Pre-Ballet is a ballet class designed for five -six year olds to introduce them to the foundation of ballet. Students learn basic ballet technique, rhythm and musicality through games and center floor work.

PRE-BALLET/ TAP – Pre-Ballet/ Tap is an introduction to ballet and an introduction to tap for three to six year olds. Twenty minutes of each class will be spent on both ballet and tap. Through rhythm, games, music and imagination students learn basic ballet positions, tap steps, coordination and musicality. Students must be potty trained and able to communicate with others.

BALLET I – Ballet I is a class designed for students who have been promoted from a pre-ballet class and for students ages 7-10.   Students will learn the positions of the feet and port de bras. Ballet I starts the foundation of barre work and center floor work. Students will be introduced to ballet vocabulary as well.  At the end of each class, students will have the opportunity to show what they have learned and be able to express themselves and their creativity through games.

BALLET II-Ballet II is a class designed for students with some previous ballet training. Students must be at least 8 years of age or have completed Ballet I. Students will take one of hour ballet a week. This class will focus on building the foundation of classical ballet through barre work and center floor work. This class is to prepare students for petite allegro, spotting, while focusing on balance, use of port de bras and beginning to spend a longer time center floor.

BALLET III – Ballet III is a class designed for students with some previous ballet training. This class is designed for the student who is at least 9 years of age. They must take two, one-hour classes a week. Students will learn vocabulary, musicality, rhythm and begin the technique to turn or pirouette. Focus will be emphasized at the barre so as students progress center floor strength will be easily achieved.

BALLET IV – Ballet IV is a class designed for the student with knowledge of ballet positions of the feet and arms, basic vocabulary and is able to accept constructive criticism and apply those corrections. Students must be able to commit to three one and a half hour classes a week, and one, half hour pointe/pre-pointe class a week upon invitation only.

BALLET V – Ballet V  is a class designed for the student with who meet all of the prerequisites of Ballet IV and are ready for more advanced steps.  Students must be able to commit to three one and a half hour classes a week, and two, half hour pointe class a week upon invitation only.

BEGINNING TEEN/ADULT BALLET – Designed for the first time students or childhood students who want to return to the dance studio

OPEN ADULT BALLET – For the dancer with previous ballet training.  Drop-in and pay as you go

JAZZ – Students will learn to express themselves through dance to upbeat music while learning age appropriate jazz techniques

LYRICAL– Students fuse jazz and ballet techniques to express emotions of the music.

TAP – Using a variety of music dancers learn tap steps while honing their rhythmic abilities

TEEN/ADULT TAP – Dancers learn tap steps using a variety of music

HIP-HOP – Learn body movement to rhythms and the beat of modern hip-hop style music including isolations, hip-hop steps and strengths of movement

TEEN/ADULT HIP-HOP – No previous dance experience necessary as students learn body movement to rhythms and the beat of modern hip-hop style music including isolations, hip-hop steps and strength of movement.

 


 Attire and Dress Code

LADIES

In all classes female students must have hair pulled completely off of face.  All ballet classes female students must have their hair in a bun.  If you are unsure on how to set a bun please ask an instructor for direction and a hand out.  All other classes hair must be secure back completely off of face into a bun or ponytail

CREATIVE BALLET : Black or Pink short sleeved leotard, pink tights, pink leather ballet shoes.  Leotard must be solid in color, no decals, jewels, or logos.  Short attached skirts are permitted.

PRE-BALLET: Black or Pink short sleeved leotard, pink tights, pink leather ballet shoes.  Leotard must be solid in color, no decals, jewels, or logos.  Short attached skirts are permitted.

BALLET I-III: Black short sleeved leotard, pink tights, pink leather ballet shoes

BALLET IV-V: Black leotard (any style), pink tights, pink leather or canvas ballet shoes. Skirts, and color leotard permitted on Fridays.

POINTE: Black leotard, pink tights, pointe shoes, short chiffon skirt may be worn

TEEN/ADULT BALLET: Leotard, tights or yoga pants or stretch pants/leggings, ballet shoes, form fitting shirt may be worn over leotard

JAZZ: Leotards with tights and shorts, yoga pants, or leggings. Form fitting shirt may be worn over leotard. Black jazz shoes.

LYRICAL: Leotards with tights, shorts, yoga pants, or leggings. Form fitting shirt may be worn over leotard. Half sole lyrical shoe in flesh tone, canvas or leather.

TAP: T-shirt or form fitting top, yoga pants, leggings, or shorts with or without tights. Black tap shoes.

HIP-HOP: Comfortable clothing. Designated shoes only worn to dance class (must be clean). No jeans.

GENTLEMEN 

BALLET: White fitted T-shirt, Black tights or dance pants, Black socks and black ballet shoes

        TAP: Black Jazz pants or dance Capri, and solid colored top leotard, Tap Shoes

       TEEN/ ADULT TAP: Comfortable clothing, tap shoes

JAZZ: Black jazz pants or dance Capri, fitted solid color top or leotard, black jazz shoes

HIP-HOP: Comfortable clothing, clean sneakers worn only to dance class. (No jeans)

MODERN: Jazz pants or dance Capri, fitted solid colored shirt or leotard.  You may bring socks for warm-up but most of class will be done barefoot


 

Policies

ENROLLMENT – To enroll you must complete a Registration Form and pay a $25.00 non-refundable Registration Fee.  Both of these are due at time of enrollment and students will not be allowed to participate in class unless other arrangements have been made with  our office.  First months tuition is also due at the time of enrollment.  After first months tuition has been paid you will be invoiced the following months.  Enrollment is required for each new season.  NCDA only has two seasons a year, the school year season and the summer season.

Online registration is now available!

WITHDRAWAL – If you should choose to withdraw from our program you must put in writing why you chose to do so.  No refunds will be given.  If a student chooses to withdraw half way through a month the remaining balance will not be refunded by the school.  You will continue to be invoiced until a written statement has been received by the office.

ABSENCESIf a student is not able to attend class due to illness or family emergency please call and let us know.  Students are encouraged to take a Make-Up class.  Ask your instructor what class the student should attend for their Make-up class. Tuition will not be reimbursed for any absence. You may make up a class up to four weeks following the absence. Please feel free to ask your instructor or Director for any questions you have concerning a prolonged illness or more than one absence in a month. Students on scholarship who repeatedly miss class may lose their scholarship to make room for other students in need. For questions or concerns please speak with the Director.

LATE ARRIVALS If a student arrives 15 minutes late to class he/she may be asked to sit out and observe the class. This is for the safety of the student. If a student jumps into class late they most likely missed the warm-up in class, which could lead to injury.

STUDIO CLOSURES NEW CITY DANCE CO. will always follow the Highline School district with closures concerning snow and sever weather. Please see our schedule for holiday closures.

SPRING PERFORMANCE – One of the most exciting times in a dancer’s life is being able to perform.  Each year we produce a show full of all the young talent we have worked with throughout the school year.  We rent a large venue and hold a professional show with our students.  Please know that to produce a show like this it takes a lot of work from our parents and our students as well as our staff.  We will be looking for volunteers to sell tickets, hand out posters or make cookies!  All help is appreciated!  A $50.00 participation fee will be due the 1st of March from all Ballet Academy students, a $25.00 participation fee will be due from all other students.

This is the time for all students to shine! We encourage all students to participate and to show what they have learned and how they have grown in their performance quality and in their technique. And to share their love for the art of dance.


Student Handbook

DANCE CLASS ETIQUETTE:

-Arrive 15 minutes before class time to warm up and prepare for class

-Do not enter a studio without being invited by your instructor

-Come to class prepared to learn

-Come to class in full dress code (see class dress code)

-Please raise hand to ask a question during class (Students are encouraged to ask questions pertaining to what they are learning)

-Come with hair styled appropriately for your class (see dress code)

-Students must ask permission before leaving classroom

-Have a positive attitude!

PAYMENT

-Payment is due the 1st of each month.

-Any payment received after the 10th will have an additional $20 late fee (no exceptions), unless arrangements have been made with the office

-Payments may be:

  • Mailed to the studio
  • Dropped off in the tuition drop box (please place cash in a sealed envelope with the students name)
  • Paid in person via card
  • Paid online through our registration portal (coming soon)

-If paying by check please put students first and last name on it

-No refunds will be given for missed classes (please see make up classes)

MAKE UP CLASSES

-Make up classes are available to students who were unable to attend a class due to illness, injury or family emergency. Or if for some reason the NCDC had to cancel.

SUBSTITUTE INSTRUCTORS

NCDC has a wonderful source of substitute instructors to fill in when your regularly scheduled teacher is not able to teach his or her class. Please know that the substitute instructors are just as capable of teaching a professional dance class as our primary staff.

SCHOOL CLOSURES

NCDC will follow the Highline School Districts snow closure policy.  If Highline School District is one hour late New City Dance Co. will be holding classes as usual.

If you are unsure if the school will close because of weather please check the Home Page of our web site or call (206) 242-7989 and listen to the voice recording