DAYTIME ARTS PROGRAM
Are you looking for a daytime arts program for your child?
We're excited to announce a cutting edge approach to the arts for children in grades K-8.
Movement is the key to learning. Movement combined with creativity is the key to a healthy and fulfilled life. We’ve developed an innovative daytime program for children in grades K-8 rooted in movement, music, theater and nature to support the development of skilled technicians, critical thinkers, successful collaborators, inventive creators and generous citizens.
Wednesdays from 1:00-4:00 pm
September through June
This program follows the Future of Dance tuition schedule and is calculated a 3 hours/week. Click here to see the tuition schedule for the year.
The DAYTIME PROGRAM will perform in an in-studio showcase in the Winter and in the Spring. No additional performance fees are required.
Our DAYTIME DANCE classes work through 3 styles during the year: Ballet, Tap and Jazz giving students time to explore and experience each discipline. In addition to the 3 dance styles, each level will also explore a unit on choreography, in order to build their own artistic voice.
Our music classes focus on theory, rhythm, and vocal confidence. Younger students are exposed to basic instruments and rhythm patterns, as well as principles of choral singing. We also begin our music theory learning about notation and tempos. Older students study music theory more deeply, learning about solfege and reading sheet music. All students are exposed to a variety of choral singing styles: classic folk and circle songs, Musical Theater repertoire, contemporary pop, and classical music.
Our acting classes focus on building strong technique in mind, body, and voice. Younger students will explore improvisation, devised theater, and scripts from the Theater for Young Audiences (TYA) canon. Older students will dive deeper into script work, learning about script analysis, and learning scenes and monologues from Shakespeare, Greek, and 21st century realism. Core techniques will include stage directions, eye contact, sightlines, using objectives and tactics, and creating blocking (for Intermediates and Seniors this will include Viewpoints and Laban movement work). Each class will also include a vocal warm-up to help students gain resonance, clarity, and flexibility, as well as practice healthy speaking habits.
All of our programming is informed by studying the natural world. We integrate the natural elements: earth, wind, air, fire, water, along with sacred geometry, sound frequency, animals, plants and insects and the understanding of the oneness of humanity and nature to influence the learning and expression of our of artistic work in this program.