Summer Dance 2019
The Ridgefield School of Dance Summer Dance program boasts an exciting line-up of classes for dancers of all ages and abilities. Advanced and Intermediate Ballet Intensive is designed to fine-tune and strengthen serious dancers’ technique. Our Wednesday Workshops allow dancers to try a different discipline every Wednesday in August. This year, our Young Dancers’ Programs may be taken in a 1 or 2 week commitment. Summer Dance is a great way for students to experience new disciplines, improve dance technique and enjoy dancing throughout the summer!
Ballet Intensives - June
June 20 - June 28 -
Intermediate: 1:00 - 3:30
Advanced: 1:00 - 4:00
Our 7 day advanced and intermediate level ballet intensives focus on preparation for off-site summer intensive programs. Each day includes technique, variations/pointe, stretch & conditioning for both levels. For the intermediate dancers character, contemporary and modern will alternate with variations and pointe. This program is not just for those going away, but for dancers who wish to strengthen, reinforce and improve technique learned throughout the year.
Young Dancers’ Programs - August
August 6, 7 & 8, and/or August 13, 14, 15
Summer Sprites: 9:30 - 10:45
Senior Sprites: 11:00 - 12:45
Junior Workshop: 1:00 - 3:15
Our Summer Sprites, (ages 3 & 4) and Senior Sprites (ages 5 & 6) programs are specially designed for our youngest dancers. 3 to 6 year old dancers combine imagination and creative play with props, stories and music while learning basic ballet technique and terminology.
In our Junior Workshop, dancers (ages 7+) become a part of the creative process as they explore musicality and different rhythms while reviewing classical ballet pieces, learning other dance techniques and developing their own choreography. At the end of each session, dancers present their work to family and friends.
Young Dancers’ Programs Dance Attire
• Ballet Slippers
• Tutus Optional
• Hair in a bun, pony tail or pinned off the face
• Tights or shorts and T-shirts for boys
Workshop Wednesdays - August - TBD
Week 1: Lyrical & Choreography
Week 2: Contemporary & Choreography
Ages 7 - 10: 9:30 - 12:00
Ages 10+: 12:30 - 3:30
Week 3: Musical theater dance
Week 4: Jazz
Ages 7 - 10: 10:30 - 12:30
Ages 10+: 12:45 - 3:45
Our Wednesday Workshops are all about the artistic process of working on different dance techniques in an intensive setting. Each Wednesday in August we offer a morning and afternoon workshop in jazz-based dance including Lyrical), Contemporary), Musical Theatre Dance ), and Jazz. Classes will include technique and choreography. Afternoon workshops will include a composition unit in which the dancers will be challenged to explore setting choreography of their own, using different compositional elements and exercises.
Workshop Wednesday Dance Attire
• Leotards and tights or jazz shorts for girls
• Hair in a bun or high pony tail
• Shorts and T-shirts for boys.
• Jazz shoes, toe undies, recommended.
• Character shoes a plus.