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DESCRIPTIONS OF DANCE CLASS LEVELS

Within all levels, each dance class is structured with a technical warm-up, across the floor patterns that apply to the technique used in the dance discipline and concludes with dance choreography.  Dancers typically will spend 1 to 3 years training at each level, depending on their dedication and ability to meet the challenges of each class.  Heartbeat Studios Artistic Director, Kristin Freya or the instructor of the class will place you in the correct level.  Throughout the year students may be asked by their instructor to change levels to better fit their skills.

LEVELS

A Beginning Level class of any discipline covers the basic technique and vocabulary of a dance style.  Beginning classes are structured for the absolute beginner through the second year dance student.  Classes are taught to clearly instruct students on correct body alignment, build muscular strength and flexibility, and to teach students the basic dance patterns rooted within the dance discipline.

A Beginning/IntermediateLevel class of any discipline re-enforces the basic technique, alignment and vocabulary of a dance style as well as challenge students’ minds and bodies with more complex patterns, multiple turns, developing leaps and faster footwork.  Beginning/Intermediate classes are structured for the second year beginning student who is preparing to move into an Intermediate level of dance.

An Intermediate Level class of any discipline is for students who have accomplished the basic technique, alignment and vocabulary of the particular dance style and are capable of handling challenging complex patterns, multiple turns, leaps and fast footwork. Intermediate classes are taught at a much faster pace for the student who is preparing to move into an Advanced level of dance.

An Intermediate/Advanced Level class of any discipline is for Intermediate level students who are ready for challenging choreography, physical endurance and flexibility.  Intermediate/Advanced classes are taught at a fast and demanding pace.  Instructors may demonstrate dance patterns only once or twice for the students and will move on quickly to the next pattern.  Intermediate/Advanced levels are for those who are preparing to move into an Advanced level of dance.

An Advanced Level class of any discipline is for accomplished dance student who is ready for the ultimate challenge of tackling professional level choreography, physical endurance and flexibility.  Instructors will move on quickly from one pattern to the next using all special levels.  Advanced levels are for those who are preparing to move into a professional level of dance.

 

 

 

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