Summer Camps
Summer Camps
Summer Camps
Class Description - Dance - Ballet  
Parent & ME! (ages 2 & 3)
Pink Star Program (ages 4-7)
Purple Star Program
(ages 8-9)
Teal Star Program (ages 10-12)
Pink Ribbon Program
(ages 13 & Up)
Royal Academy of Dance (RAD)
Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP)
Purple Star Program (ages 8-9)
Ballet Classes ages 8 - 9 at Cornwall, New York

Dance for ages 8 and 9. Dancers may take class once a week, although the work that will be covered is better suited for a twice a week program. Barre work is introduced for the first time, as the dancers are now tall enough to reach the barre properly. The beginning of traditional French ballet terminology is taught. More complex combinations and arm positions are added into the dance exercises. All exercises use imagery and storylines to capture the dancers imagination while helping them to improve their dancing in a fun, kid friendly environment. Students are introduced to character dance, folk dancing that has been enhanced for the stage, in the Russian Peasant and Hungarian Peasant styles. Those who wish to have an evaluation of their dancing may participate in the Royal Academy of Dance exams held annually. Year End Show preparation will begin in late March or early April. Dances will be choreographed based on the class work learned during the school year. Dancers rent costumes verses buying costumes, saving you hundreds in costume fees. Parents will receive 2 free tickets and 1 free DVD.

Class Attire: Girls – pink tank leotard by Bloch, pink tights, pink waist belt, pink ballet slippers, black canvas character shoes, character skirt, hair up off the face and neck line. Boys – white t-shirt or Under Armour shirt, black or navy shorts, white or black ballet slippers, black character shoes. Available at The Dance and Music Design School Boutique, Fishkill (845) 896-1111 or Ms. Dancewear, Mohegan Lake (914) 526-8380.