2012 - 2013 Class Descriptions

Posted on August 24, 2012   |   Class Descriptions     

Combination Class
The combination class is a class tailored to our 3-4 year old dancers. This class emphasizes the creative art of dance while providing an exciting new learning environment. Class also includes use of props and activities designed to introduce dance and movement to toddlers. Students are introduced to some bitty ballet techniques and vocabulary. Other skills learned include communication skills, memory development, social involvement and emphasizing learning your left and right.
 
Ballet I
Ballet I class is tailored to our 5-7 year old dancers. In Ballet I classes students are taught proper body placement, body alignment, and across the floor combinations. This class also introduces ballet vocabulary, proper alignment, beginner ballet technique and all 5 ballet positions. All students are urged to study ballet, as it is the foundation of all other dance styles and facilitates further success in these disciplines.
 
Ballet II
Ballet II class is tailored to our 8-10 year old dancers. In Ballet II classes students are taught proper body placement, body alignment, and across the floor combinations. This class also strengthens ballet vocabulary, proper alignment, beginner ballet technique and the 5 ballet positions. Barre and center floor work are introduced in this class. All students are urged to study ballet, as it is the foundation of all other dance styles and facilitates further success in these disciplines.
 
Hip Hop
Hip Hop I class is tailored to our 11-18 year olds. This class combine street dance with funk, jazz, break dancing and body popping and ticking. In this high energy and fast paced class students will learn the importance of isolations and dynamics to execute hip hop movements.
 
Jazz
The Jazz I class is tailored to our 5-10 year olds. This class is fun and energetic. In it students will learn how to coordinate quick arm and leg movements including turns, kicks and jazz hands. The class will include stretching and strengthening exercises and across the floor combinations.
 
Jazz II
The Jazz I class is tailored to our 11-18 year olds. This class is fun and high energy. In it students will learn how to coordinate quick arm and leg movements including turns, kicks, jazz hands, leaps, turns, splits and isolations.. The class will include stretching and strengthening exercises and across the floor combinations.
 
Modern Ballet
Modern Ballet is tailored to our 11-18 year olds. This is a style of dance that uses the emotion and mood of the music to elicit movements from the dancers. Students have a warm up focusing in core strength, flexibility, and movement of the back. The class includes floor work, progressions, and center combinations.
 
Modeling I
Modeling I is tailored to our 5-10 year olds. Basic modeling runway techniques are taught with an emphasis on posture, body alignment and personality. Pivots, turns, stance, and hand and arm placement are emphasized.
 
Modeling II
Modeling I is tailored to our 11-18 year olds. Intermediate modeling runway techniques are taught with an emphasis on posture, body alignment and personality. Pivots, turns, stance, and hand and arm placement are emphasized. The use of props are introduced in this class.
 
Modeling III
Modeling III is tailored to our high school students with previous modeling experience with RHSPA. Advanced modeling runway techniques are taught with an emphasis on posture, body alignment and personality. Pivots, turns, stance, and hand and arm placement are emphasized. The use of props are mastered in this class. Students have the opportunity to audition for jobs outside of RHSPA as approved by RHSPA’s director of modeling and executive director. Print modeling is introduced in this class and guest model coaches and photographers work with the students to broaden the spectrum around the industry of modeling.
 
*NOTE: Students with previous Non-RHSPA modeling experience must be assessed prior to being assigned to a class

2012 - 2013 Class Attire

Posted on August 24, 2012   |   Class Attire     

Ballet
Girls:  Ballet pink tight, pink ballet shoes, black leotard, pink or black wrap skirt (optional)
Boys:  White t-shirt, black cotton shorts, white socks, black ballet shoes
 
Modern
Girls:  Black footless tights, black sleeveless leotard
Boys:  White t-shirt, black cotton shorts
 
Jazz
Girls:  Black jazz pants or black tights, black sleeveless leotard, black jazz shoes
Boys:  White t-shrit, black cotton shorts or black jazz pants, black jazz shoes
 
Hip Hop
ALL:  Black t-shirt or Leotard, baggy jeans or black jazz pants, sneakers
 
Tap
Girls:  Black jazz pants or black tights, black sleeveless leotard, black tap shoes
Boys:  White t-shirt, black cotton shorts or black jazz pants, black tap shoes
 
Combination
Girls:  Ballet pink tights, pink ballet shoes, black leotard, pink or black wrap skirt (optional)
Boys:  White t-shirt, black cotton shorts, white socks, black ballet shoes
 
Modeling
Girls (ages 5 - 10):  Dress Shoes and Model Attire (clothing that they feel "cute" in)
Girls (ages 11 - 13):  1 - 2 inch heel and Model Attire (clothing that they feel "cute" in)
Girls (ages 14 - 18):  2 - 3 inch heel and Model Attire (clothing that they feel "cute" in)
Boys (All):  Dress Shoes and Model Attire (clothing that they feel "handsome" in)
 
Dance Fashion Locations
Motion Unlimited
218 S. Wabash Ave., Suite 270, Chicago, Il. 60604
312-922-3330
www.motionunlimiteddancewear.com
 
BigNLittle Shoes
3142 W. 111th St., Chicago, Il. 60655
773-239-6066
www.bignlittleshoes.com
 
Target
ChicagoLand Area
 
   

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