2019-2020 Dance Year

Name
Days
Location
Ballet I & II
Students will learn the foundation of ballet, terminology, body placement and musicality. The groundwork of ballet is set at the barre where students will learn placement of their feet, bodies, and arms. Combinations will progress to the center where components of balance and coordination are attained. Beginning Ballet is suitable for students in 2nd-7th grades who have little to no prior ballet experience or for students who have taken 1-2 years of Kinder Ballet at Halestone and are entering 2nd grade in the fall. Grades 2-7; ages 7-14.
Monday
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Halestone
Ballet III with Pointe
Monday
4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Halestone
Intro to Dance Technique: Modern & Tap
Intro to Dance Technique classes allow students to take an introduction to more than one style in the same year-long class. Designed specifically for rising 2nd and 3rd graders students will be allowed freedom and choice by being included in dance-making, improvisation, and composition exercises. At the same time they will be introduced to the more structured elements of a technique class: specific warm-up routines, across the floor, and center combinations. Grades 2-3. Ages 7-9.
Tuesday
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Halestone
Intermediate Seminar in Dance Technique: Modern
Tuesday
4:30 PM to 5:45 PM
Halestone
Advanced Seminar in Dance Technique: Modern
Designed for serious dancers at the high school level, seminar classes build on theory developed in Dance Lab classes. Seminar classes are based on somatic principles and include the study of modern dance/contemporary technique, applied theory, improvisation, and composition.

Advanced Seminar in Modern Dance is the continuation of our Dance Lab class progression and suitable for high school aged dancers.
Tuesday
5:45 PM to 7:30 PM
Halestone
Senior Company Rehearsal
Tuesday
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Halestone
Clogging Workshop
A class open to students ages 10 and up with prior clogging experience, Clogging Workshop is a time for students to explore group choreography and practice learning how to lead the group. Students will get chances to make up their own clogging combinations and teach them to their peers. Students should be prepared to work hard and come to class with enthusiasm. Students will start with a warm up which focuses on advanced technique. The rest of the class will be dedicated to learning combinations and dances. Ages: 10 and up with prior clogging experience.
Wednesday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Halestone
Contemporary/Ballet Mix
Wednesday
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Halestone
Creative Movement (Kindergarten & 1st)
Creative Movement for Kindergarten and 1st Graders builds on the concepts introduced in Creative Movement for 3s and 4s. Classes still focus on creative movement, basic body control, and the joy of moving, while also emphasizing concepts central to modern dance.  The students will be guided towards the experience of a more technical modern dance class, while still allowed the freedom needed at this age. This class strengthens coordination and cognitive skills in a positive atmosphere. Grades K-1. Ages 5-6
Thursday
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Halestone
Intro to Dance Technique: Tap & Jazz
Intro to Dance Technique classes allow students to take an introduction to more than one style in the same year-long class. Designed specifically for rising 2nd and 3rd graders students will be allowed freedom and choice by being included in dance-making, improvisation, and composition exercises. At the same time they will be introduced to the more structured elements of a technique class: specific warm-up routines, across the floor, and center combinations. Grades 2-3. Ages 7-9.
Thursday
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Halestone
Jazz I
In this class we will be exploring classical jazz. We will be learning jazz techniques which are all very high energy and allow for individual expression. Class will begin with a warm up and focus on combinations to learn how to isolate the body and build stamina. Using across the floor exercises to really drill in the different styles, this class will be a great way to learn rhythm and movement! Grades 4-8. Ages 9-13.
Thursday
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Halestone
Tap II
This class will build on from the fundamentals steps covered in Tap I. Students can expect to learn a little history too, so they can understand where this form of dance and sound came from! Going through our warmups and across the floor exercises we will expand on our skill sets. As students progress through their steps and sounds, they will be able to move forward to increasingly more complex and intricate combinations. Students will be asked to create their own small sets of sounds and eventually create their own small combinations. Grades 8-12. Ages 13-18.
Thursday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Halestone
Jazz II
This class will be a traditional high energy jazz class. We will be reviewing the foundations of jazz, while also getting into different characters. We will start in the center for a warm up and small body conditioning, move across the floor, and end class with a combination. Students will be asked to create some of their own compositions, and perform with and for others in the class. There will be many different styles of jazz dance we will be learning about throughout the course of this class, which will allow students to be able to create their own stylized combinations. Grades 8-12. Ages 13-18.
Thursday
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Halestone
Intro to Dance Technique: Modern & Ballet
Intro to Dance Technique classes allow students to take an introduction to more than one style in the same year-long class. Designed specifically for rising 2nd and 3rd graders students will be allowed freedom and choice by being included in dance-making, improvisation, and composition exercises. At the same time they will be introduced to the more structured elements of a technique class: specific warm-up routines, across the floor, and center combinations. Grades 1-3. Ages 6-9. **Rising 1st graders are also eligible to take the Ballet & Modern combo.**
Friday
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Halestone
Junior Company Rehearsal
Friday
5:15 PM to 6:30 PM
Halestone
Parent Night Out!
Join us for a Winter Fundraiser: Parent Night Out by Halestone
Saturday, December 14th, 6-10 pm
Halestone will provide a fun evening of childcare (all ages, potty-trained & up) in our studio space lead by our high school students, with two adults also present. We will have a mini dance class, a winter craft, pizza and a movie. Cost: $20 per child; $15 per subsequent children in the same family. Location: Halestone Dance Studio, 722 S Main St, Lexington, VA 24450.
Saturday
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Halestone

Adults 2020

Name
Days
Location
Dance Discovery for Adults SPRING 2020
Monday
7:45 PM to 9:00 PM
Halestone

Classes offered quarterly, 2020, March - May

Name
Days
Location
Creative Movement (3s & 4s)
Classes focus on creative movement, basic body control, and the joy of moving. The students will explore rhythm, their voices and bodies, beginning dance steps, imaginative play, and the use of props. This class strengthens coordination and cognitive skills in a positive atmosphere. Age: 3-4 years.
Tuesday
1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Halestone
Kinder Ballet (4s)
Classes will blend the concepts of ballet with creative movement using both classical and popular age appropriate music to learn basic skills and engage in dramatic play. In a structured environment children will begin to recognize their own individuality and body mobility. Classes will foster a love of movement from learning basic ballet steps, translating music to movement, exploring how bodies can move in space and using imagery and props in creatively choreographed dance games. Through dance-play students will explore dance technique, practice large and fine motor movement skills and develop a great variety of movement qualities as we work toward acquiring a lifelong love of dance. Age: 4 years.
Wednesday
3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Halestone
Creative Movement (3-4s)
Classes focus on creative movement, basic body control, and the joy of moving. The students will explore rhythm, their voices and bodies, beginning dance steps, imaginative play, and the use of props. This class strengthens coordination and cognitive skills in a positive atmosphere. Age: 4 years.
Friday
4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Halestone
Creative Movement (3-5s)
Classes focus on creative movement, basic body control, and the joy of moving. The students will explore rhythm, their voices and bodies, beginning dance steps, imaginative play, and the use of props. This class strengthens coordination and cognitive skills in a positive atmosphere. Mixed ages: 3 - 4 years.
Saturday
11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Halestone

Multi-Gen May

Name
Days
Location
Beginner Clogging
Wednesday
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Halestone

Summer 2020

Name
Days
Location
Creative Movement Camp: Mixed Media & Arts
Creative Movement Camp for ages 5-11.
Students will learn dance concepts through games, play, and crafts in a nurturing environment that fosters creativity and mindfulness! The theme for this week of camp will be mixed media and arts, such as collage, storytelling, acting games, painting, etc. Halestone provides an afternoon snack.

Optional transportation through RATS from Boxerwood's morning Nature Explorer's Camp. Email Mauri at halestonedirector@gmail.com to reserve your camper's spot, or choose regular drop-off at Halestone.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Halestone
Creative Movement Camp: Storytelling & Magic
Creative Movement Camp for ages 4 - 7.
Students will learn dance concepts through games, play, and crafts in a nurturing environment that fosters creativity and mindfulness! Halestone provides an afternoon snack.

Optional transportation through RATS from Boxerwood's morning Nature Explorer's Camp. Email Mauri at halestonedirector@gmail.com to reserve your camper's spot, or choose regular drop-off at Halestone.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Halestone
Dance & Science Camp
Dance & Science campers will learn modern & ballet dance concepts and connect them to scientific ideas in a fun, welcoming and high energy atmosphere! We will dance, play outside, do crafts, read stories and learn about science through community guests. (Rising 1st - 6th grades; ages 5-11)

Optional transportation through RATS from Boxerwood's Nature Explorers Camp in the morning. Email Mauri at halestonedirector@gmail.com to reserve your camper's spot, or choose regular drop-off at Halestone.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Halestone
Summer Dance Intensive with Gabrielle Tull
June 15th-June 19th from 1:30-5:00 pm we will hold our Summer Dance Intensive for intermediate Middle School, High School, and adult dancers.
Gabrielle Tull will teach contemporary and jazz technique, and lead participants through a rehearsal process including improvisation and composition. Students will collaboratively create a piece throughout the week to be shared at Halestone's Summer Open Showing on Friday, June 19th.

Gabrielle Tull is a current MFA candidate at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. Her current aesthetic creates a contemporary jazz fusion that allows the body to release, sense, regenerate, and feel any body of work. Grounded in the practice of Safety Release Technique (SRT) her creative framework uses the floor as an essential partner for play.

Gabrielle began her professional dance career in Columbia, SC. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Dance Education with a minor in Spanish at Columbia College on both dance scholarship and the SC Teaching Fellowship. She has also received a Masters in Education in Divergent Learning at Columbia College. She has performed with professional companies including The Power Company, Argentine Tango Troupe, Terrance Henderson Inc., and BJ Sullivan. As a former 9-12 grade dance instructor and company director from 2012-2017, she curated the original dance curriculum for Irmo Performing Arts High School and International Baccalaureate Magnet.

Her recent scholarship in the field has led to being the recipient of the 2018 Sue Stinson Award, 2018-2019 Christina Larson and Melanie Feinstein Scholarships, and 2019-2020 Melanie Feinstein, and the UNCG College of Visual and Performing Arts Diversity and Equity Grant. Her current academic research entitled Black Female Bodies: Studying Modern Representation in Contemporary Dance was selected as a lead presentation for the NDEO national conference in Miami.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Halestone


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