2020-2021 Dance Season

Name
Days
Location
Tuition
Intro to Dance: Ballet/Tap/Jazz/Hip Hop Combo
Mari Parrella
This class is designed as an introduction into the varying styles of dance and begins to build a foundation for more challenging classes. This class will focus on Tap, Ballet and Jazz/Hip Hop dance styles. It is a great class for the dancer who wants to 'try it all'!
Ages 6-9
Monday
4:45 PM to 5:45 PM
Studio 2
Bethlehem
$60.00
Tiny Dancers
Maria Rodrigues
Tiny Dancers is a fun and imaginative class designed to teach the basics of tap and ballet. Steps, positions, movement patterns, left and right discrimination and shifting patterns are taught using fun props and imagery to gain a better understanding of their dance steps. Choreographed routines are taught as the school year progresses


Ages 4-6
Monday
4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Studio 1
Bethlehem
$50.00
Jazz/Hip Hop II
Maria Rodrigues
As a combination class, the fundamentals of Jazz dance are explored in traveling steps, isolations, kicks, turns and more. Dancers will focus on body position and placement while learning jazz terminology and choreography. They will also learn Hip Hop basics and work on fun choreography, exploring the overall style of Hip Hop dance.
Ages 10-12
Monday
5:40 PM to 6:40 PM
Studio 1
Bethlehem
$60.00
Tiny Dancers
Mari Parrella
This class is full
Tiny Dancers is a fun and imaginative class designed to teach the basics of tap and ballet. Steps, positions, movement patterns, left and right discrimination and shifting patterns are taught using fun props and imagery to gain a better understanding of their dance steps. Choreographed routines are taught as the school year progresses


Ages 3-6
Monday
6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Studio 2
Bethlehem
$50.00
Acro II
Maria Rodrigues
Strongly advised to take with ballet, lyrical, or jazz. Skills of focus include: Handstand balance, Heel stretch hold, Scorpion, One hand cartwheel (right and left), Handstand to chest roll, Elbow stand hold, Straddle press handstand, Arabian, Dive cartwheel, Round off, Jete, Single pirouette, Front Walkover, Back Walkover, Front Limber, Aerial and more.

*Instructor approval required* (Students must be able to fall into a backbend on their own)

Ages 9-18
Monday
6:50 PM to 7:50 PM
Studio 1
Bethlehem
$60.00
Ballet II
Julia Culver
The basis and foundation of all dance forms, Ballet will strengthen and review the fundamentals of technique within dancers' overall training. All students, will be challenged technically and artistically.
Ages 10-17
Monday
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Studio 1
Bethlehem
$60.00
Tiny Dancers
Maria Rodrigues
This class is full
Tiny Dancers is a fun and imaginative class designed to teach the basics of tap and ballet. Steps, positions, movement patterns, left and right discrimination and shifting patterns are taught using fun props and imagery to gain a better understanding of their dance steps. Choreographed routines are taught as the school year progresses


Ages 4-6
Tuesday
4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Studio 1
Bethlehem
$50.00
Ballet I
Julia Culver
The basis and foundation of all dance forms, Ballet will strengthen and review the fundamentals of technique within dancers' overall training. All students, will be challenged technically and artistically.
Ages 7-9
Tuesday
5:40 PM to 6:25 PM
Studio 1
Bethlehem
$50.00
Modern/Lyrical II
Maria Rodrigues
This class focuses on the fundamentals of Modern dance & Lyrical dance in a more advanced setting. Dancers will work on parallel placement, contractions, spinal articulation, weight transfer and floor work as the basis of the Graham, Limon and Horton techniques. They will be challenged to express themselves as artists and grow intellectually as well as physically and technically in modern and lyrical classes. Intermediate/Advanced level steps and technique will be taught as well as more challenging choreography.
Ages 11-17
Tuesday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Studio 1
Bethlehem
$60.00
Tiny Movers
Maria Rodrigues
This whimsical class is taught at a slow pace for the toddler aged child. Basic dance steps and stretches will be taught, along with rhythm, balance activities, and creative movement stories. Props such as rhythm sticks, scarves, bubbles and bean bags will be used in class.


Ages 2-4
Wednesday
4:45 PM to 5:15 PM
Studio 1
Bethlehem
$40.00
Tiny Movers
Maria Rodrigues
This whimsical class is taught at a slow pace for the toddler aged child. Basic dance steps and stretches will be taught, along with rhythm, balance activities, and creative movement stories. Props such as rhythm sticks, scarves, bubbles and bean bags will be used in class.


Ages 1-4
Thursday
4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Studio 2
Bethlehem
$40.00
Acro I
Maria Rodrigues
This class is full
Our Acro I class introduces basic tumbling moves with a strong emphasis on stretching and strengthening exercises, which will prepare the student for more advanced work. Basic moves learned include things such as Splits and Backbends. Rolls and Cartwheels are introduced almost immediately after obtaining the proper strength for support.

Due to Covid-19 and the need to social distance while dancing, each dancer will have their own mat for this class. Tumbling moves that require a lot of spotting by the instructor will be taught once guidelines loosen. The first half of the year will be focused strongly on strength, flexibility and beginner tumbling skills!

Ages 7-18
Thursday
4:40 PM to 5:40 PM
Studio 1
Bethlehem
$60.00
Ballet III (Pre-Pointe/Pointe)
Julia Culver
Pointe and Pre-Pointe class may be taken by students who are on pointe and those students who are not yet on pointe to further develop and strengthen the muscles necessary to go on pointe. Readiness for pointe work is determined by each student’s strength and physical development. The instructor will tell students and their parents when they are ready to go on pointe. **Instructor approval is required for this class**

It is highly recommended dancers take another ballet class in addition to pre-pointe/pointe to practice and advance their technique safely. The Ballet II class on Mondays is a great addition to the pointe class.

Ages 10-17
Thursday
5:45 PM to 6:45 PM
Studio 2
Bethlehem
$60.00
Jazz/Hip Hop I
Maria Rodrigues
As a combination class, the fundamentals of Jazz dance are explored in traveling steps, isolations, kicks, turns and more. Dancers will focus on body position and placement while learning jazz terminology and choreography. They will also learn Hip Hop basics and work on fun choreography, exploring the overall style of Hip Hop dance.
Ages 6-9
Thursday
5:50 PM to 6:35 PM
Studio 1
Bethlehem
$50.00
Tap II
Maria Rodrigues
In Tap class, dancers learn and perfect rhythm, timing, musicality and precision. This is an intermediate/advanced level class, more intricate rhythms and tap steps will be taught in both Broadway & rhythm tap styles.
Ages 10-18
Thursday
6:50 PM to 7:35 PM
Studio 1
Bethlehem
$50.00
Jazz/Hip Hop III
Maria Rodrigues
As a combination class, the fundamentals of Jazz dance are explored in traveling steps, isolations, kicks, turns and more. Dancers will focus on body position and placement while learning jazz terminology and choreography. They will also learn Hip Hop basics and work on fun choreography, exploring the overall style of Hip Hop dance.
Ages 12-17
Thursday
7:40 PM to 8:40 PM
Studio 1
Bethlehem
$60.00
Tiny Movers
Maria Rodrigues
This whimsical class is taught at a slow pace for the toddler aged child. Basic dance steps and stretches will be taught, along with rhythm, balance activities, and creative movement stories. Props such as rhythm sticks, scarves, bubbles and bean bags will be used in class.


Ages 1-2
Friday
4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Studio 2
Bethlehem
$40.00
Fairytale Ballet
Maria Rodrigues
Basic ballet skills, terminology, rhythm, and coordination are taught, practiced, and developed through creative movement, music, and mime in a supportive and supervised environment. Fairytale ballet includes princess music and a short section for story-time and dress up at the end of class.


Ages 2-5
Friday
4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Studio 1
Bethlehem
$50.00
Musical Theatre
Maria Rodrigues
Musical Theatre class will focus on learning proper dance technique while exploring the various dance styles used in Broadway shows. Class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with Broadway style jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, and combinations. Emphasis will also be placed on learning performance skills such as connecting with the audience and telling a story through dance and facial expressions. Some acting techniques will also be taught as well as brief skits and scenes. Students will experience all aspects of musical theatre in this super fun class!
Ages 7-17
Friday
5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Studio 1
Bethlehem
$50.00
Acro I
Maria Rodrigues
Our Acro I class introduces basic tumbling moves with a strong emphasis on stretching and strengthening exercises, which will prepare the student for more advanced work. Basic moves learned include things such as Splits and Backbends. Rolls and Cartwheels are introduced almost immediately after obtaining the proper strength for support.

Due to Covid-19 and the need to social distance while dancing, each dancer will have their own mat for this class. Tumbling moves that require a lot of spotting by the instructor will be taught once guidelines loosen. The first half of the year will be focused strongly on strength, flexibility and beginner tumbling skills!

Ages 7-17
Saturday
10:15 AM to 11:15 PM
Studio 1
Bethlehem
$60.00

Adult Classes- Session 4 (2/22-4/2)

Name
Days
Location
Tuition
Adult Modern/Contemporary
Julia Culver
This class focuses on movement as a physical expression of emotion. This class will introduce students to a range of modern techniques; increasing strength, flexibility and freedom of movement. All exercises and choreography take place across the floor and in center floor, allowing students to explore range of movement and interpretive style. This class is geared towards dancers of all levels. No prior modern dance experience is necessary to take this class, it's never too late to learn something new!
Ages 18-99
Tuesday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Studio 1
Bethlehem
$75.00
Adult Hip Hop
Lindsay Fly
Adult Hip Hop classes are geared towards dancers of ALL LEVELS. Dance is not only a creative art but also a great way to get active. In these classes we will focus getting each dancer comfortable with their body movements and fundamentals. Hip Hop dancing is characterized by fast, high-energy moves of present day hip hop and pop culture. Basic styles and up-to date moves are incorporated into upbeat routines to popular music. You will sweat out your stress with fun hip hop moves. You'll use dance to strengthen and sculpt your body all while having lots of fun! No dance experience necessary!
Ages 18-99
Wednesday
5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Studio 1
Bethlehem
$65.00
Adult Ballet
Julia Culver
Focuses on exercises, techniques and steps of classical ballet with an emphasis on terminology and correct body alignment. Develops an aesthetic awareness of the art of classical ballet. Includes a warm-up at the barre with center floor work and combinations. This class is geared towards dancers of all levels!
Ages 18-99
Thursday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Studio 2
Bethlehem
$75.00
Adult Musical Theatre Jazz
Maria Rodrigues
Musical Theatre is a jazz-based class filled with Broadway style dancing and music. Classes incorporate the style of dance one would typically see on a Broadway stage. This form of dancing emphasizes learning performance skills such as connecting with the audience and facial expressions. Class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with Broadway style jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, and combinations.
Ages 18-99
Friday
6:45 PM to 7:45 PM
Studio 1
Bethlehem
$75.00
Adult Musical Theatre Tap
Maria Rodrigues
Tap classes are designed to develop rhythm, style and sound. Students will learn a variety of tap styles from Broadway to Rhythm tap. Exercises focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement.
Ages 18-99
Friday
7:45 PM to 8:30 PM
Studio 1
Bethlehem
$65.00

2021 Summer Camps

Name
Days
Location
Tuition
Fancy Fairy Dance Camp
Maria Rodrigues
Your tiny dancer will flutter through the twinkling woodlands as a ballerina fairy in this magical ballet camp! Dancers will focus on ballet basics and creative movement as well as imaginative activities performed with the friends they meet on this enchanted journey! This fanciful camp is full of fairy dancing, forest friends, glittery crafts, and so much more! A snack is provided.
Ages 3-7
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Studio 1
Bethlehem
$165.00
Frozen Inspired Dance Camp
Maria Rodrigues
Join all your Frozen friends for a spectacular week of fun! Your little one will have a chilling blast of fun dances, making exciting crafts, and great friendships. Each day we will visit the story of Frozen and meet new friends including Olaf, Sven, the Ice Monster, and of course Anna & Elsa. Your child is invited to dress at their favorite Frozen character each day throughout the week. At the end of the week parents are invited to watch their little ones perform what they have learned. A snack is provided
Ages 3-7
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Studio 1
Bethlehem
$165.00
Pop Star Dance Camp
Maria Rodrigues
Are you a total fan of Taylor Swift, Jojo or Ariana Grande?! Then you need to jump right in on this trendy Pop Star Dance Camp! You’ll be on your way to recording a rockin' dance video showcasing all your jazz and hip hop moves. Get ready to dance and contribute to the artistic process of producing and starring in your very own DANCE music video, including fun activities related to style and wardrobe, props, makeup, choreography and, of course, performance! Your fans are sure to be starstruck they see your music video on the last day of camp at our Music Video Drop Party! A snack is provided.
Ages 7-12
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Studio 1
Bethlehem
$180.00
Showstopper Dance Camp
Maria Rodrigues
Get ready to raise the curtain on your imagination and create a fun variety show on with your dance friends! In this most sensational jazz and musical theater camp, dancers will produce and star in their own big time show! From naming the show and designing the set to choosing the acts and creating choreography, you’ll play a starring role in every aspect of this production. And, you'll shine like the star you are when you see your name in lights on opening day! A snack is provided
Ages 7-12
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Studio 1
Bethlehem
$180.00
Summer Dance Intensive
Maria Rodrigues
Valley Dance's Summer Intensive is a 5 day program designed for dedicated dance students ages 6-18yrs. Throughout the week dancers will focus on Ballet, Modern/Lyrical, Jazz, Hip Hop, Conditioning, Improv, Audition Technique and more from a variety of instructors. Dancers will be seperated into 2 groups based on age range, Junior Dancers (Ages 6-10yrs) and Senior Dancers (Ages 11-18yrs). 

​This intensive is mandatory for any dancer interested in auditioning for the Valley Dance Company competition team. Audition choreography will be taught throughout the week. Auditions for the 2021-2022 Valley Dance Company will be Saturday, February 20th. More info about auditions and the 2021-2022 will be announced in June. 

​Not interested in auditioning for the company? No worries!! This intensive is still a great opportunity to improve technique, strengthen and get moving over the summer. 

​Dancers should pack a snack & water. 

Ages 6-18
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 AM to 12:15 PM
Studio 1
Bethlehem
$195.00


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