Adult Classes

Name
Days
Location
Adult Ballet
Everyone can do ballet! For all ranges of ability and age- whether a beginner or a professional dancer! If you want to get back in shape, chase your childhood dream, try something new or fun way to exercise this class is for you! Includes a warm-up at the barre with center floor work and combinations. Wear whatever makes you feel comfortable and allows movement. Ballet shoes are recommended. Sign up for a month ($69) or drop in one class ($20)
Monday
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Main

Dance Season 2023-24

Name
Days
Location
Ballet Prep 1A (Burgundy)
Preparatory Ballet students will explore and perform dance movements, using the skills, vocabulary, and language of dance. Students will continue on developing the fundamental basics of the classical ballet. Attention will be given to important stretching exercises for specific muscle groups, which will be taught and practiced regularly. Beginner ballet technique and more of the terminology will be introduced. Gradually introduced to the ballet barre, the young students will work on correct body placement, balance, and proper use of arms.

Key elements of classical ballet are beauty and elegance, and White Swan Academy teachers will focus on getting students to bring out these qualities in their dancing. Preparatory Ballet will learn proper ballet class etiquette, as well as develop their listening skills, and ability to follow instructions.
Monday
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Main
Ballet/Tap 1A (White)
Primary Ballet includes growth in storytelling, creativity, and musicality while building on the fundamentals of dance. In a playful way we introduce ballet steps such as plié and tendu for the first time, and students can master laterality (right versus left), as well as other elements of spatial awareness. With simple tap steps together we explore the relationship between music and dance and develop your child’s musicality. Introduction to the simplest Tap steps are included in this curriculum.
Monday
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Main
Ballet Elementary A (Lavender)
Ballet Elementary Technique class designed for students age 9+ with some prior ballet experience, or by teachers evaluation. Students will continue to strengthen and refine their technique, built upon learning solid placement and consistent work habits. Class will include a range of barre exercises with emphasis on alignment. Center work will focus on the development of stability and body coordination. Students will continue building clean technical habits and movement clarity in Allegro. Linking and transitional steps as well as diagonals and menège will be further developed and refined. Students will be challenged with increased complexity as they advance and their confidence in using the physical mechanics will gradually build up. This level requires to take two ballet classes weekly.
Monday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Main
Ballet Elementary B (Lavender)
Elementary Ballet (B) class will target the highly motivated, focused, and skilled 10-13 years old dance students who want to broaden and improve their technique, and performance experience.

Class includes warm-up, complete barre work, center and across the floor combinations for the purpose of developing strength, flexibility, coordination and correct body alignment. Exercises designed to improve accuracy, speed and the ability to link movements will be taught. Great attention will be paid to the area of complex ballet turns, including pirouettes, diagonals and menège.

*Placement determined by teachers
Monday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Main
Ballet Advanced (Black)
Advanced Ballet class is reserved for seriously minded students with several years of ballet training, who have successfully mastered the fundamentals and intermediate steps. This is a fast-paced technique class providing necessary physical challenges to improve stamina and to develop–quickly and efficiently–a higher degree of artistry. Significant increase in dedication, self-discipline, and time commitment are expected. Age 14+ and instructors evaluation is required.

Advanced Ballet students will learn to move in a big way, dancing over the individual steps and musical phrases in a continuous movement. They will work on achieving total stability and great strength. By the end of the year students will be able to deftly maneuver their bodies featuring high jumps and turns that will appear light and effortless. Teaching will focus on polishing up the nuances of complex pirouettes, and on bringing to perfection many more adagios, allegros, and other strong work exercises.

*Placement to be determined by the teacher
Monday
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Main
Ballet Intermediate (Grey)
Ballet Technique class designed for students age 11+ with some prior ballet experience, or by teachers evaluation. Students will continue to strengthen and refine their technique, built upon learning solid placement and consistent work habits. Class will include a range of barre exercises with emphasis on alignment. Center work will focus on the development of stability and body coordination. Students will continue building clean technical habits and movement clarity in Allegro. Linking and transitional steps as well as diagonals and manège will be further developed and refined. Students will be challenged with increased complexity as they advance and their confidence in using the physical mechanics will gradually build up.
Monday
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Main
Variation/Pointe (Adv)
Dancers must be enrolled in Ballet Adv class and have had at least 4-5 consecutive years of ballet training. Pointe class can be taken on flat or in pointe shoes at the instructors discretion. Students will utilize previously learned ballet technique while working on more complex elements from the classical ballet variations. Dancers must have instructor approval for this class.
Monday
7:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Main
Jazz A
Jazz is one of the most popular dance styles. It emphasizes isolation, which is moving one part of the body such as the head, shoulder, or hips, while the rest of the body is still. This class is designed to introduce beginning jazz technique, focusing on basic jazz positions, turns, jumps, and leaps. Basic Jazz dance terminology is introduced as well as stage directions, center and across the floor techniques, and short choreographed combinations. It's a fast pace, fun class. Ballet class is required in order to take Jazz.
Tuesday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Main
Contemporary (12+)
Contemporary dance stresses versatility and improvisation. It is an organic, expressive style where the dancers explore freedom of movement, allowing their bodies to freely express their innermost feelings and tell stories. The movement style ranges from sharp and fast to gooey and fluid and is performed to a wide range of music. Through this class students will explore movement and unique expression while developing contemporary techniques and personal artistry. Prior dance experience is required. Ages 11+
Tuesday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Main
Contemporary (14+)
Contemporary dance stresses versatility and improvisation. It is an organic, expressive style where the dancers explore freedom of movement, allowing their bodies to freely express their innermost feelings and tell stories. The movement style ranges from sharp and fast to gooey and fluid and is performed to a wide range of music. Through this class students will explore movement and unique expression while developing contemporary techniques and personal artistry.
Tuesday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Main
Jazz B
Jazz covers a wide range of dance styles from that seen in musicals to modern contemporary and hip-hop interpretations.
In White Swan Academy’s jazz class dancers learn funky age appropriate routines with a technical focus. Jazz is a great free movement class for dancers after a ballet class and builds dancer presence, awareness and confidence.

*Student must be enrolled in one ballet class
Placement will be determined by the teacher
Tuesday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Main
Leaps & Turns (14+)
Leaps and turns will focus on strengthening dancers' muscles, continuing and correcting proper turning technique, and increasing stamina. This class is highly recommended and encouraged to help in all styles of dance.
Tuesday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Main
Jazz C (14+)
Age 14+ Prior Jazz experience and instructor's evaluation are required to be placed in this level.
In White Swan Academy’s jazz class dancers learn funky age appropriate routines with a technical focus. Jazz is a great free movement class for dancers after a ballet class and builds dancer presence, awareness and confidence. It covers a wide range of dance styles from that seen in musicals to modern contemporary and hip-hop interpretations.

*Student must be enrolled in ballet class
Placement will be determined by the teacher
Tuesday
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Main
Leaps & Turns (11+)
Leaps and turns will focus on strengthening dancers' muscles, continuing and correcting proper turning technique, and increasing stamina. This class is highly recommended and encouraged to help in all styles of dance.
Tuesday
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Main
Acro A
Wednesday
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Main
Acro B
Our acro program is specifically designed and developed for dancers. Acro students are taught foundation movements and strengthening in order to be able to progress to back bends and hand stands, and eventually aerials and flips. Acro is a challenging experience that is lots of fun and gives you a competitive edge.

*Placement will be determined by the teacher
Wednesday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Main
Ballet/Tap 2 (White)
Primary Ballet includes growth in storytelling, creativity, and musicality while building on the fundamentals of dance. In a playful way we introduce ballet steps such as plié and tendu for the first time, and students can master laterality (right versus left), as well as other elements of spatial awareness. With simple tap steps together we explore the relationship between music and dance and develop your child’s musicality. Introduction to the simplest Tap steps are included in this curriculum.
Wednesday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Main
Acro C
Our acro program is specifically designed and developed for dancers. Acro students are taught foundation movements and strengthening in order to be able to progress to back bends and hand stands, and eventually aerials and flips. Acro is a challenging experience that is lots of fun and gives you a competitive edge.

*Placement will be determined by the teacher
Wednesday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Main
Ballet Prep 2 (Burgundy)
Wednesday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Main
Lyrical
Lyrical dance moves are a creative combination of ballet and jazz, meant to showcase the emotional spirit of the music through the body of the dancer. In this class, dancers will learn how to tell a story with no words and fill the room with great emotion through dance. A beautiful style of dance that combines both powerful and soft movements.
Dancer must be enrolled in ballet class
Wednesday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Main
Tap
Tap is lively and popular dance style, perfect for those who like to move and make music at the same time. Classes include combinations, routines and fun rhythm exercises designed to develop both technique and musicality. If you like music, you’ll love tap!

*Placement will be determined by the teacher
Wednesday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Main
Lyrical (14+)
Lyrical dance moves are a creative combination of ballet and jazz, meant to showcase the emotional spirit of the music through the body of the dancer. In this class, dancers will learn how to tell a story with no words and fill the room with great emotion through dance. A beautiful style of dance that combines both powerful and soft movements.
Wednesday
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Main
Ballet Elementary A (Lavender)
Ballet Elementary Technique class designed for students age 9+ with some prior ballet experience, or by teachers evaluation. Students will continue to strengthen and refine their technique, built upon learning solid placement and consistent work habits. Class will include a range of barre exercises with emphasis on alignment. Center work will focus on the development of stability and body coordination. Students will continue building clean technical habits and movement clarity in Allegro. Linking and transitional steps as well as diagonals and menège will be further developed and refined. Students will be challenged with increased complexity as they advance and their confidence in using the physical mechanics will gradually build up.
Thursday
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Main
Ballet Elementary B (Lavender)
Elementary Ballet (B) class will target the highly motivated, focused, and skilled 10-13 years old dance students who want to broaden and improve their technique, and performance experience.

Class includes warm-up, complete barre work, center and across the floor combinations for the purpose of developing strength, flexibility, coordination and correct body alignment. Exercises designed to improve accuracy, speed and the ability to link movements will be taught. Great attention will be paid to the area of complex ballet turns, including pirouettes, diagonals and menège.

*Placement determined by teachers
Thursday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Main
Ballet Intermediate (Grey)
Intermediate Ballet class targets the highly motivated, focused, and skilled 11+ years old dance students who want to broaden their technique, and performance experience.

Class includes warm-up, complete barre work, center and across the floor combinations for the purpose of developing strength, flexibility, coordination and correct body alignment. Exercises designed to improve accuracy, speed and the ability to link movements will be taught. Great attention will be paid to the area of complex ballet turns, including pirouettes, diagonals and manège.

*Placement determined by teachers
Thursday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Main
New Pointe Class
Pointe class is the part of classical ballet technique that concerns pointe work, in which a ballet dancer supports all body weight on the tips of fully extended feet. The beginner pointe course goal is to build the great amount of strength you need in your ankles and feet to be able to achieve enough comfort and stability to continue build up more complicated ballet steps. By invitation only!
Thursday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Main
Ballet Advanced (Black)
Advanced Ballet class is reserved for seriously minded students with several years of ballet training, who have successfully mastered the fundamentals and intermediate steps. This is a fast-paced technique class providing necessary physical challenges to improve stamina and to develop–quickly and efficiently–a higher degree of artistry. Significant increase in dedication, self-discipline, and time commitment are expected.

Advanced Ballet students will learn to move in a big way, dancing over the individual steps and musical phrases in a continuous movement. They will work on achieving total stability and great strength. By the end of the year students will be able to deftly maneuver their bodies featuring high jumps and turns that will appear light and effortless. Teaching will focus on polishing up the nuances of complex pirouettes, and on bringing to perfection many more adagios, allegros, and other strong work exercises.

*Placement to be determined by the teacher
Thursday
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Main
Variation/Pointe (Int)
Dancers must be enrolled in Ballet Int class and have had at least 3-4 consecutive years of ballet training. Pointe class can be taken on flat or in pointe shoes at the instructors discretion. Students will utilize previously learned ballet technique while working on more complex elements from the classical ballet variations. Dancers must have instructor approval for this class.
Thursday
7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Main
Junior Ballet/Prep A
Enjoy the excitement and beauty of classical ballet! This class will focus on ballet terminology and technique through the execution of barre work, center, and across the floor exercises. Your child will have a clear understanding of body alignment, movement quality, carriage of upper body, and flexibility. Ages 7-9
Friday
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Main
Ballet/Tap Combo (White)
Primary Ballet includes growth in storytelling, creativity, and musicality while building on the fundamentals of dance. In a playful way we introduce ballet steps such as plié and tendu for the first time, and students can master laterality (right versus left), as well as other elements of spatial awareness. With simple steps together we explore the relationship between music and dance and develop your child’s musicality.
Friday
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Main
Junior Ballet/Prep B
Enjoy the excitement and beauty of classical ballet! This class will focus on ballet terminology and technique through the execution of barre work, center, and across the floor exercises. Your child will have a clear understanding of body alignment, movement quality, carriage of upper body, and flexibility. Ages 9-11
Friday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Main
Junior Ballet C
Enjoy the excitement and beauty of classical ballet! This class will focus on ballet terminology and technique through the execution of barre work, center, and across the floor exercises. Your child will have a clear understanding of body alignment, movement quality, carriage of upper body, and flexibility.
Friday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Main
Littlest Swans (Dance with Me!)
A creative movement class suitable for ages 18-3.5yo. Perfect for the child who still needs a little more time before separating from the parent. This class offers an introduction of valuable skills such as listening, taking turns, standing in line, following directions and sequential order. This class offers an environment for children to developmentally grow, both individually and socially in a dance class setting. Additionally, activities will explore gross motor skill development and rhythm activities. This class is a pre-introduction to dance. It's a great class to build their self-confidence and help transition your children into a dance class on their own.
Saturday
9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Main
Teddy Bear & Me
A creative movement class for ages 3.5- 4yo. This class offers an introduction of valuable skills such as listening, taking turns, standing in line, following directions and sequential order. This class offers an environment for children to developmentally grow, both individually and socially in a dance class setting. Additionally, activities will explore gross motor skill development and rhythm activities. It's a great class to build their self-confidence and help transition your children into a dance class on their own.
Saturday
9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Main
Ballet/Tap 1B (White)
Primary Ballet includes growth in storytelling, creativity, and musicality while building on the fundamentals of dance. In a playful way we introduce ballet steps such as plié and tendu for the first time, and students can master laterality (right versus left), as well as other elements of spatial awareness. With simple tap steps together we explore the relationship between music and dance and develop your child’s musicality. Introduction to the simplest Tap steps are included in this curriculum.
Saturday
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Main