2021-22 Dance Season

Name
Days
Location
Combination Level I - Ballet & Tap
This 45 minute class combines instruction in ballet and tap. It is the entry level technical class where students learn essential terminology, basic ballet and tap barre movement, as well as across-floor and center floor instruction in both genres. Typically suitable for dancers ages 3 - 8.
Monday
4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Studio A
Pleasant Valley Marketplace
Technical Level I - Ballet
A 60 minute class of ballet technique for preteen and teenage students with dance or dance-related experience. As with all DAUI technical level classes, students will receive solid instruction in terminology, barre, across-the-floor, and center floor movement. Technical Level classes also emphasize stage presence, flexibility and movement necessary to transition to the more advanced levels/styles of dance and/or the competition team. Students at this level who show discipline, dedication, technique, and interest may be invited to participate in lyrical/contemporary, Pre-Pointe, and/or Company. NOTE: Participation in lyrical/contemporary and/or Pre-Pointe is contingent upon suitable background as well as current enrollment in ballet, in additional to demonstration of the technique needed to meet with success. Placement in these two classes, as well as Company, are at the discretion of the director.
Monday
5:15 PM to 6:15 PM
Studio A
Pleasant Valley Marketplace
Pre-Pointe/Pointe I
Pre-Pointe classes in preparation for promotion to Pointe for eligible students in Comb III, Teen Level, or Tech Level I ballet. Class is 30 minutes each week, for preteen and teenage students with a minimum of two years ballet experience. As with all DAUI technical level classes, students will receive solid instruction in terminology, barre, across-the-floor, and center floor movement. NOTE: Participation in Pre-Pointe is contingent upon prior training as well as current enrollment in ballet, in additional to demonstration of the technique needed to meet with success. Students take class in soft-shoe (ballet slippers) and typically do not move to Pointe shoes until completing a minimum of one year at the Pre-Pointe level. Placement in this class is at the discretion of the director; dancers who have already participated in this class at DAUI do not need prior authorization. EXCEPTION: Boys may take this class to work on ballet technique as well as Pas De Deux partnering for recital combinations and competitive routines.
Monday
6:15 PM to 6:45 PM
Studio A
Pleasant Valley Marketplace
Technical Level II/III - Ballet
Classes in ballet, 60 minutes each week, for preteen and teenage students with considerable dance experience. As with all DAUI technical level classes, students will receive solid instruction in terminology, barre, across-the-floor, and center floor movement. Technical Level III classes also emphasize stage presence, flexibility, turns, and movement necessary to participate in the more advanced levels/styles of dance and/or the competition team. Students at this level who show discipline, dedication, technique, and interest may be invited to participate in lyrical/contemporary, Pre-Pointe, Pointe, and/or Company. NOTE: Participation in lyrical/contemporary, Pre-Pointe, and/or Pointe is contingent upon prior training as well as current enrollment in ballet, in additional to demonstration of the technique needed to meet with success. Placement in these classes, as well as Company, are at the discretion of the director.
Monday
6:45 PM to 8:00 PM
Studio A
Pleasant Valley Marketplace
Technical Level II - Pointe
Classes in Pointe, 60 minutes each week, for preteen and teenage students with considerable ballet experience. As with all DAUI technical level classes, students will receive solid instruction in terminology, barre, across-the-floor, and center floor movement. NOTE: Participation in Pre-Pointe, and/or Pointe is contingent upon prior training as well as current enrollment in ballet, in additional to demonstration of the technique needed to meet with success. Placement in these classes are at the discretion of the director; dancers who have already participated in this class at DAUI do not need prior authorization. EXCEPTION: Boys may take this class to work on ballet technique as well as Pas De Deux partnering for recital combinations and competitive routines.
Monday
8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Studio A
Pleasant Valley Marketplace
Combination Level III - B/T/J
An hour and a half of solid instruction in ballet, tap, and jazz, including terminology, barre, across-the-floor, and center floor movement. The additional half-hour of jazz is only for CIII students that demonstrate the coordination and focus needed to complete 90 minutes of instruction. Suitable for dancers ages 7-13+ with prior dance or dance-related experience AND Teens with limited or no dance experience. DO NOT SELECT THIS CLASS OPTION IF YOU ONLY WANT YOUR CIII DANCER TO TAKE BALLET & TAP or HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT HE/SHE IS NOT YET READY FOR JAZZ; select the Combination III - Ballet & Tap ONLY class instead.
Tuesday
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Studio A
Pleasant Valley Marketplace
Combination Level III - Ballet & Tap ONLY
One hour of solid instruction in ballet and tap, including terminology, barre, across-the-floor, and center floor movement. CIII students make take this Ballet/Tap ONLY option OR select the recommended CIII class which includes 30 minutes of jazz instruction for dancers that demonstrate the coordination and focus needed to complete 90 minutes of instruction. Suitable for dancers ages 7-13+ with prior dance or dance-related experience. DO NOT SELECT THIS CLASS OPTION IF YOU WANT YOUR CIII DANCER TO ALSO TAKE JAZZ; select Combination III - B/T/J.
Tuesday
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Studio A
Pleasant Valley Marketplace
Technical Level I - Lyrical/Contemporary
Classes in lyrical/contemporary, 45 minutes each week, for preteen and teenage students with considerable ballet experience. As with all DAUI technical level classes, students will receive solid instruction in terminology, barre, across-the-floor, and center floor movement. NOTE: Participation in lyrical/contemporary is contingent upon prior training as well as current enrollment in ballet, in additional to demonstration of the technique needed to meet with success. Placement in this class is at the discretion of the director; dancers who have already participated in this class at DAUI do not need prior authorization.
Tuesday
6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Studio A
Pleasant Valley Marketplace
Technical Level I - Tap
A 45 minute class of tap for preteen and teenage students with dance or dance-related experience. As with all DAUI technical level classes, students will receive solid instruction in terminology, across-the-floor, and center floor movement. Technical Level I & Teen Level tap classes also emphasize stage presence, musicality, shading, and movement necessary to transition to the more advanced levels of tap dance. Students at this level who show discipline, dedication, technique, and interest may be invited to participate in the studio dance company. Placement in the dance Company is at the discretion of the director.
Tuesday
6:45 PM to 7:30 PM
Studio A
Pleasant Valley Marketplace
Adult Dance - Session I
Adult dance class, offered as an eight week session (10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/02, 11/09, 11/16, 11/30, 12/07) if there are enough interested parents/adults. Session I will incorporate exercise, ballet, tap, and jazz dance in addition to Zumba/aerobic-style movement and Barre. There is no obligation to perform in the recital or competition if you attend this session, but this is a consideration if there are enough interested participants who attend a minimum of three adult dance sessions and are willing to extend payment and attendance through our June recital date.

NOTE: There is no class the week of Thanksgiving
Tuesday
8:15 PM to 9:00 PM
Studio A
Pleasant Valley Marketplace
Combination II - B/T/J
An hour and a half of solid instruction in ballet, tap, and jazz, including terminology, barre, across-the-floor, and center floor movement. The additional half-hour of jazz is only for CII students that demonstrate the coordination and focus needed to complete 90 minutes of instruction. Suitable for dancers ages 5-9+ with prior dance or dance-related experience. DO NOT SELECT THIS CLASS OPTION IF YOU ONLY WANT YOUR CII DANCER TO TAKE BALLET & TAP or HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT HE/SHE IS NOT YET READY FOR JAZZ; select the Combination II - Ballet & Tap ONLY class instead.
Wednesday
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Studio A
Pleasant Valley Marketplace
Combination Level II- Ballet & Tap ONLY
One hour of solid instruction in ballet and tap, including terminology, barre, across-the-floor, and center floor movement. CII students make take this Ballet/Tap ONLY option OR select the standard CII class which includes 30 minutes of jazz instruction for dancers that demonstrate the coordination and focus needed to complete 90 minutes of instruction. Suitable for dancers ages 5-9+ with prior dance or dance-related experience. DO NOT SELECT THIS CLASS OPTION IF YOU WANT YOUR CII DANCER TO ALSO TAKE JAZZ; select Combination II - B/T/J.
Wednesday
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Studio A
Pleasant Valley Marketplace
Technical Level II/III - Lyrical/Contemporary
Classes in lyrical/contemporary, 60 minutes each week, for preteen and teenage students with considerable ballet experience. As with all DAUI technical level classes, students will receive solid instruction in terminology, barre, across-the-floor, and center floor movement. NOTE: Participation in lyrical/contemporary is contingent upon prior training as well as current enrollment in ballet, in additional to demonstration of the technique needed to meet with success. Placement in this class is at the discretion of the director; dancers who have already participated in this class at DAUI do not need prior authorization.
Wednesday
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Studio A
Pleasant Valley Marketplace
Technical Level II/III - Jazz
Classes in jazz, 60 minutes each week, for preteen and teenage students with considerable dance experience. As with all DAUI technical level classes, students will receive solid instruction in terminology, barre, across-the-floor, and center floor movement. Technical Level III tap classes also emphasize stage presence, timing, rhythm, turns, and movement necessary to learn and execute the many variations in jazz (i.e., Classical, Broadway, Contemporary, Hip Hop Fusion, etc.).
Wednesday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Studio A
Pleasant Valley Marketplace
Technical Level II/III - Tap
Classes in tap, 60 minutes each week, for preteen and teenage students with considerable dance experience. As with all DAUI technical level classes, students will receive solid instruction in terminology, barre, across-the-floor, and center floor movement. Technical Level III tap classes also emphasize stage presence, timing, rhythm, syncopation, articulation, turns, and movement necessary to learn and execute the many variations in tap dance styles.
Wednesday
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Studio A
Pleasant Valley Marketplace
Technical Level I/II/III - Technique Class
Weekly (or Bi-weekly if necessary) technique sessions emphasizing flexibility, turns, leaps, jumps, stage presence, and conditioning as related to all genres of dance, for 75 minutes each, for preteen and teenage students with considerable dance experience. As with all DAUI technical level classes, students will receive solid instruction in terminology, barre, across-the-floor, and center floor movement. Technical classes specifically emphasize stage presence, flexibility, turns, and movement necessary to transition to the more advanced levels/styles of dance and/or the competition team. NOTE: Placement in this class is at the discretion of the director, unless your dancer is in Tech Level II or III AND is a DASL Company member.
Thursday
3:30 PM to 4:45 PM
Studio A
Pleasant Valley Marketplace
Alumni DASL Dance Company
Classes incorporating conditioning, technique, and choreography for civic and competitive dance opportunities. Dancers at the novice, apprentice and full-company level are selected after participating in a parent meeting and student audition held in late September or early October. Those selected will participate for a minimum of one hour on three Saturday's a month. Those who are competition-ready will rehearse for an extended time frame on Saturday's dependent upon how many routines the dancer is selected to participate in or understudy. Details are provided at the parent meeting and are included in the company contract. Placement in the dance company is at the discretion of the director; dancers who have already participated do not need prior authorization. NOTE: Friday's will be avoided whenever possible and are typically used for solos, duets, trios, or Novice level routines. Friday's are also used for competition run-thrus when we must compete early on Saturday.
Sa 9:00 AM-4:30 PM
Studio A
Pleasant Valley Marketplace
DASL Dance Company
Classes incorporating conditioning, technique, and choreography for civic and competitive dance opportunities. Dancers at the novice, apprentice and full-company level are selected after participating in a parent meeting and student audition held in late September or early October. Those selected will participate for a minimum of one hour on three Saturday's a month. Those who are competition-ready will rehearse for an extended time frame on Saturday's dependent upon how many routines the dancer is selected to participate in or understudy. Details are provided at the parent meeting and are included in the company contract. Placement in the dance company is at the discretion of the director; dancers who have already participated do not need prior authorization. NOTE: Friday's will be avoided whenever possible and are typically used for solos, duets, trios, or Novice level routines. Friday's are also used for competition run-thrus when we must compete early on Saturday.
F 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
Sa 9:00 AM-4:30 PM
Studio A
Pleasant Valley Marketplace


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