DAUI is CLOSED for the week of Thanksgiving for all classes and dance company rehearsals. Classes typically resume on the Monday following the holiday. The studio is also closed for Christmas and Spring Break weeks in accordance with the VBCPS closing calendar.

2024-25 Dance Season

Name
Days
Location
Combination Level II - Ballet & Tap
An hour of solid instruction in ballet and tap, including terminology, barre, across-the-floor, and center floor movement. Suitable for dancers ages 5-10+ with prior dance or dance-related experience. Jazz may be added at this level once students demonstrate the attention-span, technique, discipline and interest in taking an additional style of dance. This would then make this a 90-minute class, with applicable fees. Students at this level may be considered for Pre-Company with teacher approval.
Monday
4:30 PM to 5:30 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.
Monday
5:30 PM to 7:30 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.
Monday
5:30 PM to 6:50 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
7:30 PM to 8:30 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.
Monday
8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Studio A
Pleasant Valley Marketplace
Technical Level I - B/T/J
Three 45-minute classes of ballet, tap, and jazz 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.
Tuesday
5:00 PM to 7:15 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
7:15 PM to 8:00 PM
Studio A
Pleasant Valley Marketplace
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.
Wednesday
5:00 PM to 5:45 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
5:45 PM to 6:45 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
6:45 PM to 7:45 PM
Studio A
Pleasant Valley Marketplace
Pre-Company: Petite & Novice Levels
This 60 minute class combines instruction in ballet, tap and jazz movement. It is a pre-competitive level class where students learn essential terminology, basic ballet and tap barre movement, and across-floor and center floor instruction in ballet, tap, and jazz. In addition, students who are selected for this class work on style, confidence, stage presence and choreography that will prepare each dancer to eventually compete locally. This mid-level class is for CII and CIII dancers with experience who want to fit in additional weekly dance instruction. Typically suitable for enthusiastic and dedicated dancers ages 6 - 9 with placement approval by the director. NOTE: This class will meet THREE TIMES PER MONTH. Class will not be held on holiday weekends; on months where there is no holiday, the day off will be noted on the calendar in advance. This class is ideal for students with a STRONG attention span and students who would like to fit in an additional day of dance each week. This is an ideal opportunity for dancers who are interested in eventually becoming members of our studio's competition team. Students are expected to take this class in addition to a weekday CII or CIII class. THIS IS A SUPPLEMENTAL CLASS AND SHOULD BE TAKEN IN CONJUNCTION WITH A WEEKDAY CII OR CIII CLASS. In order to take this class without the prerequisite class, you must receive approval from Miss Sonya. NOTE: Students who have completed for two or more seasons are not required to take this class but may opt to participate to fit in additional dance time.
Saturday
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
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, with most Intermediate/Senior choreography taking place in Thursday's following the Technique class. Dancers who are competition-ready will rehearse for 1 - 4+ hours dependent upon age, focus, discipline and 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. $15.00 of your monthly fee will be used towards entry fees and/or costumes for competition. NOTE: Friday rehearsals are a possibility but will be avoided whenever possible and are typically used for solos, duets, trios, or Novice level routines. Fridays are also used for competition run-thrus when we must compete early on Saturday. LEVELS: Petite - Junior - Intermediate - Senior
Sa 9:00 AM-4:30 PM
Studio A
Pleasant Valley Marketplace