2020/21 Classes

Name
Days
Location
NCRD Bitsy Ballet
This 30 mins creative movement dance class teaches young dancers basic ballet movement in a fun atmosphere while developing motor skills. This is often the first structured class many children will take. Our instructor creates a positive environment while helping students understand the importance of proper behavior in class, as we recognize proper behavior and positive attitudes are important life skills and encourage them in all classes.
*Children are required to be potty-trained prior to enrollment of this class.
*We ask that parents remain in our lobby during class time (viewing window available). If we feel a parent will help a student transition easier, we may invite them in to observe. Allowing dancers to attend class by themselves builds confidence and gives the student the opportunity to fully focus on the instructor.

Next level: NCRD Beg Ballet/Jazz
Thursday
3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Nehalem location (NCRD)
NCRD Beg Ballet & Jazz
Covering the exciting elements of ballet technique, this class is designed to teach students an appreciation of dance by incorporating proper technique and etiquette. The class advances into jazz, where the students learn basic jazz skills all while listening to upbeat music. OCDC faculty incorporates a lot of excitement to make this a fun class – students have so much fun, they forget that they are working!

Previous level: Bitsy Ballet
Next level: NCRD Int Ballet/Jazz
Thursday
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Nehalem location (NCRD)
NCRD Int Ballet & Jazz
This class works to advance the foundations of ballet and jazz technique that students learned in the Beg Ballet/Jazz class.

Previous level: NCRD Beg Ballet/Jazz
Thursday
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Nehalem location (NCRD)
NCRD Basic Tumbling
An introductory class to Tumbling, students will learn the foundational technique of Tumbling skills including headstands, forward rolls, bridges, and handstands, while working on strength and flexibility.
Thursday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Nehalem location (NCRD)
Bitsy Ballet (3:00 Mon)
This 30 mins creative movement dance class teaches young dancers basic ballet movement in a fun atmosphere while developing motor skills. This is often the first structured class many children will take. Our instructor creates a positive environment while helping students understand the importance of proper behavior in class, as we recognize proper behavior and positive attitudes are important life skills and encourage them in all classes.
*Children are required to be potty-trained prior to enrollment of this class.
*We ask that parents remain in our lobby during class time (viewing window available). If we feel a parent will help a student transition easier, we may invite them in to observe. Allowing dancers to attend class by themselves builds confidence and gives the student the opportunity to fully focus on the instructor.

Next level: Pre Ballet
Monday
3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Tillamook location
Bitsy Ballet (3:30 Mon)
This 30 mins creative movement dance class teaches young dancers basic ballet movement in a fun atmosphere while developing motor skills. This is often the first structured class many children will take. Our instructor creates a positive environment while helping students understand the importance of proper behavior in class, as we recognize proper behavior and positive attitudes are important life skills and encourage them in all classes.
*Children are required to be potty-trained prior to enrollment of this class.
*We ask that parents remain in our lobby during class time (viewing window available). If we feel a parent will help a student transition easier, we may invite them in to observe. Allowing dancers to attend class by themselves builds confidence and gives the student the opportunity to fully focus on the instructor.

Next level: Pre Ballet
Monday
3:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Tillamook location
Bitsy Tap
This 30 minute class includes a combination of Tap and Creative Movement. Bitsy Tap prepares children for Beginning Tap, focusing on basic motor skills and basic tap movements. Young dancers love learning how to make "music" with their feet/shoes in this class!
*Children are required to be potty-trained prior to enrollment of this class.
*We ask that parents remain in our lobby during class time (viewing window available). If we feel a parent will help a student transition easier, we may invite them in to observe.

Next level: Beg Tap
Monday
4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Tillamook location
Ballet II
Basic principles taught in previous levels are included to begin advanced training of our dancers. Classes become more difficult, more is expected from the students, and proper technique and training becomes the central focus.

Previous level: Ballet I
Next level: Ballet III
Monday
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Tillamook location
Contemporary (6-wk session)
Monday
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Tillamook location
Ballet IV
Ballet IV is for the intermediate advanced dancer and provides final preparation before entering into the Technique level, and ultimately the Pre-Pointe level. Proper ballet terms are spoken and taught on a regular basis, and understanding of these terms in class is expected. Students are expected to be respectful and focused in class. Proper technique must be achieved before advancing into the next levels of dance and students may remain in this class for 3+ years.

Previous level: Ballet III
Next level: Technique
Monday
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Tillamook location
Hip Hop I (age 6-8)
Basic Hip Hop moves are incorporated with Jazz moves to create a clean, fun Hip Hop class for kids. Students may be asked to work on their own choreography that may be incorporated into performances. Students in these classes will perform at our annual Nutcracker and recital shows.
Monday
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Tillamook location
Advanced Jazz
Monday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Tillamook location
Irish Step Dance (8-12 yo)
Monday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Tillamook location
Toddler Tumbling (Tues)
A basic tumbling class that works on fine and gross motor skills, as well as balance, coordination, and flexibility for students ages 2-5.
Tuesday
2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Tillamook location
Basic Tumbling (Tues)
An introductory class to Tumbling, students will learn the foundational technique of Tumbling skills including headstands, forward rolls, bridges, and handstands, while working on strength and flexibility.
Tuesday
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Tillamook location
Beginning Jazz
Tuesday
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Tillamook location
Ballet III
Ballet III is for the beginning intermediate dancer. Proper ballet terms are spoken and taught on a regular basis, and understanding of these terms in class is expected. Proper technique must be achieved before advancing onto the next levels of dance and students may remain in this class for up to three years. Ballet III is critical for young dancers because it is often where students determine their future direction in dance, whether it be ballet or other forms of dance.

Previous level: Ballet II
Next level: Ballet IV
Tuesday
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Tillamook location
Pre Ballet
In Pre Ballet students get their first taste of the ballet basics. This class is critical for young dancers as it establishes the ground work for proper technique in future classes. Students will learn the basic ballet steps and positions, as well as partnering and working as a team. Creative movement is also included for dexterity and fine motor skills which make the class even more fun for these aspiring ballerinas and young dancers!

Previous level: Bitsy Ballet
Next level: Beg Ballet
Tuesday
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Tillamook location
Tumbling IA/II
Students should have successfully completed Tumbling IA prior to enrolling in Tumbling II.
This class for older students focuses on more advanced tumbling skills such as valdez, front walkovers, handsprings, aerial, etc.

Prerequisites:
Handstand (3 secs)
Roundoff with a high rebound
Back walkover
Dive cartwheel

Tuesday
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Tillamook location
Intermediate Jazz
Tuesday
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Tillamook location
Technique
Technique is for the advanced dancer, students must have passed Ballet IV to take this class. This class consists of two groups - the younger and beginning advanced dancer, and the older and therefore more advanced dancer. In these classes we train our students for whatever their future endeavor in dance may be. For some of our students it may be professional careers, college dance groups, or continued recreational dance throughout their adult life. Whatever the goal, these most advanced and challenging classes are the cornerstone of any dancer’s life.

Previous level: Ballet IV
Next level: PrePointe (invitation by instructor only)
Tuesday
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Tillamook location
Pointe
This class is by invitation only. Students in this class must be enrolled in Ballet IV and Technique.
Tuesday
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Tillamook location
Beginning Ballet
Beginning Ballet is a dancer’s first look at how a ballet class is instructed. Basic stretching techniques for dancers are introduced in this class and implemented into the class curriculum. Time is spent one on one developing basic ballet moves learned in Pre Ballet as students dance in the center and across the floor. Class is finished with a combination or rehearsal for an upcoming performance.

Previous level: Pre Ballet
Next level: Ballet I
Wednesday
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Tillamook location
Tap I
Wednesday
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Tillamook location
Ballet I
In addition to building upon skills learned in Beginning Ballet, complicated moves and techniques are added throughout this level. A major change in the young dancer’s ability can be recognized at the end of these years as students begin working on advanced movements and technique become more refined.

Previous level: Beginning Ballet
Next level: Ballet II
Wednesday
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Tillamook location
Tap II
Wednesday
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Tillamook location
Adult Ballet
Students in this class will be introduced to the Ballet basics, including stretching and balance. This class will also work on advancing the basics of Ballet technique, while working on flexibility and balance. A great way to exercise while having fun!

Students in this class are invited to perform in our annual Nutcracker and June recital performances, among others.

~ Dancing has been proven to increase cognitive acuity, energy, and serotonin, in all ages. Dancing also reduces stress and depression, while increasing mental capacity by exercising our cognitive processes. ~
Wednesday
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Tillamook location
Musical Theater
This class provides an introduction to basic skills in acting, singing, and dancing. This is a great performance-oriented class with consistent attendance required, in addition to learning lyrics and reviewing choreography at home, if necessary.
No previous training or experience is required.
Wednesday
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Tillamook location
Adult Int Tap
Wednesday
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Tillamook location
Tap V
Thursday
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Tillamook location
Adult Jazz
Thursday
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Tillamook location
Hip Hop II
This class incorporates more advanced Hip Hop moves in the same clean, fun, atmosphere as our Hip Hop I class. The instructor ensures that the class is working on current trends in Hip Hop. Upbeat and fun, this is a great class with lots of energy.
Thursday
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Tillamook location
Hula (age 12+)
Thursday
6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Tillamook location
Beginning Tap
This class time is spent learning basic tap technique. Creative movement games focused on motor skills and rhythm make this class fun and an exciting learning atmosphere for children.

Previous level: Bitsy Tap
Next level: Tap I/II
Friday
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Tillamook location
Basic Tumbling (Fri)
An introductory class to Tumbling, students will learn the foundational technique of Tumbling skills including headstands, forward rolls, bridges, and handstands, while working on strength and flexibility.
Friday
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Tillamook location
Hip Hop IA (age 9-12)
Basic Hip Hop moves are incorporated with Jazz moves to create a clean, fun Hip Hop class for kids. Students may be asked to work on their own choreography that may be incorporated into performances. Students in these classes will perform at our annual Nutcracker and recital shows.
Friday
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Tillamook location
Tumbling I
Students should have successfully completed Basic Tumbling prior to enrolling in Tumbling I.
This class will continue to work on strength and flexibility, while working to advance their tumbling skills. Bridge kickovers, handstands, cartwheels and roundoffs are all a focus of this class.

Prerequisites:
Headstand hold (10 secs)
Bridge leg hold (10 secs)
Bridge waving (10 secs)
Forward Roll
Understanding of cartwheel
Strong wall handstand
Friday
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Tillamook location
Toddler Tumbling (9:30 Sat)
Saturday
9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Tillamook location
Bitsy Ballet (Saturday)
This 30 mins creative movement dance class teaches young dancers basic ballet movement in a fun atmosphere while developing motor skills. This is often the first structured class many children will take. Our instructor creates a positive environment while helping students understand the importance of proper behavior in class, as we recognize proper behavior and positive attitudes are important life skills and encourage them in all classes.
*Children are required to be potty-trained prior to enrollment of this class.
*We ask that parents remain in our lobby during class time (viewing window available). If we feel a parent will help a student transition easier, we may invite them in to observe. Allowing dancers to attend class by themselves builds confidence and gives the student the opportunity to fully focus on the instructor.

Next level: Pre Ballet
Saturday
10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
Tillamook location
Toddler Tumbling (10:45 Sat)
Saturday
10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Tillamook location
Toddler Tumbling (11:30 Sat)
Saturday
11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Tillamook location


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