Flat River Dance Company
4:15-6:15 Ballet III & Pre Pointe/Beginner Pointe (Ages 10-13)
6:15-8:45 Ballet V & Advanced Pointe (Ages 14-18)
4:15-5:15 Ballet I (Ages 6-8)
5:15-6:15 Ballet II (Ages 7-11)
6:15-8:45 Ballet IV & Intermediate Pointe (Ages 11-15)
4:00-5:30 Ballet V & Variations (Ages 12-17)
5:30-7:00 Contemporary IV (Ages 11-14)
7:00-8:30 Contemporary V (Ages 14-18)
4:00-4:30 Pre Ballet I (Ages 3-4)
4:30-5:15 Pre Ballet II (Ages 4-5)
5:15-6:00 Pre Ballet III (Ages 5-6)
6:00-6:45 Jazz I (Ages 6-10)
6:45-7:30 Hip Hop I (Ages 6-12)
7:30-8:30 Jazz II (Ages 11-18) 8:30-9:15 Hip Hop II (Ages 13-18)
4:00-5:30 Ballet III/IV/V* Technique Only
5:30-6:30 Partnering Class
*Private lessons are offered to a Senior in High School ONLY. They must be enrolled in at least one technique class during the regular school year. The class length for the private lesson is 30 minutes.
*Ballet V & Variations Class is available to students currently enrolled in a Ballet IV or V. This is a class designed for our advanced students to learn classical and neo classical variations (solos, duets, trios and a group pieces) that will be performed at the end of each semester.
*Ballet III/IV/V Technique Only Class is offered on Fridays as an additional technique class. It will be a full one and a half hour class that will be dedicated to improve technique, flexibility, and to introduce new steps. If a student is currently enrolled in Ballet II, III, Ballet IV, Jazz II, Contemporary IV or Contemporary V they may take this class in addition to the others. Select students may take this class en pointe.
*Hip Hop Class is offered on Thursday as an additional class. It will be a forty five minute class that will be dedicated to learning improv, coordination, and to introduce the newest style of hip hop. A student must be currently enrolled in Pre Ballet, Ballet, Contemporary or Jazz Technique in order to be enrolled in the Hip Hop Class.
*Partnering class that is invitation only for students in Ballet III, IV, & V For students to get the most out of partnering class, they must be prepared for the challenge both physically and mentally. In addition to sufficient physical strength, all students should have should have solid technique and comprehensive knowledge of dance vocabulary before they start.
For girls, partnering requires a high level of proficiency acquired only through training on pointe. In addition to strong feet and backs, they need good, solid balance and the ability to stay on their leg before adding a partner. For boys, upper body strength and confidence to lead and lift fellow dancers are essential. Most male dancers younger than 14 years old may lack sufficient back strength, but could develop the skills needed to execute complex lift when the eventually mature. All students must also be mature enough to accept responsibility for another body onstage. Begin early to familiarize dancers with the physical sensations of accommodation and complementing a partner.
Once your student begins partnering training, you will begin to notice an overall improvement in the quality of their dancing. You'll see increased strength, flexibility and coordination. For girls, partnering will augment balance, as well as back strength and pointe work. Dancers' body awareness and timing becomes precise, and their ability to blend and dance in a group improves, too. In ballet, partnering is particularly studied by male dancers, they must develop the strength to gracefully and confidently lift, catch and carry a female partner. On the other hand, female principals will spend more time on developing the strength of their feet, ankles, legs, and abdominal muscles for pointe work.