The Oaks Conservatory
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Academy for the Creative and Performing Arts

The Academy for the Creative and Performing Arts exists to provide the connection between working Christian artists and the next generation. Many creatives have a passion for passing on their creative skills to the next generation. The Oaks Conservatory operates The Academy to facilitate the pressing of creative knowledge into the future.

 

Ballet Classes

Ballet Classes

Primary Ballet (grades K-2) Tuesdays 3-4pm (9/17/19 thru 6/9/20)

Instructor: Mrs. Ingrid LaVoie

Class participants (with or without dance background) will enjoy a playful approach to dance exploration and the basics of ballet. Building on the main positions and postures of Ballet, students will progress to more advanced exercises at the barre and on the floor with an emphasis on the sheer joy of moving to music. Through the use of creative and lively dance exercises and dance stories, students will grow in their coordination and strength, as well as their understanding of posture, alignment, musicality, and grace. Dance is a gift from God, and we will explore what it means to delight in this good gift and to joyfully glorify our Creator. (Ballet shoes and dance wear required - see below)

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Ballet I (grades 3-6) Tuesdays 4:15-5:15pm (9/17/19 thru 6/9/20)

Instructor: Mrs. Ingrid LaVoie

Students (with or without dance background) will receive an overview of ballet basics and progress quickly to more complex techniques and exercises at the barre and in center floor, adding rhythm and character steps for enjoyment and creative expression. Emphasis will be placed on form, posture, alignment, musicality, strength and grace – all intended to instill a deep appreciation for dance in general and ballet especially. As the year progresses, students will apply their technique by learning short choreographies and dance stories, exploring the joy of dancing in a group. As dance belongs to God, we will explore what it means to glorify and enjoy our good Creator through dance. (Ballet shoes and dance wear required - see below)

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Ballet Attire Info: Leotards and tights for the female dancer (black and pink - any combination - are traditional but not necessary). Boys may wear athletic wear that does not hide the lines (shape) of the body. Ballet shoes are required. Hair must be secured away from the face and up off the neck. No dangling jewelry.

Tap and Jazz Classes

Tap and Jazz Classes

Tap I (grades 3-6) Wednesdays 3-4pm (9/25/19 thru 10/30/19)

Instructor: Mrs. Heidy Cartwright

This class will focus on improving tap basics, time-steps, turns, and increase speed in footwork. We will be working at the barre and across the floor for correct technique and balance. During class we will be working on rhythm and staying with the music. 1+ year/s of tap recommended. (Tap shoes required - see below for attire. If you are younger than the recommended age you can audition for the class. Please contact Heidy Cartwright - 509-590-0067)

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Jazz Dance (grades 3-6) Wednesdays 4:15-5:15pm (9/25/19 thru 10/30/19)

Instructor: Mrs. Heidy Cartwright

Students will be taught beginning jazz basics that will consist of basic jazz steps, jumps, and turns. Floor warm ups will focus on correct technique, balance, flexibility, and strength. Jazz dance techniques are a basic in musical theatre productions, and students will grow in their understanding of musical theatre choreography while taking this course. (Jazz shoes required - see below for attire.)

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Tap I-2 (grades 7-12) Thursdays 3-4pm (9/26/19 thru 10/31/19)

Instructor: Mrs. Heidy Cartwright

This class will focus on improving tap basics, time-steps, turns, and increase speed in footwork. We will be working at the barre and across the floor for correct technique and balance. During class we will be working on rhythm and staying with the music. This class is for students who have had at least a full year+ of tap. (Tap shoes required - see below for attire. If you feel that you can keep up with the class but do not meet the pre-requisite, please contact Mrs. Heidy Cartwright for an audition - 590-590-0067)

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Jazz Dance (grades 7-12) Thursdays 4:15-5:15pm (9/26/19 thru 10/31/19)

Instructor: Mrs. Heidy Cartwright

Students will be taught beginning jazz basics that will consist of basic jazz steps, jumps, and turns Floor warm ups will focus on correct technique, balance, flexibility, and strength. Jazz dance techniques are a basic in musical theatre productions, and students will grow in their understanding of musical theatre choreography while taking this course. (Jazz shoes required - see below for attire)

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Tap/Jazz Attire Info: Tap/Jazz students may wear comfortable dance/athletic wear that is modest and not a distraction to proper tap form. Spandex type pants may be worn, but students will need wear long shirts that cover their backside for modesty reasons. Tap and/or Jazz shoes are required.

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Ballroom Basics Class

Ballroom Basics Class

Ballroom Basics (ages 12-adult: PARENTS WELCOME!)

Fridays 3-4pm (9/27/19 thru 11/1/19)

Instructor: Mrs. Ingrid LaVoie

This class builds a foundation for partner dancing with a focus on the foundational techniques of frame, posture, alignment, and lead & follow principles that ensure dancing is a smooth and harmonious experience for both partners. Students will learn the basic techniques and patterns of one of the three classic ballroom dances: waltz, foxtrot, and tango in a fun, positive, and relaxed setting that will build confidence and uphold respect and harmony pleasing to God. Fathers and mothers are welcome to join us! (See below for dance attire)

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Ballroom Clothing Info: Ballroom students should wear comfortable and modest dance/athletic wear appropriate for the class. Ladies should wear a mid-length skirt that flows and men may wear comfortable pants. Character/ballroom shoes are required for ladies and men may wear dress shoes or ballroom shoes.